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The Oil Soup

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The Oil Soup last won the day on August 21 2014

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About The Oil Soup

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Wall covering, painting and working on my pick up
  • My Project Cars
    1953 B4B short side


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    Tucson, AZ
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    Paint and glue

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  1. Starter grind

    I'm not sure about the cars but on the trucks the contact switch on top of the starter is adjustable by screwing it in or out to cause the pinion to engage at the right time. There is a procedure outline in the service manual.
  2. Engine Cutting Out At High Speed

    The first thing I would check is the fuel filter. It could be partially blocked allowing some fuel through but not enough for high fuel consumption. Cheap and easy.
  3. Fire Extinguisher Recommendation

    @The Oil Soup I did search for your thread, couldn't find it How about a link or info on what your using, the bracket and where you acquired the pieces The truck air cleaner simply clamps to the carburetor and I gutted the oil bath cleaner and installed a micro guard air filter MGA3902
  4. Fire Extinguisher Recommendation

    I'm using the oil bath housing with a pleated element concealed within.
  5. Fire Extinguisher Recommendation

    Does the B-2-C not use a door seal along the outer edge of the floor?
  6. Show us your Christmas trucks

    Rufus is one good looking red truck and maybe he will get a new front bumper for Xmas.
  7. How to tell the year of engine

    The difference between the 218/230 is the crank and connecting rods. I was pointing out the block may well be original to the truck and the head was changed for some reason. There is a milled area on the passenger side of the block above the generator below the head that should have the numbers you need. Here is a link to decode the numbers. http://www.t137.com/registry/help/otherengines/tengines.html
  8. How to tell the year of engine

    The head could have been changed at some point.
  9. How to tell the year of engine

    On the side of the block below the distributor near the oil pan and on top of the head behind the distributor.
  10. How to tell the year of engine

    The year it was made should be cast into the head and block dd/mm/yy. You can measure the stroke through the access hole over the #6 piston.
  11. Home Made Intake and Exhaust

  12. How to tell if your head has been messed with

    I bought a radiator from Champion (cc4749) off of eBay . It is for a 47-49 Plymouth but it has the correct dimensions to fit my '53 half ton. Seems to work fine, no temp problems was right at $200. I did have to cut off the downward angled piece on the top fitting and fab some new mounts. Here is a link to look through their specs. Good luck! http://www.championradiators.com/Champion-Radiators
  13. strange starter problem

    I had mine do that after I switched from 6 to 12 volt. It was a bad bendix drive that worked fine for a while and then jammed in the engaged position. Replaced it and now it's good.
  14. Ball and ball accerator pump

    What is the model number of your carb?
  15. Hey All

    DOI (Distinctness Of Image) . Somebody is into optics.