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  1. 4 points
    austinsailor

    47 1/2 ton, 4BT cummins

    Took my 99 3/4 ton Dodge to the local Cummins mechanic today. He was in a talkative mood, said " Want to see my trucks?". Sure. Very nice 47 with a 4BT cummins, turbo 350. One sweet swap. Sounds bad. then, his 4wd Little Red Wagon. 6 cylinder cummins. No picture, it was too tight in the trailer.
  2. 2 points
    I do believe luck of the draw or lack of such luck plays a role in all the statistics Tod posted. Makes me wonder what the odds are of getting squished by a beer delivery truck?
  3. 2 points
    I've rode motorcycles since 1958 when I got my driver's license and I still ride today and I have several motorcycles. It's not for everyone - my wife doesn't care for them. I realize my reaction time is not what it was back then, but I'm not about to quit as yet. One thing I did a few years ago, was to successfully complete a course endorsed by the MSF through the University of Northern Montana, (MSU - Northern ), to ensure my skill level was still up to par..
  4. 2 points
    15 is too young, 36 is too old, 24 is just right. Now you can remember. All straight 6 motors.
  5. 1 point
    Don ranks right at the top of involved regulars on the site and is always willing to help answer a question! Thank you Don, for both your donation and your participation. Regards, GT
  6. 1 point
    tanda62

    Newly cleaned and painted engine

    Finally got the old red paint and grim off my engine and repainted to silver using POR-15 engine enamel. Painted the valve covers and timing chain cover black and am painting the oil pan black as well to provide some contrast. Happy with the POR-15 product but we will see what happens once the engine is running again. Next big job, strip and paint the frame...
  7. 1 point
    austinsailor

    B1B ujoints - some feedback

    48 and about half of 49 B1B half ton and maybe 3/4 and 1 ton, use a Cleveland U joint. This is the one with the plates on the outer part holding the cups in. They have been nearly impossible to find until recently when one of our preferred suppliers started supplying them. Great for them, I'm glad they tried, but they have problems. In general, these ujoints are hard to remove and install. The specific problem with these new ones is that the grease fitting is directly in the middle of the joint, pointing straight in the direction of the driveshaft. The 45 degree fitting that comes with it will screw in, but won't clear the shaft. Even if it fit, it's the wrong angle. I tried to fit a right angle fitting, but the tapered 1/8" pipe thread isn't tapped deep enough to thread in a normal fitting. The metal is so hard, you can't tap it deeper, which might have helped. at a cost of$100 each, if you buy 2 you are most of the way to buying a new driveshaft. $300 or so will buy a new custom one where I am. Find a yoke from a later transmission and differential, add a new driveshaft and you have an easy to work on, easy to find parts for solution. i got mine together, but can't grease it. I have a parts truck I'll pull yokes off of later, make a new driveshaft when I have time and replace this mess. Just an idea that might help someone.
  8. 1 point
    austinsailor

    47 1/2 ton, 4BT cummins

    Here it is running:
  9. 1 point
    I will agree on one point for sure, better to make a conscious decision.
  10. 1 point
    MBFowler

    headliner door panel templates

    Let me check my shop tomorrow. I think I have the templates that I used when I replaced my door panels.
  11. 1 point
    MBFowler

    Clutch Parts Recommendations

    Got the clutch for my 2.5 ton from Carolina Clutch. Very pleased
  12. 1 point
    I've rode motorcycles all my life. They are dangerous, so are cars. Going out in public can be dangerous. Home invasion robberies also make it dangerous to be at home. How safe is anything?
  13. 1 point
    You're right, it is a small hospital. I mentioned to her that my brother and two of his friends were killed in an automobile accident in '77 but she was unfazed... Realizing that prejudices, including my own; are irrational I let it go.
  14. 1 point
    tanda62

    Red paint code for 48 B1B

    To get a close match to the 1953 Dodge Truck Red I went with a 1969 Chrysler Barracuda "Scorch Red", paint code R6. The painter used Metalux brand reference number 25955. I am really happy with the result as it is a very rich looking red. Here is a picture of the hood.
  15. 1 point
    Apparently, she never saw what injuries automobiles can inflict. Must have been a small hospital. Anyhow, I think you did the right thing--I wouldn't want a person like that around either.
  16. 1 point
    Had a new neighbor move in next to my primary residence 12-15 years ago. He and his OL were talking to me right after they moved in, the guy said his wife wouldn't let him have a Harley and I immediately repeated what I've always heard, "What you need is a new OL." She pipes up "I'm a trauma nurse, I know what motorcycles can do." Next day the surveyors were out and the privacy fence was up within a week.. Old double bubble didn't hang around long and that neighbor was gone in less than a year.. Me and the fence are still here.. The horses are at my other place and I really don't mind them.. Sometimes I'm not fond of the flies.. One of them, the horses, not the flies; has me and my wife trained. We always have an apple for her.. I sincerely hope things work out with your neighbor.. He sounds like someone I wouldn't like and I can get along with practically anyone..
  17. 1 point
    Si Si, mi amigo! esta comprenda! I think!
  18. 1 point
    you know ONE of these years you'll listen to me about a better rigging system for the sign!
  19. 1 point
    The weekend is over.....I worked straight through that weekend cleaning up what I could. I have so many things on my plate I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever get the project of "BBQ party prep". Jim Shepard showed up on Sunday and we knocked out a bunch of stuff. Really, it doesn't matter what my place looks like.....the trucks and the people....the food and the fun...that's what everyone remembers. I love Friday night before the Q, everyone who can make it, sits around the fire and bs's about whatever.....the hammock, always a good moment by "Big Brother" the old 49 1.5 ton dump truck watching over the front gate, watching the all the trucks and cars make their way up the long driveway that Saturday morning.......then the late night fire, everyone's voices a lil hoarse from the days endless conversations about trucks and stuff, yet, still willing to get out a lil more before the party is really over......I can't wait. I've made a lot of good friends that don't live any where near me. I plan and hope to meet many more. My friends are always welcome here, and I'm lucky enough to see most of them around spring, when the grass is green and the air is crisp. If I could send a tiny bit of the experience to everyone who ever wanted to go, but couldn't.....I wouldn't know what to send.....but if you can imagine being surrounded by a bunch of friends who know what an old Dodge truck looks like, what it sounds like, if you can imagine not having to explain it, but just enjoy the moment and know you are not the only one who gets it.....that's what I would send, cuz really, that's the best part. Hanging out with people who get that lil bit of "crazy" we have. lol Here's looking forward to another awesome get together! Cheers to everyone who wishes they could make it, Cheers to those making it for the first time, Cheers to those planning for the next year, and a big Cheer to those who are making this deal a bit of a habit!!! Can't wait to see y'all. Tim aka 48Dodger
  20. 1 point
    Wiggo

    Show your tools.

    I have a few of these...
  21. 1 point
    Ausie49

    Massive Thank you to Gerry (reckbender)

    Hi All, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Gerry (reckbender). Gerry sourced a gearbox extension for my 49 P18 and shipped it here to me in Australia. Thank you so much mate you are an absolute champion and a man of your word. Regards Ausie49
  22. 1 point
    Who did this in the olden days?
  23. 1 point
    P15-D24

    Thank you to member Lloyd...

    For the donation. They do help keep the site running even donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you again member Lloyd!
  24. 1 point
    P15-D24

    Thank you to member T120...

    for your recent donation! Really appreciate the help! GT
  25. 1 point
    P15-D24

    Big thank you to 52b3b Joe...

    for his very generous forum donation! These donations help keep the lights and purchase other software for a better experience at the site. Thank you again! GT


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