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Robin (UK)

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  1. Mine will comfortably run all day at 70mph in overdrive, and it sits nicely in the power range to give a bit of acceleration when needed. My car has a standard 3.9 rear end.
  2. No - he was blowing a wartime ARP whistle from my collection. There's a video clip on my facebook page...
  3. On Friday, our street commemorated the 75th Anniversary of VE Day with music, dancing, a singalong and a day of socially distanced celebration.My wife dressed as a Land Girl, my son wore US Navy uniform and I wore British Army (Middlesex Regt) battledress in honour of my great uncle, as we paraded around the road in our Plymouth. Our neighbours gave us a rousing reception.
  4. Here's an example of an accessory light-up swan hood ornament. These pop up on eBay fairly regularly, in various colors.
  5. Thanks for posting these. I've sent you some more pictures. Please check your messages.
  6. Yes, that's part of the Jiffy Jet set-up. I have one, with all the fittings, but I'm reluctant to drill the (rare) windshield division bar on my convertible!
  7. I've enjoyed reading the comments on another thread, comparing P15 Plymouth and 1950s Volvo styling. So, for a bit of fun, I thought I'd share this photo of 1950s doowop group, The Medallions, posing with my '48 Plymouth coupe, way back in 2000 when I brought them to the UK to perform at our Rhythm Riot Festival. I did my best to recreate the picture in the style of the famous promo for their 1959 hit, '59 Volvo'. Here's a link to the song...
  8. Glad you got those horns sorted. Chrysler certainly knew how to make a noise!...
  9. That's correct, Frank. UK headlights should to dip to the left.
  10. Welcome to the Forum. You'll find a lot of very useful information, and some amazingly helpful people on here. As a 'new' UK owner, I hope you'll be able to join us at The P-15 Picnic in September, and come along to The Pilgrimage in April. PM me with your email address and I'll add you to our circular news list. Also, if you're on facebook we have a page for UK owners, so please join us here. All the best, Robin
  11. Looking forward to seeing everyone buzzing over to the Group. Let's hope they all stick around! 😍
  12. Great idea. I'll add that to the Group rules and put out a message.
  13. I have to agree. A split manifold or headers with dual exhaust is the single biggest change you can make with a bolt-on to these motors. It transforms the car.
  14. Thanks Keith. That's been updated and I've set a custom address at www.facebook.com/groups/FlatheadMoparParts Appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you to the Group.
  15. I set up a new facebook Group a few hours ago, specifically for owners to buy and sell parts for flathead Mopar cars & trucks. The Group already has 39 members, from several countries, and it's shaping up to be great way to reduce the burden of eBay fees and help keep our vehicles on the road. Please come and join us at Flathead Mopar Parts - For Sale & Wanted And please spread the word... Everyone's welcome.
  16. We'll be holding our 6th Annual P-15 Picnic in the UK next September. If you're in the area, come and join us. We'd love to see you there... https://www.facebook.com/events/1476121095874040/
  17. I know the color of the P15 wheel and column is called 'Vogue Brown' but I don't have any codes. Perhaps the name will help you find the information. Good luck.
  18. Original 'Triple Ripple' Hollywood Flipper caps by National. It took me years to find these. When they arrived they were in their original carton, wrapped in 1950 dated newspaper.
  19. I fitted a 4" stick-on convex mirror on the passenger side, to increase the viewing angle. There's a huge blind spot in the convertible when the top's up (which is most of the time in the UK!) and, to make it harder, we drive on the 'wrong' side, so a good view in the passenger side mirror is essential!
  20. So-Cal swan necks on my P15...
  21. Cheesecake, Guinness and a P-15 Picnic souvenir notebook... The perfect table setting! It was great to see you again Mark.
  22. Following Simon's lead, I'll chip in too. I own the red Convertible. I imported the car to the UK 15 years ago but have been on the Forum longer than that, as I previously owned a P15 Club Coupe. Since i got it, my car's undergone a bit of a 'high school hop up' and now runs dual carbs through an Edmunds intake, Fenton headers with twin exhausts, Fenton finned ali head, and an R10 overdrive transmission. The rear has been lowered 1.5 inches, it wears fender skirts with '41 Buick trims, blu-dot rear lenses, half-moon headlamp shields, Mopar electric gas cap and Hollywood flipper hubcaps. My convertible was supplied new on 3rd September 1947 by Gettysburg Motors in Pennsylvania and remained in Gettysburg until I bought it in 2004.
  23. Here's the glovebox notebook that everyone got as a souvenir...
  24. We just held our 5th Annual P-15 Picnic in England and were delighted to welcome a record number of owners and cars for two days of Plymouth-filled fun. With Mark joining us from the USA, Tommi travelling from Finland, Martin from Sweden and cars gathering from all over the UK, it was a very special weekend. The weather wasn't great, but the atmosphere was superb, with cruise-outs to two local museums and a lovely dinner and dancing at the hotel. The line-up of cars was truly impressive, with a total of fifteen P15s or derivatives and several 'guest' classics. We'll be doing it all again in September 2020... you're all welcome to join us! Here's the roll of honor: 1946–1948 Plymouth and Derivatives: 242 UYE - 4-Door Sedan - John & Elly 424 YUJ - Business Coupe – Simon & Julie 562 YUG – Convertible Coupe – Chris & Rebecca 763 UYX – 4-Door Sedan (D25) - Richard & Karen 774 UXB – 4-Door Sedan - Garry & Gaynor 782 XUL – 2-Door Sedan - Dean & Joyce 977 XUP – Club Coupe - Colin & Liz ESK 523 – Club Coupe – Mel & Sue MSJ 674 – Club Coupe - Ian & Marie UVS 437 – Club Coupe (SP15) - Dusty & Deb WXG 507 – Business Coupe – Tony & Dawna WXG 932 - Business Coupe – Alan & Annette XAS 458 – Convertible Coupe – Robin & Colette YVL 306 – Business Coupe - Terry & Amanda YWG 566 – Club Coupe - Steve & Hayley 1946–1948 Chrysler: 268 XUR - Club Coupe – William Guest Cars: 1927 Ford T Hot Rod 1937 Plymouth – Russ & Steph 1938 Ford 1939 Dodge – Simon 1940 Plymouth – Nigel & Jan 1947 Nash – Bob & Irene 1948 Chevrolet – Richard & Lynne 1953 Buick 1953 Plymouth Convertible – Paul & Rita 1953 Chevrolet – Rob & Sue 1975(?) Dodge Truck – Spud & Katie
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