Plyroadking

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About Plyroadking

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  • Birthday 12/09/1985

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    Des Moines
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    Old cars and trucks

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  1. I’m heading to Oxford KS in the next month if that’s closer for you?
  2. Yes I do, where are you located?
  3. Plyroadking

    One reason the young cannot even think about buying an old car

    Might depend on where you live, back in CA I couldn’t pick one up if I offered a free dinner and a garage parking spot. Out here in the Midwest they get all excited and want to know if you can fix their car or household items, I’d be more inclined but I married the first one I met with a broken down car.....
  4. Plyroadking

    Opinions on Dash Cameras

    I'm getting several, especially after last Thursday. I turned right into my driveway and got hit by a guy passing me on my right. No citation issued because he said I hit him... my word against his. The officer didn't even care that passing on the right on a two lane is illegal.
  5. Plyroadking

    Car Prices

    How much I tell my wife I paid for it.
  6. Plyroadking

    plymouth transmission decoders

    There should also be a date stamped on one of the machined surfaces. Either in front or behind the side cover.
  7. Plyroadking

    plymouth transmission decoders

    Fluid drive was more a dodge thing, but with some work one could be put in a Plymouth, to my knowledge it was never a factory option. The best upgrade that can be done to improve top end speeds is an overdrive transmission. 1940 was the first year for a true column shifted transmission and they stuck with that design for years. Shifter arms on the transmissions changed but your 1940 arms will bolt on and work up to 1955-56 ish when they switched to a much longer tailshaft on the transmissions.
  8. Plyroadking

    plymouth transmission decoders

    Providing it hasn't been swapped it should just be a standard 3 speed transmission. They are pretty much the same from 1940 to 1955 and most everything will interchange. 1940 has a "fast" 2nd gear that some people like to swap into their later transmissions. I've been through many of them and there's nothing very critical or intense about them. Motor's auto repair manuals have a procedure for going through one. They're available on eBay usually cheap. I wouldn't go new then early 50s.
  9. Heading out from Des Moines to Northern CA in mid to late April. Taking I-80 and willing to detour a little. 30 foot open car trailer with a winch.
  10. Plyroadking

    How Many Wrenches Do You Really Need?

    My father claims he had tools before he had three sons, hasnt seen them since. I keep finding tools with his initials on them in my box. I think he's planting them there to make a point....
  11. Plyroadking

    How Many Wrenches Do You Really Need?

    My aunt bought me a 3 piece craftsman tool box set when I was 13. I thought I'd never fill it with tools. 19 years later and it weighs almost as much as a car and I'm needing to upgrade to something bigger.
  12. Plyroadking

    36 Plymouth P2 Transmission Issue

    I bought 5 gallons of gl1 from Napa several years ago. I understand that everyone agrees that it's the closest to oem spec oil to run in our old transmissions. However when i use it i notice more grinding and hard shifts then I have with a modern multigrade hypoid and non hypoid lube. I've been running 85-90 wt gl 4 and 5 in my transmissions now for 22 years now and have yet to see any deterioration to the brass synchros in the transmissions. Maybe I don't let the cars sit idle enough?
  13. Plyroadking

    36 Plymouth P2 Transmission Issue

    My indents are towards the front. In my picture the transmission is pointing south and yours is pointing North. They should be pretty much identical as I robbed parts from a '36 transmission to put one of mine together. I can measure the diameter of the ball for you this evening. It just sits there and has no spring or other hardware. The top strap keeps it captured when everything is assembled.
  14. Plyroadking

    36 Plymouth P2 Transmission Issue

    This is a '38 overdrive with '39 shifter forks. Pretty much the same though, ply33 is correct, you're missing this ball. It just drops in and isn't spring loaded.
  15. Plyroadking

    Borg Warner R10 overdrive transmission

    What would that be out of?