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About busycoupe

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    West Boylston, MA
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    48 D24 Business Coupe

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  • Biography
    I have worked on cars on and off for many years. I enjoy learning how things work.
  • Occupation
    High School science teacher (retired)


  • Location
    48 D24 Coupe, Eastern NC
  • Interests
    I also enjoy fixing motorcycles, pinball machines, juke boxes, etc.

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  1. You could get a 6V pos. to 12V neg converter then use a commonly available back up camera. Here is one from Classic Auto Sound that should work. I have one in my car to power a modern radio. https://www.classiccarstereos.com/positive-ground-6v-to-12v-converter.html?utm_content=shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjoH0BRD6ARIsAEWO9DtHDp6hgnR0JC_Oq-FGOUiy1xRSq9c5C6yNW2S1BQipIRQFGU4kSxkaAoKzEALw_wcB
  2. Mark, your problem is likely a bad ground. Either the brake light is grounding through the turn signal, or the turn signal is grounding through the brake light. I would clean all of the ground connections on both lights.
  3. An arbor press would be the best tool to use. If you don't have a press you could try a large vise or even a large C clamp. You should try to press it out rather than hammer on it. Try soaking it with Marvel mystery oil before trying to press it out.
  4. My wife and I are just finishing the first week of a two week self imposed quarantine. We live with my son who is a computer programmer for Monster.com, a job search website. His company shares a building in Weston, MA with Biogen. The main Biogen building is in Cambridge, the Weston building is a branch office. At the end of Feb. Biogen had an international conference in Boston, MA. After the conference some of the Biogen people returned to the building in Weston. Some days later 5 of them were identified as having contracted the virus.. My son doesn't work with the Biogen people, but the two companies share the cafeteria and other common areas. Last Friday both companies shut down the building and told their employees to work from home until further notice. .... schools are closed, churches are closed, sporting events, etc. Not much fun! .... Stay safe.
  5. Then and Now Automotive in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
  6. '66, '71, '74, '79 busses as well as a '66 fastback and '66 squareback.
  7. Back in the early 70's I used to frequent an old storefront parts store. The front part of the store had a wood floor, tin ceiling, and a long counter with stools for the customers and an old ceiling fan turning lazily overhead (in the summer). Looking beyond the counter you could see the shelves of parts with exhaust pipes and mufflershanging overhead. Now the parts store is long gone and the building is the home of an upscale restaurant. .... I can't sit down to eat there without seeing those exhaust pipes hanging over my head!
  8. Not really a collection .. Some are from my vehicles, the NC plate I used when we lived there, the motorcycle plates are all from my bikes, regretfully not a full set. The old Massachuetts plates in center are some my father in law found at a yard sale.
  9. I know that people say that coils are blind to polarity, but I am not so sure. about 10 yrs ago I had a 1971 Triumph motorcycle that had positive earth. It was the very devil to start until I noticed that they coils were wired for negative ground. I reversed the connections and voila, the bike started on the first kick after priming. It may have been just because I loosened, cleaned and reconnected the wires, but I am not sure.
  10. It is interesting that in the interior shot of the Plymouth you can see that the paint is worn off of the steering wheel. We are used to seeing that on our 70+ yr.old cars, but the one in the movie is only 2 or 3 yrs old.
  11. I have not tried that but I am sure that it is possible. Last summer I was at a car show and saw a Model A Fored with a powder coated radiator surround and powder coated bumpers. They looked pretty good, and I'm sure that it was much less expensive than plating.
  12. I once found an 5 pound box of eight penny stainless steel ring nails in the middle of the road in front of home depot. It was a busy road, and the box had broke open. I picked up what I could. I used those nails for years for little repair projects around the house, they just ran out last summer.
  13. Why do you think that your trouble is in the charging system? You said that the engine backfired and stopped. Perhaps you should check the ignition points gap and perhaps the timing. Another thing to check is the carb float, it may have stuck and caused the engine to flood. Check the battery voltage at 1500 rpm as suggested. If it is OK then look at these other possible problems.
  14. On my 48 Dodge there is an oiling hole on the back of the speedometer. It is on the top of the cast housing and is difficult to get to. I used a "Zoomspout" oiler that has a long flexible tube to oil it. Just a few drops of oil are enough.
  15. My '48 D24 business coupe was originally military maroon (very dark). Now it is red. I had it repainted in 2008 to match the color that was on it when I bought it. The closest match I could find was a 1988 GM truck fleet color.
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