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Doug&Deb

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About Doug&Deb

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    Junior Member, just joined the forum !

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    Male
  • My Project Cars
    1952 Dodge Coronet

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  • Biography
    Middle aged Grandfather and car nut.
  • Occupation
    Machinist

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  • Location
    Pennsylvania
  • Interests
    Cars and grandkids

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  1. Doug&Deb

    Hubcaps

    Thanks, I’ll try it. Someone replaced the stock wheels with police wheels and the covers don’t stay on well. I have a set of stock wheels but the tires are smaller and the speedo is off a bit. Plus I haven’t been able to find another wheel for my spare. I have a spare that matches the police wheels so the silicone will help.
  2. Doug&Deb

    Hubcaps

    I seem to recall someone recommending putting silicone on full wheel covers to retain them. I’m thinking of trying this. Any suggestions on how much to use? Also, can the covers be removed easily in the event of a flat tire?
  3. Welcome! Lots of knowledge on this forum. Looks like you have a solid start.
  4. There is a way to run two 6 volt optima batteries wired together. I’m not sure if it’s series or parallel. It doubles the amperage to the starter but still charges normally. I’ve seen this in an article but the details escape me. Perhaps another member has a better understanding.
  5. There is a troubleshooting manual available on the Imperial website. What problems are you having? I have a 52 Coronet also. The trans is pretty bulletproof but can be finicky at times. I’ll be glad to help if I can.
  6. Doug&Deb

    Rim size

    I’ll try that. Can the caps still be removed easily?
  7. Doug&Deb

    Rim size

    If I could figure out how to keep the full wheel covers from popping off I’d keep the police wheels on the car. I’ve bent the tabs out to the point that I have to really hammer the caps on. Doesn’t help. I don’t like the look of the poverty caps on the slotted wheels but they don’t fall off. Of course I’m running D-24 caps now which isn’t correct either. I wish the previous owner had kept it stock. Oh well.
  8. Doug&Deb

    Rim size

    My plan is to go back to the bias ply tires. I know I’m going to get knocked for that but I’m not comfortable with the extra side load that radials put on the suspension. I have 5 police wheels but I don’t want to sell them till I find a rim for my spare.
  9. Doug&Deb

    Rim size

    Late 47 through early 49 used 15 inch. I’m not sure of the width. I had a 49 1st series D-24 with 15’s but I sold it 6 years ago. I’m not having any luck finding any old stuff in my area so I may order a new wheel from wheel vintiques.
  10. Doug&Deb

    Rim size

    Can someone with a 48 D-24 check their service manual to see what size rims are called for? My 52 Coronet came with police wheels. I replaced them with what I believe are D-24 wheels. I’m supposed to have 15x5 rims. If I’m measuring correctly these are 15x4.5. They work fine but I’m trying to find one more for a spare tire and I want it to match size wise.
  11. Nice ride! The Deluxe is much more rare than the Custom trim level. Enjoy!
  12. I have a set of the police wheels with good tires. I hated the look on my Coronet. Fortunately I found a good set of original wheels. Now if I could just find one more for a spare. Someday.
  13. So sad. Deepest condolences to his family. I’ve followed his adventures since the early days of this forum. He’ll be deeply missed.
  14. Rear axle bearing help...I am tryig to replace the seal behind the bearing rear.. are the bearings pressed in?   Is there a keeper inside of the differential?  Also is the bearings on the rear of the 51 desoto greased or are they oiled by differential oil? I have oil on the brakes ?

    1. Jerry T

      Jerry T

      sorry doug and Deb I thought I was on single post

       

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