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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!😢
  15. My suggestion is to get someone to help you. The transmission is hefty enough to be a challenge for just one person. Recruit a helper to slide it back and lower it to the ground. I've done it by myself in the past...but an extra pair of hands makes the job so much easier!
  16. Am I correct that the stainless body trim is inverted? The end of those "spears" looks wrong. Appears the right side molding and the left side moldings were swapped.
  17. Tragic new, to be sure. Hoping that Bob can endure these tough times, and somehow find the strength to fight back. Praying that God can help you thru this journey. 😢
  18. If there's one near you, try AutoZone. You may be able to rent/borrow one at no cost.
  19. Don's story reminded me of when my oldest daughter learned to drive a stick shift car at the age of sixteen. We bought her a Plymouth Turismo. (don't recall the year). Till she mastered her shifting, the clutch was waving the white flag. Oh, the car had previously been "rode hard, and put away wet", so the clutch issue was not a surprise, and certainly not her fault. She asked me what we were going to do? I informed her that WE were going to replace the clutch. My budget dictated that it wasn't going to a repair shop. So she donned a spare set of coveralls I had, and we proceeded to install a new clutch and pressure plate. The car was front wheel drive, so it wasn't a fun job, but we got it back together. The car was back on the road, and she gained some appreciation for car repair. We still get a chuckle about that, and she can drive a stick shift with the best of em" now.😄
  20. First of all, I'm not an expert on these engines, but considering the mileage, if the engine doesn't make any ominous noises when its running, and otherwise seems OK, I would stop watching the oil pressure gauge. Others may disagree!!😃
  21. Oops...I'm sorry. I thought you were referring to the windshield.😱
  22. The only advice I can offer is to be gentle when tightening the screws on the windshield trim. We replaced the windshield in my P15. Had new glass cut at a local glass shop, and got a new gasket from Steele.. We successfully installed both sides, and I re-installed the trim. It all looked great. I went back to the garage about an hour later, and the passenger side glass had a diagonal crack. Aaaarrgh! Back to the glass shop for another one. The second go-around turned out OK, but I was careful to just snug the trim screws. Have had no problem since. Good luck!
  23. I've done it by myself....but I was much younger then. Nowadays, I would recruit a helper for the task. No point in risking injury, if you can find a willing set of muscles to help out. And if you do pull the transmission, don't forget the gasket between the transmission and the bell housing when you re-install it, lest you will have a leak.
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