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    1952 Dodge Coronet

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    Middle aged Grandfather and car nut.
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  1. What body style is the 49 wayfarer? Some of them are fairly valuable. If it’s running and driving it may be a restoration candidate.
  2. Depends on what trans the wayfarer has. If it’s the 3sp with the fluid coupling it may work. The Gyromatic would require modifications.
  3. YNZ and Rhode Island Wiring are both good choices.
  4. If you decide to run inline residual valves you don’t need one to each disc. Run a 2lb to the front and a 10lb to the rear. I used the shortest pre made nickel copper lines available at the local parts store. The valves need to be close to the master cylinder. You do need to remove the residual valve from the master though. 10lbs is too much pressure for the discs.
  5. Looks like a shift rite knob. An aftermarket device that enabled you to kick down the M6 trans into 3rd gear without flooring the accelerator.
  6. Do you still have the original master cylinder on the car? If so remove the residual valve from the master and add a 2lb inline valve to the front and a 10lb inline valve to the rear. I have a scarebird kit on my 52 Coronet and this setup has worked well for me.
  7. Beautiful car! The Highlander interior was available on all Chrysler cars in the 40’s and early 50’s. You’re in the right place for any help. Lots of knowledge here.
  8. Not often. It was idling a bit roughly the other day and I noticed the carb being loose. The carb is pretty worn. I have another one that I rebuilt. I’m planning on getting that on soon. I’ll try re-tightening when warm and see if it helps.
  9. Both my 52 Coronet and the 49 D24 I used to have had the problem of the carb loosening. I’m wondering if the gasket is somehow shrinking as it gets hot. I use blue loctite. It’s not loosening much just enough to need a quarter turn to tighten. I’m thinking of making a gasket from some high temperature gasket material I have. It’s what I have under the sisson choke. Any thoughts?
  10. All Dodges had the fluid coupling. A 3 speed was standard equipment for the Meadowbrook but Gyromatic was an option. Is there a box attached to the air cleaner support bracket with 4 wires attached to it? If so it’s a Gyromatic. Also the Gyromatic has no 1st gear position. If it’s a Gyromatic many of us have them and can explain how to use it. Keep us posted.
  11. I have used AW32 hydraulic oil in my M6 trans with no problem. I drain and change the fluid every oil change. The other plug on the trans is to access the bolt for the shift fork I believe. I’m at work so no access to my service manual.
  12. My D24 had a switch under the dash to manually turn on the backup lights. I’m not aware of a factory switch.
  13. Usually 450-500 is correct. It seems really slow compared to what we’re used to on a modern vehicle. Mine is set at 475. I have the M-6 trans and any higher and it won’t shift.
  14. All of the wheel cylinders should have bleeders. Did you bleed the master cylinder first? Bleeding the brakes can be finicky because of the master cylinder being below the wheel cylinders. I highly recommend replacing all of the lines both metal and rubber. Nickel copper line is easy to work with and lasts a long time. If you twisted the end off a line I’d suspect all of them. Remember it’s a single reservoir master. Any leak and you lose brakes.
  15. If it’s like the D24 I had the shaft is integral to the box and the wire does go through it.
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