Winter is Here… What Do YOU Want to Accomplish On Your Vintage Chrysler, Plymouth Dodge or DeSoto before Spring?
Of course, for all you lucky folks in the sun belt, or who have toasty heated workshop/garages you can disregard this concept. But for the rest of us, it’s time, go start whittling away at that “to do list” if we want to get it done this year for Spring driving.
On the 1948 Chrysler New Yorker I’m a little worried about the feel of the brake pedal…is it getting a little spongy? Not as firm as it once was? Maybe that last relaxing drive right after New Year’s weekend go something leaking…anyway no putting that one off. Need to check the master cylinder, stop light switch, wheel cylinders and brake hoses.
Another thing I want to do on the big New Yorker is break out my recently purchased Amco tool and get the brakes adjusted correctly. The big “8” stops pretty well but without dialing it in with the Amco I know there is more stopping power to be had. Gotta get to that one.
Then there is the little stuff….the emergency brake flashers that used to flash but don’t anymore….the left directional indicator that blinks on the outside but not on the dashboard, etc.
Working on the 1965 Imperial Crown
Projects on the ’65 Imperial Crown include installing new hood insulation, replacing the upper part of the speedometer cable , removing and painting the grungy valve covers and air cleaner and installing the neat new decals we have…oh and maybe installing the new door hinge stop on the drivers door, like so many of these great cars mine is broken…gotta get that one done.
Those are just a few of the boxes I want to check. How about you? What are the jobs you look forward to doing this fall on your vintage Plymouth, DeSoto, Dodge or Chrysler? Which ones are you dreading.
How do you like to work? Do you go out in the garage after dinner? Lucky enough to be able to turn wrenches during the weekdays? Or are your missions confined to weekends?
Even if you are just making a wish list, now is a great time to do it. Build a roaring fire in the fireplace, pour a cold one of whatever you like and crack open the Andy Bernbaum Auto Parts catalog or punch it in on the worldwide web.
You’ll find pretty much anything you need for your vintage Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto or Chrysler vehicle. Brake parts, engine parts, weatherstripping, engine rebuild parts for the flatheads, Hemi and Poly V8’s, glass, gas tanks, seals and bearings, etc etc etc.
If we don’t have it we probably can point you in the direction of someone who does!
Whatever you need to accomplish, Andy Bernbaum Auto Parts is ready to go to work for you!