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About c49er

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  • Birthday 09/18/1954


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    Mechanic/welder do it all-er
  1. Here is a 323 Chrysler 323 1950 straight eight Town and Country PU....I hope your 40 is the same! There is a upper and lower limit tang that can be bent to control how far down and up the floating PU can travel.
  2. The car has a floating pick up. I had the same issue and had to pull the pan to fix the sudden loss of oil pressure on turns and or a sudden stop. There is a metal tang that you bend on the PU tube to adjust max oil float PU float height. With absolutely no bottom end knocking or rattle on start up and running...... maybe Worn Cam bearings are your issue. Low oil pressure and burning a quart of oil every 600 miles.......... engine rebuild time IMO. I have several Chrysler 323 eight cylinder cars been there and done most all of it!.
  3. A D24 48 dodge engine is 2" too short for a Chrysler! The resistor prevents ignition cutout during the direct speed rail and interrupter switch up-shift operation. 1949-53 only.
  4. That little box on the air cleaner bracket has both a 20 amp circuit breaker and a 12 ohm resistor which are parts of the wiring for the M-6 4 speed hydraulically operated transmission. The transmission has both a oil pressure solenoid and a governor mounted to it... oh and a interrupter switch too. All these items control automatic up-shifts and downshifts. The 1949-53 Dodge/Desoto and Chrysler resistor relay box and a 1948 chrysler M-5 transmission shown with both the governor to the front and the vertical solenoid to the rear. M-5 transmission is similar to the 49 and later M-6 but wired different.
  5. Lets see that bad boy 265 "Spitfire" flat head!
  6. Did you have each set of shoes arced to each drum? Extremely important. You can use the Miller tool or the Ammco tool and you still cannot get the .006" clearance because of incorrect shoe arc fit to drum. . Sometimes the replacement shoe lining radius/ thickness is way off and contributes to not being able to use the Miller MT-19 or the ammco 1750 correctly because of either too much/or little toe and heel clearance because of the center of the lining being too high or too low. The tool should just lightly touch the center of the lining and leave a few thousandths clearance at both the toe and the heel. In fact many times I have not needed to use the Ammco or Miller tool.to set up the shoe to drum position . All I do is set the eccentric pins to the factory base settings ( point to each other or to each wheel cylinder... later cars) and the shoes are right where they need to be.. and a firm high pedal. Just move the shoes out to the drums with the hex nut cams in on the backing plates... done. I always arc the shoes to each drum. The factory did.
  7. The Town and Country cars had full trim including the sides and trunk lid being upholstered. The steel body convertible cars had black pebble grained matting on the sides with a rubber floor mat. The 3 passenger coupes also had a full rubber trunk mat. The 4 doors and coupes I believe had a fiber/ cloth type of trunk mat with no side wall trim All cars used a cardboard panel up against the back seat. A trunk picture from a 1948 Chrysler salesman's book.......
  8. There are actually five different 1951-52 Chrysler cap part #'s. The disc brake Crown Imperials used two different caps with different Red glass crowns with gold surround trim or Red glass crowns with silver surround trim the middle and the caps are raised off the rim with ventilated cooling fins to help cool the four wheel Ausco-Lambert disc brakes.. The Windsor/Saratoga cars AFAIK used the cap with the more flat round center. The NewYorker cars used the cap with the large round raised bubble in the center. Some pics...
  9. Here is a 1951-52 Imperial wheel cover....
  10. Piece by piece for the internals.There is a guy on Ebay selling the transmission gasket set (new replacement) The critical wear parts (input shaft/blocker ring and direct speed clutch sleeve are getting extremely difficult to find now days. Bearings should not be too bad to find...I'd avoid Chinese bearings as they are as loose as the old ones. The gears themselves usually never wear much as they are constant mesh except reverse sliders.
  11. That emblem is only a wall hangar.
  12. Carter EV1 was the typical carburetor that came on 1946-48 six cylinder Chryslers. 1946-early 1947 Chrysler straight "8" cars used the Stromberg 2 BBL kick down carbs then in 1948 went to the carter E7A1 1BBL carbs.
  13. Do you have the replaceable in drop cartridge type oil filter element? The style above is used too but $$$$ and a pain in the U-no-what to replace. Fram C134A or NAPA equivalent is what fits in my Plymouths and dodges up through 1954.
  14. Kick down switch parts that are in your Carter carb.....
  15. The factory Chrysler knob has a red crown in the end of it.