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About plymouthcranbrook

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  • Birthday 12/10/1950

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    Zion, Il
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    Old Plymouths

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  1. plymouthcranbrook

    1947 Super Six anemic engine performance

    Vacuum Leak?
  2. plymouthcranbrook

    Resistor spark plugs okay ?

    I had resister plugs on my 52 Plymouth with carbon core wires for a while and didn't seem to have any problems with them. That was a few years ago and currently am using solid core and non resistor(radio broke) Both seem to be similar in performance. I ran the same gap with either(.035) factory spec..
  3. plymouthcranbrook

    My "new" lathe - Input?

    It looks like something my Father would have used.
  4. plymouthcranbrook

    Vintage dealership buildings that are still around

    I remember being in Grand Spaulding Dodge lusting after the 440 Darts.
  5. plymouthcranbrook

    Then and now: where did these prewar cars go?

    I guess I gotta start paying more attention to the real old cars
  6. And the sad thing is at one time they were one of the best made.
  7. plymouthcranbrook

    Vintage dealership buildings that are still around

    Great to see the pics from the era before car dealers need 50 acres to be successful. There are still some buildings around here that used to be Dealerships. When the weather warms and the Plymouths come out I will try to get some photos It seems that here in Ne.Illinois that the plan is once again to destroy the old and install the new modern buildings instead of reusing.
  8. plymouthcranbrook

    Then and now: where did these prewar cars go?

    So here I sit on day four after spine surgery waiting around and trying to keep active. I noticed the vid from the VMCCA meet above. I though WTH I will give it a look.. I feel that I need to state that I never have really been much interested in pre WW2 cars and especially Brass era cars. Just not me. But I have to say that as an elderly male I received an education from that film. Watching the activities and seeing how much actual fun everyone seemed to get from driving their cars(in a day when they were cars, not "investments") I though that if I could find a group of people like that I might consider joining that club. Controlled chaos from the looks, family event down to kids both bored to death and grinning from ear to ear. Thanks for posting it John. I really enjoyed it.
  9. plymouthcranbrook

    "Millennials Invade Classic Car Market"

    You will have much more fun that he does with cars. My 9 year old Grandson likes to come over and help Papa work on the old cars. He has even picked out which one is "his' when the time comes I don't need them any more. I have more fun with him than you can imagine.
  10. plymouthcranbrook

    new owner to 1950 special deluxe

    Depending on how clean the engine is internally you can run modern oils with no problem. Some folks have warned about using detergent oils in older engines with a lot of sludge as it could come loose and possibly block oil passages.
  11. plymouthcranbrook

    new owner to 1950 special deluxe

    No separate reservoir on the master cyl. Just open the cap and fill till everything is covered, about 1/4 inch or so from the top. Good brake information:
  12. plymouthcranbrook

    Does anyone know their Chase trucks?

    In case of Road Rage push the red button.
  13. plymouthcranbrook

    Tool restoration

    You win, Dad.
  14. plymouthcranbrook

    Time to part with a car, with out regret....

    Although not really gemaine to the thread I just want to add that I once had a Sales Manager offer to trade me even up a 3 year old at the time Sarurn Vue for my 1980 Volare. I just laughed and never regreted not doing it.
  15. plymouthcranbrook

    Tool restoration

    Sigh... the younger generation.