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Andydodge last won the day on September 30 2019

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    South Grafton Australia
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    1940 Dodge sedan have had since 1971, also have had 1939 Plymouth Roadster Ute,1941 Plymouth Coupe, 1948 Chrysler Windsor, 1968 Dodge Phoenix & 1973 Valiant Wagon

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    63 yrs old
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    between jobs, was book & hobby shop owner

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  1. Thomba.....the one on ebay is for the stub axle, its what holds the wheel bearings and brake drum onto the stub axle..............andyd
  2. Thomba..........whilst I have no direct knowledge of what style of nut the car may have on it I have seen at least 3 different types of nuts used on various cars steering wheels & columns...........these are the normal thickness nut, ie, about 10mm thick, then there have been a nut the same size, ie, across the flats from one side to the other BUT HALF the thickness, ie say only 5mm thick and finally a self locking nut that is about the same as the standard thick nut but has 6-8 slots cut into its top and/or they are pushed slightly towards the centre of the nut so that it "locks" onto the threaded shaft when tightened.............as always some pics maybe helpful.......BTW you obviously worked out how to get the wheel puller working..............did any of our comments help or just confuse the issue..........lol...............andyd
  3. I too would be very interested in seeing how this works as whilst its a RHD car the glove box lid is identical for both Left & Right Hand Drive.........I cheated when I hot rodded the car in the early 70's.....I had the whole glove box rechromed with the badge still in place........see pic.............andyd
  4. By 1942 Oz had been at war for two & half years and as far as I am aware no 1942 model cars were produced here, the last made were variations of 1941 models, I have personally seen a couple of 1941 Plymouth 4dr sedans as well as a few 1941 Utes that appear to have been ordered by the Oz Army and were both Plymouth and DeSoto badged .......the ones I've seen have 41 Plymouth front sheetmetal with Plymouth or DeSoto grilles, headlights & badging with a large reinforced "sunroof" that was apparently for viewing out of or had a machine gun mount.........an easy way to tell whether the 1940 to 1948 vehicle is an Australian assembled or imported car, assuming its a 4dr sedan as thats all the civilian market here got ,is to note whether the front doors have external door hinges..........if yes then its an Oz assembled car with an Oz body by T J Richards......internal door hinges makes it an imported vehicle........if the car is a 2door, coupe, convertible or wagon in general terms it should be an imported car as none of these body styles were supposedly made by the Oz Chrysler assemblers, T J Richards, except for a few Dodge & Plymouth Coupes made from 4dr Sedans in 1940 only.....the Dodge one pictured on the trailer was my 1940 Dodge Coupe from 1969 to the mid 1980's...the blue car is a Plymouth, pic taken in the 1970's and is now a turquoise colour with a non stock rumble seat..........andyd.
  5. Robert.............thanks for the pic of the no rear window molding setup......I've see this in mid 50's onwards cars but not in 1940's which the OP car is supposedly tho' as mentioned a pic of the car will help......I've seen a few times, of cars mislabelled due to incorrect serial numbers, etc so its interesting but always good to learn something new each day...........andyd
  6. So.........let me guess........... judging from the small collection of mopars that you list..........you just have a passing interest in mopars.......lol.........the DeSoto looks like its had a hard life but as a 1st yr Hemi its still worth getting on the road.............it would be project #.........lol...................andyd
  7. Chris.........I see you have the aftermarket Parking brake, those holes in it signify that its the lightweight Nascar Parking Brake..........with that number plate I guess you're in the UK or Europe.........I like 41's too..........does my arse look too big in this pic.............lol.............Welcome Aboard from Oz..........regards, andyd
  8. Plymouthy............you can pull..............I'll screw.............oops........wrong thread............lol............I think he got the message.........lol...........andyd
  9. Dave.....in the 2nd pic in post # 4....just below the metalwork that is the remains of the interior light bracketry there is a very small hole in the edge of the window frame which I am pretty sure is one of the window garnish molding screw holes..........as far as I am aware all mopars came with inside window garnish moldings on all models in all years.......its just not something that would have been even an optional piece as it would have been too much of a fiddly job to attach or not on the production line whereas other optional things would have been less of a problem or a dealer instal item............therefore all cars got the moldings.........andyd
  10. Snipers pic shows the dipstick which in the one pictured is going into a tube that sticks up about 6" from the engine block BUT there are some models that have a very short dipstick that goes straight into the dipstick tubes hole in the block, that is they do not have a tube and can be hard to see...........either one maybe present, I'm not sure when the change was made............and the oil filler is indeed via the oil breather, and should just come off with some gentle screwing and pulling.......lol.........also when its replaced the holes in the breather cap should face the firewall as this helps with enabling the engine draft tube on the intake/exhaust side of the engine to work............Welcome aboard from Oz........andyd
  11. VIN numbers and plates didn't arrive until the mid/late 60's......Rusty, the oval painted over plate in post # 10 is the original Plymouth plate that was screen printed or some such method in red with either the body or serial number stamped into it......as for that Data Plate I would bet that its a non Plymouth plate attached by the Mexican govt or some such thing.......andyd
  12. Rusty.....what makes me curious is that I've never seen a FACTORY Data plate like that.............it looks like something that an Oz rego department would require to be made and attached rather than a factory plate.......all the factory plates I've seen in person and especially on here via pics show a much smaller plate with nowhere near the same amount of info nor the way its noted and the plates are always SCREWED onto the body.......the use of rivets makes me think that its an Oz rego dept thing ....the use of "Reg No" and the car year just does not look correct for a factory plate which is why I am questioning it plus the stamping of "club coupe" appears to use the numeric "8" instead of "B" in "club"...........don't get me wrong.....its definately a 1942 model Plymouth and a Coupe at that, I'm just curious as to its actually being a Club Coupe with that short roof body shell......the "Canada" stamp on the chassis may or may not provide the answer......I'm gunna recheck a few references I have.............hey............I'm not knocking the car at all..........I sold my 41 Coupe like a fool 6yrs ago and regret it every time I see a 40-48 Plymouth short roof coupe of any persuasion, just trying to understand what mother mopar and others down thru the years have done..........still got the Oz 40 Dodge Sedan after 48 years..........lol........ ....Andy Douglas
  13. Rusty...........interesting Data plate.........I've never seen any Data plate that has the year of the car stamped into it, also under the 6 numbers stamped into the top left side, it appears to say"reg no"..........a term I've never seen nor heard used in any way by USA companies.........and 1942 Mopars are very rare here in Oz.............I've seen a 1942 Plymouth Convertible on the way back from the 1975 Street Rod Nationals held in Naranderra......the 42 Plymouth was in a paddock beside a house in either Young or Cowra , it was a pale blue colour and Flynns Wrecking Yard in Cooma had a 1942 Dodge 4Dr Sedan for years, tho' I think its finally found an owner in the past 2-3 yrs.........these are the only 2 1942 Mopars I had known of until your blue 1942 Coupe started appearing for sale on Oz Ebay maybe 4-5 years ago......it started off around 15-18K but I recollect that its price dropped down as low as 12-13K.......it at the time was located somewhere in central country NSW.........looking forward to pics...........regards, andyd
  14. Rusty.........curious about your car being a Club Coupe as it has the short roof body shell that was the only Plymouth Coupe body in 1940/41 but was then joined in 1942 by a longer roofed "Club Coupe" that had longer rear side windows and an almost full size rear seat......Plymouth in 1940/41 only had the one type of Coupe body shell, which was the short roofed coupe and had the ASC or Auxillary Seat Coupe with a pair of small folding rear seats which offered occaisonal rear seating, without these folding rear seats this short roofed coupe was indeed a Business Coupe in 1940/41 .........the short roof such as your cars continued onto 1948 as the Business Coupe with just a single bench seat...........as mentioned from 1942 to 1948 the Club Coupe was either listed as a 4 or 6 seater.............the attached pic shows what the 1940/41 ASC rear seats looked like.......if you look closely you can see the steel bar that supports the front edge of the passenger seat...................andyd.
  15. Rusty.....what do you mean by not period correct?.........those lights look original to me..............this was the lights on my 41 Coupe............I thought 42 went horizontal like yours.........andyd
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