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Jeff Balazs

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Jeff Balazs last won the day on March 27 2018

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About Jeff Balazs

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  • 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

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  1. Jeff Balazs

    Flat head supercharged

    Ha! Their RR Merlin was better than anything we built at the time. Fastest prop engined combat plane to see lots of action was the absolutely amazing Mosquito with a pair of Merlins.
  2. Jeff Balazs

    Me and the B-1-D

    Nice find! Love those 9' beds. You will have fun with it. Jeff
  3. Jeff Balazs

    1953 Dodge - What have I got into

    I would urge you to do a careful assessment of the entire truck before taking the engine in for a rebuild. There is an awful lot of other things that may need dealing with there that could be way more problematic than the engine. For example what shape is the frame in? Mine was bent pretty badly and yet my truck "looked" a hundred times better than what you are starting off with. I suggest a real plan before starting off with much. These trucks are not all that easy or cheap to complete. Jeff
  4. Jeff Balazs

    Engine problem

    To me this kinda sounds like a fuel delivery issue. Could be the fuel pump or a partially collapsed fuel line. Hth, Jeff
  5. Jeff Balazs

    RTS 5215

    Yes put them back together but do not tighten the connection bolts until you have done an intilial torquing of the manifold mounts. Jeff
  6. Jeff Balazs

    Head Gasket Recommendation

    Best is still the best. I had similar issues with the Felpro I fitted first. And re-torque at least 3 times at short intervals after it has come up to operating temp a few times. Hth, Jeff
  7. Jeff Balazs

    Electronic ignition again

    Interesting. I have the same problem with my vintage 6V Westach tachometer. Does not work correctly with the Pertronix module. If anyone ever figures out a fix for this one I would sure like to know. I won't be going back to points just to have a working tach. That's for sure. 😀 Jeff
  8. Jeff Balazs

    Droopy door handle

    Good luck finding new ones. Usually have to find another latch....and rob Peter to pay Paul. Jeff
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Jeff Balazs

    Carb Kickin' My Butt

    Funny....but it is always obvious after the fact. 😀
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