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Rosco

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About Rosco

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    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Plymouth Deluxe

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    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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    Antique and classic cars

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  1. Rosco

    What Horn

    Andy - every time I see photos of your Dodge, I get very envious! Lol! Love the look of that car. I had a ‘40 Plymouth ( very similar) many years ago - wish I had kept it! Still like my ‘50, though. - Rosco
  2. My first introduction to Mopar was when I was a teenager working summers on my uncle’s farm. My older cousin had a ‘40 Plymouth Road King which he had bought for $35 to drive the back roads at their cottage. He ended up giving me the car which I proceeded to work on and had big plans to hot rod it just a little. I paid $25 for a wrecked ‘57 Chev, pulled the engine and rear end and then, with school, girlfriends etc., ran out of money! I ended up giving the car and parts to another cousin who started a body off restoration but unfortunately got sick and passed away. The car was then sold and I have no idea where it is now. Other Mopars have included several company k-cars and mini vans, a 2005 Chrysler Sebring, my daughter’s 2015 Chrysler 200 and my current 2010 Dodge Caravan and of course my 1950 Plymouth Deluxe survivor with only 42000 miles on it.
  3. I’m 68, but got into this old car hobby a long time ago in my early teens while working alongside my cousin on my uncle’s farm during summer “vacations”. My cousin was into old cars and gave me a ‘40 Plymouth Road King. Well, with one thing and another, and a serious lack of cash at the time, I ended giving that car to another cousin of ours, while vowing to have another one some time down the road. That time finally arrived about five years ago when a friend of my brother’s sold me his original survivor ‘50 Plymouth Deluxe with 38000 original miles on it for a really good price and I’ve been driving and enjoying (with occasional minor wrenching) this car ever since! I certainly enjoy this forum very much and everyone is so very helpful. The thing I like best is that you usually get several replies to inquiries and therefore several different opinions from different people (sometimes from all over the world), all trying to solve the same question or problem.
  4. Try googling “installing 3 point seat belts in 1948 Plymouth”. It will bring you back to a couple of p15-d24.com links as well as a few other websites.
  5. I agree about the brakes. I had the brakes done on my 1950 Plymouth about five years or 3000 +/- miles ago - new wheel cylinders, new linings, new Dot5 fluid etc. - and they’ve been great, even in a panic stop situation (thank goodness it’s only happened once). They’re about due for a checkup (as is the whole car) but they’ve given me no trouble whatsoever and I have always felt safe using the stock, original brake system.
  6. Got my cables back from the shop and installed today. The shop did a nice job and they work great. They are 1g because that is what size the original solenoid to starter cable was that I removed. Again, thanks for all the assistance everyone has provided. Ross
  7. So am I correct in assuming you have two grounds? One to the head and one to the frame?
  8. Thanks to everyone for your input. I discovered that the cable between the solenoid and the starter is (probably) an original cable. It’s a heavier guage than the other two battery cables that were on the car. I wasn’t going to remove it, but I’m glad I did - it’s all cracked, so I’m having a local shop here in St. Catharines make up a set of all three cables in the same guage as that one. We’ll see how that works out.
  9. I’m sure this has been covered at some time on here but I can’t find the info I need, so I’ll ask again - what size (guage) battery cables should I be using on my stock Canadian built 1950 Plymouth? It was brought to my attention at a cruise that I’ve been running with 12 volt cables on the car which were there when I bought the car and I never noticed. It starts and runs fine, but will probably start better, especially when warm with the correct cables. Thanks in advance for any help.
  10. I’m sure this has been covered at some time on here but I can’t find the info I need, so I’ll ask again - what size (guage) battery cables should I be using on my stock Canadian built 1950 Plymouth? It was brought to my attention at a cruise that I’ve been running with 12 volt cables on the car which were there when I bought the car and I never noticed. It starts and runs fine, but will probably start better, especially when warm with the correct cables. Thanks in advance for any help.
  11. I have an original ‘50 Plymouth Deluxe which I drive on the highway quite frequently at speeds between 50 and 60 mph (it seems quite happy around 55). It has new tires and brakes all round and gets checked for safety as well as having all fluids topped up or replaced once a year. These cars are a lot of fun to drive and can be quite safe if driven properly.
  12. Here’s my two cents for what it’s worth. When I bought my car about five years ago, it somehow passed the safety certification, but the first time I took it for a drive, it pulled so hard to the right, it popped the hood open! I immediately took it to my mechanic, who repaired the brake system including relined brake shoes, re-surfaced drums and new wheel cylinders all round, some of which were leaking badly. Everything else was checked thoroughly, including brake lines and the master cylinder, and the system was flushed and refilled with Dot5 fluid. With new tires and the relatively few miles I put on the car each year (approximately 1500 city and highway driving) the original brakes work fine for me.
  13. I’m far from an expert, but I’ve never seen anything like this either. It looks like a by-pass line or an overflow line of some kind. What year and make of vehicle is this on? Hopefully, someone with more expertise will be able to shed some light on this for you. I’ll be following your posts, because I’d like to know what it’s for too!
  14. I have to admit to not having a lot of experience in this area as well, but it looks like a fairly complete car to me. I would try to sell it as is rather than part it out piece by piece. Hopefully, someone with the right skill set (not to mention, cash) can put it back on the road. Just my two cents, for what it’s worth.
  15. I agree - buy it! What’s one more? Your wife will get over it.........won’t she? Lol!
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