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Bob Riding

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Bob Riding last won the day on December 14 2018

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About Bob Riding

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

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    Male
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    Sanger, CA
  • Interests
    Vintage cars, wine making, fishing, camping,history, film, travel.
  • My Project Cars
    1940 Plymouth wagon
    1952 Plymouth wagon

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    Grandfather, married 39 years (to the same woman), have 2 grown boys
  • Occupation
    Economic Development Specialist

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    Central California
  • Interests
    Old cars-have 6 Mopars (2 Dodge B1Bs), 5 Plymouths from '40-'51

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  1. Great info James. I will be putting a GM TH200 4R automatic behind my 230, using a Wilcap adapter plate. Would you think I would need to upgrade the rear main to something beefier?
  2. Always learning new things I thought I already learned!
  3. Thanks for additional detail - I hadn't heard of that on an earlier engine than the P20.I think I will follow your lead.
  4. I think I got that 🤔...so even though my older block doesn't have the extra hole for recirculation, it won't make any operational difference, but actually might be an improvement if I'm using the newer NAPA water pump?
  5. Just found this excellent thread. Water Pumps. I have a 1950 (P20) 218 engine that came from a local hotrod shop- a young guy in Kerman CA who collect and restores 1950 Plymouth Suburbans. He sold me this motor with a Wilcap adapter that will allow it to bolt up to a GM automatic tranny (I'm using a TH 200 4R) He said it was running and driving great when he had it, but the 218 didn't have enough off-the-line power for him. It has the '53 and later internal bypass thermostat, and straight neck and it looks just like JB Neal's pictures , including a newer NAPA water pump. Am I understanding correctly that even though the new NAPA water pump will work with both pre and post '52 block designs, using the internal type on the older external blocks will lead to warmup and/or operational problems?
  6. Just found this excellent thread. I have a 1950 (P20) 218 engine that came from a local hotrod shop- a young guy in Kerman CA who collect and restores 1950 Plymouth Suburbans. He sold me this motor with a Wilcap adapter that will allow it to bolt up to a GM automatic tranny (I'm using a TH 200 4R) He said it was running and driving great when he had it, but the 218 didn't have enough off-the-line power for him. It has the '53 and later internal bypass thermostat, and it looks just like JM's pictures above, including a newer NAPA water pump. Am I understanding correctly that even though the NAPA water pump will work with both pre and post '52 block designs, using the internal type on the older external blocks will lead to warmup and/or operational problems?
  7. Gary Goers Gary Goers Classic Car Restoration on page 13 lists vent window weatherstripping for 53-54 Plymouths. I have purchased from him over the years...good quality stuff.
  8. I've had great results with 1Shot lettering enamel 1Shot.com. I thinned it with lacquer thinner, then bushed it into the recessed detail, then wiped it off the highlights, leaving the color in the recesses. Comes in small cans for convenience.
  9. That's even cooler -vinyl gator! That dash looks slightly padded...optical illusion?
  10. You mean pick up a telephone and talk to them? Wow, so 20th century!😉
  11. Great info- I went to their website but couldn't find Tolex. How do I get a sample?
  12. Interesting technique...I might just try it, thanks!
  13. I really liked Carryall50's dash and would like to duplicate in for my current '52 Suburban Project. Are there products or companies that will duplicate the look, similar I guess to wood graining?
  14. I used YnZ for my 1940 Plymouth wagon. I needed some custom loops for dual taillights and turn signals, which they created and added to the stock '40 Plymouth. I ended up calling them a couple of times and they answered the phone, and were very helpful. Not the cheapest, but very high quality.
  15. Crazy that Desoto interrupted that nice wooden "floor" with the spare! You would have thought that they could have hidden it underneath, or made a continental kit, or something. I love your upholstery pattern and color. I am planning to do a similar style on my '52 Suburban.
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