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mattimuss last won the day on February 28 2015

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About mattimuss

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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  • Gender
  • Location
    El Cajon, CA
  • Interests
    Old cars, Krav Maga
  • My Project Cars
    1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe<br />
    1965 Plymouth Barracuda<br />
    1969 Dodge A108

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  • Biography
    Old, Fat & Bald
  • Occupation


  • Location
    El Cajon, CA
  • Interests
    All Politically Incorrect Shtuff

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  1. Hey Paul, Congrats on soon approaching another birthday! I have always appreciated your help/advice to my questions...even the 'dumb' ones 😁 One of my bucket list items has been to meet you in person with our 'classics', grab a bite to eat or a cup-o-joe, and bs for a few hours. One day, but I will have to tow the '41 since you are 6 hours north of me!
  2. No, not running boards. Someone, I think either Don Coatney or pflaming, told me that they are optional running board delete pieces. I think of them more as "scuff guards" as that seems to be their function. I need to fabricate replacements for the black, rubberized plates as they are pretty rusty. I also need to either find replacements for the rear fender chip guards, or fabricate new ones as they are also in bad shape. Does anyone know if replacements are available?
  3. I try to get the '41 out at least once a week, not always achievable, but I try my best! If there are any members in the San Diego area feel free to contact me, I would love to meet you!
  4. Mat i saw the cost for the emergency brake band and I would like to purcashe the unit from you. i have posted my address on you posting inthe for sale section. Let me know the total cost with shipping. i do have a paypal account or can send you a check.


    Let me know what works for you.


    Rich Hartung


    cell 484-431-8157

  5. Hey All, I have been having an issue with the parking brake disengaging when I release the handle and finally decided to take a look. I am pretty sure that what I found was the original setup from the factory...original parking brake lining plus 77 years worth of dirt, grease and rust! Gotta give Ma Mopar credit where credit is due...77 years on one lining! I pulled it apart and found the the lining was worn down to the rivets. And knowing my Gramps as I do I know that he never, ever considered changing it as he never, ever used the parking brake! I knew I had a spare parking brake assembly in a box-o-parts, but when I pulled it I discovered that it was for a 1938-40 Plymouth and the mount point was about 10 degrees off to the right [see attachment]. Now, I probably could have made it work, but I didn't want to take the chance, and I am lucky enough to have a lining repair company less than a mile from my house! So I spent a few hours removing the old lining & rivets, cleaning, sand blasting and painting. Once this was done I took the original assembly [with original lining as pattern] over to Peck's and had them reline the assembly. I took it in last Saturday at 1:30pm and picked it up today at 3:30pm. Not too bad and it looks damn near new [see attachments]. Now I get to clean the tail shaft and parking brake drum, put her all back together, adjust the parking brake and take her out for a test drive to the milkshake shop 😁
  6. Thanks ALL for your replies so far! The car is 99% original and I have spent the last two+ years getting it road worthy. I limit myself to local shows simply because it's not safe to drive it on the highways in Southern CA. Not that the car isn't safe, it's the other drivers that scare the crap outta me! I would like to take it to shows further away, and that may be what makes my decision. I personally do not mind "restomod" cars, and have liked many that I have seen. I have kept the car as original as possible simply because that's what I thought my Gramps and U-T wanted. And I do like the attention it gets. I have not put a lot of thought into what drive-line I would put into it if I do decide to go "restomod", but I do know that it will be a MoPar setup. Thinking about it as I read/write here I think either a 225 /6 or an LA 318 v8 with an automatic transmission, Scarbird disc brake setup, and a decent rearend and 12 volt electric system sounds like a good way to go.
  7. Hey All, I spent last week & weekend in Florida attending my Gramps funeral. He was 98 1/2 years old when he passed and lived an AWESOME life. Seven children, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and four great-great grand children. He slid into home base totally wore out and smokin' :-) He was a huge influence on me and will be sorely missed... While attending I got to spend considerable time with my Uncle Tom [U-T], another great man who has had a strong influence on me. A lot of our conversations were about Gramps, the numerous old cars he had owned, and about the '41 that I have inherited that once belonged to both Gramps and U-T. I have to say that I sat there shocked, mouth agape, during the conversation...U-T informed me that my plan to keep the car as close to original is not what he, or Gramps, would have done. He then went on to advise me to leave the exterior/interior as close to original as possible, but to upgrade the drive-line/suspension/brakes/electrical to make the car safer, more reliable, easier to maintain. Now, before anyone cries "foul", and any bashing starts, I am not certain I will change my mind. But I would like to hear from those who have "upgraded" their cars. Here's the info I am looking for: Engine? Trans? Rear-end? Brakes? Tires? Radiator? Problems/hiccups during upgrades? Things to stay away from. Thanks in advance for any info given. Feel free to PM me if you prefer.
  8. Thanks for the trip down "Memory Lane"! I raced CBR900RRs when they were the "ticket" back in the 90s. I have done nothing since that comes close to that "rush"...
  9. Nice old Cougar! I drove a gold/gold '79 XR7 my junior and senior years in h.s. It was a great car!
  10. Hi Mattimuss - I am in the process of redoing the interior to my 48' Plymouth 2 door Special Delux Club Coupe. I took it to a shop in 07' to restore and the guy went out of business and they threw away my door panels. Do you know of a local 48' Plymouth like mine that I can go see  to take some photos of the interior door panels and rear side interior panels?

    Thank you.


    1. mattimuss


      Hey Sal,

      Sorry, no I don't know of anyone local with a '48.  Are the '48's different from the '41?

    2. Sal's 48

      Sal's 48

      Hi Mattimuss, Thanks. Not sure how much different the 41' is to a 48'.

    3. mattimuss


      You are welcome to take some measurements and then take a look at the ones in my '41 to see if they are the same/close.

      Here is my contact info:

      email:   mattimuss65@gmail.com

      cell: 619-517-2522

  11. I'm having the same problem. I'm using updated Firefox and I cleared the cache this morning.
  12. A friend sent me this picture which I thought was purty cool. Not sure if it has been posted before...
  13. I know this is from a Chevrolet dealer [head hung low] , but I like the Plymouth ads [smiling]...
  14. A huge "Thank You" to all who served! USAF 1984-1995
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