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Bobacuda last won the day on February 4

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About Bobacuda

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    Old Mopars and Texas history
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    B4B, 1954 Chevy wagon, '67 Barracuda convertible, '70 Barracuda convertible, '74 Barracuda


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    Deep in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country
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  1. Bobacuda

    1952 Dodge truck??

    They were probably sampling the stuff in the photo, which would explain why it is not much of an ad for a '52 Dodge truck. "Dude, where's my car...?"
  2. Cruise Ins are free and the few car shows I have gone to around here are $20-$35 with defined charities getting the proceeds. When I take my truck, it is the oddball, but my money is green. I really don't care about trophies or any of the other stuff. A mention on the PA that it is a "Good looking...what type of truck is that?" always makes my day. My '53 outdraws the equivalent Chevys and Fords around it. I always open the hood and the windows. I stay by the truck, so I will let them open the doors so they can see inside. I generally wind up being a tour guide for all the folks that have never seen one and more than one person has told their spouse or parents, "Why didn't we find a truck like this one?" Brent, do like the rest of us...stay away from Pebble Beach.
  3. Bobacuda

    Wiring Harness

    John H - Sorry I did not see this earlier. The $270 was for wires, connectors and the directional signal. I copied my old harnesses to make the new one. I had a wiring schematic provided on this site that gave me the correct wire sizes and colors. I was also able to peel back old electrical tape and confirm the wire colors. Do a search on my name, I have posted photos and descriptions of this several times. If that fails, PM me and I will see what else I can add. Bob
  4. Bobacuda

    2001 Dodge 2500 4x4 front suspension problem

    Hooked the pressure gauge and code reader to the truck before re-opening the trans and changing the governor (again) and the pressure transducer- all readings are now correct. Go figure. Anyhow, the beast is shifting, but has to be coaxed into overdrive the first time as JBNeal said or by decelerating, then accelerating the first time you top a hill (plenty of those around here). Front suspension did even out when the beast was back on the ground.
  5. Wasn't someone here looking for a set? These even have the fenders. https://springfield.craigslist.org/pts/d/set-of-2-old-dodge-1950-truck/6599307575.html
  6. Bobacuda

    Carburetor 1948 plymouth deluxe

    While you are at it, what is the number for the carb? On the photo you posted, it will be stamped on one side or the other, just out of the photo's range, on that "fin" that connects to the "barrel" of the carb.
  7. Bobacuda

    Carburetor 1948 plymouth deluxe

    Take a photo of just the part needed, sitting on or near a ruler for measurements. I might have one on one of my parts carbs.
  8. Bobacuda

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    Does it say "Free candy and puppies inside!"...?
  9. Another "not mine." This one is in Austin, TX. https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/1956-dodge-town-wagon/6597464234.html
  10. Definitely not mine. Located in Houston, TX https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/1947-dodge-step-delivery-van/6609295845.html
  11. Bobacuda

    2001 Dodge 2500 4x4 front suspension problem

    Young mechanic I know tells me that the "lean" will zero out when the suspension is on the ground and loaded. Just replace the worn out parts and all will be well. In any event, this was a new one on me.
  12. Bobacuda

    2001 Dodge 2500 4x4 front suspension problem

    The "how to drive it mods" did not help. I installed the "magic wire" with the capacitor and rerouted the ground wire away from the alternator, which helped for a while (stopped the shift in/shift out issues). Several months later, it simply refused to go into OD or to lock up the torque converter. We replaced the fluid, filter, OD and TCC relay (one piece) and the pressure governor. The new gov did not seem to want to fit right. Once it was all back in place, the pressure in the trans would not exceed 60 lbs - in fact it decreased to 38 lbs at higher RPMS. We will change out the gov with a new one (again) and change the transducer to it as well. If we get all of that functioning and it still doesn't work, it's on to the TPS next. The more I work on this, the more I like my flathead.
  13. Bobacuda

    2001 Dodge 2500 4x4 front suspension problem

    And a close up of one side.
  14. Bobacuda

    2001 Dodge 2500 4x4 front suspension problem

    Another try at attaching photos.
  15. OK, my daughter's boyfriend's truck has proven to be a real PITA for me. While doing a ton of overlooked maintenance and trying to get the automatic transmission to shift properly and go into overdrive, I noticed the front swaybar end links were "leaning" to the side. WTF? I was going to replace the front suspension parts (drag link, tie rod , track bar and those links) but seeing the "lean" caught me totally off guard. What causes this and how do I fix it. BTW, replacing the steering box (a 1 - 2 hr job according to YouTube) only took me closer to 6 hours...and a messed up lower back. Dodge 2500 front suspension.docx

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