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Oldguy48

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Oldguy48 last won the day on August 21 2013

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  • Birthday 08/31/1948

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    Bloomsburg, PA
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    Electronics, electrical, metalworking, woodworking, tinkering in general, fixing what's broken.
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    1948 P15

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    69 yrs. old
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    Bloomsburg, PA
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    1948 P15 Special Deluxe

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  1. Just a "Heads Up" in case anyone is interested. Harry's U-Pull-It has a 1941, and a 1950 Plymouth in their inventory. I'm not associated with them in any way, but I did notice these vehicles in their inventory. Maybe someone here will be interested. https://www.wegotused.com/
  2. If the suggestions provided thus far don't lead to the source of your problem, I'll toss another possibility into the discussion. Is there any chance that the issue is a restriction in the exhaust system? Just a thought.
  3. Definitely going to keep this shop in mind. It would be a nice road trip (about 2.5 hours) I've decided it's time for a new set of tires for my P15. And I plan to have the wheels pinstriped as they were originally when I get the new tires. Looks like Mr. Buckley did a great job for you. I was thinking of attempting to perform this task myself, but then I came to my senses!😤
  4. I have the same issue with the speedometer in my P15 Plymouth. I'm convinced the problem is in the speedometer itself, because the needle often will not return to zero when stopped, and will sometimes indicate speeds far in excess of my actual speed.. From what I've found on searching the forum/google, I think the culprit is the return? spring in the speedometer. I decided to circumvent the problem by utilizing my cell phone/speedometer app. I fabricated a piece of plexiglas, and a strip of velcro to position the cell phone in front of the speedometer, that can quickly be removed for a cruise-in/show. It bothers me that the speedometer isn't working, but removing it for repair isn't something I'm interested in doing at the moment.
  5. I've had Diamondback radials on my 1948 Plymouth with stock rims for a long time. No problem whatsoever, but the wheels were sandblasted and painted.
  6. I going to add that my P15 is not stock...it's got a 350 Chevy engine. Not that will make any difference regarding the A/C, but I don't want to mislead anyone.😄
  7. The Hurricane model is not specific to the P15. But the heater/AC unit is about the same size as the original heater that was in my P15.. The installation was fairly easy. Suggest you check out the "Old Air" website. If I recall, they showed dimensions of the units to help you plan your installation.and you can even call their tech support with any questions.
  8. I installed an "Old Air Hurricane" unit in my P15. Works well and I'm pleased with it. But it is a 12 volt unit....don't know if they offer a 6 volt version.
  9. Actually I have a spare speedometer. But with a bad back and cataracts, I'm hesitant to tackle removing/replacing the old one.😨
  10. Here’s my solution for the broken speedometer in my P15. It’s a piece of 1/8” Plexiglas that I can slip into place when I need it, and remove in a few seconds when I don’t, without damaging the dashboard. I’ll use my cell phone as my speedometer/GPS, attached with a bit of velcro. The “Throttle” knob is non-functional, and just a knob/short stem that serves as an anchor point for the Plexiglas.
  11. Here's a pic of the latch from a P15
  12. Andy, It's been quite a while ago that I did this to my 48 Plymouth, but if I remember correctly (and I'll admit, sometimes I falter), I purchased bracketry from "RustyHope". Can't remember specifically what shock absorbers I used, but they were listed for a Chevy pick-up truck. I think RustyHope specified which shocks to get. At about the same time, I replaced the original sway bar with one from a Jeep Cherokee. These two modifications completely changed the handling and road manners of my Plymouth for the better. Much less sway and wallowing. A worthwhile modification, in my opinion.
  13. Just had to share a photo of my grandkids, This was a Christmas photo taken yesterday!with the P15!
  14. I like to watch a good car chase, but I agree with John Reddie about seeing a car like that get trashed. It's painful to watch!😢
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