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knuckleharley last won the day on March 23

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About knuckleharley

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor

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    North Carolina
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    Old anything mechanical,history,travel,guns,military
  • My Project Cars
    33 Plymouth coupe,33 Dodge 4dr,37 Dodge 4x4 truck,42 Dodge coupe,48 Plymouth coupe,49 Chrysler Windsor coupe.

    Have others,but they aren't Mopar. 32 Ford 5 window coupe,34 Ford pu,53 Ford Club Coupe with a FE,stock 38 Ford Standard tudor humpback sedan.

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  1. knuckleharley

    just came in for the evening....

    Smart man. Never awaken a sleeping bear.
  2. Just came in this afternoon. Serial number 003. If I can get past the cancer,I hope to put it in the dead stock 33 Dodge shown in the photos,and drive it around and enjoy the HELL out of it just like you see it in the photos. This was the type of car I used to see running around when I was a kid that you could buy and enjoy for 50 bucks because I had some hope of one day having 50 bucks. Had and still have practically zero interest in new cars,but I LOVED the hell out of stuff from the 30's and 40's. I will never win any prizes at car shows or runs with it,but you can bet there will be nobody there having more fun than me. Had a local guy ask me last year if I knew anybody interested in buying the good running 251 6 out of his 51 DeSoto for 250 bucks,so I snapped it up and it is now sitting on my garage floor next to the 33 Dodge. I also have dual carb aluminum intake and carbs for it. About the only piece I am missing that I can think of is a set of cast iron headers. so I can run duals. I prefer the sound of the cast iron over the tubular headers. Every time I think about this I want to stop what I am doing and do a little happy dance.
  3. knuckleharley

    has anyone heard from..

    East of Greenville. Coinjock.
  4. knuckleharley

    has anyone heard from..

    I am only rated at 30 percent due to Agent Orange,which is weird since I worked running recon and various other missions along the Ho Chi Mimh Trail in 68 and 69,and was medevaced for the symptoms of Agent Orange in Nov of 69. Had huge infected sores all over my torso,and was put on a permanent physical profile that kept me from wearing a parachute harness or deploying on any more missions,which meant I had to leave Special Forces and serve out my last 6 months in the regular army. I could have re-enlisted and was even offered a promotion if I did,but I didn't care for spending the rest of my career as a babysitter for a bunch of privates being held against their will,so I got out. The VA turned me down on paying for my heart surgery and pacemaker,claiming I should have gotten permission in advance or had the surgery done at a VA hospital. Which is kinda hard to do when you are in the ER when they discover the problem,and they send you right up to surgery to try to keep you living. So far I haven't heard a whisper from them about the Lymphatic Cancer surgeries and treatment,but it's only been a couple of months,and that it the blink of an eye in time for the VA. After all,the bills aren't piling up on THEIR desks at home. Still,I don't see how they can avoid paying for it since time was of the essence and Lymphatic cancer is directly related to Agent Orange exposure.
  5. knuckleharley

    has anyone heard from..

    Guys,thanks for the concern. I have been out of contact because I now have stage 4 lymphatic cancer,and between visiting every doctor and hospital in the western world and the confusion from the chemo and other drugs,my normal state these days is one of confusion and tired. The good news is that I have lost 30+ lbs so far,and can now bend over again without blacking out. Which would be handy if I could remember why I was bending over. Taking chemo twice a month for 6 months,and the doc says they can kill it. No guarantees,but they seem confident. No big surprise since I was medievaced from VN in Dec of 69 with pus-filled sores all over my torso,and a permanent medical profile that got me removed from Special Forces and assigned to a non-SF and non-airborne assignment. I didn't like the regular army any more than the regular army liked me,so like a fool I got out and refused the medical discharge I was offered because I figured I would get better and be able to enlist again. I was wrong. Anyhow,I now have occasional days when I feel pretty good,and that's about the best than can be said for it other than the fact everybody tells me they can cure me of it.. Looks like it's going to be a long 6 months,though. Being in my 70's probably doesn't help. One Mopar question. I am having trouble getting in email contact with the Dodge Boys in Montana about a finned aluminum Edgy head I bought for a 251 Mopar flat 6. I received the 230 head I bought the same day a couple of months ago,but not the 251 head. Due to recent medical problems I mostly forgot about it and let it slip through the cracks. Now that I am a little better,I need to find out when/if I am ever going to receive the head. Anyone else getting any responses from them?
  6. knuckleharley

    Swapping drivetrain in my 1948 p15 coupe

    MY only comment is you seem awfully defensive about this. If you have the right to think anything about it you want to think,so do others. Including people who disagree with you. Lighten up,Lucille!
  7. knuckleharley

    Thoughts on Flat-towing?

    Depends. If your tires are more than a couple of years old and you have to pull and repack the wheel bearings to be on the safe side in addition to replacing the tires,it would be cheaper and safer to just rent a U-Haul trailer for a 1 way trip. Yeah,we all used to flat two old cars coast to coast in the 70's and earlier with no problems,but the tires back then weren't bombs waiting to explode.
  8. knuckleharley

    1950 Wayfarer sedan

    The only downside to industrial engines is they tend to have lower compression and VERY low rpm camshafts in them. By the time you mill the head/swap pistons to get more compression/power,and swap or have the cam reground,buy a gasket kit,etc,etc,etc,you would generally be better off buying a flat 6 from a late 50's Mopar if you can find one. The good news is that if you do find one,there is practically zero demand for them,so the price should be very reasonable.
  9. knuckleharley

    1950 Wayfarer sedan

    AFAIK,any flat 6 Plymouth or Dodge engine up to 1959,which I think was the last year of the flat 6.
  10. knuckleharley

    New member

    Welcome! A family heirloom! I look forward to seeing and hearing about it.
  11. knuckleharley

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    I am guessing there might be one working the runway at the Minnesota airport these days.
  12. knuckleharley

    D24 and P15 spindles

    I have a 78 Camaro frame clip on my P-15,along with the engine,trans,and rear from the same car,and it rides,drives,and stops like a dream. It was already installed,if not finished,when I bought the car,so I had to finish the boxing and welding,and make trans mounts. I don't think I would do this to one with the original suspension,though. Maybe a brake upgrade,but IMNSHO there is nothing wrong with the way the stockers ride and drive. I bought the car with the frame clip because I got it cheap.
  13. knuckleharley

    D24 and P15 spindles

    None of my business,but wouldn't it be cheaper and better to just put disc brakes on your P-15. By the time you buy backing plates with the springs,wheel cylinders,and drums with bearings,you would have a BUNCH of money in less braking power.
  14. knuckleharley

    330 DeSoto on the scale...FYI

  15. knuckleharley

    330 DeSoto on the scale...FYI

    I live in NC,and it has been in the 60's the last few days,and supposed to get up to the mid-70's tomorrow and the day after. It's Feb,so we are still going to get hit with some cold days before it's over. No big deal for me either way because I can't work outside anyway.

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