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classiccarjack last won the day on July 29 2018

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About classiccarjack

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 05/14/1971

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  • Gender
  • Location
    South East of San Diego
  • Interests
    Restoration of vintage machinery and teaching others what I have learned. Other than that, a dedicated family man.
  • My Project Cars
    1937 Dodge 1.5 Ton, 1938 Plymouth Commercial Car, 1939 Dodge 1.5 Ton, 1969 Plymouth Valiant with a modified slant 6, 1975 Duster slant six with 4 speed OD, and a 1992 Dodge D350 Dually with a Cummins.

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  • Biography
    Self taught mechanic with some added schooling.
  • Occupation
    Emergency Life Systems Maintenance


  • Location
    Jamul, CA
  • Interests
    Restoring vintage cars and trucks

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  1. classiccarjack

    Serial Number Question

    Chebbie guys do funny things... A lot of them give up when they realize that they have to re-engineer the entire truck. I had one idiot do a number on my Forklift before I bought it(230 flathead in a 1969 Pettibone). They cut off all the linkage to install a Fuurd Carburetor. I put a Carter back on it and fabricated linkage back to it using a piece of threaded stock and two heim joints. Now everything works again!!! Yay.
  2. classiccarjack

    Split Ring Tire Question

    When I was in the Army, and if I didn't have access to a safety cage to inflate the split rims, I would then inflate them with the ring facing down while putting all my weight on the back side. That way if it popped off, the ring wouldn't hit me and get trapped between the tire and the ground. I changed many tires and never had one issue. But they are scary until the rim seats with the tire... I think that I will weld a safety cage together, so when I change the tires on my 1937 1.5Ton, I won't be terrified...
  3. classiccarjack

    512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread

    Can't wait to see how this truck looks when completed.
  4. classiccarjack

    512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread

    I saved a Dakota Chassis for 15 years. I finally gave it away last year. I dreamed of using the chassis with a 1957-60 cab and bed. Family life said... No! LOL I am enjoying watching you figure it all out. Not always easy to fabricate stuff. I will try to stay tuned, just busy trying to get my new building up... Not much time to good off online.
  5. classiccarjack

    Cabbage Hauler - WD-21 Build Thread

    I forgot to mention, you are doing an amazing job.
  6. classiccarjack

    Cabbage Hauler - WD-21 Build Thread

    Too bad I am so late, I have like 31 or 32 Flathead engines here... No extra 265's or 251's(I WISH)... The 360 is a awesome engine. I ran one in my 1959 D100. I used the flathead six/Poly V8 bell housing. I was able to run the original driveline that way to keep things simple. I hand fabricated motor mount brackets that bolted to the frame. Later I found a Industrial 318 timing cover with the high mounted water pump, so I could use a mechanical fan. To set the timing mark, while using this type of timing cover, just put the engine at TDC on #1, and scribe a line where the pointer is. Then remove the balancer, and make a groove with a cut off wheel. It will look just like a factory line in the balancer. I use flourescent yellow marker or white to color the groove to make setting timing easy. I just traded off my last high water pump cover towards a poly 318 4 BBL intake. So I no longer have it. Sorry...
  7. classiccarjack

    Engine Noise/Tick at Higher RPM

    Please let us know if the MMO worked...
  8. classiccarjack

    Almost totaled the '37 last night

    I am so glad that you are OK.... If my 1937 Plymouth Panel got smooshed, I would cry. I am still collecting parts for it. I really don't want to go through the searching thing again... I am short hood sides, rear fenders, a complete grille, and 4 "Plymouth" rims. This has been a long wait, I hope to find these parts someday, so I can finish the car and start driving it!!! I just hope that some idiot on a cell phone doesn't ruin it for me when the project is finished.
  9. classiccarjack

    next question for the 1935 plym coupe

    Hmmmm.. I am going to have to try that trick someday! Makes sense too...
  10. classiccarjack

    Cam regrinding

    I have a Snyder Cam and I love it!!!
  11. classiccarjack

    What is the limiting factor on mopar flathead rpm?

    Please keep us in the loop...
  12. classiccarjack

    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    I love seeing that Aluminum Head!!! As long as regular service is performed, no worries about corrosion. Another thing that I have seen, is a piece of zinc dropped into the radiator, that way the zinc gets corroded, and the other metals are left alone....
  13. classiccarjack

    1955 Coronet

    BTW... Welcome to the Forum!
  14. classiccarjack

    1955 Coronet

    My wife and I were in La Mess(San Diego) and sighted a 1955 Dodge 2 Door with a hemi and a automatic with the one year only shifter on the dash. The car was parked In front of Soup Plantation. It was satin black with flames on the nose. A really awesome car!!! It appeared to be a grandpa taking his grandson and granddaughter out on a cruise. I wish I took pics of it....
  15. classiccarjack

    Clutch disc aligning arbor

    I have modified broom handles to work, and I also have gotten the transmission close, then had my wife release the clutch, so I could push the transmission in. Otherwise it's impossible to fit the transmission in if you don't have a tool, or a spare input shaft to align the clutch. I once did it by eyeball and got lucky!!! LOL

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