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falconvan

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falconvan last won the day on April 30

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About falconvan

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  • Birthday 03/07/1967

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    Male
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    Festus, MO
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Desoto Custom
    1948 Plymouth P15 coupe

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    Old white guy
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    Chief Engineer

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    Festus, Mo
  • Interests
    old cars, music

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  1. Mine was froze solid so I cut the flapper off and put a block off plate between the manifolds. I figure if you put headers on they get eliminated so it cant be any different.
  2. Nice, looks like a good survivor. You planning on keeping it stock?
  3. She's been running good; passed inspection and I've been cruising it around quite a bit. Only issue was I blew out one of the brand new freeze plugs and had to get towed home. Guess I didn't have that one in tight enough.
  4. Cool! The first cruise is always awesome; especially if it makes it back home without a tow truck. So far my last two drives have resulted in calls to AAA. Alternator died on one and a new freeze plug popped out on the next trip.
  5. I’ll definitely try to make it!
  6. I always use heat from a propane bottle, penetrating oil, and some light hammer taps on the bolt head to get them off. Work them back and forth a little at a time instead of just going in the loosen direction only. Takes time but I’ve gotten a lot of them out without breaking them this way.
  7. My auto shop teacher always stressed using two methods of supporting a car if you’re going to be under it. Jack stands and a floor jack as a back up.
  8. Thanks, man. My dad was a bricklayer and we always had cheaper cars that we worked on to keep going. I was out there helping him when I was in grade school. He always taught me to work organized to remove as many unnecessary steps as possible but not skip the details. I got my first car when I was 14 and been building them ever since. I don’t do it for my regular job but it’s what I love to do in my spare time along with playing in a band with a couple of buddies. Your Desoto is really cool; I love the massive front end and grill of the 48. That 3 window coupe is a pretty rare find in the Desoto. I did a 49 Plymouth 3 window a few years back, very neat car.
  9. Bigfoot is REAL!!!! Just messing with you, man.
  10. Really nice. Road trips to pick up project cars are the best!
  11. That’s one sharp looking ride!
  12. I had to go by the boneyard to pick up a part for my brother’s car today and I noticed that the van I got the seat from that I used for the front was still there. I went ahead and got another one to use for the back. I’ll have to build a mount for it but it’s the perfect width and it’ll be nice to have matching seats.
  13. Got the trans back in last night and took it for a test drive today. After some adjustment on the clutch and back brakes it really goes down the road nice. The last thing I had to do was get the wipers going and I did that today. She’s ready for a bath, safety inspection, and lots of cruise time!
  14. Thanks! I did get it on Marketplace but in Wentzville Missouri. Might have been the same listing.
  15. Nice project! That’s an interesting front mount; really beefy looking.
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