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Pete

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Pete last won the day on June 27

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    Vermont
  • My Project Cars
    1939 Plymouth P8 Touring Sedan
    1938 Dodge Brothers RC 1/2 Ton Pickup
    P15-d24 Forum member since 2009.

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    Tinkering with and driving old cars

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  1. The last batteries I bought from both NAPA and O'Reilly's were manufactured by East Penn. Pete
  2. Yep, that's what I use in my oil bath air cleaners. Works well. If you drive in winter conditions you may want to use a lighter oil, then switch back to 50wt for the summer. Pete
  3. It appears to be bone stock: https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0822-520444/1936-dodge-d2-business-coupe/ Pete
  4. I agree with Wallytoo. I've had two Optima 6 volt batteries. Both went bad. One because a mechanic hooked the battery cables backwards, another because the battery was apparently drained and charged too many times. In the second case I followed the charging instructions on the Optima website to bring it back, but it didn't matter. These situations have never happened with a lead acid battery in my experience, so I'm done with Optimas after two expensive lessons. I've read that their quality really suffered when they moved production to Mexico. Pete
  5. I've used Vic's a number of times, and have spoken to them on the phone. They are very helpful and knowledgeable. My experience has been positive. I would use them again. I have not however bought interior parts from them. Pete
  6. https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/plymouth/road-king/2601733.html
  7. I had an issue convincing Danielle that I did indeed own my car because the North Carolina DMV assigned a new "VIN" to it. She is a real stickler, but it all worked out and I got the build info. Pete
  8. I used SEM paint on my QuietRide ABS firewall cover and it's held up well. No complaints. Pete
  9. I finally got my 1939 Plymouth out for a decently long ride. I had a long painful time getting new window glass for my rear vent windows. Lots of problems getting the tinted glass and rubber that wasn't a horrible fit. Didn't want to take it out without the glass in except for short local drives on sunny days. I started that job last January and just finished on Friday. Yesterday I drove it to a car club meeting. All back roads in Vermont. Very hilly and lots of curves. About 2 hours each way. The temperature was in the mid-90s. The temp gauge went up and down like it's supposed to, and never went over 190 degrees even on the long uphills in third gear. The car drove like a dream. I'm a happy boy. One of the club members drove his 1931 Chrysler dual cowl phaeton. A beautiful car. Pete
  10. Here are the details: "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip" On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Trumans-Excellent-Adventure-Matthew/dp/1569767076/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1656332399&sr=8-1 Pete
  11. Dan, Did you try American Honeycomb Radiator in Bowdoin? He worked on the radiator from my 1939 Plymouth at a fair price. American Honeycomb Radiator 207-666-8111 https://www.oldusedradiators.com/ 885 Litchfield Road, Bowdoin, ME 04287 Pete
  12. Pete

    MPG

    A few years ago I took my '38 Dodge pickup on an old car tour. It was in upstate NY and was 700+ miles in length. The truck has the original 218 engine. We pretty much kept the max speed to about 45 MPH as a Model A was leading the group. My mileage on that tour was a bit over 20 MPG. Pete
  13. Could the engine be hydrolocking from fuel in the cylinders? Pete
  14. I had the fulcrum pin "walk out" on me once. Shot the pump spring into the pan. Left me stranded. It was a China-made fairly new pump. Make sure the pin in staked on both sides. I now run an electric pump in addition to the mechanical pump on both my old Mopars. Pete
  15. I have one in my 1939. It works great. No problems.
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