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About FlashBuddy

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 01/22/1952

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    Child of the fifties, Air Force veteran, retired ham operator.
  • Occupation
    Web Developer / Drone Pilot

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    Fort Collins, CO
  • Interests
    Pilothouse | Drone Photography/Videography | Photoshop | Running Like a Mad Man
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Dodge B2B "Roxanne"


  • Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Interests
    Drones, Web development, photography, running

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  1. FlashBuddy

    Carb Kickin' My Butt

    Well @Merle Coggins, I mixed up fifty fifty boiling water and Simple Green. Gave it all a soak, toothbrush scrub. A little poke in any hole I could find. Carb cleaner spray rinse and compressed air blow dry. Put it all back together. Rox fired right up and let me tell you - WOW! Runs so much better. More responsive, more power; highly recommended course of action. Thanks for the suggestions and pushing me towards the obvious.
  2. FlashBuddy

    Carb Kickin' My Butt

    Damn. Sounds like I'm in for a rebuild. Maybe a new accelerator pump will make my acceleration hesitation bog go away?!
  3. FlashBuddy

    Carb Kickin' My Butt

    LOL Interestingly, my truck came with a carb rebuild kit. Some parts (gaskets) are obviously used while most of the parts are new, including a needle and seat. Oh, accelerator pump too. Now I'm conversing with myself over how important rebuilding it all is vs. just new seals, needle and seat. Do you think a new accelerator pump is important?
  4. FlashBuddy

    Carb Kickin' My Butt

    Figured it out. Found a small brass thingy with a black tip in the driveway this AM.
  5. What is a bazinga? I checked Napa and they were clueless.
  6. FlashBuddy

    Carb Kickin' My Butt

    I may have wrecked something. I have the carb off now. I'll have some questions come morning.
  7. Put on an inline fuel filter backwards at first, then saw the "In" stamped on one end and turned it around, but not until I tried strarting her. Now when trying to start, engine catches pretty good but won't keep running and then I see fuel dripping from the bottom of the carb - lots of fuel. What changed? Fuel lines are not leaking. What would be the next best course of action?
  8. FlashBuddy

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    Great day for a drive down by the ocean.
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  10. FlashBuddy

    Vintage Heater Refresh

    With temps begining to drop the time was ripe to pull the non-functiong heater out of the truck. After disassembly the parts (except the motor and switch) were submerged into a bucket of vinegar; love that stuff. A paste made from flour, salt and vinegar was whipped up and slathered onto the core. Several days later and with a little wire brushing the parts are ready for the next sunny day and a coat of Rustoleum primer. While that is drying I'll make a trip to Home Depot to see what colors of hammertone paint they have in stock. The motor was frozen, but with a little lube and the @B1B Keven speedometer trick of drill attached to cable, I attached the heater motor shaft to the drill and after some time it freed up and now will run off the battery. Color ne optimistic😀
  11. FlashBuddy

    Fire started by CAT.

    @DJ194950, you been snooping around my garage?!
  12. FlashBuddy

    Newbie Here - 1948 Dump Truck

    I too was curious how acurate the temp gauge was, so I bought this to assuage my fears: https://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Lasergrip-774-Non-contact-Thermometer/dp/B00837ZGRY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539007223&sr=8-1-spons&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=temperature+gun&psc=1 I have read here where others did buy aftermarket sensor and guage. That too looks like an inexpensive and simple install for peace of mind. My radiator cooling fins are partually occluded with petrified bees, flies etc. and I'm hoping when I clean those out I'll be able to get the temp down five degrees to stave off a complete flush; water distribution tube and all. Your video was a hoot to watch, thanks for making that effort 😀
  13. FlashBuddy

    Rear axle and wheels

    I like how you did the brake lines. I followed the original but had a helluva time attaching to the cylinders. Next time I'm copying you!
  14. Works, opens pdf on Google Drive. Only twenty bucks. Very good to know, thanks.
  15. FlashBuddy


    You are experiencing the "green filter". EBAY costs money to advertise. Back in the 90's, Lego Land was the nicest park we had taken our kids to, also the most expensive 😎

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