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capt den

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  1. there are salvage yards that have alot of old mopars. try browns in texas, fair prices but this could be a fairly costly part. i bought a rear drum about 10 years ago for a 54 windsor and it was $150.prices are up now. their # is 940 393 2469 . capt den
  2. there are many junkyards t5hat have alot of old mopars. not sure what they would charge for a drum, but call to find out. you will still have to pay shipping and maybe turning, so the 450 for a new one may not be out of line.try browns in texas, 940 393 2469. t5here are many more. capt den
  3. you are braver than me. i want to do mine but afraid it may be beyond my capability. have no problem now, just a job i would love to master. i have the factory manual but no seal drivers. not sure if i could shim it properly. anyway, i need to do the front brakes first. them i can do, and i now have the tool from keith to get them adjusted properly. if i had to do the rear seals i would figure it out. capt den
  4. not too many things in life are trustworthy. those jackstands are. i remember using ones that my grandfather made out of logs about 8 to 10 inches in diameter with little legs on them so they stood straight. guess i am lucky to be alive today. i used to use cement blocks until i found out they are not as strong as i thought. now i use the real things and i use backups similiar to sam's. i don't even trust lifts, but wish i had one. capt den
  5. i rebuilt mine with a kit from then/now back in 2007. still going strong. not sure i would trust someone who says their pump was rebuilt 7 to 10 years ago. you absolutely need to know it has the ethanol resistant diaphragm. no guessing here. capt den
  6. got a quart of 50W for $10 at my local auto parts store.road tested the new carb to go get it. car starts easier, runs better, accelerates better.will treat it to a full tuneup next. capt den
  7. this is why i pay more than i would like to pay to have a carb rebuild done by the experts. although these carbs are considered simple by many, they are more complicated than many people, including myself, really know how to properly deal with. although i do alot of the work on my car myself, i send out things like the carb, generator, starter motor and heater blower motor to be rebuilt by others. i am amazed by the people on this site who have the knowledge to do so many things. i am glad to use that sometimes and to add what knowledge i have. can"t help with the carb though. capt den
  8. i have 75/90W gear oil. will try that. i can get the 50W but if the gear oil will work why not?
  9. just installed the rebuilt b&b 1 bbl on my 54 windsor with the 265 engine. then it started to rain so have not road tested yet. already it runs smoother and starts easier. previously had no working choke, so this is much better. i need to get some 50W oil for the oil bath air cleaner. as far as i know you should not use lighter oils in that air cleaner. road test will be soon and then i will know if the expense was worth it. capt den
  10. everybody needs one.mine passed recently. new unit for you, new memories. capt den
  11. i thought you could use wheel bearing grease in the water pump zerk. capt den
  12. i drive mine. sorry to hear people are afraid to drive theirs. i am going to try to do a long 5 or 6 day trip this fall to penn. from N.C.. I WILL DO MORE BACK ROADS, BUT 95 is not out of the question if needeed. it is a car, drive it. capt den
  13. depending on how much work you are willing to do yourself and how willing you are to learn about these cars is what is a deciding factor here. you do not sound like you really love this car. something closer and in running condition may be a better start for you. if the hood does not open it is not rusty hinges, something else is holding it closed. without knowing what is under the hood it is a risky buy. why doesn't the seller get the hood open? this is a good complete car for someone to start with.is that person you?your decision. thought i recognized the entire steering wheel assembly. looks identical to my 54 windsor, only the one here is for non-power steering. capt den
  14. depending on how much work you are willing to do yourself and how willing you are to learn about these cars is what is a deciding factor here. you do not sound like you really love this car. something closer and in running condition may be a better start for you. if the hood does not open it is not rusty hinges, something else is holding it closed. without knowing what is under the hood it is a risky buy. why doesn't the seller get the hood open? this is a good complete car for someone to start with.is that person you?your decision capt den
  15. if the car has power brakes the booster will cost around $400 to rebuild. you can just bypass it and have manual brakes that will work just fine. i just bought new shoes and wheel cylinders for my 54 windsor [front brakes ] from rock auto. the chinese cylinders are poor quality, but much cheaper than re-sleeving. if you want to keep the power brakes you need a master cylinder that is specific to power brakes. i learned that the only difference is there is a fitting on the top of the master that allows fluid from the booster to return to the master if any passes by the diaphragm in the booster. some places will try to charge over $300 for the correct one. shop around and you will find one for abuot $150. you can rebuild yours or re-sleeve it.the rebuild kits are the same. i have a rebuilt booster sitting in my garage,just my old age getting in the way of installing it. maybe when the weather cools down. if the motor turns freely, it will run. nice belvedere. capt den
  16. i went to moultrie, GA earlier this year.they had some older stuff. i got new wiper arms with the blades. a great brake drum puller. you just had to look around alot and there was some old car stuff. found a guy parting out a 53 chrysler. never been to carlisle. i cannot walk these huge shows. at moultrie i rented a scooter, but book one early if you go to any show that has them. only thing is the scooter has very little carrying space, so bring a wagon you can tie to the back for any bigger items. capt den
  17. why is he a hack?got to be something good in there.
  18. i have a 54 windsor and the cooling system has always been a sore point with me. hot days, stop and go traffic and the temp needle goes all the way up, but i always stop before it gets to overheat, although maybe it never would.at idle temp always goes up.i have checked the guage and it is accurate, running about 175 normally.at moderate speed, about 45 it seems to stay at temp the best.over 60 it will run up to about 190. makes me guess there is still crud in the block. i have removed the core plugs and cleaned out, but not much came out. the V8 of this year has a shroud, but i do not think it will fit the 265. i guess i would have to fabricate one. new WDT and hoses, 180 thermostat, new hoses, rad recored, rebuilt the original water pump, running water this time of year with purple ice coolant helper. plugged up air leaks around the rad. not much else to do, but a shroud could be next. i think some dodges and plymouths had them for the 6 cylinders. not sure what years. maybe in trucks. anyway, good points there keith. i will be doing my front brakes soon so i will try to learn how to use the brake tool i bought from you. a place near me can cut my drum, but they had no idea what arcing the shoes meant. not sure i can get that done here. just hope the drums are good, they should be.i had them cut about 15,000 miles ago so they might still be good. i have a leak at the front right, so i am replacing shoes and wheel cylinders. just had a carb rebuilt so that will go on too. capt den
  19. tried the drum diameter chart and a compass circle. seems that both show 12" shoe. i ordered shoes from rock auto and wheel cylinders. maybe i will actually get the right parts. thanks for the help capt den
  20. battery pack wins. not comfortable wiring into the car things i do no understand well. brake shoes. i have shoes in the garage, i think they are for my car. how are they measured to know they fit a 12" drum? thanks capt den
  21. was hoping to not have to pull the drum today.
  22. i have seen this covered before and i believe it was said that you need 7 volts to charge a cell phone.with that said, will the 6 volt lighter on our dashes do the job? seems like the 1 volt difference should be OK. also, how do you measure the brake shoe to tell if it is a 12 inch or other size? i believe my 54 windsor is 12 inch and i am getting ready to order new shoes for the front and rebuild kits for the wheel cylinders. thanks, capt den
  23. sure it6 was lowes? i need the same stuff. capt den
  24. don pictures are needed. get someone to do it for you if you do not know how. give it away as take it all or nothing. sometimes giving stuff away is more difficult than selling it. i once tried to give away an old wood skiff.good running and floating boat, just wood and takes work and effort to keep it up. nobody would take it for free. as soon as i put a for sale sign on it somebody bought it. go figure. capt den
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