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    Is it OK if I sneak this one in here? It's a pre-Mopar Dodge Brothers, and it's not a six cylinder... 27 DB
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    A friend from Bakersfield, CA and I met for lunch. He has a small V8 and AT in his 53. Fun day. I have added some pictures of my journey with this truck.
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    New member - - just saved a 1953 1.5 ton from oblivion. Was a tar truck in Shelbyville, Tennessee from new to the 1980s when it was sold off as surplus. The tires and wheels still have tar over-spray on them. Tar tank disappeared and a commercial flatbed has been added.
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    Why would anyone not want you to update? Just because other people have also done it doesn't mean every installation was identical,and someone seeing how you did it might get a fresh viewpoint on how to do it. We all work off the backs of each other. You made your discovery on your own,so celebrate it. Someone else making the same discovery takes nothing away from your own. If anything it reinforces what a good idea it was because others chose to take a very similar approach. Besides,if you hadn't done this independently and posted about it,people like me would have never been exposed to the idea. You did good. Own it.
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    Got my 53 B4B when I was 16. Left her in Arizona in 1993. Had it shipped to Wisconsin in Feb of this year. Just finished it a week ago.
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    A long time back, I saw an illustration of a floor shifter for a three speed .transmission . Today, from what I've read, it is no longer in production, so I fabricated one for myself. Once I pressed in brass bushings at the pivot points, it now shifts smooth and easy. Will install in four weeks after our vacation to Maine.
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    Recent trip to Kettleman City, 60 miles one way.
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    Decked out for the parade tomorrow.
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    Thanks, I got a few more things done this week. The temperature gauge graft went well, the ice and salt mixture wasn't quite cold enough and I caught a whiff of ether when I cut the new gauge tube, after I soldered it on and stuck it in boiling water I realized the gauge wouldn't go above 200 so I went and bought another and stuck in in the deep freeze for an hour before messing with it. This time I got no smells of ether when I cut the tube. I left the capillary and most of the tube in the deep freeze while cutting and soldering the gauge on, I used the top of the deep freeze as my work bench and it came out great, works great and is accurate. I also tackled my headliner and package tray the last couple days. The headliner took maybe 3 hours and turned out great. The toughest part was stretching the fabric down far enough in the rear to lock into place with some wire, the metal tabs and spray glue, but I got it. I used fabric paint on the sun visors which were still wrapped in the original upholstery. I don't think they turned out bad at all. For the package tray I used the crumbling original as a template on some 1/4 OSB board. Then used the Loctite 300 spray glue to attach the carpet and cut around it with a utility knife. Here are some pics of how it turned out.
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    Wow ! I paid $8500 for this one last year.
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    Here's my 40 Plymouth pt105 Its just in mock up now Brian
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    In my opinion the'39 MOPARS' style capped the era of Art Deco automotive design. I suggest this thread is for Art Deco cars in order to note their uniquenesses. " Art Deco [wiki], on the other hand, emerged after World War I. In fact, the deprivations of the Great War years gave way to a whole new opulence and extravagance that defined the Jazz Age and the Art Deco aesthetic. The movement, prevalent from the 1920s until roughly the start of World War II, took its name from the 1925 Exposition Internationales des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (say that ten times, fast), held in France and is characterized by streamlined and geometric shapes. It also utilized modern materials like chrome, stainless steel, and inlaid wood. If Art Deco dabbled with natural materials, they tended to be graphic or textural, like zebra skin or jagged fern leaves. As a result, Deco featured bold shapes like sunbursts and zigzags and broad curves. In fact, if you check out the spire of the Chrysler Building, the hotels of Miami's South Beach, or the "coffin nose" oif a 1935 Cord Model 810, you'll be staring at the very definition of Deco." I thought the definition of Art Deco was in order for this thread. The seller of my 39 was going to part it out. I will not attempt to restore it but I will leave it in a condition where it can be restored by one who knows how. I will rebuild it to a dependable driver, original patina, et al. So show us Art Deco cars and trucks, mopars and other makes.
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    A good older and more experienced tire/wheel balance guy should be able to balance your factory wheels and tires. Go to a place that does heavy trucks. Those split ring rims if not damaged or bent will balance out. Simple knowledge if a lot of weight is needed keep rotating tire and ring to different positions to cut down on the weights required. I've driven several 1 tons that had no excessive vibrations at 55.
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    That's true,but new cars also have a LOT more compression and use aluminum heads and blocks and turn up a LOT more rpms,which amounts to more "shocks",for lack of a better term. . Things were much simpler with copper head gaskets and 6 or 7 to one compression with cast iron heads and blocks.
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    For his very generous forum donation!. These donations help keep the lights on and also allow me to add additional features to the site. Thank you again, JB! GT
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    My new door sills from Dennis Bickford arrived a bit ago. Video says more about them than I can. Seem to be great quality but missing one row of studs on the back. Won't be able to fit them until next Thursday. I'll update this once they are installed and see how they work out. Cost $475 he pays shipping to lower 48, and split it with me. Dennis Bickford 575 443-1160 He has a small 33 page catalog of parts for Town and Country's but lots of stuff cross over to non T&C.
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    Boy.... that's for sure! Even at times I haven't a clue
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    Theres a big truck tire shop just down the street from me. Going to go and see them once truck is mobile again. See what they can do. It's hard trying to find a old school guy around here. Most of the young guys have no idea what they are doing.
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    Or put them on the backside?
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    Maybe one of these?? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-Performance-Master-Cylinder-Reservoir-Remote-Style-Plastic-White-Cap-Kit-/192143239256 http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASTER-CYLINDER-REMOTE-FILL-RESERVOIR-CAP-KIT-ALUMINUM-MASTER-CHEVY-FORD-/262915516831 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Helix-HEXMCRR3-Remote-Brake-Reservoir-Cap-and-Hose-for-Corvette-Master-Cylinder-/311782278182 Many more choices on ebay. DJ
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    You need to determine if the engine really is too hot. Use a thermometer to check the temperature at the top and bottom of the radiator. Your gauge may be off enough to make you think its running hot when it really isn't. My guideline; if its not losing coolant, its not too hot. Water moving at the top of the tank would normaly be slow that you really wouldn't see much if any at all.
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    Mike, that is nicer. I had the Cherokee so gotta use what you have, if you know what I mean. Will certainly research this for my 39 Chrysler. Since mine is near the seat, directly behind my right foot about 18"' it will do just fine for me. I love this hobby! TKS for the tip!
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    Wow, I got pictures, TKS administrator. This is my 39 Chrysler Royal.
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    can't you control that somewhat by changing the pulley size?
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    That's a nice car!! Not sure where you are but my little brother lives in Minneapolis, right on Lake Calhoun or whatever they're calling it now.
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    It's not his car. He said it's near him and he's not looking for another project.
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    I was going to recommend replacing the gas lines also, Knuckleharley beat me to it... Excellent piece of advice! I learned that lesson the hard way for not replacing the line on my old 1959 Dodge.
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    This 'splains it a little better.... Maybe the photo above is mirrored?