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Mike36 last won the day on January 28

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About Mike36

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 12/19/1945

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  • Location
    Columbia, Iowa
  • Interests
    Anything with an engine and covered with rust. Love to bring em back!
  • My Project Cars
    '36 Plymouth P2 coupe ( owned 51years ). '39 Dodge D11 4 door. '51 Dodge 1 ton. '39 Oliver tractor. 6 John Deere 2 cyl. Tractors ( '31- 51 ).

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    Son of Chrysler dealer mechanic
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    Antique vehicles and machinery, western US history

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  1. motor choice question

    Hang in there Sailor! There’s calm seas ahead!!!
  2. Replacement Radiator Cap Source

    Several ways to clean this up. I would wire wheel, then bead blast. Paint with Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer, then Rustoleum black paint. Will look brand new for not much money. Don’t forget a new gasket. If no bead blaster is available, soak in vinegar after wire wheeling.
  3. 1939 Dodge D11 speedo

    Madmutt, you have a very sharp D11.
  4. Old mopar's. What do I need to know?

    Chevrolet has always had good attractive styling. That has gotten them where they are today. Nice chrome, good seats, sharp paint, on and on. Lacking was engineering. For two auto companies to compete with each other, they have to have comparable expenditures on finished product. GM put there money into glitz, Chrysler put their money into dependability. My employer was constantly ridiculing my 91 Dodge pickup. According to him his 88 Chev pickup was far superior to mine. His Chev needed a new engine at 49,000 a new rear diff. at 75,000 and was jumping out of high gear when he traded it off 10 years ago. I’m still driving the Junk Dodge. Nothing major has been done to the drive train in 200,000 miles. Auto trans went out 2 weeks ago due to hole in trans cooler line. I will gladly take that reliability over nice lines and fancy chrome. Welcome to the forum.
  5. Pretty nice 1952 find.

    On - off on your heater is defroster control. Top left of heater is a hole where defroster hose goes. Headache rack not original.
  6. Old mopar's. What do I need to know?

    Oh yes, the wonderful Chevrolet. If your local parts store didn’t have wheel bearings, you could try the Schwinn dealer. That’s right, they had caged ball bearings in the front wheels just like your bicycle. Pathetic. All the Mopars were superior to the “Shove-it or leave it “ in any way you could compare them.
  7. Welcome to Alaska.

    No, you ride inside the bear to the terminal. Much warmer that way. Only a matter of time til there’s a extra fee for that !
  8. vacation

    That place is getting scarier all the time !!! You are a creative thinker Don !
  9. Piston ID

    The V For Victotry would indicate 42-45 to me, as the US did not enter the war until the very last days of 41, and was over in August 45.
  10. Carburetor Blues

    Hey Andy, don’t open the Stella until the machine work is done!!!
  11. How Many Drive Their Old Mopars In Rain

    Don’t waste your time. I looked into a vacuum canister once, didn’t see a damn thing.
  12. The Venerable Slant 6 vs Our Beloved Flathead 6s

    I know they will do that Jack. My cousin used to shut down 283 Chev’s with his, as well as several 318’s.
  13. The Venerable Slant 6 vs Our Beloved Flathead 6s

    You are right about it being a 332, in the over 50 years since it happened I had forgotten about that engine. In 79 I bought a new Dodge aspen with 225 engine. Other than looks, it in no way resembled the 61 engine. Those pre emission engines would run hard. The teacher was not trying to scare me, he wanted to know who it was. 427 had no trouble running down anything anywhere? Unless it was a blue Plymouth with a 43 on the door.
  14. The Venerable Slant 6 vs Our Beloved Flathead 6s

    Many,many years ago, I out run a 58 Ford 352 V8 with a 61 Dodge Lancer 225. Wasn’t even close. Sure was glad, he was one of my high school teachers and I did not want him to know who it was. There will be no discussion on why he was chasing me.
  15. P15 door hinge repair progress

    As a retired machinist, I can tell you some of the reasons for broken drill bits. 1 - Bit has to be sharp. 2- Alignment of bit to hole has to be absolutely maintained. Bits have to be hard to cut, and that makes them brittle. If the operator leans the drill a little to the side,result is almost certainly a broken bit because it cannot bend. Try bending a piece of peanut brittle. 3- Excessive RPM. This generates heat, causing trouble with the chips having enough time to ride the drill flutes up and out of the hole, resulting in a bind and broken drill. It also causes the drill to lose temper and go dull. 4- Use a lubricant. Minimizing friction minimizes heat and helps with chip flow and helps eliminate bind. 5- Feed rate, ( drilling pressure). The harder you push, the larger the chip size. Larger chips are more likely to have interference problems exiting a hole. Too little pressure causes the bit to rub rather than cut properly, resulting in a dull, then broken bit. In my career of building industrial tooling, I had to drill many small diameter holes in tool steel. This can be done successfully by following the tips shown above, plus drill with a pecking action. I have drilled many of these holes with such a small diameter, that I would let the drill turn a few revolutions, then pull it completely out of the hole, blow bit clean, blow out hole, re apply oil to bit, repeat. If it takes a half hour to drill a hole, that’s much less time than will be required to get a small broken bit out of the hole DO NOT GET IN A HURRY WHEN DRIlLING.