Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10
Technical Discussion / 1952 Cranbrook overdrive issue
« Last post by John Klosterman on June 25, 2020, 12:11:23 AM »
I have a 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook coupe with 53K.  It has a 3 speed transmission with overdrive.  When I lock the overdrive out the transmission performs flawlessly.  When I lock the overdrive in, the overdrive usually shifts into 4th gear (o/d) without an issue.  Occasionally, when I shift into high gear, it misses the gear and acts like the transmission is in neutral.  The engine revs up but high gear is not there.  I went through the solonoid and the kickdown switch and all appears normal.  When I got the car the previous owner had changed the transmission gear oil.  I do not know what weight oil he used or if it was synthetic.  I also changed the gear using synthetic 75/90 weight oil.  I now understand using synthetic gear oil can affect the operation of the transmission causing the sun gear not to slide to engage the planetary gear locking the o/d.  Is there any way to get the synthetic gear oil cleaned off of the internal parts so I can put the proper gear oil into the transmission (GL1) so this problem can be resolved without removing and disassembling the entire transmission, cleaning every part?  Help!
Technical Discussion / Re: Parts for power bleeder
« Last post by my33ply on June 23, 2020, 09:15:13 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I had a friend that had several old master cylinders and I was able to do just that. I made two, so I have a spare.
General Discussion / Re: PT81
« Last post by Gina1939 on June 23, 2020, 07:11:47 AM »
Thanks Go,
I spoke to one garage that would not be able to start on it for a year. I agree it would be great to keep it in the family but none of the grandkids want or care about it. I hope to begin cleaning it up today. Thanks for the encouragement!
General Discussion / Re: PT81
« Last post by Gina1939 on June 23, 2020, 06:59:42 AM »
Thank you so much for your response. I guess I just needed affirmation from someone. I will begin today.
Thanks again,
General Discussion / Re: PT81
« Last post by Go Fleiter on June 23, 2020, 06:58:30 AM »
 let one expert person check up, what work/ money/ time Bills suggestion needs to be fulfilled.

Frame rust, brakedrums pitted...
Than You have some facts to decide on proceedings.
We would like to see it kept in Your family!
Good luck!
General Discussion / Re: PT81
« Last post by Bill Davis on June 22, 2020, 11:42:57 PM »
I will say that you need to decide how much of the work you are willing to do yourself (or if you know a friend that will help you) and/or
how "deep your pockets are" if you wish to take it to a restorer.  It's your decision, but if it was mine, i would just get it running/stopping/
driveable, clean it up and then decide what you want to do to it in the end.  Once it is running/stopping/driveable vehicle, you can decide if you
want to go further with a restoration, like paint, upholstery, etc.
Technical Discussion / Re: Parts for power bleeder
« Last post by Bill Davis on June 22, 2020, 11:32:40 PM »
Well you could always purchase a new master cylinder, drill out and tap your old master cylinder's cap and use this cap for your power bleeder, then use the new master's
cap on the current master cylinder after bleeding brakes.

Parts and Paper / Re: 1933 Plymouth PD Part Needed
« Last post by Bill Davis on June 22, 2020, 11:20:02 PM »
Contact AMS Obsolete if you have not already done so.  I searched their part number data base, but the number was not found.
But, that does not mean that they do not have one or know where you might be able to find one.  Go to their website and send them
an email with your request.

Parts and Paper / Re: ## PD Carb Needle Valve
« Last post by Bill Davis on June 22, 2020, 11:12:30 PM »
Have you looked at  ?  Go there, look up your model number and see a photo of the carb kit they sell for it.
It appears they sell a kit for a BBR-1.  The photo looks like it comes with a needle and seat.

Technical Discussion / Re: Speedo cable
« Last post by CHS on June 21, 2020, 11:22:37 AM »
since you have the speedometer out check to see if there is a lubricating wick. MY 55 has one. I would remove it and put some penetrating oil in it let it soak in then try to turn  where the cable connects by hand.
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk