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Tom Skinner

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Tom Skinner last won the day on November 19 2017

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About Tom Skinner

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 11/13/1956

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    Huntersville NC
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    1948 Chrysler Royal Sedan

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    Had 1948 Royals all my adult life
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    Huntersville NC
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    Restoration - Stock

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  1. Greg G, In the words of Arnie Cunningham (From the Movie Christene) its time to motivate. Change those Plugs out! L.O.L. Tom
  2. In the old days it was called the block petcock drain your engine block with it. Lots of old gunk will probably follow. L.O.L. Tom
  3. Sniper is correct! Of course after Cleaning Plugs and resetting Points and Timing, a Vacume Gauge needs to be hooked up to a vacume port near the Carb and the highest reading (usually 18 - 20 Inches) obtained at the Carb for a correct Carb setting. Tom
  4. Noah, Please re-tune your car. Way back when - 5,000 miles was a good time to, as a matter of fact most guys retinkered/timed their cars every month or so in their driveways to keep them running optimally. I know your plugs will last 10,000 or more but points aren't what they used to be and one other thing to check is your vacume advance (if you have one) is it pulling or leaking? Good Luck. Our Flat Heads like to be advanced on the timing 4-6 Degrees as well from the static timing position. Here is wishing you - Happy Wrench Turning. Tom
  5. I see them on ebay from time to time. Maybe Andy Bernbaum can help also. Tom
  6. Better look at it (As stated use a real short screw)
  7. Wire must be connected as stated in previous post
  8. Earl Gray, Start out in 1st Gear low Range, (Shifter Up and Forward) take your foot off the gas at 8mph (It should Shift up to 2nd) Drive it up to 18-20mph Clutch it at about 18-20mph and move Shifter to Lower Position (3rd and 4th) Now because you are in 4th range no 3rd is needed. Start over from a full stop. (Shifter in Lower Position 3rd Gear) Drive to 16mph take you foot off the Gas it should Up-Shift to 4th. Drive away at anay speed. You shouldn't need to clutch at full stops until you clutch to neutral to park it. This is how to drive the m6 Hydraulic Transmissions operate. I might have missed the bus here but I think you are just over thinking this. Tom
  9. Bob, There is also a Transmission Screen that can be cleaned while refilling the Tranny. Tom
  10. There is also a Transmission Selenoid with a fuse in it. Check the Fuse, if Burnt Replace. Check all wiring for breaks and good connections. Check Tranny Fluid Level, Fill if necessary. It is probably one of these three issues as Fluid Drive Transmissions are usually bullet proof. Tom
  11. I believe the question put forth at the first Thread was a good reliable shop to ship it to. I provided the only one I knew of. The car without a Fluid Drive is only a 3950 LBS paper weight. That being said $1,517 doesn't look so bad after all.
  12. Harvie, Go to Moparmall.com. Select 1939-1949. Select Drive Line Parts. Select Page 2. select Complete Rebuild of your Fluid Drive Coupler. It is $1,517. This is the only one I know of. Tom
  13. Old Wool Army Blankets - say from WW2 or Korea work fine too
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