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Joe Cocuzza

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  1. Try OldMoparts. They sell a gasket set plus the seal(s).
  2. In the ad it states that the front clip had been repainted. I took a look at the pictures and even the doors look "off" as far as the color goes.
  3. I had a couple of these back in the 90's. One was Mustard Yellow and the other one was this same green. The most valuable thing(s) about these cars are the "soccer ball" wheels.
  4. Could be a couple of things. The top may be out of adjustment Or the top cylinder pump on that side is not working. It could have leaked the fluid or it could just be stuck. You could try to "help" it while someone operates the lever. You could try "assisting" that side to see what happens, too.
  5. https://www.chevsofthe40s.com/detail/14060/Chevrolet_Gas_Tank_Steel_Original_Style_Except_3Passenger.html
  6. Maybe it's just me BUT if I were looking to buy this one I would do a thorough inspection underneath seeing how, as the seller states, the "car has been off the road for years" and, as seen in the pictures, stored in an open carport - ON DIRT!!!! Plus, I see some substantial rust in the quarter panel
  7. Hi Jeff, That's the car I had spoken to the owner about months before it was put on Ebay. I wanted to buy it but he wanted to wait. Anyway, did you get the original engine and trans with the car? The car now has a V8 and Hydramatic in it, right? If I had bought it I would have replaced the V8 with the original engine and trans. But that's just me. I know the owner stated that the dashboard was "modified" so I can see why you need another one. Did you get the missing "header" that goes in the front section of the interior of the roof panel? Hopefully so. Good
  8. I see two holes in the door jamb. Shouldn't there be a Serial Number tag there or did Chrysler move it to a different location by then. I know earlier cars had it there. Maybe it's in the glove box from when the car was repainted. Also, the "CROWN" on the door panel looks to be broken off. That may be a difficult part to locate. However, it looks like a nice car judging from these pics.
  9. No pics of under the hood. If that is the original color then the firewall should be the same. Most of the time when a car is painted a different color the firewall is NOT changed to match the new color. Also, I see green overspray on the trunk lid weatherstrip so I think there was some "touching up" done.
  10. Agree.... Also, no pics of the "original" interior. Plus, if someone wants to protect the underside of a car at least mask off the area/parts you don't want overspray on. It just looks sloppy and rushed with all the overspray.
  11. "I admit the woodwork looks nice and professional to me" Plymouthcranbrook, I hope you were saying this in jest. That woodwork is FAR from even looking "professional" let alone actually being done professionally. Maybe my viewpoint is skewed a bit because I have owned, and still do, "factory" woodies and this car doesn't even come close to replicating them in style/fit/finish. I have seen some cars made into "woodies" and the workmanship was impeccable. This one, NOPE!!!! Just because someone "slaps" some real wood on a car doesn't make it a Woodie or more valuable.
  12. It has been quite a while since any update on the 49 Caddy so here is one After getting it all cleaned up I FINALLY moved on to the mechanics. I removed all the plugs and sprayed WD-40 into each cylinder and then turned the motor by hand. Cleaned all the plugs and re-installed them. Cleaned and flushed the radiator and installed it with new hoses and thermostat. Installed new (correct) early valve cover gaskets. Drained/dropped oil pan and cleaned out about 1" of sludge. Painted and reinstalled with new gaskets. Installed new battery box with new battery Inst
  13. It has been quite a while since any update on the 49 Caddy so here is one After getting it all cleaned up I FINALLY moved on to the mechanics. I removed all the plugs and sprayed WD-40 into each cylinder and then turned the motor by hand. Cleaned all the plugs and re-installed them. Cleaned and flushed the radiator and installed it with new hoses and thermostat. Installed new (correct) early valve cover gaskets. Drained/dropped oil pan and cleaned out about 1" of sludge. Painted and reinstalled with new gaskets. Installed new battery box with new battery Inst
  14. It has been quite a while since any update on the 49 Caddy so here is one After getting it all cleaned up I FINALLY moved on to the mechanics. I removed all the plugs and sprayed WD-40 into each cylinder and then turned the motor by hand. Cleaned all the plugs and re-installed them. Cleaned and flushed the radiator and installed it with new hoses and thermostat. Installed new (correct) early valve cover gaskets. Drained/dropped oil pan and cleaned out about 1" of sludge. Painted and reinstalled with new gaskets. Installed new battery box with new battery Inst
  15. Here in NE Pa. it was hard to tell how much actually fell by the time I got out to start moving it because we had a wintry mix and it kind of tamped the snow down a bit - so I am saying we got around 10"-12". Weather was saying 16"-24" so they were off by a bit. At 2 AM I started to shovel a path so I could at least get one car out (it was too early to use the snow blower). I was able to get a car out at 3:30 am and went to shovel an office building I have. Returned home around 5 AM (still too early to use the blower) so I kept shoveling. Around 7 AM I started the blower but it was g
  16. Thanks for all the replies/advice. Maybe I wasn't very clear in my OP about what I was asking. I DO NOT want to seal/treat the inside of the new tank as that is not recommended by the manufacturers of the sealing kits. Also, I forgot to mention that the exterior of the tank has some sort of "oily" substance on it so maybe it already has been treated to prevent it from starting to rust. If I want to paint it I would need to remove that oily stuff before trying to paint it I wanted to know if I should prep/coat/paint the OUTSIDE of the tank prior to installing it. I believe i
  17. So here's the situation...I know it is probably a matter of opinion... I bought a new gas tank for my 49 caddy. According to the seller it is made from the same type of metal as the original. I called the seller and asked if it is recommended to paint/undercoat the tank before installing it. The answer was "no". It was also stated that the new tank will "rust just like the original one because it is made from the same metal"????? Sooooooo... Should I or shouldn't I at least try to protect the tank BEFORE installing it? I am leaning towards cleaning the outs
  18. The guy driving the car on the left looks like Benny Hill................
  19. This car is less than 15 minutes from me and I have been thinking about going to look at it. I certainly do not need another one....
  20. Look on Ebay. There are quite a few. Maybe the one you need is listed Joe
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