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  1. That looks like the part on my '36 Plymouth. Rebecca
  2. My 1936 Plymouth has a cowling that hinges on each side of a center strip that runs from the top of the radiator to the top of the firewall. there is a metal piece that the center cowling strip slides into at both ends. I just figured out that I am missing a chrome piece that is supposed to fit on top of this and pin it down so that it stays in place. I don't think that anyone manufactures this. Does anyone who knows what I am talking about know where I can get these two pieces? I thought I would ask before I spend a lot of time trying to make them myself. Thanks, Rebecca
  3. broom handle is a good idea. I might use that if I can't figure out how these things from Roberts are supposed to be installed. Rebecca
  4. I went ahead ordered these but the guy from Roberts was unable to describe how they work so I will find out when I get them what they look like. Thanks for the tip. Rebecca
  5. (questions at the end after this background info) My the metal on my hood is worn and probably some day I need to rebuild parts of it. I have replaced the hinge hardware that it hooks on at (on the car at the front and rear of the hood). I gather that the owner of the car was supposed to just lay the open side of the hood over onto the other side. I don't want to do that (scratch the paint and stress the hinging surfaces even more) I have two S shaped hooks that I hang on the radiator support rods (given to my by the prior owner). This is not a great solution either because it hangs a little b
  6. Thanks, I was not sure that solder would be strong enough but I am glad to hear that the bracket is attached by solder because it will take less heat to fix it. (don't want to damage the tank). I should be able to gently melt it with a propane torch. Rebecca
  7. Is the bracket that the radiator/hood support rod bolts to at the radiator end (two of them, one on each side of the top of the radiator) stuck by soldering or brazing? One of mine is lifting a bit and I need to fix it. I guess the trick is to do it without damaging the tank part of the top of the radiator. Thanks, Rebecca
  8. The later readily available motor mount did not fit (no clearance to install it because it has 4 studs instead of 2 studs and 2 bolts. After trying to instal that one in the end I ended up modifying the engine side instead so that the original style rubber mount would fit. I got an NOS one that was in pretty good shape and installed it. Rebecca
  9. I am replacing all of the ignition parts on my 36 coupe. It appears that my ignition coil could be orignial so I want to replace it so that I can eliminate a possible weak coil from some problems that I was having earlier (just want to start out with new ignition parts). I have what appears to be the original type coil that is mounted stuck into the firewall (and it might be the orignal one - it looks old). Bear with me, this is the first time I have encountered this type of firewall mounted ignition coil. http://www.pangalacticconsortium.com/cars/PlymouthGallery/imgpages/image019.html The coi
  10. while the radiator was out and I had the water pump off I gave the water distribution tube a little tug and it came out easily. With the grill on I was able to pull it out about 3/4 of the way. It looked like it was in such good condition that I just decide to push it back in and leave it. Rebecca
  11. thanks again. I will start by just inspecting it and seeing if it looks badly rusted and if it moves when I pull on it. Hopefully this weekend I can get to this. My front engine mount project has to come first. Rebecca
  12. I guess the question that I should have asked is: how long is the water distribution tube? That would have told me everthing that need to know. Of course, now that I have seen a nice picture of one on another board I also know what it looks like (including the length of it and a nice description of the fact that you can actually tilt it down a little when you are pulling it out such that it takes a little less room). Thanks. Rebecca
  13. Since I have never removed the water distribution tube I don't know how long it is. If it is as long as the block then it is obvious how to tell if there is room. That is all I needed to know. Good grief. Rebecca
  14. Is it possible to remove/install the water distribution tube without removing the grill? I have of course removed the radiator. By the way, I am having some trouble removing the water pump. Two studs and one bolt are removed. I just seems to be hung up on the bottom stud. Shall I just try harder or is there something that I did not know about? Thanks, Rebecca
  15. In my state it is legal to have no belts (if car did not come with them). In my other cars I just drilled the holes just behind the bench at about the width of a person. Rebecca
  16. I have thought about this and I have decide to use the readily available later style rubber mount (cheaper and matches my engine). I will fix the lower end instead. I will buy the later style rubber mount (studs straight through such that the spacing is the same on the top and bottom). This will fit my engine but not the cross member from 36. Then I will either elongate the holes in the lower cross member (make the spacing wider) and hope that it won't shift (I don't think so since the studs in the upper side go through holes and they are the same studs and the force is mostly up and down one
  17. Can the engine plate be removed easily. I did not think so. Rebecca
  18. I have a 1936 Plymouth with a 1952 230 CI Dodge engine. It is installed (and the car was sort of drivable). However the bottom studs on the rubber engine mount that is in the car (which is the original one) fit the stud holes in the engine support brace but the bolt holes on the top part of the mount do not line up with the holes on the bracket on the 52 engine. This is of course because this mount was meant for the 36 engine. I don't think that the mount for the 52 engine will fit the 36 engine support brace. Has anyone ever done this conversion? <span style="font-weight: bold">Is it po
  19. Ok. I have to deal with the bad engine mount issue anyway but someone who saw mention of this in their willys manual gave me the idea. The reason why my engine mounts are bad is mainly because it is the wrong one (and it was worn out anyway). One of the top bolts was not even there (because the holes don't line up). Rebecca
  20. Does anyone use a holley 847 on their flathead 6? If so, any comments? Can I see a picture of your throttle linkage? Thanks, Rebecca
  21. I am pretty sure that my engine mounts are terrible. Today it just occurred to me that this could also be the cause of my bad flooding problem. I got the carburetor overhauled by a good local shop and the problem is still happening. I double checked that the float level looks perfect. I just occurred to me that if the engine was shaking a lot from side to side, the float would bob up and down a lot and cause the stop that pushes the horrizontally mounted needle valve in and out such that it would keep letting the fuel in even though the float level is correct. Has anyone ever heard of a very b
  22. Does anyone have any picture of their seat belt installation in a 36 coupe (or equivalent car). Are lap belts only simple choice. In my Desoto I just drilled holes in the floor just behind the front seat and installed a doubler with the hardware. I have never installed seat belts in a Coupe. Is a lap belt installed the same way the best choice or are there other alternatives (even harness?)? Pictures? Thanks, Rebecca
  23. Thanks. In the end I will probably get mine rechromed but they look pretty bad right now. Rebecca
  24. I have the stock "artillery" wheels. I have not yet found any nice hub caps. What other year make/model hub caps would be the same size (and fit). I would consider using them temporarily. Rebecca
  25. I have some beat up ones that I could try and have restored but I was hoping that I would have some luck finding some nice ones. Does anyone know if any other cars or car years have the same size hub caps. I was just curious for cross reference. Rebecca
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