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by gleonard
Fri Jun 27th, 2008 12:47
Forum: Transmission & Clutch
Topic: Fluid Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Fluid Drive

Would it be difficult or just impossible to add fluid drive to my '49? What parts from which other cars would make the best replacements? Didnt Plymouth have their own later version called Hi Drive or some such? In what years was that available and is it easiest to just get ahold of one of those set...
by gleonard
Sat Feb 9th, 2008 9:27
Forum: Custom Modification
Topic: Modern Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 9197

Modern Rims

Hi Thanks for your reply. Is the 1980 LeBaron a front wheel drive car? If so, does that have any effect on the backspacing? Since my last posting, I did find 2 rims with a bolt pattern just as you describe and I couldnt imagine where they might have come from- probably something I picked up at a swa...
by gleonard
Fri Feb 1st, 2008 6:54
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: Ballast Resistor?
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Ballast Resistor?

Hi, Does anyone know if our cars require a ballast resistor? My car has been the victim of a previous owner's electrical incompetence. I dont see any ballast resistor and I cant find one in the wiring diagram. But it may just be hidden in the coil or maybe even someplace else. Can anyone help with t...
by gleonard
Wed Jan 23rd, 2008 4:31
Forum: Custom Modification
Topic: Modern Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 9197

Modern Rims

Does anyone know the best way to add modern wheels and tires to a 1949 P18? My car is new to me so I removed one of the rims today and found that the hub has a "locator pin" (Dont know if thats the correct term) which I guess helps to put the rim/tire back on. Would it be okay to grind that off sinc...
by gleonard
Sun Jan 20th, 2008 5:54
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: Ignition parts for late '49
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Ignition parts for late '49

Hi Everyone, Having just acquired a late 1949, Im anxious to do a tune up to make it run even better. But by cruising around Ebay (the ultimate source of all knowledge) Ive found that a significant change may have been made in late 1949 and early 1950. I also read someplace (cant remember where) tha...
by gleonard
Tue Jan 15th, 2008 7:44
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Filter
Replies: 11
Views: 5990

6 volt negative ground

<Most likely, the previous owner just did not realize it is supposed to be positive ground - if you want to put it back right, you can do that easily, especially if the coil and regulator are still the original parts, but you will have to "polarize" the generator for the right polarity. You do this ...
by gleonard
Tue Jan 15th, 2008 12:42
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Filter
Replies: 11
Views: 5990

6 volt negative ground

Hi Johnny, My car, as I received it, is set up as 6 volt negative ground. Seems to run fine that way-even starts pretty well in this cold weather. What Id like to know is: Is it alright to leave it this way? I dont want to suffer any long term side effects. Everything Ive read so far seems to indica...
by gleonard
Sun Jan 13th, 2008 9:28
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Filter
Replies: 11
Views: 5990

Oil Filter

Hi Johnny, Thanks for your quick reply. My learning curve is going to be steep here (6 volt positive ground?-youve got to be kidding!). Dont get me wrong, Ive owned and worked on lots of older cars but this is the oldest so far. As you suggested, I checked out "blueskies" solution and that looks int...
by gleonard
Sat Jan 12th, 2008 6:50
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Filter
Replies: 11
Views: 5990

Oil Filter

Hi All, Brand new member here. Just bought a 1949 today and it looks as if it has the non cleanable oil filter. Whats up with that? Do you just remove the thing and throw it away when its dirty? Where in the world would one get a replacement? Is it possible/desirable to convert to the cartridge type...