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Everything posted by BobT-47P15

  1. Those wheels all look very nice. A 46-48 Plymouth P15 wheel was a dark brown. I painted mine a maroon color to match my dash and window frames.
  2. Are the holes in your rims round or oval? You should be able to find either shape stem at a truck tire place.
  3. I would think that car had all rubber mats....front, rear and trunk. But those mats seem pretty impossible to find. You can buy some roll rubber mat at Lowes I think that might work. Otherwise you may have to use carpet (probably black since a mat would have been black). You could have an upholstery shop make the carpets for a good fit. I bought roll carpet for my '47 convert at an upholstery supply place and took it to my upholstery guy....paid him to do it up with edging, etc. Came out good. Did floors and trunk. In the final analysis.....you and a limited few Mopar experts will know if your floors are done just as original. The general public at a show will probably never even see your floors. If they do they will not know about originality. Just my two cents worth.
  4. I think original was light grey with some color pin stripe.
  5. I even use radial designated tubes in the new radial tires on my P15.....because I don't trust the wire wheels to not leak. However if your rims are in good condition tubeless should be ok.
  6. That picture of 3 different dipsticks seems correct. The short one indeed has no tube.
  7. The bottom ones strike me as they might have something to do with a heater. Maybe the top ones also for a heater. Strictly guessing.
  8. BobT-47P15

    air cleaner

    I believe that some fellows, including Mr Don Coatney, stacked up two of those 4 inch air filters on each carb to allow for enough air intake.
  9. Yes,,,,,I have one of the nice black rubberized (kinda expensive) Logo fender covers for occasional use, plus a couple like the "Craftsman" item. Was not aware of the Harbor Fright (er, Freight) pad. Think I'll look into that......kind of a two-for-the-price-of-one deal when halved. Another H F item I have found handy is their four wheel furniture dollies.....for rolling various sorts of containers or items around in the garage. Like most everything in the place, the dollies are run on sale from time to time. Thanks for the info gents.
  10. In looking at a Plymouth engine sitting on a stand a few years ago, I noticed what I think is a casting date for the block. On the driver's side below the distributor as I recall. So, along with the serial number that identifies the car when originally built, the casting number can tell when the block was produced. I presume this number was on all blocks produced back then. The one in the picture was removed from an early '49 P15 coupe.....so the 1953 date indicates it was a replacement engine from a later model. Or....at least that's my best guess. Just tossing this info out for your reading enjoyment. Number is 6-2-53
  11. There's a piece of that black tape over the center top of the dash trim....probably a Dodge emblem there.
  12. The pointed rear end looks like many old Mopars. I think the peak is too pointy to be a 46-48 Plymouth. Length looks like probably for rear quarter.
  13. Base for passenger assist strap on the inside of doorpost.??
  14. BobT-47P15

    My new 54

    Hi Moose. I was thinking you were from Carthage. Yes....his Dad had the Plym parked in the farthest corner of the back yard LOL. The engine was locked up....I could never get it loosened up. I was told that before your friend got the car, it was driven by the wife of some Carthage auto dealer. The wheels need sandblasting and the center chrome caps were all pitted. I bought them because I had a set of painted wires when I first got my convertible.....then made the mistake of selling them one time after acquiring my 55 Chrysler chrome wires. I hired M&M towing to retrieve it and bring to my house. It was ultimately bought by a young fellow from Springfield who was going to make it into a bit of a hot rod with v8 of some sort. Have not heard from him in quite some time now. The yellow and white 54 hard top also came from Carthage.....I think it belonged to some folks who owned a paint and wallpaper store. Looks like you are making progress. (Yes....they had regular gauges) (The steering wheel wasn't so great)
  15. BobT-47P15

    My new 54

    Nice project Moose. Here in southwest Missouri where I have lived the past 50 years.....I have seen one 54 convertible (light blue) that I did not buy. Back in the 70s I had a 54 wagon (nice), a 54 hardtop (white over yellow) (fair condition), and white over pink 54 four door sedan (run down but drove it a couple years). Also a 54 four door (white over dark green) with factory painted wire wheels (not running--sold car, kept wheels). So, there were a few 53s and 54s around here but not very many by the 1970s. I like the look of the 54 best....but they were both decent cars.
  16. Nice looking car. Color looks to possibly be the old Chrysler "Midnight Blue"....but I don't think it's an original shade for your model car. Paint chip folders for our old cars can be bought on eBay. You also need to buy (in my opinion) both a Repair Manual and a Parts Manual either old original or reprint if you have not done so. Yes, there is a short piece of trim which joins the rear window trim.....not sure how difficult those are to find. Check eBay for such things......may not be cheap but can often be found. You have probably noticed by now---there is a letter L and R on the head of the lug bolts so's you know where they belong. Radial tires will make these oldies drive better on the road, but are harder to turn when at a stop or maneuvering into a parking place. They will work on the original style rims. If you have a battery specialty store near you, they should be able to make you O or OO gauge cables of needed lengths. Need larger cables to carry 6v. Otherwise, I think there are cable vendors on the Net.
  17. Looks like a P15 to me too. It looks like there is a hole with rubber grommet on the side of the air cleaner into which a hose may go. Can't quite tell where the hoses go to. There also looks to be either a wire or a small hose running into the driver's side of the vacuum pump on the firewall. Need some more detailed pictures with description of where hoses go.
  18. Would those possibly have started out with plastic on them, which over time became cracked and brittle and was removed from the chrome portion.....leaving one with just the item shown? Just a wild guess as I have seen lots of old plastic items that became brittle and damaged. Looks like a slot in the center shaft of the escutcheon......could that have been for a tab on the plastic portion?
  19. Looks to me like a dash from a 46-48 Plumouth P15 Deluxe (the cheaper model). It might fit your car if yours looks like a Plymouth. It does not have the radio grille in the center. And that steering wheel/horn button look like from a Deluxe. Does your car have a dash now?
  20. How about that vacuum reserve canister used by Don Coatney.? Wasn't it simply a canister off a newer car added in the line?
  21. As was said earlier.....the 46-48 Plymouths had a vacuum operated top. The metal tubes ran from a push/pull switch on passenger side of the dash. along the floorboard to the area under the rear seat/and top well.......with tubes which crossed over to driver's side vacuum cannister. As you can see, this is no help to the Dodge question. Just explaining how the Plymouth was different.....as I have one. You might check with these folks to see if they have anything for your car. Hydro-E-Lectric Auto Upholstery Directions Website Address: 5530 Independence Ct Ste 4, Punta Gorda, FL 33982 Phone: (941) 639-0437 Hours: Closed · Opens tomorrow 8:30 AM Days of week Open hours Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5 PM Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5 PM Thursday 8:30 AM - 5 PM Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Monday 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  22. Sumac Red and Charlotte Ivory (a light yellowish tan color) were only available on convertibles and woody wagons in 1946-48 Plymouths.
  23. Hi. Nice looking car. I see it has the original white metal wheel trim rings. ....although most are now rusty. Those would have come on the car when new since rubber to make whitewall tires was still in short supply following the war. The rings gave the appearance of having the white sidewalls.
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