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  1. How many MoPar woodies do you have now?
  2. I have always liked the 1949 MoPar split tailgate window woody wagons... even more so on the big body cars. That looks like it has real nice original wood too.
  3. Pull the front nose off with radiator...raise front of engine a couple inches... remove front pulley and timing cover to access seal.... check front pulley hub for seal wear groove and pitting. If worn install speedi-sleeve.. install new modern seal from backside of timing cover properly. Re-assemble reverse order.
  4. You wouldn't want it not to stick to the block...plugged pick up screen.
  5. That T-bird should have the factory Midland brake booster that works properly for good brakes.
  6. The right answer is ATF in new cylinders and new pump. It's just a pump and hydraulic cylinders like a car lift or P/S system... use a safe, clean, cheap long lasting fluid.
  7. Is your water pump a "Brand New" replacement pump or rebuilt pump. I don't see the original two zerk fittings....no drilled spot for them. I'm curious as to how good the new 1946-50 Chrysler replacement pumps being made hold up.
  8. Those springs look slightly rust pitted. They all should be replaced IMO.🙂
  9. " That upside down manifold system is interesting too." Very common Chrysler Straight 8 intake/exhaust...ALL 1946-50 323 Chryslers and pretty much the same on all 323's back to 1935?
  10. The big 384ci. Imperial and CW Airflow engines also have a stamped steel water jacket cover that's full length on the drivers side of the engine.
  11. Just because it has air brakes doesn't mean a CDL in all cases....38,000 lbs though is an issue.
  12. Split rear upper tail gates W/ 2 pieces of glass are 1949 plymouth wagon only.. 1950 plymouth uses a 1 piece rear glass like 1951 -52. It's for sure a 1951 or 52 as mentioned'..... hard to tell with out any factory trim on it . 1951 instrument gauges have a black back ground.... 52's use a light gray back ground. ....if they are even in the car.. that will ID the year correctly. P-23-..... is the original engine # above the generator. Looks the be the cheaper line wagon- because of no chrome around the front windshield glass.... unless they stripped that off too!. I had a 1952 upper line Savoy wagon years ago.
  13. The M-5 "Hydraulically Operated" trans needs no cooling... it's what it is and there is no way to plumb it for cooling. It will be fine.
  14. It will be interesting to see how the straight 8 pulls that trailer. Keep us informed!
  15. A 265 out of a 1952-54 Chrysler should already have a "Spitfire" head. If it was a 1953 up Dodge 2-1/2 ton truck engine 265 it would not have the "Spitfire" head.... just a plain head. Compression ratio for the car 265 ..... 7.0 " " for the truck 265 ......6.8
  16. Just remove the BIG 1-7/8" FD clutch plate nut-bend over the metal locking tab first...... this opens up the area so you can remove the upper and lower bushings. Be gentle when handling the Fluid Drive unit as there is a copper bellows seal that is flexing a bit now that there is no main shaft installed into the FD unit holding the clutch driven plate firmly in alignment. If you have access to good tooling ....Snap On, Kent moore etc.. use the correct bushing remover to remove the deep smaller diameter bushing and larger upper "Oilite" bushings. You won't find the original factory Miller Service tool. So If you don't have the proper tools you can use two accurately sized wood dowels that fit the bushings or steel round stock. You pack thick grease or watered bread down into the bushing... fill it full with no air pockets to top of the bushing being removed. Pound the wood dowels or round steel rod down into the bushing till it pops up and is loose. Might require a refill or two of grease. To find the correct bushings try Roberts , AMS Mopar or Andy Bernbaums. Install the new bushings with a proper fitting drift.
  17. Is the front driveline yoke bushing fit worn /loose/wobbly even the slightest... that could cause a vibration at the rear of the trans especially with that heavy weight....
  18. Here's the same car $87,500.00 https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1112590/1949-chrysler-town--country-for-sale-in-cookeville-tennessee-38506
  19. Can you post a picture of it? Is it a 2 bolt exhaust flange? Shipping could be very expensive as it needs to be packed in a wood box as it's kinda delicate and long..
  20. Knock some core plugs out to do a proper flush... get it all out. Flush the heater core and rad separately.
  21. It is supposed to be a light tan... as for color code???? Don't know...sorry