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Merle Coggins

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Merle Coggins last won the day on November 26 2018

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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

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  1. Merle Coggins

    1946 Dodge fluid drive clutch replacement

    Mine is in a truck. Different bell housing, different throwout fork, different springs. I’d say you had it lined up by luck. Go buy yourself a lottery ticket... 😁
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    What causes a wall outlet in your house......

    When I bought my house in Waukesha, in 2001, I could get insurance on it, but I had to have the fuse panel replaced with a modern breaker panel within 6 months or they'd drop me. A co-worker's brother was a licensed electrician that did side jobs on the weekends. He pulled the necessary permit and replaced my panel for about 1/2 the cost it would have been through an electrical contractor.
  3. Merle Coggins

    1946 Dodge fluid drive clutch replacement

    This is what was behind the nuts on mine. Also, a quick reminder that the 8 studs and crank flange holes aren't symmetrical. One is slightly off so that it can only go back on one way. Hopefully you marked it before removal. Otherwise study the flange closely to determine which hole is different from the rest. Then study the studs to find the one that is off a bit. Line those two up for reassembly.
  4. Merle Coggins

    Fluid Drive Question

    1/2 - 1 ton trucks were available with FD starting with the B2 series. As for engine braking, it all depends on RPM. At higher RPM there is less slippage through the FD so it acts much like a regular setup. But at low RPM you will experience some extra ‘slippage’. I’ve never had to worry about it getting away from me on a hill due to lack of engine braking.
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    Me and the B-1-D

    I just got some simple 1” nylon webbing strap from the hardware store and made up new ones.
  6. Merle Coggins

    1950 Plymouth special deluxe from Canada

    Clutch and flywheel must be removed before removing the bell housing. The upper part of the bell housing goes between the flywheel and block. 1. Remove transmission 2. Remove clutch 3. Remove flywheel 4. Remove bell housing 5. Replace core plug 6. Reverse order for reassembly
  7. Merle Coggins

    ggdad1951 truck project montage: FEF!

    We’ve been talking about possibly going to BBT50’s again this year.
  8. Merle Coggins

    Cabbage Hauler - WD-21 Build Thread

    The bow in your axle may be normal. I don’t have knowledge of the larger chassis’, but on the light trucks the front axle even has a bend in it. Some see this and believe their axle is bad, but it’s normal... I had taken some photos of a spare 3/4 ton axle for someone not long ago but I must have deleted them for some reason. Can’t seem to find them now.
  9. Merle Coggins

    Dodge b series coding

    Because Pat Sajak wasn’t available to buy a vowel? But didn’t the Route Vans use the “E” designation?
  10. Merle Coggins

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    I believe the picture you responded to has been removed.
  11. Merle Coggins

    Me and the B-1-D

    Well...there you go... I wasn't aware anyone offered them. Thanks Brent.
  12. Merle Coggins

    Me and the B-1-D

    Ha... nice use of a storm window latch. There should be a “U” shaped spring at the bottom of the door, inside, to hold it closed. Nobody repops them as far as I know. Go with what works...
  13. Merle Coggins

    mufler explosion

    I have to wonder if you got the distributor in 180 degrees off after your tuneup. This would have the ignition sparking at the end of the exhaust stroke instead of on the compression stroke. If the exhaust system is loaded up with fuel from extended cranking, trying to start it, that delayed spark can ignite that fuel vapor exiting the cylinder and causing the explosion that took out your muffler. Did you have the distributor out to replace the points?
  14. Merle Coggins

    Me and the B-1-D

    Is there a "park" mode with the vacuum wipers, or do they just stop where ever you turn the switch off? I never used the vacuum wiper setup on my truck. During my build I acquired a parts truck that had electric wipers. I swapped the electric setup into my truck.
  15. Merle Coggins

    Dodge b3 1/2 ton

    Here are my original rims, being painted, and one that I kept from my parts truck that is now my spare. These are for a 3/4 ton with 5X5" pattern.

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