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John Rogers

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About John Rogers

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday June 7

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  • 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 :)


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

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  1. Gas cap pressure

    There should not be any vacuum or pressure built up in the tank. They are supposed to have vented gas caps. John
  2. Southern AZ B2B Build Thread

    Man that looks fantastic John !!!
  3. Favorite shop chairs

    I use a plastic milk crate. There are a couple of breaks in it from standing on it, so from time to time my seated position is made most uncomfortable due to its painful pincer movements. I really need to snag another one. My friend has a restaurant so when I need one he gives me one and I exchange the one I have and he returns it with the rest. I also have a couple of metal ones but they're just for lookin at. They are no where near as comfy. Plus of you stand on them on cement and lean forward they have a nasty tendency to slide out from under me. Usually resulting in me doing a faceplant followed by a cascade of profanity John
  4. What would you do??

    Thats so cool. Congratulations !! John
  5. New Flat Truck Owner

    That's a really great looking truck you have. Welcome to the forum . John
  6. California & The Internal Combustion Engine

    We can get together, order a huge pizza and watch it from our tailgates John
  7. B3B suspension frightful experience

    Our trucks were built in a different time.There were no highways and just in general the speeds that they were driven at were much slower. I wish I could find it but a while back I was doing research on posted speed limits during the 40's and I found a page that listed them state by state. If I remember right the average speed limit was 45 to 50. Many states didnt even have a speed limit, it was more of a case of what speed was prudent. The roads were just not designed with high speeds in mind. Personally I have no problem with keeping the brakes, suspension and just my whole truck in general stock but I drive it the way it was intended. I remember what my Dad always told me when he turned the keys to his B1B over to me when I started driving.... "be nice to it, its a senior citizen". He let me drive it every day and it was my daily driver until I got my '69 Charger R/T. I think a lot depends on where you live and the conditions you drive in and of course what your looking for in your truck and how you want to drive it . I live in a small town and outside of town we get from place to place on Hwy 80 which for the most part has a 55 to 65 speed limit. Much of it is lower. We are surrounded by wide open space aka desert and the roads are pretty much flat and straight with a few slight hills and curves here and there thrown in. No bumper to bumper stop and go traffic My B1B has 3:54 gears and is more than capable of traveling 75 or more but but I just stay local. Mechanically it is very sound and all.I will drive to Tombstone or Sierra Vista if I get the hankering and usually no farther not because I cant, but because I think its better to drive my '94 Mazda pickup (Ford Ranger) that Dad left I just drive the speed limit and enjoy every moment of it. I drive it like it was intended and designed . I make sure there is a lot of room between me and the person Im behind which is usually pretty easy to do because Im driving the posted limit (55) and most folks dont. At least until the snowbirds arrive who generally drive 10 to 20 below the speed limit at all times. It is not uncommon for some to drive 25 to 30 in a 55 on HWY 80 . Grrrrrr . I can see why folks would want to update their brakes and front suspension especially if they live in a place or drive in conditions that make it better to have the updated components or just because they want to and can. Me.... Im lucky, the roads in my area aside from I-10 that passes by my town haven't changed much in the past 60+ years so they are just perfect for our trucks . For me a major part of it is the charm of driving it the way it was made right down to the 16" bias ply tires that go bump, bump, bump when they are cold hahaha. If I lived in a bigger city or regularly drove it in a congested conditions or at high speeds I might be inclined to perform some updates too. To me its all about your vision of what you want your truck to be and the conditions that you drive in. John
  8. Learning curves

    Paul, Im glad to hear that your surgery went well and that your doing good with your recovery. As for spending time on the computer. Please be careful and don't spend more than a hr or so at a time sitting be it at the PC, in a vehicle ,plane etc without getting up and move around for at least 10 to 15 minutes. It will go a long way towards keeping DVT's / blood clots from forming in your legs. That's how I got mine and ended up with the massive saddle pulmonary embolism that almost did me in. John
  9. Any tricks to remove

    John, mine attaches to the front lower manifold stud/bolt. John
  10. Southern AZ B2B Build Thread

    I love seeing this kind of thing. Theres nothing like making it a family project !
  11. Southern AZ B2B Build Thread

    My wife like it when I am outside working on mine. it keep me out of the way I call mine Papa's Truck. Even thought it isnt the same one he had ,I got it because I loved his truck and it reminds me of my Dad and my son JJ always called him Papa so its "Papa's Truck" Did you ever locate a throttle bellcrank thingie assembly ? I wish I had one, you would be welcome to it. Most of my extra parts other than engine pieces are just small stuff and some of them are for a '52 not a B1B or B2B.
  12. Knee day

    Paul, I hope that the surgery went well. I will be praying for you . John
  13. Southern AZ B2B Build Thread

    Wow John, You have been really busy and it looks fantastic! Is your truck the same one that was in the Sierra Vista Craigslist a while back? John
  14. Whose Truck Got A Workout?

    I hate it when things like that happen. You think everything is all set then ... poof Did you get the new clips and get them installed.
  15. Towed Vehicle

    John, When my family moved back to Tucson from Arvada CO. in the 70's we towed my Dads B1B behind a big ole Uhaul. My Uncle Jay fabricated a sturdy tow bar mount on the front bumper and it worked great. It was in the winter and there was a lot of snow and ice in the Colorado Springs area. We didn't have any problems at all, it towed great. I also distinctly remember my Uncle disconnecting the governor in that Uhaul too John