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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, family, friends and working on my pick up
  • My Project Cars
    1953 B4B short side


  • Location
    Tucson, AZ
  • Interests
    Paint and glue

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  1. The Oil Soup

    how to preserve an old decal?

    How about a photo of the decal?
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    Disc brake conversion issue

    Mine was the same as johnsartain and worked fine but I also ran all new brake line along with a Cherokee master cylinder.
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    P15 heater Assy work, duct, blower motors L & R..

    Here is a link to heater cores listed by size and I think the dimensions are strictly the core and not side tanks, but they do also list the inlet/ outlet sizes. I had to do some mods to make it work, but to have a custom made core was $100, so it was worth it. https://www.summitracing.com/search/part-type/heater-cores . Here is the blower motor I used, Oreillys has it listed as a Murray PM 354 for the same price. Good luck! https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/vdo,PM354,blower+motor,6916
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    Exploring my Meadowbrook

    It sounds as if the problem was a poor ground from the engine back to the battery and the current was flowing through the coolant. There are plenty of dissimilar metals in vehicles that get along fine especially with the new coolants and proper wiring.
  5. hi ,im visiting Tucson on vacation from 4th to 9th september ,is there anything old car related i shouldn't miss ?Am thinking of the car show at Little Anthonys diner and also the Pima air museum? Anything else?Thank you ,in advance!

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      The Oil Soup

      That and Freddie's at the intersection of Orange Grove and Thornydale on Thursday nights, Freddie's at North Oracle on Friday night and Cars and Coffee at La Encantada Śaturday morning. Enjoy!

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    Exploring my Meadowbrook

    For about $225 you can have a brand new aluminum radiator from Champion.
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    P15 heater Assy work, duct, blower motors L & R..

    I redid the heater that came with my truck replacing the core and the motor with parts from Oreillys. They both cost about $30 each and you can search the heater core sizes on the website and find one that works. The motor is 12 volt and is the same as the one Don C. shows in his rebuild and the core is aluminum.
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    Hubcap lettering

    This be the stuff.
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    There is also an adjustment under the float bowl connecting the accelerator pump to the throttle shaft. Mine stumbled like yours until I moved it to the longest throw and now it is happy. DTE1 carb on '53 truck may be different than yours.
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    New here. 1953 dodge pickup

    6 volt positive ground?
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    Warm start issue

    Mine acts the same when hot, once you go to restart it is overly rich because of fuel percolating in the carb. Simply floor it (don't pump it) hit the starter and she roars to life. And yeah, it sounds like you have an issue with your water temp. Could be the sword in the stone - WDT.
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    Some updated photos of the ol' girl

    You are definitely rockin' that 40s vibe! What's in the pipe?
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    D24 Shock Absorbers

    Here is a link to Monroe shock specs, find the right ends and the right length and you're ready to go! http://www.monroe.com/downloads/install-instructions-guides/MonroeMountingLengthSpecifications.pdf
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    Radiator swap question re P15

    Get the hacksaw out cut the down tube off and buy a rad hose ( Gates 20573 ) with a 90 degree bend and you're good to go.
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    temp. gauge repaired

    The JB weld is still holding and once it cured I put it in boiling water to check the accuracy and it's good.

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