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  1. Have you tried www.taillightking.com
  2. Sweet, for a 19 yr old you got some skills. Great project, keep the pictures coming as you progress
  3. I ordered some brake springs from him 2 weeks ago, They arrived 2 days later and I'm in California. I was pleased and amazed. Definitely would do biz with him again.
  4. Does anybody know of any substitute front brake springs that will work with a 48 P15, or will I have to contact Roberts or Mitchells and get the real deal. Also, will the rear springs work on the front? I know they have different part #s, but will they work in a pinch?
  5. It looks like an artist's rendering of the pea green color of the era. I don't know the official Plymouth name for the color.
  6. My first car was a 48 Plymouth P15 4 dr sedan
  7. Get a letter from the person you bought it from stating how long he has had the car and that all the paper work was lost. Go to your local DMV with the letter and bill of sale. There will be no record of the car since the Ca. DMV had a fire some years ago and all those records were lost. They will send you to the nearest CHP office to have the numbers verified. DMV will then issue a new title. I did this with a 49 Harley ac ouple of years back that I had bought with no paper work, but it had sat in the mans garage since 61. A Statement of facts and a CHP inspection should get you a new title.
  8. 15 yrs old. I learned on a 1948 Plymouth P 15 4 Dr Sedan. Hence my love affair with P 15's
  9. Here is a 21 min long color video of San Francisco in 1955. It is a bit long but just seeing the old cars is worth it. http://boingboing.net/2011/12/25/amateur-color-film-of-san-fran.html
  10. 48 P15 4Dr. Got it in 1954 and drove it until 57 when I bought a new 57 Chevy Belair HT with all the bells and whistles for $2868.00 Sold the plymouth to a soldier stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco for$ 300. He gave me $100.down and promised to pay me $50 a month for the the next 4 mos. SOB skipped the State and stiffed me for the $200. I sold the Chevy in 61 for $1100 and bought a 59 T Bird. I have regretted that move ever since. I could go on and on about all the cars I have had and should have kept, but there is no use in crying over spilt milk at this point in my life. Live & learn
  11. I ran my old P15 4dr thru a couple of times in the late 50's. Bone stock except for a split manifold. I don't remember the ET's, but I think the speed was about 63-64 MPH. Also ran a 33 plymouth coupe stock 4 cyl and it turned 61MPH. Those were the days. Ducktails, Pall Mall Reds tucked in your tee shirt sleeve, engineers boots, sunglasses, and of course your car club jacket. I still have my old car club plaque in the window of my coupe. Flywheels SF Cal
  12. I've still got the set I got for Christmas 1946. It has been put up around the Christmas tree every year since then. The grand kids love it. Especially the younger ones. The fact that it has never broken down other than minor things that could be fixed with a little oil or glue speaks volumes about the quality of the post war Lionel train sets. I still have most of the original boxes that the set came in. Several collectors have offered me some pretty good money for the set, but I guess I will just keep putting it up every Christmas till I croak and then let the heirs decide what to do with it. Same goes for the P15 I guess. Happy Holidays to all. George
  13. Tommy, If you ever figure out how to get that gap out, let me know. Mine has the same problem and it drives me nuts. Anybody else out there have any alignment ideas for this problem? One side fits fine, other side has a big gap between fender and hood bottom. Thanks, George
  14. Mine has air conditioning and at freeway speed would run right around 200 on the stock gauge with the air off. Got up around 210 or so with air on. I used a slightly modified P 15 radiator with a 3 lb cap and a recovery bottle made from a windshield washer reservoir. This was on days in the 90's with an electric fan set to come on around 180. I added an aux. temp gauge and the temps were just about the same. I did a lot of research on cooling, proper running temps etc. I got as many different opinions as I got answers. I bought a Walker radiator with built in AC coil and changed the electric fan to one with higher output. put on a 7 lb. cap. I noticed about a !0 degree difference. I personally do not think it was worth the extra money. In my opinion, these chevy's should be able to run 210 - 220 with no problems as long as you are not boiling the coolant out of them. I have to state that I haven't done any mtn. driving or climbing, so I don 't have a clue as to what this would do to the temps. BTW, I run 70% water 30% antifreeze and 16oz of water wetter in mine. Hope this helps, Good Luck, Geoge
  15. From a fellow SBC - 350TH P15 coupe owner, congratulations. We are kinda like the red headed stepchildren around here, but I think we deal with it as well as we can. Although there really only seems to be a handful of Mopar or nothing diehards. Seems like most of the guys are live & let live."You can't please all of the people all of the time". My set up is about the same as yours except my rear is an 8 3/4 from a dodge van. You might think about putting in power rack & pinion from a cavalier. Easy to do and it makes a big difference. Front discs are next up for me. Keep us informed as to how things are going. Again congratulations on having reached the first of many milestones. George
  16. I had the same problem once in Fiat 124 Spyder. Wrong coil, no resistor. It would burn up a set of points in about 100 miles and would die. I used to buy points by the six pack until a fiat mechanic finally told me I had the wrong coil. I changed to one with an internal resistor and no more problems. Check the points for pitting and proper gap.
  17. Marty, what year Dodge are we talking about? I would be very interested in this conversion. Could you post a picture? Thanks George
  18. Welcome to the forum. Former San Francisco native now living in Modesto, also with 48 ply cpe w 350 chevy. Our cars are very similar except for color, right down to the louvres. Hope to see you around one of these days. George
  19. Fedoragent. Today is also my Daughter's 45th Birthday. she was born at St. Lukes Hospital. Mission and Army St. Congratulations on your wedding. Hope you last at least as long as me, 46yrs in Oct. Don, I lived on Vista Dr. up in Emerald Lakes. I coached Pop Warner Football in RC for12yrs and Sequoia HS was our home field. I still have many friends living there. George
  20. I too am 3rd generation San Franciscan. I went to Corpus Christi Grammar school, Riordan High 56 and SF State 60. Was a Cop there for 2 yrs, and went into the Fire Department where I spent the next 30 Yrs. There was a guy named Don Jordan in my Police academy class, is that you Don? I also lived in Redwood City for 20 plus yrs. Moved to Modesto in 1991
  21. I'm in Modesto, but don't usually do shows and stuff. Just like to tool around once in a while. George
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