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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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  • Location
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Interests
    Old Cars

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  1. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Great Grandpa's Truck. It's time.

    He mentions that he drug it down from Canada. I believe all Canadian engines were the 25” block.
  2. 1950 Special Deluxe

    I am at a cross road

    Point taken.
  3. 1950 Special Deluxe

    I am at a cross road

    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
  4. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Starter key for a '51 pickup

    On its way
  5. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Starter key for a '51 pickup

    No problem. I will get them in the mail today. Neil
  6. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Starter key for a '51 pickup

    I have 2 blanks left over from a previous truck I had. PM your address and I will send them to you.
  7. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Show your Goodies!

    Doesn’t make it go faster, but I think it’s cool. And you don’t have to open the hood to see it.
  8. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Changing jobs after 25years

    Congratulations on the new job. I made a similar move 16 years ago when my boys were young. I left a construction/Maintance job where I had apprenticed as an electrician and had been there for almost 17 years. I was on a large research project and they offered me a position, the only catch was that it started as a term. My wife and I had several discussions about the risk vs reward. I took the job and it was the 2nd best decision I made, the best decision I made was proposing to my wife.
  9. 1950 Special Deluxe

    riding season

    I have a hybrid bicycle as well. I ride to work as much as possible, weather permitting. Usually April 1 to November 1, bus in winter. About 3.5 miles each way, mostly trails. At 7 miles per day I average about 700 to 800 miles a season. Parking where I work is about $80 a month, that money goes in my "Toy" account.
  10. 1950 Special Deluxe

    I Can’t Help Falling In love...1951 Dodge

    +1 to dpollo He helped me out with my 1950 Dodge as well. He gave me some valuable advice and with his help my car went from a _O_GE on the front hood to a DODGE.
  11. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Electricians: What Is This In My Shop?

    All right, finally a question I know something about. Back in the day, most services were 60 amps or less. The load miser was usually hooked up so the stove took precedence over the dryer. Supper was more important than dry clothes. Not sure about elsewhere, but they were very common in Saskatchewan. I have seen/removed many in my 30 years of electrical work. They are no longer necessary in most applications, but they work well.
  12. 1950 Special Deluxe

    new guy

    Neil, Good to see back on the site and making progress. I have not done much more to my 50 in the last year, I am at a spot where I am happy with it. I restored a 1978 Vespa last year and now am working on a 1967 Honda 90 bike. Neil
  13. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Barton Mfg signal guide

    Here is what I did. I rewired the light itself as the sketch shows. The picture of the limit switch is kind of hidden, but it operates off the throttle rod. The brake switch turns on the brake lights, the red light in the traffic signal and pulls in the relay. This opens the normally closed contacts, thereby turning off the yellow(amber) light. If I remove my foot from the brake, the red light goes off and the yellow light turns on. If I push down on the gas pedal, the limit switch returns on turns the green light on. If I depress the gas and the brake, the brake light overrides the green light. Seems to work.
  14. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Barton Mfg signal guide

    I mounted mine in the rear window. It came without the cover that slid over the gas pedal. I rewired it. I used a 6 volt relay and a NO/NC limit switch on the rod going to the carb from the gas pedal. I will look for my diagram and post this weekend.
  15. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Miller MT19 Brake gage on Ebay

    I am back to work and talked to our machinist and he is not able to commit to making more at this time. If that changes in the future, I will revisit it then. Neil
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