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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
  • Interests
    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
  • Interests
    own a 1939 Desoto 4 dr sedan

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  1. Here isa Power line MoPar Battery Sign rich hartung
  2. But you need to have the cap and dizzy setup so that is the order that they fire. If you have the wires in an incorrect hole then everything is off. So you have to know where the number 1 hole is in the dizzy cap and then go from that point. Rich
  3. I saw a post this morning about someone posting a question regarding if MoPar had an original Battery. I just purchase an original All MoPar Battery catlog that covers from 1929-42 and it is in color. Have postes some pictures of the correct MoPar battery. i have never seen any of these for sale or even in any cars But if you are point judging then this is what should be in your car or truck. Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  4. Which NGL sparkplug number hope 14 mm with a 3/8 reach. Are there a riesister type plug? If resiter might have to gap at 30. What was the plugs that had been in the car? Are you getting spark at any of the plugs. remove a plug wire from the plug and have someone try to start the car and verify that at least you are getting a park at the end of the wire. Rich
  5. Here isa color picture of the MoPar Battery that is taken from my MoPar Battery Catalog. I have never seen a MoPar battery at any swap meets I have seen the Willard Battery. I have more literature on MoPar Batteries and will list a copy of the Battery catalogs from the 30's to the 50's. Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  6. what sparkplug did you use? What is the gap that you set p on each plug. Are the wires connected correctly for each plugs and by this I mean the firing order s number one on the cap is going to number 1 plugs. Did you chnage anything elase while doing a tuneup or just the plugs? You should just snug up the plugs. We all need more info Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  7. The fan belt on the 36' Desoto is falling apart. The number on the belt is Raybestos V-609. Do you have the cross reference number for a replacement?

    1. desoto1939


      I do not have any cross ref on the belts. Take the old belt to a Napa store even if broken they can measure the belt and then do a search to get to the next appropriate belt that willfit your car.

      Also check on ebay.



    2. Petermarc
  8. Extended weather for next week. Wed 50% chance of rain rest of week looks to be good. So I might be going on Thursday. I will put in an update after I come home. to let everyone know if there was a good amount of venders or not. Mark, this has to be about a 6-9 hr drive for you. Its about 2-2.5 for me. Hershey is also close to me and that about 1.5. I do have a site at Hershey every year so if you come down stop by I am in the Orange field OAD7&8 Row AD site 7 and 8. Rich Hartung Rich Hartung
  9. Thnaks for the updates from the members that are looking at the catalogs. I am always search for original catalogs that can provide information abut our older cars. This is how I learn from these catalogs. A friend has a 38 DeSoto and when i looked at the Oil Filter catalog i saw his original style canister so I learned something again today. You can never stop learning. Rich Hartung
  10. sometimes you do find the holy grail. I found a NOS plastic insert for the Speedometer cluster for my 39 Desoto. The seller did not know what it fit. I later on sold it to a gentleman in South Africa that needed it so it went to a good home. We are always on the hunt for these early parts and just think that yours is 80+ years old and is still in such great shape. Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  11. Hey just a big reminder that Spring Carlise is schedule for next week starting April 21 -25. Lets hope that there are more venders this time as compared to the rescheduled event from last year. I am planning to go either Wed the 21st or Thursday the 22nd. If you are planning to go please reply and list the dates If you are there call my cellphone number and maybe we can meetup at some spot inside. I think ed Speigel MoPar vendor is scheduled to attended. Rich HArtung cell 484-431-8157 Desoto1939@aol.com
  12. Next several pages: Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  13. Hydraulic Brake service Package catalog from 1944.
  14. Lat pages of the same catalog: Enjoy the flashback to the 1940's Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com All of the catalogs have been scanned and saved digitally so that I can look at them and not ruin the paper copies.
  15. Enjoy the catalog that lists all of the various MoPar Home and Automotive Cleaning products Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
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