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Sam Buchanan

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  1. Here are two threads on the mounts you might find interesting, the first one is a thread I started. https://p15-d24.com/topic/50844-engine-mounts-p15-caution/ And the second one: This is a case where aftermarket parts may not be exact replacements.....I suspect you have some experience with this.....
  2. Check the front motor mount to see if it looks correct, if not the tranny may be tilted up. That is quite the project!
  3. Then I have to wonder if the gear selector shaft is installed correctly in the gearshift housing, I just can't see how the linkage would work with the arm oriented the way it is in your photo. From what I can see in your photo the trans mounts look correct if they are resting on the frame crossmember. The photo I attached previously shows the mounts I installed if you look closely. I don't envy you assembling this car that was taken apart by someone else.....I have a hard enough time putting mine back together after I have slept a night or two! 😁
  4. Once you determine the rear end ratio you can calculate rpm with a calculator like this one: https://spicerparts.com/calculators/transmission-ratio-rpm-calculator
  5. Here is the proper orientation of the shift arms on my '48 when in neutral (wish mine was as clean as yours!): You must get a manual! https://www.amazon.com/1946-1954-Plymouth-Repair-Manual-Reprint/dp/B00435KT6S/ref=sr_1_4?crid=MA5FQLPNKZ4Q&keywords=manual+1948+plymouth&qid=1669730697&sprefix=manual+1948+plymoth%2Caps%2C103&sr=8-4
  6. When I removed the flywheel for refacing, the oil pan and rear crank journal cap had to be removed so the studs could be pushed forward and removed so the flywheel could be dropped from the bellhousing. There was no other way to accomplish this on my 218. Yes, installing the flywheel is a bit of grunt work but I found the trick was to position a stud at the bottom of the crank flange so the flywheel could be hung on it until slipped fully into place on the crank flange. The nut was then started on the stud to prevent the flywheel from falling. Then it was just a simple matter of rotating the crank (remove the spark plugs!) until each remaining stud could be inserted at the "bottom" of the flange. As mentioned above, be absolutely positive the flat on the head of the stud inserts properly on the flange.
  7. I found it interesting how a running valve that is properly set will "suck" the feeler gauge into the gap.
  8. This is not as demanding a task as you fear....you won't even have to sit inside the fender to do this......almost cheating. Gloves are ok, but regular mechanic's gloves will do, welder's gloves would really be awkward. I used the set of gauges that have been in my toolbox forever, nothing special needed.
  9. Maybe a bypass port that indicates a defective diaphragm? Might be discharging fuel instead of dumping it in the crankcase.
  10. Rich, most likely it wasn't a problem on your end. What often happens in these cases is somebody who has a computer with your address in their address book was stricken by a virus and it is sending spam to the addresses on that computer. The attachment in the emails might install the same virus on anyone's computer who opens the email....so don't open it!
  11. With a new tank it should be a long time before you need to change a filter. When that time comes draining the tank would be a bonus so any particulate could be washed out.
  12. Your new tank most likely has 1/4" NPT threads, that is why your filter will thread into it. You can either use the filter to connect the fuel line to the tank as you suggested or get a 1/4" NPT fitting with a barb, cut the flare fitting off the fuel line and connect the two with a short length of fuel hose. My car uses 5/16" fuel line, verify the OD of the fuel line on your car prior to buying the fitting and hose.
  13. There is so much dimensional difference of rings to pin that I suspect the Summit photo is just a generic image.
  14. I was introduced to this product via a video from the Experimental Aircraft Association. It was presented as an effective and safe way to dissolve grease so it can be easily removed. I only have one brief use of the product but it might be something somebody wants to try. Who knows, it might be the newest 'latest and greatest'. The product is Foam Coil Cleaner that is used to clean condenser coils in residential/commercial HVAC systems. In that application condensation on the coils washes away the cleaner, in our application a rinse with a pressure washer or garden sprayer could do the same. My brief trial found it 'drip dries' taking light grime with it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007I7KZN0?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
  15. If they are in a water environment you have a problem........ 😉
  16. I recently made the same repair on my P15. The hole in the pushrod was welded and redrilled but instead of salvaging the pin (mine wasn't near that bad) I made a new one out of a 3/8" grade 8 bolt.
  17. Don't remember, it came out of the scrap box. Probably 0.032", any thicker and the manifolds might not mate up properly.
  18. I don't know if this is a good write-up but it will give you some things to think about. By the way, I removed the manifold heater system, put a steel block-off plate between the manifolds. https://p15-d24.com/topic/51241-exhaust-manifold-nut-problem-need-ideas/#comments Here is how I plugged the holes left in the manifold. The tab is plug welded to a bolt (think it is 5/16") that goes all the way through and plugs both holes left by the removed shaft.
  19. If needing a 6v LED flasher think outside the box. Try the electric bike flashers: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=6v+flasher+LED&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=6v+flasher&_osacat=0 Here is a 6v positive ground LED flasher: https://www.ebay.com/itm/134065239881?hash=item1f36e93749:g:NUYAAOSw-nhjB8Ia&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoIerHlmQ6%2FkUM1tj%2Bfn7ArMPU9S%2BIhGM79DaDIza68w%2ByYeuqNKBzEvABV5uESPkbQkPQ%2BjsUeTNO69xMRfr%2Bruxstt%2BPhBTEcEZPoarAw%2BqL%2BeGYE%2BQk%2B2injN%2F2ZkZtfdBPdwiDkjtaLSoL0q4WRfn85XmR%2FvlIWnEo62yk7Twp4ap6Z6Vte%2ByhW0uMyZaGSOwtHX2TnWTS51jPPOXAXg%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR4CyruaLYQ
  20. Or a restricted filter in the tank.
  21. The 6v flasher in my P15 works as it should, there are only two bulbs flashing at a time. My '48 P15 was wired (the way the wiring diagram shows in the service manual) with the center light as stop signal and the tail lights as......tail lights. When I installed the turn signals I added stop lights to the tail lights using dual filament adapters.
  22. Yes, my local family-owned auto parts store had the fuel hose in stock.
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