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About tom'sB2B

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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  • Location
    Santa Cruz CA
  • My Project Cars
    1947 Dodge D24
    1950 Dodge B2B


  • Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Interests
    making trouble
  1. Old Mopar Junk yard near Sacramento, ca

    Walked through Big M in 2011. He had a lot of good looking projects there.
  2. Lurker coming out

    That’s a sweet ride. Like the color.
  3. Got myself a 1947 Dodge D24

    Driving the D24 today felt like a boat, gliding over every bump and the big hood in front felt like the prow of a ship. Very cool!
  4. Got myself a 1947 Dodge D24

    The guys who put the interior in for the PO glued the carpet to the rusty floor. I spent last week pulling the interior and carpet, grinding the floor down to bare metal and treating it. There are a few rust pin holes in the floor that I will have to tackle at a later date as well as making new drip sills which are shot. The front seat was a bear to get back in. Many curse words were necessary to get it bolted in
  5. Got myself a 1947 Dodge D24

    Took a short ride along the coast today
  6. Got myself a 1947 Dodge D24

    This car will be a driver. I'm not into cosmetics. I want to eventually do an engine rebuild and a disc brake conversion. I would like to push my luck some day seeing the country in the spirit of bamfords garage. I'm intrigued by the idea of having a car that I can travel in and also being intimate enough with its engineering to know how to fix it on the road. I've got a ways to go before then.
  7. Got myself a 1947 Dodge D24

    Extra engine. It's a '53
  8. Got myself a 1947 Dodge D24

    I found this car on Craigslist a couple weeks ago. For the price he was asking I couldn't let it go. The PO put quite a bit of money in this car: new tires, gas tank, brakes, interior, starter, generator,exhaust , radiator, I also got an extra engine with it. An extra carb and three extra generators. I replaced the head gasket because it was leaking coolant . The people who put interior in glues the carpet and foam pad to the rusty floor pan. I'm working right now on cleaning that mess up. Rebuilt carb because PO painted it and the paint got into the carb and gummed everything up. Seems to idle and drive pretty good. Need to fix auto choke yet. Paint isn't perfect and it has a few small spots of rust and will need new window rubber all the way around having fun with it!
  9. Coolant in oil

  10. Coolant in oil

    Thanks Merle How to do pressurize the cooling system?
  11. Coolant in oil

    I bought a 47 dodge D24 the other day. I feel like I got a pretty good deal for it. Though the catch was that the P.O thought that the block was cracked because he had water in his coolant. He sold it to me with an extra unrebuilt engine. I figured if it's that bad I'll just rebuild the engine next year. With the shape of the car and all the money he put into it, I thought it was still a great deal. Anyway, he also told me that he had the head milled recently. So I pulled the head and all the cylinders were full of fluid. I also noticed that he none of the head bolts were sealed. They also are not the original head bolts. I'm wondering if the unsealed head bolts going through the water jacket could cause that much fluid loss or is it really a cracked block. Any opinions? thank you tom
  12. I picked up a set of 15" rims today. Wondering if anyone has a recommendation on a radial tire that they are happy with.
  13. B1/2 panel on Popeyes commercial

    Ha! I just saw the commercial too. I was wondering the same thing. You beat me to it.
  14. noise coming from crankshaft pully

    Any suggestions on how to do it will be appreciated. Thank you
  15. noise coming from crankshaft pully

    I guess I'll have to jack up the engine and replace the rubber engine mount.