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Everything posted by BobT-47P15

  1. I presume that the letter D cast into the head stands for Dodge. Looked at a spare head....it has a P there. Numbers below that D are 1311804-2...anyone know what they indicate? Presumably a Dodge part number. Click on thumbnail to enlarge. Which brings me to the next question. Is there much if any difference between a Dodge and Plymouth head. This head is on a 57 Plymouth engine.
  2. Sounds logical Lou. And, of course the water shutoff valve is right there at the rear corner of the head to keep the hot water from flowing thru the heater. Click on link to view valve. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v96/BobT3/Petey%20Plymouth%202/100_2349.jpg
  3. David....neat pics. I concur with those who think the car is blue. Also noticed that the radio antenna is extended to probably its maximum length. Mounted on the fender So it must have had a working radio. Had the full size wider wheel rings with small hubcaps. The girl's saddle oxfords look like the older style with red rubber soles, a late 40s, to about mid 50s type. In the picture with the snow on the car, you can see that the wipers are parked toward the middle of the windshield. Is that correct? I have mine toward the outside edge.
  4. The family that owns the Joplin Pontiac dealership purchased it in 1958. So this car, which has until lately, sat right in front of the showroom represents the year they started. I was told their body shop actually used a second car to supply parts needed for this one. After several years exposure to the elements, the paint (clearcoat) is peeling and some surface rust appearing on the drivers side. Now sitting behind the dealership. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v96/BobT3/Photos%20of%20old%20cars%20and%20misc/100_3403.jpg
  5. RIGHT ON, MR DAVIS.!!! The brotherhood of MoPar knowledge is here.
  6. Super looking car Brendan. I see the radio antenna was installed on the passenger side of the cowl on this one.
  7. As has also been stated, simply installing new gas shocks in place of the old oil filled ones makes a noticeable difference. I have not relocated the mounts and can tell some difference in ride and handling.
  8. In your case, Lou, they don't call it plumbing for nothing. Don't think pvc pipe would have woked so great here.
  9. Phone number for Atwater Kent Co is (508) 792-9500
  10. There is.. or was.. a sending unit on ebay in past few days. The Atwater Kent brand new unit is around $50. My Atwater unit works fine.
  11. John, it never ceases to amaze me that people find little things in pictures, like the beer can. That's my radiator overflow container for the HAMB drag races. Held in place by a piece of wire. Guess I'll just leave it there til next year. The radiator normally does not overflow anyway.
  12. And, it's not very far from the oil filler pipe. So, if someone who was filling the oil during a change spilled some on the back end of the genny, some of it could easily run in. I don't know if all generators are made like this one...Rob, does yours have this opening?? Just my guess in this mystery.
  13. Used to have a friend back in the early 60s when we were 16 or 17 who had a fairly decent looking 51 Ford sedan.....but it used quite a bit of oil. We would buy those glass bottles of re-refined oil with a spout on top, sold at filling stations. It was maybe 15 to 25 cents a quart. Had various other 50s cars that I put STP and similar gunk into due to oil use. Had a 57 Ford convertible, fair shape, had been driven hard by a college student.....it smoked big time. I compared it to those trucks that used to go down the alley behind our home in the 50s dispensing a fog designed to kill mosquitos. Never could make it much better - finally sold it for a loss. Shoulda passed on it in the first place, but it WAS a convertible.
  14. This item was just on ebay---sold for 9.99.....seller said was for 46-48 DeSoto. Note the turn signal arrows in the upper corners.
  15. If you have a part with very good original paint left on it, can you take it to a good auto paint store and let them use their spectrometer (or whatever it's called) to get a match? I think the old paint codes are not used any more. Can you find a later model color that is real close to the original that maybe they can find numbers for? For example, I use 67 Ford yellow on my 47 Plymouth - they can mix that by code. Just a thought.
  16. Nice looking ol MoPar, Nelson. Is it completed yet?
  17. Hi and welcome aboard. Should we take it from your name you live in that city?? If you could fill out the profile with a little info about yourself, it would be helpful. Post a pic of your car if you want to. There are some fellows with parts cars, but I don't know what parts they are willing to sell. Hopefully they will tell you what they have available.
  18. Was that cover that goes around the rear of the generator in place? Could someone have accidentally poured some oil in there, or spilled some, while refilling the oil at the tube? It is a kinda wierd thing.
  19. I just thought maybe Lisa has now become an expert on old MoPars and was taking over for you, Don.
  20. I use that cutoff switch on the right with the two cables running to it. Happened to go in a firewall hole already there. Can turn it on or off from under the dash. If a charge is needed, I use my old Sears 6/12V trickle charger. It seems lately that due to some new wiring in certain areas, the drain is not much. Often times I don't even turn the switch to off while parked in the garage. Also can act as an anti-theft device.
  21. And then, there is my favorite which I used, the POR 15 hi heat silver. It has held up about like Norm's has. The pint can is about $15. I put mine on with a regular brush instead of the foam one. Has held up for about the same time as his.
  22. I think 30 posts is the magic number on here for the Member designation to kick in. Don't have any idea what comes next. Doesn't really matter....
  23. Whoops.....he did say Solenoid, not relay. I was barking up the wrong tree there. Not sure about the solenoid....surely there is one somewhere. Would they be interchangable with anything else?
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