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About c49er

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    Mechanic/welder do it all-er
  1. If that's a new 6 volt voltage regulator that was run on 12 volts it's most likely now a No Voltage Regulator. Might need a new good quality one made in the USA.
  2. Aluminum Head Info

    1939 thru 1941 Chrysler...aluminum head. Right out of the Chrysler parts book.
  3. On your 54 Chrysler... 6 volt factory positive grounded car... + side of coil connects directly to the distributor - (negative) side of the coil is the 6 volt power supply (hot wire) from the Ignition switch. That's the way all 6 volt Mopar flathead cars are wired up for the coil and distributor. Make sure the points are not burned from the 12 volts. Was the key left on? Warning... Modern new distributor Chinese condensers and points are no good! NAPA parts too. Just check for spark with the coil tower lead pulled out of the dist cap and held 1/4 to 1/2" away from the block while the car is cranked over... should be a audible snapping bright blue spark. If so and the rotor and cap look good the engine should fire. All that as long as the plugs are not soaked in gas and black.
  4. That generator has a red tag on it... meaning it's a 6 volt generator. Was it run with 12 volt battery? If so you need to be sure no damage was done to the generator and voltage regulator. Any new wiring on the car? Plastic covered etc.... messy looking? If so the whole harness needs to be carefully checked to see it's as factory if staying wit 6 volt postitive ground as was the car when new. You need a factory shop manual...Ebay and use it.
  5. 1950 Chrysler Trans swap

    Get it back to stock... forget the 12 volt. Another M6 12 volt conversion debacle.
  6. 1949 New Yorker Bumper

    According to the 1949 Chrysler parts book the right and left portions of the rear bumper are for model C46 Town and Country only. No mention of early and late.
  7. So I guess I'm a Chrysler guy now

    Got to use high quality parts and keep up on the maintenance for sure. Your 1954 T&C of course has the booster under the floor and I've seen and had my share of complete instant failures with those boosters. Never a instant M/cylinder though. With the old cars I drive very cautiously because of all the fast and crazy traffic. Old cars can never compete with new cars in acceleration handling and stopping. Even with un-engineered upgrades
  8. Hand hub cap installation... yes... very hard on the hands..... early MoPar P/S pumps off generators .... requires a very very light sideways wack...no arthritis here either ..close to 70.
  9. Remove the pump as Rusty said... remove the three nuts and lock washers then lightly wack the side of the pump housing with your fist to loosen it. Don't be a pansy and use a mallet. Then carefully work the pump off the three studs. There is a four notch rubber generator to P/S pump coupling... be careful that you don't damage it. It is common to see them damaged from a P/S pump oil leak..that softens and swells the rubber coupling making it swell in size.
  10. So I guess I'm a Chrysler guy now

    Those cars stop very very well if the brake job is done properly.You can lock em up easily if you want.
  11. So I guess I'm a Chrysler guy now

    I've never seen a small bolt pattern Chrysler wagon through 1954. My 1950 Chrysler wagon has the 5-1/2" pattern with 12" brakes. The wagons have heavier bigger suspension parts and drum hubs. Same as the Imperials.... not the Crown Imperial Limo's. You should measure the pattern to be sure.
  12. 1942 DeSoto with overdrive

    The "Hydraulically Operated" 1946-48 Chrysler/DeSoto transmission .....AKA the M-5 is upshifted using transmission oil pressure where as the.. "Vacamatic" 1941-42 Chrysler and the 1941-42 DeSoto "Simplimatic" AKA M-4 transmission are up shifted by a vacuum controls. Two different transmissions. The big 1941-42 chrysler straight eight cars used the overdrive transmission I believe. Not 100% sure on the eights though... pretty rare cars..
  13. 1942 DeSoto with overdrive

    Yea... I'm even totally confused now! I posted on both .... the header subject changed 1/2 way through while I posted.????????????????????????????????????????????? What's Buttes on a dash? I've worked on a 1942 S10 5th Ave convertible and a S10 3 pass cpe though!
  14. torsion bar height gages

    Here's what the factory miller set looks like...
  15. 1942 DeSoto with overdrive

    Can you post a pic of this transmission...I have seen only one... very rare... but it was a 1951-53 M-6 with OD on the back of it. It sold on E-bay a couple years ago. 1942 DeSoto's (say the S10) used the M4 transmissions....using either diaphram type (early) or piston type shift mechanisms.