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    50 Desoto Convertible, 41 Plymouth Convertible


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  1. That's neat!. I lived in Allentown for 5 years in the mid-90's and loved it there. I never new that was the home of Bonney either but that doesn't mean much
  2. What a great project, good luck with it. Really awesome!
  3. This is what the return spring on my 41 Plymouth looks like:
  4. Spotted on Eastern CT Craigslist https://newlondon.craigslist.org/atq/d/thompson-1955-dodge-sealtest-ice-cream/7008083607.html
  5. In terms of the sudden backfiring/stalling I'd first check the condenser. Even if you might have just replaced it the quality of new ones are poor.
  6. I've found this Cal Van flaring tool to be a really nice compromise between a high-end high-tool and a cheapo clamp type. I've done a few complete brake systems top to bottom with mine and It works consistently well. https://www.amazon.com/Cal-Van-Tools-164-Line-Flaring/dp/B007QV50RE
  7. Or use brake fluid for a lubricant.
  8. I was trying to picture what they look like so I googled them. These came up as part of a larger set. If correct to me they look like the rubber pedal seals used on mopar cars of the same vintage and earlier. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pedal-Draft-Seal-Set-for-1954-1956-Dodge-Trucks/321107524434?redirect=mobile If not correct then if you post a drawing with dimensions I'd be willing to give 3D printing a set a go. They will be hard plastic though so not sure how well the will seal. Also the material will be PLA which has a relatively low melting point, so they may be prone to warping due to engine/transmisson heat.
  9. Spray some penetrating oil between the wheel hub and shaft then try a couple of good 'taps' with a 5lb sledge.
  10. Saw this rebuilt one for sale on the HAMB the other day. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/carter-one-barrel-carb-ball-ball-chrysler-rebuilt.1164058/
  11. My 50 Desoto convertible has the same on the seats ( two tone brown Tolex with white vinyl), door panels and other trim. Dash is painted though.
  12. Burning oil would cause blue smoke. White smoke is typically coolant being burned. Coolant leaking into to cylinders could be be a warped or cracked head, bad head gasket, cracked block and so on. Maybe start by checking the oil for signs of coolant such as a milky appearance. Also try re-tourqing the head to spec and see if that helps at all. A compression test as mentioned above will also be a helpful diagnostic.
  13. Here's a pic of the wiring diagram. Hope it's big enough read!
  14. On the HAMB https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/index.php?threads/1163145/
  15. Interesting to see they are all mechanical and no hydraulics. Now a days they are called linear actuators. You can probably easily find modern 12 volt linear actuators with the same stroke, so that might be an option for you. Additionally the motors are probably wired in parallel from the factory so another option to try might be to wire the two motors in series. Given they are the same motor each will drop 1/2 of 12 volts or 6 volts. That means they will run at the original speed. The drawback is more current draw and if one motor stops working due to an electrical open, the other one won't run either.
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