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  2. Nelkor

    Maximum Drop

    Do you recall what year ford the tie rod ends fit? The ones I bought are 48 to 50 year models. Thank you.
  3. linus6948

    TV in a COLD garage?

    I`ve had an off-brand 32in Flat Screen TV in my unheated steel shop/barn for three years now with no ill effects whatsoever. It has been subjected to temps of below zero and over 100 degrees and so far no worries.
  4. brooklynbeer

    1946 Dodge hand brake

    Thank you for the pic and the info. I guess I have it put together correctly except the repo part has a smaller diameter causing unbalanced spring compression. The nut on the bottom of the bolt I am only able to get 3 threads on and it has the spring almost totally compressed. I was hoping better from bernbaums.
  5. chrysler1941

    1946 Dodge hand brake

    This may help: HAND BRAKE ADJUSTMENT Hand brake adjustments can be made underneath the car as follows: 1. Set the hand lever in the fully released position. 2. Remove wire lock from anchor screw head and adjust screw, 2, Fig. 84, so that the band and drum have .015" to .020" clearance. 3. Lock the anchor adjusting screw by wiring the screw to anchor securely. 4. Turn the guide bolt adjusting nut (1) after loosening lock nut, until the band and drum have .015" to .020" clearance. 5. Lock the guide bolt in place with the lock nut. 6. Turn the large adjusting bolt nut (3) until the clearance at the upper half of the band and drum is .015" to .020". CAUTION: The groove in the bottom of the adjusting bolt nut must line up with the ridge on the lockwasher when proper setting is obtained. 7. Lubricate all frictional surfaces of the brake control linkage and anchor bolts with engine oil. Free play between the side of the anchor bracket on the center of the band and the anchor must not be more than .005", otherwise band distortion may result upon brake application. This free play, if excessive, may be reduced by compressing the saddle in a vise or tapping gently with a hammer against a block or anvil.
  6. casper50

    off the front deck just now.

    We get some very nice sunrises in the mornings here.
  7. chrysler1941

    Wax Capacitor on P-15 Fuel Gauge

    0.5 mfd is a 0.5 μF = microfarad . Does it say 100V or 300V ? Red ring shows minus. Old capacitors dry out and may short circuit. Changing them is always preferred. You need a 0.5 μF polarized Electrolytic Capacitor or 0.5 μF non-polarized Polyester Capacitor. Both will work as arc and noise suppressors. I would choose an axial Polyester for easier soldering.
  8. Dan Hiebert

    off the front deck just now.

    Jeez. Must be a struggle to get up every morning...
  9. The Oil Soup

    Maximum Drop

    The dropped tie rod ends I used were from Speedway ( iirc) and are the same size taper as the stock ones they replaced.
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  11. Nelkor

    Maximum Drop

    Thanks for your reply. The dropped tie rod ends I found are smaller diameter then the taper on the. steering arms. Therefore they don’t seat well. I bought some inserts from sky off road designs that take the taper down in diameter to fit ford tie rod ends but the new tie rod ends still don’t fit snug.
  12. The Oil Soup

    Maximum Drop

    I'm not sure what you mean by knuckle inserts, if you are talking about the tapered holes drilled in the steering arms I only drilled through them halfway from the underside so a cross view of those holes would be an hourglass shape.
  13. brooklynbeer

    1946 Dodge hand brake

    Ok, can someone tell me if I have this correct. Changed out the hand brake in my 46 Dodge after changing leaky rear main. The pictures I took prior to dismantling did not come out so went from manual and memory. Looking at shop manual drawings I have it correct but it is not coming together like it came off. The band is from Bernbaums. The lower spring is really compressed while the upper is barely touching. Plus I only have maybe 4 threads on the nut with the T bolt. It came off with 10 threads showing easily. What did I forget to do? It also feels snug on the drum but will turn.
  14. Brent B3B

    B4GA- 152

    thanks Wally, here is a closer look
  15. wallytoo

    B4GA- 152

    i like it. not so rusty to us easterners, either, at least from that picture.
  16. Brent B3B

    B4GA- 152

    Picked up this 1.5 ton yesterday near the Seattle area for $1.00 (one USA dollar) I named him “Buck” LOL “Swung” by and played “what the heck?” with Dodgeb4ya (what a blast!) This truck is SUCH a rust bucket!.....,. “challenge accepted”. I don’t know who I feel sorry for more, my neighbors or Julie….
  17. 1949 Wraith

    Newport wiper motor/ using the original switch

    I have a Newport wiper on my '46 Oldsmobile. The knob screws onto a 3/16" shaft with a flat spot. You could get in touch with the company and see the size of the shaft for your application and see if your present knob will fit.
  18. casper50

    off the front deck just now.

    Pre sunrise this morning at -11 outside. lol
  19. Radarsonwheels

    512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread

    Step one is the easy part. Now to make it all work again! The plastic handle was bonded or mechanically fit on there tight. I got lucky when I cut it off because I didn’t hit the spring for the button. The ratcheting operation depends on the spring pushing the button out to pull in the op rod just as much as it depends on pushing the rod in to disengage the ratchet.
  20. Radarsonwheels

    1951 Fargo 400cid on Dakota chassis

    Haha! That’s more like sewing! Just let the seam allowances protrude inside the garment where nobody can see! Looks great. My sister does super detailed cut paper ‘paintings’- usually just two colors. She’s a gallery artist. One time I asked her how she gets all the paper so clean of pencil marks- I knew she drew the images first in pencil before taking out the xacto. It would be impossible not to crinkle the fine details trying to erase the pencil. She looked at me funny like ‘really?’ and told me the pencil marks are on the back she draws it backwards hahaha
  21. Plymouthy Adams

    Wax Capacitor on P-15 Fuel Gauge

    the very specifics are shown on the cap you picture....
  22. Plymouthy Adams

    Crap Ignition Products

    at that time you have to make the call to trust what is available and do more frequent tune ups to prevent a possible ignition failure while on the road....yeah, a bit more cost, more time involved but at least to some extent they still supporting the older cars in parts...lesser quality, but support none the less. We could be stuck with no avenue to repair at all. there is still the options of electronic ignition, very limited if you staying 6 volt but again, an option. Spares in the trunk, tools to make the repair will be a given with the lesser quality parts. The less than best is better than none at all I suppose.
  23. JEGibbs

    Greetings from KY

    Ah hell your only a little over an hour away. I’m in morning view.
  24. JEGibbs

    Greetings from KY

    Yours looks a fair bit cleaner than mine haha. Ruin away man. That’s the beauty of hot rodding. There’s no wrong way.
  25. James_Douglas

    Crap Ignition Products

    Hi all, I called and talked with two of the leading Aircraft Magneto houses. Many of their magnetos use NOS point sets that are no longer available for the pre WWII aircraft. I talked with them about what had happened and the upshot of those conversations is that they have only seen one instance in the last 25 years of the blocks disintegrating like mine did. Their take is that it is a rare thing and I happen to be the unlucky one. As to the comment about a black cloud following me around, hardly, I am the luckiest guy in the world in many ways. What pissed me off was that the failure killed a NOS cam lobe. How many of those have you seen on ebay in the last 10 years? So, I guess I can be reasonably certain that I can go back to my stash of NOS points...But, I would check about 2 weeks after installing a new set to make sure it is not premature wearing just in case. If it looks good at 2 weeks it should be good for a long time I hope. But the question still remains, once the NOS or NORS stock dries up, what then?
  26. JEGibbs

    Greetings from KY

    If finances allow I would be more than excited to put a big mopar in. Finding one may be trouble around here though. Is there an overdrive trans that will bolt up to a rb?
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