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  1. bkahler

    54 C1C6 Build

    Torque..... Here's the ratings for 1951 trucks: 1/2 ton - 175 ft/lbs @ 1600 3/4 ton - 175 ft/lbs @ 1600 1 ton - 190 ft/lbs @ 1200 1-1/2 ton - 192 ft/lbs @ 1200 2 ton - 193 ft/lbs @ 1200 2-1/2 ton - 206 ft/lbs @ 1200 2-3/4 ton - 253 ft/lbs @ 1300 3 ton - 280 ft/lbs @ 1600 3-1/2 ton - 280 ft/lbs @ 1600 4 ton - 330 ft/lbs @ 1200
    2 points
  2. DJK

    steering wheel color

    After, it's a driver, not worried about being perfect.
    2 points
  3. Frank Elder

    4X4

    1 point
  4. According to this article Eddy Edmunds worked for Bill Shanafelt around 46 before he started his own company....... So It is probably a rarer manifold than an actual Edmunds! Not a concilation prize at all.... http://myflatheadford.com/shanafelt-intakes-aka-emerson-payne/
    1 point
  5. it is also not uncommon for a few drops to accumulate beneath/about a head bolt going into the water chambers. These often seal themselves in a bit and as there is no pressure on the system there should not be any concern of lots of coolant loss. The head gasket should seal the water from the combustion chamber completely so you should not have to be overly concerned here, do not forget to torque the head after a good run at temp....monitoring the engine till it basically seals itself with a few heat cycles is the norm. Head studs are more prone to this mounting hole weeping over bolts but
    1 point
  6. I would recommend draining the coolant before pulling any head bolts, otherwise you'll have a mess. Also, you shouldn't need any sealant under the bolt heads. If the threads seal properly the coolant wouldn't get up that high. Also, some of the smoke at initial start up could have been assembly oils and such burning off.
    1 point
  7. I used there tank on my 48 D24. No problems at all. I'm happy with it. Personally, if a new tank is available, my opinion is to put in a new tank. The protective coating (zinc, galvanized) has surely been compromised on an old tank. My old tank was coated by previous owner with some aftermarket product but still continued to rust and was very nasty when I replaced it.
    1 point
  8. 50Dodge

    steering wheel color

    I'm redoing my steering wheel this winter also. I have a Krylon Almond with Tri glass clear. I can post pics also when completed.
    1 point
  9. keithb7

    Fender Blankets

    “Edelbrock Racing” mats over here. I bought two of them. One for each side. It has a grippy back side that holds it in place very well. The bolt-on front fender styling of pre 1942(?) allows for easy mat placement. I take the engine side-covers off and get great access. The fender mat works well as I place many tools on it. However it did take about three months for the chemicals used to make it, to flash off. It smelled, but its all good now. In BC Canada we have a chain of stores called KMS Tools. I bought the fender mats there.
    1 point
  10. no, you have fenders...you have to wait till you get them back on the car.....and.....snooze you lose is in spades here....
    1 point
  11. I honestly like the countersink idea better. It wont weaken it as much as you would think. you may want to consider socket head cap screws, usually much tougher than grade 8, and require less room than a 9/16” hex. Would be my choice.
    1 point
  12. I'd be hesitant to modify the MC casting, but the spacer can be modified to notch over the casting so that it rests on the adapter and the MC flange, while the bolt head contacts the other end of the spacer...you could possibly make 45° cuts on the bottom corners of the adapter to fabricate spacers out of since those areas are beyond the adapter clamping area...I have made some adapters similar to this and made spacers out of flat washers that were clipped by grinding on one side so they looked C-shaped, stacked the spacer washers for clearance, then put a full flat washer on top of that stack
    1 point
  13. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/cal-75809/overview/ Just one idea as I have no idea of his bolt pattern on the rear end. Various thicknesses and bolt patterns are available. I do not thick I would go that wide or even 1" spacers with only long studs and not this type that has bolts holding spacer on with studs protruding from the spacer for the wheel, but that's My opinion for My car only. Not sure how thick anyone makes a spacer that is not of this type. I Saw up to 1/2", but maybe thicker is available?? DJ
    1 point
  14. I just saw a 53 firedome in the pick n pull in East Syracuse last weekend. It was in much sadder shape than that one!!!!!!
    1 point
  15. I don’t recall them being overly expensive. Maybe $25-$30 each... Shop around. There are many places that offer them in different thickness and bolt patterns. Or, like DJ said, you could always shorten up your studs.
    1 point
  16. NickPickToo

    Fender Blankets

    I'll wait until I actually have fenders and check this thread again then
    1 point
  17. greg g

    Fender Blankets

    Just got a flyer from the Chinese Embassy (harbor freight) moving blankets now on sale for 6 bucks for 72 x 80.
    1 point
  18. I love that Route Delivery Van. Let me know if you need more room! 😀
    1 point
  19. Back seat! I want one! Better than driving!
    1 point
  20. Hey all, Just getting around to responding here. Glad to see the early positive responses. We had a fantastic time last year (and several years in the past) gathering a ragtag group of folks that have reported having a good time following us around New York and New England on our past tours. This year we are really hopeful to up our participation and are planning a real cool itinerary for three days of fun and touring. I'd really appreciate it if you could all send me an email - mark@rdusaclassics.com - so I can add you to my email list. Having a real gauge of par
    1 point
  21. Just added another! Why are my original photos Not showing up?
    1 point
  22. Please post a clear simple map of the event. Lord willing, we will be in Maine then and can represent the West Coast.
    1 point
  23. Recommend you watch e-bay for a while. The parts are out there. I found several as NOS. The ones that aren’t are survivors in great shape. Bob
    1 point
  24. Thanks Frank, yes he's come a long way, and we're starting to think we may actually get it done this school year. But for the record, he still hasn't changed out that second u-joint on the drive shaft and has some fuzzy logic about why we should just leave it alone 🤔 Funny thing, he may be right. Joe, he may need some extra spending money in college coming here faster than I care to think. Maybe he'll keep that in mind.
    1 point
  25. 48Dodger

    Bonneville Day 3

    Ten years ago....almost. Time to go back..................................................... 48D
    1 point
  26. The photo's didn't stick....
    1 point
  27. dun da dun DA, dun da dun, dun da da DA!
    1 point
  28. Todd B

    Engineering flaws

    I did not want to high jack Marks TODD build thread so I thought I would start my own. Talking about engineering flaws, I rented a JLG lift for a month few months and they have the exhaust blowing at the operator. It’s not only noisy, it’s annoying as hell with the smoke blowing towards you. I looked at it and took out three bolts and rotated it. It’s only being held by two of the three bolts but now it blows away from the operator. What were they thinking??
    1 point
  29. Frank Elder

    My new 54

    What an awesome color combo my favorite in the world is the Dodge three tone....yellow, black and white.
    1 point
  30. Here are some of the plates I'd mentioned in the earlier post.
    1 point
  31. 48Dodger

    Bonneville Day 3

    YEEEHAWWW!!!!!! lol.....what a blast! had the best time ever. I'm pretty happy to have a place to share the experience too. Bob was a great driver and he and his brother Earl made great pit crew members. Next year Earl wants to drive too. The best moment was watching my son take the wheel. He really is my best friend and to be able to share that moment on the track, meant an awlful lot to me. Thanks guys for the kind words. Nice to have friends who get how fun these trucks are. 48D
    1 point


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