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    Has anyone looked at the "Plymouth 1938-1954 Part Interchange Guide" by F.D. Harper---being sold on eBay?

    I bought one just for fun, but don't see much that many Plymouth parts will change with besides Dodge.  Some things 

    work between other Mopar brands, as we all know.   Just wondering if anybody had an opinion on this $47 book.

  2. Jamie......you might try these people (assuming they are still in business).    Company is Power Steering Services, Inc.   2347 E Kearney,  Springfield, MO 65803. 

    Phone:   (417)  864-6676         e-mail is:  www.powersteering.com           Owner is Chip Woyner             His card says:  Steering Gearboxes Rebuilt and New, Power

    and Manual.   Fast-Ratio Conversions.             Hopefully they can help.             Bob  

  3. Putting these couple items on .... maybe someone will find them helpful.     Don't know if they are still in business or not.


    Scott Speedometer Service (since 1953)   Repair and restoration of speedometers.  Cables and casings made to order.   (made to order

    might be a good thing if you have an R10 overdrive requiring a little longer cable.)  196-198 W Walton Blvd,  Pontiac, MI 48340.    (248) 338-4148,  

    1-800- 208-3030      Fax  (248) 338-1201.



    The other is Steering Gearboxes  Rebuilt & New,  Power & Manual.   Fast Ratio conversions.           (417) 864-6676     2347 E Kearney St     Springfield, MO  65803

    Owner:   Chip Woyner.    www.powersteering.com    

  4. Just F Y I......i put some information about a source of auto fasteners and hardware that I found in my collection of business cards.  It is on the "referrals" page where

    it should be.    I presume they are still in business as I haven't purchased from them lately.   Just trying to add another possible parts source in case not many have

    seen it.   Not sure how many regularly check referrals page.....so just a hopefully helpful note.

  5. I was looking thru a box of business cards I've had for a while......found this one.......I think I bought something from them quite a while back (can't recall what or when).


    Putting the info on here in case it might help someone.             A. E. Medeiros Fastener & Supply  "Specializing in hardware to hold your antique auto together"'

    They carry:  Snaps, clips,  molding fasteners, special screws, stainless steel, chrome, rubber goods, interior washers and more.  

    Contact them at  resto-parts@comcast.net              They say make checks payable to:    A.E. Medeiros     80 Freetown St.   Lakeville, MA   02347

    Hope this might help someone find a needed part.  

  6. One local auto supply (O'Reilly) has a container of gear lube marked "80w 90" weight. 

    On my 47 Plymouth the book says 90 weight for the differential and 80 weight for the transmission.


    Man at the auto supply said this oil should be OK for both.    Otherwise you have to shop around for the single weight stuff.   

    Sounds logical to me.  Think I will use the 80/90 in the trans.

  7. Yes.....my 47 Plymouth convertible has either two or three stud type clips at the very rear end of the belt molding.  I think it is just to hold it securely as there is a

    slight curvature in that area.        The front fender trim does use a clip with the stud offset to the top......to position the trim in the right place.  I think my 

    son in law used a bunch of those newer style trim clips where you break them off to achieve the desired length.  No one will see them except whomever next

    needs to remove the trim.   At least some styles of clips are offered on eBay....just more expensive than in years gone by.   


    The clips for the hood center trim look like this......100_4266.jpg

    the left one is broken....the right one is new,,,,,bought from some vendor on eBay.  They tend to break when they get old because you have to bend that center tang to a 90 degree angle to secure it to the hood....then un=bend it to remove the trim after it gets old and brittle.

    And...this is a front fender trim with the offset style clips....studs go to the top edge.




    Even if you ultimately use different, more modern clips - you need to make note of where and how many originals were used.

  8. There are sometimes people who advertise in various media they repair stainless trim.  Have you looked in Hemmings Motor News, Old Cars Weekly and other magazines

    for the service?   Or just on the internet in general.     Here is a link to a video by one fellow who appears to work in restoration.......might have some helpful hints.



  9. 7f28fb73d9ac6c45da72a9c818757c18.jpgFound this picture of late 30s....early 40s ornaments....just for fun.   


    Yes....you could buy a cormorant or swan hood ornament which either replaced your original ornament or attached to it.  Western Auto, J C Whitney, Warshawsky,

    Oklahoma Tire and Supply and your local auto parts store offered such items.  I remember one area auto supply store in the 1950s who used to have one whole window

    just full of chrome goodies.   

  10. They say the longer length glasspacks are not as "bite-y"  as the short ones.  I just have a resonator on a single pipe that exits at the rear.

    Makes just a little noise but not much.  

  11. Hi Rich.   Trying to stay safe in this virus thing as I have certain health problems in my old age.   Hope you all are doing ok.   

    If you recall the fellow who was with me at Hershey, Nils,.....he passed away a few months ago due to some heart problems.  

    Most or all of our car events are cancelled......but some car folks are setting up cruises where they will drive around but not

    get out and socialize as a group.  I got a flyer about one locally a few days ago, but it starts during church time on a Sunday.

    Plus the convert is up on jacks til I manage to finish my re-do of the rear brakes.  Not such a big task, but I am not a good

    mechanic so everything takes me longer.  Plus---I sent in my old brake shoes for re-lining at a place in Kansas City.  The lining they

    used apparently was the maximum thickness for my car......but my drums have never been turned and did not want to go onto

    the linings.  So sent them back to K C and they ground off a little thickness---now they fit.   Always something.


    Good to hear from you Rich.                         Bob Toft      Joplin, MO

  12. Perhaps some of you don't know about the buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere in Tulsa, OK.........entombed in 1957 in observance of the city's 50th anniversary

    and dug up on it's 100th anniversary in 2007.   The car was essentially buried in something like a plastic swimming pool.......wrapped and covered to protect it and the

    memorabilia items in the time capsule inside the car.    But----the container leaked.....and the car did not fare so well.  It was to be given away upon exhumation to some

    person who filled out an entry in 1957.   They eventually located some relatives of the winner.....and they turned the car over to a fellow who makes a de-rusting agent

    to try and clean it up.   But, they could only do so much given the damage.


    A couple pics of the car just after raising. 






    There was a plaque in front of the Tulsa courthouse to mark the location of the buried vehicle.  Had to look a bit to find it.




    We took our 47 Plym  to Tulsa (a 100 mile trip each way)......our daughter and son in law went with us on the trip.  (pic:  Jennifer & Mary Ann)

    The PT Cruiser right in front of the convert is how Mary Ann wanted to travel....they didn't think riding in the back seat in the sun for a hundred

    miles would be fun.   Dale and I did get sunburn. 



  13. Well.....today is April 27, 2020.  I just now discovered the posts about Don Coatney's passing last December while looking for some certain information.

    Very sad to hear - my condolences to Lisa and his family. 

    As others have said, Don was a good guy and very helpful to many in his posts. 

    He and blueskies had lots of fun carrying on about their big race.  I was fortunate to witness that event which occurred in Tulsa in 2007.....during the

    digging up of the buried 1957 Plymouth. 


    I met with Don on at least 5 occasions...each of which was fun and interesting.  Even got to ride one time in the old blue P15 and hear those dual pipes. 


    He will be missed by all who knew him.  Thanks for all you did.


    The "big race" going on in Tulsa:  Don has the lead.....  I'm just trying to keep up to take a few pics......biueskies is getting on it.....




    Don and Pete at lunch after the race.......naturally arguing over the bill.......





    Thanks for the good times.                    Bob.

  14. My car is a 47 model Plymouth and various knobs are offered on eBay for this model.  Have you looked there yet?  I imagine there are some vendors who specialize in your model but it may take a while to find them. You might correspond with others on this forum who you see with the same vintage car as yours.  You can send personal messages direct via the forum.  Good luck in your hunt.

  15. There have been many unusual gadgets invented to remove that water distribution tube.  Many had a hook on the end -- so they could slide it down the tube and hook into one of the rear slots in top of the tube.  Some came out in their entirety while some came out in pieces.  If you need further ideas you should be able to find some archived posts on the topic.  Good luck.

  16. As I recall.....and it's been several years.....we didn't have to hit that wrench very long or hard before things moved.    But your puller looks

    interesting.  There has been a lot of inventiveness displayed on this forum over the years....guys making tools for specific applications and

    getting the job done.  And they are always good about passing on the information.  

  17. Son in law and I invented this rear axle puller.  Just threads onto axle....I put a rag around it to protect threads....then placed a pipe wrench on it

    to tap on with a hammer.   Anyway, it worked as intended.











    • Aha.....I see Greg (or someone) found his radiator seal sheet.  I just found the same sheet he sent me in 2003.  Measured the picture on that sheet....came out right at 13 3/4" long and approx. 3/4" wide.  Thickness approx 1/8".      I also had a second picture showing both the metal and rubber parts from 2003....don't know who the poster was.   I'll add it to the information.........****somehow, it ended up before this picture but that's ok.  The good news is these pictures
    • and other information I have collected into 4 loose-leaf notebooks since 1974 survived the Joplin tornado in 2011.  Some pages got wet enough to mess
    • them up, but probably 90 percent of the stuff survived even if a bit dirty and/or crinkled in some cases. 
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