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  1. 4 points
    keithb7

    In Memory of Don Coatney

    Don was a great example of the spirit of this forum. He openly shared his experience and knowledge, He coached many of us, to keep our old Mopars alive and running. It is through examples like Don and many others on this forum that I have learned how to be a productive, active, participating member here. Don has given us examples of what we need to continue to do to help keep the old-Mopar community spirit alive for future generations. Thank you Don. Lucky for all of us, your lifetime of experience is recorded here. We only need to search for a topic and find your posts to help guide us. RIP Don.
  2. 2 points
    tanda62

    Four speed transmission parts

    If you have a 4 speed, casting number C88221, here are a couple of parts I have found. Gasket set from Big Mikes Motor Pool - Order the set for a M37. Rear oil seal from Napa - Part number 21210. Hope this information helps. Here is a picture of my reassembled and painted transmission.
  3. 2 points
    Worden18

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    My camera (at a distance) somehow takes pictures that make things look much better than they actually are... including myself I'm sure!😆 The Meadowbrook has seen better days by far, but I like it the way it is. No stressing about scratches, dents, salt, sand, rain, etc.
  4. 2 points
    keithb7

    We and the Windsor 2018

    Been bound up in the house for a while. Wanted to get out. Took off on a solo cruise. Wow, gas is sure cheap! 0.87/litre. Streets are mostly bare. It’s the weirdest thing to drive them and see so little people. The old girl is running fantastic. The engine starts quicker than a new car. I was feeling a little like “upper crust” maybe, back in the day, while out cruising today. She’s a fine, fine example of American engineering. Thank you Chrylser engineers. If there’s any around to read this, you killed it. Today in an eroded valley. Hills composed of ancient river bottom silt.
  5. 2 points
    Ward Duffield

    Lets see pic of your trucks

    '46 WD-15 OUT OF Yreka, CA
  6. 2 points
    rjoiner57

    1949 Dodge 1 ton

    I am sorry it took so long to get back on this, the truck is currently sitting on a property 2 ferry rides, and about 4 1/2 hours of travel away from me, and im currently getting ready to bring the truck back over to the mainland.
  7. 1 point
    Todd B

    Coronavirus

    Instead of high jacking the barbecue thread I figured I would start a new one. Wisconsin’s nutty governor just shut down all the schools until April 6. (Statewide) I cannot imagine the impact this is going to put on the parents and there jobs. There is not enough daycares now and I’m sure that’s next to be shut down.
  8. 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.
  9. 1 point
    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?
  10. 1 point
    Spencer1

    Coronavirus

    Hi I am living here close to a corona hotspot in Germany. Colleagues already infected and at home. The wave will get a little bit later to you also. The messages in the news and especially in the social media will create a lot of panic among you. People are getting crazy when entering the supermarket. All this only because the public communication is creating panic! But if you go outside, live seems to continue as usual. Spring time and sun is shining. And dont look at the spanish flu. Winter 2017 to 2018 only in Germany we had 25000 deaths caused by the normal flue. And believe me, nobody took any notice about that. So be careful with corona. Spoke with a colleague today who got it during his staying in Italy. After infecting some more colleagues he decided to go home. Avoid unnecessary social contacts for some weeks, dont shake hands, dont be close to other persons in closed rooms, wash your hands and keep young people and children far away from the elder people. Believe me, the main danger is not the virus, but the stupidity of the people. But there is no reason for panic. At least for most of us it feels like a normal cold. But you must protect the elder people.
  11. 1 point
    Plymouthy Adams

    Coronavirus

    road warrior, no rules.....radioactive water.....maybe a tad of Waterworld thrown in....I swore I passed by a house today and there was toilet paper out on the clothes line drying....good news is, few people will get TPed….
  12. 1 point
    Los_Control

    Coronavirus

    I had a medical procedure coming up Last Monday, Simple shot of cortisone in my spine. Been waiting a few months for my appointment after agreeing to try it. I thought about canceling it. Is at the Lubbock spine institute, 2 hour drive one way, they move 40-50 patients a day through this place, every patient has to have a driver with them .... People travel from all around to get there ..... perfect spot to catch the virus. All said and done, I went, 3 days later came down with flue like symptoms. Just common, headache, fever, feel a lil weak in the knees .... Today am not 100%, but feel better and out in the shop in cold 50 degree rainy weather. Just wanting to do something. Is it the corona virus? I doubt it, more likely to be a common flue. It could be the corona virus, I will never know. I would simply be one of the millions that stay home and deal with it, and never report it. In the mean time, the main stream news and media is creating such a stir and panic over what I consider to be a serious health issue, I also consider the common flue to be a serious health issue. Sometimes I wish we the people would hold these news organizations accountable for the damage THEY cause.
  13. 1 point
    Plymouthy Adams

    Coronavirus

    you know when this gets serious...only when Wal_mart will close.... looking online to see if a local retailer has a product in stock I can use....Tractor Supply....they have a online notice to customer concerning this virus and their actions....little common sense in action.
  14. 1 point
    Plymouth Owners Club facebook page is where I found a possible answer. MAIN METERING JET at the bottom of the bowl. I went through a box of extra parts and found a larger larger jet. I installed the larger jet and made a little adjjustment on the float (Higher). Went for a a little test ride. Eased the car up to 70, now on a nicer day I'll do a tune-up. Tomorow I get to share the news with the Plymouth Owner's Club, Tall Pines Region spring meeting. YAY ME!!!
  15. 1 point
    Dodgeb4ya

    Coronavirus

    The local Puyallup swap meet...cancelled... statewide all schools, colleges closed till April 27th. No gatherings of 250 people or more. Theft of TP from jobsite Sanicans.? OMG It's the end of the world!!!!!🤯
  16. 1 point
    Plymouthy Adams

    Coronavirus

    many are going to learn the value of having a contingency plan in reserve...even with that hardships are going to be plenty....
  17. 1 point
    Worden18

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    3-8-20: All of my kids rode with, including the baby. She immediately fell asleep. Here we are meeting my wife at Jack's Bar & Grill for supper. Got lots of waves today. Car ran great. My older daughter was telling me how the Meadowbrook is the only car we have that she can read in and not get car sick 😆
  18. 1 point
    Worden18

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    2-29-20: Final shots before I put her away. 😊
  19. 1 point
    Worden18

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    2-23-20: Went out for a cruise with the kids. 40F and sunny today. Gosh that was nice! We stopped at the market for some snacks and when we came out a trucker stood admiring the Meadowbrook. His name is Karl and he is from Quebec City in Canada. He said next stop was North Dakota to drop off some things and then to Portland Oregon, and then California to pick some stuff up and come back this way. He asked me a lot of questions about the Meadowbrook, including if I had to put leaded gas in it. We chatted for about 15 minutes. It was a good visit and he was a nice fellow. Pic 2: at the supermarket for a few groceries and then home. The sun was going down by this point and it was cooling off. We had the heater on low to stay toasty.
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    I recently had to use plastic tooling to install a center glass with new rubber...had a helper push against the glass as I worked the rubber lip.
  22. 1 point
    keithb7

    New Car Day! 1938 P6 Plymouth Deluxe

    Thanks for the feedback @classiccarjack. I figure there’s probably no shortage of folks on here like me, who cannot seem to get enough of these old Mopars. I hope that sharing my progress and the odd video on nothing but my passion, breeds community spirit here among us. There’s probably a few beginner folks viewing here, with little car repair experience. There may also be folks who maybe used to wrench, but for various reasons cannot anymore. Maybe there’s folks who are reluctant to start a major project on their old Mopar. Perhaps lacking the confidence. Or maybe its a lack of motivation? We do know there’s some well respected, experienced mechanics here too. Maybe they smile and remember when they rebuilt their first transmission. If I can reach out to any of these people via my thread here, I figure it’s worth my time to keep posting. To some, maybe we’re thought of as an odd bunch. The old pre-muscle car Mopar guys...Maybe we are odd, but we have a great community here and am glad to contribute to it.
  23. 1 point
    johnsartain

    Which heater looks right ?

    I am using this heater, a Mopar Deluxe Model 36
  24. 1 point
    40Club

    265 Chrysler Industrial Project Engine

    Loren i built a 265 .030 over and milled .085 off the head and used stock cam with no interference . before i purchased an Edgy Head.
  25. 1 point
    Give him some credit Pops.......most kids can't even change a u joint at his age and look what he has accomplished so far.
  26. 1 point
    He didn't want me to post this when we started the tear down two years ago, but I'm going to embarrass now anyway. He's earned at least one vanity pose.
  27. 1 point
    I like the Nascar explanation. I'm going with that 😎
  28. 1 point
    Okay, This video is from last night at about 11:00 pm. OMG!
  29. 1 point
    Plumbing at the carbs is 5/16 CN inverted flares into a T for 5/16 inverted flares. We plan to use fuel hose from there to the mechanical pump which will have an elbowed 5/16 inverted flare nipple to take the hose. Nipples are long enough on each end to put two hose clips and also putting a little airplane sealant on the nipples to improve seal and grip. I may take that longer pipe on the front and shorten it to come in a bit closer to the carb. Before we seal everything in we also plan to try this with the pipes to the inboard side of the carbs, It fits both ways, and see which side looks cleaner. Need to work out the throttle linkage first. We got the material from O'Reilly's, but the mech at Diversified Creations (Brighton MI) bent the pipe for us at a reasonable fee. They bend a whole lot more pipe each week than I ever will, so It made all the difference in how this turned out. You don't want to see the bends that dad or I were able to make.
  30. 1 point
    keithb7

    We and the Windsor 2018

    @tjlarson88 I hear that if you buy some Irish Spring bars of soap, break them up and place them in various places in the car the mice avoid it. The smell I guess? I have also seen where the car is jacked up and placed on 4 jack stands. However small plastic buckets, get a cut out in the bottom. Then turned upside down and placed over the jackstands. The buckets small enough that they don't touch the ground. The mice cannot climb up the jackstands. The wheels are off the ground. The mice cannot get up into your car while in storage. See here:
  31. 1 point
    I got my first 6 volt battery in 1956. $11.00 . I had a 35 Plymouth that I drove on farm roads, I used the same battery in a 40 and later in a 50 which was my first "road car" I got 11 years use from it in three different cars. I have achieved the same results from a modern,( generally group 2) battery used in similar cars. Sometimes I am disappointed but battery life has generally been satisfactory. The secret is to not let them sit for lengthy periods of time in a discharged state.
  32. 1 point
    These are as bought pics. I'll post clean ones later. I'm not sure if I'm going to buy rims and tires or not.if I did what is the bolt pattern? Also is there an aftermarket interior kit?
  33. 1 point
    Nick, you are on the road to being a mechanic, not just a parts assembler. Proud of you.
  34. 1 point
    If your car is a Deluxe, that is the correct thermostat housing. According to the service manual only Special Deluxe had the the by-pass housing.
  35. 1 point
    Loren

    265 Chrysler Industrial Project Engine

    There's an EDGY cylinder head on eBay right now. At last look it was up to $960. There was also a Spitfire head. Looking at both of those and a stock head, there doesn't seemed to be much difference. Certainly not $960 worth. The current EDGY heads have the Navarro ledge over the exhaust valve which is intriguing but is it worth $1,400? I used to get into big arguments with my Dad over parts. I tell him "You don't need that and you can spend your money better elsewhere." To which he'd reply, "I don't care what I need, it's what I want that counts!" I was an expert at pushing his buttons so I'd follow that with "Yeah I know if it don't go Chrome it!" Anyway, I suspect that a stock head milled for compression is the most effective way to get a little more compression for the least amount of money. Once I get the cam back I will check the valve clearance at maximum lift, then I know how much it can be safely milled. Knowing that in spite of the fact there is clearance, there is a point of diminishing returns. You can reduce the intake flow on some engines by milling too much. Ed Winfield said that 7.5 to 1 was the max for a Model A Ford. The Chrysler is a much different ball game. The heads have a lot more room around the valves and that 4 3/4 inch stroke gives plenty of time for cylinder filling. Besides that stock iron head appeals to me. Everybody expects an aluminum head engine to go fast, but stock heads are under estimated.
  36. 1 point
    Sorry no only have the one full flow engine they are rare in this part of the world. I have a quire regarding oil flow. Restricting oil to the cam bearing to me is not going to send more to other parts of the engine. These engines are running at 40-45 psi and this is governed by the pressure relief valve. Restricting oil to one place is only going to send more oil through the pressure relieve back to sump. Granted over sizing holes and galleries to the crank potentially will increase flow, but without larger bearing to crank clearances oil flow is not going to increase. Increasing pressure to me is the way to send more oil to various parts. This is of course relative to engine RPM but these engines are known for there long life in day to day operation even if you like to push them slightly over their red line limit. If you want to push these long stroke babies to extreme RPM ok things will require more flow. Back on the original forum there were stories of the guys pushing these engines racing in the day. 5500 RPM was not to much of a problem, 6000 and you went around and picked up the bits you left on the track, went home and started on your next engine rebuild. Lack of oil did not seem to be the problem the strength of the parts spinning at high rpm was their down fall. Tony
  37. 1 point
    pflaming

    Age 80, a new normal

    I’m there, 81 in September so best to say some thankyous. (1) Names very difficult but Plymouthy Adams, Tim Estrada, Casper 50, Bob Riding quickly emerge. (2) Quick, unexpected passing of friends and relatives. Lost two, one with a six month illness, the other a 60 day illness. (3) personal note: my health seems to be good, only two pills per day, eye sight is fine, no apparent heart or lung problems. But do have a severe hearing loss, I.e., cannot hear without my hearing aid, and now struggling with leg strength (4) forum gratitude : when I started 12 years ago did not understand intake vs exhaust manifold, , the three essentials for an engine to run, the difference between an engine and a motor, negative/ positive ground, body vs chassis. This forum taught me mechanical skills, personal tolerance, better respect for alternate views, religion, politics, and profanity are toxic, the means and value of internet friendships. Few things have been as enjoyable, rewarding, mental expansion as what I have enjoyed this past decade. So then, my unreserved, heartfelt gratitude to each and all. I trust this post is premature, but better that than never. Paul Flaming aka pflaming
  38. 1 point
    joecoozie

    Just HAD to buy this one....

    Here are a few more pics Joe
  39. 1 point
    The valve built into the original master cylinder is more like a 10lb residual valve. My disc brakes were dragging with it in there. I removed it and added no external valves and it’s been working fine for some time now. Even after sitting for weeks I never have a low pedal. Adam
  40. 1 point
    Douglas

    1946-1948 Plymouth door panel help

    One more update. I received the door panels yesterday. All holes are cut beautifully. Very much worth the money.
  41. 1 point
    Douglas

    1946-1948 Plymouth door panel help

    Hello modracer. The company on eBay is collectorsautosupplyinc. All of there panels are made but R.E.M. remautoinc.com. Just got my kick panels delivered in red. Rear panels came last week and door panels have shipped. Check it out.
  42. 1 point
    Frank Elder

    scarebird brake conversion

    Good for you Don. I would rather give my tools to deserving people that respect them while I still have decision making capabilities rather than have them pilfered by unworthies [relatives that don't return things they borrow.] in my dotage. Or worse sold by my loving yet clueless wife to some schmuck at one of her garage sales.........hopefully after the funeral.....lol.
  43. 1 point
    keithb7

    We and the Windsor 2018

    It would seem that Mother Nature read my post here and decided to remind me...”In like a Lion.” I woke up to about an 1” of fresh snow this morning. It did warm up enough to melt again later in the day. I tinkered some more on the ‘53 after work then took it out for another evening test drive. Actually there’s nothing left to test. It just sounds like a good excuse to put on another a mile or so. My older son, (he’ll be 21 soon) dropped by for visit today. Funny enough, just before dinner. So he ate with us and he followed me out to the garage. When I fired up the ‘53 he grabbed his coat and was hanging around the car with a big grin. Up to this point he’s kept his distance from the ‘53. It intimidates him I think. Can’t say I blame him. My younger son and I spent a big part of last summer uncovering all hidden the problems in the car. The gas station breakdowns. The, barely made-it-home stories. The noises. The little tricks we used to keep it out cruising. We worked through them all while son #1 likely shook his head at us. He’d never asked to drive it and turned down my offers to let him. Leading #2 son to then shake his head. Lol. It seems #1 is building confidence. He’s seen the hours I’ve put into repairing the car. The incidents and stories dwindled out by late last summer. Tonight he took up my offer to drive. His first time behind the wheel. He grinned at the big steering wheel. He asked me twice about what to do with the clutch. Park brake? Where? Lol. Loved the huge turning radius. It was fun. More great memories. Big grins all around. Back in the garage. Clocks change on Sat nite. It’s comming.
  44. 1 point
    Blue

    Four speed transmission parts

    Nice and clean. That will good in your truck. That year is synch, correct?
  45. 1 point
    Brent B3B

    1948-53 PH Rear Bumpers......

    i know i'm late to the party, off my 53 parts truck. looks like it could be put to good use in those California summers.....
  46. 1 point
    48Dodger

    1948-53 PH Rear Bumpers......

    I don't remember Patina being a factory color..... I think he's talking about the appearance of being sacrilegious....not being completely angelic. lol "Because it is better to look good than to feel good!" Fernando's Hideaway (billy crystal snl) 48D
  47. 1 point
    Big Man, I am indeed 'FedoraGent' of Fedora Lounge fame. Good to see you again old friend. It's been far too long. All I need are the parts and I know I can make it work. I have started a thread on "The Lounge" in the Golden Era. Take a look. FG.
  48. 1 point
    Hello, Fedoragent. Would you happen to be the same "Fedoragent" on the Fedora Lounge board? If so, you may know me as "Big Man" from there. You will find that the folks here are the best to answer your questions. I started driving a '48 Plymouth just a little over a month ago and have had several questions answered quickly here. The folks here are a great resource, especially to a new owner/driver of an old car. I'm in almost the same boat as you with the e-brake. While all (as far as I can tell) of my parts are there, the brake will not hold. Fixing the e-brake will be my next "project".
  49. 1 point
    grey beard

    12v conversion

    BTW, Everybody and his toothless cousin uses the old GM 10-SI alternator, when they switch to 12 volts. That old reliic is likely the only thing keepin' the company afloat these days - they musta' made a blue million of 'em. That bein' said, GM quit making that old boat anchor back in 1986, and replaced it with the CS130. This is an alternator that is nearly half the size of the old 10-SI. It has two cooling fans instead of one, is lighter, stronger - more output by far - and no one seems to know about these things. I bought a nice used one at a salvage yard for $20 and it works like a charm. They use only two wires and will excite at idle without revving things up when the motor is cold. Even have an extra terminel for a tachometer! How lucky can ya' get? It's the only alternator to use today, and seems like no one is aware of it. Google the thing and check it out for yerself . . . JMHO Good Luck and Happy New Year t
  50. 0 points
    JBNeal

    Coronavirus

    I was talking to a friend about how ppl are coming unglued, sharing what we've seen in our respective parts of the state...she was wondering how much worse it was going to get cuz neither of us have seen anything like this, and Harvey was headed this way 31 months ago...Cyberattack, of course...russians + iranians have been suspected of accessing our power grid to knock it offline akin to what happened back in '96 when we were both in Lubbock and the power went out one summer morning and stayed out for the better part of 1 day...no TV, no radio, no internets, no AC in triple digit weather, stores couldn't sell anything, traffic lights were out...it was crazy, and that's not even a big city like Houston or DFW...she's on lockdown of sorts as she is regional director of several nursing homes, restricted contact with outsiders including her own children, scheduled temperature monitoring and reporting...she has already had to deal with several incidents with family members of residents insistent on seeing their loved ones but not listening to "the gatekeepers" protocol restrictions...shouting, screaming, shoving matches, one gal tried to push thru 2 nurses and had to be tackled just cuz she wanted to check on mawmaw, had to call the cops on several of'm...my friend is stressed out, so are her staffs, and there's no end in sight...she joked that they better not shut down the liquor stores or there are gonna be riots, she's already warned a few nurses to drink (and medicate) more responsibly between shifts...the hospital nurses I know haven't seen anything bad yet but are making preparations...they are all watching what is happening in Italy and are very unsettled as what is happening there is about 10-14 days before it happens here as we are following a parallel trajectory...so we're all taking everything one day at a time while the crackpots run amok 😳
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