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    Nevada, MO
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    1953 Dodge 3/4 ton B4C


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    Nevada, MO
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    yard work, welding, tinkering, brewing

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  1. The two bottom horizontal c-channel pieces fit inside the rear fenders to reduce wobble I believe.
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    Rim Size and Tire Size Limits

    I went with 275/60R15 on 15x8 wheels in the back. I went narrower with 235/60R15 on 15x7's in the front to allow for steering clearance.
  3. I had the same issue with the size of bolts on the bell housing being larger than the 7/16 that were supplied. The bell housing is actually tapped for 9/16-12 instead of 5/8. I drilled out the adapter plate to accommodate the larger bolts and used standard bolts as flat head screws (like were supplied) are not available in 9/16. I had to file a few holes to get it to fit, but everything is looking good.
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    gas tank installed

    Be prepared to fabricate a new filler neck when you get to that point. These tanks are "bolt in with a new adapter in the back" for the '53 according to the Tanks website. It does in fact bolt in with a new adapter in the back, new hangers in the front, and a new filler neck. Here's the current state of my filler neck. I need to shorten the top section by about an inch and weld on an adapter to go from 2" to 2.25" to meet up with the stock tube.
  5. These look great! I would like one for a truck if they're available.
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    CHANGE TITLE "Fuel Pump, Putz"

    My uncle tried welding up the lever arm of the fuel pump to get more fuel. It must not have worked because it had an electric fuel pump on it when I got it. It was either the pump going bad, or the lobe on the cam rounding off.
  7. I'm in a holding pattern on mine due to still waiting on the engine to come back from the machine shop. It was a good afternoon to finish up a few little things I've been avoiding. The biggest thing was getting the carburetors back together since the replacement emulsion tubes came in the mail this morning (crushed the old ones by over tightening--lesson learned). Aside from that, I put another coat of paint on the new brake calipers, got the bushings out of the brake pedal and the clutch fork mount, and replaced the stock three slot castle nuts on the front end with new 6 slot castle nuts from RockAuto.
  8. nkeiser

    Reproduction Drag Link

    I bought the Rare Parts drag link for my '53. It fit well and was good quality. As you've mentioned, the price was pretty high, but there weren't any other options.
  9. nkeiser

    New gas tanks for pilot house??

    Tanks Inc has them way cheaper than DCM. http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=349/category_id=68/mode=prod/prd349.htm I'm installing one in my '53 B4C this weekend. It''s going to require new brackets in front and rear and a longer filler neck coming out of the tank. Other than that, it fits great.
  10. The engine section of the shop manual has most, if not all, of that information. http://dodgepilothouseclub.org/know/B4_manual/manual.htm
  11. nkeiser

    Welding uh-ohs

    Clean the metal, make sure you have a good ground, check the inside of the door to the wire spool for correct heat and wire feed speed settings for the metal thickness and wire diameter you are using. After that, go with tacks that are spaced a few inches apart to let the metal cool.
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    Has my 218 ever been rebuilt?

    Measure the cylinder diameter. Stock is 3.25".
  13. nkeiser

    front shock over the counter '47'

    I used Gabriel part number 82065 from Autozone, $22 each online. They didn't have them in stock at the local store when I checked, but they could order them.
  14. nkeiser

    rear leaf spring pin removel

    I had a similar issue on mine. The driver's side pin came out easily just like in the video. The passenger side one took a lot of cussing and lots of hits from a BFH to finally get it freed up.
  15. nkeiser

    1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    Glad to hear you got it out. I used this setup, and mine came right out. I don't have a slide hammer, so I improvised.

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