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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. I did source a fluid coupling assembly and clutch from a '51 DeSoto out of Arizona. The machine shop is now done with my 251 flat six. Bored .30 over, crank and cam shaft ground, re conditioned rods, new pistons, rings, bearings, water distribution tube, valve seats, valve stem guides, valves ground, cylinder head milled, hot tanked, cleaned, rings and piston fitted, wrist pins fitted, valves and valve springs installed and painted hot rod orange! The rest of the assembly I'm doing myself.
  2. Carter E9A1 S15 Carb wanted View Advert Hello, I'm trying to locate either just the base to my carburetor or a whole one for parts. Carb number is E9A1. For a 1951 Desoto with the M5 semi auto transmission. Advertiser RamblinMan63 Date 09/13/2020 Price $1,234.00 Category Individual Member Classified Wanted Ad  
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    Hello, I'm trying to locate either just the base to my carburetor or a whole one for parts. Carb number is E9A1. For a 1951 Desoto with the M5 semi auto transmission.


    , California - US

  4. Update: The machinist is getting close to being done with my block. While I'm not going for a full on restoration I'm heavily considering pulling the body off the frame for rust killing/sealing. Not to mention it'll make all the under chassis components I need to work over more accessible. I've also been blind sided with a free 1959 Thunderbird my friend and his dad gave me lol. Instead of buying rocker moldings I might use the Bondi glass and work it over while the front pans will absolutely be replaced.
  5. I meant nuts not bolts sorry. Does anyone have any experience with the pre molded rocker panel replacements you can find on ebay? The rockers on my "51 are rusted out on the passenger side.
  6. I have been nothing but the most careful with this part James. I have wedged it firm for the time being. On these transmissions does the bell housing bolt on before the coupling or after? The coupling has studs on it, do bolts go on the other side of the crank shaft?
  7. When i was first was getting my old 1963 Rambler back on the road it had been sitting for six years up here on the northern california coast. I jacked up the wheel with the frozen drums and wacked them with a mallet. In conjunction with this I put a breaker bar of sorts in between the lugs and stomped on it/ put my weight on it. Its not very graceful but it works.
  8. Hello all, it's been a while since I've posted. I ended up disassembling the 251 for my S15. I took it to a machine shop to have it worked on. I had the cylinder head milled, bored .30 over, crank and camshaft reground, rods re conditioned, etc. The machinist is installing the cam bearings, cam and valves/ valve springs for me. I will be putting the rest of the block togther myself along with a friend whose done small block fords before. I also located a fluid coupling for my car earlier this year. It came out of another '51 DeSoto. I got it from hidden valley auto parts in Arizona and had
  9. 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%3A086377641700aa6a45b5f8eb
  10. I got my fluid coupling today from hidden valley auto. Boy is it heavy!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. It says using straight 10w for the transmission. What do you use in the flui coupling?
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
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