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Rosco

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About Rosco

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

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    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Antique and classic cars

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  1. Rosco

    Keeping busy

    Hope everyone is well and keeping busy during this period of “social distancing” and stress. Just wondering what everyone is up to and what you are doing to keep from getting “cabin fever”. Personally, I’m just about to start cleaning up my car and getting it ready to wake up from it’s winter hibernation. It’s still a bit early here in Canada, but I just can’t wait to get out driving! I’m also finally getting around to organizing all the old paperwork (old ownerships, insurance forms, previous bills of sale, bills/receipts etc.) and putting it in a binder. Stay safe out there - social distance, stay home, wash your hands often and listen to your local health officials. We’ll get through this. Ross
  2. Now that the car is all cleaned up, it looks really good! I’m not an expert, but are you sure it’s just a Deluxe and not a Special Deluxe? I don’t see any model script on the front fender and with the stone guards on the rear fenders and a few more chrome bits (which look to be in very good shape, by the way), it looks more like a Special Deluxe. Just my two cents worth. Either way, you’ve got a really nice looking car there!
  3. Rosco

    Merry Christmas

    Thanks, Andy - the fat guy arrived just fine here in the Great White North and right on time. Its now 10 a.m. on Boxing Day here and after a busy Christmas Day of opening presents, travelling two hours each way back and forth to my brother’s place for dinner and of course, eating and visiting with family, its time to relax a bit and spend some down time on the couch, watching the Canadian junior hockey team beat up on the Americans at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship tournament in the Czech Republic! Lol! May the best team win! - Ross
  4. Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  5. As one ‘50 Plymouth Deluxe owner to another, congratulations and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing the pictures and trust me, there are no stupid questions. There are a lot of people on this forum with a great deal of experience with these cars and they are always willing to help out, so ask away!
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. So am I correct in assuming you have two grounds? One to the head and one to the frame?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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