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Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Rob Roche on October 17, 2010, 07:30:51 AM
Bought another old Plymouth. It was on Ebay. Drug it home yesterday. This on is actually big enough for the whole Fam Damily!

A 1974 Plymouth Voyager Sport 1 ton. 360 4bbl, upscale trim, Alpine white with a B-7 Blue stripe. The PO stored the three rear bench seats in a shed since new. They're MINT! Fuel system is full of gunk. Tanks (yes, it has two) were bone dry until the seller put gas in it to start it. Then I cam along and drove it down a bumpy road. AAA ended up bringing it home for me.

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It seems to have two vin tags? One is metal and riveted on, the other is one of those sticker things.
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Der Vinder stickernen!
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Today it gets a new fuel filter and the engine gets degreased.


Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 17, 2010, 09:22:51 AM
I would love a SWB one of those.  Scooby-doooooo
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 17, 2010, 09:22:53 AM
great find!!
Keep the front "Cookie Monster" seat covers--they are soooo 70's!!
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(http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/zzzcookiemonster.jpg) (http://somebodystolemytwinkie.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/cookie-monster-diet.jpg)
CBarge2010-10-17 14:26:20
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 17, 2010, 09:31:31 AM
It is normal on the truck and van lines to see two tags.
If the van is riding on the old style 16.5 split rims and tires,swap them out for modern 16" wheels and cheaper radial tires.
They dont call the split rims "widow makers" for nothing and the 16.5 tires are getting tougher to find.
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Rob Roche on October 17, 2010, 10:44:06 AM
It's got the 16.5's but they're not split. Also got a set of Ford 16" 8 lug rims thrown in. I think I'll use those. Your right, 16.5's are more expensive!

Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 17, 2010, 11:06:47 AM
What size 16.5?? i can convert the size for you.
IIRC, LT2457516 or 2358516 should work.
The Phord rims will bolt right on.Not sure of the hubcaps will go on.Some of the older ones had clips welded on the rims to keep them on.
CBarge2010-10-17 16:08:16
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Rob Roche on October 17, 2010, 12:28:58 PM
Stock (and what's on the front now, there's a pair of 16" Phords on the back) is 8.75-16.5 load range E. What's that convert to in a 16"? Tire height is bang on but I'd like a little wider....The stock Ford Wheels I have are 16X6. The hubcaps fit just fine. Not sure what the Phord wheels have on them but they're to tall.

Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 17, 2010, 01:07:47 PM
The 6 inch rims limit you from going wider.
Luckily the bolt pattern has not changed in years and the aftermarket has tons of rims available in 7-8- and 9 inches wide and you can put a 2657016 tire in them.
The best and most popular size to install on your 16X6 rims is the LT2457516  Load range E which has an outer diameter of 30.5.
The last generation of B2500/3500 series vans used this size so clearance should not be an issue.
CBarge2010-10-17 18:09:34
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Rob Roche on October 17, 2010, 01:31:06 PM
Thanks! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Steve on October 17, 2010, 02:20:18 PM
What engine
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Rob Roche on October 17, 2010, 02:28:37 PM
360 4bbl

Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 17, 2010, 03:05:30 PM
Pre-smog heads on that motor.
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 17, 2010, 03:18:12 PM
Why is your cherry picker pink??
CBarge2010-10-17 20:18:34
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Rob Roche on October 17, 2010, 04:15:13 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) that's what the desert sun does to el-cheapo paint! It used to be the same color as the lift cylinder. I guess che po the painter put to much lead in that batch and not enough in the other when he painted it.

Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Rob Roche on October 17, 2010, 04:30:35 PM
Just went and measured things...245/75R16's (what's on my '03 GMC) are to big! They won't clear the fenders. about an inch to tall.

I used the original Polyglass wideoval 8.75-16.5 spare from the Plymouth, set it beside the 245/75R16 on the GMC and there's a big difference.


Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Rob Roche on October 17, 2010, 04:41:44 PM
Answering my own question....checked tire rack and a 235/75R16 is as close as I can get.

Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 17, 2010, 05:05:15 PM
Problem is the 2357516 is not available in a ten ply tire.
I never recommend installng a lighter tire on a truck or van that calls for a heavy tire.
You may have to go to a LT22575R16 Load Range E
It has an O.D. of 29.3--a little smaller but much closer to the original size (29.80) and still be available in a ten ply tire.
CBarge2010-10-17 22:12:20
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Steve on October 17, 2010, 05:51:23 PM
Quote from: CBarge
 
Why is your cherry picker pink??


 
He needs it to get his butt behind the wheel  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Steve on October 17, 2010, 05:55:25 PM
You said the 18's will fit.  18" are easy to get.  Why not look at a lower profile 18. 
 
Or you could find a set of 17's off a newer 2500/3500.
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Dan Cluley on October 18, 2010, 12:18:53 AM
Looks like a good family hauler.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
 
I'm curious about that extra panel & window between the front and rear doors on the pass side.  I've noticed some of the older vans were that way, but don't think I've seen it on any of the newer ones.
Title: Bought another old Plymouth
Post by: Brian on October 18, 2010, 07:38:04 AM

Man your ahead of the trends...Vans are coming back into style.

Very cool van you got there.  Congrats!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

thrashingcows2010-10-18 12:38:15