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  1. Hi Everyone - I am new to Plymouths in general and post war ones in particular. My dad was a Chrysler guy (and a WWII Navy machinist) and I have owned everything from Model Ts to MGs. I recently had a '47 Special Deluxe coupe follow me home, and I intend to bring her back to life as time and budget allow. Looking forward to all the information and wisdom I see available here.
    7 points
  2. Sam Buchanan

    Spark Plug Gaskets

    May be poor practice but during the course of fine tuning fuel mixture by reading plugs I have reused the same gasket several times and never had a problem.
    4 points
  3. knuckleharley

    WHAT TO DO ?

    Could be he was just posting photos of his "new" car to show-off/bragg,and now he has that out of his system? I freely admit I lust after a find like that,and am excited that someone found and rescued it.
    2 points
  4. Plymouthy Adams

    WHAT TO DO ?

    can't spoon feed everybody Greg...so many folks get a new toy...pop about here and there looking for info and did not leave a breadcrumb trail of their meanderings.
    2 points
  5. keithb7

    WHAT TO DO ?

    “Not sure what to do with it”...Uttered by so few here! Lol. I’d make it reliable, safe, and drive it. No shortage of help here if you ask.
    2 points
  6. Mr Stewart

    WHAT TO DO ?

    Just bought this and I wondering what to do with it...
    1 point
  7. Look what just showed up....a matched pair with original bolts too
    1 point
  8. Also, they has a complete disc brake kit too; hubs,rotors,etc...
    1 point
  9. Well probably not the approved method but when I was in High School fifty some years ago I had a 54 Plymouth that had a bad crank. Without enough money or ability to fix it properly I would(when the knocking got bad or twice when it seized) jack it up, pull the pan, take off number five cap, push the piston out of the way, and then clean the journal best I could and replace the bearing. Put it back together and away I went until the next time. So, yeah you can, but will it be reliable and will you feel comfortable driving it. For me then, sure. Today, not a chance.
    1 point
  10. I have had good luck in the past from taking the parts numbers off the wheel cylinders in the car,and then doing a web search using those numbers as the key word. Did this for my 39 IHC pu when the cheapest ones I could find from the typical suspect antique parts dealers were $99 each,and these were "who knows how old NOS" items. I discovered the 53 and 54 Corvette used the same wheel cylinders,and bought all 4 new on Amazon for $4.99 each,including shipping.
    1 point
  11. I know Greg already said it, but it's worth repeating. I can't imagine getting by without 1) the shop manual 2) a Motors manual that covers the year of my car and 3) the parts manual. Gotta have 'em. All pretty cheap, on ebay. The parts manual will tell you what the name of every bit on your car is, so you can ask questions, and is fantastic for the times you take something apart, walk away for 3 days, and then have no idea how it goes back together. It has highly detailed exploded illustrations of nearly everything. Later on, a Hollander's part interchange book is good to have, for ebay parts
    1 point
  12. http://ecihotrodbrakes.com/compact_underfloor_systems.html Go directly here but I suggest a phone call and talk to him about what you need. The kit comes with a MC, bracket and necessary hardware.
    1 point
  13. MarcDeSoto

    WHAT TO DO ?

    Yes, Chrysler cars used many military names during the WWII era. Dodge had Bombadier Blue, Seaplane Blue, Cadet Gray; Chrysler had Spitfire engines; etc. I like the interior on that car, partly original and part seat covers. I like it. I'm not sure why there was a Town Sedan or what the purpose of it was. Possibly some people did not want sucide doors, especially with children.
    1 point
  14. It is still 6v so that's good to know. The cables look proper sized, but 6v systems are fussy about current flow. The short cable from the battery to the solenoid is the primary connection for all your car's electric circuits. Loosen the nut take them off the terminal and clean everything up, put it back together and tighten the not nice and snug but don't over tighten.. D you have one of those simple circuit tester shown in the attached video? If not get one. You can use it to make sure you are getting power to the coil with IGN on. Then make yourself a jumper wire. Get a couple insul
    1 point
  15. Clean the points and make sure they're seeing voltage. A lot of times points will corrode enough from setting that the engine won't fire.
    1 point
  16. Nice start, it gets to be an addiction.
    1 point
  17. Motor was stuck after sitting for the last month and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why. and I mean stuuuuck! Thought it may be transmission related but It turns out I had accidentally ran my mounting bolts into the fluid drive coupling and actually prevented it from turning (circled in photo). Yikes. Of course I took everything off and pulled the head before finding all this out..... Good news is, I found out my engine was rebuilt at some point, I was able to redo my leaking headgasket and so far no leaks. also powerwashed out all the water jackets, flushed the cooling system and cl
    1 point
  18. The engine needs three things to run. A spark, delivered at the proper time and of sufficient strength. This can be checked here's a video on how to check the setting on a non-running engine with nothing more than a timing light. Fuel, your carb has fuel in it, but is it making it into the intake? Not uncommon for a carb to get gummed up from evaporating fuel if it has sat for a long time. Pull the air cleaner and work the throttle linkage by hand ans see if any fuel is squirting in the carb throat, you may have to open the choke butterfly to see this.
    1 point
  19. Plymouthy Adams

    WHAT TO DO ?

    well, if you just bought it and have no clue what to do with it....perhaps you should not have bought it....best just drop that pig off at my house and cut your losses......🤓
    1 point
  20. Friday night the wife and I finally got a chance to cruise around. First we had dinner courtesy of my boss. That was nice since we never get out. Then later we treated ourselves to DQ. Here's the Meadowbrook at rest when the night was over. Sure was fun! 👍
    1 point
  21. Installing stock overdrive tranny upgrade in my coupe. Orig 6 cyl. Anyone have recommendations/experience for quality clutch, pressure plate, bearing and bushing? Mopar- Pro on eBay has "made in the USA" set up for $369... no exch Kanter has individual parts for similar price w/ exch core. Surprisingly can't get straight answers from NAPA or Car Quest Any feedback would be appreciated Thanks
    1 point
  22. Frank Elder

    WHAT TO DO ?

    Holy fecal matter! What a score....I love town sedans! Military maroon yowser.
    1 point
  23. 3-24-21: Been driving the car to work all week. It's been raining most of the week so far, and my car leaks and is wet on the inside. After work I ran a bunch of errands and then stopped at Dairy Queen with my daughter. Then we cruised around for a while. It's always fun.
    1 point
  24. last parts came in today for my lift.......hopefully this is done and done been waiting to put this thing to bed.......buildings are complete also and outfitted for working as needed...now to get back onto a car project or three.....I finished the lift with finals to cover the cable ends and attached gargoyles just for dress....Installed a 30" mirror for to see where I am at when driving on.....few boxes to file away yet....just in time I hope as the weather is breaking a bit for us.
    1 point
  25. pflaming

    Jones Vintage Parts

    One ‘54 Plymouth park lens and base was for sale on eBay for $45. There was a bid option so I bid $25 which was accepted. The part arrived today complete with rubber gasket, four mounting screws, and three lens, two late design, one early and the complete mount. Now that is what I call honest business. Thank you JVP!!!
    1 point
  26. Got new driveshaft from the local shop and got it painted. Went with the Spicer 2-2-349 conversion flanges to accept standard u joints as I didn't have a driveshaft anyways. I was missing one of the rear spacers for the transmission mounts so I made another one from some scrap and got to try out the new plasma cutter today. Worked great so thats a big positive. Wish I had a good sized lathe.....In between routing dad's shop air the M37 project and everything else going on, I answered a few of the previous questions I had: 1.) The three holes are for an alternate style of mount, I
    1 point
  27. A late 50s Mercury wagon I really liked...
    1 point
  28. Taught my wife how to drive the car tonight. She likes to be the passenger, but I told her that in case of an emergency she has to know how to drive it. What better car to learn the clutch than an old Dodge with Fluid Drive! You have to try pretty hard to kill the engine. She did fine. 40mph tops, though
    1 point
  29. This restored Cabover was nice
    1 point
  30. These cars were meant to drive and enjoy fellas, and I don't mean twice a year to some summer car shows. You ain't takin' it with ya, so drive it and be happy
    1 point
  31. knuckleharley

    WHAT TO DO ?

    Every time I look at that car,I want it a little more. I think if it were mine,I would clean up the rust on the bumper and paint it with clear to keep it from rusting again,and then just do my damndest to keep it exactly the way it is in those photos. Original,untouched 40's cars are almost impossible to find anymore,and that one is such a fine example it would almost be a shame to mess with it at this late date. Do you have any history on previous owners and where it was stored and how it was used? My 42 Dodge coupe is an original 30 thousand mile car that
    0 points


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