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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.
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    Web Developer / Drone Pilot

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


  • Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Interests
    Drones, Web development, photography, running
  1. Waaaay Off - Right?

    When you order a part and faithfully describe your vehicle, it should be a little closer that this, right? Or am I being too picky? 1950 B2B
  2. Define Irony.

    Playing hockey I scored a Gordy Howe hat trick, sat in the box, got the call in the shootout; in fact enjoyed every aspect of the game. Yet in this forum, which too I love, I've never been suspended! Looks like I have room for improvement
  3. Upholstry choices?

    How about buying fiber board from Home Depot or Lowes, making a paper template, cutting and wrapping with the material of your choice? Couldn't an upholsterer wrap it for you and make it look awesome for a very reasonable price?
  4. 38 RC pickup, carb issue

    I think I can go a whole week before I have to prime. Resorted to keeping a small gas can handy, right next to the fire extinguisher
  5. It appears to me that the remote fill is one of the easiest and most sensible things to be done Some cool stuff at Pegasus Auto Racing and Amazon too.
  6. I went to Ace Hardware with my cap in hand. In their pipe fittings department I looked for a matching plug. Before I left I checked it's fit by finding a threaded cap my plug fit and made sure the one I was buying fit perfectly. The first try at an auto parts store resulted in bringing home the wrong size. At home I drilled it then tapped it with my cheap Harbor Freight tap & die set to be able to screw in a bleeder screw - scavanged from my old wheel cylinder. I think you could find a cap at the big box stores or an auto parts store, just bring yours for comparison so you get the correct diameter and thread count. I went with brass but feel other metals or even plastic would suffice. Oh, get an O ring for the bleeder screw. It you have sealing problems, use plumbers thread tape; Teflon I think.
  7. Upholstry choices?

    http://www.robertsmotorparts.com/store/interior-kit-brown-dodge-truck-1948-1949-1950-1951-1952-1953-part-requires-oversized-shipping-and-handling-please-call-the-office-for-exact-cost-978-363-5407-1 Only about $325. Good price from what I've seen.
  8. Need some help with my rear brakes

    FWIW I glopped on grease on and around the bearing to protect it from cascading grime. Should have cleaned it per AndyD.
  9. Upholstry choices?

    I've only seen three choices for kits; DCM Classics, Quiet Ride Solutions and Pilothouse Interiors. Since interiors are pretty simple, I would venture a handy person could make their own. I've given this some thought. Richer materials and a look that is je ne sais quoi. Will you be sticking with authentic or are you willing to go custom? Visiting an upholsterer or two might give you some ideas, or head out to Clements and get some ideas from those BBQ attending trucksters. I'll be taking in a couple car shows this summer and hope to find a path to go down. If not this year, then the next, or the next...
  10. Front Wheel Cylinders Left Right

    I'll keep the original cylinders for Sleeving at some future date. I found online one store that sells sleeved wheel cylinders for $70 plus $20 core, plus shipping. Prices I'm seeing range from twenty something to eighty something - none sleeved and most look nearly identical. They have that Chinese casting look to them. So paying more and hoping to get better quality really puts you at risk of being a sucker Decisions decisions, what's a man to do?
  11. Molly Time!

    I hear you. I just got my brakes squared away and was looking forwards to some windshield time but had to reset when another wheel cylinder bit the dust (puked it's guts). Back up on the jack stands. New home sounds like fun, except fot the hauling and unpacking part we may be doing that soon too. I've been lobbying for three garages.
  12. Front Wheel Cylinders Left Right

    Thanks Merle, that helps a bunch. I should be ok buying a straight bore wheel cylinder. I think a lot of us are wanting a fellow member to chime in with; "I have the same truck. Here is what works best". Did you see how those pistons were chewed up? Very strange. I get the spring in there creating some wear on the inside, but the back edges and some serious wear in the back center defies logic. Solar flares or aliens is my guess.
  13. Shopping for new front wheel cylinders for Roxanne. Not having much luck. Many sites don't differentiate between left and right for the front wheel cylinders. Other sites show one and list it for front or rear. DCM Classics shows both front driver and front passenger. It appears the difference is the bore size, where the larger bore goes to the rear. If this is the case why isn't this clearly stated on other sites selling brake wheel cylinders?! I'm guessing the single wheel cylinders for the 1950 B2B are for the larger trucks since the ½ ton takes two; upper and lower, right? This is what I'm working with. A little history - Replaced the rears, adjusted same. Truck pulled hard to the left. Adjusted the fronts and noticed the left side rear shoe had what looked like no wear. I cleaned it meticulously and spend a lot of time adjusting it. Truck stopped FANTASTIC, straight too! A few hours later I see a large pool of brake fluid on the floor under the front drivers side. Opened it up and this is what I found: Look at the wear on the piston and the pitting in the bore. How do those get chewed up like that? Questions: 1.) Good source for front wheel cylinders to fit my Dodge B2B 2.) How did those red aluminum pistons get so chewed up? TIA
  14. Setting timing

  15. Copper washers

    Picked up a packet of copper washers at Advanced Auto Parts. Compared to my original, they looked anemic; malnourished. Mine was plump.