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allbizz49 last won the day on March 7

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About allbizz49

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 02/12/1972

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    Lodi CA
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    Cars music women......
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    49 plymouth business coupe disaster...........

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    Working on cars for fun and for a living.
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    auto painter


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    Lodi CA
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  1. I just went through this today with my Plymouth. I took it apart and found old crusty grease where the bendix operates. I was able to clean it up and get it operating. I'd bet yours is crusted with grease as well. Good luck.
  2. Sorry that you are having to go through that Knuckle. Non hodgkins lymphoma took my dad in 2009. There was no battle, 3 weeks after we found out he was gone. Glad you are here and fighting. Sending good thoughts your way. I wanted to update progress on plain Jane. Water pump is locked up tight, starter is a bit jenky too. No biggie, easy to fix those. My concern was that the motor may be locked up. This car has been sitting a long while. I have been letting the cylinders soak in the secret sauce since I brought her home Saturday. I have been patiently waiting to put a wrench on it. Well, today
  3. Just getting to the carb. Man, it's not bad at all! I build a lot of vintage bikes and the carbs are always gunked up terrible. That's what I was expecting. Another good surprise. I'm going to rebuild it but it will probably run as is.
  4. No rebuild tag. I believe the motor was built by Rettig bros out of Modesto. They were a top notch mopar shop. They are west coast mopar racing legends. Closed now, kinda sad. They used to do my machine work when I bracket raced and for my street cars. Engine numbers are P24 star 4I5585 star.
  5. Once on the road and driving, I'll clean it up and paint it. Won't be silver and definitely won't be red/orange.
  6. Rear brakes are dragging a bit, used a come a long to yank her up. It's pretty light actually. My brother towed it for me. He has a 2017 ford f150 ecoboost. Towed it no problem,
  7. Did a little interior rummaging this morning. Found this and a the original small service manual.
  8. Fuel filter will be replaced with a metal one. I can see remnants of old fuel in this one. The motor at some point was rebuilt. It's too stock to do any mods to it. I lower every vehicle I own but this one is staying as factors as humanly possible. She just needs to be put back in service as is. Thanks for all of the positive feedback.
  9. Thank you for all of the positive comments! It's not a business coupe, it has a back seat. I have a 49 Plymouth business coupe that is a full on 100% nut and bolt redo. I got this to be a daily hopefully while I'm doing that one. It's a Cambridge which I believe is the lowliest of models. That is most of the appeal for me. Just stripped down and basic.
  10. So, i have been eyeballin' this car for a few years now. It has been sitting next to a shop in my area that I work in. I retired from doing auto body and paint after 20 or so years and took a job for the county doing road maintenance in 2017. I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing because there are so many old cars and trucks sitting everywhere. I want to buy them all. This particular Plymouth just spoke to me, something about it. I left a note on the gate one day and sure enough, the owner called and said, 2,500 and it's yours. One of the nicest friendliest people I've ever met. I couldn't
  11. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/santa-rosa-1950-plymouth-door-special/7286179939.html
  12. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/pts/d/napa-plymouth-mopar/7277213775.html
  13. 10k plus a year with my daily f100 on coker bias whitewalls. Not sure why guys act like you can't drive every day on bias tires. I was commuting 110 miles round trip a few years back. Every day, no problems ever. Half highway half freeway. Are there better tires? Of course but there's better cars than these old heaps too. Why not just drive new stuff? My trucks steers, stops and rolls just fine. Still has manually adjusted brakes. I mean, these were the new cars at one time and people drove them every day. Buy the tires you want and drive it for its intended use. I stay in the slow lane, 65-7
  14. Throw a Cherokee 8 1/4" in there and buy all the brakes you'll need forever with ease. Especially if you are going to drive it a lot. It's either that or buy expensive parts. I'm all for retrofitting and customizing but making those ford drums work doesn't sound worth doing. Just swap the rear, pretty easy and they can be had cheap.
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