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Merle Coggins

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  1. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Replacements are available. Check Napa, Rock Auto, etc
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. PT125 Rebuild

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

    I used a bearing splitter too, but with an "H" bar puller. Worked good with no damage.
  7. 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/
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Which trans do you have?
  11. 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.
  12. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Interesting gauge panel. Were the originals gone, or damaged beyond repair?
  13. 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.
  14. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    That's interesting. I'm sure it would be useful. I'd be a little concerned about that open fan blade spinning just under the steering wheel. Seems that one's fingers could get fairly close to it at times. I had to improvise a clip-on fan one day driving home in heavy rains. I had the heater fan on high and couldn't keep the windshield clear. Stopped at a truck stop and purchased a clip-on 12v fan and some towels. Clipped the fan onto the steering column and plugged it into my 12v power outlet, that runs off my 6v to12v converter. Between that and wiping constantly with the towels I was able to get home. What a memorable ride...
  15. Do you have spark at the spark plugs? Do you have good gas in the carburetor, and will it squirt gas through the accelerator pump jet when the throttle is opened?
  16. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    You're not in the wrong section. It's perfectly fine here with your original thread. No special name for them. Just early 40's - 50's Mopar axles. I shouldn't be a full floating axle unless it's a 1 ton. It's hard to tell from your pictures, but it appears to be a 1/2 ton truck. Is it a B-2-B, or a B-2-C? "C" would be 3/4 ton, but would have the same style axle as a 1/2 ton. These have outer bearings supporting the axle shaft, so not a floating axle. The brake drums/hubs are on a tapered shaft and they can be a pretty tight fit to remove. You must have the proper puller tool to remove them. Other than that it's similar to a Mopar 8-3/4, but much smaller. Cars and trucks from that era utilized the same axle design, so differential assemblies can be swapped between them. there was an update in the early '50's that changed the spline count of the axle shafts, but other than that they are pretty much interchangeable.
  17. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    4.78 diff would be rather unusual. The 4.10 was much more common, and even that one can get you an easy 55-60 MPH. I found a 3.73 diff from a '50 Plymouth that swapped into my axle. I can run up to 80 if needed. Much more comfortable below 65.
  18. Tire Info!

    Because he has a B-3-C. The "B" 1/2 ton trucks had 16" wheels, although I've also seen several of them with 15"ers. The "C" 3/4 ton trucks all had 15" wheels. The 15" tires had a higher load rating back then.
  19. 1946 3 speed transmission specs

    Interesting idea. Check out Manifolds by Moose. He's a member here, on the car side. http://www.manifoldsbymoose.com/home/chrysler I don't believe you could make enough power with your flattie 6 to damage the trans or axle. Go for it.
  20. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    It only looks factory because it was painted with the rest of the truck at one time. It could have been a compass mount, with a broken/missing compass. The only use I can think of at the moment would be to hand your wife's purse.
  21. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Pretty heavy duty hook. Certainly didn't come from Dodge.
  22. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Welcome. Ask away...
  23. Cab mounting difference

    The left front needs to be more rigid due to the steering shaft
  24. Head Gasket Replacement

    My suggestion wasn't about cost savings. It is more about labor savings. If there is no apparent valve seat damage, and it was running fine before the offending stuck valve, why go through several hours of added labor "just because it's easier now"? I agree with you that it wouldn't add any significant cost to the project, unless he doesn't have the necessary tools and supplies to do the job. Buying, or renting, a valve spring compressor, lapping tool, lapping compound, and etc., would add a fair amount of cost to the job. And if the spring compressor requires removal of the manifolds then you will need more gaskets, and possibly replacement studs if some break. At that point you "might as well" replace all of the studs, mill the manifold surfaces for flatness, polish the ports, ... How deep is this rabbit hole? Merle
  25. Head Gasket Replacement

    If the valves look good I'd probably clean everything up and put the head back on and drive it. When you start with the "as long as I'm this far..." think you can create a pretty deep rabbit hole. Unless it's really needed get it back running and enjoy it. It's not that difficult to pull the head again later if you decide you have more valve issues. Just my 2 cent's worth... Merle