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DollyDodge last won the day on October 10 2017

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About DollyDodge

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 06/17/1956

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  • My Project Cars

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  • Biography
    Born in 1956 in Bishop, learned to drive in the Dodge that is in pictured on my site
  • Occupation
    District Conservationist, NRCS


  • Location
    Bishop, California
  • Interests
    I ride, train, and show reining horses. I also have a private helicopter license and love to fly.
  1. Adventures of Dolly Dodge-continued

    Two links to DD cruising https://youtu.be/uScpKhjkx2Q https://youtu.be/0AsDx9wTKyc
  2. Dolly got to enter in her first ever car show. There was only one other Dodge pickup at the show (a old Powerwagon, you can see it in the background of one of the photos. She didn't get to be judged on Saturday because on the way home on Friday night the she quit charging. I found the problem on Sat ( a frayed wire), but we missed the judging part. But she got to enter up, drag main street, and hang out with the cool cars. Lots of folks commented on her-most say don't paint her.... the sunset picture was last week. I like that picture.
  3. Over Heating

    Thanks, the manual you posted says for 46-52 TDC, which is where mine (1950) is, though that recommendation is for low altitude.. My 1950 manual says TDC with a range from 4 before to 4 after. I wish I had the timing mechanism shown in the manual. I always foget I have the manual, and forget to check it when I have questions- silly me
  4. Over Heating

    Thanks Merle.. I set the points about a month ago, I will check again.. What should be the timing at 4,000 feet?. The guy that rebuilt the engine set it at TDC.. It was cool this morning and I took her for a spin, definetly ran cooler, just off rhe 160 markf, idled about where it ran yesterday, 180. Given how it ran a year ago, it doesn't see. quite right.. My timimg light died so I need to get a new one.
  5. Over Heating

    New thermostat is 160.. I put the old and new in a pot on the stove side by side and turned on the heat, they opened at about the same time.. My old thermostat is the original design, it also has a much larger opening than the new one.. I may just wait and see what happens as cool weather arrives.. It is a bit of a baffle for me, the was radiator was rebuilt and cored during the restoration project.
  6. Over Heating

    It is about 90 today.. My concern is it didn't do this last summer (a year ago). It didn't all of a sudden start running at 180, at the start of this summer I noticed it creepping up.. It runs just at the edge driver sid edge of the 0 on the 160 mark.. Whe ai idl for a long time, or climb hills it movess up to the passnget side of the 0
  7. Over Heating

    Which way is the correct way for the thermostat?. I put the old thermostat back, put it all together.. Runs at 180 or a little bit less. If I spray water on the radiator the temp drops.. I see no movment of water in the radiator tank, but there is a long tube where the cap goes, down into the tank, not sure I wouold see water moving.. Top tank is now hot when running.. Baffles me.. Will running at 180 hurt anything?
  8. Over Heating

    When I tried to take the radiator cap off there was pressure so I didn't take it off. I have the the spring facing the ground on the thermostat, is that correct! I took the water pump off and the impellers moving.. The pump seems ok
  9. Over Heating

    My B2C started running at about 180, been running 160 since the rebuilt.. I thought it was the thermostat so I got anew. one, put it in the morning. At idle it went to 212 fairly quickly,.. The top radiator tank was cool, top hose cool, bottom hose hot. Could it be the water pump. I put the old and new thermostats in hot water and they both opened about the same time.. I need help.
  10. Dolly's New sign

    I got vinyl lettering for Dolly's sign.. When I was in High School I had a wood headboard with the same sign.
  11. Vintage picture thread

    three pictures of my B2C, 1952, 1965, and 1974. My dad and grandfather are in the 65 one, my grandfather in the 52 photo. I was driving her in 74 in High School.. Two photos of our old 49. My brother has it now. The photo with the hay on the truck was about 1970. My brother and me on the back hauling hay from the field. The other is of Will and Joe Warlie, they worked form my grandfather. Will was killed in Korea (marine) in 1950, so the photo was between 49 and 50 when the truck was nearly new.
  12. Leaf Springs 2

    Well it was a busy few days with DD. I put on the old springs and found the driver side was about 1/2 lower than the passenger side at the axle to frame measurement. So I decided to take the old springs off and put the new springs on and after that there was about a 1/4 inch difference between the two sides at the axle. The rear frame measurement raised about 1 inch on the driver side, and about 1/2 inch on the passenger side with the new springs, but there still is about a 1/2 inch difference between the driver and passenger side. I emailed St. Louis Spring and they think the frame is twisted. He said he would build me a pad to put on the driver side to raise the truck 1/4, but I think I will let it be. He also offered to make me a main spring with the reverse lope (front loop up, back look down so the look like the old springs), they have been really helpful. I now can change those rear springs really quick...Attached are a couple of pictures of the new springs installed. I think eventually I would like to get my old ones re-arched and put them back. The thing I noticed about the new springs is they are much more stiff feeling. When I would step on the bumper with the old springs she felt spongy , now she is firm. I also ordered new rear shocks, the old ones are shot. I know they are at least 40 years old. I got new front ones last year.
  13. Leaf Springs 2

    Kendall, I wonder if you aren't correct, that flat spot is very precise looking. I noticed that second groove near the rivets too.
  14. Leaf Springs 2

    Hey, the spring hanger only looks shiny in the photo. It is rusted. Mainly the flash makes it look shiny, and I took a wire brush to the hanger to clean all the old dried up grease and dirt. Both sides were completely covered with crud. It was the hardest part of the job, cleaning those hangers/mounts off. You can see on the attached photo before I took the springs off that there was crud on the underside of the mount and the top of the old spring, on both sides.