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RobertKB last won the day on September 16

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About RobertKB

  • Birthday 02/26/1949

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Interests
    1948 Dodge D25 Club Coupe
    1951 Dodge D39 Business Coupe
    1953 Plymouth 4-Door Belvedere (Canadian only model)
  • My Project Cars
    1951 Dodge D39 Business Coupe

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  • Biography
    Mopar fan since four years old.
  • Occupation
    Retired teacher


  • Location
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Interests
    Old cars, photography, jigsaw puzzles, reading

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  1. If you have a shop manual, it will tell you exactly how to replace/install the windshield. A one piece gasket is the best way to go.
  2. Last Monday I had the great pleasure of meeting Dave Pollock (dpollo). Dave has helped me with lots of phone advice and hard to find parts for my ‘53 Plymouth and especially my ‘51 Dodge D39 business coupe. I live in Alberta and he lives on Vancouver Island, BC, so we are about 800 miles apart. I was visiting siblings on Vancouver Island and arranged to meet Dave who is about 15 minutes away. Dave has an amazing collection of old Mopars ranging from the ‘20s through the early ‘50s, all flatheads of course. My personal favourite was a ‘40 Plymouth business coupe but an extremely close second is the pictured ‘51 Plymouth convertible. Dave was kind enough to take my brother and me for a good half hour cruise in the ‘51 with a stop for coffee on the way. What an incredibly sweet running car! Dave is a great forum member and has helped many people on this forum besides me. Thanks Dave! It was great to finally meet you in person.
  3. This keeps the residual pressure up. I try to pump my brakes several times about every two weeks when a vehicle is unused for a while.
  4. I don’t have a truck one, but shop manuals tell you exactly how to install glass.
  5. I don’t think most people have any idea how much CO2 humans pump into the air. The amount of CO2 produced by the eruption of Mount St. Helens (1980) produced the equivalent to what humans produce in eight or nine hours. Don’t believe me, look it up in Scientific American of NOAA, both pretty reputable. There is no simple answer but thinking there are simple answers is not the solution. I probably sound a bit political but this thread has now gone that route.
  6. Congratulations! As they say…..fuel, spark, correct timing makes any engine run. 😊 Oil and coolant necessary if you want it to keep running. 🤪
  7. These are the correct screws. Not sure when they changed. I had a ‘38 Chrysler with slotted screws but a ‘40 Dodge I owned had the Phillips. 1940 might have been the first year for them.
  8. Same here. It was either that or hit the semi that turned in front of me!
  9. More than a spring start up. This is a rebuilt engine with about 2000 miles. I’ve had it for years as a spare. It had not run in at least 20 years. Figured it was time to run it again. Checked points and they looked good. Hooked up battery and power to the coil. Bit of gas down the carb. It literally turned over twice and fired. Ran a line from a gas container to the fuel pump. Ran for a minute because I didn’t want to overheat. Next, connect radiator and run for a while. Hard to kill an old flathead. Always stored inside but even so…………pretty good!
  10. My son won the city-wide KUBKAR races in 1989 when he was 11. We called his car “The Silver Bullet”. Most important thing I found was to get the axles and wheels aligned and turning extremely easily.
  11. The province of Alberta in Canada allows YOM plates. This plate is on my 1951 Dodge D39 business coupe. Lots of people mistake it for a ‘52 plate but for some reason way back when, Alberta put the expiry date on the plate so the 1951 plate expired on 31.3.52 or 31st of March 1952. Canadian dates often put the day before the month which to me makes sense. incidentally, 8 is my favourite number so I loved this plate when I found it at a swap meet.
  12. Yes, you are a little crazy but it’s a fun crazy. 🤪 Congratulations on the new addition! 😊
  13. Apparently he died last December according to the POC (Plymouth Owners Club).
  14. Glad you got what you wanted. I personally like a green lawn and enjoy mowing it. Grass cutting to me means it’s decent weather instead of winter.
  15. Plymouth Doctor, too, for the car guys. I think, whether car or truck guys, if you have a future project, start ordering now. The future for future projects may be now.
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