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  1. knuckleharley's post in Fuel tank and gauge was marked as the answer   
    I have read this whole thread,and am more confused now about this issue than I was before I started reading.
    Chemo brain,or are their other people just as confused?
    The one thing I DO understand is the simple principle beaten into my thick skull when I was a kid,namely "The KISS principle",which stands for "Keep It Simple,Stoopid".
    My suggestion,and worth every dollar it cost you,is to spend the damn money and buy a NOS  or repo 6 volt sending unit. Preferably one NOT made in China if at all possible.
    You say they are expensive to buy and have shipped to you,but how much do you have in your car? How much will you love if it burns to the ground?
    Yeah,some of the electrical geniuses here know how to get around all this danger,but if you ain't one of them,why take the chance?
    BTW,still thinking that electrical systems are the work of the devil,I carry a fire extinguisher in my P-15 couple,and everything in it is 12 Volt. While driving home one day I turned a 90 degree corner,and the 4brl carb farted and caught fire. I still have a car thanks to that 10-15 dollar item.
  2. knuckleharley's post in Help with a 1939 Plymouth. was marked as the answer   
    I would only add two things,
    1:  Make sure that make sure you buy a new or rebuilt water pump while the radiator is out and it's easy to change. After sitting for so long the water pump shaft will have corrosion,and when you start the car the corrosion will start to wear the bushing,and sooner or later it is going to leak like Niagra Falls,and you are going to have to replace it anyhow,so why not replace it now while you already have the engine torn down?
    2: Go ahead and drop the oil pan and thoroughly clean it and the oil pump while it is easier to get to all this. I can guarantee you the base pan is full of sludge after sitting for 50 years,and if you don't do this,your oil pressure is going to drop to zero one day while you are driving around,and if you don't notice the oil pressure guage,you WILL end up buying a new engine.
    Replace the oil filter and take the oil filter casing off and thoroughly clean it out,too. Not a gentle rinse,but a good scrubbing..
    Blow out the oil lines after taking them off,and then put them back on.
    You will be glad you did all this once you have the car up and driving. Trust me on this one!
  3. knuckleharley's post in Starter question D32 was marked as the answer   
    Don't worry. When driving an antique car around,it is always a good idea to have a new starter,water pump,fuel pump,and fan belt in the trunk for emergencies. Especially if you are driving out of town or out of state. Chances of finding them in stock at a local parts store is slim,and unlike modern cars,you CAN change these parts along side the road.
  4. knuckleharley's post in Jesse Swick In Oregon was marked as the answer   
    Thanks,Tod. I got his contact info from someone else a few minutes ago. Come to find out he only makes repop inserts for 33 Plymouths,and he gets $550 for the plain steel ones (which is what I want),and $650 for the stainless ones.
    I didn't think to ask him if the stainless ones were polished or not.
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