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Brent B3B

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  1. Brent B3B


    little background, My B3HH ("Rob") was ordered by the Navy and then what I would guess acquired by a fire department. With that, there is an extra battery box under the drivers side hood and a switch on the dash for the batteries. I have what I call "resistors" at the ignition, coil (neg side) and at the generator (photo) I haven't seen these on my other trucks so, I wonder what is the function, are they really necessary, can they be tested?
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    I was going to PM a couple of you, but I figured I'd ask on the forum incase someone else doing a search had the question. you all three receive "best answer" thanks guys!
  3. Keithb7, congrats on the "new" truck, what is the towing capacity on it? I like your color and I am so jealous, my 96 is only 2wheel drive with the 360 and the paint is GONE.. BUT it only has 107k and it recently got me out of a pinch (towed myself 2 miles back home.... )
  4. when we recently "switched over" to this format, there was a question about background colors.... don't know if that is still an issue for new folks or not
  5. I’m admitting, I don’t have the best looking rides or the most popular. I go to the car shows to BS with others and maybe get a dash plaque ….. I don’t want awards or anything…. I am just there to chill and represent the “B” series here locally. With that said, I did spend the last few weeks cleaning up the B4D, wet sanded the rust, took off the running boards and cleaned them up etc. mainly because people keep telling me at the shows I should, so I did. Went to a car show Sunday in a nearby town of 2100 people at the airport. I was ½ hr early, folks that were there were wiping down their cars and preparing for the day. I pulled down the landing strip and there was a guy directing cars to park on the grass. As I pulled near him he ignored me and parked three other cars that were behind me. Confused I pulled over and waited off to the side. Did he not see me? Did he have a preference who parks where? is this for cars only? HMMMM. I waited for a few moments then I got out, asked him “is there was more parking” he looked over at my truck and replied, “are you going to enter THAT?” I said “I don’t know, are there dash plaques?” he said no, “just trophies” I told him to have a nice day and went home and took Julie out to breakfast. Yesterday I cleaned up “Rob” thinking next year I should take him to this event….. the exhaust points at the ground! LOL
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    1949 B1 1.5 ton brake question

    When you dive into it, start a thread in the "truck forum"..... I don't think as many guys check or look at this forum (" technical archive") or have a moderator move this one for you. (If you want) Theres 1.5ton 🙂 of smarter guys out there.... hate to see you get stuck with just me, LOL
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    1952 Dodge B3B

    Those freeze plugs are on the drivers side, the one in the photo is behind the distributor. I removed the oil filter and plugged the ports with the yellow plugs. If you flush, you might throw the tappet covers back on, the intake bolts back in and pack the pistons with dry "laundry" first. If you have the water pump off, you could backflush the distribution tube also. Start with low water pressure, you will be able to turn it up as you get a feel for how fast it is coming out. Napa has the replacement freeze plugs
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    1952 Dodge B3B

    A lot of us know exactly what your saying, I was at a show yesterday I was the only pilothouse, the other Dodge truck there was a Ratrod.... at least I was parked between two Plymouths
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    1949 B1 1.5 ton brake question

    Congrats on the new ride. Looks clean and straight. Do you know the front drums are bad? sorry I don't know about disc brake conversion for these trucks but, from experience on mine I can say, With the brake booster and the cylinders rebuilt, new lines and shoes...... he stops on a "quarter" 🙂
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    My new truck!

    Very jealous! Congrats!
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    Cracked Manifold

    moderator, please post parts wanted in the "wanted" section! no, really (luv ya man!)
  12. sorry Dave, I don't know much with the "C" series, I would have guessed the bed area but again, I don't have a clue. don't give up or let it hold you up. stick them on the wall as "art" until the right person stumbles across your thread or until you have that "ah- ha" moment you can bet next time I see a "C" series I will be looking for them good luck,
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    Non Pilot House sightings

    I gave them a call today.... 56' chev cab on Dodge running gear, powered by cummins with a military bed. The owner stuck the F-rd emblem on cause he likes it... Funny, I noticed that as well but thought, well, it's in better shape than mine.....
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    Non Pilot House sightings

    saw this at a parade my granddaughters were in last weekend. not really sure what this is/was.... I call it a forolet PW (powered by a diesel)
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    Merle hope you don’t mind me recycling this thread title I to have been stranded. Last year at the BBQ…. lucky for me, I was in good company with my forum brothers trying to help figure out why the B4D wouldn’t start. I remember you, Rod, John and Mark and others helping me try and figure “why”.... I remember even Davin holding Marks beer while Mark helped. Fast forward to yesterday driving my B3HH. Made it to the black top after feeling confident my fresh (two year old, driven 4 miles) tune up (points, plugs, condenser, plug wires) would get me down the road. Oh, and I changed the wiring and installed a rebuilt carb and this happened. It just died! I had to shut off the recording because nobody wants to hear a grown man cry. My first instinct was to compression start as I was still rolling -- it wouldn’t I stopped in the middle of the road, tried to start it- nothing – getting gas, must be my brand new battery…. I had been having trouble with my “amp” meter not reading anything. got a ride home and charged the battery – turns over awesome but – NOTHING! Ended up loading it up (a fiasco in itself) and towing it back home (so glad I bought this trailer this year!) Got it home, did some troubleshooting and drove him off the trailer. My troubleshooting = 1.) Checked for fuel supply at the carb -- check 2.) Removed coil wire check for spark – nada 3.) Replaced the coil – still nada 4.) Removed the ignition wire and coil wire from the starter and jumped a wire directly from the battery to the coil – BINGO! Sorry for the lengthy story but, if it can help someone in the future I am glad to be the stooge Morel of the story, try not to get frustrated, don’t give up, don't rule out the ignition switch itself and don’t think just one come-a- long will get a 10,000lb truck on the trailer
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    gas tank installed

    tanda62, sorry I am not familiar with your build yet, is the back cross member removed, modified or just missing? my tanks mount to the cross members both front and rear and the bracket mounts to the rear on my B3B and B3D frame, with the bolt springs at the rear not to confuse the mounting info given by others above but not my B4D's (126") tank is mounted a little different. it has no brackets and the bolt springs are at the front (guess there was a little variance between models for the tanks and mounts)
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    Newbie Questions

    put an add in the "wanted section"....... on an unrelated note, anyone know if the "air-o-ride" seat was put in the B1/2, 1.5ton trucks?
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    1953 Job Power Bench Seat

    both springs and foam
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    3/4 ton or 1/2 ton how to tell?

    No sure where you are looking or if it is the same, but on my trucks the s# is lightly stamped up front on the drivers side (area above the rivets on this frame) i can see that area with the fender on but the tire out of the way could make it easier
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    Original ignition key found

    no need to hide them Rob, just send me a spare for the "Green machine" and "Big Red" i'll keep them safe for you
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    3/4 ton or 1/2 ton how to tell?

    is there a stamp on the frame like the "B" series? if so you might be able to use http://www.t137.com/registry/help/decode.php good luck,
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    Thanking my friends....

    GROUP HUG!!!! HURRY before ggdad1951 gets here..... he squeezes to tight
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    1952 Dodge B3B

    for what it's worth, I took my first manifolds and head to have them "resurfaced" at a local head cylinder shop they checked and they didn't need any work done but, they charged me $45. to tell me that and clean them up. the next three I did, I cleaned up myself, check them with a straight edge and just replaced the gaskets as for the cooling system, three of my motors were still in the trucks so I pulled the freeze plugs and flushed the block with fresh water...... but, my objective was just to get them running. not saying it is the right thing to do, it's just what I did/do (on "George" I pulled the motor and had the whole thing dipped and gone threw by an engine rebuilder) for the cover, put a add out on the "wanted section"
  24. seriously, I can't even make this stuff up https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/hab/d/1952-dodge-pick-up-truck-was/6647376981.html you would think they would use a more popular brand of vehicle to use if they wanted a larger audience
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    what are the rules cruise in/ car shows

    LOL, thanks i/we appreciate and look forward to that every year! sooo true, only with parent supervision though ( i don't want them thinking they can climb over just any car at the event) hey, here are a couple kids in our truck from the 2018 Clements event (driver = ggdad1951, navigation = 48dodger)

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