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RodFru2u last won the day on February 10 2016

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About RodFru2u

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 01/16/1957

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  • Location
    Bell, California
  • Interests
    Working in the shop with my Pop, Camping. Taking things apart and trying to put them together again.
  • My Project Cars
    1951 MG TD - Purchased 1959 retired 1964. Restored and back on the road 2005
    1934 Packard 1102 Limo Purchased 1980. Restored and back on the road 1988
    1948 Packard Woody - Converted into a Pick Up - SOLD
    1950 Dodge B2B Pilothouse

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  • Biography
    Have worked in many fields doing many things. Gramps to 4 young ones, Motors
  • Occupation
    Still working with my hands

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  1. Great to see you are back on your project. Life happens in between.breaks.
  2. I am talking with a lady in Washington State who has the 3 stainless steel grill bars for my 1950 B2B for sale, I am missing the bottom longest bar however I do have the top two bars, So I am wondering if anybody is missing other bars who might want to go in with me on the extra bars? I have some pictures and they are not perfect but they look ok. Contact me and we can see what we can work out, Thanks, Rod
  3. Wow What a GREAT TIME we had at your BBQ Tim, Thank you and your Bride for a wonderful meal and party. Sorry we had to eat and run, I am sure we will be back up that way in the future for more BBQ and chatting with new friends. Happy to meet and put faces with those I have been chatting with . See you all again sometime. Thanks again Tim & Steph for an excellent adventure. Rod
  4. Hey all, Just a quick short note to all Southern California Mopar Car and Truck Owners. The Bi Annual Mopar Swap Meet @ Woodley Park In San Fernando Valley will be on April 8 - 9 this year, As usual I will be there early to snag all the " good" deals and leave the scraps for everybody else. I have met a few Forum members there and hope to meet many others if they are in the area My truck is running and my plan is to drive it till I break it, so I have plenty of room to haul all the jewels I find home. Anybody want to meet up ? The best and central place is @ the Cement Restrooms in between the swap meet and car show. My cel # 323 332 8326.
  5. Darn shame about that laynrubber, I just picked up 2 us gal @ $11.25 each ( with Auto Club discount ) from the NAPPA in So Cal. Even the guys behind the counter never heard of it. I had to show them in their own catalog then, I had to find it on the shelf ( that's why I bought 2).
  6. Those wipers are GREAT, even more useful in the rain. Good Job
  7. Fordchap, Did the little jumper wire fall out of breaker plate ?
  8. Good luck, You are going about it right. This way you will know the condition when you install it in your project.
  9. Not sure if it will work, Those fingers on the keepers DO grab the knurled caps, and stop them from moving. I am not sure why they did that, Perhaps you could use the old keepers and new bolts with those bolt tabs Just my 2 pennies worth.
  10. Hey Dav, Nice to hear from you, Yepp Hank has been most helpful while dealing with the all the fun breakdowns my truck and I enjoy sharing. I will drop you a PM and we can chat, Thank you for the offer. I plan on dropping in the floor shift this weekend to get the dead rotting carcuss back on the road, and ready for our next adventure. It sure has been fun, besides if it don't kill ya it sure makes for a great story. Life's Short, Gotta Enjoy it while you can !
  11. I found those Cleveland type U Joints @ Roberts Motors for $ 75.00 each. It was a perfect fit, Just remember to INDEX the drive shaft at the transmission and rear end.
  12. Had to dig up this old thread about my 3 speed column shift, Seems someone some time ago had their hands in my transmission. The only reason I know this,I had a problem with being able to shift as I got off the freeway here in So Cal. I managed to get to a parking lot to check out my problem. I found a milky fluid running out between the engine & tranny I am NOT a transmission expert or have even torn a transmission apart by myself, I figured with Hank's help and some good pictures I might tear into the guts to see what happened. Found some one must have lost the original countershaft locking plate and replaced it with a sub standard piece of scrap. After I had AAA flat bed my truck (50 B2B) to my Pop's house I called Hank ( my Expert), He came to my rescue again with a "clean" tranny case and guts just like mine. I told him there was a shaft sticking out the back of the trans, he said nope should be a lock plate with a bolt. Mine had 1/2 a lock plate. Long story short , remade substandard part, saw Hank's case with original plate twice the width of mine. Remade locking plate and replaced top plate and gasket, I never pulled the transmission just did it all from the top Well Poop happens, when the plate broke, the counter shaft slid out 1.5" and dropped the front washer in the case. I felt the grinding some when I shifted between some gears ( again SHOULD have listened to my " expert" and yanked the trans.). So we jacked the beast in the air with stands on all four corners and dropped the slush box. Ripped apart the box and found the front washer.had indeed dropped off the counter shaft and was sitting on a ledge in the case. HOWEVER when I checked the parts page picture I saw the front "washer" seems to show a "flat" washer and the two rear " washers" show a grooved ( I assume oil slingers) . For some reason whom ever had their hands in my transmission found things wrong and tried to correct them by just swapping parts. I found the front flat washer was now a broken rear grooved brass washer and the two in the rear were one flat and one brass grooved. Checked a few places, no luck so far. Reassembled the transmission with same size washers while I hunt some replacements and I will be installing the floor shift transmission trying to get out of the neighbors front window.
  13. Update: I ordered the Cleveland style universal joints from Roberts Motor Parts. Part# T389 needed two (2) front & rear. Both sets came with new bolts, locking tab tips and new matching knurled holders. I placed the order 6 am Tuesday California time, They showed up @ noon today ( Friday ). Took 2 hours to install them, cleaned up and back in the wind before 5 pm LA traffic I'd say a perfect replacement part.
  14. Yeah, Thought it was too good to be true, Found it @ Roberts online called to make sure. I have not checked mail today but was only ordered yesterday morning along with a gas tank sealing kit from Bill Hirsch for another project; Nice when extra cash come in and the bills are paid. I will keep ya informed.
  15. I just ordered a set from Roberts, $ 165.00 shipped. Let you know how it goes. Pricey suckers ! But the truck is dead or a flower pot without them.