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Plymouthy Adams

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  1. first things first...jack up the car and support it with proper jack stands and get the weight off the wheels...see if you can now free up the steering...if so..then proceed with the proper trouble shooting procedure for the steering adjustments in the sector. If you do not have a repair manual I recommend getting one for your car if you intend to do your own repairs. Meanwhile, the unit should be on the internet and you can check this out by searching...should be a Gemmer sector....
  2. all this and NO CUBIC INCHES....UNIMPROVED ROADS also
  3. I would look very close to the links beneath the car and the pitman arm....did you or the PO just prior to selling to you adjust the worm gear backlash in an attempt to remove excess paly and now have the gears meshing when turned to the extreme ends...my first place to look is the back lash adjuster....these gears could now be galled internally if improperly meshed....I can say this...you lucky it happened in the driveway and not on the cruise somewhere....
  4. compared to the 51 they handle like a sports car...compared to a sports car they handle like a bucket of cooked noodles......
  5. that was as state far from unusual but would give the Diplomat guts....but at the same token...the isolated suspension made that vehicle poor handling and the cops hated to do any speed in them, excellent town crusier. These cars were never rated for a towing package..and this was the exact reason why....get rid of the isolation mounts and you can get a good handling vehicle...at minimum a panhard rod would help tame the beast.
  6. you needed the GT6 rear axle, better ratio along with gutz….that was factory with 2.0 inline six, dual carbs and 4 speed....
  7. MY area is repressed as far as variety goes, sad part is that the local store I normally buy from has now cut their stock colors to a few safety colors and basic black and white and this is both cans and sprays. I have to pretty much order most of my paints in now if outside of drab and duller..oh they have the blasted redneck camo paints in spades....got to tread careful around the display so not to slip in tobacco spit...can you tell I am upset.....lol
  8. Thanks, you picture the 2X line, this is good on vinyl/plastic like outdoor chairs and shutters etc...two years now and just a pretty and shiny as when I sprayed them. They also offer a dedicated plastic paint and on their ad page and show a red color that you click on the access...click on the site and there is no search on that page nor any red colors listed...real slap in the face. They went through a website rebuild long back and it has sucked buckets since. contacting them I would probably need to know your birthdate also....off the wall privacy invasion to ask a question. I got a can of this coming in...have high hopes for the match and performance.
  9. This is a product I have not used. I have used the Rustoleum in 2X for plastic and love the results. My local PPG jobber no longer deals in actual PPG vinyl dyes and my attempt to special order has fallen to the wayside. I care not for SEM vinyl spray products for all prep and application by their direction still yields a coating that will peel like last weeks sunburn and at the cost the SEM products run, I view as waste of time and money. Maybe I got hold of a bad outdated can of spray, who knows, did not like the results. I have ordered a can of Rustoleum Vinyl and Fabric spray in gloss sand color which is as the color of my topcoat. I will report back on my use and like/dislike, meanwhile if one of our readers cares to respond, am all ears.....thanks
  10. Was in Knoxville just a couple days ago.....rain made for a poor trip, roads, always pot hole all around Knoxville. I would not want to venture back there until some very nice weather moves into the area. I think there would be more engines closer to home....just got to shake a few bushes...check with any local car club or back shop ratrodder hangouts....they always swapping in the small bent engines and usually have or know if there are any of these engines in your area. If you do not know these folks or where they gather in your area, ask your local over the counter big box parts retailer...they have a fair handle on who is doing what and where in the local area. Good luck...this one is really on the outer limits for inspection I agree. Get a lead on these guys hangout, show up with some beer, they usually respond similar to Pavlov's dog....
  11. metal working on the average does not scare nor does rust but coming behind some one else's panel working does scare me and an aspect of a build I will NEVER entertain again. Been there, never want to revisit that type crime scene again. For the amount of rework one has to do in many cases you better off starting your own custom from scratch. I imagine this vehicle will have a number of things needing revisited before going forward. Got plenty of fond memories growing up and driving a 61 Belvedere poly block.
  12. that could be just an assumption...there could be many reason for the replaced pistons, busted top ring lands come to mind...should they have been replaced at random without regard to the cast weight consideration of the others...no but again not unheard of. Many people have different ideas when it comes to repairs and to what depth and direction to proceed. Unless the man would go measure the bore and sent that data...it is all speculation. Is this block you entertaining within a reasonable drive to look and make a few observation/measurements for yourself. That is about the only way I can advise one to proceed on an unknown and pictures only transaction. Not sure many here could say more for you. Maybe a member is closer to the block and would do a courtesy inspection. That cylinder head has been off for some time, dobbers have built nests in the head bolt holes...the intake studs, couple of them look like they are not going to be an easy replacement either as there is no meat left on the bone...
  13. I think after a good look about the shop that this is all staged.....why you ask....there are no liquor or beer bottle anywhere...a prerequisite for this disaster in the making.....
  14. As hard as it is to find one of these and this guy ruins one of the few 2 doors in what seems like a decent shape...... https://dothan.craigslist.org/pts/d/opp-1961-plymouth-camino-hotrod-rat-rod/7061888487.html
  15. Geico Pinocchio...when I look at this I see all kinds of potential....
  16. I agree Bob, looks like some short cuts taken....I would consider this as only a candidate for tear down.
  17. keeping it all on the same thread just keeps it easier for all to follow is all......
  18. why this new post, you could comment on your own original thread and bring It to the top.....
  19. I believe the very specs are base upon the very design of the replacement piston and the very much improved metallurgy. I think a quick note to Federal Mogul will I am sure get all the answers needed and the factors pushing those specs. This would be my starting point.
  20. details, its all in the details....hope you did something special for the wife....
  21. the true men of steel....I knew a steel hanger from the old school...I do not think he was every truly sober at any given minute of the day...amazing he survived the career.
  22. come on Andy...you found this site, surely you can find an exciter with a search. I read up on them myself to see if there may be an advantage with the Morris Minor stereo install given there is so little room to mount speakers with decent separation. Then I said what the hang, you got hearing loss and tone deaf as it is....all you need is background noise.
  23. you could prepare yourself for old age and deafness by mounting an exciter as a horn center, then you could do like Edison did and listen through your teeth as you drive about biting the steering wheel. Nah, by that time hopefully otic implants will be dispensed from a bubble gum machine.
  24. I believe the very best credit Charlie ever gave to the builder was an older man with his own saw mill...
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