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  1. James, I'll take a closer look at my broken bracket and decide if I want to try having ti repaired. My recollection is that it is not simply cracked, it is distorted as well.
  2. PM some pics of what you have to me and give me a price. Thanks.
  3. I need to find a pair of original bulb/reflector/lens headlamps for my 36 sedan. Someone started a sealed beam conversion but never finished it and I think they trashed all the original parts. An original setup looks so much nicer than the sealed beam conversion but I hear that the sealed beams throw a lot more light.
  4. Jim, thanks so much for taking the time to look at the tail lights on your car and post about your findings. It's pretty much what I expected: the numbers embossed on the actual part will not match those in the parts catalog. The only surprise is that your car has 641006 on the actual part, mine has 635417, and the parts catalog says that two door and four door no-trunk sedans use the same replacement part. Hmmm. My search continues!
  5. I can't remember seeing a rear axle housing vent cap on my D2 but there's a good chance it has one. If that vent cap is gunked up and stuck pressure will rise develop inside the housing as it warms up and gear lube will be pushed out the axle seals. This is a known issue with early 2000s Toyota trucks and I've seen it personally. When you have a lube leak and the axle shaft seals look fine but you replace them anyway (3 times) but the leak continues it might be time to look elsewhere for the real cause. I've been twisting the vent cap on every Toyota truck I inspect for a long time due to this issue. BTW the vent cap will be screwed into the axle housing on the top surface left or right of center. Can't remember which...
  6. All photos are on the DB forum and I posted a link to that thread. is that link visible and/or working?
  7. Forgot to mention that the thread also shows a "spare" taillamp of unknown origin that came with the car. The bracket is close, but not identical to the one on my Dodge. I have no idea what it came from except that it must be mid-30s Mopar. DeSoto? Chrysler? Casting number is 641006. So if anyone can shed light on that I'd appreciate it. Edit: someone on the dodge brother forum has responded saying that his 36 D2 rumble seat coupe has a left tail lamp bracket bearing the 641006 number.
  8. I'm looking for some help from someone with a 1936 Plymouth MAster Parts Catalog. As I say in a thread I started recently on the Dodge forum I have a D2 non-touring sedan (4 door, no trunk) that needs a LH tail lamp assembly. The car came to me with a bunch of parts from a 1936 P1 touring sedan (or so I was told). Can someone tell me what p/ns the Plymouth MPC shows for LH and RH taillamp assemblies? You can see the casting numbers on the P1 parts I have. Do they match? Here's my thread: https://forums.aaca.org/topic/326497-36-tail-lamp-mystery/
  9. Pete in PA

    '73 400 Heads

    On the negative side they are open chamber, low compression heads to work with the awful gasoline of the era. On the positive side they have hardened exhaust seats (induction hardened) to handle the lo-lead gasoline requirement that started for the 1971 model year. And they seem to be in very good condition. Put them on CL and someone will want them. As Jack say, don't mess with them. Let the future owner do what he wants to do.
  10. And now the RH side showing part number 655860:
  11. As I mentioned in earlier threads my D2 came with a whole bunch of parts from a 36 P1 Touring sedan that my car's PO had pillaged. Sadly the fact that the donor car was a touring model (with trunk lid) the tail lamps are mounted to the side of the body and not to the tops of the rear fenders. So I have a very, very nice pair of 1936 P1 tail lamps that do me no good. Can someone with a 1936 Plymouth Master Parts List look at these numbers and see if they appear in group 8-55? These tail lamps may at least serve the purpose of clarifying whether the number embossed on the bracket can be found in the Master PArts List. Thanks to all! First the LH side showing part number 655861:
  12. I should also add that the Master Parts Book shows that the tail lamps used on my car, a non-trunk standard sedan is unique to that body style and the two door non-trunk model. This is not good since non-trunk models made up only a tiny percentage of D2 production so finding the part I need won't be easy. Anyway, one of the many parts that came with my car was a spare LH tail lamp that I originally thought was a swap meet-found replacement part for my car that the PO never got around to installing. No such luck. Here's a shot of my broken tail lamp along with the "spare" that won't work. While it does seem to mount on the top surface of the rear fender the shape of the bracket is different. The part number on the spare (641006) tells me that it might be from a 37.
  13. I'll start this thread using several successive posts to keep the appropriate photo(s) with the text. I'll soon be back in my rented garage to make some progress on my D2 standard sedan. One of the things I've been working on over the winter is the left rear fender and broken tail lamp. At some point something made it over the rear bumper and whacked the tail lamp, breaking its bracket and bending the fender. Since I was looking for better access to the fuel filler neck (still battling that one) I decided to remove the left rear fender. I also decided to remove and examine the broken tail lamp. This is the broken tail lamp along with a pic of the part number embossed into the mounting bracket. This number (635417) does not appear in the 1936 Dodge MAster Parts List. This could be because the embossed number is an engineering number. This is certainly the case with Mopar casting numbers of the mid-1960s (you won't find them in a parts catalog). Also, JPage has speculated that, since my car is a fairly early 36 (built November of 1935) the part on my car could be from 1935. Or it could have been replaced with a 1935 part. Anyone care to speculate?