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mrwrstory

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mrwrstory last won the day on January 14 2020

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About mrwrstory

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 09/27/1917

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    Grew up in Suburban Detroit playing the American Grafitte game on Woodward Ave.
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    car slut

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    Male
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    So Calif
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    anything that burns fossil fuel and is older that 50
  • My Project Cars
    48 P-15 Club Coupe
    40 P-10 Coach
    32 Ford Roadster

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    So Calif
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    Hybrids, anything with four wheels that burns fossil fuel and rubber.

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  1. Made this in Junior High School,.....some 70 years ago🤪
  2. Seems like others on this forum should be able to answer that qustion. My uneducated guess would be, check the flywheel if there are no marks on the pulley.
  3. Hey Jack, It was a long time ago but I repaired/replaced mine with a aftermarket trailer fender. Cut the old one away, made the "side panels" and flanges with sheet stock and welded in place. Turned out pretty tidy but wouldn't fool anyone who was really anal about being original.
  4. Having a car for 45 years is pretty impressive. Having a wife for that long is outstanding. She must be a Saint! 😉
  5. Good thinking 'tho there may be some here who will be offended. I love the idea of subtle modifications that retain, but refine, the character of the original statement. Makes for a lot of work that many will miss,.... which is great fun. Go for it!!!! And, please share progress pics.
  6. I moved my gas tank. 'Tho you may not want to go to that extreme, what about "stacking" the pipes in that tight area, then becoming side by side at the bumper?
  7. I see tape on the plug tubes on the driver side and a tarp that may have covered it. Hopefully protection from internal water damage. Beware! On closer look, maybe that's note tape. More beware!
  8. I have started a build thread for my Baby Hemi for anyone who would like to question or comment. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/poly-begets-a-hemi.1194565/
  9. Phone probably best anytime during daylight hours. 949)581-2392 Leave a message if I don't pick up and I'll call you back
  10. I ditto the prior remarks about the extended bell housing Chrysler. Neither DeSoto nor Dodge had that feature. Dodges and DeSotos are great alternatives to the Chrysler Hemi and they still have the "Hemi presence" If memory serves the Dodge is a good 2" shorter then the Chrysler and in every case narrower than the Chrysler at any deck height. DeSotos fall in between the two but IMO, DeSotos are the most rare and therefore even more expensive to rebuild. I am just now starting on my second Hemi build, a 270 cu. in. The prior 325 has just clicked over 40K miles and I couldn't be ha
  11. I may be mistaken but, 277 inch Semi Hemi doesn't sound right. Everything I can remember seeing has the 56 Plymouth Poly V8 at 270 inches. The 277 cubic inch was the first addition of the new "LA" motor. The valve covers will tell you what you have. Check the attached pic. Never the less,.....I am just starting on a 270 Dodge/Plymouth originally "Poly" motor. I have found that the block and heads are scrap because it was a boat motor in salt water. Fortunately I had another 270 block and some Hemi heads and soooo,.....my Poly build has become a Hemi. Most parts excepting exhaust c
  12. I've used Brillman too and endorse their product and customer service.
  13. Dodeguy and any others who may be interested, I don't remember my motivation but, for some reason I wanted a rear steer rack and Kugel fit that requirement. They were local for me and their response to my Plymouth application was, "never done that one before, but we'd like to work with you". Their customer service is excellent and to this day they are very open to questions from amateurs like me. I purchased their basic entry level setup. The "given" on their setup is the distance between the vertical surface of the tower upright and the kingpin centerline. The distance between the uprigh
  14. I split the frame thru the spring pockets back to the firewall, welded in a 1/4 plate that matched the width of the Kugel unit,....and welded the part of the frame I'd removed back on.
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