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  2. Today my wife and I were invited to a member of the AACA that had a special invite only picnic to display some of his cars and I also took some pictures of the cars that attended. I was totally impressed with his personal collection of his vintage mopar vehicles and of the invited quests that drove to the event. The only sad part to the day was that it rained in the morning so the number of attendees was down from prior years. Some of the cars include Packards, Studebakers, Graham, DeSoto, Chrylser, Cads. You will like the picture of the 1931 Chrysler CG Imperal Convertable Victoria
  3. I've a good friend whose daughter/son-in-law we helped move from point A to point B when we were living in Buffalo. I was wearing shorts and for some reason my wife thought she needed to compare my legs with the friend's S-I-L, (chicken legs). I have a genetic trait of big calves. The S-I-L, whom I had previously thought to be a tad dim-witted, quipped that "those are Flintstone legs that you need to drive those old cars"...Ok, point to the kid, but he still couldn't carry a dresser up the stairs by himself...
  4. Get a subscription? Use to be printed on news print paper. Is it any good today? And why are chevy 150/210s so pricey?
  5. THAT, was hilarious...
  6. I am in the same boat here. Through my volunteer work driving Veterans to VA appointments with the Elks Lodge, I've met a few folks that can ONLY be described as curmudgeons. I can't help but liking them...perhaps thinking I'll be one in the future. The redeeming factor being that they know they shouldn't drive, and need help getting places. (There is no "mass transit" in northern Maine.) Like it or not, you've made a friend, whether or not he realizes it. My hat's off to you!
  7. Well other than Yamaha 2-Stroke Twins, we are in the same boat, I am just sending off about 260 slides to be scanned from when I started this in the late 80's (don't ask, I don't have a good reason), so I can start a thread of my own. 😁
  8. So. Good that you have some free radials to try out. But first inspect and repair the front suspension and steering gear. Its 66. At least much of it is just worn out on a 2000 dollar car and swapping on radials is just chasing phantoms. After the repairs get it aligned. Alignment of a worn suspension is wasted effort. Last....try out the radials .
  9. Now I'm confused. Tom, I see your photos have the linkage connected to the lower cam. I also see no linkage is connected to post under the lower lever like the other carb ((D6) see photo) I removed from the '49. Judging by Tom's photo, the fast idle lever connects to the lower cam. I see a spot on the upper cam where it would logically connect. I has a hole with a slot like the one on the D6. Am I correct? Tom, could you give me the dimensions on the lever on your carb please? Perhaps I can manufacture one. Thanks
  10. @billrigsby I'm posting progress in my other thread "starting my B2C restoration". Not sure if I'm the best person to follow, this is my first time rebuilding an engine and I'm sure I'm going to make a couple mistakes and have a ton of question. Bill
  11. Mounted the block and gave the exterior a cleaning before painting. Used the new gaskets as templates for cutting the paint t. Overall I'm happy with the results, but realized I missed a couple spots of oil on the block as some of the paint didn't adhere. I'll repaint those areas once I get everything together. Today I mounted the timing chain sprocket by heating the sprocket and pressed the flywheel bolts to the crank. Also thanks to some advice on here I fit the rope into my rear seals. If anyone sees something that doesn't look right please let me know. This is my
  12. I found a place to get the complete kit for the DTG1, including the leather for the dash pot -- Mike's Carbs. So that mystery is solved. In fact, I just purchased another DTG1 for parts. There is no fast idle lever on either. So, guess one is not needed? (Thanks Merle) I am restoring a 1949 Dodge B1C. My local engine machine shop has a complete rebuit 230, which would replace the 218 I now have in it. The 1949 has a standard 3 on the floor. The 1950 B2B donor truck I just finished dismantling had a 218 with a fluid drive, which meant it had the DTG1 Carb. Would I be better installing the fluid
  13. Ed....The M5 was not used in late 1942 cars... only the piston type M-4...my mistake. It has been corrected above in my original post....thanks for noting.
  14. James, what book you using to get the negative caster specs from....there is no change in 46-54 per the Plymouth book and I believe the man has a Plymouth as his project. In 51 there was a slight change in camber.
  15. I would still run down a torrington bearing for the upper...the car will self center a lot better. In 1949 they changed the front end geometry and went to a LOT of negative castor. Having the bearings versus the bushing has zero down side and may well have a big up side. This will become especially apparent as the contact patch of the radials available are are usually 20% to 40% wider at the contact patch than the old bias tires. In parking it makes a substantial difference. James
  16. Just wondering if you have a build thread going, my block is at the shop for hot tanking and magnafluxing, would like to follow along with a current engine build.
  17. #1 and #2 two are both rear main oil seals- one or the other not both. Style of seal changed over the years, you got either style as what fits Your motor. The side seals the rubber small pieces also varied, you got all the various styles. Which fit the best? That is what you need. Usually obvious upon checking. The O-ring appearing seal- if it is actually a square shaped seal Is for the oil pump top cover seal. Can be somewhat hard to find separate. A regular O-ring seal will not work on the oil pump cover, I experienced trying and did not work for beans! I got lucky back some yea
  18. I will definitely grab one of these $15.99 !! CENTRAL PNEUMATIC - 20 Oz. HVLP Gravity Feed Air Spray Gun I am guessing you are talking the Quart cans?
  19. I did source a fluid coupling assembly and clutch from a '51 DeSoto out of Arizona. The machine shop is now done with my 251 flat six. Bored .30 over, crank and cam shaft ground, re conditioned rods, new pistons, rings, bearings, water distribution tube, valve seats, valve stem guides, valves ground, cylinder head milled, hot tanked, cleaned, rings and piston fitted, wrist pins fitted, valves and valve springs installed and painted hot rod orange! The rest of the assembly I'm doing myself.
  20. Well that elephant is almost gone.! A lot of bites but I sure can appreciate your patience and the quality of work, start to almost finished. One of a kind and beautiful! Congrats! A drive down to the west coast Good-guys get-together ( Pleasanton, Ca.) come spring? I would love to see it! DJ
  21. Looking great. When is the maiden voyage?
  22. Somebody, in a previous post, mentioned his car seemed to feel better/handle better with a couple passengers in the back seat who served to add weight. My car (P15 convert) feels a bit light in the rear....so for several years I carried around 3 old straight 8 cylinder heads I bought at junk prices. Placed them in that area between the trunk and back seat...so nobody sees them. I have since replaced those heads with a couple 60 pound sand bags in the same location. Get the same result....car just feels a little better and that amount of weight doesn't affect gas m
  23. Learned that lesson by killing a bit. Gonna get a new on and go as slow as possible. Got 1 1/2 of the 4 done though.
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