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  1. LrudyD

    Definite NEWBIE!

    Hi all! Until recently I really had no reason to look for forums like this, because I had no vintage vehicle, but mainly because it would just make me extremely jealous of all you who have some amazing oldies! When I was a teenager I had a 1973 Dodge Dart Sport - my most fun car ever! My dad taught me how to make my own repairs, so I learned quite a bit. One evening back then, my cousin took my car for a joyride (without asking) and totaled it! Since then, I’ve always wanted to do a restoration. Well, finally after all these years, I had a 1948 Chrysler Windsor dropped in my lap - well, my
    13 points
  2. Most often I’m just a lurker but I do try to read some posts. I recently retired and one of the big perks is being able to drive my ‘50 almost every day this summer.
    8 points
  3. I have a 39 desoto with Bia's ply tires yes they will wander especially on a road that has been milled for repaving. Also you willhave to remember that when these cars were made the steering was built differently than todays cars. In the 30-60's the roads all had a high berm to them in this I mean that the center of the road was higher than the side so it look as if the road way had a curve built into it so the road way was higher at the centerline and rolled to the right to the curb. So with this in play the cars had to have play in the steeringbox to compensate for these berms so the whee
    7 points
  4. Nick,please allow me an observation. You are going to do well in this world. The attention to detail you have shown while working on this car,your obvious strong desire to "do it right or not do it",and most of all,your patience speak highly of both your upbringing,and your own character. You are NOT the typical teenager I see. BTW,make sure at one point soon you thank your parents for raising you right from the start. Most of the parents I see today are too busy focusing on themselves to be bothered with the needs and wants of their children. What and who you have became up t
    7 points
  5. I had to evacuate my vehicles down to a friend's house due to the fires near my house. Fortunately, after a week, the fire has been contained enough to where we and my junk can return home
    7 points
  6. I had the old Dodge out for an enjoyable drive this morning. I enjoy living in an area where I don't have to deal with city traffic..🙂
    7 points
  7. Last night I participated in an organized rolling car tour. We raised $1200 for Multiple Sclerosis. Was a good run. 125 cars participated. At one stop we all drove right through a repair shop. Anyone that could, peeled their tires inside the shop. I did not. Lol. A nice warm evening. Cops showed up to monitor behavior at the wrap up gathering. They were cool as they just observed and made their presence known. Gatherings are frowned upon due to covid. Several cars could have been required to be towed away For various infractions. But all turned out well. My
    7 points
  8. Even though my car isn't drivable right now due to my trying to upgrade the ignition and instead needing to fix more broken parts, I still wanted to share a picture of her after seeing everyone else's beautiful cars. I've been taking the time instead to work on buffing out the old faded paint, and after spending a couple of days on just the front end I've got it to a pretty decent shine.
    7 points
  9. Well I got both of my cars up to my work to get a little clean and take some photos... here are a few.
    7 points
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  11. 49 chrysler royal. Bought it at auction last October. It was painted in 1984 and put away for 35 years. Started but brake pedal went to floor. Replaced master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brakes lines etc. Also new champion radiator with new rubber everything. Plugs, spark plug wires, all new fluids etc. Finally got all my electrical issues figured out. Headlights, turn signals, brake lights now all work as they should. Got tags and insurance 4 weeks ago and have already put a few hundred miles on it. More this upcoming weekend. Only issues were running out of gas my first time out due to a gas
    6 points
  12. A fabulous evening cruise with my wife and the dog tonight. The best weather as the nights are slightly cooler and its darker a bit earlier again. We stopped for ice creme and cruised for about one and a half hours at 25-30 mph, outside of town. I was feeling pretty spoiled in our 53 Chrysler tonight. We’re fortunate to have the choice of another old Mopar. Life is good!
    6 points
  13. 51ConcordLuke

    Introduction

    Here she is.
    6 points
  14. @RobertKB I do love those Dodge coupes. They have a great front end and grill. In my opinion, when it comes to coupes, they are second only to the 48 NY'r 2 door coupe with straight 8. They are a big beast that I'd also love to own. I am a little jealous of you folks who have nearby old Mopar connections. I'd enjoy a partner to cruise around with and help each other out with wrenching. The ultimate friend: He lives in my neighbourhood within walking distance. He's nuts about pre 20's-50's Mopars. He owns one or two, different models than my 2 cars of course. He has a h
    6 points
  15. Brent B3B

    1951 B3GA

    Here is some back history I am gonna call him “Jim-bob” 😁
    5 points
  16. Summer is about wrapped up. I have 3 weeks left on my car’s insurance. Then its all over but the ensuing pouting. I was running errands today in my ‘38. The miles keep adding up and the car seems to keep getting better. Its reliability seems to have reached the mark that is comfortable in my mind. Its been trouble free for quite a while. The initial bugs were all worked out and its been fantastic. I often find myself thinking, am I ever going to desire a modern cruiser car? At this point I’m certainly doubtful. Rock solid reliable. Fun to drive. Easy to fix. Cheap to own this old dr
    5 points
  17. Worden18

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    Stopped at Sinclair for fuel. The log on my phone says I hadn't filled up since May.😯 A guy walking by stopped to admire the car. We chatted for about 10 minutes. He gave me some bodywork tips if I wanted to go in that direction. Final pic: home again. I will leave it there tonight. I'm driving it to work in the AM 😊
    5 points
  18. give this guy an A for creative advertising.....
    5 points
  19. Recently my doctor prescribed gabapentin to ease my leg pains, you would not believe the number that is engraved on that pill, it must be kismet LOL!
    5 points
  20. Barn find finally on the road after 40 year storage.. Also has a few modifications...
    5 points
  21. Every Friday. It's the Veteran's T.G.I.F... I usualy go with the bike, a Harley Tri-Glide . Anyway this time I took The Plodge, so is my friend with his 41 International Hotrod.. Time fly , September only a few days away,, should be able to do a 1,000 miles (challenge) this year, so far I log 600 Miles with only minors adjustement.
    5 points
  22. Tonight was a fun evening worth sharing. We’re looking after our son’s pup for the weekend. We took him down to the river in the ‘38, for a swim. I bump into an acquaintance. We’re chatting while my wife is down at the water edge with doggie. He mentioned he was chatting with my wife recently. Somehow cars came up in their conversation. My wife had mentioned that “You’d laugh. My husband’s daily driver is a ‘38 Plymouth.” He replied, “Probably all hot-rodded up”. To which she replied, “No it looks like it came right off the farm. It's all stock. It's great!.... Lol. My w
    5 points
  23. Mounted the emergency brake. Got some help from my wife and daughter to try and bring the old paint back to life.
    5 points
  24. The '42 Fargo FL1 is on the road now. I think the '51 Dodge DG1 is a bit put out.
    5 points
  25. Just curious about this. I sometimes have strangers in their 20's come to see me because someone has told them I have several old cars,and they are looking for "old car projects". They get here,look around at the 30's to 50's stuff,and tell me,"No,I meant old cars,like a 68 Camaro." It won't be long before "old cars" will be crap like 95 Mustangs and Camaros,and our stuff will seem to be like Model T's. What is to happen to our old stuff when we pass? Will it be sold by the pound for scrap,put into a museum,or are there people you know that are interested in
    4 points
  26. OK so an update on this lead since it’s the common theme. I’m not committing blindly to $1000 worth of tires. HOWEVER I looked it up and my L78-15 tires translate to a 235-75-15. Conveniently enough that is exactly what’s on my Grand Wagoneer! I’m getting snow tires this month for it, which means I will have a spare set of radials to put on my imperial and experiment with. They do NOT look the part, they’re a 3/4 inch white stripe and my bias plies are 3 or 4 inch. But they'll give me an opportunity to see if radials make a lot of improvement for my car before I commit to the $1000 set!
    4 points
  27. Monday, 9-21-20: Drove into work this morning. My co-workers were happy to see the car in the parking lot. It felt good behind the wheel. Later on after supper I spent some time in the garage timing the car and setting the idle mixture screw, both with the vacuum guage. I'm really close now as I was at around 18 on the guage. The kids and I cruised around for about 20 minutes. It ran great and I had good power. It chugged too much for my liking when using Fluid Drive. It didn't die though, and I even took off in 3rd gear. I'll play with the idle mixture screw again mayb
    4 points
  28. Well we did have an event modified and relocated due to covid situation. We head quartered at the Berkshire Valley Inn near Williamstown in the western Mass Berkshire mountains. Had great weather and 7 cars.5 P15s a 49 and a 51. All the cars finished the trips with no mechanical issues. We climbed to the 3941 ft summit of My. Grealock the highest spot in Ma, visited the Mount a summer cottage owned and designed by author Edyth Sargon, stopped at the Ma Museum of contemporary art, visited the Norman Rockwell Museum, found 6 contiguous parking spots on Stockbridge main Street on Sat am, had
    4 points
  29. What is that old car in the distance? Actually I do know. It’s my ‘51 Dodge D39 business coupe. I was out today and driving down a dirt road beside an irrigation canal. Lots of irrigation in the agricultural area around my city. Sky looks like it’s cloudy but is actually hazy from forest fire smoke. Smoke is from fires on the US west coast. Our American neighbours need to stop smoking!😜🤪 A little more close up of the car and irrigation canal.
    4 points
  30. It's like Christmas morning for adults. The machine shop called and my engine is done. Now time to re-read my shop manual and the engine thread.
    4 points
  31. September reminds us that winter is coming. Good time to think about reversing your battery so you get heat and not AC.
    4 points
  32. Didn't say it was my first beer.....
    4 points
  33. Hi all, This past weekend I went for a mini-tour with a friend from my local car club. My wife and I followed this 1949 Packard all over the two-laners of Vermont and New Hampshire. The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all. Pete
    4 points
  34. Don't even waste your time trying to drain or clean it if it is already leaking. Just throw it away and buy a new one. Do NOT throw away the sending unit,though.
    4 points
  35. Good evening Everyone, I am new to the site and wanted to say hello. I just picked up a 1950 coronet that I will be attempting to resurrect this winter and I am sure I will look to you guys for some guidance. My father-in-law acquired this car A couple years ago before realizing that this project was more than he wanted to take on. The body seems solid and the frame looks good too, with the exception of the supports that go from the frame to what looks like the body, under the front floor pans. The front floor pans are also rough but I would imagine are available. The motor is the
    4 points
  36. Here is a photo of my only Dodge truck. It is a 1937 1 ton,and I have been led to believe that Dodge sold a TON of these things to the military in the 30's. Many had 4 wheel drive. The 1 tons (and I am assuming the 3/4 tons) looked like this from 1937 to 1939. Air-conditioning was provided by the crank-out windshield. Dodge also sold a lot of these things in the larger versions to farmers. No real market for a 20 year old + flat bed farm truck,so there are still a lot of them sitting in remote fields on remote farms,even today. Can't sell them for scrap to make enough money to justify the trip
    4 points
  37. 14 minutes ago, NickPickToo said: I hope imagining is all you ever have to do. It's ugly,and that is the best thing I can say for it. I can remember stuff fine from years ago,but can't remember if I ate breakfast or took my meds. My plan now is to take my cars/trucks to local pro shops to have the work done to my specifications ,and my satisfaction. Sell one and use that money to finance the redo of others to make sure NOTHING gets scrapped. Have my 37 Dodge 1 ton 4x4 at a pro shop now for a total redo. Drove and enjoyed it for 3 or 4 years with the body on
    4 points
  38. A few weeks back my wife and I took my 48 Plymouth out for a drive out to Moorpark, Ca thru the back roads to the Underwood Farms open air market. I for got how nice these old cars can be. My wife was happy with the fresh produce she got and I had a great drive too!
    4 points
  39. JBNeal

    1951 Dodge 1 ton B-3-D

    Some of this stuff is in a factory shop manual and parts manual in detail, might not hurt to have one handy...for example, axle identification is outlined showing where ratios are stamped depending on what your axle looks like...for the 1-tons, the stamped number is in the vicinity of the carrier fill plug, could be 4.3 or 4.1 or higher... for them handles, there should be a spring-loaded escutcheon that can be pushed towards the door by prying a small screwdriver between the handle and where it meets the escutcheon...this should expose a pin that may fall out or need a good talki
    4 points
  40. My bad. I must have been thinking of someone else with a similar car. Congrats on 47 years of marriage. I bought my '53 Plymouth in 1975, same year I got married. I still have it and my wife although she nearly divorced me when I bought the car. LOL 😜
    4 points
  41. Put one of these in 15 years ago as a temporary repair. Still there. Does it qualify as permanent yet? Easier than trying to swing a hammer to seat a new one. Carry a couple in my travel bag.
    4 points
  42. Okay, I'm bragging a little. Nicholas ran a cross country race today and then came home and finished up the rockers. Down stairs Practicing trombone right now. Same drill last week too. He may have most of the heavy body work done this weekend. Only has the Quarter panels and some finder weld patching to go. Frank, I'm just about ready to give him his due now....
    4 points
  43. Back out for a cruise tonight. Saw a great photo op. The old 265 is running very well. Burning a little more oil than 3 years ago when I bought it. Oh well. A sign of good use!
    4 points
  44. Awhile back, my wife and I made a 250 mile loop. I went west to Anaconda, then farther west to Georgetown Lake. Going north between Philipsburg and Drummond I saw this sedan that the man was fixing for a neighbor. A mile south of Drummond we stopped at Ohrmann Design and met John, nice guy and very talented.
    4 points
  45. I have also added an electric pump to prime my carburetor when it's been sitting for an extended period. I used to have it plumbed in series with the mechanical pump and found that sometimes it could push fuel through the mechanical pump and sometimes it wouldn't. I suspect that it had to do with the position of the diaphragm. Maybe it restricts flow through in certain positions? Sometimes I'd just have to give the engine a quick crank to get the fuel flowing again. The electric pump was also helpful when things got hot and the pump on the engine struggled to pump fuel. I could switch on the e
    4 points
  46. 51ConcordLuke

    Introduction

    New member to the forum, although I have been lurking, for a few months. I bought a '51 Plymouth Concord back in June. It has a '54 Plymouth 230 (I learned from this site). The car is lowered 4" all the way around. It has been a bit of a struggle, since I bought it, but I think I have her running alright. I chased a midrange stutter for a while, and I found that I had low compression in #4 cylinder. Pulled the head, and didn't find anything. I pulled the valve covers, and discovered a broken intake valve spring. Replaced the spring, buttoned her up, and was left with the same problem. Pulled i
    4 points
  47. Fun adventure tonight in my ‘38. I went to visit a local Mopar guy. Super nice guy in my car club. He said he might have Some wiper arms and blades to hook me up with. He did! A great fit. Every time I go to visit him he gives me more spare Mopar parts. This trip I inherited a super clean drive shaft for my ‘38! Exact match. Like brand new, complete with all trunnions boots etc! A good looking master cylinder for my Chrysler. Bunch of carb and distributor parts too. I’ve yet to meet an old Mopar guy I never liked. Such a great community. Its getting dark earli
    4 points
  48. additional information - Merle's Interior
    4 points
  49. little back history Purchased new by my dad in 1951. Transferred by the Airforce to Tucson AZ where the car spent the majority of its life. Was dads transportation until 1986 when he passed away. I was the only one of seven siblings to drive the car during high school in the early 70's. Mom kept it parked beside the house until I took possession in 2013 and moved it to Wyoming. I started the teardown in the winter of 2016, the most recent photo was Saturday when I drove it around the block for the first time. Still some loose ends to complete but the end is in sight.
    4 points


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