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About trickydicky43richard

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  • Birthday 07/26/1943

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    Boonah, Queensland, Australia 4310
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    Old Cars,Fast Cars,The Great Outdoors,Family

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  1. I did it on my '39 Chrysler, best thing ever, let the purists whinge that the alternator is not original.!!
  2. It's an Australian built Holden HQ Premier sedan built by General Motors, Holden Division. i
  3. Yes ROY Clark of Hee Haw fame what a talent, what cant he play or sing!
  4. Here is a pic, you will note the Aussie assembled RHD cars shared a plain straight bumper as per Dodge, DeSoto etc, probably made here to increase local content and a reduce Government tariff charges. You will also note the Clergy bumper badge, this car was bought new by a gambling Catholic Priest after a big win. He had to sell it 12 months after a big loss. Car was bought then by a small town country business who owned a Funeral Parlor, Taxi Business and a Panel shop! Car saw action in all three places, as a Taxi it serviced a local Army base transferring WW2 American troops to and from the local Capital city, Brisbane. In about 1985 the car was retired and given a body off refresh by the Panel shop, however all the window winding and door mechanisms were all shot due to taxi service which I repaired with great difficulty shortly after purchase. I bought the car after being in their ownership for some 75 years and still going strong.
  5. Well..., Well !!....(as the famous Roy Clarke, guitarist would sometimes quip !) I sent the old girl off to my newly discovered nearby old timer bush mechanic, a knowledgeable guy on vintage Mopar cars. He zeroed in on brake shoe adjustment as his first priority and found that they were quite out of whack! He did his best to get them right without the Mopar special tool required to get the clearance and brake shoe heel and toe right. Hooray I have pedal, like something else not as hard as I would like but now some 100% improvement and car now stops pretty good! Thanks to all for all your input ! R
  6. What modern summer lubricants can you recommended for a 1939 Chrysler Royal Differential and gearbox w/- Overdrive, please Thanking you in advance, R
  7. How do I forward my sometimes interesting email attachments to AACA for all to enjoy? Rich
  8. Side tracking from my previous post about no hard pedal, Is there a dual Master Cylinder conversion kit suitable for the late 30's 40's Dodges, Chrysler. De soto etc, any suggestions ?? TKS, R
  9. Thanks 54Vicky, What a great suggestion, thanks muchly, we will try that next, Rich
  10. Thankyou all, I will begin the elimination process when my local mechanic has a spare hoist, I will provide updates later on. R
  11. Thanks everybody I'm sucking in all your advice.... I think I will have to go back to square one I.E and one by one redo Master Cyl checking for faulty internals, check all wheel cyls for leaks, hydraulic hoses for swelling, push rod adjustment etc. R