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Jeff Balazs

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Jeff Balazs last won the day on June 21

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About Jeff Balazs

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 02/26/1955

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    http://www.heartofoakworkshop.com
  • Occupation
    Woodworker

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  • My Project Cars
    52 B3C daily driver

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  • Location
    Coto de Caza, Ca.
  • Interests
    Fishing & vintage Brit Bikes
  1. Tire Info!

    I have Goodyear Wranglers in that size on my B-3-C and am very happy with the ride quality. Jeff
  2. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Ed; Sure it can go in like you mention but I think this is a bit misleading. I bet they all left the factory installed in the same position. A study of the manual seems to confirm this.
  3. New 1950 dodge Truck to me

    Driving one of these trucks in dense ground fog is real interesting too. I was down to about 10mph the last bit this morning. Glad I added extra lighting for this very condition. At least others can see me......... Jeff
  4. Adventures of Dolly Dodge-continued

    I got a real kick out of you saying that Dolly got to hang out with all the cool cars......'cuz there ain't nothing there cooler than Dolly Jeff
  5. Dry oil canister. Help.

    Yep. All I can say is that there is a lot of spots in these old engines for crud or sludge to hide. Then you can add in the unknowns regarding the maintenance or lack there of. What we are left with is the definition of a gamble. I wasn't about to run mine without pulling the head, inspection covers and oil pan. Everything got cleaned up as best I could. Then frequent oil changes. Even with that there was stuff hiding in it. Didn't really start running like it should until a few treatments with MMO. I never thought it would work out as well as it has. Made me a believer....at least in this application. Jeff
  6. Dry oil canister. Help.

    Keven; This is just a suggestion based on my experiences with reviving one of these engines' You could try adding a pint of MMO and running it for a little while. Some are afraid of loosening up crud in the engine........but I figured this would actually help. And it really has for my engine. I wish I would have done it sooner. Reviving one of these old engines vs rebuilding is I think always a bit of a gamble. You never really know what is going to happen. MMO acts a bit like a solvent and helps flush junk out. Doing this has worked out well for me.........might do the same for you? Jeff
  7. Over Heating

    It has been a very hot summer here. I had some struggles with this issue as my route home from the shop includes a long steep grade with lots of stop-n-go traffic. Timing adjustments had no effect. Finally had the head gasket go. It was made by Felpro. Replaced it with one made by Best and have not had a problem since. Best must actually be best because the truck has never run better. Jeff
  8. Seat Belts installed?

    I had my upper pillers reinforced before I installed my 3 way belts. No point in having these unless they are actually going to hold up to an accident. Jeff
  9. using modern electronics

    The other option is to use a heads up display GPS speedometer. Mine is smaller than a pack of smokes and is plugged into a 12 V cigarette lighter. It is very accurate and is super easy to see. They are about $60 on ebay. Hth, Jeff
  10. Daily driver.........first impressions.

    most likely........
  11. Daily driver.........first impressions.

    Just completed two years of trouble free daily motoring. The old truck has been as good as gold. It's never left me stranded and has only required normal maintenance and adjustments. It just goes to show you if you start of with a good foundation these trucks can still handle the job. With a few carefully thought out mods that is. It really makes me glad I took on this project. Jeff
  12. 52 b3d "Little Blue Truck"

    I have a metal one in my truck. Bought it on ebay a few years ago. They do come up quite often. Jeff
  13. Air cooler

    I hate to say this but it kinda looks....... sorta like a flamethrower to me?........And awayyyyy we go!
  14. The 'Back in the Saddle' build

    Might as well make it a Long Island Ice tea.........have fun!
  15. 1953 Dodge 'coupe' truck project

    Here is what I ended up doing with my truck. Never even considered this until I was pretty far into the build. Just didn't like the way the Dodge cream color looked on the wheels once I had the truck painted. Got inspired by the maroon-ish color of the truckmaster heater I bought from GGDAD. I have since made a horse blanket cover for my seat to make it better for the dog. It is maroon/black with a bit of white in an southwest type pattern. Works out great and is actually more pleasant than sitting on vinyl. I would add that a "little" red goes a long way.......This and the wheels are plenty. Jeff
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