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  2. Ata boy Frank! 😊 Nice find! Geeez, from the photos, that bed looks unused.
  3. Ins outs of wiring and how to solder, tool review and a crazy talking cat.....lol.
  4. I have come behind a few people working electrical issues...it amazes me how a car/truck can work for 30+ years and all of a sudden when they get the vehicle, all the wires need cutting to fix it and yet nothing ever works again and they are perplexed at how bad the pristine looking wiring harness was when they got it....neighbor came up here the other day, he is notorious for such actions...he described a new problem, being a GM I told him this fix will be the only time he will ever be instructed to cut a wire to make a fix...the fusible link was burnt.
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  6. AND...you can usually tell quickly when that happens....
  7. I personally like using the relay and recommend them for the one simple truth, these switches though robust in the day and designed for the vary application for which they have worked all these years there are a few showing their age and with the many cycles of the witch the contact is grooving the other contact to the point there is less force and thus with the lighter pressure an increase in amp draw and switch failures. If you do not have a good new switch or serviceable old switch to replace this, then the relay being such a low current device can continue to use the older now failing switch as there is little to no current involved switching the relay....the other side of the coin...
  8. Thanks JB, this is my 7th 1972-1985 Dodge truck in 40 years, I know most of the ins and outs but will still look closely at you items you have mentioned! Most have been an electrical nightmare..........this truck has never had a wire cut, spliced or added to the harness in its life.
  9. I've made the switch to headlight relays on several vehicles, 6V and 12V, and light output almost doubles the visible field ahead without oncoming glare...that's why I put together a wiring diagram that incorporates a headlight relay years ago...are they required? Nawwww but I live out in the sticks so any advantage I can get to avoid the nocturnal varmint population, I'll take it 👌
  10. You can make anything fit with a big enough sledge hammer...😁
  11. VRRRY NICE... that D-series may have a few things to look at given its age: ignition modules can fail suddenly but are easy to swap out; there have been issues with the amp gauge getting smoky because of a dash wiring issue; and them brakes might be sticking and ya might not know it... I saw a Palomino once, very similar color scheme, awfully nice looking but its motor was a basket case...seller wanted top blue book value even though the tailpipe qualified as a neighborhood DDT fogging device... enjoy the ride
  12. And if you read that, you'll see they are stock on another brand, not a Dodge. There are no relays in the electrical diagram, take a look there. Also, as an engineer with over 40 years in the business, I understand why someone would want to use a relay. They are still not required though. The Dodge design has been working for 70 years. Nuff said.
  13. 2-28-20: Back home again; safe but dirty! I feel very privileged to be able to fire up the Meadowbrook whenever I feel like it and go for a drive. It's something I truly cherish. I love the sound of the engine, the smell of the cabin, the big steering wheel, and the curve of the hood as I look out over it. 🙂
  14. 2-28-20: Stopped at Kwik Trip for milk.
  15. 2-28-20: Out for a night drive! Taking my daughter to a sleepover. 😊
  16. Thank you.....but I will never share your opinion on their looks.
  17. Four of us GIs bought into a '66 square back pool car when I was in the Army in West Germany in 1980. I ended up doing most of the work on it, but the least driving so I sold my share before my tour was up. I bought a new 2013 Beetle and drove it for a couple years, really liked the car but decided it was not a good principle driver (for me, anyway) for northern Maine once we moved here. Now I have a '70 Beetle that we bought four years ago that I use for my summer driver and to have something other than the D24 or Terraplane to tinker with.
  18. Some things never change, Dodge always had the ugly face only a mother can love. My 1949 or your 1979, ugly as sin. Boy they sure are good trucks though, congratz on your rare low mile find.
  19. Yes sir. 1955 Dodge it is. Much obliged. Ed
  20. that's too much truck for you Frankie....better send that thing east to Georgia.....I had a 76 for many years....liked that puppy.
  21. As most of you know I have been searching for a pilothouse on and off for a few years now. I found something incredible instead....to me anyway. A 1979 bone stock, 68,000 mile D150 long bed truck, I will be the second owner the second week of March. All trim is there, not dented....the grille and rear bumper are mint...stock full cover hubcaps and the interior is good, not torn up and nobody butchered the dash. It has a 318 2 bbl/727 torque flite. All original glass and seals. Do you know what changes I am going to do to it when I get it? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING except routine maintenance.......
  22. View Advert !950 Plymouth 4dr.? top of rear window beltline trim- CLIP only Anyone with a spare clip that joins the top edge of the rear window moldings to cover the joint between the two parts? Mine fell off or was borrowed by someone. All other trim is in great condition. Picture was copied from Ebay from one of our forum members add for additional pieces and the clip- Hope you do not mind! 1950 Plymouth only fits, not sure if any other body types used this clip besides the 4 door models?? PM on this forum if available please add price and shipping to Modesto, Ca. 95350 Thanks for looking through you spares pile! Doug Advertiser DJ194950 Date 02/28/2020 Price $20.00 Category Individual Member Classified Wanted Ad  
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    Anyone with a spare clip that joins the top edge of the rear window moldings to cover the joint between the two parts? Mine fell off or was borrowed by someone. All other trim is in great condition. Picture was copied from Ebay from one of our forum members add for additional pieces and the clip- Hope you do not mind! 1950 Plymouth only fits, not sure if any other body types used this clip besides the 4 door models?? PM on this forum if available please add price and shipping to Modesto, Ca. 95350 Thanks for looking through you spares pile! Doug

    $20.00

  24. well you have it upside down.. that is the Dodge coat of arms....these appeared about 55-56 I think the v is I think a reference to the V8 engine if so equipped as this cap is also available without the V...Now don't quote me on this 100%...…..now tell me, what is the little dot in the center bar represent.....????? It is an interesting story.
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