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  1. 13 points
    greg g

    Took a ride this afternoon

    Clear skies, no salt on the roads an temps in the low fifties. Every other vehicle seemed to be an SUV with a Christmas tree on the roof although there were a couple motorcycles. Ended up waiting at the station. The former Delaware, Lakawana and Western RR station is in Jamesville, NY half way between Onintavia and Orvilleton. The right of way is still in use and carries traffic on the Sesquehanna and Western from Binghamton to Oswego.. The station was built in 1869 and had been moved twice. It is now the centerpiece of the village park along the tracks. It is available for community events. The train still passes the station, but no longer stops
  2. 10 points
    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...
  3. 10 points
    kendall

    magazine cover premonition

    40 years ago, as a student and a teen, I was asked to design the cover for a new publication from and about the college of architecture at Kansas State University. This is a copy of the mag. just found deep in my file cabinet. I must have preferred the Pilot over the other truck brands long ago but took another 37 years to own one!
  4. 9 points
    Drive mine also about 20 - 25 miles a week
  5. 9 points
    Don Coatney

    scarebird brake conversion

    I told my wife if I passed she should sell all my stuff as I don't want some other ass hole using my things should she remarry. She said to me what makes you think I would marry another ass hole.
  6. 9 points
    I drive my 52 3/4 ton Dodge truck every day. It is the only vehicle I own. I knew when I started on it it was going to be my daily driver so I built it accordingly. I have put over 10,000 miles on it so far....and so far so good. Here it is in front of my shop this morning. We are finally getting a bit of rain. Jeff
  7. 9 points
    After purchasing a '47 Chrysler Windsor 4dr that had been sitting in a garage for over 8 years, I have finally got it to a point that I feel the car deserves. The previous owner past away a few months ago and had the vehicle stored away untouched as he was getting too old to maintain or drive it. The widow sold it to me for a great price since she knew I would restore the car back to its original glory and keep it in my family, and most importantly, DRIVE IT. It took me several weeks to accomplish but now the engine runs beautifully with a cleaned up engine compartment and the paint has been properly hand buffed and waxed. The interior was already in great shape but I am meticulously going through and replacing any dash wiring that needs attention due to dry rot. All fluids have been replaced except for the fluid drive since I haven't been able to source the fluid; finding the tranny fluid (SAE 10W) was hard enough to finally locate at TSC. I'm very proud on how she turned out and was able to give the original owner's widow a ride in it today. She was amazed on how it turned out which made me very happy.
  8. 9 points
    casper50

    Song and video about 6 inline.

    Listen to this and watch the video. Very nice.
  9. 8 points
    When it's dry and sunny I drive my cars and trucks.....
  10. 8 points
    52b3b Joe

    48 Desoto Project

    It's black again! It went pretty good. No runs or sags, and minimal to no orange peel, BUT (there's always a but lol) I had some moisture problems with the air compressor. I ended up with quite a few spots on the final coat that I'm not too happy about. I'm hoping I'll be able to wet sand and buff them out, but we'll see. I am definitely happy with the body work though!
  11. 8 points
    Bob Riding

    New NOS Seller in Selma

    California, not Alabama! I was looking on eBay for the center grill piece for my '52 Suburban and found it for a very good price, AND the seller was located in a little town about 30 miles away, so I made arrangements to pick it up. The location originally was the home of an old lumber yard in the downtown, and when I walked into the yard, there sat a restored P15 Club Coupe. I wondered how extensive his inventory of Mopar parts might be- turns out very extensive with lots of NOS parts! The owner, Steve Rothholz has been buying and selling 30s-60s parts for a long time and has an eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/forthebeachonly I spent some time with Steve and he told me that he is constantly buying parts and that it's a bit of an addiction. I think I resemble that remark! He is part owner in Globe Auto Wrecking, which has been in business since 1938. He currently has multiples of NOS parts (some in the original box) including brakes, engine stuff, body, interior and exterior trim, hubcaps, etc. He has over 900 cars in various local salvage yards, including Turner's Auto Wrecking in Fresno. He mentioned that he also has a number of Mopar engines available for sale including ones with Spitfire heads. He wants to move inventory so his prices are very reasonable. For example, the NOS P15 radio grilI (below) is $50 on his eBay store. Because he has so much inventory, only a fraction of it is listed on eBay. I suggested that he join the Forum and register, and maybe run a banner ad, so our members can benefit. He welcomes phone inquiries.Here is his contact info: Steve Rothholz 2135 McCall Ave Selma, CA (559) 352-1407 fourthebeachonly@hotmail.com
  12. 8 points
    Desotodav

    Off topic hobbies

    I seem to spend only a small amount of my spare time on my old MOPAR trucks these days as my main hobby seems to keep me very busy. My hobby involves collecting and supplying medical and educational supplies to third world countries. We (Mom and I) have a few hospitals who are kind enough to supply us with large amounts of stock which we bundle up in shipping containers and send them around the world. Those stocks pretty much include anything which you would find at a hospital, and then school desks/chairs and school library books on the educational side. We have recently been working on countries like New Guinea, Fiji, Africa and Indonesia. This past week has been quite busy for me... I have been on vacation leave from work and frantically working on readying stock for a 40 foot shipping container which leaves for Cambodia on Monday. I have a full shed and 5 shipping containers in our yard at present! My fellow Officer's laugh when I tell them I only go in to work for a break as I seem to do far more work when I'm off duty... it's quite funny but so true!
  13. 8 points
  14. 7 points
    Plymouthy Adams

    Heater box questions

    skinny bike tube....cut tube and connect the ends to the inlet/outlet...pressurize through the Schrader valve.....the tube will expand keeping the pressure low but viable for a submersion type leak test.
  15. 7 points
    Hey i use to drive as a daily my 41 dodge luxury liner coup, it’s more a 2nd car now but i use it in all weather conditions, all original, engin run like new, 3 on tree no fluid drive and bias ply tires make it a real confortable car and now i just buy a 42 chrysler windsor, this car need to be serviced before taking the road again but body in very good shape paint need to be polished i’m gonna use it like my dodge. both with the original flat 6 engin from factory
  16. 7 points
    I've got a ways to go.....
  17. 7 points
    Taking my suburban on the power tour this year approx 2500 miles will also be at good guys Nashville in May. O
  18. 7 points
    Driven regularly in fine weather, spring , summer and fall. All stock powertrain. 265 CI 25” engine. Detroit built car. Fluid torque drive with engine fed torque converter. Which means about 3.5 gallons of engine oil at each service. Stock windshield wipers are not too great for steady rain. Rain-X helps me there. Ample power. Handles good with radial tires. Stops pretty darn fine too. A pleasure to drive and a head turner. My 1953 Windsor Deluxe.
  19. 7 points
    Bringing this back so I can add to it. I finally got to road test it and I hadn’t made any other changes besides the intake and headers. The exhaust is y-piped into a single 2.25 pipe going through a stock 2010 Mustang GT muffler exiting before the rear tire. It sounds pretty good and works well. Engine is a fairly stock fresh 230 with a .030 overbore and .050 off the head, cam is stock. It has a modified slant 6 distributor, 1.5 ohm canister coil, HEI module and plugs set at .040. Using 7mm resistor wires. Went from the stock intake and exhaust and Carter carb. The ignition system was already done so it is not new. Other than taking a screwdriver to the Weber’s, I haven’t made any changes, they are Langdons out of the box First impressions: BOTTOM END improvement! Big difference down low! It idles really well and better throttle response all around. Even works ok with the Fluid Drive despite not having a dashpot but I may add one. 2000 rpm and punch it: good improvement. Slight bog when the secondaries open but it pulls through and if you roll into it, no bog at all. 3500-4500: I’m almost never there but I backed out at 4500 and it was still pulling so I’m definitely not running out of carb. Overall I’m very happy with the results. Hope this helps someone who is considering similar mods. Adam
  20. 7 points
    Dozerman51

    Photo’s of my Truck

    Sorry for the food pic. Here are some more.
  21. 7 points
    Ranger

    Off topic hobbies

    I try to spend a little time at the drawing board most days. Especially in winter. Also started building cigar box guitars. I'll include a picture. Wife and I hike, kayak and try to stay active.
  22. 7 points
    Plymouthy Adams

    A Christmas Story

    Not the movie A Christmas Story but still worthy of a repeat viewing. I last posted this in 2015 and in the two years since we have had such an increase in new members, well, time to introduce them to Louise....enjoy the story, the season, the time with friends and family. Christmas with Louise As a joke, my brother used to hang a pair of panty hose over his fireplace before Christmas. He said all he wanted was for Santa to fill them. What they say about Santa checking the list twice must be true because every Christmas morning, although Jay's kids' stockings were overflowed his poor pantyhose hung sadly empty. One year I decided to make his dream come true. I put on sunglasses and went in search of an inflatable love doll. They don't sell those things at Wal-Mart. I had to go to an adult bookstore downtown. If you've never been in an X-rated store, don't go. You'll only confuse yourself. I was there an hour saying things like, "What does this do?" "You're kidding me!" "Who would buy that?" Finally, I made it to the inflatable doll section. I wanted to buy a standard, uncomplicated doll that could also substitute as a passenger in my truck so I could use the car pool lane during rush hour. Finding what I wanted was difficult. "Love Dolls" come in many different models. The top of the line, according to the side of the box, could do things I'd only seen in a book on animal husbandry. I settled for "Lovable Louise." She was at the bottom of the price scale. To call Louise a "doll" took a huge leap of imagination. On Christmas Eve and with the help of an old bicycle pump, Louise came to life. My sister-in-law was in on the plan and let me in during the wee morning hours. Long after Santa had come and gone, I filled the dangling pantyhose with Louise's pliant legs and bottom. I also ate some cookies and drank what remained of a glass of milk on a nearby tray. I went home, and giggled for a couple of hours. The next morning my brother called to say that Santa had been to his house and left a present that had made him VERY happy but had left the dog confused. She would bark, start to walk away, then come back and bark some more. We all agreed that Louise should remain in the panty hose so the rest of the family could admire her when they came over for the traditional Christmas dinner. My grandmother noticed Louise the moment she walked in the door. "What the hell is that?" she asked. My brother quickly explained, "It's a doll." "Who would play with something like that?" Granny snapped. I had several candidates in mind, but kept my mouth shut. "Where are her clothes?" Granny noticed. "Boy, that turkey sure smells nice, Gran," Jay said to steer her into the dining room. But Granny was relentless. "Why doesn't she have any teeth?" Again, I could have answered, but why would I? It was Christmas and no one wanted to ride in the back of the ambulance saying, "Hang on Granny, hang on!" My grandfather, a delightful old man with poor eyesight, sidled up to me and said, "Hey, who's the naked gal by the fireplace?" I told him she was Jay's friend. A few minutes later I noticed Grandpa by the mantel, talking to Louise. Not just talking, but actually flirting. It was then that we realized this might be Grandpa's last Christmas at home. The dinner went well. We made the usual small talk about who had died, who was dying, and who should be killed, when suddenly Louise made a noise like my father in the bathroom in the morning. Then she lurched from the panty hose, flew around the room twice, and fell in a heap in front of the sofa. The cat screamed. I passed cranberry sauce through my nose, and Grandpa ran across the room, fell to his knees, and began administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. My brother fell back over his chair and wet his pants. Granny threw down her napkin, stomped out of the room, and sat in the car. It was indeed a Christmas to treasure and remember. Later in my brother's garage, we conducted a thorough examination to decide the cause of Louise's collapse. We discovered that Louise had suffered from a hot ember to the back of her right thigh. Fortunately, thanks to a wonder drug called duct tape, we restored her to perfect health.
  23. 7 points
    kridgleyud

    1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    Hello Folks still following this ... motor was installed Sunday, just getting around to uploading pics to this thread. Couple hiccups but nothing major. this motor has the oil pan sump forward ... so had to remove a steering arm temporarily until I put on the original pan ... need to clean up and paint to match. Hoping the pickup doesn't need to move, but this is doable if needed. She went in pretty easy and looking good. I've got the old oil pump that I knocked the drive gear off of to prime her ... need to work out accelerator linkage, recheck torques, fittings and the static timing and get ready to fire it up. stay tuned.
  24. 6 points
    APRIL 14TH 2018 CLEMENTS TAILGATE BBQ in CLEMENTS, CALIFORNIA Home of the largest meet up of Dodge Pilot-House Era Trucks in the WHOLE WORLD!!! MARS AND JUPITER TOO!!! We get invaded by Vintage Cars and Trucks from other makers, BUT WE DON'T CARE! CUZ WE ARE COOL TRUCKERS AND DON'T MIND THE WIERDOS! ...at least I don't.....lol Looking forward to seeing everyone again!!!! Woohoo! Timothy A. Estrada aka 48Dodger
  25. 6 points
    Not kidding. Get it!! They are great and unusual cars with only 345 made in 1951 and I am the lucky owner of one! The car is actually much further along than the second picture shows. All body parts are now on and all wiring completed. Basically just the interior left. Just showed the driver's side as the green fender made me choose the colour I did. I remember as a kid that a lot of these cars were the green shown. Colour is slightly different to what shows as the car is under fluorescent lights. Keep your Chrysler as well. These kind of deals do not come often and if the car checks out well, you can always find room or rent a space somewhere. You only live once!! Carpe Diem!! I did manage to sneak another picture in to show where the car is presently at in its restoration.


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