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Old CWO last won the day on December 2 2018

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About Old CWO

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    Northern Nevada
  • My Project Cars
    1952 Dodge Truck
    1952 Truck Bed Trailer


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    Guns, Trucks and Curvy Women

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  1. Old CWO

    Long journey

    Cell phone? That's no fun! You're supposed to change your points on the side of the road in the rain at night while wearing your Sunday clothes using a matchbook as a feeler gauge...
  2. Old CWO

    Long journey

    I'm about 375 miles from the flats. I have never been to Bonneville for speed week but it's definitely on the to-do list.
  3. Old CWO

    Long journey

    This probably goes with saying, but I would carry some basic stuff with me. When I was a teen, it was still common to have carburetors and points in your daily driver. Most savvy folks I knew had some tools, fluids, rags and a spare set of points on board.
  4. Time Left: 17 days and 2 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Anyone have one they want to part with?


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  6. Old CWO

    Correct oil

    That's an interesting choice, usually the Synchromesh fluids are recommended for the more modern aluminum transmissions like Tremec or New Venture. I would have probably defaulted to Amsoil 75W90 Manual Transmission Gear Lube in the older trans and not even considered the lighter stuff. I bet it shifts like butter even when it's cold. Thanks for the information!
  7. Old CWO

    Correct oil

    As many have stated, engine oil requirements are easily met by virtually anything available on the shelf in grade or close to it. In the gearbox, I would personally be a little more selective. There is a possibility that some EP GL5 rated gear lubes intended for hypoid rear axles can harm yellow metals inside transmissions. As transmission rated gear lube is reasonably easy to find, I always stick with that just in case. It's perhaps overkill, but cheap insurance at the end of the day.
  8. Has anyone tried a beam front axle from a 2wd Jeep XJ Cherokee? Since the XJ rear axle is such a clean fit in many of these vintage Mopar trucks, perhaps the front might work as well? You would of course have to torch off all the coil spring mounting stuff but that's easy enough. I'm thinking you could weld perches on it and keep the stock leaf spring front suspension. Obviously the ride height and steering would need to be worked out, but it might be a way to modernize steering and brakes without irreversible mods to the original chassis and suspension. It should be more suited to a truck GVW than a passenger car IFS as well. Just a thought...
  9. Great looking truck, certainly a nice pair piece to the car.
  10. Old CWO

    Flywheel Bolt Problem (Major)

    I have not personally had one of these apart but from the photo it appears to me that you are dealing with a stud, not a bolt. and I agree with Merle; replace them all. A wheel stud of suitable dimensions should be available from a "real" auto parts store.
  11. Old CWO

    Patina for sure

    Old historic ghost towns in the Eastern Sierras are said to be in a state of "arrested decay." Maybe that's how you describe it. Whatever you call it, well loved old trucks are just flat cool. Freshly painted and hot rodded ones ain't bad either! And come to think of it, I have shot my share of primer bombs just to get the junk to at least one color so it looked presentable to the neighbors. Now, fake patina....
  12. Old CWO

    Patina for sure

    The styling of that truck is just amazing compared to the ho-hum aerodynamic chrome plated plastic pickups of today. The idea of a truck like that sitting on a Ram 3500 diesel 4x4 chassis is really starting to grow on me. Modern engineering hidden under vintage iron just makes perfect daily driver material in my mind. My current DD is truly a marvel of modern reliability, comfort and quality but I might as well be driving a Kenmore refrigerator...boring and exactly the same as everyone else.
  13. Being a Chief is one of the best jobs in the military, you should be very proud of your son (even though he did choose the wrong sea-going service)! Thank you for the kind words about the truck. It still runs the original 218 flattie but there have been some concessions made to originality for the purposes of safety, reliability and modern driving. It now has front disc brakes, a dual reservoir master cylinder, Jeep rear axle, radial tires, electronic ignition, seat belts and so forth.
  14. Indeed CWO2 USCG, Retired Semper Paratus
  15. Old CWO

    Merry Christmas

    Very nice. That would make a nice Christmas card image.

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