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Vin's 49 Plymouth

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About Vin's 49 Plymouth

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

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Kirkland, WA
  • Interests
    Mechanical projects, researching family history and learning new tech.
  • My Project Cars
    Only one currently: 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe P15.<br />
    I've had several MOPAR muscle cars that I have owned.

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  • Biography
    I'm a 19 yr. Military Vet. and I'm an Instructor at a local Technical College
  • Occupation
    Metrology Instructor


  • Location
    Kirkland, WA
  • Interests
    family history and restoring mopars

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  1. I have looked into this for my 49 15C. They are not available. They would have to be custom made. I've seen them for other models, but they will not fit a P15 sedan.
  2. Nick, I'm doing my wiring now. I recommend starting with the back of the car, by feeding the wires up through the drivers pillar. Then with the dash, route the wires through the firewall and put the instrument cluster in the dash, sit in the front seat with the dash in your lap, then run the wire and gauge tubing, then install the dash. My opinion only... You have done very well. At your age I restored a 67 dodge charger, it was a lot easier than these cars.
  3. Don't paint it. The paint comes off later. Same with the X in the welt, it might push out over time. I learned from grandpa to put a V cut and bend as you tighten the bolts. Of course just my thoughts.🙊
  4. The body work will take more than a month. They don't call it work for nothing. Mine took 6 months just work on the weekends. I learned to only trust my sense of touch, not my eyes for a smooth surface. I also learned to use a high build primer, not a epoxy sealer.
  5. Finally got the paint process started. Windows and putting back the flathead and trans is next. Mods so far are ECI brakes, fatman drop spindles and a few custom body lines.
  6. Your right, Mark's videos are a great help! He has a new one of the 41 cruising to music.
  7. Don't forget the anti-stick snow spray. Don't want snow sticking all winter.
  8. Thanks Greg and Eneto, I'm visiting the president of the Walter P Chrysler club (for the northwest region) next door in Woodinville today, so I will get some info from him as well. I got a lot of great information from all of you. Thanks so much. I will tag this one solved.
  9. Thank you all for your help. Every one of your posts have helped. Being able to only work on the car once a week is tough. I am very anxious to get wires through so I can start the engine. I've never heard it run. With the full race cam and all the other things I did, it should sound really good.
  10. Eneto, Thank you for the response. When I stripped the car there was one or two wires through the oval on the centerline. They were not terminated. There are two other round holes? I think one is the hood release, which was not connected. Thanks.
  11. I'm at the point in my restoration of my P15C to install a new wire harness. The car had the front end torn apart (including most of the wires) when I bought it. I need to know the original routing of the wires and cables through the fire wall. Diagrams don't tell which port they go through. Can you kind folks help a lad with this? I've got new paint and new rubber on the firewall, so it's time. Thank you. Vince Here is a photo of the harness after I sorted the circuits out.
  12. Welcome Paul, I work at Renton Technical College near your house, I'm the aerospace instructor there. My Plymouth is in Spanaway, I drive 70 miles each way on the weekends to work on it. That's the cost of owning a condo. Vince
  13. Fatman drop spindles come with a shock relocation bracket and drop it two inches. I went wild and cut 3 coils and did the drop spindles. Check out my profile, there is a few photos in the top album. There is also a company that makes rear posies for the leaf springs to drop them with the shackles. I had mine re-arched.
  14. Great looking paint. I know the feeling, I just got mine back a couple weeks ago.
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