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Re: 1951 Plymouth Cambridge [Re: Sniper] #2710470
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Spent some time yesterday o it with my son. Got rid of the peep mirror and put on a pair of swan neck mirrors.

Got the wipers sorted out as well.


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Re: 1951 Plymouth Cambridge [Re: Sniper] #2711097
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beautiful car!


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Thanks, it really photographs better than it is.

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Cool car, looks pretty decent and it's nice that it's found a good home.
I don't know squat about Mopars of that era, and was surprised by the heater location and the wheelhouse room.
Had to laugh about the wipers & horn: yup, 6V devices on 12V sure get peppy !
Did a reducer on a '53 F250's wiper motor when I converted it to 12V Neg ground & alternator; it was OK but not to modern standards.
Big wheels & tires on that car would be pretty amusing...something like a vintage TransAm deal rather than the typical Gasser stuff...
But stock-appearing is cool, too.

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I am probably going to go with a PWM controller for the wipers, unless I can find someone that rebuilds and converts them to 12v, I have my old one that is in sad shape wiring wise.

As for the look, I am thinking vintage NASCAR

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Originally Posted by Sniper


... As for the look, I am thinking vintage NASCAR

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That'd be pretty cool. Definitely something different. up

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Originally Posted by Sniper
Thanks, it really photographs better than it is.



doesn't have to be show car quality to be a beautiful car.


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Got the new gauge cluster wired and installed. Everything worked first try. Always nice when that happens, though if you take your time and double check everything that usually happens.

Kinda blurry, I'll have to retake this.


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This looks great.


Trying out bilstein shock and I'm very pleased how easy and smooth it is to drive my pickup in rocky terrain.
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Thanks to all for the kind words. These old cars can be fun and they keep you on your toes. No computer to crutch things for you. If somethings wrong you'll know about it right now.

We had a cold front roll in the other day, like a 50 degree drop and the Plymouth was running poorly that morning. I figured it just need the winter tune up to make it happy.

Nope, I had put in new plug wires and number 4 had popped off the distributor cap whistling

Found it today. I went ahead put in a new set of plugs and repositioned my wiper arms so they didn't hit. Tried to check the timing and dwell. The FSM calls for a 450-500 rpm idle speed. It was at 1600 rpm. My dwell meter is so old I don't remember the last time I used it and it reads funky, 20 degrees vs spec of 38. Not to mention my vacuum gauge is MIA. So I ordered a fancy automotive multimeter and a new vacuum testing kit. Supposed to be here Saturday, in which case I will finish tuning the engine. Right now I can only go by the idle speed drop method and I don't like that one. Can't find my feeler gauges so I ordered a new set. I suspect all this will do is encourage me to turning the distributor into an electronic one based on marrying a /6 distributor with the flathead's.

Had to repower the heater blower as I had it hooked up to constant 12v rather than switched. Got the cigar lighter wired up now as well. That was the last of the gauge cluster wiring to do. Finding the proper connector was a PITA though, DORMAN 85845 in case anyone is looking. Now I can power my phone that I use to stream music through my hidden audio system. Which I still need to put the final amp and voltage controller in. Right now it's just running off a homebrew BT amp and it sounds tinny as heck, almost like AM radio, lol.


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Re: 1951 Plymouth Cambridge [Re: Sniper] #2716444
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What does the end of your new doesn't fit anything wiper arm look like?

W900B flat window Kenworths use a blade similar to what you have except instead if the hook deal you have, they just have a bolt that goes through it. Blade is about 18" long. You might be able to cut it down if it's too long.

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Thanks for the wiper lead. I ended up sorting it out by buying a set of ANCO 4102 arms and initially a set of ANCO 2015 blade assemblies. The book called for ANCO 2012 but I figured a 15" set of blades would cover more than the 12's. As it turned out the 2015's are not only longer but the attachment parts are not compatible with the 4102 arms. I ended up getting a set of the 2012 blade assemblies and everything worked.

My other option was to get a set of ANCO 4103 arms to keep the 15" blades. I may end up going tithe 4103's in any even because if I do then replacement blade assemblies will be an off teh shelf item, whereas almost no one carries refills anymore and the odds of finding a blade assembly that fits the 4102 arms off the shelf is minimal.

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Cold weather rolled in and the Cambridge needed babying till it warmed up a bit. Time to adjust the automatic choke. Back then things were a bit different. Supposed to get below freezing here Monday, we'll see how the new adjustments worked. Choke setup

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Gathering up some hot rod parts for the 218. Right now a bit of bling for the side covers.

Nice, heavy duty Made in USA side covers for your viewing pleasure.


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More hot rod stuff, split exhaust. Again, made in America, very heavy duty too. Now to sort out what muffler(s) I want to run. I like the sound of Super Turbos but finding a sound clip of a flathead Mopar 6 with split exhaust that also says what muffler they are running is tough. Also got the intake water heat plate.


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Got the carb rebuilt, a few minor issues found. For Christmas I got an ultrasonic cleaner for a gift, put it to work on the carb. Did a very good job.

Carter BB rebuild

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More hop up goodies for the flat head.

Now to decide carbs.

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Re: 1951 Plymouth Cambridge [Re: Sniper] #2738687
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Been kinda following along on this but didn't realize 'til just now you also have a blog about it as well. Your web page is VERY well written and laid out!

Go check out Sniper's page! The Sniper's Nest

Big thumbs to the project and your website!

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Thanks, I have seat belts to put in next.

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