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48Dodger last won the day on June 5

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About 48Dodger

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    Zen Mopar Master
  • Birthday 03/07/1964

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    I race the #45 Stock Car at 99speedway, and Altamont. It's a 72 Charger. I'm a Mopar Freak.
  • Occupation
    Radiology, Automotive dealer, Car painter and Creator

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    ~ Clements, California
  • Interests
    Racing and Stephanie
  • My Project Cars


  • Location
    Clements, Ca
  • Interests
    racing, restoration, music, and mopars

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  1. You're always welcome in Clements brother!....I mean, we let Mark in fur pete's sake. 48D
  2. 48Dodger

    Engine troubles

    Heat has a way of "breaking" things free too. Crud in an original gas tank can lay dormant for years before a rebuild...get "softened" by fresh gas, and start to break free on a hot run. Did you replace the gas tank? Have it hot tanked?.....* One deal that can fool some people, is the pick up tube in the gas tank. Its bent at a 90 degree angle to the floor of the tank at its last few inches. I have found decay and pin holes that would be above a 1/8 full, maybe 1/4 full tank. This of course would aid in fuel starvation. There is no filter on the end either, so chunks of scale and debris can get stuck as well. 48D * don't put a chain in an original gas tank to help clean it....might crush the pick up tube.
  3. I love the old buses....I have two floating around my area dying in open fields.....but no one is selling'em...just letting them rot. Looked like a ton of again this year! 48D
  4. What an awesome amount of truck work that was done!!! I didn't get pictures posted yet, but I did save yet another old dodge truck. She was sitting next to a building of similar age that was set to be knocked down. Turns out she was gonna be crushed along with the old building. I pleaded with the owner and got him to sell it to me for 100 bucks and I would haul it out...I called my haul'n buddy and we saved her butt for whatever may come to pass. Maybe parts, maybe its own rebuild....the deal is, I can't stand to see the big ol trucks go down without a fight. I'll post pictures as soon as I can! 48D
  5. 48Dodger

    New chapter in my life.

    A 68 Dart would be perfect! More room than you think...its the body panels that are smaller not the interior so much. Plus it would fit in the semi...... 48D
  6. 48Dodger

    started on the 55 pontiac

    Always enjoy a good build thread Casper50....thanks for making the effort! 48D
  7. 48Dodger

    who knew baseball was so expensive!

    We complain....but yet the stadiums are full on the weekends....supply and demand I guess. I spent my money on a 70 inch screen TV...for sports of course. Full disclosure: I'm a lifetime A's fan (1972 to present)....cheapest seats in pro baseball. 48A's
  8. "So how do I tune this truck?" In general: do a normal tune-up for an internal combustion engine. Bring the ignition system together first. plug gap/ignition timing/breaker point gap/dwell/breaker arm tension...... Check float height: 5/8 inch Carb circuits: float level/idle rpm/idle circuit/accel-pump adjustment (power piston)/fast idle Check the unloader tension arm for the choke Use the nut plug over #6 to find top dead center and max vacuum pull. Depending on the year or use or preference its 2deg BTC or 0deg BTC. Minimum idle speed is 450 to 500 RPMS Resistor plugs need more gap: 0.035 vs non resistor @ 0.025 Your tappets need to be adjusted. Good to try that while running. Can be done not running. Intake 0.008 Exhaust 0.010 Double check float height for starvation Double check vacuum pull Double check the unloader Double check the valves for loose adjustments Double check the nut above #6 after your done checking vacuum and timing Check throttle connections Check choke connections let'er rip 48D P.S. Triple check the damn sparkplug wires for proper location.
  9. I don't know Paul.....the pictures you post....I wanna call your truck "Waldo" from now on...lol 48D
  10. I was gonna ask you that, Ed...! Wouldn't you remember if it was you?????.... "...was delivered by an old wrinkled man, not the nice post office girl.".... lol, well that describes about 98% of the guys posting on this site. :D 48D
  11. OK.....its the last days of May, so the International Work On Your Truck Day #7 is falling on June 2nd!!! No excuses Great Lakers area folks!!!(is that a thing?) the snow has GOT to be melted by now! The Five Rules: 1. Work on your truck. Not Mark's, but yours...unless you are Mark, then work on your truck buddy. 2. Report what you did to the Forum, not the girl at the post office, she doesn't care, she's just trying to get the junk mail sent out. 3. Post a picture of what you did. Its all good, sitting in it counts.....but at least hold a hammer or something. 4. Explain how you got the truck, what inspires you about it. 5. Try to share the days experience as soon as you can!!! Sharing is caring!!!.....Believe it or not, your story could inspire one of us to get back to it! Your story could help build another truck!!! Good luck!!!! Here comes Saturday!!! 48D
  12. 48Dodger

    Todd Build Thread

    Your build is looking awesome brother! Keep the metal flowin'.....soon it'll be time for paint! 48D
  13. 48Dodger

    Todd Build Thread

    Got plans to pull some for you soon.... 48D
  14. 48Dodger


    Welcome back Bud!! The Photobucket deal cost money now...but the photo deal here works just fine. 48D
  15. 48Dodger

    1953 Dodge 'coupe' truck project

    I hear ya Dav....I just think, "If there was ever a guy who should paint..." It'd be you. You're a guy who cares about these old trucks and your eye for detail is outstanding! I realize it takes time to develop skills, but I believe you could fast track those skills better than anyone....so in the spirit of the American way of getting someone's resolve up...." I dare you...I double dog dare you!"...:D 48D

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