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derbydad276 last won the day on February 25

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    1953 coronet

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    driving dads dodge
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    motorcoach driver


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    Canton Michigan
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    Soapbox Derby

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  1. Historic Fort Wayne Car Show stopped in Old Delray area of Detroit
  2. found a Cool old Train Station today
  3. had to stop and take this picture
  4. Took my Coronet on the Back to the Bricks Promo Tour here in Michigan ... our own version of Power Tour almost 400 miles in 2 days figure I'm getting about 20 mpg So gone from Canton Michigan to Sault Saint Marie Michigan ... using secondary Highways running 55 mph
  5. I think the kid used 10w40 in it ... he was also using lead additive in the gas... not needed... I have the owners manual.. and the factory repair manual ... engine oil has come light years ahead since both books were written... I'm leaning towards Lucas 20w50 for warm weather https://lucasoil.com/products/hot-rod-high-performance
  6. I bought the car 2 months ago ... Ive only driven it 500 miles ... I D K what the Previous Owner used
  7. ok.... I know probably has been posted before what oil is the current favorite among everyone ? I taking the 53 on a 800 mile trip next week figured I had better change the oil 20 w 50 ? 15w40? 10w40 30w ? I plan on using ZDP additive
  8. yup... distribution tube was clogged .... flushed it out looks like new again... now to put the whole thing back together thanks
  9. so... last saturday night my car stated to over heat ... pulled it over ... let it cool down.. limped it home afterwards nver had a cooling problem until now the radiator had a leak... also figured it was clogged ... original 66 years old top hose hot ... bottom hose cool .... ordered a new one from Champion radiator .. Installed it this afternoon .... SAME DANG THING !!!!! pulled water pump off like new inside .... thermostat had to open because upper hose hot ... not pulling from the radiator ??? who has Ideas?????
  10. my 53 was doing the same thing ... turned out to be the power wire to the brake light switch ... grounding against the frame
  11. my 53 is doing the same thing... and I just ordered a new light switch from bernbaum ... I guess ill order a high beam switch too
  12. Ive walked from 10 mile to 15 mile on Dream Cruise weekend ... 5k run ??? without someone chasing me ???
  13. I'll be with my car club .. we rent a parking lot near 12 mile
  14. I'm thinking about switching out my rear axle ... and using a axle from Cherokee to get a higher ration and upgrade my rear brakes currently I Have a 3.90 in the original axle Cherokee's give me the choice of 3.07 and 3.55 with the 3.90 gear ... I calculate 2100 rpm gets me 45 mph with a 28 inch tall tire and the engine sounds like it likes this RPM with 3.55 gears I'll get 50 mph with 3.07 gears I'll get 57 2500 rpm will get me 68 mph with the 3.07 which gets me on the interstate do 230 engines make enough power to hold the speed ?
  15. go electric !!! https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tci-302820?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-tci-auto&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImsfv4c3Y4QI
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