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About Hamilton

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    Junior Member, just joined the forum !

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    Golden CO
  • My Project Cars
    '49 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe,
    '49 Dodge Meadowbrook


  • Location
    Golden CO
  • Interests
    Same as they've long been

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  1. I keep my garage at a reasonable temperature and drive my cars periodically throughout the winter months. If I lived in a place that wouldn't allow for that, well, I wouldn't live there very long. Where I live now might just be the best kept winter weather secret in the country. _
  2. The bracket is secured by the forward-most flywheel/clutch inspection plate bolt on the driver's side. edit: looking at it again, it's sandwiched between the large bracket and the bolt in the left-center of your photo. Looks like if you rotate it 90 degrees and slide it slightly toward the front of the car it'll probably line right up. _
  3. This is probably your best bet, although a crow's foot and a swivel-extension might work well. _
  4. Geography certainly comes into play but with nothing more to go on than your brief description and few photos, it looks like a car that, around here anyway, someone would initially price in the 7K-$9K range. Then they'd watch it sit, ultimately accepting as little as one-third to one-half of their original asking price - unless they had a place to keep it and didn't need to sell it. I've long thought these cars are undervalued, but the market is the end-all-be-all authority on that. _
  5. Shot in the dark, but if you have a general idea where the car has lived throughout the years, and if you can find a friendly and helpful motor vehicles employee, you might be able to come up with a title history. Although they might be rare, friendly and helpful DMV agents do exist. When I bought my`49 Plymouth from the original owner 31 years ago she still had the original Montana title, which I was supposed to have forfeited to the state of Oregon. Instead, the DMV employee I was fortunate enough to get that day made a color photocopy for the state's records and let me keep th
  6. In and of itself, an old-technology factory booster might not do much more than to make it a bit easier for you to drag your slow-stopping car to a halt. _
  7. Forums are chock-full of people who are willing to share their experience and knowledge, and oft-times not just on the forum. If you'll post your location you might just get lucky enough to find one. Sniper's advice is solid: running, stopping, driving ... in that order. Good luck!
  8. What if a cat with red wheels shows up? Can it stay? _
  9. Perfect weather here right now ... but for how long? Gotta enjoy it while I can! I figured a couple of interior shots might be in order (even considering the poor lighting).
  10. What, you've never used a old, unstable bumper jack and the weight of your car to break a tire bead alongside a busy highway? What's wrong with you, Man?! _
  11. I like the idea of the photocopy. The wire for the placard is still attached to the jack, along with a couple of small reddish washer-type things that I presume were put there to strengthen/support the hole at the top of the placard. _
  12. My `49 Plymouth still has the original trunk mat, but since it's pretty fragile I've pretty much left it alone over the last 30 years. I was doing a bit of tidying up in the trunk today and, while vacuuming, pulled the mat back farther than I ever had before. Noticing what appeared to be the corner of an old piece of paper, I gently pulled it back a little farther and found the original jacking instructions. I could be wrong, but it seems unlikely there are many of these still around.
  13. With the Plymouth finally down off of the lift, up goes the Meadowbrook.
  14. It seems as though you already know this, but your car's issue isn't consumption, its a leak (or more likely, leaks). Your description of a drip at the bell housing would suggest a rear seal, although it's probably not the sole source. And not only is it possible, it's common (the drip is coming out of an inspection plate that bolts to the bell housing and covers/protects the flywheel). If indeed the rear seal is your primary leak source, replacing it (the bottom section, anyway) isn't as challenging as you might think. You'll have to pull the oil pan first (really simple on th
  15. Take a couple of minutes and remove the release bearing, the bearing fork and sleeve and the clutch adjusting rod & pull-back spring. Without the gearbox in place the fork will bounce around - you probably won't lose it, as it's held in place with a threaded fastener, but the rest of the stuff could go bye-bye. _
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