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by Excoachbauer
Wed Aug 30th, 2006 11:22
Forum: Me & My Car
Topic: New Car
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

New Car

I found another car a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't pass it up. It's a 1950 4door Special Deluxe with 63,000 original miles on it. I am the third owner and it has only had 227 miles put on it since 1986. I drove it the 55 miles home and it didn't give me any problems. I discovered once I got it...
by Excoachbauer
Wed Aug 30th, 2006 11:09
Forum: Cooling & Heating Systems
Topic: L6 218 Overheating
Replies: 3
Views: 2866

Steve, Did you knock out the freeze plugs on the driver's side of the engine? I just bought a 50 4door and when I got it home (drove it 55 miles) I noticed that the bottom rear plug was starting to leak from rust through. So, I knocked all of them out and found that the block had plugged up between ...
by Excoachbauer
Wed Aug 30th, 2006 12:17
Forum: Me & My Car
Topic: new to the board and a bit about me and my car
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Welcome Marc,

It can be kind of slow around here. Your car sounds like a cool project. Look forward to seeing the pictures.

Excoach
by Excoachbauer
Wed Aug 30th, 2006 12:12
Forum: OPEN Forum
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

I agree. Not a whole lot of traffic here. I think it might be that most people here are at approximately the same place in respect to their car project. Also, it is a fairly narrow focus group. I try to check in here at least once every couple of days but spend most of my time over on the P15-D24 bo...
by Excoachbauer
Thu Nov 24th, 2005 12:34
Forum: OPEN Forum
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Excoach
by Excoachbauer
Thu Nov 24th, 2005 12:29
Forum: Engine
Topic: horse power
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Flathead Horsepower

I believe that the website is now www.50plymouth.com . If you can find a 230 the crankshaft and connecting rods will take your 218 up to 230 specs. That stuff is available NOS from vintage power wagons but it is pricey. I plan on doing the dual single and split exhaust for my 49 as well. Check out w...
by Excoachbauer
Thu Nov 24th, 2005 12:07
Forum: Me & My Car
Topic: 49 Plymouth woody
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Welcome

Welcome to the site. It does have a lot of great info. I am slowly gathering the need pieces for my restoration. Your pictures will be a great encourager for me. What are your plans for your woody? Stock restoration, restoration with classic period mods such as hot rodded flat head or a full on cust...
by Excoachbauer
Thu Mar 31st, 2005 7:37
Forum: Engine
Topic: 327 in 1949 Plymouth
Replies: 13
Views: 7492

How goes the swap?

So, how is it going with the swap?

Dan
by Excoachbauer
Thu Mar 31st, 2005 7:31
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: Cough-cough-leaking exhaust fumes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2113

Exhaust Help

Hi Adam, This might help you find your exhaust leak. With the engine warmed up and at a fast idle, pour some brake fluid down the carb ,slowly, so as not to stall the car. This will smoke like crazy out the tailpipe. ( it doesn't smell that great either) You should be able to locate your leak by loo...
by Excoachbauer
Mon Feb 21st, 2005 11:16
Forum: Engine
Topic: 327 in 1949 Plymouth
Replies: 13
Views: 7492

Re: 327 in 1949 Plymouth

It depends on what you are looking to replace. Have you joined the Plymouth owners club? I just did and they have a nice newsletter. More like a small magazine really. Lots of ads as well as articles. Mostly stock stuff though. Check the links page here also. If your gauges still work then you can s...
by Excoachbauer
Mon Feb 21st, 2005 8:54
Forum: Engine
Topic: 327 in 1949 Plymouth
Replies: 13
Views: 7492

Re: 327 in 1949 Plymouth

If you want some pics of a nicely done rod, there is a 49 first series for sale on ebay right now. Have you considered a small block f#rd for your swap? Since you aren't limiting yourself to a MoPar engine the ford has alot of things going for it: distributor in front, narrowest of all the V-8s, and...
by Excoachbauer
Mon Feb 21st, 2005 8:54
Forum: Engine
Topic: 327 in 1949 Plymouth
Replies: 13
Views: 7492

Re: 327 in 1949 Plymouth

Okay, if you want to rod it, then here it goes. I would not limit myself to PlyDo even though he has some good stuff. The first thing I would do is get myself a Rod Custom Magazine or a Street Rodder Magazine and start looking at what is available (the ads, not necessarily the articles). I prefer R&...
by Excoachbauer
Fri Feb 18th, 2005 8:17
Forum: Engine
Topic: 327 in 1949 Plymouth
Replies: 13
Views: 7492

Re: 327 in 1949 Plymouth

I'm with Johnny S., Mopars belong in Mopars
by Excoachbauer
Sun Jan 30th, 2005 11:38
Forum: Me & My Car
Topic: Happy to find you all
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: Happy to find you all

Hi John, This is definately the time of year to go hit Yuma, Tombstone, and Tucson although Tucson is a little cooler (about 5-8 degrees) in the summer than up here in the valley. I see your car has the windshield visor. Mine had one too but I don't remember it. My Grandmother told me that on a trip...
by Excoachbauer
Sat Jan 29th, 2005 3:45
Forum: Comments, Feedback or Suggestions
Topic: Great site
Replies: 47
Views: 23528

Re: Great site

Hi all, It has been pretty tough this winter, today will be a high of 63 and a low of 45. Sorry, I won't rub it in any more. :wink: We have been getting more rain as of late but it is needed here in the desert. I haven't done much to the coupe except get it up on jack stands so I can get the pressur...