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  1. Have you had your steering box rebuilt by RedHeads?
  2. I had a Vintage Air Gen IV in my 48 Plymouth business coupe (car converted to 12 volt). Just installed a Vintage Air unit in my Marlin that uses my existing controls to run the ac, heat, and defrost.
  3. p15-1948

    New paint

    I sold this car three or four years ago after owning it for just over 20 years. The color is Milano red, a Honda two stage color. I'm old, but I think I spent a grand on the paint almost 25 years ago. A friend and I did the bodywork and prep, it was a total, down to nuts and bolts job. Believe me, any paint job the spraying is the easy part. The bodywork sanding, working gaps, keeping every surface clean before spraying; then the sanding and buffing after spraying is where the real work is. Thinking back now, the cost of beer, for myself and all the friends who helped on the rebuild, may
  4. On Our 48 we had to modify the inner fenders for the 318, but we used some rubber like material from a pickup inner fenders. Sorry, do not remember the make or year of the donor truck. The Nova front track was a little too wide also. We narrowed it 3/4 of an inch and it put the tires inside the fenders nicely.
  5. Can't remember what the front frame horns looked like, but I used a 1973 Olds Omega front end on my 48. Omega was the same as the Chevy Nova.
  6. It was pretty common in the day (50/60/70's) to move up one size when putting new tires on the car. General consensus was the larger tire gave a better ride. Worked Firestone retail in the sixties before moving to one of Goodyear's distribution centers.
  7. Keith, is the Dyke's book like Motor manual where you look for a year range to cover your car, or is general knowledge book? Thanks
  8. Looks like a nicely optioned car, visor, heater, radio, clock...good luck with it.
  9. In my youth I took the ridge out of Ford Falcon 144. When I got to the machine shop I was shown that I would not have needed to have the block bored if I had taken it easy on cutting the ridge. Live and learn.
  10. Looks like this modification will require a change to 12 volts? Thanks
  11. By serial number you're referring to the tag on the driver side door post? Thanks
  12. I too use a paint stick. You're limited as the car is already painted. On my P15 BC in some spots we had to add metal and some we had to use a grinder to get perfect, or more likely near perfect gaps. Can't do that once it's painted. The good thing, black cars generally hide little errors in gaps better than other colors. Look for black 46/48 Ford hoods for paint color aiding gap alignment.
  13. Thank you, makes sense as that is the same number used on the car I'm looking at in SE Iowa. I know each state has it's own system just wasn't sure what Iowa used. Had a title issue with an out of state P15 once I'd I'd like to avoid that if possible. Thanks again!
  14. Follow up question. Anyone on here from Iowa? Would like to know if Iowa uses the engine number or body number as the VIN number? The P17 I'm looking at has the body number (driver side plate on the door). I've only been around Kansas titles and, at least for P15's, use the engine number. Thanks
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