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JOHN EDGE

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JOHN EDGE last won the day on March 17

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About JOHN EDGE

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    san antonio florida
  • My Project Cars
    1952 Plymouth suburban<br />
    1953 Chevrolet truck<br />
    1959 Harley hummer<br />
    1948 walk thru cushman<br />
    1947 Cadillac model 62

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    Army vet worked for General Motors crew chief of race teams
  • Occupation
    Fixed op mgr

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    Florida
  • Interests
    Cars

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  1. JOHN EDGE

    Bad Reproduction Fender Stone Guards on Ebay

    Neil riddle sells early mopar parts on eBay and also has a eBay store called old Plymouth cafe. He's helped me so much to get the right parts and set me straight about off shore parts. I bought some non OEM gravel guards and they were junk and he showed me how to I.d. The good stuff he's out of Seattle and is a wealth of info
  2. JOHN EDGE

    Home Made Intake, Exhaust & Freshen-Up

    I vote almond on the wheel. Nice work. Like your skills and thought process keep posting your progress
  3. JOHN EDGE

    NEW AIR CLEANER part 1

    Thanks
  4. JOHN EDGE

    NEW AIR CLEANER part 1

    Air cleaners before
  5. JOHN EDGE

    NEW AIR CLEANER part 1

    i have posted pictures of my engine before and after returning from the power tour I noticed that the air filter on the rear carb had some melting of the rubber base from the heat off the exhaust manifold. Wanted to correct this and improve the system. Happen to have an intake system for a 69 corvette with 427 tri power. Liked the look and after measuring I found it could handle my dual carbs on my wagon and have room for a fresh air intake fitting. I had already removed the heater box and had run the blow thru motor to pump fresh air into the cab. So I cut out the center section of the base plate for the vette air cleaner and made a new base and added a 3 inch hose inlet and ran the blow thru fan to the air cleaner. A little more fitting and my little 218 will be running on cool fresh air
  6. JOHN EDGE

    Oh, what to do? AND Are these wheels stock?

    Looking forward to seeing your progress and how this turns out. Love vehicles with a story or history. Think you've got something that fits the bill.
  7. JOHN EDGE

    Oh, what to do? AND Are these wheels stock?

    Really like this project and think this could be a head turner when done. I love the thought of leaving the exterior as found and getting it running and driving. What a great conversation starter and story. They're only original once. We have a 1932 ford sedan that came out of a collapsed barn in Tennessee and we updated the drivetrain and it gets tons of lookers and questions when I drive it. It's got the original paint and interior
  8. JOHN EDGE

    Head bolt questions

    Have you thought about arp studs. Worked great for my 218
  9. JOHN EDGE

    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    On the road last month during the hot rod power tour 2500 miles
  10. JOHN EDGE

    Overdrive cable bracket....

    Couple years about 7000 miles
  11. JOHN EDGE

    Overdrive cable bracket....

    Been out of town. The two wires for the lock out just allow current to flow thru the relay to engage the the solenoid when the governor reaches 35 mph or goes below 35 mph. The governor acts as the grounding side of the relay to close the contacts in the relay to send battery voltage to the solenoid and engage the relay. I don't have the ignition shut off circuit wired for passing or switch off the carb for wide open throttle. The system is simple but I've seen many different wiring diagrams that were much more involved. If you didn't want to run the manual cable cut off switch you could wire it just like a horn. The governor being the horn button and relay wired from battery and the other wire to the solenoid in the trans. Car reaches 35 mph governor grounds relay allowing relay to close contacts allowing battery voltage to flow to solenoid and overdrive engagement . 3 wires. Done it on several overdrive units. They all work basically the same. My wagon works slick. Any time I'm over 35 mph I just release the throttle momentary and it engages or keeping slight throttle pressure until I reach desired speed and then allow engagement . Just got back from the hot rod power tour 2000 miles worked perfectly
  12. JOHN EDGE

    Overdrive cable bracket....

    This is from a 52 model
  13. JOHN EDGE

    Optium battery in parallel, Powermaster alternator

    Good luck Rich with your improvements. My wagon came with an overdrive trans but wasn't working properly and I almost went the 5 speed route but once I studied the operational and wiring system I got the overdrive working and it's probably the best single option on the vehicle. It's now a road car that cruises at 65/75 mph @ 2000 rpm. The next best improvement was updating the intake/carb system. Little engine actually has some acceleration and gets 20 miles per gallon. Heading out this week to cruise the HOT ROD power tour for about 2600 miles. Keep us posted on your improvements.
  14. JOHN EDGE

    Optium battery in parallel, Powermaster alternator

    I've done what your considering to do. I installed a pair of optima 6 volt batterys wiring them in parallel using welding cable for battery cable insuring no current drop . The system is a positive ground 6 volt system with an alternator. The batterys fit the stock battery box. Why did I do this and how's it working? I wanted extra reserve capacity and reliable performance. The system performs as planned. The cranking speed is basically the same. The mounting of the 6 volt alternator was very basic and pulley alignment wasn't a problem. I can provide photos. Hope this helps.
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