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Don Jordan

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Don Jordan last won the day on December 19 2016

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About Don Jordan

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 05/25/1946

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    Acton, CA high desert
  • Interests
    old cars - old anything
  • My Project Cars
    1947 Plymouth 2 door sedan

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  • Biography
    I have a 47 2 door P15 and a 48 P15 4 door sedan and a 48 Chevy Pick up no more room!
  • Occupation
    LA County Court school teacher - working with incarcerated juveniles


  • Location
    High Desert - Acton, CA
  • Interests
    old cars collecting old junk...

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    Help!  I tried to list my car in the classified  dept.  Spent a lot of time filling out all the boxes but I couldn't figure out how to pay for it.  This is way too complicated for me.  I just want to sell my car and some parts.

    I not even sure where the answer to this will appear.

  2. thank you, gentlemen, for the very informative responses. I feel much better. At least I won't have to give the car away. Of course it would be difficult to find a worse time to sell a car. If I could figure out computers I'd put it for sale on this board. I'm getting too old. Again, for all of you who responded, thank you and be healthy d-
  3. what does that mean? what will that mean for me trying to sell my car? the car looks and runs perfect. with all that's going on I don't know if I can take much more.
  4. I'm afraid age has caught up with me and I need to sell my Plymouths. I don't want to give them away but I'd like to get a fair price. I've had the car about 20 years and I know I'm not going to get what I put in it out. But when I die I hate to leave it all for my wife. I started at $20,000 (seemed high) went to $17,500 (reasonable) but I'd go to $15,000 to the right gguy. I've got 20 years of parts I'd be willing to let go of. I already sold my M1 and 4wd pu. heart breakers. the list of stuff for the car goes on and on. pictures out the kazoo I will appreciate
  5. you are right Don. I'm not sure how it could happen but tomorrow I'm doing a compression check. It could be the valves. But when it runs it is so strong. At this point I rule nothing out. I'll keep you posted. d-
  6. okay this is my 3rd attempt at this: I got a new computer and key board and it does things I'm not prepared for. So let me try again: first I would like to thank all those who responded to my plea for help. Bottom line: it still doesn't run. I had the dist rebuilt. new points, condenser, rotor, cap. points set at .020 I bought a new coil. squirted gas down the carb - not so much as a sputter. took off the gas cap - nothing. checked the wires for a short - all new from Rhode Island. put a 12v jump to turn the car over faster - nothing. put a test light on #1 and while it seem
  7. I am reluctant to ask for help but I have exhausted all avenues of knowledge. When the car runs it's a wonderful thing to hear. I got it running, timed it. The car fired right up; like it was brand new. So I decided I'd go for a ride. Got on the street, and it made it to the first stop sign and it died; would not start. It's a story for another day but I got it in the garage. Ran every test I knew. Finally I took the distributor off the 47 and put it in the 48. It started right up. This led me to believe it could be the distributor. I sent the dist. off to be rebuilt. In the m
  8. I took the dist out of one car and put it in the other - nothing. I sent it off to Advance Distributor for a complete test and re build
  9. thank you for the very informative response to my post. As long as I've been doing this I keep learning new stuff. Another difference between the 2 engines is the length of the dip sticks. thanks again -
  10. I know there are those that don't always agree with me (not unusual) but here is a fact: I have a '47 and a '48 P15. I've been told they are the same. I took the distributor out of one to put it in the other and the cap, rotor were different, and the number on the plate is different. I don't know if this means anything to anyone because it still fit but I had to change the whole thing. I'll see if it works tomorrow. There are other differences as well.
  11. do you know what he got for it? I think there might be a way to send him a message but I don't know how.
  12. You'd think by my age I would be computer savvy but alas no. I don't even own a cell phone. So I'm afraid my health is forcing me out of old cars. I've got 2 P15s I'd like to sell but I can't figure out how to post them here. It keeps telling me my photos are too big. I've also got about 25 years of accumulated parts. I know they should be inventoried but I don't know that I'm ready for that just yet. Also how do I put a value on these cars? I don't expect to get the money I've put in them back - but I don't want to give them away. I'd appreciate any words of wisdom on th
  13. I drove 400 miles in the hot sun at 55 mph. Got to the San Francisco Bay area with out so much as a burp. Spent the night. Next day I went and got gas, came to a stop light, took off in first and when I tried to go to second the gear shift went limp. Some how the linkage fell off. I drove back to where I was staying in 1st gear and came to the conclusion I'm too old for this sh*t. I rented a U Haul truck and trailer and with my tail between my legs I drove home. It was too hot and I'm too fat to crawl under the car. I figured out I just don't want to do this anymore. The car is 98% c
  14. well it's only taken about 15 years to finally get my P 15 complete. I should know this but alas I don't so I'll ask one more silly question: Now that my car is complete I have large quantities of spare parts. I'd like to give people here first crack but I'm not sure how. I looked and it said something about e bay. I haven't listed anything on e bay. Do I have to list on them first? There was a sale forum but I can't seem to find it. I've got a lot of cool stuff that people will just throw away when I'm gone. Stainless steel, buttons, fined valve covers - too much to list.
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