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lonejacklarry last won the day on January 31

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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. lonejacklarry

    Engine builders

    Bingo! It finally dawns on me that regardless of what I read, saw, or heard my brain was not putting it together. Thanks for the help................and patience
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    Manifold Stud Replacement

    I am a fan of replacing easy stuff while it is easy to replace. Stud removal is easiest with heat and penetrating oil. For the items that I am replacing I will always soak for 2 or 3 days then MIG weld a blob on the shaft surface. It does nothing more than throw a lot of heat in a short amount of time. I have a stud remover like Don showed above and the studs usually come right out.
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    Engine builders

    OK, I just have to plead stupid. I can get as far as I understand the cam and crank at TDC on compression stroke. I also understand that the marks on the timing gears need to align with themselves But at TDC on the compression stroke. I also understand the drive groove lining up, etc. So then the distributor drop in where it is supposed to be. OK, so far, so good. Density alert: What does any of this have to do with the oil pump and why do I care if the pump is correcctly timed? It is a geared pump so why does it care how it drops in? While I'm not looking to continue to flog the dead horse, I would appreciate a little help. Thanks.
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    Engine builders

    I get it that you are suggesting I should get "the book" as have others before you. I have "the book" and, quite simply, did not understand it. That is why I asked for suggestions.
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    title issues

    In the 50's vehicles were titled by engine number as you have found. What was a common practice was that the vehicles often were titled/registered in the year it was sold. Your scenario of a '52 truck might have been sold in '53. If your previous owner thinks it is a '53 that is because that is what he was told..........and passed along the information. In Missouri, the title cane be corrected to match the ID number (you do not have a VIN as such as they came along in 1981 with 17 characters) You have a vehicle number, or engine number or body number. Anyhow if you gather the information regarding engine numbers and their sequence along with what you were given. I would start with whomever handles registration questions in your state. The highway patrol would be where I would start. Your local license office probably will tell you it cannot be done so start with the people that would know and let them guide you. I forgot to ask: is the engine number you referenced on the title as such and on the engine block? It should be on the left front of the block on the side--high on a flat area right below the bottom of the head. Make sure the title number and the engine number match before you spend any money on the truck. If they do not match, then you have a piece of paper and an untitled vehicle.
  6. lonejacklarry

    Science Fair

    You should have been around many, many years ago when I told my mother something like "Her and me should have went" somewhere just to mess with her. I thought she was going to beat my 32 year old butt.
  7. lonejacklarry

    Science Fair

    I'd say "is" is correct. Yes, "hours" is plural but the object is "average" which is singular.
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    Engine builders

    I understand completely.
  9. lonejacklarry

    Engine builders

    Well, not only did he agree he suggested that I source the items after he told me what was needed. I delivered the engine with rotating parts intact this a.m. and will wait until he tells me what I need. Rereading the rebuild hints (thanks, again, to all that responded) I found an item that I don't understand. Would someone explain how the oil pump is correctly timed with the cam?
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    Fuel Filters

    Vintage power wagons sells them for $10. The part number is FPBOP. You'll have to make your own gasket.
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    polar vortex

    Polar vortex, huh? When I was a kid they called this "winter". The all-time record low in Kansas City was -23 on December 22 and 23, 1989. It got to -4 yesterday and it is 6 above now. I guess it is warming up. For the curious the coldest temperature recorded in the contiguous U.S. is 70 degrees below zero, measured at Rogers Pass, Montana, on Jan. 20, 1954. Of course that was before global warming.
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    How to keep running board painted??

    There is a product called XPEL sold and installed my my window tinting folks. It is a clear film that is used on fenders and grills to protect the paint from rocks and bugs. I had the window tint people use this stuff on the running boards of my '37 Chevy coupe. Although the car is not quite running yet the application is invisible. The drawback? My running boards are smooth but I don't know what the surface of a '51 pickup is so this idea might not work. Other options would be undercoat spray or bed liner spray. Very tough stuff but is textured. If the film doesn't work for you I would simply paint them every winter. It can't take too long and it would give you something to do.
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    good white wall tires

    I used Diamondback Tires https://dbtires.com/ for my '37 Chevy coupe project. They are not cheap but are made from new name brand modern tires as opposed to some that use old name brand molds. All are radials but they have some that look like bias ply. They recommend Simple Green for their whitewalls and specifically warn against products containing bleach.
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    Oil pump

    I did not see an open thread for dumb questions so I started my very own: I'm aware that a new oil pump has to be primed by immersion out of the engine as it will not prime itself. Ok, I can live with that. The question: If an engine is assembled with the primed pump will it lose the prime if it sits?
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    Identify this motor cycle

    It is a Harley Davidson "knucklehead" and was made from 1936 to 1947. That engine replaced the flathead engine. The front end has a "springer" suspension and the putt is euphemistically called a "bobber" .

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