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John Reddie

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John Reddie last won the day on June 22 2016

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About John Reddie

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 01/07/1942

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    MA
  • My Project Cars
    2 1967 Plymouth Furys, 1 convertible, 1 four-door hardtop

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    former shipyard worker, school custodian, automobile repair
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    retired

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    MA
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    vintage american cars and old films

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  1. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that some of the studios did use prop cars as Greg G mentions here. The P15 in the picture very possibly had no back on it and these frames were filmed inside the studio rather than on the location. In another sequence from the same film, It shows William Bendix driving a '46 Buick but the dash in the interior shot appears to be a D24. I see that the Buick hood ornament was added correctly. John R
  2. Thanks. I love the old serials with many car and airplane scenes. I have quite a few of them on tapes and DVDs. John R
  3. I was watching one my favorite old movies, "The Big Steal" from 1949 with Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and William Bendix. In the film, the bad guy is driving a "41 Mercury club coupe but the interior shot shows the dashboard to definitely be a P15 and not a Mercury. Note how the word PLYMOUTH has been covered over on the emblem above the speaker grille. Regardless of this inaccuracy, the is a really cool old film with plenty of car action going on. John R
  4. John Reddie

    My new 54

    Moose, great fab work. Keep your progress photos coming. Happy New Year. John R
  5. I apologize for the images being sideways. My computer skills are limited😮 John R
  6. Here is a tool that I made to remove and replace the harmonic balancers on my '67 Plymouth Fury's with 318 engines. Where they are both automatic transmissions, trying to torque the large balancer bolt can be difficult as the engine begins to turn before the proper torque can be achieved. After removing the pulley, the tool is fastened to the balancer using the pulley bolts. The adjustable piece on the bottom of the tool comes in contact underneath the cross member thus preventing the crankshaft to be turned and the balancer bolt can then be tightened to its proper torque. I have replaced the chains and gears on both cars before and this tool performed admirably. I believe that a similar tool could be fabricated for a P15 or other models too. A Fluid Drive car would truly benefit from this tool I'm sure. Happy New Year John R
  7. Wishing everyone a very joyous 2020 year. John R
  8. Welcome. Is the car pictured a convertible? If so, for the top maybe. John R
  9. Welcome. After verifying that you have fuel delivery to the carb, I would take a jumper wire and bypass the ignition switch and see if it improves. I say this because the '48 Dodge I once had did what you said, backfired and died. The trouble was a defective ignition switch. Assuming that your Plymouth is still 6 volt and positive + ground, connect the small jumper to the negative - battery terminal and the other end to the negative - terminal on the coil. Don't leave it connected very long when it is not running or your points will get burnt. Best of luck to you. John R
  10. Nice video Keith. Thanks for posting. John R
  11. Welcome to the forum. I had a '48 Dodge 4 door and I loved it. I put an outside sunvisor on it and a driver's side spotlight. Of all the cars I've had since the middle 50's, it was the only one that had the ignition switch fail on. The fluid drive was great in slow moving traffic. Mine was black. I lke the blue color on yours. John R
  12. I've got several videos with this guy in them. A truly great supporting actor. John
  13. Very sad news about Don. He was posting on this site way back when I first came on. His documentation of his engine and transmission installation on his P15 was very well done. I knew that he was experiencing health issues and I noticed that he had not posted much recently. My sincerest condolences go out to Don's friends and family. John Reddie
  14. Very sad news about Don. He was posting on this site way back when I first came on. His documentation of his engine and transmission installation on his P15 was very well done. I knew that he was experiencing health issues and I noticed that he had not posted much recently. My sincerest condolences go out to Don's friends and family. John Reddie
  15. The puller is a good thing to have for the steering wheel removal and other tasks as well. I have a homemade puller that a former coworker gave me that he made to remove his steering wheel. I have had success using it to remove harmonic balancers as well. Once you receive your puller, the wheel should come of easily. Good luck to you. John R
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