Joe Cocuzza

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  1. How is the battery? Is it new or fairly old? How are the grounds? Clean and tight? Check all of the connections to the starter. Sometimes if you don't get enough voltage to the starter from the button it can cause problems. It can be that the starter solenoid will "chatter" or just not engage completely. Maybe put a boost on the battery to see what happens. I had a similar issue with my 47. I thought for sure that I had some bad connections. At first the solenoid would "chatter". Later on when I pushed the starter button - NOTHING.... I always kept the battery on a minder so I wasn't thinking it could be the problem. Guess what, it turned out to be - a bad battery. BTW - a piece of advice - a friend of mine and myself always kept our car/ATV's, etc on battery minders - usually constantly. I don't get to use my cars. That's another story. When looking into my 47's issue I found that the battery was completely dry - no acid whatsoever. So I refilled it but it would not hold a charge. This came about from not starting the car and having the minder on the battery constantly for a few years - my friend had the same problem with his ATV that he kept on a minder - dried up cells. I was under the impression that these battery minders would not do this. They are supposed to "cycle" the charging/discharging of the battery. So be careful. This could have caused a possible fire or other catastrophe. Now I unplug the battery minder every so often for a few weeks and then charge up the battery for a couple of weeks, then unplug it, etc... to be safe, hopefully
  2. I am one of the last holdouts that does NOT have Facebook or any other social media accounts.
  3. I am looking for the following for my 49 Plymouth: Crankcase breather down tube - the one that is mounted to the block - not the oil filler cap fuel pump heat shield drivers side rear fender brace/bracket - attaches to the fender and the frame to "stiffen" the fender Thanks, Joe
  4. I am looking for the following for my 49 Plymouth: Crankcase breather down tube - the one that is mounted to the block - not the oil filler cap fuel pump heat shield drivers side rear fender brace/bracket - attaches to the fender and the frame to "stiffen" the fender Thanks, Joe
  5. Thanks to all that have replied so far. I am going to try a few of the suggestions on the piece that broke off to see what happens.
  6. I have a 1949 Plymouth Woody wagon with the original rubber floor mats in it. Because they are 71 years old, of course, they are VERY brittle. I went to pick up a corner of the rear one and it just snapped off like a potato chip would snap in half. Here is my question: Is there ANYTHING that anyone knows of that would make it flexible again? Would using Linseed oil work by allowing it to be absorbed into the rubber? Any ideas??? Thanks, Joe
  7. It's the lamination between the glass. It yellows and dries out after 70+ years and moisture can get in. I don't think it can be fixed. You'd need to replace the glass.
  8. As stated above Coupes are different. Fronts - 8 cylinder cars will NOT fit a 6 cylinder car. There is a difference in the rear fenders but the difference is in the opening for the wheels. Does not affect the fit for either NY'er or Windsor, etc.... Later 47's - 48's had a larger opening than the 46-early 47's. This was accomplished by the factory making the "dogleg" smaller. The fenders with the smaller opening had a dogleg about 5" wide while the larger opening fenders had a dogleg of about 2.5" wide The reason for the larger opening was to accommodate the "balloon" tires. Joe
  9. I cannot answer that question with a definitive yes. All I know is the trans should be in neutral and then the fork is installed into the housing making sure the linkage arms should be facing down at 90 degrees.
  10. Is it a Fluid Drive? I did the same thing on my Chrysler. I took the cover off again and put the tranny in neutral. Then put the cover back on with the two shift linkage arms both facing down at 90 degrees which will be neutral. Reconnected the linkage(s). Everything worked fine after that.
  11. Hi Doug, Are these for a sedan or convertible? Because I believe the convertible ones are shorter than the sedans. I don't want to sell the extras I have right now. Sorry. Joe
  12. I know it has been a long time since my last update about the Woody. Because I was furloughed from work for a few days I decided to do some work on my cars. The first thing I did was to get the 47 T & C running again (needed the points cleaned). It fired right up. Then I jumped to the 49 Caddy - installed new water pump, fuel pump, installed oil filter housing/lines, installed new thermostat and generator bracket. I finally got to the 49 Woody today and I dropped the oil pan. All I can say is "good thing I did". There was an inch or more of sludge in the pan and the oil pickup screen was totally gummed up. I am soaking the pan and will remove the pickup screen and soak that, too. Joe
  13. I know it has been a long time since my last update about the Woody. Because I was furloughed from work for a few days I decided to do some work on my cars. The first thing I did was to get the 47 T & C running again (needed the points cleaned). It fired right up. Then I jumped to the 49 Caddy - installed new water pump, fuel pump, installed oil filter housing/lines, installed new thermostat and generator bracket. I finally got to the 49 Woody today and I dropped the oil pan. All I can say is "good thing I did". There was an inch or more of sludge in the pan and the oil pickup screen was totally gummed up. I am soaking the pan and will remove the pickup screen and soak that, too. Joe
  14. There is one picture that shows the parking brake handle(black) just below the chrome dash knob all the way on the left. It blends in pretty good.