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RobertKB

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About RobertKB

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!
  • Birthday 02/26/1949

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    Male
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    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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    1948 Dodge D25 Club Coupe
    1951 Dodge D39 Business Coupe
    1953 Plymouth 4-Door Belvedere (Canadian only model)
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    1951 Dodge D39 Business Coupe

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    Mopar fan since four years old.
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    Retired teacher

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    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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    Old cars, photography, jigsaw puzzles, reading

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  1. You can wait for retirement. It just means you’re that much older! More miles behind you than there are now. 😜 billrigsby.........nice job. It will certainly save time when needing something!
  2. Right answer for the original poster’s question. Also, if the drive pinion bearing retainer bolts are leaking, I would use a thread sealant rather put goop on the outside although I’m sure it will work also.
  3. I have to think you need more than 90” which is only 7 1/2 feet. You should be able to measure the old one in situ or better yet remove it and get a really accurate measurement.
  4. No need to get discouraged. Some great advice has been given to you. I will only add that yes it is a big job but you need to remember the old saying, “You can eat an elephant..........one bite at a time.” Be patient, ask lots of questions on this forum, and use this as a learning experience. PS - I would try to avoid using a crowbar on the flywheel teeth. I would use the front crankshaft nut instead as mentioned above when trying to turn the engine.
  5. Looks great but more pics please. We all love pics. That is one great car!
  6. I was wondering when this thread would appear again. I’ve been missing it. The car looks magnificent. I know I and others are looking forward to the maiden drive pictures. I’ve always liked the ‘55-56 Pontiacs
  7. I think you got a real deal at US$300. Most of what’s out there is junk and to find one as good as you did is great. As I always say, “ You gotta pay to play.” And I like to play with four old cars. A lot of people who think we spend too much money on our old cars are the same ones who will send $2-3 on a bottle of water and then complain about the price of gas, which is way less than the water. I pay maybe 1/4 cent for a bottle of water outta my tap. 🤪
  8. That’s how I replace those clips. Small machine bolt that just fits through rivet hole. Bolt head is never larger than rivet head so works well. Place clip in place, then lock washer and finally nut. Bolt and nut are totally hidden by the cap. I usually cut the bolt to wanted length and when everything is in place paint them wheel colour. Not noticeable unless pointed out and unseen with cap on as mentioned.
  9. I’ve always had good luck with PB Blaster.
  10. Yes, you need to use common sense and be careful with lead but sometimes I think we go a bit overboard. My Dad told me of playing with lead soldiers painted with lead based paint when he was a child living in England. He used to suck on them too. He died two years ago at the grand old age of 99 after practicing medicine for nearly 50 years. No lead poisoning involved. Common sense sometime appears to be a disappearing human trait. Certainly, if stripping large quantities of lead paint wear appropriate apparatus but otherwise use common sense.
  11. One of my old cars does the same. I eliminate the 2nd to 3rd grinding by shifting a bit slowly and just giving it a few extra rpm as It passes neutral on the way to third. I don’t actually double clutch.
  12. Gotta pay play. I know I’ve overpaid for some items that I need and rarely come up. I just don’t want to take the chance of missing out. I bet that DeSoto medallion goes for asking price of close to. Someone out there will want it desperately and be willing to pay. If I was restoring a show car 49 DeSoto and needed that part to finish the project, I’d be all over it.
  13. I figure if paint is that hard to remove it’s not ever going to come off. At that point I just prime and paint over it.
  14. I agree. Damage can occur to a non-vented tank. Nature abhors a vacuum is the physics involved.
  15. Great advice! That's all I ever do with the old rims. If you've ever tried to undo lug bolts or nuts that were tightened with an big impact wrench you will understand the old timers' advice! New rims/wheels are different and should be torqued down and often retorqued a hundred miles later although I've never had an issue with retorquing.
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