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MarcDeSoto

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    Temecula, CA
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    Cars, phonographs
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    48 DeSoto business coupe

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    age 67, retired teacher.
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  1. If anyone has a Chrysler Parts List for 46-48 can you tell me the part number for the tail light lens? I have two tail light lens NOS and still in the box with part no. 1235538. And is this the same tail light lens for 1941 and 1942? Thanks, Marc.
  2. AB sells those clutch torque shaft bushings. Also here is a filmstrip that has some pics of the transmission and clutch linkage. You can download the MTSC booklets too! https://mymopar.com/mtsc-1949-volume-2-6-transmission-fundamentals/ https://mymopar.com/mtsc-1948-volume-2-4-a-good-man-in-the-clutch/
  3. Is valve timing something different than adjusting the tappet clearance? If so, I guess I've never heard of it.
  4. I would say no, since the shop manual says to set the valves at .014 for both intake and exhaust valves when cold.
  5. Yes, your hands are right below the hot exhaust manifold. I was thinking I should use heavy welder's gloves for this job, but it's a delicate job that requires dextrous fingers holding wrenches and feeler stock. Maybe I can use the heavy welder gloves except cut the fingers off. That woud protect my hands while freeing up my fingers.
  6. I need .008 for intake valves and .010 feeler stock for exhaust valves clearance when the engine is running hot. My stubby feeler gauge is too short to do this very well. Do they sell individual feeler gauge stock for this, and is the feeler gauge destroyed after use? I know they sell long feeler gauges of 12", but they are in a set. Should I get straight stock or offset for this job?
  7. I was going to put a new oil pump in my 48 DeSoto, but after looking at the prices, I had second thoughts. The one I bought in the 80s was still good and still new, so I said why not use it? AFter hearing your horror story, I think I'm glad I did. After all, the oil pump is really the heart of the engine. The heart pumps blood, while the oil pump pumps oil and turns the distributor shaft!
  8. I ordered some carb linkage clips from NAPA like LeRoy and the smallest size did fit. There is a left and right clip. You can't turn the left clip around to make a right clip. So it fit my no. 8 rod that comes out of the Sisson Auto choke.
  9. Chrysler sixes and eights are known for being "sewing machines" at idle. I bought my muffler from Andy Bernbaum around 1991, but I haven't started my engine yet. Finally, I am getting close. New radiator, new fuel line, rebuilt carburetor, new exhaust system, new spark plugs, cables, rotor and condenser, new coil, etc. Hope my muffler is a good one. I'll report back after I start it which should be in the week or so.
  10. I just put my Sisson auto choke on my exhaust manifold. I have the clip holding the rod on the Sisson device, but I need the clip that holds the rod onto the carburetor. I measured the size of the rod, and it is a number 8. what size clip shoud I buy? There are clips on Ebay, but none say they are for a no. 8 rod. Do they go by fraction?
  11. I've had my DeSoto since 1980 and I've heard of the Spiegel catalog since then also!
  12. Yes, keeping the old parts is important! I bought a rebuilt master cylinder from Rock Auto and sent my old one in to get the $15 core charge. My mistake was including the push rod and end bolt that come out of the front of the MC. Does a new MC come with these parts. NO! So I had to hunt around until I found a guy with a parts car. It was a 1950 DeSoto but still had the same parts. One thing I try to do that is even better than organizing nuts and bolts in bags, is to screw whatever you can back on to the part so you can't lose it. For example all of my fender bolts are screwed into the body even though the fenders are off. For my DeSoto I have lots of nuts and bolts in cans. So I got a nut and bolt guide and put all the 1/4" bolts in one can, all the 3/8" bolts in another and so on. It makes it much easier to find a bolt or nut when you need it.
  13. If I may ask, who is he and where is he. Does he sell to the public?
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