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    Beto0311 reacted to 48ply1stcar in SUCESSFUL REAR AXLE SWAPS.   
    Just going over this tread again.  How did your swap turn out, did you post it with pictures.
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    Beto0311 got a reaction from Boody in Kustom grilles for 51 dodge   
    Are there any kustom grilles out there for the wide OG grilles on 51 coronets? Attempted the search bar.. but no luck... pictures wouldnbe great. Links to the building up process.... thanks in advance.  
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Kustom chopped mopars   
    file a police report, somebody done gone and stole your rear axle and wheels....
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    Beto0311 reacted to Los_Control in Kustom grilles for 51 dodge   
    Here ya go
     

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    Beto0311 reacted to 58prostreet in Kustom grilles for 51 dodge   
    I am computer illiterate, but if you check me out on the member list and scroll to June 28, 2014 I had my grandson post some pictures of my '52 Wayfarer. I made the grill from 6 sets of VW bumper guards. Had to cut all but the center one, but was no big deal. 
    Bob
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Kustom grilles for 51 dodge   
    none that are commercially available as direct bolt in that I am aware of....customizers are pretty much on their own for taking something they like from another donor and modifying 
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    Beto0311 reacted to Tones52 in Ready for a Plymouth Owners Club for Southern California?   
    For our Plymouth (and other Mopar owners like our Pilothouse friends), there’s a group of us that are working to start a regional chapter of the Plymouth Owners Club for Southern California. 
      The National Plymouth Owners Club is supportive of these efforts in reviving a POC regional chapter in California. 
      Though the geographic area proposed are the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino, those from other areas in California would be most welcome.
       The aim of the POC-SoCal is to promote the Plymouth name, help each other other in keeping our cars on the road and be a resource to other Plymouth & Mopar owners. Plus, we want to have fun much like the SoCal Mopar breakfast group from this forum did. 
      So if you would like to know about the POC-SoCal, you can send an email to plymouthownersclubsocal@gmail.com or post your question or comments here. Thanks all.
    Tony


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    Beto0311 reacted to belvedere666 in Ready for a Plymouth Owners Club for Southern California?   
    I hope this time around is easier than the last. We may be able to learn from past struggles and any and all advice will be appreciated.
    A few things that have definitely changed are:
     
    POC now allows “modified cars”, and boy do we have ‘em.
    ok, so only 3 out of four of us have modified cars.
    California has always been a hot bed for car culture/hot rodding/Lowriders and some of us express ourselves through our cars.
    Bone Stock Plymouths are definitely still encouraged and accepted.
     
     
    also, we are technically the Southern California region, but we are accepting members all up and down the state.
    we have been cleared to establish sub regions such as Northern California, central California and San Diego as membership increases and interest grows.
    we all understand that travel from northern to southern extremes will prove difficult.
    We have decided that, for now, anyone outside of 30 miles will be able to meet by teleconference or be briefed by the secretary (Tony Garcia “Tones52”) if they cannot attend monthly meetings.
    once there are enough members in their area, we will discuss the establishment of a sub region.
     
    We are all hoping that some of these changes will help us grown and maintain  California’s representation in the Plymouth Owner’s Club.
    -Phillip Alcala
    President: Plymouth Owner’s Club Southern California.
     
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    Beto0311 got a reaction from belvedere666 in SUCESSFUL REAR AXLE SWAPS.   
    I swapped my rear end with a dana 35c on my 51.. had it rebuilt to 355 posi.. just had to relocate the leaf spring perch's over 1/2" .. 

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    Beto0311 got a reaction from belvedere666 in SUCESSFUL REAR AXLE SWAPS.   
    I swapped my rear end with a dana 35c on my 51.. had it rebuilt to 355 posi.. just had to relocate the leaf spring perch's over 1/2" .. 

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    Beto0311 got a reaction from P15-D24 in Engine Rebuilding Gotchas...   
    Make sure all orifices are plugged up before starting it, ....save your self a complete clutch flywheel teardown. And a huge oil spill. 


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    Beto0311 reacted to 50 coupe in What Disc brake conversion to use on a 53 coronet   
    They supply a list of disc. calipers, pads, hoses, wheel bearings etc. that you will need along with their hubs/adapters. You can buy the parts at an auto parts store. This is typically less expensive than buying a kit with all parts included at least it was when I did it. Also, using readily sourced parts will make it easier down the road if/when you need to replace pads, bearings etc. 
     
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    Beto0311 got a reaction from P15-D24 in Engine Rebuilding Gotchas...   
    Make sure all orifices are plugged up before starting it, ....save your self a complete clutch flywheel teardown. And a huge oil spill. 


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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Wandering timing   
    the degree wheel is pretty much universal as it is just a disc marked in degrees 0-360, not all mounting features can be taken into account and you may have to improvise attachment to the flathead crank......if you have never used a degree wheel...do read up on how to find TDC on an engine....you will also have to devise a piston stop for insertion in access hole.....this has to be robust enough to stop rotation and not move when piston makes contact and you must me careful not to force any movement beyond the initial contact with the piston stop...remember #6 access was built in for quick check, a stop must be built to get it dead on...read up on the procedure, do not get in a hurry, remember a piston stop needs to contact piston PRIOR to TDC and you will read the wheel in each direction of rotation as you will split the difference for zero as you cannot read the absolute TDC using a moving rod as it is just to flat of movement at TDC/BDC....YOU MUST ALSO NOT FORGET to remove the piston stop and you must disable the starter so no accidental rotation will occur punching a hole in the piston....remember what you are doing....do not get in a hurry....hang a tag on the disconnected starter wire tell you to REMOVE PISTON STOP  just in case you did not fully complete the location of TDC procedure...….this procedure will also allow you to locate/adjust your pointer dead on to "0" indicated on the outer pulley GIVEN your pulley integrity has not been compromised....again...outer pulley being properly secured via the rubber to the hub and proper location of TDC stationary pointer is what we are out to prove...this process should have been done on initial build of the engine and before the head went on....
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Wandering timing   
    my post was more a correction to the other persons misconception of principle...you did state however that the pulley was vibrating....as you have this in your possession, you will need to verify the integrity of the balancer not only physically but also by doing a mechanical TDC using the access hole at #6 and compare this to the actual TDC indicated by your pointer to the outer rings timing marks...DO NOT do a quick TDC buy using a dowel or other indicating device...you need to use a degree wheel and piston stop when checking external indicators...TDC is just way to flat of a movement at TDC or BDC to find the absolute by eyeball...
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    Beto0311 reacted to countrytravler in Engine Rebuilding Gotchas...   
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Engine Rebuilding Gotchas...   
    and unlike a few folks I have known..DO ENSURE there is adequate coolant in the block and radiator prior to running  and cam break in..in the excitement of firing it up.this can be overlooked..PUT IT ON A CHECK LIST  I suggest the use of a check list for most all procedures..good insurance policy for the most part and is free..
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Engine Rebuilding Gotchas...   
    I have come behind a couple folks and found that you should properly index the timing pump to the cam at TDC for correct position of the distributor rotor. AND it is also a good time to install the distributor as more than not you will end up rotating the engine crank somewhere between this point and engine firing..Pay attention to the oil lines and see they are connected and tightened. Lastly..test you fuel system prior to start to ensure the float is not sticking as it has been laid aside for the rebuild period.
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Wandering timing   
    if the rubber is loose the outer portion with the timing marks can slip on the hub...it will not/cannot change the timing of the cam in any manner as the hub is keyed to the crank...if the outer portion slips it will only indicate an error that IS NOT a real error...
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    Beto0311 got a reaction from Frank Elder in Wandering timing   
    I tried the retarded and it looses power, i also adjuted the carburetors and it dies.....Yes sir its a  Langdon hei, i dont think theres other brands.. 
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    Beto0311 reacted to Don Coatney in Motor plate   
    What is a fluid drie transmission? Fluid drive is a fluid coupling not a transmission. Yes a vehicle equipped with fluid drive has a longer bell housing and the rear engine mounts are not in the same position as a non fluid drive vehicle. Your best bet may be to find a non fluid drive rear cross member and install it along with the original floating power front engine mount. 
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Motor plate   
    you will have to move the fluid drive cross member forward by removing original rivets. place forward for alignment to the bell and drill holes for the cross member to attach back to the frame...else, as stated create you own member.....and with a single in the front you definitely have to have two in the rear.....
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    Beto0311 reacted to Don Coatney in Dual exhaust set up/ route   
    I ran true dual exhaust with no interconnecting cross over pipe. I am not saying this is the best way to do it. But this is how I did it. Others may have different opinions.

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    Beto0311 reacted to p24-1953 in Dual exhaust set up/ route   
    What is the best set up for a dual exhaust. 
    1.)True dual all the way back? 
    2.) 2 into the muffler?
    3.) Duals with a crossover pipe?
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    Beto0311 reacted to Don Coatney in New Tachometer   
    This may or may not help.

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