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1950 Special Deluxe

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1950 Special Deluxe last won the day on July 15 2013

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About 1950 Special Deluxe

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 04/01/1965

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Dodge Special Deluxe D36 (Canadian)

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  • Biography
    Our car is a 1950 Dodge Special Deluxe, it has been in my wife's family since 1954.
  • Occupation
    Electrician

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    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Interests
    Old Cars

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  1. My son's friend just bought a brand new 2019 Chevy 1/2 ton. My son got in and was promptly berated by his friend for stepping on the door sill. The next time he picked my son up, there was green painter's tape covering the rubber door sill.
  2. I was on a Service Call one time at a previous job. I was sent to a trailer park to check out a mobile home that had lost power to an addition that had been added to the side of It. I started to check a few things and discovered that whoever had wired the addition had used cut up extension cords. I traced the wiring thru the addition and ended up in the space below the addition, it was built about 3 feet above the ground to match the mobile home. I found that this space was used for storage and they had recently put some more boxes in storage. When the new boxes were pushed in, they had knocked the end of the extension cord wiring from the existing outside plug on the mobile home. The whole addition was wired with cut up extension cord and then plugged into the side of the mobile home, running off a 15 amp breaker. I plugged the cord back in and power was restored. I explained the call to my boss and left it up to him to advise the owner.
  3. Before you go thru with the change, try this. It worked for me.
  4. Another scenario is, in Canada during the late 60's to early 70's houses were wired with aluminum wire because of the high cost of copper. During various reno's people change receptacles. The cost of a receptacle rated for aluminum wire is 3 to 4 times the cost. They appear the same. But, over time the aluminum "flows" away from the screw.
  5. Ground was not attached, it did ground thru the box. It was in a basement Rumpus Room, moisture was not an issue. As per code the ground should have been attached. What happened in this case, was that the previous owner had added some receptacles (plugs) in the area and fished a 3rd wire into the box. 1 of the screws (both hot and neutral) had been loosened and then a 2nd wire added to each of them. When the screw was tightened, the 1st wire was squeezed out and over time with the heating and cooling of the copper conductor from loads being turned on and off the wire was making contact and after getting hot the copper wire would "flow" away from the screw. After cooling off it would make contact again. It would have then got progressively worse.
  6. Welcome from Saskatchewan. I have a 1950 Dodge Special Deluxe. (Canadian version) It is mostly original as well. I redid the interior out of necessity, other than that it is stock.
  7. My thought would be a loose connection on the plug, possibly “quick wired”. -wires just stuck into the back of the plug, not stripped and wrapped around the screws. -wires should be wrapped around the screws clockwise so they get tighter when you tighten the screw. When you plug something in, the loose connection sparks but never overloads the circuit to trip the breaker. Picture from my Sister in Law’s house.
  8. RIP Bob will live on in our memories and stories.
  9. Terrible news. Bob was also one of the first people to welcome me here as well. He sent me a 6 volt fan that attached to the steering wheel and blew on the windshield. He was a great addition to this group and a friend to many. His family has my thoughts. Neil
  10. He mentions that he drug it down from Canada. I believe all Canadian engines were the 25” block.
  11. Shaune, Don’t give up yet. You are close. I still need that side by side picture of our cars. I am surprised that you have the ball and trunnion U Joints. My 50 Dodge had the regular U Joints, they crossed over to an early Corvette number. Good Luck Neil
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