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HotRodTractor last won the day on March 6 2018

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About HotRodTractor

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    Member, been hanging around a while...

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    Cable Ohio
  • Interests
    Things with 4 wheels
  • My Project Cars
    1948 P-15
    1948 1-1/2T
    1949 B2B
    1950 B2C

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    Farmer, Engineer, Maker, Overlord of the Universe
  • Occupation
    I make stuff - some digital - some physical, all real


  • Location
    The Alps of Champaign County Ohio
  • Interests
    Antique Trucks, tractors, anythign with wheels.

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  1. HotRodTractor

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Dodge's own literature states the dual carb, dual exhaust option on a 265ci flathead increases power and economy. Coincidentally, the flat 6 with dual carbs and dual exhaust has more power than the V8 Hemi in 1954.
  2. HotRodTractor

    Plasti Dip

    From my experience the only way plastic dip peels off is if it is applied thick enough and that the surface it is applied to is clean and smooth. Anything but and its too thin and rips easily and/or it gets in the little nooks and crannies and holds on tight.
  3. HotRodTractor

    Tie Down Hooks - Thoughts?

    If the railroad wants their spikes they need to come and collect them. The township used old rail bed grindings on the gravel road my farm is on about 15 years ago..... I am still finding spikes in the road. I bet I have picked up a couple hundred of them at this point... most of them the first year or two. I gave a lot of them away, scrapped even more. I just picked up another one on Saturday.
  4. HotRodTractor

    Happy New Years...

    Happy New Year! (A day or so late) I missed some of my goals for 2018 - so now they are for 2019!
  5. HotRodTractor

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Under Coatney, over Coatney, whatever it all is, my P15 is covered with it....
  6. HotRodTractor

    Got a non vehicle hobby? Like knitting?

    Somewhere I have a picture of a dash I did with broken cab glass from one of the first Pilothouse trucks I bought. Probably drew that 20 some years ago.... its somewhere... just not sure where at the moment.
  7. HotRodTractor

    How Much Should I Pay For A Decent Torque Wrench

    Unless you need it ASAP - you can pick up a used 1/2" drive Snap-On for under $200 pretty easily and then send it in to be calibrated to make sure that it is in spec. I use them just enough that I justified buying Snap-On pieces (I have a couple of different ones with different torque ranges). Snap-On (or any professional level tool) holds value too - so if you decide you don't really need it or use it enough - you can get most of your money back out of it. Also - check pawn shops - I have picked up some great nearly new or never used professional tools on occasion, but its totally luck of the draw.
  8. HotRodTractor

    Happy Thanksgiving to all...

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  9. HotRodTractor

    Got a non vehicle hobby? Like knitting?

    I want to buy a nice cabinet saw - but I struggle with where I would set it up at and leave it. Perhaps some day.
  10. HotRodTractor

    Got a non vehicle hobby? Like knitting?

    I've been known to scribble on some paper. This selection of subjects are still vehicle related though.
  11. HotRodTractor

    When you have more questions than answers.

    The biggest advantage to multiple carburetors on an inline engine is better fuel distribution. The entire intake design isn't exactly all that spectacular on any of these. Dual carbs improve that, triples (one for each siamese runner) improve that yet further. As such - no - you don't really want to run a progressive linkage as you loose that improved fuel distribution. But a real danger would be over carbing it. I drove a stock 218 with a single carb for a long time (1953 Pilothouse) - now the P15 has a 251 with dual carb and dual exhaust..... night and day difference (it also has a shaved head and camshaft for full disclosure). That 218 while was a good smooth runner has nothing on the setup with duals.... but there is also several factors in play. I do agree that firewall clearance is a real concern.
  12. HotRodTractor

    When you have more questions than answers.

    To elaborate a little more. On Don's P15 that I have become the caretaker of (251 equipped) - it has a modified stock intake with a pair of D6G1 carbs - those should have 1-9/16" throttle and a 1-1/4" Venturi. I also have a factory 25" dual carb intake complete with factory E9K1 carbs - those have a 1-11/16" throttle and a 1-1/32" venturi. Now if it comes to triples... I would look at smaller carbs like a B6P1 which has a 1-5/32" throttle and a 1-3/32" venturi (just going off my limited notes - do not take this as gospel - there might be and probably is a better choice out of the Ball and Ball collection, but I have yet to find everything condensed into an area to help make decisions like this). Not sure if any of that helps or hurts - but I stand by my statement that with the right carbs it would be OK. Its just a matter of finding 3 matched carbs that are the right ones.
  13. HotRodTractor

    When you have more questions than answers.

    Triple carbs with the RIGHT carbs would be OK. The Ball and Ball carbs have been offered in so many configurations over the years I am sure there is a set of triples that would work splendid on a stock motor. The problem is - I have no idea what carbs to tell you to look for other than ones with small venturis. If they can tell you what carbs would work and you have room to fit everything - then I see no issue. Without that magical piece of knowledge or the desire to figure it out.... then I wouldn't go that direction.
  14. HotRodTractor

    Source of front shock mount

    I've read in passing about using them - I assume its stiffer (as I think that is what it might need, but I really want to drive it more first). I know I am going to swap in some F100 shock mounts - that might placate me for handling.
  15. HotRodTractor

    Trans Brake for a 48 Plymouth

    Yup - I bet the rear end has a parking brake built in. I'm in the process of hooking up a new set of cables now on my P15. Right from the factory brake handle to the brake levers on a Charger rear axle. I should have pictures of the setup mostly complete tomorrow evening.

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