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Robin (UK)

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  1. That's a fabulous looking car and it's great to see another 46-48 MoPar in the UK. There are a whole bunch of these great cars over here (although not many DeSotos). We have a facebook group for UK owners and hold an annual meet-up in the middle of the country (The P-15 Picnic) - You'll be very welcome to join us online and in person. Please drop me a DM with your email address and I'll send info over and keep you in touch with what we're doing. This year's P15 Picnic will be on 20th and 21st April. Welcome to this great Forum - you'll get lots of great advice here. And it's good to hear you talking about Race The Waves. Dean and I race our Plymouths at Pendine Sands. Look forward to catching up, Robin
  2. I'm certain that's a US-built body, Greg. Locally built cars would not have been able to match that construction. So my guess is that it was shipped to Europe complete.
  3. It's an SP15 DeSoto, which is effectively a badge-engineered Plymouth produced for export markets. Here's a French car with a good view of the front end, hood ornament and badging.
  4. Has anyone ever seen another picture of a DeSoto SP15 Wagon? This one was in Switzerland.
  5. I've always enjoyed driving my P15, and I'm having even more fun now that my son's old enough to get behind the wheel. We worked the car hard at a recent Speed Hill Climb at historic Prescott Hill. The wet course was super slippery, so we got some sideways action on the hairpins!
  6. I'm also in the UK and have benefitted from the generosity of several owners who have sent me items and asked only for a 'thank you' or payment of shipping costs. And I've repaid the favor by doing the same for others. This P15-D24 community is a great space. Thank you all for your enthusiasm, advice and help over the past 20+ years.
  7. Thanks for the info on the splines. The rear end swap is all about marginal gains. I have a hotter motor that'll be fitted soon. It'll definitely pull the higher gear, so I'm aiming to move that sweet spot a little bit and gain some more top end speed. 17% is enough as I already run an R10 OD.
  8. Hi all, I'd like to swap out the 3.9 rear end in my '47 Plymouth and replace with a 3.73. Searching this Forum, I've found some discussion about the swap, including mention of the spline count. Does anyone have a list of which models would have run a 3.73 crown wheel and pinion that would be a straight swap? Any information that could help me in the search would be appreciated. Thanks, Robin
  9. I host this facebook group, which has a lot of European members: Flathead Mopar Parts - For Sale & Wanted I hope it's useful. Good luck with your car.
  10. That's mine. I picked up the bezel, then got the bulb holders from a Dodge set-up and made the bracket to suit the Plymouth part. I also took the amber inserts from the Dodge bezel but they aren't fitted in this picture.
  11. Really hope so, Steve. We'll keep you posted.
  12. Thanks Andy. There was a total of 25 cars: 14x 1946-1948 MoPars 7x Other 30-50s MoPars 1x C10 Chevy Pickup 1x '39 Cadillac 1x '53 Chevy 1x MGB GT
  13. We've just enjoyed a fantastic weekend with lots of beautiful cars and lovely people at The P-15 Picnic. 'Participants' Choice' was Ian's stunning grey RHD P-15 Plymouth convertible and the winning 'Guest Car' was an amazing '39 Cadillac. There were a nice variety of 1930s-1950s Mopars on show, including a '36 Plymouth coupe, a '41 Chrysler convertible, a P-15 Police car clone and a 41 'Ply-Soto' running a 426 Hemi. Here are some pictures from the weekend. If you're Stateside and would like to take part in something like this, please support The P-15 Picnic USA in September.
  14. It's the most upscale dealership ever, and definitely has a lot more more than two floors... it's the Chrysler Building in New York...
  15. Love that picture, Merle. Thanks for sharing. Here are some others I've 'harvested' from the web, through the years...
  16. We're only five weeks out from The P-15 Picnic and now have thirty cars booked in, including eighteen 1946-1948 MoPars, which will be a UK record (if they all make it). All classic cars and trucks are welcome, so if anyone else would like to join us please drop me a message and we can get you registered for the day, or for the weekend.
  17. Current Nissan Europe TV commercial for the Juke...
  18. It's a factory option and part of the turn signal kit. The one you are showing definitely fits P14 and P15 Plymouths. It may fit earlier models too. There was a similar part for Dodge cars but the bezel is at a different angle. I have gradually collected the parts to fit one of these to my car but I still need to make some plastic inserts for the arrows. I know Mark Duggan's convertible has the same, factory fitted. And there are a couple of D25s over here in the UK that also have the same turn signal part.
  19. 1950 DeSoto back-up lamps, fitted with amber bulbs.
  20. The cream car is Kit's so he may be able to confirm the ID of the visor. My guess is that it's a Peckat. It's a cool piece.
  21. It's always good to read your updates, Kit. Hope you'll be joining us at the P-15 Picnic in April. We're looking forward to seeing you, and the car, again.
  22. Haha. We'd love to, but it'd be a very long drive!
  23. Absolutely. You'll be very welcome. I'll drop you a DM.
  24. Hi All, Our P-15 Picnic will take place in the UK on 22nd and 23rd April. The event is organised by, and for, owners of 1946-1948 Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto and Chrysler cars but all classics are welcome. Owners can also come along without their cars. If anyone fancies a laid-back weekend with a bunch of great people, a group of fabulous cars and a visit to a major Motor Musem, you'll be very welcome. We hope to see some of you there. To help with our planning, please let us know if you're thinking of joining us. Thanks.
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