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Eneto-55

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    United States
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    P-15, RatRods, Mini Cycle Cars
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    1946 Plymouth

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    Born 1955
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    Ohio
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    1946 Special Deluxe

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  1. I had a 93 Chrysler Town & Country (until the rust demon ate it up), and I had some issue with the transmission once, and took it in to a transmission shop. (Or I thought there was a problem. The mechanic said there was nothing wrong.) He took it for a drive (with me along), and in the course of our conversation he told me that that transmission was one of the most technologically advanced designs of any auto maker, specifically mentioning it's ability to 'learn' when to shift, depending on your driving habits. So it might well help to make it start over.
  2. My wife & I got our first round on Thursday - Pfister. (What kind did you'all get?) We have also "escaped" so far, but our oldest son has had cold symptoms for several days now. (My wife moved him to our daughter's place, because of our youngest son being under treatment for Leukemia. So far the God in his grace has spared him, too.)
  3. I have one too. Only compare the size of its base to that of a scissor jack......
  4. Well, I sure won't take my car to any of their shows.... (Wrong engine, a 55 model 230.) I haven't read through the whole thing yet, but have found one mistake so far. My brother had a 47 P15 4-door with the serial number plate on the RIGHT A pillar (instead of left). (I have serial number written down someplace, although he no longer has the car. I wrote it down because I thought it was a 42.) EDIT to add: They say "Engine dust pans were included on all cars built through October 15, 1946." I had never heard any time line for this, but would have thought it was carried
  5. As I said above, mine didn't have any before I sprayed it on myself. The gun I used produced a pretty thin uniform coating. As to whether it was a good idea or not - that I don't know., I've seen those statements about water getting under it before, but I think that it may be that the 'rock guard' that came out later may be worse for that. It was 1980 technology, and I was rebuilding my car as a daily driver (as they call it now). But as to getting old undercoating off, if I was doing that, I would try the freeze and smack approach. Maybe do it on a really cold day in the winter (i
  6. The stuff I used on my car would not be my choice now - way more options, and probably better materials now. I can't remember the ingredients, but it was, as you say, some sort of tar-based stuff. It came in quart cans which screwed right onto the air gun. It was a simple siphon feed affair that basically just spit the stuff on. I coated both the underside and the floor inside. I painted over it with enamel paint on the inside, but just left it as it was underneath. I had also sprayed the rear wheel wells (not inside the fenders themselves, as I wasn't finished reshaping them yet), and s
  7. By undercarriage, do you mean the frame as well? I of course don't know, but I would assume that if it were done in the factory itself, it would have been done prior to setting the body on the frame. But to your point - my 46 (an Oklahoma car until I brought out here to Ohio 2 1/2 years ago) was not undercoated, neither underneath nor inside, on the floor or trunk. I did it myself in 1980, with a special gun my Dad borrowed from the Olds dealership where he worked. So even then, (at least at Olds) undercoating was an optional thing generally done by the dealer. However, it might be that i
  8. Here is part of page 20 in the "What's New About Serviceing the New Plymouth P15" manual (in the downloads section).
  9. I only have repair manuals for the Plymouth, although I believe that it is the same basic design. (My car is a 46, and I know the design changed to some degree, but I'm not sure how much.) You can check in the Downloads tab - there might be a Repair Manual for your vehicle in there - scanned & submitted by forum members.
  10. I would have thought that it would pop up before that if it is the over-center linkage, but I might be wrong on that. Assuming that there isn't any part of the floor mat that is rubbing on the pedal shaft. But the return spring would exert more force at half way up that it does at the bottom of the stroke, so maybe a combination of this, plus old grease in the bushing?
  11. Does it come up by itself after you lift it just a bit? If so, the over-center linkage may not be adjusted correctly. EDIT: Oh, and welcome to the forum.
  12. I skipped some of the 'talk time' at the beginning, so if he said why the air tire casters were a "bad idea" I didn't hear it. Difficult to roll? I would think that steel casters with fairly thin hard rubber on them would be the way to go, like scaffolding casters, but I don't know, really. That looked like treated pine he was using, both the 2x6s and the 2x4s. In my experience, the latest version of treated lumber is not stable. It twists as it dries, and with anything built of wood you need to carefully pick pieces that have straight grain as much as possible, so that there a
  13. I scanned a photo from when I had my body blocked up. You can see the 15 gallon drums, and the 2x6s extending out from under the body. Unless the body metal is badly rusted, you do not need to worry about its weight distorting the lower edge where it sits on the cross support boards. 4x4's would be better, sure, but the 2x6s I used were plenty strong. I worked for hours & hours under the car, and there was never any shifting. (Of course, I DID also leave the chain hoists connected overhead the whole time as a safety measure.) [EDIT: You can also see that I had the frame rolled un
  14. Eneto-55

    Covid

    We have personally escaped so far, but my wife's father passed away from complications due to the virus (it developed into pneumonia), and her brother was in the hospital & on oxygen for 5 days after that. Her dad passed away a week after our youngest son was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia, so we were with him at the Cleveland Clinic when he was taken to the hospital. (He died the same day.) That was in the middle of September, and our son's treatments are expected to go on until mid to end of May. So we have been as careful as possible, going out only when necessary, wearing masks when
  15. Obvious to all, but the rougher the cement surface, the larger the casters needed, like maybe some from construction scaffolding. I didn't need to move mine around - good clearance to work underneath was more important. If there was even such a thing as a rotisserie back in 1980 when I did mine, I was unaware of it. I wouldn't have purchased one anyway, however, because I was doing a real 'low-bucks' operation. My brother took the body off of his 49 DeSoto during that same time frame, and set it down on some cushions on the floor, and rolled it onto its side. He just had to keep something
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