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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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    265 motor

    Doesn't the same oil pump fit all the 23" and 25" motors?
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    Rear end swap issues

    i just looked at your profile to see if you were close - New Zealand - damn, I'll bet your resources are limited. Guess you won't be calling the guy I suggested.
  7. Glass used to be cheap at our local place. He sold it to his son, just got 2 pilothouse door glasses cut, and 2 wing vent glass. $275. No install, just bare glass out the door. I expected about $100. So so much for going to your local glass shop.
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    Dash cams

    This was taken through my windshield by one I paid about $60 for several years ago. If it interests you I can get the model tonight. It records about 12 hours on a little standard chip. Come see with a windshield suction cup mount.
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    Rear end swap issues

    Call Richard Losche, 573-874-1111. Ask him, that is about all he's done for 30 years. I expect he can do it cheaper and ship it to you. It'll work.
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    Rear end swap issues

    My local shop will make the whole shaft new for around $300. That is also what I paid for a new shaft with spicer u joints and a slip joint about 20 years ago in Austin texas. I'm guessing your biggest problem is you selected the wrong shop.
  11. I see where there are new gas tanks available for the 39-47 trucks. Is anyone making them for the pilot house?
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    Holy crap! Glass prices

    Both are safety glass. I think what you meant to ask was it tempered or laminated.
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    New gas tanks for pilot house??

    Thanks. Ordered one this morning. Also the sending unit. They have that as well.
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    Holy crap! Glass prices

    That's about what I expected. Used to be about $25 per glass, not now. He told me they were losing money at $275. Told him he didn't have to worry losing any more.
  15. Just when I thought I had enough trucks a friend called and said he needs to sell his 39 dodge 1 ton dually. No rust, runs, drives, good title. Price is good. What's a guy to do? pictures are supposed to be coming soon.
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    Thought I had enough trucks!

    It'll probably be April before I get up that way, but I can do that.
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    Thought I had enough trucks!

    Yes, he told me 39, but he realized he got it wrong.
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    Thought I had enough trucks!

    A no rust truck from North Dakota. It's now in north Minnesota. It's mine. dually, has a pto and hoist, the flatbed was removed and put on something else. Runs, drives, and more or less stops. Just got got to get up there and get it.
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    New gas tanks for pilot house??

    WOW! DCM is proud of those!
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    New gas tanks for pilot house??

    Well, that's interesting, but....where do I get one?
  21. Took my 99 3/4 ton Dodge to the local Cummins mechanic today. He was in a talkative mood, said " Want to see my trucks?". Sure. Very nice 47 with a 4BT cummins, turbo 350. One sweet swap. Sounds bad. then, his 4wd Little Red Wagon. 6 cylinder cummins. No picture, it was too tight in the trailer.
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    Bolts for floorboards

    I need a batch of bolts and the spring like nuts that hold the floorboards, hood and other stuff on my B1B. I don't even know what they are called, but if I knew what to call them I'm guessing Carr McMaster would have them. Can someone educate me?
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    47 1/2 ton, 4BT cummins

    Didn't see signs of much done to it. pretty slick install. Disk brakes up front, drums in back, original rear. 55 mph top speed. Master cylinder is a late 90's dodge hydroboost power setup, just the same as on my 99 Dodge 3/4 ton Cummins. It's shorter than the original 218. Engine weight is listed as "745 - 782 lbs w/ oil".
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    47 1/2 ton, 4BT cummins

    Here it is running:
  25. Would anyone have the paint code for this truck? I have some pretty good places on the firewall to match it, but the paint store, using their computer, comes up with a pink. That's not going to get it. They say with a code they have resources to get it right.
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