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Joe Cocuzza

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  1. Maybe stick a piece of wire into the outlet and see if it is clogged. I have blown air from the fuel pump BACK into the tank and I could hear the bubbles in the tank. I think your outlet is clogged.
  2. It appears that the owner was driving at 20 MPH while taking pics of the dashboard!!! I sure hope that wasn't the case...... Nice car BTW
  3. The T & C looks EXACTLY like mine. If I didn't know any better I'd swear someone took a picture of mine. BTW, are they for sale?
  4. I would leave it alone as the majority of these doors (plastic) are cracked. If you start to mess with it you might make it worse or crack it. That's just my opinion - from experience.
  5. The parking brake is actually connected to the rear of the transmission. It has the driveshaft connected to it. It is a round "drum" with a lining, which is inside a "band", on the outside. When you pull the brake handle up the lining compresses onto the drum. When you release the handle the "band" should expand and free the "drum" allowing the trans/driveshaft to spin. The lining/band on yours may be stuck to the drum. It may just need some "help" releasing and/or the spring mechanism may need to be adjusted or lubed to move freely. Also, sometimes the lining breaks away from the band and can become wedged against the drum not allowing it to spin.
  6. Depending on the length - Chrysler & DeSoto used a longer block/head/manifold - Dodge & Plymouth used a shorter block. The longer block would measure 25". It looks like a typical Mopar flathead 6 manifold. How much are you asking for it?
  7. Try OldMoparts. They sell a gasket set plus the seal(s).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. https://www.chevsofthe40s.com/detail/14060/Chevrolet_Gas_Tank_Steel_Original_Style_Except_3Passenger.html
  12. 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
  13. 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 luck with it. Joe
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. "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. IMHO
  18. 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 Installed new: water pump fuel pump plug wires distributor cap -only cleaned the points . Ran a remote gas can to the new fuel pump and tried to start the car. It started in 1/2 a turn but I noticed (fortunately) that gas was shooting out of the vent holes on the top of the carb. Of course, it was shooting directly onto the coil and the distributor - not a good place for that. I quickly shut the motor off. So I was not sure whether or not to rebuild the carb. I had to go to NAPA about something unrelated and I mentioned this problem to the guy working the counter. Lucky for me he rebuilt carbs for 40 years and he said that there was probably something clogging the ports and that I should go home and gently tap around the carb with a small hammer to see if that helps. Well I did that and then started the car. NO LEAKS from the carb. Hurray!!!! And that motor, after running for a short time, sounded so good and was rock solid with no vibration(s)/noises/smoke whatsoever. I then dropped the gas tank. I was going to have it cleaned and sealed but I opted for a new one along with a sending unit. Haven't had the chance to install it yet - weather got cold. That's where I am at this point. After the gas tank is in I will move on to redoing the brakes and installing the new tires - probably not until the spring - but who knows.
  19. 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 Installed new: water pump fuel pump plug wires distributor cap -only cleaned the points . Ran a remote gas can to the new fuel pump and tried to start the car. It started in 1/2 a turn but I noticed (fortunately) that gas was shooting out of the vent holes on the top of the carb. Of course, it was shooting directly onto the coil and the distributor - not a good place for that. I quickly shut the motor off. So I was not sure whether or not to rebuild the carb. I had to go to NAPA about something unrelated and I mentioned this problem to the guy working the counter. Lucky for me he rebuilt carbs for 40 years and he said that there was probably something clogging the ports and that I should go home and gently tap around the carb with a small hammer to see if that helps. Well I did that and then started the car. NO LEAKS from the carb. Hurray!!!! And that motor, after running for a short time, sounded so good and was rock solid with no vibration(s)/noises/smoke whatsoever. I then dropped the gas tank. I was going to have it cleaned and sealed but I opted for a new one along with a sending unit. Haven't had the chance to install it yet - weather got cold. That's where I am at this point. After the gas tank is in I will move on to redoing the brakes and installing the new tires - probably not until the spring - but who knows.
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