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Everything posted by classiccarjack

  1. National DeSoto convention in San Diego Awesome!

    Was the truck Grey colored? He attends Cuizin Grand in Escondido alot...
  2. 230 Flathead

    I have a extra 230 that I could probably part with. I will be driving to Kansas next week...
  3. What year and model of Plymouth was this?

    One day while driving a 1933 Cadillac, I heard a loud "Bang" while applying the brakes. The pedal went to the floor as I idled between cars while running a red light. I was terrified! Needless to say, I don't care for mechanical brakes either. I don't blame you one bit! The pivot to the front brake rods broke.... It's dragging on the ground really didn't aid in stopping me. It seemed to somehow affect the leverage to the rears, they really didn't seem to be useful.
  4. .picked up 2 engines this week.

    Red Rams are cute little Hemi's.... What a great find!
  5. What year and model of Plymouth was this?

    The 1937-1938 trucks are just as expensive... Hard to find good ones.
  6. Stupid Is as Stupid Does

    I hate to admit this, but you are not alone! My wife called me into the house after I did a tune up. I closed the hood, and forgot about it. The next morning I was perplexed as to why it wouldn't start so I could get to work... I finished everything except installing the spark plug wires... Sigh. Quick fix at least! LOL. Six wires are easy to install back, so I was fine and made it to work on time. It seems that family life = Distractions, so yeah, start to finish can be a challenge.
  7. What year and model of Plymouth was this?

    Too bad it's small block chebbied! Boo! I have saved much worse cars. And yes, I can spell Chevrolet, I just like to poke fun at this terrible trend.
  8. What year and model of Plymouth was this?

    LOL... Boy ain't that the truth!
  9. 251 distributor

    I might have a spare, please PM me if you like.
  10. Me and the Meadowbrook

    What a great day, and you got to see some great cars and meet some down to earth people too! Very cool! I take my oldest son to car shows also.
  11. Unnamed car, help

    I seen something similar in Poway. Strange looking cars for sure. I never really felt like asking the guy about it...
  12. Damaged piston

    I hope that they sell you a piston, I am bummed that this happened to you.
  13. Tom Langdon Closing Shop

    That is a relief! I think that I will save up and buy a set soon...
  14. Hood Does Not Open All The Way

    Whenever I work on my friends 1949 Coronet, I have to be really cautious, as I have "scalped" my bald head a time or two. I wish that they opened more also, being tall brings on this dilemma.
  15. Hairline crack near exhaust valve seat

    Definitely a new exhaust seat required. If the crack is wider than the new replacement seat, you can use a Lock-in-Stich kit from Turlock, CA. There are some you tube videos that show this repair being performed. I have personally used this product with complete success.
  16. Tom Langdon Closing Shop

    I certainly hope that he hangs in there....
  17. 1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    Due to occasional 18+ hour work days, I can totally relate to this. Especially when your totally exhausted and can't find the right words! LOL
  18. 1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    Exactly... This is why I scratched my head on the pushrod bearing reference. I was questioning the meaning and wanted to know what exactly he meant by it. The term "pushrod bearing" did not originate from me, just in case some folks have misread something here....
  19. New Member Introduction

    You have a great looking car Blaine, welcome to the forum.
  20. Here's one I bet you've never seen

    Me too... Had some surprises come up. I have to lay low for a while. It is too bad that I am having no success at selling anything so I can buy some parts I need...
  21. Here's one I bet you've never seen

    Tell you what Knuckleharley, how about you beat him until you get tired, then I will beat him until I get tired, then I can hand the cane back to you to finish the job! Muhahahaha
  22. Here's one I bet you've never seen

    I remember the Keihin, non CV Carb! Those things leaked! They would not seal well at the needle and seat, causing the cylinders to fill up with gas if the petcock wasn't shut off. Yeah, I scrapped a lot of those in favor of a quality S&S carburetor. I ran a Super G on my last one, worked really well.
  23. Here's one I bet you've never seen

    LOL... Oh how I wish you could do that!
  24. New member with a new toy

    Me too... It's being sacrificed to save 3 other trucks. So it is for a good cause.
  25. Chat is gone...

    Hello 48D, I wasn't aware of the chat option here. How do I get ahold of you Tim? I was so busy being distracted by my kids at your BBQ, that I really didn't get an opportunity to speak with you. We both build vehicles, and I really hope that we can build a relationship between us. Or at the least, share the trials and tribulations of building machinery... LOL I hope to hear back from you.