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1960fury
Posted 2017-08-25 12:31 PM (#546998 - in reply to #546993)
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imopar380 - 2017-08-25 12:03 PM

the clutch fan, referenced in above post!



excellent piece, at least it looks like the mopar performace 5 blade fan/clutch (according to them the unit that robs the least amount of hp from an engine) i have been running for 25 years without problems. replaced it with a lighter aluminum version that does not cool as well.
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Posted 2017-08-26 7:39 PM (#547092 - in reply to #546998)
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excellent piece, at least it looks like the mopar performace 5 blade fan/clutch (according to them the unit that robs the least amount of hp from an engine) i have been running for 25 years without problems. replaced it with a lighter aluminum version that does not cool as well.


The clutch fan is actually a 7-blade unit. The original non-clutch unit is a 6 blade fan. We arrived home from our trip today after 12 days out with the car. That fan worked great, the temp gauge didn't come near the hot mark at all, even when stuck in some heavy traffic hardly moving. In the past the gauge would creep right up near the hot line in a situation like that during hot weather.

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Viper Guy
Posted 2017-09-09 9:23 PM (#548072 - in reply to #165059)
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Took my '59 Firesweep to an "orphan" car show sponsored by the Studebaker-Packard club. Not only my DeSoto but believe it or not there was another and it too is a FL!



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Posted 2017-09-11 4:49 PM (#548172 - in reply to #165059)
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Tried to get the rear window out, but the window gasket is hard as a rock !
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Posted 2017-09-11 5:13 PM (#548174 - in reply to #548172)
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Took Both the Dodges to our local town Vintage day,,,



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Posted 2017-09-12 5:44 AM (#548199 - in reply to #165059)
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Posted 2017-09-23 1:40 PM (#549019 - in reply to #548199)
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Took the '55 Suburban to a local car show.



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Posted 2017-09-26 8:07 PM (#549230 - in reply to #165059)
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Did some sanding on the body were it was needed to be done. I got more por 15 and its waiting to be applied were it is needed.
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brdtee
Posted 2017-10-07 12:51 PM (#549930 - in reply to #165059)
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Took some storaged junk out of the trunk today. 

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Posted 2018-02-27 1:30 AM (#558884 - in reply to #165059)
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Looks like your Windsor is coming together nicely Heikki. That will be a sweet car to cruise around in once you get it back together. I started to work on the left side exhaust on my New Yorker today, but a friend of mine brought by an 8 3/4 that he wanted me to cut & weld to A-body specs. That ate up the majority of my day so I didn't get much else done. Oh well, there's always tomorrow right?
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-03-12 1:08 AM (#559710 - in reply to #558884)
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Today was busy.

I started off by shampooing my 56 Dodge's rear seat bottom:

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While that was drying, I moved into the garage and played with the brake adjustment on my D500 Center-plane 12" x 2.5" brakes (left front - it had locked on a few weeks ago backing the car out of the garage):

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And then while I still had the wheel off, I finally installed the custom 0 gauge solenoid to starter cable that I had made months ago.



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And while I was under there, I took a photo of the throttle pedal lever boot that I made and installed months ago:



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And finally before I put the left wheel back on, I wire-brushed the upper and lower suspension control arms and painted them (heavily) with a cheap hog's hair brush and Tremclad (think Rustoleum) semi-gloss black rust paint. I will have to do the other (right) side when I lubricate those center-plane brake shoes at some point in the near future. I had to avoid the urge to paint the anti-roll bar black while I was there - mostly because I don't know what the correct colour is/was (black? silver?). Same with the bumper brackets (I did paint the frame rails while I was there).

Then I started the car after weeks of not being started and let it run up to a good temperature (monitored the generator output on fast idle and it was something like 13.9V).

Then I cleaned up outside, came in, washed up and cracked a beer.

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57burb
Posted 2018-03-13 1:10 AM (#559792 - in reply to #165059)
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Please add some heat shrink to that joint where the cable meets the lug at the starter. Stranded cable has a tendency to pull loose from lugs over time, especially welding wire. Some good shrink wrap with the adhesive inside will keep that connection tight forever.
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-03-31 10:14 AM (#560821 - in reply to #165059)
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I've been using the Coronet to commute to work until I can get the parts to fix my daily driver. It looks out of place among the sea of new cars.



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Viper Guy
Posted 2018-04-13 10:38 PM (#561575 - in reply to #165059)
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All too often we never pay much attention to the stone shields. These things take about as much abuse as anything on the car but seldom, if ever, get more than a wash or polish/wax. Today I renewed mine after about 60 years of being on the car.





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56D500boy
Posted 2018-04-13 10:57 PM (#561579 - in reply to #561575)
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Viper Guy - 2018-04-13 10:38 PM
All too often we never pay much attention to the stone shields. These things take about as much abuse as anything on the car but seldom, if ever, get more than a wash or polish/wax. Today I renewed mine after about 60 years of being on the car.


Very nice. Look better than new. How?

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Viper Guy
Posted 2018-04-13 11:06 PM (#561582 - in reply to #561579)
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Viper Guy - 2018-04-13 10:38 PM
All too often we never pay much attention to the stone shields. These things take about as much abuse as anything on the car but seldom, if ever, get more than a wash or polish/wax. Today I renewed mine after about 60 years of being on the car.


Very nice. Look better than new. How?

:)


80 grit sandpaper, then 150, then 400, then 600, then 1000, and finally - the buffing wheel. And thank you for the compliment!
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imopar380
Posted 2018-04-14 12:07 AM (#561584 - in reply to #561582)
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I've been working on my steering column and shaft all week. http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=68374&...
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Posted 2018-04-15 11:48 PM (#561697 - in reply to #165059)
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macedon
Posted 2018-04-17 7:51 PM (#561802 - in reply to #165059)
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I'm rearranging my shop, moving some stuff around to give me more room to remove the front clip off my Desoto. I got reminded just how freakin' MASSIVE a 392 and tranny is. Sheesh!



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-04-17 8:49 PM (#561806 - in reply to #561697)
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Some progress on making 56 Desoto carpet set fit into a 56 Dodge without too many obvious glitches.

No blood was split so that was a good thing.

Still need another day to get the final positions worked out. It's not going to be perfect. But much better than when I got the car.

Old photo (but not much new):

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RUSTORICHES
Posted 2018-04-17 10:22 PM (#561810 - in reply to #561802)
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macedon - 2018-04-17 5:51 PM

I'm rearranging my shop, moving some stuff around to give me more room to remove the front clip off my Desoto. I got reminded just how freakin' MASSIVE a 392 and tranny is. Sheesh!


Here You need one of these for that 392……Custom made to fit





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Posted 2018-04-18 9:26 AM (#561826 - in reply to #165059)
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Curious as to why a '56 DeS carpet was used? Aren't similar sets available for just about all makes?
Looks good in any event.

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57burb
Posted 2018-04-18 10:38 AM (#561831 - in reply to #561802)
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macedon - 2018-04-17 6:51 PM

I'm rearranging my shop, moving some stuff around to give me more room to remove the front clip off my Desoto. I got reminded just how freakin' MASSIVE a 392 and tranny is. Sheesh!


They are HUGE! And when you start pulling them apart, they get even bigger! But they can be fun too.

I used some chain, eye bolts, an engine leveler, and a 2x4 to make this front-clip arrangement. It allowed me to use an electric winch to lift it in the air to keep it from taking up so much space. I had it high enough that we could walk under it. The clip could be attached to an engine hoist to move it around. Worked well for me.



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macedon
Posted 2018-04-18 9:49 PM (#561867 - in reply to #561831)
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I used some chain, eye bolts, an engine leveler, and a 2x4 to make this front-clip arrangement. It allowed me to use an electric winch to lift it in the air to keep it from taking up so much space. I had it high enough that we could walk under it. The clip could be attached to an engine hoist to move it around. Worked well for me.


That's a cool set-up for the front clip. I may just try that myself.
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-04-19 2:04 AM (#561875 - in reply to #561867)
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Not as exciting as a front clip hoist but I worked hard on getting my two piece Stock Interiors/ACC 1956 "Dodge Desoto" carpet set (which turned out to be for a 55/56 Desoto Fireflite 4 dr sedan) into its final positions and then starting the trimming (because the Desoto is so much wider) and the cutting of holes for the front seat mount and the new shoulder belt outboard bottom mount and the seat belt receiver. I struggled to get things symmetrical but eventually realized that there were too many hard points, i.e. the steering column hole, the gas pedal hole that were set by ACC (even after they redid the front piece) and subsequently the headlight high beam switch and the windshield washer pump pin, that symmetrical was not going to happen. Won't really be an issue because the seat will hide the things that aren't symmetrical anyway.

I used an awl to line up the sill plate in its proper position (using the awl through the screw holes, into the holes in the rocker panel) and then I market the inner edge of the sill plate with masking tape. I ended up trimming about 1.5" off the front of the rear section in the right front passenger door area and a bit more in the rear of the rear section by the right rear passenger door area. I am targeting to have about 1" of carpet (with no padding) under the inner edge of the sill cover. I still have to trim the outer edges of the front carpet piece.

Made good progress today - once I got over the symmetrical thing. So I was quite happy with the day (which also included rough fitting the carbon fibre version of my cold air scoop).

Hey, soon I might have a real front seat and I can retire the milk crate and foam pad and go for a real drive!


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57burb
Posted 2018-04-23 1:11 PM (#562121 - in reply to #165059)
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I replaced the 3" rear lowering blocks with 2" ones. After driving it, the stock springs were sagging to the point it was getting a little too low in the rear. The last straw was when the driveshaft rubbed. Eventually I'll put some shorter and stiffer leaf springs on it to get rid of the blocks altogether.

I ran all the wires to get the power windows operational again. Still have to wire in the relays and switches to get it all working. At the same time I installed a small amp and the cables to get an iPod or wireless/Bluetooth device playing through the speakers.

Other than that, I just drove it a bit. Man it is sweet.

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Posted 2018-04-23 4:10 PM (#562135 - in reply to #165059)
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just removed the body from the chassis

Marriage lasted 63 years, not divorced just spending some
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57burb
Posted 2018-04-23 5:25 PM (#562142 - in reply to #562135)
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'55 New Yorker convertible. Now THERE is a car worth saving! Love it.
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Posted 2018-04-23 9:07 PM (#562151 - in reply to #165059)
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My D500 and I parted ways today,yep she left me for the the "Canadian Big Rock Candy Mountain"….. Kelowna BC is where she's now calling home



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Posted 2018-05-17 3:04 PM (#563579 - in reply to #165059)
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Posted 2018-05-19 3:11 AM (#563631 - in reply to #165059)
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My dad is doing the finishing touches before the paint and I am polishing the stainless steel . I am also starting 1 once a week
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Posted 2018-05-19 6:18 PM (#563651 - in reply to #563631)
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I continued on with the windlace install - working on the driver's side rear door of my 56 Dodge

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I also scanned and posted Section B of the 56 Dodge Date book:

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Viper Guy
Posted 2018-05-28 3:39 PM (#564133 - in reply to #165059)
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Way overdue, but today I decided to have my front seat cushion re-padded with new foam 'cause I just got tired of the "sugar" foam falling down under the seat. With the car being 59 years old and a wee bit out of warranty, I finally bit the bullet. As much as I wanted to keep the car as factory original as possible, I realize there are such things as limitations and this is one of them.

Hopefully I will feel, and actually be, a little taller in the saddle when all is said and done.
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Posted 2018-05-28 6:25 PM (#564138 - in reply to #165059)
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Annual hand applied wax job!



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Posted 2018-05-29 6:07 AM (#564149 - in reply to #165059)
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If I owned a Plymouth like that, I would be doing ''Hand applied Wax Jobs'' way more often than annually

Nice Plymouth!


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56D500boy
Posted 2018-05-29 10:13 AM (#564161 - in reply to #564149)
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Technically it was yesterday but I:

1. Finished (mostly) the carpet install in my 56 Dodge



2. Added vinyl and some OE-style trim to the bottom of my painted ABS kick panel (right side so far):



3. Put the front seat back in (been out since late October for the carpet install prep), set up the driver's side three point shoulder belt that I installed and took the car for a spin.

Engine smoked Hope it was just the lack of driving (only around the block sitting on a milk crate periodically since November).

Fingers crossed it goes away with more driving or I can at least manage it.


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Posted 2018-05-29 4:47 PM (#564192 - in reply to #564149)
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Thanks for the compliment, Steve! Car stays in out of the weather, but more frequent waxing would be better. I shall try harder.

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Viper Guy
Posted 2018-06-02 9:12 PM (#564432 - in reply to #165059)
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Well, I did it again after I said I wouldn't. I went to the Route 66 All MoPar show again held at Presley's Jubilee theater here in Branson. There were 147 MoPars with about 10 being older than 2017 models (being a fit facetious) but you get the point. Sad to say only the "Geritol" generation paid much attention to the older cars.

I did get a fairly neat picture of King Kong scaling the building in the background using my right tailfin as a "sight".



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Posted 2018-06-23 8:25 PM (#565519 - in reply to #165059)
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Well today I got "intimate" with my Desoto for the first time.

New LF lower balljoint, new thrust rod bushings, new idler arm bearing kit, new shocks all the way around. And some miscellaneous minor things.

Haven't aligned it yet, but I can say it's already so much better/tighter/smoother.

And I also want to especially thank Sid - the idler arm bearing kit you sent is AWESOME! Fits perfect, smooth motion, no play - and greasable!

I think that the idler arm kit alone made most of the difference in how the steering feels. Once I get the alignment done it should be better than new.


So next weekend it's on to plugs, wires, service . . . Getting ready for the drive to Carlisle!


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Posted 2018-06-24 11:39 AM (#565534 - in reply to #165059)
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Posted 2018-06-25 11:27 PM (#565621 - in reply to #565534)
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Installed a brand new reduction drive aftermarket starter on the 60 Saratoga. The old starter was starting to fail - cranking slow when hot, and other issues.
Bought from Quality Power. http://www.qualitypowerauto.com/catalog.php?item=600
I also helped install one of these three weeks ago on Islander_62's 1961 Saratoga. A minor glitch was that the edge of the flange in one spot rubbed against the side of the engine block so it wouldn't seat in the bellhousing properly. It took a few minutes with a file to make it work. It was the same for both cars.





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Powerflite
Posted 2018-06-26 1:17 AM (#565625 - in reply to #165059)
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I had to do the same thing on mine for the '60 413, but maybe not quite as far as yours.
http://forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=66444&post...
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60 Imp
Posted 2018-07-10 7:38 AM (#566398 - in reply to #165059)
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Ian and Nathan, can you please quote manufacturer and part number for the starters you used please. Just want to confirm numbers before I buy one for my 1960 Imperial.

Steve.

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Posted 2018-07-10 7:44 AM (#566400 - in reply to #165059)
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After work I put the Imperial on the hoist and re-adjusted the brake shoes again. I fixed my bad brake issues over the past couple days, plus drained and refreshed the fuel as it had been sitting 6 months. Car is fully serviceable again

Steve.
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Posted 2018-07-10 2:49 PM (#566416 - in reply to #165059)
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You can just do a quick search on Ebay to get them. Type in "1960 Chrysler IMI" and you will find them. I believe the part number that IMI uses is MDT6001, or maybe 126-001.

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1960fury
Posted 2018-07-10 4:36 PM (#566424 - in reply to #165059)
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Nathan, was the new starter lighter than the OE one? It looks huge, but aluminum-like.
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Posted 2018-07-10 5:37 PM (#566428 - in reply to #165059)
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Much lighter. I estimate by about 10 lbs, but I didn't measure it.

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Posted 2018-07-11 12:06 PM (#566466 - in reply to #566398)
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60 Imp - 2018-07-10 4:38 AM

Ian and Nathan, can you please quote manufacturer and part number for the starters you used please. Just want to confirm numbers before I buy one for my 1960 Imperial.

Steve.


Here is the link showing the starters for various years and models.

http://www.qualitypowerauto.com/catalog.php?item=600
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71charger_fan
Posted 2018-07-12 9:43 PM (#566539 - in reply to #165059)
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Paid the nearby Quicklane to change the manual transmission lube in the 1955 Plymouth. After changing the differential and engine oil, I'd had enough of being under the car. I wanted to have all new lube before driving up to Carlisle tomorrow.
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Posted 2018-07-13 8:57 PM (#566569 - in reply to #165059)
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Drove the '55 wagon to Carlisle. Something is not right with it. Feels like an exhaust restriction. But, we got there, had a great day. Headed home, coming down US-15 between Emmitsburg and Thurmont, MD, the throttle return spring snapped. Fortunately, the car is slow enough that it wasn't a huge problem being stuck at WOT. I had to briefly ride the brakes a couple of times to maintain interval with traffic ahead of me going downhill. We hit the flats around Lewistown, north of Frederick and I turned off the ignition and pulled over. We called for a tow. While waiting, a farmer stopped, grabbed a pair of pliers and some wire and we were back in business. Cancelled the tow and drove on home. Stopped at the auto parts just before it closed and bought an assortment of return springs. Rolling the dice and headed back tomorrow.
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