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A club for those who are keeping their truck original, stock, with minor or no modifications from factory.

  1. What's new in this club
  2. aww you caught me no they don't rub, I added a 1" spacer I made from an old brake rotors from a 2000 Mazda Protégé. cut out the centers drilled some 5/8" holes with 1" counter sink on both sides (for the "rim locks") replaced the wheel bolts (with longer ones) and prettied them up I knew that Mazda was good for something!
  3. The DOT 5 fluid in my '48 still holds pressure 19 years later... I replaced the draft tube with a PCV valve on the '49 and the engine compartment doesn't smoke nor does the engine drip oil there...I have plans to add the tube from the oil fill tube to the air filter to siphon off any other crankcase gases to further clean up the engine compartment... also added the ground stud to the fuel level sending unit to eliminate any guesswork and minimize any future surprise pedestrian activities
  4. The tank unit in my 52 Fargo was hopelessly ruined. I had a nos tank unit for a 54 Plymouth so I cut the float arm from it and from my 52 Fargo. I welded the float arms together so it matched what the truck needed. My gauge now works perfectly. If fate intervenes I will eventually get another 54 Plymouth which will (of course) need a tank unit. Removal of the inner cover often knocks off the resistance cone which is well nigh impossible to repair.
  5. just upgraded this weekend from 6.5x 16 Bias to 215/85/16 radials on our B4D
  6. vinegar bath

    Thats awesome. I gotta try that, I have a lot of little pieces / parts that could use plating . That will be a fun project for me to tinker with
  7. Guess ill get by with one until I find one guess there like hen teeth
  8. Webmaster I see you up graded to electric I have elect. wipers on my 49 b1b one of the transmission doesn work I was wondering if the one on a vacuum will work ?
  9. vinegar bath

    set up my own this weekend, works VERY well. I used 1000ml of vinegar, 100g of Epson salts, two sections of roofing zinc strips and stir.... let sit over night and hooked two D cell batteries up, + to the zinc and - to a wire holding my part. watch for the bubbles again, let it sit for 10- 20min rinse with water (distilled), dry with air hose, polish if wanted with steel wool, and enjoy
  10. I think the site will good Im doing the same finding parts is a problem mines a 1949 b1b Ive got a bad tranny been trying to find a source for parts also trying find a replacement I thought mine was almost done When the oil pressure droped and tranny started acting up?
  11. I used my axle shafts. All I did was unbolt the 4.10 center section once I had the axles out and bolted the 3.54 center in as a complete unit. I had to reshim the axle shaft end play though.
  12. Where did you mount it, Column, dash or other? Do you think a vacuum side would be helpful on the same gauge?
  13. Did you change the axle shafts along with the punkin Or just the gears? i put the guts of the 3.73 in the 4.1 housing changed the side gears so I could use the original longer shafts
  14. vinegar bath

    Negative... I have a screw loose but not the one I need i couldn't get it cut with a dremel, so I drilled it and I am on the edge of the hole, soaking the shaft/ blade with pb blaster. I had to leave it and walk away..... I tend to focus to the point of destruction Thanks for asking
  15. I changed the center section of my rear axle with a 3.54 from a Plymouth for better cruising speeds. I also added an AUX plug on the radio in my truck so I'm not stuck with AM radio. Other than that, I added a factory spare tire holder, I added electric wipers from a junk yard truck, I stained and varnished the bed wood, and my truck originally had a black bed that I painted body color. Everything else is stock on my truck. It drives and runs great!
  16. I would love to have a nice 802 radio and speaker even though we dont get any good AM stations anymore .... no english speaking music that I know of. Some news talk but mostly Mexican stations since I live about 30 miles as the crow flies from the US/Mexico border. However, I would still love to have one eventually. I do want to get a rear bumper for it. Eventually a tachometer would be really nice to have when I can afford it. 12v ones are easy to find but the 6v are pricey so that will have to wait. John
  17. One thing I did was replace the clevis pin that secures the gas pedal rod to the bell crank with a bolt that has a machined shaft that I got at Ace hardware. It fits perfect and eliminates all the side to side slop in the gas pedal.I tried a new clevis pin but the fit was still a tad sloppy so I went with the bolt . The only other thing I can think of is the PO installed a 3:54 pumpkin in the stock housing which is great because pretty much all we have where I live is wide open level desert roads, mostly hwy with few to no real hills. I love it.
  18. vinegar bath

    Yup, thats what I used. I had a few laying around so I put them to work I've never done any plating but I have thought trying it. I have a friend thats done some here and there on small parts. Hey did you get the set screw loose? Its so annoying to have one little thing like that hold everything up.
  19. I'm using a Westac, works great. I went with a face like the old Sun style, max rpm 3500.
  20. I will eventually add a BW R 10 overdrive transmission, a quality dash fan, floor shifter for my three speed, door lock on the driver door, I have the mechanism, a custom canvas camper, i have it designed, new cab mounts, 2nd heater dedicated for defrosting, dash camcorder, manifold oven, andcwould like to design a means to lock down the hood wings. There is always some small item to add..
  21. I looked at having a tach/ vacuum gauge made for my b3b from westac..... i haven't ruled it out yet i have the lighter, ash tray, rear view mirror and pass side visor For my b4 and HH I need the pass side visor and I would like the factory two speed rear controls for my HH (right now it is only a "high/low" knob)
  22. A "Hidden upgrade" i have done in my b3b would be the 3.73 gears in the rear instead of the 4.1
  23. One I'm ready to test while driving is my floor shifter for the three speed transmission and the three speed BW R 10 overdrive. It will accomplish several upgrades that I want. One is to add some modernity to the cabin, especially when used with bucket seats, two it will eliminate all the sometime troublesome rod linkages under the floor, three if I wish, I can option an overdrive thumb switch button and eliminate the floor stepdown switch to name a few goals. It's ready to install, one I'm satisfied with how it works, then I will redo all parts for a professional look. This looks similar to previous photos, but there are some minute yet significant changes.