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John-T-53 last won the day on March 8

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About John-T-53

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    Zen Master, I breathe Vintage Mopar!
  • Birthday 02/01/1978

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    Belmont, CA 94002
  • My Project Cars
    1953 Dodge B4B, 1955 Chevy Bel Air, 1973 Chrysler NYB


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    San Mateo, CA
  • Interests
    car restoration, surfing, skiing, hiking, camping, wood working, traveling, photography

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  1. Ah....good to hear. I will check online.... That "figure 8" spring clip...that's the part in the door that the arm slides through?
  2. I need one of these for the passenger side... door is dented where it has opened into the rear edge of the front fender as a result of said piece missing.
  3. That torque converter looks big in the pictures, and heavy.... What's the new manual trans?
  4. Does the Route Van live in MN? I didn't realize how tall those things were....
  5. I just noticed that my truck made it into a Gooogle aerial when it was parked in San Francisco recently....
  6. I changed the oil in my friends VW golf (?) or whatever 4-dr little hatchback thing she drives. It had a Plastic oil pan for chrissakes!!! Even the drain plug was plastic, twist it 90 degrees and it pops out. I don't see it lasting through a half dozen oil changes by the jamokes at jiffy-lube....
  7. I also used ARP studs and nuts and the value of 55 ft-lbs sounds about right, although I would recommend checking with ARP technical. They are pretty helpful when you call... A set of studs should come with a wee packet of ARP thread lubricant, which is good shite!
  8. Whenever it's a "call for price" situation that bumps it into default red flag status - hostile seller....
  9. I'm out of vacation time...went to Spain instead. Watch the fishtailin'!
  10. The grass must still be growing, which means endless mowing and no time for fun. We just had a couple weeks of unusually late storms out here.
  11. I didn't see an asking price....
  12. A heads up on this sludge in engines that were running in the days of leaded gas. It contains tetraethyl lead deposits and it's usually found in higher concentrations in the "resting places" such as the oil wells for the tappets and in the pan. It never leaves the engine. It'll absorb through your skin if you don't wear gloves. If you blast parts with it on it, it becomes airborne if not contained well. When it goes in the hot tank or jet wash, the solution then becomes contaminated. Pay attention to anything that comes into contact - tools, rags, clothing, etc and clean or dispose of properly. It's easy to unknowingly bring it into your house where others might be exposed. Helping a friend at his machine shop over the years, cleaning many old engines, made us realize that we have to be careful given the amount of times that we're exposed to this ****...
  13. I believe that one essential piece of equipment needed is a "growler". It checks the armature.
  14. Another good brand of paint worth mentioning is XO Rust. I think this is usually available at True Value stores. The running board support on the left was painted with their red oxide primer years before the whole frame was stripped and painted. It was over rust too - this was the battery area. When I blasted, sanded, and wire brushed the frame in '12, the red oxide wouldn't budge. So I painted over it. It's an Alkyd like Rust Oleum but better. They have quarts and rattle cans. They even make a sh*t brown color that's a 95% match to my truck!
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