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  1. 9 points
  2. RobertKB

    Cooling Off

    I had the ‘51 Dodge D39 business coupe out for a run today. It was a pretty hot day and when I stopped, it was time for cooling off. Motor is still a big stiff after the rebuild and runs a tiny bit warm. Although not necessary, I put the hood up to help her cool down a bit more quickly once the engine was shut off. For me, I opened the trunk lid as the trunk floor is the perfect height to sit on and have a cool one. Both cooled off, we continued on our way a half hour later.
    8 points
  3. ggdad1951

    Todd Build Thread

    I little fireworks for the weekend. 79916.mp4
    8 points
  4. Hey Guys, Well I was feeling bad and had an urge to build something to remember my truck by, and I’ve wanted a propane fire table at the lake, so I built this little beauty…218 flathead fire breather. I figure like my truck is a complete custom and you aren’t likely to see one like it. One thing that did anger me in this build, in all my time and multiple past engines I never found a road draft tube bypass kit, or the special oil filler neck with the collection canister on it to dump the breather oil…this engine had it all, and would have saved a lot of under body oiling
    8 points
  5. greg g

    Wash up time

    8 points
  6. Conn47D24

    HOME Stretch

    Big day ! First ride since 1981. Turn around cruise around the driveway and neighbor's parking lot. Video too large to post. Ill try again soon. Much more to go but very satisfying day.
    8 points
  7. Hello folks! New to the forum and have been using the search function quite a bit to answer some of my questions. Now I get to finally start my own thread! Just brought home a '53 Cambridge business sedan. All original (save for the rehopolstered interior) and still 6v, which is awesome. Step 1. Get it running. Turns but won't start, not getting spark....not really worried about getting it running....it can only be so many things...lol.. Step. 2 get it stopping. Again...not real concerned it's just brake lines and parts IF it doesn't stop already. Step 3. Make it even cooler th
    7 points
  8. LMBoise

    Progress

    After having been on this site for a few years and asking lots of questions, I finally made some progress today. Dropped the engine back into the frame. The frame was media blasted and powder coated. The cab is mostly done, with the inside and engine bay painted. Once I get it back on it needs a guide coat then will be ready for final paint. Doors and fenders are also ready for a guide coat. Up next is the wiring and plumbing while it is opened up. I rebuilt the engine, but want to get it running prior to to putting the cab back on. Still lots to do, but some light at the end of
    7 points
  9. Here are before and after pictures of the P15 Serial Plate restoration:
    7 points
  10. Sniper

    Stuck valves

    Awhile back there was a tear down video posted that showed someone using vice grips to remove stuck valves. I was unimpressed with that procedure as it pretty much requires new valves not to mention it makes a forensic analysis of the valves tough to do if they are all chingered up by vice grips. So when I got my core 230 to build it I decided to find a good way to unstick the valves that would not render them useless in all but the most hack builds. I tried a few things like penetrating oil, heat on the valve guides, cycling the valve up and down with a plastic faced hammer (dow
    5 points
  11. My truck is being used in an independent movie that's being filmed close to where I live. The main character has been filmed driving my truck in the movie in about 5 scenes. Sweet 🙂 The details on the movie is here: https://lyviashouse.com/
    5 points
  12. keithb7

    battery

    I bought one of these old cars, just to have an antique car. I knew nothing about 6V or positive ground systems. I had a total lack of knowledge and had done no research done before buying. Its been an awesome journey. I rely on friends and people here who are helpful. I’ve learned a ton. I’m still a hack. Its sure been a fun journey. If i did my research in advance, would I have ever bought an old Mopar? I don’t know. I’m sure glad I just dove in.
    5 points
  13. Back from looking at the Model A. The owner replaced the key switch, wire form the key switch to the distributor and at some point had replaced the upper breaker plate with a modern update that uses musclecar era Ford points and condensor. Instead of this, which would also have the "benefit" of putting the condensor right next to the exhaust, a known issue. This thing is different that is for sure. The ignition switch is located between ground and the points, so I was really confused when I was reading 6.4V at both coil terminals
    5 points
  14. Removing the fluid drive on my 51' yesterday which is now slowly becoming a parts car. 5/8" wrench was too big, 9/16" too small so I tried 15mm. nope, too small. Dad chimes in "maybe its 19/32's". Me: "Okay (eyeroll), yeah right, do they even make those?" Dad: *proceeds to pull out this 19/32's - 11/16 wrench. Me: 😮 and of course it was the right size....
    5 points
  15. RobertKB

    Changing Colours

    Not on the car LOL. Had the ‘48 Dodge D25 club coupe out today and when parked realized the crops are no longer green and are maturing fast. First picture I believe shows barley, second shows canola, and the last winter wheat in the distance. We are in the middle of a very hot and dry summer but in the area where I live there is a lot of irrigation so these crops look better than those on dry land farms. A thunderstorm threatened but if it rained it wasn’t where I was. Now nice and sunny.
    4 points
  16. Since I am waiting for parts and still want to make progress, I decided to try and do something about the cosmetics. I have brought back finishes before that seemed too far gone, and my coupe would, I am sure, seem way too far gone to a lot of people. Keep in mind, I currently have the '47 in a storage unit, with no power and no running water. Given those two facts, I am, as the English would say "Rather Chuffed" with the result. The formula? Spray bottle of water for repeated dousing of the crud, many, many large terrycloth towels (that have to be frequently washed in hot water), Dupont #7 (o
    4 points
  17. A car like this offers a tremendous amount of smiles for its price; you're gonna have a lot of fun getting it going! 6v+ can be a very reliable system...I've never had an issue with starting, for instance. To me, the idea of driving down the highway with a six volt positive ground, flathead six powered, goofy-obsolete technology transmission, alongside folks driving a late model Prius or a Hemi Charger or a Tesla, I don't know...just something special about that to me. Folks who go swapping in modern powertrains miss out on that novelty.
    4 points
  18. my kids were always leaving me a mess....so on my passing they will get what I call a just pay back.....they know it...!!!
    4 points
  19. I drove my 48 Plymouth coupe as a daily driver for about 5 years in Dallas traffic. On 75 (Central Expressway) every day on the way to and from the office. Pretty much followed the recipe that AndyDodge put forth above with the exception of the electric fan and balancing the reciprocating assembly. Did it first with the original 218 while building a 57 model 230. Moved all the "speed" parts over to the 230 when I made the swap. In addition to the driving in Dallas made multiple trips to Joplin, MO for the HAMB Drags on I-44 through OK at 75-80 mph for an 800+ mile round trip. In g
    4 points
  20. Finally digging into my 49. Pulled the motor to paint and detail it. Had to put the hop up parts on.
    4 points
  21. Plymouthy Adams

    Frame damage

    Sniper to the rescue....👍
    4 points
  22. My "CRUISER" is a 1937 DeSoto convertible. It has an S-15 motor with a Nicson 2x1 intake, factory aluminum head, split exhaust manifold, and dual exhaust. The ticket on these cars is to get the RPM's down which means an overdrive transmission or drop the rear end ratio. I also have a 1933 DeSoto without overdrive transmission. When I went to replace the tires I went with a taller white wall. Coker offers two different diameters of 15" wide white wall tires, one is 24" and the other is 27". The taller tire helped a bunch and in my opinion fill the wheel wells better. My '37 has an overdr
    4 points
  23. I’m not sure why, but a lot of the pictures I take of my cars are from the back. The back end of the car has had as much effort put into its design as the front as far as I’m concerned. I also like the front wheels turned somewhat most of the time. Couple of examples shown taken today. What's your favourite viewing angle? Also made a new friend today. He’s a pure bred border collie owned by a fellow I met who stopped to look at the car.
    4 points
  24. keithb7

    Carburetor Circuits

    Thanks @sidevalvepete. Earlier in this thread I did mention the task of performing a valve set. I did complete that work last Saturday. There were no tight valves. Most all were 0.002 to 0.0035 wider than spec. Could be the previous owner set them wider for a long hi-way trip. I re-set them all cold, hot spec plus 0.002". The valve set seemed to offer a some torque improvement. Glad I did it. I also forgot to mention that I yanked out the earlier 35, 36 & early '38 style breaker plate and points. The points were hard to find. I have a pair now. But it took a month
    4 points
  25. 5) Use a paper cutter to cut out all the decals using the guide lines. The guides were designed to match very closely the size of the plate for ease of installation and centering on the plate. 6) Preheat oven to 300 F 7) Put decal in water for 10 seconds 😎 Leave decal out water for 45 seconds 9) IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not use the glue that came with the paper. For some reason the glue causes the decal to not bond properly to the plate when baked in the oven. 10) Place decal face down on plate 11) Remove paper from decal and caref
    4 points
  26. 1953/54 dodge had the optional Gyro Torque optional torque converter with the M-6 transmission. Yes there are a couple oil passage ways that need to be plugged with pipe plugs for use with out the optional torque converter. Std Fluid Drive coupling and the M-6 Would require the plugs. Gyro Torque Drive on a Dodge six is not real common to see.
    3 points
  27. I recently resubmitted my request for a build card to Danielle. She is becoming that girl in high school that you kept asking and asking and she kept saying no, but you knew one day she would finally say yes. But I digress here is her most recent response; Hello Bill, I hope you are doing well since we last talked. Unfortunately, we are still unable to do the research needed to answer your request, due to corporate guidelines, and having limited physical access to the archival records. While we cannot provide a time fra
    3 points
  28. While moving it up to the garage I couldn't resist taking a few pics of the truck in the sunlight with the Meadowbrook in the background. Waaay in the background is the now abandoned project that delayed working on the 1 ton. Its an 84 BMW that's been in my wife's family for 30 years. Salt ultimately claimed this one, too much hidden rust all over to feel safe putting it back on the road. Truck is in the garage now, will start working on it this evening after dinner and when the heat breaks a bit.
    3 points
  29. Plymouthy Adams

    battery

    if stock positive ground....hard to say who may or may not have changed the polarity over the years....check the size of battery clamp hole and orientation to ground..other checks can be made, like some will say check the polarity of coil...this is not a true factor as the car will run the same either polarity....before you get too involved...set it in as positive....while observing the ammeter, pull on headlights....no damage can be done doing this, if meter deflects to discharge....you got a winner...if you shows charge....you've been flipped.
    3 points
  30. cheesy

    50 State Bingo

    It took me 65 years, but I finally managed to set foot in all fifty states. Knocked the last one, Mississippi, off the list last week. If it hadn't been for the new job I started in 97, I'd probably rarely gotten out of the Great Lakes states. World Bingo, now, I have quite a ways to go but have a pretty good start there. Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Iceland, England, Spain, France, South Africa, and Australia. Not too bad for a kid whose parents rarely left Wisconsin.
    3 points
  31. Alright people Here's update (1) rocker done ! I think it is somewhat of a "success" at this point...not sure about long term...so...def not "show" quality...but until these things get reproduced (hopefully one day) this will do So...wood molding from hopo...paimted silver...plastic clips in rocker holes...screws...fillied in screw holes with spackle and finally chrome wrap (my first time using vinyl wrap)
    3 points
  32. greg g

    Throwback Thursday

    Grabbed this picture from a FB post by Kristin Reeves. Hard to believe it was 13 years ago. POC grand national in Detroit 2008. Forum participants represented From right to left A 40 Plodge from London Ontario member who's name I can't recall. He had to argue with folks in charge to allow his entry in the event. Kevin and Kristen Reeves from Indiana Mark Aubuchon from St. Louis Don Coatney Tenn Greg and Kathi Gonya Central NY Donald Smith Detroit Can't recall who the red Barracuda belonged to, maybe Johns 48 wife? Young Ed and his dad were there
    3 points
  33. Worden18

    Me and the B-1-C

    7-9-21: Cut some branches that have been looming over my new cement pad since it was poured. Filled up the bed of the truck! I'll haul them to the city compost tomorrow. This is likely the first work this truck has seen in decades, although you can hardly call it work 😋 Meanwhile the kids and I took a cruise around town. We waved at everyone we saw and they waved back. The truck is running pretty darn good, although I need to take care of a few things here and there. Meanwhile we will just keep on cruising....
    3 points
  34. I have studied this problem over the years and have concluded that the flathead mechanical fuel pump falls into the category, that Dad explained to me as a kid when I asked why machines leaked oil, of a device that lets the bad oil out of the engine. He explained that ya only want good oil in the engine, so it was important to check the oil every day to make sure there was enough oil in the crankcase, and with the bad oil leaks out, to top off with good oil. He was explaining with reference to the various Briggs & Stratton and Farmall engines that I was being trained on but the advice st
    3 points
  35. This is a new bumper and brackets from Dodge Central of Michigan . The bumper alone is $350 , bumper and brackets and bolts are priced together at $485 . When ordering you choose short or long version brackets , the brackets in my photo are the short brackets . I used a file to remove the sharp edges before painting . Everything fit well and the quality is great .
    3 points
  36. Worden18

    Me and the B-1-C

    7-6-21: Local shop put new exhaust on for me. Thank goodness! Sounds nice now 👍
    3 points
  37. greg g

    Wash up time

    Cooled off some what today out of the 80-99 range so broke out the hose and bucket. Village parade is Sat evening so Kate got her mid summer wash up. Found the receipt for the paint work, happened in 2002 and 2003. Except for some small stone chips and the usual black paint swirls, she looks good for a nearly 20 year old finish. And there is no clear coat, it's old school. Doesn't seem possible it been nearly 20 years and 50k miles since she went back on the road. Now that I think of that, I should probably have the brakes looked at before she has her winter snooze. This has been a
    3 points
  38. Sniper

    costs over time

    As a sailor I can definitely stated that after about 3 or 4 beers, varies with the individual, they all start tasting the same. So I drink a few good ones then follow up with the crappy ones.
    3 points
  39. ggdad1951

    Progress

    Go-karting the truck is so much fun. And yes, a great way to trouble shoot any issues without body parts in the way! My buddy on my go-kart day.
    3 points
  40. I installed 4wheel vented discs and a pendant pedal assembly in my 1940 Dodge in the mid 1970's using Oz 11" discs and master cylinder/booster.........the pedal box was from a 1963 Chev impala and I modified the dash end to meet the 1940 Dodge dash edge.......I sat the pedal box where I thought it should go, then cut the firewall out and welded in a piece of 1/8th plate where the booster bolted thru the firewall.........the plate strengthened the firewall and gave a place for the booster bolts to go thru and into the firewall end of the pedal box...........I also made the steering column brack
    3 points
  41. Dodgeb4ya

    Leaking exhaust

    As mentioned the pipe should extend 1/2" up into the manifold as originally designed. Also the original flange was approximately 1/2" thick steel not 3/8" typically supplied today in the repop market. Without the pipe extension into the manifold and the thinner flange steel which curls when tightened both cause the gasket to leak.
    3 points
  42. I live in Canada and I won't order anything from the US unless it is shipped through the post office (USPS). I always find it quick and reasonably priced. FEDEX and UPS also charge extra custom charges once it gets here and there is no duty on old car parts in Canada. A total rip-off. I used to sell a lot on ebay and always used the post offices of our two countries. Not one problem ever. Speaking of Ebay, their global shipping program is another rip-off and slow.
    3 points
  43. I have found through repetitive experience that the best way to find anything that I've lost is to go to the store and buy a new one. Inevitably, the lost item shows up within minutes of unpackaging the new item.
    3 points
  44. One thing no one mentioned, rent a hoist. No need to buy, if you can rent.
    3 points
  45. DonaldSmith

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    Oh, we're drifting away from the subject of the thread, but here goes: My Daughter got me a Zero Gravity card for Father's Day. It reminded her of me and my sense of humor. Man and boy at the checkout counter: Clerk: Sir, would you like the milk in a a bag?" Dad: "No, just leave it in the carton." Son: "Every. Single. Time."
    3 points
  46. Old age sucks,and unfortunately there is only one cure for it.
    3 points
  47. Furylee2

    Film Strip

    I have one of the original Chrysler dealer players.
    3 points
  48. Here's my Chrysler 354 for my p15 business coupe.
    3 points


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