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About RamblinMan63

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    1951 DeSoto


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    Vintage electronics, automobiles, and metal working.

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  1. Can anyone tell me if this motor mount set off ebay looks right? Price comparing against oldmoparts. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-CHRYSLER-DESOTO-FLATHEAD-6-COMPLETE-MOTOR-MOUNT-KIT-SPECIAL-DELUXE-MoPar/183315402970?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D459632af700b48298de3d338a7f55877%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D183315402970%26itm%3D183315402970%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ac0f74aed-4619-11ea-9e64-74dbd18070f7|parentrq%3A086377641700aa6a45b5f8ebfff07c60|iid%3A1
  2. I got my fluid coupling today from hidden valley auto. Boy is it heavy!
  3. James, I did some digging on the forums and found out a few things I was looking for. It seems the general pop here uses TDH tractor fluid in their couplings.
  4. I found a fluid coupling. It's going to be shipping out of Arizona. The transmission takes straight 10w. What does the coupling take? Also what do you run in your flat six? I'm having mine rebuilt.
  5. It says using straight 10w for the transmission. What do you use in the flui coupling?
  6. Thank you. What other stuff can be done to bump up compression? I'll be having the head milled down and the block bored over. Is that about it or is there more?
  7. For the semi automatic transmission?? Also I'm hopefully gonna score a set of Denman white walls that are listed local to me right now.
  8. What weight oil do you use in the semi auto transmissions? 80w90 gear oil? I'll look at your thread for the fluid coupling. Thank you
  9. Hello, I've managed to locate a fluid coupling and clutch pack for my 1951 DeSoto. It's coming out of Arizona. I've located a local machine shop who will do the block over. How do I know the displacement? I can post the code on the block if I have to. I have it torn down so I can measure the bore, piston, rods etc. I'd like to for sure know the displacement for the machine shop. I'm really excited and I cant wait to get this old girl on the road. Where do guys get cloth covered wire for these rigs? I know it's in production because I've gotten it before for restoring antique tube radios. I just want to see if there's a larger scale supplier for automotive cloth wire.
  10. I messaged two ebay sellers about such a thing. One of them in red bluff ca, which is not a crazy huge distance from where I'm at.
  11. Marc I do have the M6 transmission. Unfortunately I do not have a fluid coupling unit to go with it. The PO sold the fluid coupling out of my car to a local shop who's working on a '49 DeSoto. The shop swapped the coupling because it leaked but now it doesn't and they still have the coupling (out of the '49) laying around. My plan is to get them to sell me the fluid coupling so I can keep it original. The back up plan, If I can't obtain the coupling would be to get the trans out of that "48 Plymouth. Correct me if I'm wrong but I felt it would bolt up easy and I'd still be keeping it mopar without any fabrication. My landlord has a '46 fluid drive desoto. Its totally rotten but its drivetrain is complete. Unfortunately he thinks he's gonna do something with it and I know he won't. The right amount of money might pursue him though to sell me the parts out of it.
  12. Heres the car by the way guys. Theres some floor panel repair that needs to be done but I have some 16 gauge sheet metal and welder so Im not scared. Did they chrome these bumpers or is it stainless steel?
  13. It looks like a fair amount of parts will be coming from him, which is fine. Im glad I can still get parts for this old girl. If I could not locate a fluid coupling and went with the trans out of a '48 plymouth, what trans did those use? As in did they use a borg warner 3 speed or was it an in house design? Also would I need the plymouths drive shaft? Thanks a lot guys!
  14. Well I have a lead on a fluid coupling out of a '49 DeSoto, the engine and trans from a '48 Plymouth, and of course I could probably talk my land lord out of the engine and trans out of his '46. Where do we get U joints for these cars?
  15. Hey Dodgeb4ya, local seller has a '52 Hemi out of a dodge car with the trans. I believe it might have the fluid drive unit. Wouldn't that work too if it is a fluid drive unit?
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