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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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    Male
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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
  • Occupation
    retired

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    MA
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    vintage american cars and old films

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  1. Hello mhjarrell. welcome to the forum. Your car looks very good with loads of potential. The photos appear to show a club coupe but not completely sure. Best of luck on your venture. John R
  2. Did you get another engine for the '38 Plymouth and end up driving it? I grew up with those '30's cars-love 'em. John R
  3. Hello and welcome. Great looking Dodge and a rare flat back too. Thanks for posting the photos. John R
  4. Hey guys, stay safe and be careful. This staying home deal has at least got me motivated to do the car things I have procrastinated about earlier😀. John R
  5. Yes this does make sense. In other words, the white wire is basically bypassing the ignition switch. You also don't want to leave that wire connected for long if the engine is turned off because the points and coil could be damaged. I would undo that and see what happens (will the ignition switch then work as it should). A wiring diagram is needed here too. Best of luck to you. John R
  6. That is exactly what I am talking about. Great tip about disconnecting the vacuum advance. I never thought of doing that. John R
  7. Hi and welcome. When you changed your points and condenser, did you inspect the small pigtail wire in the distributor that feeds current to the points? This little wire can rub against the housing when the breaker plate moves when you accelerate and in time wear the insulation through to the wire inside and cause symptoms that you describe. I had that happen one time and it drove me nuts until we figured it out. Good luck to you. John R
  8. Now THIS is a well organized shop. Thanks for posting the pics. John R
  9. John Reddie

    rear axle

    Sniper, I fully understand what you are saying. I've had this happen myself. Best of luck on your project
  10. John Reddie

    rear axle

    Your point is well taken and thank you for providing the info. I figured that my description stating it as a rear brake drum puller along with a photo of said puller would be adequate as there are different ones available. In the future I will do additional research so my suggestions will be more useful. John R
  11. I had a '49 Chrysler Windsor with the 6 cylinder engine. I noticed a sudden drop in oil pressure (from 40 lbs to around 18 lbs at cruising speed). Luckily it happened right near my service guy so the next day he pulled the pan and found the pickup screen was plugged with sludge. Back then I used non-detergent oil. He was able to clean the pickup screen and tube and everything was okay after that. I remember he also said that if the oil pump had failed, most likely I would have had no pressure. Good luck to you. John R
  12. John Reddie

    rear axle

    I'm pretty any grease that is rated for wheel bearings will be fine but I'm sure others on here can offer a good selection for you. Also, if you plan on doing your own repairs on this car, you would be wise to pick up a rear drum puller like the one pictured. These drums can be really stubborn to remove especially if they have been on the car for many years and not removed. Good luck to you. John R
  13. The part with the bulb or bottom (see my posted photo) always sits down into the head. It senses the water temperature and opens the thermostat when it reaches the correct temperature. John R
  14. I own 2 1967 Plymouth Furys. One has left hand threaded lug nuts on the drivers side and right hand threaded lug nuts on the passenger side. The other car has right hand threaded lug nuts on both sides which I'm sure that one of previous owners changed at one time. The car had non-original wheels on it when I bought it. I don't know when Mopar actually stopped using the left hand lugs and nuts. John R
  15. Welcome Donnie T. I personally like a 20 ton press which can handle any job that I need to do. Check Harbor Freight. My friend bought one and it works very well. Best of luck. John R https://www.harborfreight.com/20-ton-shop-press-32879.html
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