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  2. DJ194950

    Oil Pan Installation

    Instructions that came from the gasket company that made my pan gasket said Do Not trim the ends! First time I had even had worked on flat 6's I trimmed the gasket ends and it leaking almost immediately, but I Did cut them almost flush. I had to redo it. Not fun! DJ
  3. soth122003

    Bought a new gadget I hopefully won't have to use.

    My speedo did the same thing once before. Lubed the speedo and the cable and the problem was fixed. I've also jumped mine before using 12 volts. Pos to the eng block and neg to the starter cable at the starter solenoid. Joe Lee
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  5. Someone (I apologize for not being able to give credit.) on one of the threads recommended GROTE as a good make of taillight so I bought one for each side of my B3B. The driver side light has the clear license plate window and the passenger side does not. These are nice lights and I couldn't be more pleased. They are well built, appear to be waterproof, and both come with a bulb and a two wire pigtail. The pigtail runs through a waterproof grommet. The mounting studs fit the holes in my reproduction license plate holders perfectly. Best of all, they look good and cost about 1/5 the cost of the licensed reproductions. The only two things I'm going to change is replace the 12V bulb with a 6V and then (maybe) stencil the word "Dodge" on the plastic lens. https://www.grote.com/products/50882-4-steel-two-stud-mount-stoptailturn-lamp-red/ (with license plate window) https://www.grote.com/products/50892-4-steel-two-stud-mount-stoptailturn-lamp-red/ (without license plate window)
  6. Los_Control

    512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread

    Not really a problem, just need to get a taller hat
  7. hurnleft

    Jaguar front clip

    Hi, Yes, it's RHD and ex South African. I'm rubbish at driving LHD so this is a great way for me to get a classic American car. Sorry I don't know any production figures. Cheers, Bob.
  8. belvedere666

    Headlight Switch

    Ok. So I’m out here today. What i discovered is that i have only two wires that say parking lights. (EZ labels the wires) one says front left. other says rear left. i had them plugged into the two plugs that appear to be linked next to the “p”. The upper left and middle. I separated them and put the left rear into the top “T” plug and the left front into the top “p” plug. all parking lights and tail lights work. the confusion was in the labeling. i was looking for a plug for all 4 lights. i didn’t know that the “left” wire would power the right. got it figured out. Thanks for the help!
  9. Fernando Mendes

    B3-B drum.

    This left front drum was in my PU since 1987 when I bought it.It broke and we welded it.I think it is original.I put another drum(not original).How can I buy another original like this one?
  10. Radarsonwheels

    512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread

    Now the weight of the snow is pushing it down into the bed but the cab is where I have raw steel to protect. We’re getting hammered in PA
  11. Andydodge

    Jaguar front clip

    Hurnleft.........from the number plate I assume you are in England? and as its a South African car is it RHD?..........I had a South African 1941 Plymouth Coupe, factory Detroit Export RHD assembled in Sth Africa.............do you have access to production numbers in South Africa?............regards, andyd
  12. Los_Control

    Hound dog hauler

    I let it run for a good long time, eventually it did creep up over 190, we talking idle for 40 min in the driveway. Now I need to flush it again, with all the crap I pulled out of it with the welsh plugs removed, maybe pull a bottom plug and flush some more. Either way I made a lot of progress on the cooling system and again, hoping to use the engine for a year or two, while other issues are sorted, then tear in and do a engine rebuild. I made a short video of it running, it has a ticking noise and using a wood stick, have chased it down to timing chain area. pistons and valves seem pretty quiet. I showed my temporary temp gauge, glass is cloudy from years of storage, but it is sitting at 180. Took forever to get up over 160 And I do not have a T-stat installed at this time, that may also help .... radiator is shot and has leaks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4VJ58jtkzc&feature=youtu.be
  13. PT81Jan

    Droopy door handle

    Radarsonwheels, my PT had a hanging door handle on the driver side like yours. I really didn`t like that hanging thing, so I put it on to the to do list for the winter. But just some weeks ago the handle completely gave in and was hanging vertically down. I expected a broken spring. I pulled out the door latch assembly saw no obvious damage. After dismantling the latch assembly and figure out how these parts work together it was clear the reason was wear. Enclosed some pictures, which may help to understand and fix the latch in case yours has got the same problem: Blue arrows shows the edge which was worn. The green line indicates where the edge should be. I fixed this by welding material to the latch and grind it to correct length. Note: It helps a lot to draw the outlines to a board before welding (picture 4). So it is easier to grind the edge to the proper length. Picture 5 shows the worn edge (red line) which led to a gap to the rotating piece (green line) and thus to the wobbly/hanging handle Picture 6 displays the fixed edge. No gap - no wobble, no hanging handle 😊
  14. John Rogers

    True to its nickname.....Doggie Dish.

    Seeing Mack the Fingers post reminds me of a very fond memory of my Mom Dad and I from when I was about 10. We lived in Tucson and we took a little day trip into the desert not far from where I live now to look for "Desert Roses" . Dad brought come Chef Boyardee spaghetti with us to eat for lunch. Well he forgot to bring something to heat it on . So he too the hubcap off our car it was a Vega so no loss there and built a first under it . Then he set the opened can on top of it and let it heat up. After a few minutes I look at the can and the heat had made the contents of the can rise up in a tall spaghetti column like a push pop almost to the point of collapsing onto the hubcap and ground. I brought it to my Dads attention and he hurriedly poked a the wedge shaped end of the still new/ unused tire iron lug wrench into it to shove it back into the can all the time laughing . Dad was a hoot. One night when Mom was at my Aunts house next door Dad decided to make his own corn nuts. He drained and salted a can of hominys and put them on a flat cookie sheet type thing and put them into the toaster oven to roast and get crunchy. Long story short.... after a while all of the sudden they started to explode like firecrackers just as Mom walked in the front door. Dad wasnt allowed to use the kitchen for a while after that. I sure do miss them both. John
  15. Russell Winje

    Heater duct and stuff

    Great, Thanks.
  16. Frank Elder

    Jaguar front clip

    Nice car, it’s not very often that we get to see the De Soto version of the P-15, good luck in your endeavors.
  17. Los_Control

    Hound dog hauler

    Ok, the trick was to rotate the plug wires 1 position ccw, #1 is now 5 0'clock, fired right up and ran fine. Now need to fill it with water and test the cooling system. Wish me luck, pretty obvious brains are not getting me far outside water is all winterized, going to be filling jugs
  18. Radarsonwheels

    512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread

    That one was from pep boys and it was a ‘med pickup ext cab shortbed’. It could cover the nose or the tail but neither bumper. I went back this AM and exchanged it for a four door shortbed medium size pickup and it fits much better- around both bumpers with no slop on the ground. The problem is our cabs are taller than modern trucks and also I have a ‘long shortbed’ I am at 6’ 10” or so instead of 6 or 8.
  19. Don Coatney

    True to its nickname.....Doggie Dish.

    Upgrade.
  20. Not mine, but near me if anyone wants me to look. https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/1953-black-meadowbrook/6743536658.html
  21. Navy Chief

    Running Board Compatibility

    After looking over some pictures I am not sure, they look like they fit quite a bit differently on the 1.5 and 2 tons... They are lower from the cab and stick out further to match the larger front fenders...
  22. Los_Control

    Running Board Compatibility

    A photo of my 3/4 ton, they simply end at rear of cab. As far as I know, the front fenders on big trucks are different for the larger tires. But the actual cab did not change, as far as I know.
  23. Navy Chief

    Running Board Compatibility

    I was thinking the same thing, the cabs are the same, was not sure about the frame height though.. May require a bit of trimming on the straight part that is along the cab. That would be perfect, cab length is what I need for my stake bed.
  24. Los_Control

    Running Board Compatibility

    I would only guess, the cabs would be same, the short boards are cab length, I would say they are the same. The long ones for a pickup bed, the wheel base would come into play.
  25. Does anybody know if the short running boards from a 1.5/2 ton will fit a 1 ton? I found a decent deal on a pair for my project that needs a set....
  26. Dodgeb4ya

    Heater duct and stuff

    The thermostat is in the water outlet housing at the front of the head like the six cylinder engine.
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