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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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    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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    vintage american cars and old films

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  1. Thanks very much John, I hope that is my problem ,hope to buy some in Canada ,that would be faster delivery for me here in new brunswick


  2. Welcome to the forum. Yes, the trouble occurs inside the hose where the hole is. The rubber can break down after time and restrict the return of the fluid to the master cylinder. I had this happen to my car once. Good luck to you. John R
  3. I was fortunate to buy a drum puller from a man who was retiring from his garage back in the '70's for $5.00. I have used it several times successfully but as knuckleharley said, many of these drums have been in place for a long time and require patience to remove. One that I removed would not give up so I squirted it liberally with penetrating oil, tightened the puller up as tight as I could and left it in place overnight. The next morning when I went to the car it had popped loose. As has been stated, be sure to leave the nut on loosely when attempting to remove the drum. Good luck to you.
  4. Knuckleharley, it's so nice to see you posting here again. Hang in there and keep working on the old gems. Wishing you the best and stay safe. John R
  5. I have found this type of plug to work fine, especially on non-pressured cooling systems and are available at many parts stores. . The key is to clean the hole opening thoroughly for a good seal. As Sniper said, others may by weak as well so you probably should inspect them for leaking as well. Good luck. John R
  6. Greg, great looking Graham, one of my favorite vintage makes. Thanks for posting it. Where was this show? John R
  7. Great videos Keith. Thanks for posting them. I have seen some of these tubes that were steel come out in small chunks and turned out to be a monumental project. John R
  8. That should work well. Did the 273's have solid or hydraulic lifters? I can't remember. John R
  9. Sniper, What engine is in your Barracuda? I have two '67 Fury's with 318 engines. Nice looking cars you have. John R
  10. What a great find. I love seeing these old gems like this that have survived and are still pretty much original. I bought a '36 Plymouth rumble seat coupe in 1956 for $25.00 but foolishly sold it later. Mine was black like your car is. Keep it and enjoy it. John R
  11. Keith, that is an impressive spin-knob on your steering wheel. Back in my youth ('50's), those were pretty common but your style is a first for me. Some I recall had a picture of a bathing beauty and one of my friends had a '48 Chevrolet with the bow tie on it. Yours is pretty cool. John R
  12. Hello and welcome. One thing that I have done when having a no start situation like you describe is to remove the air cleaner and while looking down into the carburetor, work the accelerator linkage back and forth. You should see a squirt of fuel each time. If you do then the problem leans toward electrical. If no fuel spray is observed then fuel pump or restricted lines is often the case. Whatever you find, good luck to you. John R
  13. WOW! I can't look at this photo without feeling a little short-winded.🥴
  14. Wow Tod, the old Plymouth goes along really nice and smooth. It's too bad that your tire blew out but on a good note, you arrived home safely. I myself had more than my share of tube failures in my youth, 'course, some of the tires I had were really worn down😞. Thanks for posting the film. John R
  15. The old gems are looking good Ed. It must be nice to get them out after those frigid Minnesota winters😀 John R
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