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    Just picked up my 49 dually

    There is a quarry near my house, I may just do that. I have it licensed for 30,000 lbs, so I'm sure I'm ok.
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    Just picked up my 49 dually

    Yep, had to pull it out of a snow bank. More coming, i'm getting the heck out of here!
  3. Be heading out tomorrow to get that 49 Dually dump I recently bought. If someone has parts they think I can't live without, or needs something hauled on my empty trailer going up give me a shout. What would i need? I usually don't know I need it until I see something. Didn't know I needed that '49!
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    Friend's airboat

    I knew a friend owned an airboat, but I had never seen it. When he found out I'd never been on one he invited my girlfriend and I to go on a tour in it. When I saw the sign on the rudder I knew some of you guys would enjoy it. His wife admits it's cute, she would like it better if it was on someone else's boat!
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    New glass

    Darn - I just placed an order with them Friday. Thought I went through everything the carried for my truck. Guess I missed them.
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    New glass

    Putting the new glass in my B1B. Got usable parts for the wing vents located, all sandblasted, repainted and glass ready to go in. i've masked everything off and will set the glass in black RTV. After a couple days cure time I'll score the RTV all around, then peal all the masking tape. i did my 40 Dodge sedan some years ago and this worked fine. i got all my window materials from Bernbaum. The sweeps have no way to rivet then in, he says work a screw through them. (Really - horizontally in a 1" slot??). The other parts he suggested glueing them, unlike the original rivets. Pretty low rent, I'm not happy. I did tell them as well, anyway, ask lots of questions before you buy. i'll post more pictures as it progresses.
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    New glass

    Good idea, thanks. Mine are gone, but I have several parts trucks. I'll check when I get home tomorrow. Hopefully I can salvage enough to make them work.
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    New glass

    Your solution sounds great, I can see that working. Bernbaum doesn't seem to know about it. Do you know where I can get these clips?
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    53 New Yorker valve stem leaking

    They make an oval stem, usually has a nut on a threaded stem. A good tire shop, or one in farm country should be able to help. You can get them online, too. Such as these on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Milton-476-Oval-Tubeless-Valve/dp/B001O2ZTSQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1523047470&sr=1-1&keywords=oval+valve+stem&dpID=41xIDb%2BT2PL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
  10. Just got my new wiring harness. They recommend you compare it wire for wire with the old one before starting. This will be fun!
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    Fun is about to start - new wiring arrived

    I've "painted" the outside with a product someone here recomended, Owatrol, which is a clear sealer said to kill rust. It looks pretty good, but was too shiny for my taste. I've worked it over with 0000 steel wool, and I think it will be fine. Just for the record, if I was doing it over, I would add a second coat while it was still soft (within 2-3 days) so there would be more thickness as I worked the shine off. Some people use clear coat to do this, but of 3 I've personally seen, all have rust continuing to build and bleed under the clear coat. This product is supposed to chemically put an end to any more rusting. Time will tell.
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    removing horn button, B1B

    Ok, got it off! Clockwise it is. Rather than drilling holes, etc. I used duct tape to get a good bite, made a t handle with it, and it worked. Part of my problem was, as I learned after it was off, was the part that has the 3 teeth, was rusty and resisting. Got my puller on, took a pretty good pull, but got the wheel off. Besides getting the wheel out of the way of painting, which I've accomplished, I wanted to clean and paint the tube the shaft goes through. I've now learned you can't get it over the shaft without loosening the steering box from the frame. That's a later tonight chore. Painting the cab is tomorrow's chore.
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    Fun is about to start - new wiring arrived

    Thanks for the grommet link. Thought McMaster Carr would be my place, but the hole was bigger than I'd want. oh, Paul, the dash is empty. Completely. About ready to paint. All the works for the vent were rusted up, frozen and broken. Dash was very rusty. Will be in much better shape in s day or two.
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    removing horn button, B1B

    Thanks. That was my guess, but it didn't come out. It does turn a fair distance, I guess it just needs some brute force - or would it be brute prying? Pretty frustrating - I bought a real puller made for these recently, not I can't get to the nut to use it!
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    Fun is about to start - new wiring arrived

    hole is 1 1/2".
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    Fun is about to start - new wiring arrived

    Yes, Rhode Island Wiring. All checks out, looks good. Problem now is finding a new grommet for the hole in the firewall where it goes through.
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    B1B ujoints - some feedback

    These tools are all well and good, I've used them for 50 years. But there is no access to use them.
  18. 48 and about half of 49 B1B half ton and maybe 3/4 and 1 ton, use a Cleveland U joint. This is the one with the plates on the outer part holding the cups in. They have been nearly impossible to find until recently when one of our preferred suppliers started supplying them. Great for them, I'm glad they tried, but they have problems. In general, these ujoints are hard to remove and install. The specific problem with these new ones is that the grease fitting is directly in the middle of the joint, pointing straight in the direction of the driveshaft. The 45 degree fitting that comes with it will screw in, but won't clear the shaft. Even if it fit, it's the wrong angle. I tried to fit a right angle fitting, but the tapered 1/8" pipe thread isn't tapped deep enough to thread in a normal fitting. The metal is so hard, you can't tap it deeper, which might have helped. at a cost of$100 each, if you buy 2 you are most of the way to buying a new driveshaft. $300 or so will buy a new custom one where I am. Find a yoke from a later transmission and differential, add a new driveshaft and you have an easy to work on, easy to find parts for solution. i got mine together, but can't grease it. I have a parts truck I'll pull yokes off of later, make a new driveshaft when I have time and replace this mess. Just an idea that might help someone.
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Actually, until interstates were being started, some states had no general speed limits. Missouri first had statewide limits around 56-57. I recall my father was seriously looking at VW buses then, his rational being if he was going to have to drive slow he'd just as well have some room. In the end he bought a used 56 Chevy wagon and drove fast anyway.
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    New Clutch Question

    There are several places that will rebuild our original parts with no issues, and usually for a lot less. I've walked into Unique in Jonesburg, Mo. and walked out 2 hours later with perfectly rebuilt pressure plate and clutch plate for under $100.
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Just put a brand newly overhauled motor in this one. New wiring from Rhode Island should be here any day, got all new glass, rubber, channels, etc ready to go in. I put a clear sealer someone here recommended, (Owatrol, I think it was) and it will stay rusty but won't rust. It'll be about a month, it won't quite be a daily driver, but a frequent driver. And, it drives nice. Once I get my NOS 3:56 gears in, it'll be a long distance driver.
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Tried, but this POS iPhone keeps putting my pictures on "the cloud", then can't seem to retrieve them when I want them.
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    I drove my 1924 Dodge Brothers frequently in the summer. Seems to not be so much fun in the winter.
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    They're still out there

    Until maybe late 60's it was very common to run back odometers. There were pros who made a circuit doing it at car lots. A key that it had been done was odometer numbers that don't line up correctly. When they used their picks and special tools it left that telltale sign. Notice how well the numbers line up - or, rather, don't. I wouldn't put much stock in the displayed mileage.
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    Carpel Tunnel damage

    I had my left done about 6 years ago. Strange, because I'm right handed. It was bad enough that my fingers would have no feeling after 15 minutes of using my skidloader. it did take about 6 months to get back to anything resembling normal, with pain in the non affected fingers, and much discomfort. The surprise benefit is that my left thumb, which had so much pain that I thought was from authoritis that made it unusable, was completely cured. I asked the surgeon about that and he said often that happens, but is unpredictable so they don't mention it so they don't get your hopes up. my right hand has never had a problem, and of course, I use it many times the amount of my left.
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