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  1. 4 points
    greg g

    Coronavirus

    Just got back from Wal Mart, asked an employee where I could find nuts. He said he didn't work in the grocery section but he had heard there were a lot of them in the paper goods aisle.
  2. 4 points
    Rather be with with some old wandering FOSSELS than the young dumb mothers with four young sick kids around me....spreading the CV.... Saw that yesterday. The old if sick and have the CV are not probably going to be shopping unless for a coffin😄
  3. 4 points
    Well......I imagine y'all knew this post was coming. The 13th Annual Clements Tailgate BBQ has been downsized.......to dang near nothing. It will be attended by no more than a few that will toast our friends who couldn't, wouldn't or shouldn't be at the show. Its just one of the things that might be debated way past my attention span.....I will lift a drink to all those who wish they could be here. I will be available for conversation and discussion by any who need an ear or whatever. There isn't going to be a reschedule or post dated show. Lucky 13teen will be remembered for what it is.....a strange and unfortunate occurrence. As many of you know, I work in the medical field as well as the cattle fields......I've been experiencing the pandemic first hand. Its work, and it will /needs to be done. I'll do my part. I'll miss seeing those of you I see once a year, and hope we make up for it in 2021! Tim aka 48Dodger
  4. 2 points
    That made me laugh! Dark humour at its best! I'm a very healthy 71 but I guess I do fall into the most susceptible category. I am going to be cautious but not hibernate in fear. My father was a Londoner born and bred and was a medical student throughout the Blitz. He survived 8 months of almost continual nighttime bombing while nearly 40,000 fellow Londoners were killed. He always said life is a risk for even the most cautious. I think if you follow the advice given, put up with the inconveniences involved, and have a positive outlook, the vast majority of people will survive the coronavirus epidemic.
  5. 2 points
    Los_Control

    Coronavirus

    True story, we had phone books thrown in the driveway last week. I never use them, look up on line for what I need. I tossed them into the garage trash. Wife went shopping the other day, she came back and reported they were out of TP. I pulled them back out and decided to keep them around
  6. 2 points
    Rob, with the streets empty, you should drive "Big Red" down to the Space needle for a photo moment (come on doooooo it, do it, do it)
  7. 2 points
    I guess my attention to detail is not what it used to be, either that or I never had attention to detail As mentioned by Dave and Eric the notches have to be in the right configuration. I actually thought I had placed the pads such that the notches were down but for whatever reason I had the two inner pads swapped. The right was on the left and vise versa. Once I flipped those two pads the calipers just about fell into place. I now have the c-clips installed along with the rear rotors and pads along with the wheel adapters. What I didn't get done was replace the threaded pin that holds the spider gear shaft in place. I had ordered a replacement but as luck would have it the one I received is 1/2" to short. Once I can source the pin I'll get it installed and will finally be able to install the pumpkin cover. Thanks for all the helpful replies! Onward...... Brad
  8. 2 points
    well that blows!!! OK "corolla" virus, now it's personal!!! I too am turning that day into "work on my truck day" as a protest!!! this is NOT over "CV"!!!!
  9. 2 points
    Dan Hiebert

    Coronavirus

    On the contrary...we all caught that old car/MoPar bug years ago . A visit to the garage brings it out of remission...
  10. 2 points
    Just checkin in here too...they are putting our county on shelter in place here too. Kids school closed for month. Cant even visit 89 yr old mom in Bay Area!! Commy bastards! Never did like Toyota’s!!!!
  11. 2 points
    Chaos is ensuing here in the bay, a "shelter in place order" just dropped today for my county. Fuggem, I'm going to work tomorrow. I'm not participating in the "rules for radicals" manufactured crisis. Who of y'all can I call to bail me out?
  12. 1 point
    Los_Control

    Coronavirus

  13. 1 point
    TodFitch

    Coronavirus

    Not as popular in the US as some other parts of the world, but you can get by with a lot less TP.
  14. 1 point
    Merle Coggins

    Electrical question

    That one looks like it would work great. Repeat for the other side. the direct switched wire from the fog light switch could connect to both sides, and this is where you'd want the diodes to keep from flashing both together.
  15. 1 point
    First things, check points condition and gap, check dist cap for signs of cracking or carbon tracks, replace the plug wires with a set of universal six cylinder wires from Tractor Supply or farm and fleet, put in a set of new autolite 45 or 46 sparkplugs properly gapped. Do a static timing procedure and set the dist for TDC. Assure all wires in dist are in God condition and clean and tight. Do a dry and wet compression check. Start the engine do a vac test. Compression should be 90 to 120psi, vacuum at 500 rpm idle should be steady at 21 inches. If it is a p15 engine it is a 97 up 217.8. if your numbers are good and you have a steady operating temp of 170 plus or minus 10 degrees you should have a decent driving engine. When you get it in the car you can do a vacuum gauge timing procedure to find optimum initial advance for your engine.
  16. 1 point
    Octogenarians are highly susceptible to the virus, thus they may be unknown carriers even to themselves. So why shop with such? I’m not satisfied that one place is safer than another so we will live semi solitaire, careful and cautious. I lived through the polio years so in that sense been there, done that. A cousin, close friend, my wife had polio so it did touch me.
  17. 1 point
    Many people are not aware that a weak coil can mimic all kinds of problems, ie; bad fuel pump, plugged filter, etc. As I mentioned in my earlier Pertronix comment, regarding using a pertronix ignition module. You must use Pertonix 12v coil with their system. The reason being that 6v systems have a lot of resistance, the 12v coil helps to over come this problem. When I bought the Pertronix for the '53 Pontiac, a flat-head 8 cyln, the parts store gave me a unit that reputedly fit all Pontiac 8's.. I called Pertroix, asking them if I had the right unit, was told no, they gave me the correct part number and told me to use their FlameThrower coil on a 6v negative ground system. I learned a very valuable lesson many years ago.. "Don't Let The Directions On The Can Outsmart You"... In recent years I have found that there are to few vehicles with point ignitions, therefore good points are almost impossible to find. Wm.
  18. 1 point
    kencombs

    Is Craftsman comming back?

    I also have some MW and Penncraft stuff. Both were lifetime warranty. Of course Penny's stopped selling tools long ago. About 3 years ago, my old 1/2" drive ratchet finely broke a tooth. I emailed Penny's customer service expecting nothing. Reply told me to purchase a comparable replacement, take the receipt, old tool and the email to my local Penny's store. Did so and got a cash refund with no issues. My old MW combination open/box wrenches are still my favorites.
  19. 1 point
    keithb7

    Hot rod 1938 Plymouth

    https://www.uniquemankato.com/vehicles/1477/1938-plymouth-coupe-street-rod
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    greg g

    Coronavirus

    Well, I am one of those seniors with lung and cardiac troubles, so I will do the shut in thing. We hunkered down last Saturday. Wife went to the store today, no paper towels, napkins of tp, no fresh meat, no frozen veggies, cereal aisle nearly emptied out. We have enough meat and soup pasta and sauces for about two weeks. I will go out tommorow and grab a bag of Navy beans and make a pot of soup with a chunk of salt pork that been in the freezer for a bit and I have a container of turkey stock I made with the TG bird. Plus I also have a 2 quart container of beef barley soup I made from the New Year's rib roast. We should fare well food wise. Had to call my doctor today and put off some elective surgery first week in April. Last place I want to be is in a hospital while this thing is still simmering. Here schools and colleges are closed, senior center closed, library closed, restaurants are drive thru or carry out only, Bars close at 8 pm with limited capacity. Let's keep in mind our grand fathers and father's were called up and sent off to war, while wives, mother's and kids sacrificed on the home front, we have been asked to stay home and binge on net flix for two weeks. Let's put our big boy pants on and suck it up for the health of others.
  22. 1 point
    I appreciate the effort that ya put into making this gathering happen every year...as many baseball fans say, maybe next year...we can celebrate remotely, I suppose...maybe even ship ya salsa and a roll of TP to put on the shelf for awhile 🤠
  23. 1 point
    John Reddie

    Master Cylinder swap out on P15

    Welcome Donnie T. I personally like a 20 ton press which can handle any job that I need to do. Check Harbor Freight. My friend bought one and it works very well. Best of luck. John R https://www.harborfreight.com/20-ton-shop-press-32879.html
  24. 1 point
    Sniper

    52 Dodge 230 rebuild help

    Thank you for the part numbers. Too many times people say they find something that works but leave out part numbers and the description is vague enough that finding what they actually used is tough.
  25. 1 point
    They are trying to start up "Elderly Only" shopping hours....now that's something I like and will use although I'm still like a tough buck 35 year old.😄
  26. 1 point
    Hey Kevin, my parts book has a 619167 number that is superceded by 856455. It lists as a 12 ball, 1.3780" I.D., 2.8346" O.D., .669" thick. If those measurements work, hilltopautoparts has a NOS one for $95. Other listings for that number show fewer ball bearings. Good Luck. Hey Brent.
  27. 1 point
    Cat Whisker

    52 Dodge 230 rebuild help

    Thanks Sniper. I'm going replace the guides since i'm already in there and because someone has already replaced them, the wrong way. At least half are wrong. They are all in ordinated the same way, and I think I saw in one of my manuals, the exhaust goes in, big (counter bored) end up and intakes go the other way. Thanks Merle and Wordenn18. You two make it easier. I just gonna clean them up and lap em a bit. Thanks again. Thanks greg g. If in fact the head was from a 2 inch casting, then it has been shaved .029 to .032 so I'm guessing somebody took of .030. Would of been nice if they would of stamped that somewhere. My machine shop guy says they index the head for milling off the machined flat boss area for the thermostat/water elbow. I can see why because that area gave me the most consistent readings. Thanks again. For all: I did find the correct freeze plugs. Melling makes the concave ones with part #'s MEP-21 (1-3/16 above thermostat) and MEP-12 (1-3/8 rear cam plug).
  28. 1 point
    Andydodge

    4 door P15s with Suicide Door hinges

    As a general rule US cars have the same chassis for all closed body styles that have a center or fixed B pillar, ie, 4dr & 2dr sedans, coupes,wagons and sedan deliveries........2 & 4 dr hardtops and convertibles have the same chassis as each other which is usually made from thicker material or includes some form of "X" member to give strength when the centre or B pillar is not used........as for the need for the lower door hinge being exposed it will be as the result of the angle that the door opens together with the amount of clearance that the door needs from the rear fender when opened and could even be a result of a cost cutting measure from the factory with the bean counters having won a battle over the designers and/or engineers.............my Oz 1.5 cents worth......andyd
  29. 1 point
    Eneto-55

    4 door P15s with Suicide Door hinges

    Pretty sure the frame is the same on the 2 & 4 door sedans. Comparing the club coupe, I'm not sure, but I think I recall having read that only the convertible has a different frame structure. I checked our camera, and the batteries are dead. My wife doesn't ever use it anymore, and I have another I keep at work - will bring it home tomorrow. (She said "Cameras are obsolete - everyone takes pictures with their cell phones." Well, I don't, as I only have a flip phone, and while I CAN take photos with it, I don't have a way to get them off of it, at least not anything simple.)
  30. 1 point
    busycoupe

    Electrical question

    Mark, your problem is likely a bad ground. Either the brake light is grounding through the turn signal, or the turn signal is grounding through the brake light. I would clean all of the ground connections on both lights.
  31. 1 point
    greg g

    Part ID help please

    Doesn't look familiar but I think it is something that bolts to something to hold something else to it. Maybe an under hood utility light bracket.
  32. 1 point
    greg g

    Tires for P19 Project

    You might be ok with the 205s then, they usually run about 28 inches mounted diameter. My wheels are wheelvintique model 20 smoothies. They are fitted with a dual diameter lug pattern so they can be mounted on Mopar Ford or gm lug pattern. When aligned for the Mopar pattern, one of the gm holes indexes over the aligning pin. If you should go after market or later Mopar steel wheels, make sure the backspace measurement is 4 inches or less. Any more and rear tires can rub on the springs. If you look real close my wheels are dark wild cherry. Baby moons used as wheels lack stock hub cap retaining clips. So if you park the Volvo next to the Plymouth can you tell the difference in the dark? Didha know your Volvo rims will fit on your Plymouth and Visa versa? We had a few Volvo's in our fleet over the years, a 69 122s (Olaf the slow) a 66 122s (Olaf the reluctant) and a 76 940 turbo wagon (Moby Brick) and a couple of parts cars, Olaf the Expendables 1 and 2.
  33. 1 point
    Ulu

    4 door P15s with Suicide Door hinges

    Thru that tiny door? Won't fit. I'll need one of those sedanbulance Chryslers with no centerpost on the right side. And a robot chauffeur, who can also work a grease gun and change oil. White paint and some ghostbuster lights on top in case of traffic.
  34. 1 point
    lay it down and make a handicap ramp out of it for your golden years.....
  35. 1 point
    falconvan

    1950 Desoto Custom

    The most important thing is that they are being saved and not rotting away in a field.
  36. 1 point
    falconvan

    1950 Desoto Custom

    I get it, some people are die hard restorers and don’t want to see anything changed from original. But at least I’m keeping it all Mopar.
  37. 1 point
    greg g

    Roadster P15

    Somebody beat you to it...
  38. 1 point
    TodFitch

    Coronavirus

    Stopped by the store to get a couple of items (some spices, etc.) and was astounded to see the empty shelves. Not just TP and bottled water. Looks like people are making a run on everything. Well, not everything, the spice shelves were well stocked and it looked like the fresh fruit and vegetables area was well stocked. But anything that could be remotely considered a staple with a long shelf life was in short supply or missing altogether. The weird thing to me is that this is earthquake country and standard advise is to have enough food, water and medicines to hold you over when "the Big One" hits. It's not like other areas where you might get a day or more of warning before a hurricane or blizzard strikes, you should be stocked up all the time since earthquakes cannot be predicted. So why make a run on canned goods, pasta, etc. on the off chance you'll need to self-isolate for a while? You should already have a pantry full. And if you don't there is likely to be a friend or neighbor who could make a trip to the store and leave the groceries on your door step for you if you can't leave the house. I'd sure do it for my neighbors and am pretty sure they'd do it for me. Bizarre. Really, really bizarre.
  39. 1 point
    I'm ready Big T!
  40. 1 point
    falconvan

    1950 Desoto Custom

    I did the same thing; got a Plymouth trans with the bell housing and flywheel to eliminate the fluid drive. From what I’ve read the Desoto steering column will work. I did get the Plymouth shift linkage, too. Finished the tear down today; from here it’ll be degrease, cleanup, paint, reassemble.
  41. 1 point
    keithb7

    1950 Desoto Custom

    Did you go with the Dodge 3 speed manual transmission? Will it have a steering column shifter? If so, have you found a steering column with shifter? I have a car with a fluid torque drive. So far so good, but a back up plan is reassuring. I picked up a 1949 218 with flywheel, bell housing, clutch. Also thrown in was a 1953 speed manual tranny and another bell housing. I think the tranny and 2nd bell housing came out of a 53 Belvedere. With the bell housing and clutch I may be able to make these parts work if needed in the future? I will follow along your tranny swap and learn how you do things. Thanks for posting.
  42. 1 point
    TodFitch

    Coronavirus

    I've been totally confused by this TP hoarding. I've seen nothing to indicate that the symptoms of Covid-19 require significantly more TP than for a healthy person. Maybe everyone has decided to purchase Frantz TP style oil filters for their cars?
  43. 1 point
    Bdblazer1978

    Starting my B2C restoration.

    Thanks for the welcome. Had a little free time after work, so off came the hood. I'm realizing I may need a bigger garage
  44. 1 point
    I was fine with Rock Auto even given many of the parts are not quite what we know as NAME brands. The killer to the deal was the order was to be divided between 5 sources and shipping then went off the charts. Plan B, NOS off e-bay and buy it now deals. The overall better shopping experience, bought all name brands, shipping included with the bid price....shipping guaranteed by 6 days for even the largest items, all here by Saturday only 3 days later with the clutch kit arriving next morning early by UPS...I ordered 2 transmission seals and two engine mounts from the rock, still had to pay shipping from two places...ugh...over all....I saved 88.00 on e-bay with name brands and faster shipping compared to the same items, non-brand in some cases from the Rock, the Rock order may be here in another 3 days if I am lucky. I will admit, Rock prices on the engine mounts as a clearance item made them the go to....All parts from E-bay arrived in original boxes and still wrapped in cellophane, even the NOS point set has phenolic breaker cam. Anyway...did use the discount code with Rock...when I was servicing my Porsche, Rock did have the better deal on brakes, bearings and seals, rebuild kits and what not. Just got to shop.
  45. 0 points
    pretty much official I will not be attending, MN is shutting down for 3 weeks tomorrow at 5PM. I will be there in spirit my friend! Those that can attend, enjoy! Today the wife almost got into fights at the grocery store because people are shoving and pushing for the last of whatever, Cummins has told us to work from home till April 6th (for now). Luckily we have TP! I'll try to play on TODD while you all are enjoying the hospitality in CA.
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