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About bergy

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    northern illinois
  • My Project Cars
    53 dodge p/u

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    semi retired
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    otr truck driver


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    Minooka il
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  1. Me again Got the 1953B4 I talked in my last post engine swap.In that post I was talkin about that firepower hemi. With all the educated response I laid that idea to rest. I really like the trans mounted emergency brake. So now my new idea is a Chrysler v-6 . Did they make a v-6 that might be a good swap..? I’d like to figure a way for the more modern trans and the trans brake. Did anyone do this? Thanks in advance Bergy
  2. master cylinder question

    I have a Cherokee m/c . I thought the tilted fservoir would be a lower volume of fluid. If not an issue I’m good to go. Thank you
  3. 1953 b4 half ton, still struggling with master cylinder. I put on rusty hope disc brakes on front, tried the jeep cherokee cylinder didn't work wrong angle. got cj jeep master too fat hits starter. so checked summit wilwood . con fused too many choices. read the forum about Toyotas, good idea wrong truck. what does everyone else use for my same set up ? disc front jeep rear drums // thanks in advance,,
  4. engine swap upgrade

    thank you all for the excellent responses.
  5. have the chance to buy an early firepower hemi. Its in a friends 39 ford,runs great, I think its a 331. I have a 53 B4 truck. Now would an engine upgrade ruin my truck or be a period upgrade that would not harm the value?THe engine was original in a 54 Desota. It has a 3 speed La Salle treans with it. Ive already put a 99 jeep 3:55 rear. thanks in advance
  6. B3B interior

    I had messenged jcnida 52 and got no response of headliner patterns, anybody had any luck?
  7. i used a jeep master cylinder mounted it backwards under the floor . I have yet to do the lines off the proportioning vales,
  8. Dash lights

    Pflaming I have a 53 truck. I guess there categories B4. , which ez kit. Did you get? You had sent me something before so I thank you for that. I was reading a lot of the fellows used ez wires kit. How many circuits do I need? Thanks in advance Berry
  9. B3B interior

    To:jcnida52 I'd like a pattern for the headliner. Will be happy to pass along or have members contact me- my neighbor does excellent part time upholstery work. I'd like to get my mine done and post pictures.So send me a private message and I'll send my address. Thanks and good day!
  10. Hello to all. I just in process of using rusty hopes conversion. I had a local machine shop do my threading and drilling. My latest question pertains to the ty rod adjustment.Since rhe ty rods fasten to the control arms on top of the caliper brackets-which are 3/8 inch thick.how do you compensate for the shortened distance and then the reduced length .? Is it possible to shorten the ty rod by 3/8 inch on each end to compensate -thus making the ty rod 3/4 inch shorter-will I have enough threads on the shortened ty rod? Now the 2nd question pertains to the drag link- or center link.Since this piece has no adjustment which is the best way to correct this? I've seen on the forum some used a ty rod- some cut and added a ty rod joint. Some cut and reworked the drag link? Which is the best way? Why isn't this addressed in the initial sales information? I did not see any reference to having to rework the steering arms.. thanks and good day
  11. 53 B3 wiring

    Ok thanks for telling me a 1/2 ton 53 is a b4. I am glad to be corrected. If anyone has used rusty hopes disc conversion- and it's so far an ok project.i was concerned about the rotor spacer on the spindle spinning- due to the tight fit of the hub seal - but I used GM brand panel bond and it won't spin no more. Trying to drill - it seems like hardened steel is kinda tough. I had mine done here in town for less than a hundred. That's drilling and all the tapping .thanks for your help.
  12. 1953 b3

    Thanks for reply.my king pins drove out easily- so I'm putting them back in. Thanks for the help. I'll check out dorman
  13. 53 B3 wiring

    Hey to all ready to rewire my 53 B3. Seen mentioned self wiring or ez wire kits- need some info? Thanks bergy
  14. 1953 b3

    Hey all Working on my rusty hope disc conversion. King pins came out good- but my question is- what do you put back in the top of the spindle for grease retention? I destroyed the old ones on removal and I couldn't find a related topic for help? Thanks Bergy
  15. To:pflaming let's start with a thank you for previous help I got from you. I seen you said youtruck runs along nice at 70- wow. That's way more than I figured they run. I have a 53 B3 and put a jeep 3:55 rear in , I'm still running the 218 motor. So iwas wondering what my top speed would be?. I was wondering about not having any power left for short inclines- I'm still got the original 4 speed.. Iwas told to put in 2degree shims in the rear spring mounts to compensate for drive line angle?. Did you do this? I did not remove the spring mounts- I just narrowed them down to the spring width and reinforced them. So maybe I need the shims? I'm working on rusty hopes disc conversion presently ,and mounted a dual master mounted in reverse off the side of the transmission. I still have about 2-2 1/2 of pedal travel,hopefully it will work. Thanks for your help bergy