37Plymouthguy

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About 37Plymouthguy

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  • Birthday 06/24/1937

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    I'm a 75 year old geezer who bought a 1937 Plymouth to restore in my spare time.
  1. Hi Roger, Thanks for answering. I need the dummy one for the right side. Please send price and shipping requirements to kart32@aol.com. Thanks. Willard
  2. Hi Ply33, Many thanks for sending the photo of the interior of the 1937 Plymouth. That's the first time I saw what the dashboard etc. looked like when it was (almost) new. That would be great if you could get the tech advisor's number for me. Cheers. Willard Crawford
  3. I'M RESTORING THE DASH BOARD FOR MY 1937 PLYMOUTH, AND I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT WAS IN THE TWO, 2" HOLES NEAR THE CENTER OF THE DASH, ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RADIO. THEY'RE NOT FOR AMPS, OIL PRESSURE, HEAT, OR FUEL, BECAUSE THOSE GAUGES ARE IN THE CLUSTER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DASH. I'M HOPING THERE'S ANOTHER '37 PLYMOUTH OWNER OUT THERE WHO CAN ANSWER THIS RIDDLE FOR ME. THANKS. WILLARD CRAWFORD (aka. 37plymouthguy)
  4. Thank you very kindly, ply33, bigaadams, and chopped 50. Your experience and knowledge is much appreciated. Now I know what I need to do to keep my Plymouth happy. One more question, engine break in requirements. How long should I run the engine at idle to break it in properlly? Should I use special oil for breaking it in? Should I change engine rpm's while breaking in? Thanks again for your help guys. Willard Crawford (37plymouthguy)
  5. Hi, I've heard that you shouldn't use today's gasoline in old car engines. I've just rebuilt my 1937 Plymouth engine, and don't want to damage it. What kind of gas should I put in it? Or, alternatively, is there some way to modify today's gas with chemicals, to make it usable in my old flathead six? Thanks for your help. Willard Crawford
  6. Thanks Joe. I did, and they have it. Complete exhaust system for $150. Thanks again. Willard Crawford
  7. Hi Antique folks, I need a complete exhaust system for my 1937 Plymouth. Does anyone know where you can still buy them? If not available anyplace, is there a drawing someplace that could be used to fabricate a system? How about a system from a newer vehicle that might be close, and could be modified? Appreciate any help. Thanks. Willard Crawford
  8. Hi Mopar folks, I recently bought a new clutch throw-out bearing for my 1937 Plymouth, but I can't figure out how to replace the old bearing. How is the bearing attached to the bearing-holder, or whatever it's called? Is the bearing heated to expand the old bearing? If so, what temperature should it be heated to, in order to remove it? Also, what temperature should the new bearing be heated to without ruining it? Thanks for your help. Willard Crawford
  9. Hi Jack, Jazzer3, Ian Harrold, Keiser 31, ply33, Towbar 2, and Rusty O'toole. Thanks to you folks, my 1937 Plymouth ran today for the first time since 1996. As I mentioned previously, I stayed with 6 volts. I didn't run it long, because I still need to get a radiator cap, and install the gas tank. Also my jury-rigged fan belt broke, and I don't have a muffler yet. But it ran, and that was my main goal. Thanks again guys. Willard Crawford
  10. Many thanks for the description Jack. As you said, a good parts guy should be able to know what to look for, using your description. Willard Crawford
  11. Hi again Jack, Regarding the ballast resistor, is that something that a store like Pep Boys may have? If I just ask for a 12 volt ballast resistor, will that be eniough info or would they need more than that? Thanks again. Willard Crawford
  12. Thanks for the info, Jack and Ply33. I decided it would be easiest to stay with 6 volts, so I just bought a new 6 volt battery. I won't be adding any fancy stuff like a stereo or A/C. In fact, it won't even have a radio or heater. (I live in the California desert.) Tomorrow I'll try to fire it up with the 6 volts. Cheers. Willard Crawford
  13. Hi again Jack, Thanks for the info. I'm not an "orignal" guy, I just want to rebuild the car so it's driveable. If I go with 12 volts, do I need a 12 volt generator and regulator? Also, who do you think has the best after-market Plymouth parts house with Internet access? Thanks again for your help. Willard Crawford
  14. Hi Rusty, Thanks for the info on the resistor. Does that mean that I could convert the 6 volt system to a 12 volt system by installing the resistor, or would I have to also install resistors on all of the lights, horn, etc. ? If so, is that a big job? Thanks. Willard Crawford