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  1. The 1946-8 C39 eight cyl cars have a 3.23 rear end which=60-80MPH + all day long on the freeways. The 8's also were a very well built smooth high end engine and could take more high speed hard driving. The 6 cyl. cars did not have the same power/torque curves ect. and had to work harder and you could tell by the engine feel/noise. Each engine has it's sweet spot. If you drive each in it's safe range the engine will last as long as you own it and will not end up knocking or burning oil/valves ect! Overdrives were not available in 99.9% of 1946-52 chryslers. 1942 and back chryslers had them R7,6's ect. Plymouth in 52 came out with them too and you can drive them 80+ too. I have a 52 Plym W/ factory OD-its as good as the T 5 Don has. Anyway I drive the 6 cyl. chryslers easier than my 8 cyl chrysler cars. Bob
  2. Sounds like this is a 6 cylinder car, not an eight. The "8"'s will cruise well at 60 and over-even 80 easily. The six cylinder cars max out at 60-65. Bob
  3. I also have 2 of these hydraulic straight eights!
  4. My 1946 NewYorker business coupe has the high beam indicator right above the speedo! Is it an Imperial business coupe? Couldn't be. 1946 Chrysler cars had the high beam as you noticed- above the speedo. Speedo has 2 red arrows for T/Signal indicators. The starter button on 1946 cars is also next to the ignition key. 1947 on the starter button is on the left side of dash in the plastic extension. 1946-8 Imperials are all 145.5" wheel base. The Windsors were made in a long WB 139.5 8 pass sedan or Limo too. Bob
  5. Well, You just missed one that sold here in the Seattle area- a 8 cyl nice car on Ebay for I think about $35,000. On the Post War Heavy Metal 46-48 Chryslers site- "senzabenzina" post#11192 talks a little about cars he has, and he does or did have a 1948 Royal business coupe. Look him up. Bob
  6. After listening to hundreds of comments at car shows I've had my 3 pass 8 cyl. Chrysler coupe at- there is no doubt that even though it is not porportioned to please some- it is the most talked about car with lot of big smiles and laughs! People usually stand and stare at it- then the questions come-all about the look of the car. The people love it. They cannot get over how big the trunk is- and of couse the extra long hood too. The 1949 to 52 little cute Plymouth business coupes get the comment -look at that cute little car! Yes thats what the Plymouth Business coupes are-cute! The Chrysler 8 cylinder C39 8 cyl. 3 passenger coupe's are one humungus and unique looking car you probably will always remember after seeing one whether young or old! Bob
  7. There are two styles of rear fenders on the 8 cylinder chryslers. Early cars-1946 to early 47 had a narrower-not as wide/and smaller opening fender. Then Chrysler came out using the 8.20 size tires and modified the rear fenders to accommodate this bigger tire. The optional chrome stone shields are different because of this change. Late style 8 cyl. stone shields are near impossible to find too. Bob
  8. The P15-D24 1946-8 MoPar website guys would be a great source to get a reasonably cheap parts transmission. $100.00 Max for a complete used one IMO. Bob
  9. The date should be stamped on the case next to the shift cover. It's a 1949-52 short wheel base Plymouth/Dodge station wagon and fastback car transmission. Dodges had the same trans but with a fluid drive coupling input shaft. All parts (bearings/syncro's ect.) are available if you search enough. Any 1946-54 Plymouth /Dodge service manual or even a Motor's/Chiltons or National service book will give you all the info on this transmission.
  10. Here is a picture of the all Diecast grille in my 1950 NewYoker NewPort 8 cyl. Newport. Chrome is like new. These grilles are near impossible to find in excellent mint chrome!
  11. Yes George is still going. Saw him a couple weeks ago! My brother also has a 1950 panel he has owned since 1968!
  12. Thats Old man Shumways panel! The Shu-ma-Doggie truck! We all used to stand around and drink Budweisers while he drank and welded on it!!
  13. The Crown Imperials- the long wheel base cars and the 49-50 Town and Countrys had 99.9% of these disc brake systems. 1949-52 were one style and 53 to 56 where the later updated style. They are very hard to find too!
  14. You have a factory power seat in a 1951 Windsor? I thought only the Crown Imperials had the power seats! A thick green wire feeds the seat back cigarette lighter though if there is a seat back lighter ash tray combo. Bob
  15. I too would like to see/find a real all steel 1950 Chrysler wagon. Think they only supposedly made 100 of them. I also have a C48 Royal Wagon. Bob
  16. Those are the wrong U-joints! The caps that bolt to the yokes have wings with pre drilled holes drilled so the caps bolt directly to the trans/rear end yokes as the picture shows. C38 are smaller than the 8cyl C39 chryslers but look the same. Bob
  17. I too have a late 1950 Imperial "8" with hydraulic lifters. Solid lifters in the Chrysler eights are also very quiet when properly adjusted. Have a couple of those solid tappet 8cyl. chrysler cars too. Bob
  18. Leather and vinyl both-depended on cheap model or high end Chrysler . Tolex on the wagons. Your car most likely leather. Never seen any pre-made covers. You just need a good upholstry person and a good original set of foam backing pads!
  19. I think possibly because you changed the shoes it caused a change in how far the push rods in both the booster and master cylinder travel-possibly causing the rubber cups to scrape into a dirty/pitted area of the cylinder bore and possibly damage the piston cup= internal leakage. Also by bleeding this Vacu-Ease unit, if it did have scale or sludge in it possibly did cause a port to become partially blocked. Is yours the internal or external type "Vacu-Ease unit? I have sevearl cars that use this unit. If one of the little vacumn valves which is rubber splits/ cracks the engine can suck all the brake fluid out in a few seconds and you lose your brakes! Ask me how I know! Had it happen in my 50 Royal wagon and a Dodge 3 tonner. Smokes out a 1/2 block of road!
  20. I have never seen a 1946-8 Chrysler Of any series with a 3 speed in it. I have several 1946-52 chryslers. Most are C39 cars. I started my interest in 1975 in the 46-8 Chryslers. 3 speed cars are quite rare I think! I know of a 1947 Royal 3 pass cpe that has the M-5 in it!8 cyl. cars use the 3.36 ratio rear end. A bit bigger gear case than the 6 cyl 3.54. For the C38 cars a 3.54 is a good ratio. "Click-O-Matic" is the term for a low mileage great shifting M5/6 transmission "Klunk-O-Matic" describes a well used M5/6 transmission "Bang-O-Matic" is for the name describing a M5/6 that has big problems with the input shaft/blocker ring assemblies! Bob
  21. Model M-5 transmissions were used from very late 1942 to 1948. 1949 started with the M-6 model transmission. Both Chrysler and DeSoto. A slightly different upgraded transmission. Simplimatic was a DeSoto name for late 1941 to 1948 or abouts. Chrysler for 1946 to 1948 called the transmission it offered"Hydraulicly Operated". Chrysler in 1949 started the new name "Prestomatic". Bob
  22. c49er


    Don't be usin that Mobile home kitchen wiring! Do it right-Get 1 guage battery cables with the correct ends already on them from a Napa or any GOOD parts store with some good counterman help. 6 Volt systems require bigger wire for more amperage flow needed by 6 volt systems. Do the radio and BIG speakers later after the car is up and running! Bob