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About lonejacklarry

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

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  • Location
    Lone Jack, MO
  • Interests
    I have a '55 Chevy Belair 2 door post and a '37 Chevy coupe.
  • My Project Cars
    Currently working on a '54 Dodge C1 B6


  • Location
    Lone Jack, MO
  • Interests
    old cars

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  1. The end of our hobby?

    Everyone is entitled to an opinion. My opinion is that his opinion is not going to be accurate.
  2. OT - What's wrong with THIS picture ???

    Ladders are the biggest hazard on the interstates through the area here. And the Campbell 66 Express had a different motto for their reefers: "Humpin' to freeze". They were out of NJ, I think. Correction: based out of Springfield, MO. The mind is a terrible thing to waste.
  3. Happy Anniversary Lori!

    You did take Lori with you, didn't you? My wife is from Fairfield so I know how they can be about ice cream.
  4. You have discovered the water distribution tube. And, yes, the purpose is to circulate coolant to the back of the engine and, yes, you need it. Usually, this item is hard to remove but it must be removed and replaced if it is this condition. They are available from the usual sources and I got mine from Vintage Powerwagons in Fairfield, IA. The usual sources are DCM Classics, Andy Bernbaum Auto Parts, and Roberts Motor Parts. Expect to pay $80, give or take. Look at the pictures at their websites and see what else you have to dig out
  5. a brake problem

    My first thought, Bill, is I'm wondering if this is the first drum brake vehicle you've had or if it has been a long time since drum brakes. The reason is that we are all spoiled with disc brakes, vehicles that start in seconds, and radial tires that don't weave and follow the cracks. If you are used to drum brakes and this truck is inferior to others, then it is a different thing. I can't argue with your math but as I remember, the front brakes have way more braking power than the rears and that is why they will heat up more and quicker. If you can lock the brakes on dry pavement (safely), then you are getting all the braking you need and have applied more braking than is necessary.
  6. drive shaft universals

    Driveshaft places are the hot setup. I take both the pinion yoke and the slip yoke and a dimension of what I want center to center. They will make the driveshaft the length I need with the hardware attached that will fit what I brought. There may be a piece meal approach that might be cheaper but you will not find an easier or more accurate route to go.
  7. brake drum replacement

    I think you are referring to using an entire Explorer rear axle assembly which would give you disc brakes. An added bonus is that they are reasonably cheap and can be found with the Ford version of a posi-trac and several different differential ratios. Anyhow, that is what I did.
  8. B1B Project / progress thread

    Yessir, we old folks have got to stick together.
  9. B1B Project / progress thread

    Ah, yes, I remember those days. One day I figured that if I were flat on my back or even sitting on the floor there was no way to get up without a chair, car bumper, or some help. It gradually got better just in time for the second knee replacement. It's tough getting old.
  10. Rotors help please

    They put "kits" together like what you suggested. There was a lot of trial and error and money not well spent in some cases. No point in reinventing the wheel.
  11. Is Craftsman comming back?

    Just because something is made "offshore" does not mean it is necessarily poor. The U.S. companies that have stuff made for them offshore are getting exactly for what they are paying. If they wanted a better quality of tool, it would cost them more and then it would cost you more. The Chinese are as technically advanced as are we but they are making what is ordered. Want to buy a socket set that is of high quality? You probably wouldn't want to pay for it.
  12. Happy Veterans Day OT

    US Army 240th Assault Helicopter Company Bearcat, RVN 6/67 to 4/69
  13. Rock Auto discount

    I bought a load of stuff from Rock Auto to work on my off-topic daily driver. I got the below email from them giving me, or anyone else, a 5% discount. According to the email, I should share this with anyone who works on cars or trucks. So here you are........ "Thank you for being a RockAuto customer! To show our appreciation, we have a special discount for you. Your discount code is: 7252921565011991 How to Use Your Discount Code Enter the code above in the "How Did You Hear About Us?" space on the checkout page (above your payment information). Do not enter any other text in that space or the discount will not apply. Please note: Discount only valid for orders placed online. Code must be entered before order is submitted. The discount takes 5% off our reliably low prices. There is no limit on order size or the number of orders. Use the code for your next order, and share the code with anyone you know who works on cars or trucks. This discount code expires on January 7, 2018 so do not wait!"
  14. 30 minute film clip

    I was a big city police sergeant for 25 years, about 7 years piloting a helicopter. No, it was not pick and shovel work but I've had 2 knee replacements and a couple rotator cuff repairs for my efforts. My "real work" only lasted for minutes at a time.
  15. Hoodies and tees

    I would be interested if he did a '54 C1B6.