Bill Wilkerson

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About Bill Wilkerson

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    Still own my '36 Plymouth coupe which I bo't in Feb. 1963

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  1. Bill Wilkerson

    80/90?

    140 # will work in the steering.
  2. Bill Wilkerson

    New guy wanting Help

    I am new to the forum; I see this is an old post and there's a good chance you have found your answer. I know that there are a lot of factory service manuals available from various sources including E-bay and Amazon. These manuals have excellent wiring diagrams. '41 - '48 are all very similar.
  3. Bill Wilkerson

    41-48 vs. 49-54 pistons for 6 cylinder

    The 'later' ('52-up) pistons can be used in '41 and later engines; the rods are the same. The later pistons are desirable and much stronger. They are aluminum with 'full-floating'' pins vs. the earlier which are more prone to cracking / collapsing.
  4. Does anyone have an exploded view of the lock assembly for the steering lock on these cars? .....or ''other'' info?
  5. Bill Wilkerson

    Differential interchange

    I ''was'' unclear about '53 to '56 rear track be ing identical to '49 - '52. My point was that these are narrower than '41-'48.
  6. Bill Wilkerson

    Woodgrain Question

    Perhaps the driver's ( and passenger's ) arm has been resting on the window frame over the years which has caused the top layer of paint to wear; not unusual.
  7. Bill Wilkerson

    Differential interchange

    Yes, In '49 -'52 the axles housing is narrower (shorter-left to right). (I don't know how '53-'54 or'55 compare to the 'others').
  8. Bill Wilkerson

    3sp trans oil leak

    What I 'think' Pete is describing is the Main (horizontal) shifter shaft - which does have to be removed BEFORE the 'vertical' selector shaft can be removed. >> There is a cork seal on the inside of the case just under the lever part of the vertical shaft. (It will stay on the vertical shaft when the shaft is withdrawn from the case). << Since the cork seal is no longer available, a suitable substitute must be used (such as an O-ring or.....).
  9. Bill Wilkerson

    1952 Pontiac Dual Range Hydramatic Question

    The access hole for the transmission dipstick is at the top-right of the hump in the floorboard. I believe DexMercon fluid meets & exceeds the fluid requirements; you can compare the Hydro original fluid specifications to those on the bottle of Dexron.
  10. Bill Wilkerson

    What year is this hubcap? Anyone need it?

    My best guess is that ''this'' is '49.
  11. Bill Wilkerson

    37 Plymouth Problems

    Without more info, I would offer the following possibilities: Sediment in the system such as in the gas tank, fuel pump and / or carb. Sometimes, fuel can be drawn from a tank with fairly heavy sediment without causing noticeable problems UNTIL - during driving - fuel is added during the drive. This ''stirs up'' the sediment in the bottom of the tank which is then drawn into the pump & beyond. You may also have a vacuum leak somewhere. Other possible causes may be related to the ignition coil, condenser ( in the distributor ). the list goes on.
  12. Bill Wilkerson

    engine trans weight?

    I would ''guess'' between 650 - 675 lbs. with the clutch & bell housing; perhaps closer to 700 lbs.
  13. Bill Wilkerson

    Help needed for a 1947 Pontiac Streamliner in India

    This reply may be too late( I recently became a member). The only thing that comes to my mind is that perhaps you have installled a part ( or parts) from the opposite side of the car -- such as the left shock on the right, etc.
  14. Bill Wilkerson

    What year is this hubcap? Anyone need it?

    The hubcap is 1947 & -- I believe was also used in 1948.