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    1956 Premiere coupe

    hi all ,am thinking of buying a 56 premiere coupe ,all original ,is there anything in particular to look for? Any inherent weaknesses or well known things to look out for? Am swapping my 48 New Yorker for it if i like it ,would the original wiring be ok ,its a california car!
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    1938 Ply Convt C/L MN $45,000

    Dash is body colour as they are welded in and so have to be painted at the same time as the body.
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    1942 DeSoto with overdrive

    Are you sure the overdrive knob isn't the freewheel knob to be used when towing?
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    Changing fluid coupling fluid

    If you want fast take off buy a motorcycle,don't buy a car with fluid drive.I have two so I know!
  5. I had the one on the right in my 48 ,i was plagued by low oil pressure readings and i took that thing out about half a dozen times! Only when it was polished to a mirror shine did it work properly ,cleaning it REALLY well was the key.
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    1948 New Yorker 2 year road trip

    Yes ,its the courtesy light switch ,the spare hole next to it is where i have put the on off toggle switch for my 6 volt electric pump on my 1948 New Yorker.
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    1941 kick down

    hi ,i will have to see if there is a spring in there ,i don't recall seeing one when the carb was rebuilt!
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    1941 kick down

    hi i have both the 40 and the 41 shop manual but the instructions are no where near as clear as the Motors manual! Thank you very much for this pages!I will investigate this weekend ,seems it can only be the wiring as i have replaced EVERYTHING else!Its odd as in every other respect the vacumatic works perfectly ,shifting up and down exactly as it should. Only the flooring of the accelerator in fourth does nothing and it should shift down to third.
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    1941 kick down

    I've looked everywhere!! Many thanks for all your kind help though.All the photos have the air cleaner on ,and therefore obstruct the very terminals i need to see!
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    1941 kick down

    Thats a New yorker and it uses a slightly different carb ,i know as I also have a new yorker and looking at the carb on that is no help! Thanks anyway though!
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    1941 kick down

    The gearbox is all fine ,its only the kick down wiring from and to the carb i cannot figure out ,its the wiring for the kick down switch on the carb i need to see! Thank you for these but i cannot see where they go from the carb1
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    1941 kick down

    the kick down on my 41 windsor is not working,i think the problem is electrical as i have replace every switch relay solenoid!The gearbox itself works perfectly ,only the kick down doesn't.I wonder if i have the wiring slightly wrong ,the wiring to the carb is my next task ,can anyone advise re the carb wiring please?
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    Best Battery for 41' Continental

    Optima 6 volt
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    6 volt battery questions

    i have had 2 Optima batteries running in my New Yorker for 7 years ,still perfect.
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    Oh how we wish we could go there

    perhaps this is a surrealist post?