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    Sniper reacted to Los_Control in 48 DeSoto engine start up after 40 year ago rebuild   
    Non detergent oils matter too  
     
    Although they create sludge, the sludge helps to plug the oil leaks.
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    Sniper got a reaction from OUTFXD in 6v appropriate voltage.   
    Just a small clarification.
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    Sniper got a reaction from keithb7 in 48 DeSoto engine start up after 40 year ago rebuild   
    High zinc content oil is unnecessary for our engines.  valve spring pressure is virtually nonexistent even when it meets specification.  Just look at what was in the oil additives package when these things were built and they had no rep for eating cams.  Can you run it? Yes, do you need it? No
     
    If you want to read up on the science of it all, or want to cure your insomnia
     
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11249-016-0706-7
     
     
     
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    Sniper reacted to Pete in 39 P8 LED headlights   
    I tried LED headlight bulbs in my P8. They were very bright, but also very unfocused. They did not play well with the reflector shape at all. They were useless and dangerous for night driving. I'm currently running halogen bulbs with the original reflectors which work much better than either the tungsten or LED bulbs. Also running an alternator to handle the increased current load.
    Pete
     
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    Sniper reacted to bamfordsgarage in Should valve & seat angles be equal or interference?   
    Thanks all for your comments. We’re going to grind the valves at 44 and the seats at 45. And, probably, finish up with a light lap. 
     
    The borrowed equipment I’m using has a good selection of stones of various angles. 
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    Sniper got a reaction from hbpaints in 1947 D24... Rear Seat ? Any ideas?   
    Those two horizontal VERTICAL uprights at the bottom of the picture are where the seat back bottom bolts in if those are missing you will need them too.
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    Sniper reacted to kencombs in Master cylinder rebuild question - valve assembly   
    Common to find different types in aftermarket kits.  as long as it fits it will be fine.
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    Sniper reacted to Dave72dt in Should valve & seat angles be equal or interference?   
    I've done it both ways and haven't found any discernable reasons to prefer one way over the other on any stock engine and I'm not taking something apart at regular intervals for comparisons out of curiosity.  To ensure valve seating, I always lapped them.  When most of your work is customer based, you do what you can to eliminate comebacks.  There's no profit in do overs.
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    Sniper got a reaction from hbpaints in 1947 D24... Rear Seat ? Any ideas?   
    You know, second/third row minivan seats have long been a favorite to fit into street rods.  If you can find one that fits AND folds down you might be able to keep that extra capacity if you need it.  Or find one that fits and can be reupholstered to match what you have.  Time to hit the yards with a tape measure
     
    Some ideas
     
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/mini-van-seats.1073044/
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    Sniper reacted to DJ194950 in Does anyone have a pic of their shift linkage?   
    The Snap ON hammer would have bent the rod to the West.
     
    The HB hammer bent the rod eastward-- Never work!  🙁
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    Sniper got a reaction from moparfun in Correct Location and Installation of Exhaust Manifold Spherical Washers and Lock Nuts   
    As I understand it, the cone in the nut is forced into the washer so that the nut torques down properly but doesn't apply quite as much clamping force at the block to manifold interface allowing it to float as it heats up and expands.
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    Sniper got a reaction from OUTFXD in Does anyone have a pic of their shift linkage?   
    Here's your problem, you are using a Harbor Freight hammer.  Everyone knows a Snap On hammer would have fixed it without ever leaving the tool box.  lol
     
    Sorry no constructive advice.
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    Sniper reacted to dndrodshop in Sharing P15 Ads   
    Life/Post Magazine ad for P15 Plymouths
    These are two part scans of my collection that I have mounted on card stock and 10mil laminated.
    I'll share more as I get them scanned. If there is any interest.
    Not for sale. 





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    Sniper got a reaction from FarmerJon in Sun visors   
    A long awaited (by whom?) update here.
     
    Thanks to everyone's help I got the mounting bracket sorted, but the actual part that swings down to block the sun was in sad shape.  I bought a set of them off of Rock Auto.  When they arrived I could not get them to slide onto the mounting rod.  So rather than my usual ham fisted ram it on philosophy I reached out to the manufacturer on how to install them.  Acme Auto, who never deigned to respond.   So I dropped back and punted.  I got a good look at the gut of the visor as related to how they fit on the rod and ended up using a large #3 phillips screwdriver to waller out the clamp inside the visor.  Just enough that I could force it together without mangling anything.  Took a lot of effort though.  In the end, I think it was worth it.
     
     
     

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    Sniper got a reaction from Sam Buchanan in 1948 Chrysler Royal problems with ignition   
    It could also be a bad charger. 
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    Sniper got a reaction from DC_Maidens in Newbie with my first project car.   
    For entertainment UT is ok in real small doses.  Other than that I pass on his nuggets of opinion.
     
     
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    Sniper got a reaction from Saskwatch in Sun visors   
    A long awaited (by whom?) update here.
     
    Thanks to everyone's help I got the mounting bracket sorted, but the actual part that swings down to block the sun was in sad shape.  I bought a set of them off of Rock Auto.  When they arrived I could not get them to slide onto the mounting rod.  So rather than my usual ham fisted ram it on philosophy I reached out to the manufacturer on how to install them.  Acme Auto, who never deigned to respond.   So I dropped back and punted.  I got a good look at the gut of the visor as related to how they fit on the rod and ended up using a large #3 phillips screwdriver to waller out the clamp inside the visor.  Just enough that I could force it together without mangling anything.  Took a lot of effort though.  In the end, I think it was worth it.
     
     
     

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    Sniper got a reaction from OUTFXD in Does anyone have a pic of their shift linkage?   
    Aside from the rubber bushing?
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    Sniper got a reaction from MarcDeSoto in Mystery valve cover gaskets MoPar part 40814?   
    None of those numbers show up in my parts book, from 1933-1954, for any mopar engine.  But it's a pass car manual.  Might be for a truck engine?
     
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/294970305624
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    Sniper reacted to LeRoy in All cleaned up   
    Been tidying things up the past few weeks. Ready for a week long road trip.

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    Sniper reacted to Pa_Plymouth in 1940 Plymouth shift linkage help   
    Well, after letting the car warm up we took it for a 1 mile test ride and it successfully shifted into all gears!  Now tons of buttoning up, wiring, interior and we’ll be roadworthy.  👍🏻
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    Sniper got a reaction from Sam Buchanan in 48 DeSoto engine start up after 40 year ago rebuild   
    Vintage power wagons sells the washers as well as the nuts separately.  It's in the engine section of their online catalog
     
     

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    Sniper reacted to Sam Buchanan in Ported vacuum   
    Good reason to have a fuel shut-off valve on our small engines.......
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    Sniper reacted to Sam Buchanan in Does anyone have a pic of their shift linkage?   
    Since you asked so politely 😆 I stepped out to the shop and grabbed this pic, tranny in neutral, please excuse the gunk, that is the anti-corrosion system:
     

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    Sniper reacted to LeRoy in 39 P8 LED headlights   
    I recently put Phillips 1129 bulbs in my marker lights and brake light. As part of the project I removed and cleaned the lenses and painted the inside of the housing white (the rears I was actually painting the fender as there is no actual taillight bucket). The improvement is remarkable. I'd still like to have brighter lights but this is much better than the correct bulbs, dirty lenses and buckets.
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