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  1. They all should use the same kit......although there are three different types of pistons used depending on who made the cylinders. That requires different rubber piston cups.... I'd re-sleeve or buy new. New Chinese cylinders are questionable as for fit and leakage in a year or two. Done many of these jobs over the years.
  2. Old thread but I did find the 53-54 Imperial Hdtp or convert power window motors if still needed.
  3. Tie rod and pitman arm puller is the best way to prevent shock damage through the steering gear. With those tools you can also remove good parts with out damage to the rubber boots too...tie rods and ball joints etc.
  4. Open up the starter relay and see what is wrong.... maybe it's wired up wrong or the points on the starter relay are stuck closed... maybe the starter solenoid is actually the issue....more diagnostics required... If your car was a 145" LWB Crown Imperial it would use a 12 volt system. You have the Std Imperial 6 volt system
  5. Red and tacky Lucas grease is plenty tacky. You really don't need extra sticky tacky grease to do the job... careful assembly procedure is the key as already mentioned. NGLI # 2 grease will be good enough. #0 or 00 thin is a bit thin.
  6. c49er

    Engine knocking

    Could be a chuck of carbon on the piston top. I had it happen on a 500 Caddie Eldo. Sprayed a misting of water down the carb...it went away. Pull the plug wires first as mentioned.
  7. I use only straight 30...have for nearly 40 years on my straight 8's. I tried 10/30 briefly...oil pressure dropped to 25 lbs hot idle...went back to 30W...... 40 lbs hot idle ...50 cruising. I like that. that's what it runs with 30W. That DS button will do the same as what I use but maybe a little more hand operation! Glad it makes the M-5 more pleasurable to operate and drive.
  8. Never heard of two battery's in a row having complete failure when new !!!!!!!!!!! Glad I retired working on cars for 40 years. The replacement parts business is at an all time low IMO.
  9. 1953/54 Plymouth's brake light switches were polarized.... using male and female bullet connectors on the switch...1/8" pipe threaded fitting. 1951 and back used two female bullet connectors..1/8" pipe threaded fitting
  10. I hope people were not parting it out!
  11. Maybe JC Auto Restorations...Lynnwood Washington.
  12. Try asking at this MoPar website....http://p15-d24.com/forum/6-mopar-flathead-truck-forum/
  13. Some of the old copper brass radiators are a real piece of art to look at and can last 75 years or more....modern aluminum .... doubt it.
  14. Now how long will an aluminum radiator last compared to a copper radiator assuming average cooling system care is done? Will a replacement aluminum core be available in 10 years for those who keep their cars?
  15. 30-1/2" X 9" wide. Same as the 281,306,331 and 377 ci engines.
  16. Use a governor downshift ground out button to control when the trans will upshift. Drive it like a four speed. All my Chrysler cars are set up so I control upshift and down shifting the way i want it.
  17. I parted out a 1953 Imperial 2 dr hardtop over 40 years ago for the regulators and motor assemblies.. Give me a week and I'll let you know if I still have all four of them. 1953 -54 Chrysler's should all be the same...hdtp and convertible only. Shown is a 53-54 Seat actuator....I'll look to see if I can help on that too...
  18. Engine probably shifted because of bagged out motor mounts. Simple adjustment on the one adjustable lever (side cover of trans) or top of reverse rod at steering column rod.
  19. I use a thin 9/16" 3/8" drive six point socket on a wobbly extension and also sometimes loosen the four intake to exhaust manifold bolts for a little more access. Some 9/16" thin wall flex sockets will fit in there too.
  20. The OP got so depressed reading all the advice and probably committed suicide😞
  21. Ray Reis was a big 5th Ave owner with his Blue 3 pass S10 cpe and S10 convert.
  22. Some factory Honda radio's have a radio theft security code that needs to be reset if the battery has been disconnected. No secret code to re-enter... no radio operation. I'd leave the cables connected.
  23. There should be up to 2-1/2 ounces of non contaminated good quality NGLI 2 grease in your D24 front brake drum hubs. Read your owners manual or Service shop manual. Follow the factory recommended procedure. They will recommend short or medium fiber grease. Of course Use better modern greases.