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About bosworth

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    on kerr lake, 50 miles north of Raleigh, NC
  • Interests
    sailing, woodworking, tinkering with the old car, traveling
  • My Project Cars
    Early 49 Plymouth p15 club coup. 51 Dodge B3B, 108 pickup, 1931 Ford model A closed cab pickup.

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    55 years in western New York state, retired to NC in 2001
  • Occupation
    retired Industrial Arts teacher


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    Near Henderson, NC on Kerr Lake
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    Wood Working, sailing, travel

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  1. bosworth

    10 Inch Wiper Blades

    check out Amazon, I think they are under 11" classic wiper blades
  2. I used 3/16 premade brake lines
  3. bosworth

    A few pictures of my 51 B3B project

    I haven’t run over 60 but haven’t noticed any vibration
  4. bosworth

    A few pictures of my 51 B3B project

    The oil soup, did you connect the Jeep e brakes using the Dodge e brake cable? What other hardware is involved? At some point I may want to switch over to the Jeep e brakes thanks Bill
  5. bosworth

    A few pictures of my 51 B3B project

    I didn’t modify the drive shaft at all. The Jeep rear end uses the same universal as the Dodge. So spring perches are about it. I used the shock mounts from the stock axle.
  6. bosworth

    A few pictures of my 51 B3B project

    I'm sure you could pull tree stumps with the stock rear end, it was a 4.11, with the Jeep rear end the truck move along very nicely, I don't have a tack but the engine doesn't sound very busy at 55 or 60 mph, I also have easy to adjust brakes and easy to find replacement parts. I had tried to pull the rear brake drums off of the stock axle with no success, as I planned to swap out the axle I didn't keep up the effort. The stock drive shaft mates up perfectly with a standard universal joint. So yes very happy with the swap. Bill
  7. bosworth

    A few pictures of my 51 B3B project

    Turbo53 The axle that I used was from a 1990 Jeep Chreokee it's a Dana 35 with a 3:55 ratio. the swap wasn't to difficult, I had to cut off the Jeep spring perches then purchase new 1.75" perches to fit the axle diameter. Welding the new perches back on is critical as you need to make sure the input shaft is in the correct plane, there are some excellent references for how to do this on this forum. I also needed to buy new "U" bolts. The axle length is an inch or two shorter than stock, but doesn't seem to cause any problems. Many people have used similar axles some preferring one with disk brakes. I replaced the axle bearings and seals as well as the brake cylinders, shoes and all brake hardware. I removed the emergency brake hardware as I am using the stock emergency brake. This axle is not limited slip and as far as how much power it will handle, I have not idea, but I'm sure it's up to handling what my 218 can deliver. Bill
  8. bosworth

    A few pictures of my 51 B3B project

    I didn't use a kit for the interior, but I did get ideas from this forum and from looking at Pilot House interiors website. I used a cardboard sheathing material that is plastic coated on both sides to make patterns and to make the final head liner, back panels, door panels and kick panels. I'm fairly happy with the way they turned out, everything is covered with vinyl except for the kick panels which are carpet. Bill
  9. bosworth

    A few pictures of my 51 B3B project

    I believe that the seats came out of a VW Pasat. I don't know the year. A neighbor bought them at one of the Good Guys shows for a hot rod, not realizing that they were for a four door car and wouldn't tip forward for his coupe, he was very happy to sell them to me. I should also have mentioned that the hub caps and rims were provided by Plymouthy Adams. Bill
  10. bosworth

    A few pictures of my 51 B3B project

    I will replace this engine with the rebuild, Again, thanks to everyone for all of your input and help throughout this project. Bill
  11. I guess it's about time I posted a few pictures of my project. I got this truck about 3 years ago, it was either I bought it or it went to the crusher, as I was only paying scrap price I figured I had nothing to loose. I knew once I started though, that It would be a very time and money consuming project. Besides replacing a bunch of sheet metal, I changed the rear end to a Jeep Cherokee with a 3.5 ratio and drum brakes. I installed a front ScareBird brake kit. The engine that is currently in the truck was supplied by Dan Babb. The engine that I am rebuilding is the one that was in the truck when I got it. Although the engine has some issues I have been driving it, I really love driving this old truck and am amazed at the amount of attention it draws, seems I can't go anywhere without someone wanting to examine the truck and relate fond memories of old Dodge trucks they have known. The paint color is called Laguna Green and was available on Mini Cooper convertibles for a short time. I put the truck together to make a comfortable driver, not a show truck.
  12. bosworth

    crankshaft question

    I want to thank everyone for their great input, I learned a lot in a short time. I purchased a crank from this website store and should receive it this week. I'll have to start collecting up the rest of the parts so they can complete the rebuild. I should post a few pictures of my project so you can see what I've been up to so I'll start another thread and see if I can figure out how to post the pictures. Thanks Bill
  13. bosworth

    crankshaft question

    Elwood, thanks for the information, it's interesting that the cranks are universal. it seems like the biggest job with the 8 bolt crank offered would be fitting a pilot bearing. If i were to go with the 8 bolt crank I would have to find out if the flange is setback further than the 4 hole crank. Thanks Bill
  14. bosworth

    crankshaft question

    I seems that the surface is to damaged to be turned to .040, I was hoping that it could be saved. I went over to the shop this morning and looked at the crank number, it's very hard to read, at first I thought that the number was way off in left field, then figured out that I was reading the number up side down!! As best I can make out it is consistent with 952068. The engine Number is P23*87907 so it should be a 218 out of a 52 plymouth. They are going to clean up the block and check for cracks etc. If it is ok, I will be looking to get a replacement crank.. On another topic, there is a question about removing the plate at the end of the camshaft, is this the thrust plate?, is it pressed on? thanks Bill
  15. bosworth

    crankshaft question

    thanks, I will go over to the engine builders this morning and try to find a forge number for the crank that I have. He also indicates that the camshaft looks warn, I have another running engine that may donate a camshaft, the crank in that engine is worse than the one at the builders. Thanks Bill

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