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About furiousgeorge

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    Member, been hanging around a while...
  • Birthday 01/22/1983

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    1948 Dodge 1/2 on Dakota frame.

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  • Biography
    I'm married with three kids, and have been a Dodge man since I was 10.
  • Occupation
    I'm a miner operator underground for Mosaic Potash.


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    Saskatoon erea, Saskatchewan, Canada
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    I've rebuilt a few MoPars, scale model building, anything that keeps my hands busy!

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  1. furiousgeorge

    251 engine bearing part #?

    The rods are roughly 8 1/4” center to center, has 954418 on it.
  2. furiousgeorge

    251 engine bearing part #?

    Ok, the crank got turned down .020. Though they're pretty convinced its from a 218 industrial based on the part numbers stamped on the bearings that were in it. Is there a way to id the crank? He wrote the casting number down for me on the receipt (955194), I'll measure the rod length in the morning. This engine has been rebuilt at least once in its life, so not a stretch to think that the crank/rods got switched out. The block has been bored .060 already, and could use it again, what is the maximum it can be taken? I've read that the small bore blocks can be bored out to the larger 3 7/16 bore, so I may end up doing that with the original 228 (it had spun a rod bearing, leading me to buying the 251), and using the 251 crank and rods (if that's what they actually are) and get a 251 with the original block.
  3. furiousgeorge

    Disc brake conversion issue

    Is there a specific spot the proportioning valve should be installed? I do have one, and I figured I’d put it along the frame where the stock front/rear splitter is. Looking at my ‘48 1/2 ton parts truck, the steering box is bolted directly to the frame rail (inside of the rail), where on my ‘50 1 ton, its in the same place along the rail, but instead of being bolted right to the frame rail, it sits outward (toward the engine) by the width of the top of the frame. So that puts it directly in front of the mc, with around 1/8” - 1/4” between them. I guess it’s just one of the differences between 1/2 and 1 tons?
  4. furiousgeorge

    Disc brake conversion issue

    I ended up drilling new holes in the frame, and it looks good to go now. How did you get the Cherokee master in with the adapter plate? On my truck theres barely enough room for the stock mc before it hits the steering box, and the Cherokee one is a fair bit longer. Also, one last question, is a proportioning valve nessesary for the disc swap? The instructions say that they’ll work with a stock mc, but don’t mention needing the proportioning valve or not.
  5. furiousgeorge

    251 engine bearing part #?

    Well, I ended up just taking the crank in the be turned, so I gave them the old bearings and told them what I know. They seemed pretty confident that they can get the right ones for me.
  6. furiousgeorge

    251 engine bearing part #?

    It is a Canadian engine, comes up from a Dodge DE-5 and DF-5 designations, Fargo FM-5 and FN-5. I don’t believe this had a fluid drive.
  7. furiousgeorge

    251 engine bearing part #?

    Dodgeb4ya, thanks for the info!
  8. furiousgeorge

    251 engine bearing part #?

    The only number cast on that side/half of the block is a single 1.
  9. furiousgeorge

    251 engine bearing part #?

    Vintage power wagon only had a truck id, I couldn’t find an engine id section? The number stamped into the block is T193, like I said, it decodes as a 251 on t137.com, but it’s one of the very few engines on their list with no year.
  10. Hello! I’m having an issue finding the proper main and rod bearings for my 251. I don’t know the year of the engine, which doesn’t help any, engine number is T 193, on the t137 page it just says 251, but not a year. The search and google didn’t help, there are numbers on the old bearings, but the local NAPA couldn’t cross them. Do all 251’s use the same bearings over all years? does anyone have the right part #’s for both main and rod bearings? Thanks!
  11. furiousgeorge

    Disc brake conversion issue

    I have them in with the bleeder screw pointing up, as per the instructions.
  12. furiousgeorge

    Disc brake conversion issue

    Ok, I sent him an email. I imagine it’ll be a simple solution that I’m overlooking, but it’ll be good to get his input.
  13. Hello, I am mostly done getting a Rusty Hope disc brake conversion onto my '50 1 ton (I swapped in 1/2 ton spindles). I've ran into a few problems that the search couldn't help much with. First is the brake hose. I have them attached to the hard line in the stock location, but the hose rubs on the tire/rim when turned to the limiter (for example when the passenger side turns all the way to the right.). I double checked the part numbers and I have the right hose, and it can only be put on the caliper one way. The hoses had a bracket on them, but the instructions said to remove them, so I did. Does anyone have a picture of how they put this together? Second is more of an annoyance then anything. The bearing dust caps fit pretty good the first time they went on (I lost the cotter pins, so I put the caps on to keep junk out of there until I got new ones), now they're too loose to stay in the hub. They were just on the shelf ones that matched the part number provided. I've never come across this issue before, maybe they were the wrong size? I'm assuming that these problems are my own fault, as the kit and parts list provided nearly just fell together up to this point. I figured I'd try my luck here before bothering Charlie with this.
  14. furiousgeorge

    Industrial engine into truck

    I ended up passing on it. I’ve got enough junk taking up space, and my 251 is in good shape. Thanks for all the info, it’s good to know in the future!
  15. Hello! I have a ‘50 1 ton that I’m working on (disc breaks, axle swap). I have a good 251 I’m planning on building for it as cash allows, but I’ve been offered a rebuilt industrial engine. He’s getting me the numbers, but knew it had been rebuild around ten years ago and mostly been in storage. It’s from a Massey 44 tractor, and says it has a 3 7/16 bore. My question is; what will I need to make it work in my truck? I have the original 228 that spun a rod bearing for parts. I’m thinking the carb and cam? Thanks!

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