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John H.

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About John H.

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 02/07/1954

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  • AIM
    To piss everyone off before I'm dead!
  • Yahoo
    Yeah, I've been called that.
  • Jabber
    Only when I'm drinking.
  • Biography
    Life long pain in the side of brain dead liberals!
  • Occupation
    Retired Teamster / Disabled Vet

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ozarks, Missouri
  • Interests
    Old trucks, older Harleys, tack driving rifles, my old lady, my kids, my grand kids, and cold beer.
  • My Project Cars
    1953 Dodge B3B pickup, 2001 Road King, 2002 Electra Glide, 1947 Knucklehead

Converted

  • Location
    Missouri Ozarks
  • Interests
    Getting all of my outstanding projects completed.

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  1. Just picked up my 49 dually

    Thanks much. It will be good to meet someone else who shares our hobby and interest. I'll drop you a line on the forum come summer. Take care! John
  2. Just picked up my 49 dually

    Wow, I must really be a southerner. I go up to Columbia to the V.A. from time to time and I wouldn't mind meeting you on one of those trips. Maybe when I get my 53 on the road here this summer I'll take that 3 hour trip and turn it into a 6 hour, er 7 hour, er whatever and roll up your way.....if invited of course?
  3. Just picked up my 49 dually

    Hey Austin, I am located in the Houston/Cabool, MO area. Are you in my area? Thanks, John
  4. Found this one on eBay yesterday and you cannot get much more original than this. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-Dodge-Other-Pickups/152902798027?hash=item2399b78acb:g:Xb8AAOSwz7Nae5Qt&vxp=mtr
  5. Scare of my life.

    Hey Jeff Balazs, Can I ask what set up you used for your disc brake setup on that 3/4 ton? Sounds very interesting.
  6. Help !! truck shipping

    I don't know, but being an old trucker I wouldn't rule out renting or borrowing a car trailer and making a road trip. Yeah, it takes time, so call it a vacation and enjoy the ride, the stops, and the scenery. The seller may have other items of interest or you may drive by something else you might squeeze on the trailer?
  7. 12 volt conversion wiring diagram

    I appreciate the input and I am going to start laying out a materials list for what I need. Tom's Engine Barn appears to be a good choice to start and I found some other good info and sources of components, as well. As just an F.Y.I., I happened across Vintage Auto Garage and they carry a 6 to 12 volt conversion kit http://www.vintageautogarage.com/1947-55-Chrysler-6-to-12-Volt-Conversion-Kit-p/c4755k.htm. I would imagine the folks on this forum have the knowledge to put the parts together a bit cheaper but the info may still be usable? Their site also offers an e-mail advice link on doing the conversion http://www.vintageautogarage.com/v/vspfiles/files/Free 6v-12v-report-10.14.pdf?inf_contact_key=c526d0954042977fff5e9e1e06e82d5bce6c735d478817390861cbcdfae8632a I am going to stick with cloth covered wire for this project and will replicate the gauge of the wire I am replacing. As has been stated here in these posts I don't expect the rewire to be rocket science and, you all are right, it is the best way to lure the gremlins out of the beast. The roads here in the Ozarks are just awesome and I want to get my truck up and running so I can enjoy them while I finish turning out a couple of bike projects I've been neglecting. A plastic wiring harness on the truck would get me there, possibly a bit cheaper and quicker, but I am hoping that in another couple of years I'll have the desire to do a frame off resto on this truck. I have seen the work some of you guys turn out and can only wish I could be as talented. When I do turn my evil eye to my truck I'll feel better knowing that I have already done the wiring the right way. I appreciate the help, guys. John
  8. Wiring Harness

    Bobacuda, Was the $270.00 you spent for a complete kit, wires only, wires and connectors, or what? It sounds too good to be true as everything I see with cloth wiring comes in around the $800.00 mark. Thanks in advance for a reply. John
  9. 12 volt conversion wiring diagram

    I am still confused as to how to start diagnosing this issue? Mr. Coatney got me to thinking that pulling the ignition switch and checking terminals would be a start. I was working on the theory that flipping the battery ground may correct the problem but I don't want to blow any of the gauges by chasing a hunch. I have nothing good to say about the guy I bought the truck from and know for a fact that any work he did was just enough to get it running to get rid of it. No sweat, though, it will get straightened out.
  10. 12 volt conversion wiring diagram

    Ron, Thanks for the link. I am looking for the cloth covered wire and other components necessary to create a clean and safe 12 volt system. The only change I may be looking at would be an alternator, I believe? Don, Technically Sir, you are correct. Logically, I took the easy route and I am a cad.
  11. 12 volt conversion wiring diagram

    Hey Ron, By the way, nice truck! John H.
  12. 12 volt conversion wiring diagram

    Thanks for the reply, Ron. I kind of figured something was with the ground, but wasn't willing to just start taking chances with the wiring being what it is. I also appreciate the compliment regarding the bike and I have what I need to wire that. I am looking for the wiring components for the old trucks. Thanks again. John H. I've got a couple of questions if anyone is still following this post? The wiring on my 53, 3/4 ton is shot to the point of being a fire hazard. It is no surprise to me as it was something I noticed when I looked the truck over before I purchased it. What is kind of strange is that the truck was supposed to have been converted to a 12 volt system and had a 12 volt battery in it. Fortunately, there is a battery disconnect below the driver's seat, which I use in conjunction with disconnecting the battery after I occasionally start and run the vehicle. Brakes and some other issues have kept me from getting it out on the road since I brought it home over a year ago. Regarding the wiring. This truck has a positive ground system. Being as it is converted to 12 volts should it be a negative ground? When I first got it I noticed that the radio was in the "on" position but did not work. When I turned it "off" the tubes lit up and I got some static. The same with the ignition switch. Turning the switch off and hitting the floor starter starts the truck. Turn the switch on on the truck shuts down. I get it that the ignition switch may have been incorrectly wired but that doesn't explain the radio, at least not to me. Gauges? I don't know what to believe with them and would like to locate the gentleman here on the forum that rebuilds them for when I get my 4-wheeled buddy rewired. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I am looking at here? Rewiring, my last issue. Thanks to input I've garnered from folks on this forum I have my shop wood / coal furnace up and running. Thanks to all who added input. My immediate project is a rewire on my 47 Knucklehead project. It is a project I have to finish up here, and though the wiring is not as involved as a 53 pickup I have no qualms about tackling it. That said, the Knuck's wiring is a cloth covered kit which pales in comparison to the cost of that of a pickup. What are the best suppliers out there for sourcing the cloth covered wire, terminals,
  13. 12 volt conversion wiring diagram

    I've got a couple of questions if anyone is still following this post? The wiring on my 53, 3/4 ton is shot to the point of being a fire hazard. It is no surprise to me as it was something I noticed when I looked the truck over before I purchased it. The truck was supposed to have been converted to a 12 volt system and had a 12 volt battery in it. The quality of this conversion is questionable to me. Fortunately, there is a battery disconnect below the driver's seat, which I use in conjunction with disconnecting the battery after I occasionally start and run the vehicle. Brakes and some other issues have kept me from getting it out on the road since I brought it home over a year ago. Regarding the wiring. This truck has a positive ground system. Being as it is converted to 12 volts should it be a negative ground? When I first got it I noticed that the radio was in the "on" position but did not work. When I turned it "off" the tubes lit up and I got some static. The same with the ignition switch. Turning the switch in the off position and hitting the floor starter starts the truck. Turn the switch in the on position and the truck shuts down. I get it that the ignition switch may have been incorrectly wired but that doesn't explain the radio, at least not to me. Gauges? I don't know what to believe with them and would like to locate the gentleman here on the forum that rebuilds them for when I get my old blue buddy rewired. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I am looking at here? Rewiring, my last issue. Thanks to input I've garnered from folks on this forum I have my shop wood / coal furnace up and running. Thanks to all who added input. My immediate project is a rewire on my 47 Knucklehead project. It is a project I have to finish up here, and though the wiring is not as involved as a 53 pickup I have no qualms about tackling it. That said, the Knuck's wiring is a cloth covered kit which pales in comparison to the cost of that of a pickup. What are the best suppliers out there for sourcing the cloth covered wire, terminals, relays, and other components one needs to build their own harness? Thanks.
  14. I need parts washer thoughts?

    Thanks! I appreciate the responses. John
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