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by plym49
Fri Oct 21st, 2016 6:49
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe 4 dr sedan - trophy winner
Replies: 0
Views: 3030

1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe 4 dr sedan - trophy winner

Completely rust free 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe with perfect paint, chrome, and interior. First-place trophy winner at every car show including "People's Choice" awards. Mechanically perfect. Quiet, smooth, drive it anywhere. Engine is quiet: no knocks, perfect oil pressure, no smoke, no leaks, no...
by plym49
Fri Sep 9th, 2016 6:04
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cleaned up my motor
Replies: 0
Views: 3294

Cleaned up my motor

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Massey-Ferguson gray block, black head, chrome allen bolts (Gardner-Westcott), all raw steel - brass - copper parts polished and clear-coated.
by plym49
Sun Aug 23rd, 2009 8:28
Forum: Engine
Topic: whats zinc in oil do
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: whats zinc in oil do

well after asking around i was told that it helps to keep the cam from getting flat spots Yes, that is true. It is also true that modern oils have been reformulated to reduce the amount of zinc (the additive is called ZDDP, IIRC) for two reasons: (1) modern engines usually use roller rockers/cam fo...
by plym49
Fri Aug 7th, 2009 7:15
Forum: Engine
Topic: engine swap to new chevy technology
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: engine swap to new chevy technology

hi all can i fit a 6.0L LQ9 with a 4L80E auto tranny in my car? what headers would i need to run? is this a good engine and tranny? motor mounts? is there a quality electric radiator and fan that swaps in nicely and cheaply...maybe something from a salvage yard or auto recycler or affordable after ...
by plym49
Sat Dec 13th, 2008 7:41
Forum: '49Plymouth.com's P18 Restoration Progress
Topic: 2008-12-13 - Front Brake Parts - Got Calipers!
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Re: 12-13-2008 - Front Brake Parts - Got Calipers!

I picked up some Cardone remanufactured calipers at O'Reilly's today. They were $19.99 plus a $10 core charge. The calipers I was going to get through Napa were Raybestos at $27.49 each with a $16.50 core charge by they were sold out. They would have ordered some but it would have been an additiona...
by plym49
Sat Dec 13th, 2008 7:05
Forum: Transmission & Clutch
Topic: Frozen Tranny?
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Frozen Tranny?

Any luck with the transmission? The last time I was at the garage I checked both transmissions. I could move the input shaft and U-joint flange on both the OD trans and standard trans. I was also able to move the shift linkage through each position. Nope, I have not had a chance to even look at it....
by plym49
Sat Dec 13th, 2008 8:52
Forum: '49Plymouth.com's P18 Restoration Progress
Topic: 2008-12-12 - ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: ?

Thanks for checking in on me. I've had a lot of non-Plymouth stuff keeping me busy. Not much new stuff has been going on carwise, been buying presents instead of parts, well, slowing down on part buying anyway. Still sticking money away to make sure I have the funds to pay for the engine when it is...
by plym49
Fri Dec 12th, 2008 10:57
Forum: '49Plymouth.com's P18 Restoration Progress
Topic: 2008-12-12 - ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

2008-12-12 - ?

Hey! Everything OK? Been a while since anything new was posted. Hope all is well.
by plym49
Mon Dec 1st, 2008 8:59
Forum: '49Plymouth.com's P18 Restoration Progress
Topic: 2008-12-01 - Front Brake Rotors & Shopping List
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Re: 12-01-2008 - Front Brake Rotors & Shopping List

Work on the Plymouth sure has slowed down. The mercury is dropping here and the snow was flying this weekend. I'm starting to get restless not working on the car so I've been working on the site. I put together the shopping list for the front disk brakes comparing prices for Napa, Rock Auto and Ama...
by plym49
Sun Nov 16th, 2008 8:46
Forum: '49Plymouth.com's P18 Restoration Progress
Topic: 2008-11-14 - Rear Brake Backing Plates
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Out of curiosity, what type of silver paint are you using?
by plym49
Sun Nov 16th, 2008 8:45
Forum: '49Plymouth.com's P18 Restoration Progress
Topic: 2008-11-14 - Front Coil Installed
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

Boy, that front end looks nice! Not used to seeing them without 60 years of grease and gravel providing anti-rust.
by plym49
Sun Nov 16th, 2008 8:43
Forum: '49Plymouth.com's P18 Restoration Progress
Topic: 2008-11-14 - Clutch Linkage Stinkage
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

From memory, that looks right. I don't remember which direction the spring bracket faces, though.

These clutch linkages used an over-center spring design. It greatly reduces the amount of pedal effort. Clever, and another example of superior design. Also, everything can be lubricated! Nice.
by plym49
Fri Nov 14th, 2008 8:00
Forum: Transmission & Clutch
Topic: Frozen Tranny?
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Thanks for the info! With wear, I wonder if that detent rod can allow it to go into two gears at once. ALso, it is possible that something was forced during removal. Since the tranny has absolutely no free play at the front or the back, I am suspecting two gears. One way to free it would be to tye t...
by plym49
Tue Nov 11th, 2008 7:22
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: brake/directional wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 6153

You still wire it 'right'. You just remember that the car is positive ground. Basically, for any negative ground device going into a positive ground vehicle, you wire the 'hot' (or red) wire to the vehicle ground, and the devices case to the hot wire of the vehicle. You just must keep the device ele...
by plym49
Sun Nov 9th, 2008 9:00
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: brake/directional wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 6153

Back in the day I wanted to add an eight-track radio and an FM radio to my 49 Dodge. Even then, the aftermarket units were all 12 volt negative ground. So, i used a 6v to 12 v converter and electrically isolated it and the 8 track unit from the frame of the car. Worked perfectly. Much easier than c...