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John Rogers

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John Rogers last won the day on November 11 2017

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About John Rogers

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Benson, Arizona
  • Interests
    I love music and history . Im a Civil War as well as Revolutionary War living historian / reenactor. Last but not least as one would expect I love working on my Pilothouse.
  • My Project Cars
    1949 Dodge truck

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  • Biography
    Im a retired bodyman and I love working on and restoring old cars truck and bikes
  • Occupation
    Retired slightly beat up and slow moving bodyman :)

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  • Location
    Benson, AZ
  • Interests
    Gear head since birth , Civil War artillery reenactor, history geek and musician

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  1. John Rogers

    Off topic hobbies

    In addition to my addiction to old vehicles especially my B1B, I am also a Civil War reenactor / living historian. I started reenacting about 20 yrs ago doing cavalry . I broke my back racing MX . After that I couldn't ride my horse anymore to I decided to change branches of service and my friends and I started the 1st Texas light artillery / 3rd US Co A. In addition to reenactments we also participate in presentations and demonstrations at schools as well as memorial salutes and such. In addition to the events we have here in AZ, I have participated as a 8th Illinois Federal cavalry trooper at the 140th Gettysburg event as well as the battle of Kellys Ford in Virginia. Our battery consists of a 1841 6lbr, 1841 Mountain Howitzer, Tredagar Mountain rifle,1862 Gatling gun, and 3 breech loading Williams guns. In case yall are wondering about Civil War reenactments in Arizona. The western most battle of the Civil War was the battle/skirmish of Picacho Pass happened on April 15, 1862. It happened near the Picacho Butterfield Stage remount station about 50 miles NW of Tucson along what is now I-10. There were also a few that happened in New Mexico as well. I am the one firing the field pieces in both pics. Some of you might recognize the building in the first pic located at Old Tucson movie studios It is the ranch house from the High Chaparral. The Old Tucson event is not a reenactment. Old Tucson has us come out and do a event or two each year for the folks. Im the one firing the field piece in both photos
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    missing on couple cylinders

    I would check to see if the spark plug wires are arcing / shorting on something or even on eachother. Start it in the dark and take a peek, if they are arcing your see it plain as day. John
  3. John Rogers

    Intake/exhaust manifold removel

    Yup that hidden one in the middle underneath the manifold can be a real booger if you dont know its there. John
  4. John Rogers

    Photos in the classified

    I agree 100% !
  5. John Rogers

    Photos in the classified

    I'm just happy and very appreciative that we have this fantastic forum and along with it the opportunity to have a classifieds section to buy and sell from. We all get to enjoy this forum and all its features at no cost. I am a member of a couple of reenacting forums where sellers are required to donate a small portion of their sale to help with the costs and effort of running and maintaining the forum. Ads don't need photos, if a person is interested in something its no hardship at all to ask the seller for some photos to be sent by email or what have you. This is a really great forum with awesome people, I just wish I lived closer so I could participate in the get togethers and such.. Administrators and moderators thanks for all you do, I'm sure it is a lot of work John
  6. John Rogers

    1955 C1B Build Thread

    Its got to feel good to finally get to drive it and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You have done a fantastic job on it ! John
  7. John Rogers

    Fire Wall Cable Loom

    I think one is for the optional fresh air intake control.Possibly the other could be for cable operated water control valve. John
  8. John Rogers

    Fantasy to Reality

    I'm sure that your Dad is grinning ear to ear knowing that your going to take good care of them and get them back on the road. They will be a wonderful memorial to your Dad. John
  9. John Rogers

    1949 - My First (vintage) Dodge Truck

    Wow, that truck is so cool ! John
  10. John Rogers

    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    My B1B is pretty much my daily driver all year long unless I have to go to Tucson or farther on the Interstate. The '49 is dead nuts reliable but gas mileage would kill me so I take my '94 Mazda truck. I pretty much always stay local so I drive my '49. Getting behind the wheel and driving it never fails to put a huge smile on my face. John
  11. John Rogers

    1955 C1B Build Thread

    That looks and sounds fantastic. What a cool build , great job ! John
  12. John Rogers

    Another mandatory evac, another long night ahead...

    Im so glad that things turned out good and that there was no flooding. I cant even imagine having evac orders all the time. I got a warning to be prepared to evac a few weeks ago for a wildfire in the Dragoon Mtns. because some idiot decided to burn weeds with 25 mph winds in a grassy field. Luckily for us it was miles away so it didnt affect us here in town but I felt bad for the folks that did have to evac for the 2nd time in 7 months because of wildfires. Luckily this time around no one lost their life or homes. I feel so bad for yall in CA. You suffer thru so many wildfires then the mudslides that result from them, terrible !!! John
  13. John Rogers

    Newly cleaned and painted engine

    Wow, that looks great !
  14. John Rogers

    Bolts for floorboards

    I think your referring to Acme thread bolts. I've been looking for a few myself to replace some that are missing but I have not found a source yet.I cant remember who it was, but a member here posted a photo of some hardware that he had just purchased and there were 3 bright and shiny new Acme thread bolts among them. If I remember right he said he got it from a Ace Hardware. Even though I had already checked, after I saw his post I checked all the local Ace stores again with no luck. John
  15. John Rogers

    Spare tire carrier interchange question

    Thanks for posting the measurements and photos of your carriers, that will help me a lot. The owner of the carrier that I was looking at and I were talking about what he wanted for it yesterday and I got lucky...... believe it or not he wanted to trade it for a old 34" glass pack muffler that I have. I was actually going to throw it away a few weeks ago but I forgot to. I'm glad that I did now . I'm going to bring it to him this morning and do the swap. Thank you I really appreciate it. John
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