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Merle Coggins

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Merle Coggins last won the day on October 6 2016

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About Merle Coggins

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!
  • Birthday 03/29/1967

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    Technical trainer for a Construction Equipment Dealership

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    Menasha, WI
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Dodge B-2-C-116


  • Location
    Waukesha, WI
  • Interests
    Motorcycling, working on my truck
  1. Dim headlights

    Interesting. What is the wattage rating? I've never seen a halogen that draws less amperage than a convential bulb, unless the wattage is less. LED's yes, Halogen's no.
  2. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Parts manual
  3. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Replacements are available. Check Napa, Rock Auto, etc
  4. I believe some of the differential carriers are different, so the 3.73 ring gear may not fit onto the carrier from a 4.10 gear set. If you have the entire 3.73 differential assembly it would fit your axle. The only difference may be the axle shaft and side gears.
  5. Ad Messing Up Format

    I've noticed the add on the right side, near the top too. I only notice it on my iPad (Safari). I don't notice it on my computers with Firefox. But on the iPad I can zoom in and refit the page so it's not that big of a deal... to me anyway. Here's a screenshot
  6. Hesitation woes continue

    Sounds like a points bounce issue to me. What RPM are you 'racing' the engine when siting in neutral. I would venture to guess that it's not as high as as you reach at 25/45 when driving. I had this happen to me once after replacing a set of points. I didn't get the spring hooked right. It ran great in the driveway, but once I took it for a spin it wouldn't go over 40 MPH and would loose a great deal of power. I got it home and started tracking down what I had done wrong. I found that if I reved it higher enough in neutral I could replicate the issue. With my timing light on it I found that the timing would retard a great deal and the light flashes would be very erratic. A closer inspection of the points revealed my error. Once the spring was connected properly, and all was reset, it ran like a champ.
  7. PT125 Rebuild

    Good job. You must not live in the rust belt. It can take us a couple hours just for one bolt sometimes.
  8. Steering wheel removal tips please

    I used a bearing splitter too, but with an "H" bar puller. Worked good with no damage.
  9. Photos of my B2B

    You should be able to attach them directly from your computer unless the files size is too large. If that's the case you can resize the image file and try again. If you have Microsoft Office it has a "Picture Manager" program that can edit and resize photos for this purpose. Or you can use one of the web sites for this purpose. See https://www.wikihow.com/Resize-a-JPEG You could join Photobucket to host and link you photos, but they are cracking down on third party hosting/linking of photos. There are other photo hosting sites out there that are also free. I also have an account at Postimage that seems to work well. https://postimages.org/
  10. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    That one should have synchros for 2nd and 3rd. If they were bad I would think you'd have an issue upshifting too, unless you're just that smooth...
  11. Replacing front brake shoes on B2B

    There are clips that retain the shoes onto the eccentric Major Adjustment pins. If the brake fluid got into the brake lining material you will need to replace the shoes.
  12. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Which trans do you have?
  13. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    John, Are you referring the bracket at the bottom of Steve's picture, just ahead of the exhaust pipe? That is the parking brake cable for trucks with the under-dash park brake handle.
  14. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Interesting gauge panel. Were the originals gone, or damaged beyond repair?
  15. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Yup, you got it. The panel under the dash is probably your heater fan switch, or some other accessory that was added along the way. The headlight switch will turn on the parking lights at the first detent, then the parking lights will go out and the headlights come on at the second detent. The Panel switch will turn on your gauge backlights when on, if the Headlight switch is also on in either position. the Choke cable appears to have been replaced at one time, but should serve the same purpose. The Throttle knob allows you to lock the throttle at a certain position. You can use it for a raised idle for warm up, or as a poor man's cruise control. Depress the throttle pedal to the throttle opening you want, then pull out the Throttle knob until resistance is felt to hold it at that position.