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  1. Hello guys. My name is David. I own an exotic / euro repair shop in Newton, KS. I just picked up a new ride that I couldnt turn down. I LOVE it. Got it from near Lincoln, NE 1954 Plymouth Savoy. 30k original miles. 3 speed standard trans. Id rather have this old girl than a Chevy or Ford anyday!!
    13 points
  2. 9 foot box

    Before and After

    I got this car in September 2014. It is a 46' with the serial number on the right door pillar. it has the original P15 stamped engine, but has 230 crank and rods. So a tag riveted to the block ahead of the engine number, says, For Parts Specify Model 231. Rick DeDycker AKA 9 foot box
    10 points
  3. (similar on POC- Forum with less Fotos) This September, we had the first longer travel off Düsseldorf since the Corona Pandemie. We took the trusty 1951 to go to Lake Garda/ Italy. On my former Italy trips I was able to take the Night- Autotrain for the first 600 mls, but this very confortable service is discontinued nearly completely in Europe. So we have chosen 2 stages each for the way there and back. We could ride ¾ of the whole trip with open roof until desending the Brenner on the way back: first, lots of rain, than to cold… Some of the cities are certainly
    9 points
  4. I've gotta quit checking the FB ads so closely. Saw this in a neighboring town and after checking it out and a bit of negotiating, went back the next day and bought it. It's a '54 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe 4 dr sedan with the upgraded 235 hp 331 cu in hemi and Torqueflite. The PO ran it for me (for a few seconds, since there was no gas tank), but it turns over and runs! It looks like the original Carter WCFB 4 bbl is in place, but not sure if it's in working condition. The car was last registered in '94, the interior is stripped except for the dash, steering wheel gauges, etc which look to
    7 points
  5. That's cool. I use a " mon back". My wife stands behind, waves her hand and says " mon back, mon back, stop!
    7 points
  6. keithb7

    went back to points

    I have no proof of product nor experience with Pertronix. I can say that I have absolutely no interest in pulling points to install any type of breaker less system in my old Mopars. My points are still reliable and work very well. I understand points and the condenser. The ignition system. I can troubleshoot and fix it roadside if needed. The ignition system in both my old Mopars is currently 83 years old and counting. For me? No way. No how. No Breakerless ignition.
    7 points
  7. This was a special appearance for the Executive Sweet, which has flown into Sedona five times, previ­ously, during Sedona Airport Day. This year is the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the B-25J model earned fame as the bomber used in the Doolittle Raid, the mission to bomb Tokyo four months after the Pearl Harbor attack. Executive Sweet is the same model, but this particular plane flew stateside missions during the war. Al Comello, the local liaison for the B-25J visit, also said this year would likely be Executive Sweet’s last appearance in Sedona. The Camarillo, Cali
    7 points
  8. keithb7

    The Gift

    Recently a member here reached out asking for my mailing address. 2 weeks later a gift showed up in the mail. A generous gift. A 1938 Detroit license plate. A sincere note of gratitude was attached. A 1918 Canadian coin was also included. Thank you. The coin will stay in the car for as long as I own it. A good luck charm. A token reminder of all the great Mopar people I have met here. Thank you My friend. We shall meet some day. ‘Till then I’m only a couple keyboard strokes away. Here we all help each other out, keeping our Mopars on the road. Supporti
    7 points
  9. I know the colors are a bit weird. This is what A.I. thinks humans look like, I guess. I used the "My Heritage" website colorization tool, which works better with trees, sky, etc. Flesh tones are usually pretty realistic, however it always seems to think cars are pinkish gray. Here's an old family photo that turned out pretty good. It is of my grandparents on a historic motorcycle ride from Fresno to San Francisco in 1910. She was the first woman to make the trip. When I was a kid, I remember her telling me that it took them 12 hours and they only went off the road once (into a dit
    7 points
  10. 47 dodge 1.5 ton

    Sunday Drive

    Took a picture after a Sunday drive.
    6 points
  11. We went away for 5 days for a anniversary / birthday getaway. Put on 850 miles. The only issue was a broken speedometer cable. Take it out enjoy.
    5 points
  12. greg g

    Spirited driving

    My Studebaker truck is engaged in spirited activity till the end of the month. I moved it out of the garage to create some work space for late fall and winter projects. When I went to collect it seems to be inhabited by some folks from the past. Previous owners perhaps. Whomever they are, they are keeping very quiet about their intentions. When I started up after there was a slight knocking under the hood. It may have been the fellow in the bed upset about having he boo tisleep interrupted. I think I might need a gallon of Visine also. Wonder if anyone still stocks the orig
    5 points
  13. When I think about my upcoming engine overhaul I start looking into all the "improvements" I could be making. Someone needs to post a Batman slapping Robin. I'm going to leave it with by-pass oil filtering, keep it 6V, no cross drilling cranks, no cooling passage mods..just a Power Wagon PVC kit, 180-195 thermostat and regular air filter. Crap, I'm not going to be driving 100 miles on the interstate at 75 mph. Probably just putting around here at local car meetings. I can change oil more often. My father drove it for years with no problems except it stalling when it got hot in parades. I h
    5 points
  14. The best way to keep a reliable car from back then is the same way you do it on a new one of today. Keep up with maintenance, fix things when they break(rarely do cars ever fix themselves), and drive in a sensible manner. Accelerate gently, stop by planning ahead, and in general try to drive as the car/truck was designed to do. As Doug&Deb said there is no reason you can’t enjoy the car. Just be smart about it.
    5 points
  15. Just a picture I took this morning.
    5 points
  16. Here is most of what we packed for the 2,400 mile run up to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, on the shore of the Beaufort Sea and as far north as one can drive in Canada's Arctic. As it happened, our only troubles were a bad fuse (internally-open) and worn out generator brushes. We had fuses of course and I was thankful I threw the parts car generator in the trunk just in case.
    4 points
  17. Funny thing is, I carry more emergency stuff in my 2019 Chevy work truck than I do anything else. No, I am not a first responder, lol. But I don't take the 51 out into the oil patch where it's a 10 mile hike to cell phone reception. I guess it means I have complete faith in my mechanic, or I'm a blithering idiot. Since they are both one and the same I don't have to go far to find the culprit.
    4 points
  18. when I have a car on the lift and one stored below or working on any other project beneath the lift...the car on the lift blocks the overhead lighting....so I installed these LED lights to solve my poor visibility. These do good considering the overhead lamps are off.
    4 points
  19. There is only a couple weekends left for me up here in Canada. Insurance runs out soon. Today was a good day here. I found nice quiet spot for a photo. If you got out recently, let’s see some pics. Fall foliage with your Mopar would be a real treat! None to be seen during my trip to the clay sand banks here.
    4 points
  20. 4 points
  21. Yesterday took my 1952 Belvedere for a drive...last one for the year..
    4 points
  22. Bought this 35K mile all factory original '52 Saratoga coupe yesterday after discovering it 30 miles from my home. Looking forward to enjoying it. 1952-Chrysler-Saratoga-american-classics--Car-101576548-d233756120c0221f32ab253a07b0b5fe.webp
    4 points
  23. kill two birds one stone....weld a stem onto in...square drive or hex.....then wrench it out as the heat from the welding will also pretty much kill any rust bond between the threads.....else....drill away...be sure to pull your hog head to clean the shaving from the banjo if go with the drill....
    4 points
  24. one voice in the wilderness spewing about foul things...for every one person you will find who speaks ill of Optima (besides higher cost) you will find 25 or better speaking highly.....many you tubers are there for self glory...majority are not worth watching...and while this is just my opinion....it has to be every bit as much creditable as his......(sound of rimshot)
    4 points
  25. Lesson learned. Those tools in your picture are NOT needed....😉 You have to remember to remove the 2 nuts on the bottom/underside of the radiator frame that holds the radiator in place - you're car has those, correct??? Once the fan and pulley are removed there is plenty of room to get the radiator out. When I remove radiators I tape/attach a piece of cardboard or foam over the side that faces the engine which prevents any damage to the fins. Even with the fan and pulley removed there is still a chance for damaging the fins if the radiator slips or shifts positions w
    4 points
  26. A powertrain upgrade that is well-executed can be fun to drive with modern traffic, but the flathead has a wow factor coming and going...and just sitting there in between Sunday drives
    4 points
  27. wallytoo

    hood ornaments

    or, in my case, a jeep ornament:
    4 points
  28. greg g

    2021 P15 Picnic USA!

    From right to left, * designates member of this website, R repeat attendees *Greg G 46 business cpe. NY. R Dave Lindsly 48 club cpe NY * Mark Aubuchon 47 four door MO R Bill Kelsey 52 Desoto NY *Mark Duggan 47 conv. MA R Roy Harmon 48 sedan. PA *Peter Patlow 39 sedan. VT R *Mike Mazoway 51 two door sedan NY R *Dave Knute 52? 4 door sedan PA Not pictured Amy Bambrick 62 Buick Sky Lark NY Thanks to all who came out. Next year. P15s to New Hampshire. You really should come with us. All home safely. Only fault was a no
    4 points
  29. Dodgeb4ya

    Engine stand

    I have built tight compact engine dollies that also are used to test run my engines...the most recent is this one.. A simple welded up compact very strong and easy to move dolly test stand for a 413 big dodge six. Just a bolt on battery/ gauge fuel supply tower. Radiator bolts on to the front quickly. Plug in the heavy duty flex pipes to large quiet mufflers ( got to hear the internals of the engine) Solid no rocking of engine upon revs etc.. I made the same type of dollies for the 23"/25" straight "8's" and the big Moly Block engines. Remove the radiator and bel
    4 points
  30. I cannot address Plymouth and Dodge, but I can Desoto and Chrysler. The one item that I would change, and did on my '49 Desoto and will on the '47 Desoto is the rear cross member. These things are flimsy and worthless. There only job is to keep the side frame rails at a specific width and to hold a couple of body bolts. What I did was build a thick wall tube to replace it that had holes drilled in it and the holes had thick wall round tubes welded in. This created a place to bolt in a custom designed hitch. I would think about it. James
    3 points
  31. Here's a few from 2016.
    3 points
  32. I am officially declaring victory over the leak, It is gone. So, after solving that issue and playing with the timing and the mixture screw the car was running as good or better than it ever has. I changed the oil and noticed the fuel pump was leaking. I rebuilt it a couple years ago. I ended up pulling it out twice before I saw where the leak was and it just need a little tightening. I decided it was time for a drive. First of all I was shocked at for good it ran, it is super smooth now and it's much stronger. I forgot how much more power the Fenton head gives it, I mean, it is VERY not
    3 points
  33. A bit of gas, fire extinguisher M&P 9mm.
    3 points
  34. We have been having fabulous fall weather in southern Alberta! Recent pics within the last week or two. I’m getting an old car out every day while I can. I know what’s eventually coming.
    3 points
  35. Ticks can also be fuel pump and fan belt, especially the modern cogged ones. Greg G has a good list. I might add an item I have in all my cars. A disposable hazmat suit. When I drive these classics, I'm always wearing my best. In case you need to lie under car. Cost around $10.
    3 points
  36. My 56 PU is equipped with a 12v system and foot starter from the factory. It will be replaced with a bendix style that is on the replacement engine. But, if I were you, the 6v would be left in place. They work fine on 12, faster but since it is used so intermittently it should last a long time. Dad and I used a 51 chevy 1 ton wrecker with a later 235 and 12v system but with its original 6v starter for 10 years. Many starts every day and no issues.
    3 points
  37. We just did about 500 miles on the P15 Picnic Tour, as did 9 or so other old Mopar flatheads. The only issue amongst the group was a failure to charge situation that was rectified by a close by shop. I have a travel kit in the trunk that consists of AAA card Tow strap Fire extinguisher An extra distributor Upper and lower radiator hose Spare fan belt Set of generator brushes Two fuel filters with clamps A three foot length of non metallic fuel hose head gasket Ground cloth, gloves, handy wipes, roll of paper shop towels R
    3 points
  38. Talking oil is like talking politics....good luck! If you want more...."Bob is the Oil Guy" Endless oil talk...............
    3 points
  39. It’s thanksgiving in ands this weekend. Hope you all see your friends and family and have some great turkey together! We headed out camping. We had an epic traditional turkey dinner this afternoon. About As good as it gets. With our friends and family. We’re fortunate and grateful.
    3 points
  40. maintenance is key, but understand that these older cars require a lot more maintenance than today's stuff. Just look at the charts int eh service manual.
    3 points
  41. The buildup is not as bad as I have seen. But you do have at least one valve stuck open, you can see it above your fuel pump. That's not going to help getting it running.
    3 points
  42. As @Sniper notes, you have a very serious problem if there is that much gasoline vapor in the crankcase. In addition to the checks suggested by @Sniper take a look at your fuel pump: A bad diaphragm in the pump can leak gas into the crankcase. Whatever the cause, fix it ASAP as sever damage to the engine and car could occur if you have an explosive mixture in the crankcase.
    3 points
  43. I have bought 3 optimas ,the oldest are 13 years old ,still perfect with no maintenance at all. Worth every penny.Buy nothing else
    3 points
  44. Not the right thing to do. Hundreds of thousands of hour of factory testing and today's people know more? Doubt it.
    3 points
  45. Worden18

    Me and the American

    That would be me!😋
    3 points
  46. Worden18

    Me and the American

    9-25: Out again with the American following an afternoon at Hidden Trails pumpkin farm near West Salem, WI. Good times there with the corn maze, playground for the kids, and pumpkins, gourds, squash,and mums. Stopped for snacks like we usually do. Another 1 1/2 hr drive. The American didn't miss a beat. Had the heater on most of the time. Generator working great. Clear skies and low 50s. 3 pics are before we left, the other is on the highway near Rollingstone, MN right before heading uphill on county road 25. It's dark, winding and scary, but fun 👍
    3 points
  47. who holds pliers like that when in use....? move along Betty nothing to see here.....the other gal looks as if she is placing a straw in a soda can...cut.....get makeup and technical in here pronto...!!!!!!
    3 points
  48. What you missed if you didn't attend. Sat AM at Glenn Curtis Museum in Hammondsport NY
    3 points
  49. It's the the work and the quality of the parts that makes some of these safety driving upgrades below par. I have done a lot of higher end restoration/repair work and have had to remove/ replace back to stock brakes and some boosters on a few mid 50's to early sixties MoPars as the owners thought disc brake upgrades with off the shelf parts std common brake parts worked great.... but actually did not. Very few people today really know how a really good original late 40's thru 50's MoPar car drove back in the day. The replacement parts today for the old MoPars are are of pretty
    3 points
  50. Sniper

    Huge Mopar auction

    I cannot look or I will buy.
    3 points


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