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Jeff Balazs

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About Jeff Balazs

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  • Birthday 02/26/1955

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    http://www.heartofoakworkshop.com
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    Woodworker

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  • My Project Cars
    52 B3C daily driver

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    Coto de Caza, Ca.
  • Interests
    Fishing & vintage Brit Bikes

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  1. Jeff Balazs

    Droopy door handle

    Good luck finding new ones. Usually have to find another latch....and rob Peter to pay Paul. Jeff
  2. Jeff Balazs

    What is this?

    Could it be some sort of solenoid actuated heater control valve? Perhaps it was used instead of a manual valve on the heater connection at the rear of the cylinder head. Jeff
  3. Jeff Balazs

    Complete Cab reseal

    I have a 52 B-3-C which is my daily driver and lives outside. I will tell you that it is a real chore to get these cabs totally sealed up....even with the "good" stuff. And I am in Southern California where we do not get much rain these days. Can't imagine how bad it would be in harsh weather. I have not used the DCM stuff but I doubt very much there is a one source shop to get this task accomplished. I mainly used the Steel products and have fussed and fussed with the windshield. Not absolutely certain but I think my replacement glass might be a bit undersized. At any rate I have got it to stop leaking from time to time only to have it start again somewhere else in a different spot. Vigilance is required. Jeff
  4. Jeff Balazs

    New to Forum

    Welcome to the group. Cool truck. Don't sweat the Fluid drive thing. My 52 B-3-C has it and it drives fine just like a conventional stick....perhaps a bit smoother. About the only time I actually "use" it is stop-n-go on a hill and then only rarely. Rest of the time it gets used just like a regular stick shift. Have fun with it. Jeff
  5. Jeff Balazs

    Electronic ignition again

    That is what I thought Don until I had to fuss with 3 different sets of crappy repop points. A lot of this stuff is just junk now a days. This experience is what got me to switch over to the Pertronix. At least for me it has been Fit and Forget. And I drive my truck every day. Jeff
  6. Jeff Balazs

    Electronic ignition again

    Well I do carry a spare module. Just have not needed it. I do the same with other items too like fuel pumps and filters....stuff that isn't on the shelves too often. Got if I need it..... but I haven't. One tip I have heard is that sometimes the module can be damaged by using old ignition switches that may have high resistance etc.... I can't say for certain but my set up is 100% reliable. To add to what Merle mentioned the inside of the distributor cap and rotor on my truck looks brand new so things stay a lot cleaner and that is good too. Jeff
  7. Jeff Balazs

    Electronic ignition again

    I have a 6V Pertronix system that has been in daily service for more than 4 years. Absolutely no issues at all. The problems I have heard of is when it is not used with a matched coil.....or if wiring used is the wrong size. Any piece of electronics is subject to failure if it is not installed properly. Having made this mod....successfully..... I would never consider going back to points. It is that good. Jeff
  8. Jeff Balazs

    Carb Kickin' My Butt

    Funny....but it is always obvious after the fact. 😀
  9. Jeff Balazs

    230 main bearings....For Torque Converter????

    Does the OP actually have Hy-Drive? His initial post included a query as to if these bearings could be used in a standard shift application..... Jeff
  10. Jeff Balazs

    230 main bearings....For Torque Converter????

    I am pretty certain it is just a material based difference. They offered upgraded rear main bearings for the fluid drive equipped vehicles. I fitted this on my Fluid drive truck. Jeff
  11. Jeff Balazs

    Rear axle and wheels

    Well that process seems completely different from a couple of You-tube videos I watched. In those there was a retainer and bearing race that needed to be cut off. They did not say anything about C clips either. They were saying that it is a good idea to replace the bearings while you have the axles out..... Jeff
  12. Jeff Balazs

    Fuel Mixture Screw doesn't change the idle.

    You need to check your vacuum readings with a good gauge. I am betting that it is too low for the idle mixture screw to work. Try adjusting the timing until you get a higher reading .....18" to 21" is about optimum. Then see what happens as you adjust the mixture screw. Hth, Jeff
  13. Jeff Balazs

    Rear axle and wheels

    Merle; Yes I believe it did come as a 5x5 pattern. I just crawled under to have a look and discovered that I have a leak at the driver side seal. I wonder when that started and how hard it is going to be to fix it? I bought the axle used and have put 15 thousand miles on it. Guess it was bound to happen. Jeff
  14. Jeff Balazs

    Rear axle and wheels

    Mid 90's models are quite popular. I swapped in a early 2000's out of a Grand Cherokee into my 3/4 ton. Got 3.55 ratio and rear discs at the same time. So there are choices..... Need to save the shock mounts and reuse for the swap. Hth, Jeff
  15. Jeff Balazs

    Dodge T110L Eaton axle

    Hello and welcome. You definitely have the right idea about doing an axle swap. It is going to be the best and most cost effective way to up your cruising speed. I would guess you could probably go as high as a 4.10 or a bit lower say around 5.0. I can't help you with axle selection for this but surely someone else here will have more specifics. Very cool truck you got. Enjoy! Jeff
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