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Petermarc

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About Petermarc

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  • My Project Cars
    1936 Desoto Airstream

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  • Biography
    Retired
  • Occupation
    Phone man

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  • Location
    California
  • Interests
    Cars,wine & scuba

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  1. Hi Rich, If you get the chance can you take a couple of pictures of this meet that you're going to? Cars, parts vendor etc. Wish I could make it. How do these meets advertise local media, Hemmings?
  2. 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

      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.

       

      Rich

    2. Petermarc

      Petermarc

      Thanks Rich. 

  3. I'm not there yet but on the head  there's a plug that's stamped heater. There were heater hoses coming out of the cab not connected. There's a outlet coming out of the water pump. Do the heater hoses connect to these two locations? With the water pump kit I ordered from Ebay a valve came with it. Does that valve go into the head that's stamped heater?

    1. Petermarc

      Petermarc

      I answered my own question. I found a picture of where the heater hoses go and they go where it's stamped heater, go figure. Now I have to remove the plug that's probably been there for 80 plus years. Lots of penetrating fluid.

  4. T120 Thanks for the heads up on the vent windows. I was wondering how it opened and closed. I'm missing the one on the passenger side ( just thought you might like to know in case you see one!) The other Airstream Customs I've seen on the internet don't have the marker lights on the front fenders. I think I rescued this one in time.
  5. Oh yeah, my email, petear@pacbell.net
  6. Hi Rich, That is a beautiful car. I'm almost ashamed to send a picture of mine. Don't laugh too hard. My thinking is that my Desoto deserves a second chance and I'm going to give it that chance. As you can see it is stock and yes the coil is mounted on the firewall and it is a foot switch. I'm waiting for a carburetor rebuild kit, when I got the car home one of the first things I did was look at the carburetor. It was filled with dirt, I think something used to live in it. From Ebay I purchased a rebuilt distributor with new points already in it, new cap, rotor, wires and plugs. I'm goin
  7. Hey Rich, Thanks for the reply. I never restored a car I did my truck a 1969 Chevrolet 1/2 ton C-10. The 36' Desoto I started to work on recently. I'm going to order the service and parts manual that you mentioned from Ebay. Are you restoring the 1939 Desoto sedan?
  8. I'm restoring a 36' Desoto Airstream that sat in a field for a long time. I'm going to restore this car from the ground up. Starting with the engine because I was told by the previous owner that the last time it was started was in the 90's so why not give it a shot. In checking out the wiring it had been chewed up by every critter that happened to walk or crawled by. I think some had lived in the car at one time or another. My question to all is where can I acquire an exact wiring diagram of the car?
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