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desoto1939 last won the day on December 25 2018

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About desoto1939

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!
  • Birthday 05/25/1951

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    Have bicycled across the USA in 1976 from Williamaburg Vir to San Fransico Ca
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    retired software Quality Assurance analyst

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    Valley Forge, PA
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    Colleting old Cross reference catalogs to support the antique Moapr cars and Trucks Have scanned these an put on Compact disks. Bicycle collecting and Bicycle touring
  • My Project Cars
    1939 Desoto 4 Door Sedan that has been judged as HPOF with the AACA.


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    Valley Forge PA
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    own a 1939 Desoto 4 dr sedan

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  1. From looking at your last picture of the wheel puller it looks as if the center threaded bolt is hitting the outer edge of the center section of the steering wheel and the smaller threaded bolt is hitting some where inside the steering wheel hub. If this is the case when you try to pul lthe wheel the main center bolt is pushing the wheel down on the main shaft so you are working against the puller. The three slots in the puller need to alighn up and the smaller threaded bolt needs to thread into the hub of the wheel and the big enter bolt is then pushing against the threaded section of the steering column so that as you crank down on the big bolt it is then pushing the steering wheel off the serrated end of the steering column. Als did you run a stiff wire up thru the steering column from the bottom of the steering box. You will need to do this inorder to get the horn wire back down the steering shaft and to come out the end of the steeringbox. In the internal part of the steering box there is a small tube that the wire needs to pass thru so it then can come out the end of the steering box. The small internal tube prevents the oil or grease from coming out the end of the steering box.to Inside the center hub there should be three threaded holes to thread a bolt into and thru the main puller for each slot in the puller and then the main threaded bolt pushes the wheel off the shaft. remove the puller and look closer to see if this your setup. If not then you might have to use a gear puller under the base of the hub of the steering wheel with a bar over the top of the wheel and just go very slowing with a minimal amout of tighten the main botl so as not to damage the steering whel hub. Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  2. Greg: So why you want to go throught all of the issue of dismanteling the entire dizz then have to find the correct shaft but in the new dizzy upper and lower bushings and drive in a new retaining pin and then hope that you did it all correct. I woud think it would be better just to get the correct dizzy. rich hartung
  3. according toone of my books the the 1949-50 desoto dizzy is an autolite IAP-4102c-1 breaker plate autolite iap-3004rd points igp-3028ES rotor- IGS 1016B condesor IG-3927G Cap IAO-1003 dizzy cam igs-1100r-1 dizzy shaft igs-2112RA dizzy housing IAP-2012 Vacum Afvance VC-3147 rich hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  4. Yes the Hollander was the bible that allof the junk yards used to determine if they could supply a part from a car or truck for a customer. The other option for some of the smaller items for the electrical components etc is to look on ebay for various automotive catalogs like Autolite, Borg warner because they were the major suppliers of parts to the car industry. rich Hartung
  5. the early 30 to late 30 cars use 6 digits numbers so for my 39 Desoto it ranges from 100129 to 872268 rich hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  6. you can make your own rod. It is bend on each end so that one goes into the lever arm of the choke and the other goes into the butterly choke plate on the carb. You will need to clips that can be purchase at a napa store. You might find one of these rods on ebay but that will be a hard items to find. Do you know how to set the choke to make it work properly? Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  7. I have a brass water dist tube as a spare for my 39 Desoto and this is the 25 inch long one. most were the galvanized style. Rich Hartung
  8. Brad: Are you talking about the spring that rapped aroubnd the exterior part of the brake drum? I think just by the part number this was used in the 50-60's. My books do not go up that far, sorry. Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  9. Jerry Here is th elink to the National Desoto club: https://desoto.org/ Attached is a picture of my 39
  10. Steele is expensive but I feelthat their rubber products are probably the best out there. Also remember that the Desoto line is not a real popular line to reproduce individual rubber weather stripping. Again the Ford Chevy line-up had more cars so these companies will reproduce where they can make a profit and where there is a mass of car owners, basic supply and demand issue. Next question are you a member of the Natioanl desoto club, I would suggest that you join the club. They have model coordinators and if you contact the 51 model coordinator they might beable to answer your question. I own a 39 desoto and even have a harder time getting parts for my car because of the small number or cars that were produced in 1939. Where do you live it is not indicated on your profile. I live near Philadelphia, PA Rich HArtung Desoto1939@aol.com
  11. Back in October the Pollock Auto restoration Shop which is located in Pottstown, Pa had their annual open house to showcase their shop and show off some of the cars that are in their collection. Pollock was known for their classic car restorations from back in the 1950, They did a lot of work on classic cars such Rolls, Bugatti and other makes and models. This year we were privileged to see some good old original Mopars, Chrysler, Plymouth and a 1957 Ghia along with other cars and trucks. I have attached pictures of the cars for your enjoyment. The last car is a 36 Terraplane, the truck is a a had winched dump truck AA Ford note the side plate on the had dump operation. The 6th picture is a stil original Chrysler I think a windor but cant remember. The Dual Ghia was a very unique car and I would love to have that in my garage. Another unique car is the Muntz, first time for me to see one, only pictures before today. Enjoy the pictures. His open house is an annual event and we drive our old cars to his shop every weather permitting. Several years ago I was doing some wood graining and I had shown the owner an example of what I had done and then he asked me if I would like to do the graining on the Essex. I was taken back by the offer but I declined. I told the owner that I was not up to the standard that his customer would be expecting from his shop, but the offer was nice to have received the opportunity Rich HArtung Desoto1939@aol.com
  12. Junkers: I see from you reply that you own 47 Desoto sedan. I own a 39 Desoto 4 dr sedan. I do have a lot of cross reference parts catalogs for the desotos from 1938 upto 1950. I was recently upto Jim Thorpe or as I still call it Maucunt. Did they close down the old train ride? I heard this was going to close because of an issue with taxes. Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  13. Well I guess this topic might have gotten your attention. As some of you might know there were several major mechanics tool companies during the 1950's. One of these tool manufacturers was the Bonney Tool company and they were located in Allentown, PA. Last month while I was making a delivery of some automobile windshields I literally ran into the old Bonney Tool Manufacturing facility. I had passed this facility on the other side of the building every day but never knew that the plant was still in existence. I have attached some picture of the building with the Bonney name still on the building. While going thru my Miller Tool catalog, I found several pages in which they had listed some of the Bonney tools that were available to all of the Mopar dealerships. I have copied on of the pages from the Miller Tool catalog. So yes we still have some reference points and building that pertain to our old MoPars. You never know what you might find just around the corner or when you take a different route to get to another delivery point. Life is full of surprises and I just wanted to pass this onto everyone. Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  14. So sad to hear this news about Don. I would like to send my condolences to his wife and family. Don was one of those special person that had a great deal of knowledge about our Mopar family of cars and trucks. He was someone that always had pictures for a person that was working on an issue and was able to explain to the forum members onhow to diagnosis an issue and get you started on the right track to solving the issue. Don came from old way of doing things and was great at passing on his knowledge. As a current society most people only want someone to do the work for them and provide them with the answers to their questions instead of doing some research, but Don was always there to help when ever he could. As club members we still need to support each other in all of endeavors and issues with our cars and trucks and I hope that we can all continue to support each other and continue to pass along the knowledge that we acquire as we continue to be the custodians of our antique cars and trucks. I say custodians, because they really own us and not us owning them. Our goal is to pass the car or truck along to another person that is interested in keeping the hobby alive. Don we will all miss you and you updates and especially your knowledge on cars. May you rest in peace and hope you find another car in heaven. Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  15. the tires look great and with the simple green the white walls willnot crack. Rich Hartung
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