Joe Cocuzza

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  1. Ive never been to Pennsylvania...but

    Jack M, I saw these on Ebay. I don't know if they are anything you could use. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1948-1954-Dodge-Truck-REAR-VIEW-SIDE-MIRROR-BRACKETS-Original-OEM-pair-arms-/222616779639?hash=item33d4fe7b77:g:oOMAAOSwetRZloLB&vxp=mtr Joe
  2. 1973 Opel GT

    I was finally able to get the GT into my friends garage this past weekend. It was really killing me having it sit outside for 4 weeks. I was going to erect my 12X20 dome tent in his yard and put the GT or my 51 Chrysler T & C wagon in it to free up space at my place, but I was not in the mood after I started. So I packed everything up and was leaving when my buddy came out and we discussed the option of putting the GT in his garage. He said no problem. He helped me tow it with his trailer to his house. He also let me put it in his garage, sideways (lucky it is a small car), so that it is out of his way. I couldn't thank him enough but he knows I appreciate it and he knows how I am because he has a couple of old cars, too.
  3. IS YOUR CAR A 1ST SERIES 1949 WHICH MEANS IT LOOKS LIKE A 46-48 CHRYSLER. I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BUT CAN YOU POST A PICTURE OF WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT. THE SEALS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ARE MADE OF MASTICATED RUBBER AND THEY FIT INTO 2 METAL HOLDERS (THEN THERE ARE TABS ON THE HOLDERS THAT ARE SQUEEZED TO HOLD THE RUBBER IN PLACE). THE METAL HOLDERS ARE THEN ATTACHED ( I'M PRETTY SURE) TO THE TOP OF THE RADIATOR WITH NUTS/BOLTS/WASHERS. I HAVE SOME THAT I CUT FOR WHEN I DID MY CAR - IF I CAN FIND THEM IN THE PARTS PILE.
  4. 1973 Opel GT

    Hi Larry, Thanks for the suggestion on cleaning the carpet. The PO removed & discarded the passenger side carpet so the set is incomplete. Also, the remaining pieces are too fragile to do as you suggested. I know that the color is tough to find but I went and ordered a new carpet set in a color that is a few shades darker - don't kill me on this - I am a purist but it is not going to be a show car. I just wanted something to put into the car. Joe
  5. 1973 Opel GT

    Just a quick update...... It keeps getting better and better the more I get into my GT. I have been cleaning the interior and I removed the seats. I found my mouse smell source(s) and cleaned them up. There was a dead mouse and an inactive nest. Also, under the drivers side seat the carpet was all peed/pooped up so I removed it and shook it out. I am replacing ALL of the carpet later on so I just want to clean/disinfect the floors before I lay new stuff. As I am uncovering the innards of the car I am discovering that there is no floor rust at all. As a matter of fact, my neighbor saw me working on it today and he came over. He knows these cars and the first thing he asked was "Where's all the rot in the floorboards"? So I am finding it to be a VERY solid GT. Now the best part..... I wanted to tinker with it mechanically a little today so I removed the air cleaner. The carb was stuffed with a piece of carpet (don't know if that was put in there to prevent critters access OR if critters did their handiwork. Anyway, I removed as much of the stuff by hand, got out the shop vac, and sucked out the carb. I cleaned the points up and hooked up a battery - sprayed a little WD into each cylinder for lube - primed the carb and "BAM" - the darn thing fired up and ran for a bit. It was a good Opel GT day..... Joe
  6. 1973 Opel GT

    Thanks John. Overall it is a very solid GT. It is an automatic which you cannot see in the pics. The only major rust is in the front belly pan (typical) where the battery sits. Other than the rear body section needing to be finished and 2 small rust spots on the drivers side there is no other major rot. The floors are solid as are the suspension mounting points. It is a good car to start with. I hope to mess with it soon to see if I can get it to run. The engine turns freely so I don't think there should be any problem. I have been cleaning the interior a little and it looks nice. I will post some pics of that progress ASAP. Joe
  7. 1973 Opel GT

    Here ya go. Glad to help the Forums heart keep beating. As seen in the pics it needs some work on the butt-end as there was a dinger. But other than the usual mice odor it is in good shape. It sat in a wood shed since 1982. Joe
  8. 1973 Opel GT

    I bought it. Now to try and get it roadworthy.
  9. 1973 Opel GT

    I am going to look at a 73 GT Sunday morning. I have owned a few in the past and have always liked them. I will take and post some pics if I decide to purchase it. Joe
  10. Salvage Yard GT

    Is there any contact info for the junkyard as I am looking at one that may need some parts? Joe
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-1950-1951-1952-Chrysler-Oil-Bath-Air-Cleaner-/112481506533?hash=item1a306b94e5:g:0bYAAOSwGy5Y8TWz&vxp=mtr Maybe????
  12. Looky What I Found Now!

    George, What method of surfing do you use to find these cars?
  13. Neither were bucket seats.....
  14. Accelerator springs 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe p12

    Don't know if this is for a 41 BUT there should be some sort of bracket on the engine block or head with a hole/slot in it for the spring to attach to
  15. 1947 Windsor steering wheel removal.

    Really stupid question so don't get insulted....did you remove the large nut in the center of the wheel? I have pulled several of these and have had no issues. I used a steering wheel puller that uses threaded bolts to insert into the wheel and the center shaft of the puller sits in the center of the wheel shaft. Tighten the bolt on the puller and the wheel backs off. Mind you that the wheel is sort of "pressed" on and is meshed with the gears on the shaft end so it will slowly back off the shaft and eventually it will be able to be removed.