skyler

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About skyler

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  • Birthday 01/05/1949

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    wilmington nc
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    my car [sold one],fishing

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    i own 2 1954 chrysler windsors, a sedan and a convertible. i drive them often.

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  1. I will look for that screw. I believe I have the latch fully loose, the lock cylinder removed. the arm to the handle removed, and the outside handle removed.the latch appears to be too close to the window to get it out past the window. the manual talks about the sedan latch and how it comes out , but not the convertible. removing the window looks like a tough job. some parts are riveted together.seems the factory put the latch in first, then the window. this has been the most difficult thing I have ever done on this car. every other job I eventually figured out, not this one yet. I am hesitant to remove the window at this point. I think the latch is the same as the sedan, and I have one I got from a junkyard. I often stop in the middle of a repair and think about the problem and a possible solution. I have been doing this off and on for about 2 weeks now, but every time I think I have a solution it is not the right one. my grandfather taught me how to walk away and come back later. it always works.i hope grandpa will help me this time, or maybe someone on this site. this car is so rare that maybe nobody has had this problem and can help out. dennis
  2. browns auto salvege in texas has some 54 Chryslers. 940 393 2469. prices are fair. owner is Trenton. dennis
  3. latches do not get a good response. I do not know why. skyler
  4. stop sending tips. I cannot read them all. thanks, dennis
  5. thrying to remove the door latch with no luck so far. every screw removed that can be, but it looks like the window frame is in the way. I have not removed the door lock yet as I do not see how that is removed. maybe with that off the door latch can be worked out? the manual only covers the sedan, which is different. any tips will be appreciated. dennis
  6. 54 Chrysler may not be similar, but on my new Yorker the drag link was the culprit for the death wobble. capt den
  7. thanks for the wrench site. so many wrenches, not enough time. one of those would make the job easy and less time consuming. I think the starter bolt is 5/8 but will check and then put a starter wrench in my arsenal. capt den
  8. the bolt close to the block. any secret for easy removal? dennis
  9. been looking for these a long time. they do exist, just not easy to find. i want the type that fits inside the wheel well. thanks
  10. c49, thanks for the info. 53 and 54 are odd ducks. often when i look for parts they are listed thru 52 and then 55 and above. fender skirts are a good example. i am still looking for them. the kind that go in the wheel well. i have seen them,just can't find a set.also, do you know what the difference is between long and short fiber grease that is mentioned in this manual?what is fiber grease? sounds like stuff you can't get and probably don't need. thanks again. dennis
  11. c49, if you could look through the hole in the center of the u joint in the second photo, you would see in the center of the driveshaft the pressure relief valve. it comes out with a 3/8 or 7/16 wrench and some gear oil is supposed to go in there. that is in my 1954 Chrysler factory manual. when the u joint is removed it is very evident. and yes, the winged u joints are not easily found. dennis
  12. spinney, you are right about the relief valve. the manual does not give an amount of oil. i do not know how to post pictures. it is the cross and roller type, no grease fitting. by looking at it probably no more than about 2 oz of oil. i did get the handbrake drum off. the star adjuster was installed wrong, so i got it in right and got the brake adjusted. still looking for a muffler, but i have a lead to check tomorrow. dennis
  13. hard to believe that nobody knows about the pressure relief valve. anyway, there obviously is some oil in there as i see it on the shaft when it slides in and out, so i just pumped in a little grease and put the valve back in. now i am trying to get the drum off for the handbrake as i noticed the star adjuster is not installed correctly on the brake shoe and i need to adjust it. not sure if the shoes now will hold it stationary to remove the nut that holds on the drum. afraid to use an impact driver. wish me luck. dennis
  14. are 50 Plymouth the same? i have 2 need recovering. dennis