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  1. Our daughter Natalie was FINALLY able to get married this past weekend after two postponements and over a year delay due to Covid. It was a great night. She was beautiful, the weather was beautiful and we had friends and family from Colorado, New York, Ohio and Texas make the trip to Florida. The wedding was outside under massive live oak trees with Spanish Moss hanging from the limbs beside a lake. Temps in the low 80s and a steady mild breeze. They used the trunk of my 37 Plymouth coupe for the guests to place their gifts then at the end of the night used it as the get away car.
    17 points
  2. I just scored a new car I’ve wanted for a very long time. This car has 37,400 miles on it! It’s about as original as it could be too. One thing I am amazed about is it doesn’t wander at all. There are a few things I’d like to perfect but I am not going to go overboard. A paint job and minor body repair to prevent rust is the biggest item on my list. I’ve been driving every day and it starts and runs like a near new 49 Plymouth.
    16 points
  3. Many of you have made long trips in your old Mopars but Memorial Day was the first time I've taken the P15 outside our local county. It was a beautiful late spring day and perfect for pointing the old car north on US 31 for the ninety-mile trip to Franklin, TN to visit the grand-daughter and family. US 31 was the primary route for traveling between Nashville and Birmingham before the creation of I-65. The highway passes a quarter mile from my house and I was able to drive it all the way to Franklin without ever leaving the old road. The highway passes through wonderful valleys and
    15 points
  4. Hi Everyone - I wanted to share pictures of the 1948 D-24 that I bought a few months ago from a 101 year old WWII veteran. He was getting ready to move into a Nursing Home and had to sell off his possessions. The car has about 85,000 original miles on it and lived most of its life garaged in a barn. For that reason the body is remarkably good shape and the interior is not too bad either for being 100% original. It runs very well and the engine idles smooth. The only issue that I have discovered thus far is that it seems to slip when in 3rd gear and accelerating hard. I don't know if this
    12 points
  5. Nicholas had hoped to have the P15 ready to drive to graduation today. But just a bit shy of street legal still. Should be ready to drive to a few of his classmates graduation parties. Anyway he looks sharp in his graduation tux (the tradition at his school for graduation) and its a timeless look next to the P15.
    12 points
  6. Thank you so much to the great members on this forum for the help, advice and direction which has helped get my 1935 Plymouth PJ back on the road and driving. Not sure how many members here shoot film with large format cameras, but it is a passion that goes hand in hand with vintage cars/trucks. A few days ago the Plymouth posed for a few images taken with a Blair field view 5 x 7 camera (vintage 1890) on black and white film. Thought sharing a few images might be fun.
    11 points
  7. RobertKB

    Out and About

    Nothing special today. Just out cruising in the ‘51 Dodge D39 business coupe and stopped at my favourite location. I just like all the greens at this time of year. I can open the trunk lid and use the trunk floor to sit on and have a cool one.
    10 points
  8. Hey All, I'm in the process of rebuilding my generator and starting motor, and quickly discovered how freaking tight the pole screws are in there, how round and unwieldy the motors are, and how easy it is to mangle the screw slots, no matter how careful I am. Motor's manual shows one of these neat devices: I'm sure one or more of you guys has a crate full of them. But for the rest of us... Two hunks of 4x4 lumber, all thread, nuts and washers, Harbor Freight 1/2 drive impact socket, 1/2 extension, breaker bar, threaded pipe flange reversed
    10 points
  9. Worden18

    Me and the American

    5-29-21: Well everybody, I ran across this little car and absolutely could not pass it up. It's a 1960 AMC Rambler American Super. It's powered by a 90hp 195 cubic inch flathead. It has a 3 speed "Flash-O-Matic" automatic transmission. The previous owner is 71 years old and had owned the car for 8 or 9 years. He pulled it out of a friend's personal junkyard (I'll upload those pictures later), where it had sat for more than 20 years. It was last licensed in Iowa in 1975 before the previous owner got it road worthy. So everything was wrong with the car. The previous owner
    9 points
  10. Proud Dad Moment. This is a link to the local car show that came out to visit nicholas https://speedandshine.com/47-plymouth/
    9 points
  11. I purchased a 1948 Special Deluxe convertible from an estate in Kentucky. I wasn’t able to speak to anyone in the family but I did have a phone conversation with the neighbor. The gentleman that owned the car for 30 years was a retired Air Force officer and had several old cars. I had the car trailered to me in Texas. It’s in great shape and has 71,000 original miles. I’ve given it a tune up, replaced the plugs and wires, change the oil and gave her a good cleaning. I have to say the forum was a great reference. I installed NGK plugs and put in straight 30 oil. A hot rod shop that’s clo
    9 points
  12. Picked up this project on October 16th 2020. Six months later I went to my first Cruze night on April 20th 2021.
    9 points
  13. keithb7

    Out And About - Greenery

    I was thinking about RobertKB's posts mentioning the nice greenery. Green car. Green grass. Green leaves...It's summer. I tried Roberts idea. Lots of green out there, be careful. Had a nice evening cruise tonight. Had a beer with some friends. We wait all winter for these days. Enjoy them.
    8 points
  14. I keep meaning to come on here and write an update. I've been busy: A friend dug out an old Black & Decker valve seat kit (older than this car) so I gave it a whirl. The worst one (previously pictured) turned out just sort of fair; it will seal, I can say that. Most cleaned up nicely. My friend is experienced mostly with Model A's and old tractors and has reassured me it will be just fine...which is good enough for me I bought a set of NOS Mopar Power Punch Oil Saver rings from Deception Pass and performed my first ring job. In 5 or 6 of the cylinders the top one or two rings
    7 points
  15. Yes we received it with a 42 insert. Nicholas liked the look so he kept it. Gents and ladies. Nicholas is getting focused on going to college. we move him in end of next week and he's not going to have his car the first semester (perhaps first year we will see how he hits the ground). I suspect he'll take an extended brake from the forum. I think he has one last post planned to close this specific thread out before he heads off. Thank you so much for all the advice and encouragement you provided him over the past three years.
    7 points
  16. RobertKB

    Out and About

    Same location, different car. I had my ‘48 Dodge D25 club coupe out today. Both it and the ‘51 Dodge above, are Canadian Dodges based on the Plymouth but with Dodge trim. I’ll try to get my 3rd and last old Mopar out tomorrow or the next day in the same location, my 1953 Plymouth.
    7 points
  17. All this talk of Huppmobiles and no pictures.
    7 points
  18. Big hit yesterday at my friends graduation party
    7 points
  19. Still working on making it look better, but out for a drive today. First stop O'Reilly's to say thanks to the team for helping us find a lot of the odds and ends. Fasted speed on the main road the speedometer read 55, but the gps tracker on my phone clocked me at 60. That was just comfortably going with the flow of traffic. Engine running at high rpms at that speed so pretty sure that top end for me anyway.
    7 points
  20. I store my 48 at my parents cabin about 110 miles from home. With all the happenings of 2020 and cancelled events I never brought it home last summer. Did go up there last July and drive it around the property a little bit. Today I hitched a ride with the parents to bring it home. On the forth cycle of cranking for 10-15 seconds I got a sputter and she was running on the 5th. Cranked off the trip home with no issues on 2019 fuel! Sorry for no pics but the one I wanted to take when I saw 2 deer on the dirt road out of the cabin didn't happen- they were faster to run than I was grabbing for my p
    7 points
  21. On this day. Monday, May 24, 2021 at 3:30 pm. I was able to get the brake lights to work properly My P15 1947 Plymouth 2 Door Sedan is now street legal 😎
    7 points
  22. This evening I asked my wife to go out on date. Picked her up in the garage. Took her to McD’s for some fries. She said “ Our dates out haven’t changed much since we were 16. Same color old Mopar, green. (It was a 76-ish Dodge Dart 2 door). We got older so did the cars.” In the parking lot a nice old man approached. He looked to be in about his mid 80’s. He Shuffled over. Skinny and flopping around in his pants. Lol. Poor sweet old bugger. We’re all headed there. He says “I just wanted to tell you that your car is one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen.
    7 points
  23. I estimate that the membership here, like me, might enjoy the look of a fresh clean block. I dropped in at the local machine shop today for an update. Regarding my 1938 Plymouth engine. It will be a 25” 237 ci engine. Progress report includes all work complete but crank mains to be cut. I will pick up everything on Wed evening as it will be complete. Then I can start building it back up. Partial list of work includes: .005 off the head. Block deck was skimmed. Valve grind. Rods checked and true. New valve guides. 228 ci bored over to stock bore 237 ci. New block plu
    6 points
  24. Now that COVID has ebbed and the new Bonneville lakester has completed it's new car shakedowns at El Mirage dry lake, it's time to dive into a few stagnant projects. First up is prototype #1 of my new "sleeper" head. This looks nothing like the end product, but is going on my '29 DeSoto roadster, Bonnie. I intentionally milled and polished it to inspect the quality of the casting, which I must say is simply outstanding. I then went a step further and gave it an old school hot rod prototype look. The real end product will look identical to a bone-stock 23" head, including provi
    6 points
  25. Bonnie, a 1929 DeSoto Model K roadster, parking in '51 with a cracked block and a broken front left leaf spring, is now fitted with a '50 23", EDGY cam, Shanefelt intake, vintage Fentons, Holley 48s, and will be the the recipient of the prototype head. Tranny is a S10 T5 case with '91 Camaro gears. Axles and wheels are '31 DeSoto in order to get away from the '29s six lug wheels and split rims. Dash is '31 Chrysler. #BonnieDeSoto
    6 points
  26. ok i AGREE WITH EVERYONE COMMENTS ONTHE TOPIC OF PARTS. This is why I have been collecting and scanning the old auto manufacturers parts catalogs over the past 35 years. I always verify what a seller is selling on ebay such as a volt reulatorg to make sure it is the correct Autolite number or Echlin or Blue Streak part number. I have suggested to many members to get copies of the old catalogs so that you can verify what you are looking for and also when you go to swap meets so you can look for the good old American made parts and not rely on the Over sea junk. Mos
    6 points
  27. Well,the prime questions are "Is it complete mechanically,does it run,drive,and stop,and if it is not complete,what is missing?" The next question should be "Does it have a clear title,and do the numbers on this clear title match the actual numbers on the car?" Do NOT spend a dime on the car until you verify this. Not even a down payment. Should be THE number 1 thing you do once the negoiating is complete and you have agreed to buy the car,but it needs to be done BEFORE you hand over any money. The next question,and an important one,is do you have any mechanical experi
    6 points
  28. RobertKB

    Out and About

    I’ll combine them as there is other content between the car pictures. All same location and the cars in the same orientation. Love the old Mopars!! Sunday Monday Tuesday
    5 points
  29. Hickory

    Miss you guys

    Due to unfortunate events and a total loss of the 49, I haven't been on the forum for 7 months now. It's still a hard pill to swallow after all that work. I had an urge to lurk on the forum today and just wanted to check in.
    5 points
  30. My kind of car. My favorites are unrestored survivors. Just my preference, but I'd have to leave it just as it is!
    5 points
  31. Yes, rebuilders often painted the engines in their "own" colors. I.e., Sears rebuilds (marketed as replacements) were a red color. And Chrysler products dealers often obtained replacement engines from other companies. Just me, but I have doubts that any original flat 6 MoPar engine was other than silver. I've never seen an original engine that wasn't. Although I imagine there are some quirks out there for various reasons. I also take "experts" with a grain of salt. I know many that are mistaken on some things, but because they are "experts", they refuse to acknowledge it.
    5 points
  32. allbizz49

    Plain Jane

    New Coopers this morning and I installed saddle blanket seat covers for now. Trying to make it to the DMV today to finish my transfer and registration. They need to do a vin verification. Hopefully I'll be taking my girlfriend for a half and half at Fosters Freeze tonight with my new girlfriend Jane😁
    5 points
  33. collection of overdue speeding tickets in the glove box......🤡
    5 points
  34. The Carter Ball & Ball after the rebuild.
    5 points
  35. Hey y’all I’ve been wrenching a little lately. Finally got a modern heatercore with 12v fans to adapt, and this week I replaced my leaky old dakota steering rack with a rebuilt unit. I’m also replacing the pump, lines, and tie rod ends. It’s kind of the last of the service parts to get replaced from the donor dakota. The tie rods were whupped, the frame mount bushings on the rack were all split and starting to dryrot, and it generally all leaked and puked despite giving good road feel and easy steering. So far the rack, hoses, and tie rod ends are mounted, the t
    5 points
  36. A few more tasks finished. Such as tailgate and found a few hub caps.
    5 points
  37. Anybody else experience this. When driving the old cars around you get way more thumbs us up, honks , comments, etc. from the twenty something crowd than any other demographic. Or is it because older people just more reserved?
    5 points
  38. Sniper

    Old Car Stuff

    the oldest thing I put in my car is my carcass, lol. Nothing along the lines of what you are talking abuot though.
    4 points
  39. Also, here's a few after a bath and hooking up a battery just to see what all worked.
    4 points
  40. 4 points
  41. I still call it Don's car. lol I've done nothing but fix a few minor things and continue with much of the work that he already started. I was glad I was able to keep my promise to him and get the car on the road while he was still around to see it in person. I certainly miss the chats we had both before and after I picked up his ride.
    4 points
  42. Just my humble opinion, worth exactly what you've paid for it but... The T-handle Overdrive cable is for locking the Overdrive into direct drive mainly for parking so the car won't roll. The Sprag Clutch will allow movement in one direction (but not in the other) when the handle is in. A car stuck in gear will still move (with difficulty) by forcing the engine to revolve. Of course if the engine is stuck as well, it won't. Brake friction material will rust to drums (and rotors) causing the car not to move. On an early post war Mopar the parking brake set for decades co
    4 points
  43. I know that this doesn't sound like fun. remove the radiator, one for convenience and your going to replace the hoses. remove the carb and stuff something in the intake. First job is to remove the head and turn the engine over by hand. Then remove the oil pan and shovel out the oil. Then get back to us.
    4 points
  44. Simple self tapping screw and a pry bar removed all of mine ...
    4 points
  45. It's simple. The thinner oil starts flowing and lubing the bearings quicker. Why would you think this is a bad thing,or even not desirable? The cars were designed to use 30 wt non-detergent oil when they were new because it was the best oil they could get at that time. The modern oil starts out thinner and gets heavier/thicker as the engine warms. I can think of no set of circumstances where this would be less desirable.
    4 points
  46. The last few times I went to a local bearing house to match up bearings I left frustrated. They made a lousy effort to try. They really were not interested in helping me. I do the work myself and get the results I need. I’m old enough to remember when a good partsperson was very valuable to someone who worked on automobiles. That person was able to earn a decent living too. Before computers dumbed down the partsperson trade. Do you get what you pay for? Today you may need to work a little harder to earn what you get in value. If you would rather just flop out $100 bills and buy par
    4 points
  47. tom'sB2B

    Show your gardens

    Here is part of mine.
    4 points
  48. Side by side for the first time 😋
    4 points


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