1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe (p15)

Chet's Old Plymouths

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Sunday February 26, 2005    

Had some fun for a change.  Hard piped the exhaust and fired up the 218.  Ran the motor for about an hour and a half.  Exhaust had no smoke, at slow idle the oil pressure was 30 psi and would pump up to 41 at around 1500 rpm’s.  At slow idle the Vacuum was at 21 inches of mercury and rock steady.   I couldn’t fire up the engine during the day since the car is right by my daughter’s window and she works nights so I managed to disassemble the front passenger side wheel assembly.  The drums were just fine and it looked like the brakes were redone just before the car was taken off the road.  Brake pads looked new and the drums had no wear.   Things are coming together.