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wallytoo

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wallytoo last won the day on January 31 2017

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  1. the information above didn’t provide any clues?
  2. i like it. not so rusty to us easterners, either, at least from that picture.
  3. i'm with merle. i wouldn't be surprised if the cab was swapped.
  4. a 237 would also be a long block (25"). this is the that came in my 1.5-ton originally.engine
  5. check the again, being sure it is installed correctly. it is possible to install it "backwards", which results in no pressure.oilrelief valve
  6. i concur about the 1350. i love the one in my b-1-fa, it really does make the big more driveable.truck edit: i hate the auto-link bullsh1t in the text editor. it makes typing replies nonsensical when it jumps the cursor back to the front of the auto-linked word. stupid.
  7. my roberts gasket is still working fine after 11 years.
  8. could be the data plate from a '51, but the cab/nose is a '53. also, with the '53 bed, it seems more likely to be mostly a '53, rather than a '51 with some swapped parts.
  9. the fluid drive emblems are correct. the dodge lettering on the dash would also hint at a '53 instead of a '51. here is a photo of the plate a '51 should have (my '52).
  10. i don't know of a disc conversion, but i can assure you that the brakes in the 1.5 ton trucks work very well. i've hauled some 4-ton loads in mine, over some steep roads; braking was never an issue. the cylinders can all be rebuilt. the drums are harder to source/replace. the triple overriders are a nice feature on yours.
  11. that ^^ probably works well to set them initially. the "hot" adjustment is much easier than it appears; i'd never done it before, but i was able to adjust all on the running engine. tappet wrenches make the job even easier, but it can be done with a normal combi-wrench.
  12. ?? the 6v horn will work fine on 12v. my truck was converted to 12v, and has the original horn, which works great, and has since i bought the truck in 2007.
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