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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

    Overdrive Questions

    It’s the best option you can do to improve the drivability I had everything in place to install a 5 speed trans but once I got the overdrive trans figured out I knew I was keeping it.
  2. JOHN EDGE

    Back up lights

    I installed nos mopar back up lights on my 52 wagon. The 3 speed trans has a provision for a back up light switch. They have mopar stamped into the chrome ring on each light and they give excellent lighting when backing up They usually only installed 1 as an accessory they were installed as the factory instruction instructed
  3. JOHN EDGE

    Home Made Intake, Exhaust & Freshen-Up

    My solution to the air cleaner concerns #1-engine heat distorting air filters no protection to elements #2-limited air flow with bell type air cleaner #3-fuel perculation with extended idle creating unstable idle quality solution #1-create an air cleaner that protects the filter system from the engine environment #2-provide better air flow to carbs #3-introduce cooler air to the carbs
  4. JOHN EDGE

    Exciting week with the Montana Dodge Boys!

    How true. Our first year running our 32 roadster I couldn't believe the rust damage that was done to a brand new car and trailer. Be warned if you bring something onto the salt
  5. JOHN EDGE

    Exciting week with the Montana Dodge Boys!

    Get out their early just before day break. The salt and those mountains it's such a cool place. It's known to those who race it as "The Great White Dyno". You'll see every kind of engine man has ever built taking a shot at a record and the car shows in the parking lots of wendover at night are among the best. Every car guy should put speed week on their bucket list
  6. JOHN EDGE

    Shocks for a Suburban

    I will-just got to get under the car. It's a very simple bracket that welds to the frame or the old ford bolt on shock bracket works very well also
  7. JOHN EDGE

    Shocks for a Suburban

    Fatman fabrication makes a weld on bracket and they use a GM truck shock from the late 70's early 80's. Great improvement . They also make a dropped upright/spindle if you want to lower the front end. Another nice improvement
  8. JOHN EDGE

    Fulton visor? No thanks!

    Love sun visors on old cars and trucks. Love everyone's thoughts on how to make them work. My suburban has an original 48 Fulton aluminum sun visor and my shop truck has a repo Fulton visor that I cut down to be proportional for the chop on the roof
  9. JOHN EDGE

    Dual carb/split intake

    A lot of British cars ran individual runners on their engines without any cross tube think it would be an interesting exercise in tuning. Clifford research may give you some insight. You've already made the manifolds so I'd go for it
  10. JOHN EDGE

    Bad Reproduction Fender Stone Guards on Ebay

    The one thing I found out about gravel guards is that the factory one had a rolled edge on them and the after markets had a straight edge that went again the fender also one side was very easy to find for the factory made ones. I believe the left side is the hard one to find. That's why I bought an aftermarket one and then realized how crappy they were and then took almost a year to find an OEM one that I paid high dollar for. I didn't drill the fender to install them either. With the rolled edge on the OEM gravel guards I used two face 3M molding tape. I also did the stainless belt moldings with two face tape. Couldn't bring myself to drill holes in the body..
  11. JOHN EDGE

    Bad Reproduction Fender Stone Guards on Ebay

    Neil would contact me also when i was looking for certain items that he didn't have but he knew of someone who did. I traded many items I had left over to him and he always treated me fair. He's one of the most knowledgeable guys about plymouths I've talked to and my wagon certainly looks nicer because of all the help he gave me when I was looking for trim and accessories . Thanks Neil
  12. JOHN EDGE

    Home Made Intake, Exhaust & Freshen-Up

    Like your ideas and keep posting your progress. I worked a lot on the carbs I got from tom and we talked about my early drivability issues. Never fond of the air cleaners so I made my own set up now
  13. JOHN EDGE

    AIR CLEANER DONE

    Let me see if I can explain my point of this setup. When I installed the dual carbs I bought the carbs and air cleaners from tom Langdon and they were just these simple bell type air cleaner with the filter exposed to elements. I took my wagon on the hot rod power tour this year and after 2700 miles I returned home and noticed that the rear air cleaner element that the lower molded area of the air filter was distorted from the engine exhaust heat . Never liked the exposed filters and decided to change the air filters to something more protective to the elements and maybe improve drive ability. No one makes a dual element air cleaner so I went thru the shop looking for something that might work. We had a big block vette tri power set up and I measured it and thus the air cleaner . I wanted to help cool the air temp entering the engine and thus the ambient air sent to the air cleaner . From past experience with allowing fresh air into the carbs verses hot engine air. Cool air is the winner. Never dyno an engine that didn't do better cold verses hot. Secondly I like the look of the air cleaner. ps. Had several people on this site question me as why would I spend money on an aluminum head,dual carbs,Fenton exhaust ,etc and air cleaner . Drove my wagon for a year in stock trim and I can confirm that without a doubt this wagon runs,drives and out performs itself now.
  14. JOHN EDGE

    AIR CLEANER DONE

    The air inlet at the blower motor I'm using a brake duct and they make a filter that I've ordered to install there. It's a small rectangular flat filter like used inside cars
  15. JOHN EDGE

    AIR CLEANER DONE

    Thanks
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