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  1. tom'sB2B

    Travels with Betsy

    I have had this car for a couple years now. I'm finally in a spot where I feel comfortable in taking it on some distance drives. I rebuilt the engine In addition, I've added a 6 volt alternator and electric fuel pump to make things more reliable. Saturday we drove up to Half Moon Bay. Round trip was about 112 miles. This was a shake-down for my drive to the famous Clements Dodge truck BBQ. Average speed was around 58 mph. Got between 14-15 mpg. Drove great. No major problems. In time, I would like to use this thread to show my further exploits with this old lady.
    4 points
  2. Doug&Deb

    Sunday drive

    Technically it was a Saturday drive but that’s not the point. Now is a good time to get in the car and take a drive in the country. For those of you who must shelter in place, take care of all the little projects you’ve been meaning to do. Remember, this crisis will end. We’re all in this together and we will get through this together. Everyone be safe and stay healthy.
    2 points
  3. I love your Car! Nice road trip! I might have to do the same with my 48 Plymouth! Where abouts do you live, I 'm in Simi Valley.
    2 points
  4. 1. Bourne Identity 2. Bourne Supremacy 3. Bourne Ultimatum 4. Jason Bourne 5. Bourne Legacy
    2 points
  5. this was the video that I found awhile back that might help with my to-do list...
    2 points
  6. This is the upper mount on my 37, same as on my 38.
    2 points
  7. Perfect timing for this post. I just removed my stearing wheel and ordered the putty to fix it. Thanks for the info. I wasn't able to get a good grip on the metal bottom with any of my pullers and I was worried about further cracking the wheel, so I made a bracket to fit under it. Figured it might spur someone else if they are stuck. The cutout was just wide enough to fit around the column but sat perfectly on the metal bottom of the stearing wheel. A lot of PB and a tap from the hammer and it popped off.
    2 points
  8. Vintage distributors need lubrication. As per the photo attached from a 39 Mopar, I've identified and labelled five potential lubrication points. The bottom half is automatically lubricated as it is located inside the engine, so I didn't identify it in the photo. If I'm missing something let me know. For reasons of discussion, here they are: *FELT PAD (on the points bracket arm) *TOP FELT (inside the shaft, visible only when you remove the rotor) *WEIGHTS (visible after removing the breaker plate) *PLATE BEARINGS (the ball bearings that allow the break
    1 point
  9. Los_Control

    Running warm

    My 218 flathead when I first got it running after sitting 20 years. it warmed up and continued to climb straight to over heat level. Then go to remove T-stat and was already 1 bolt broke in the T-stat housing. I think this is why my truck was taken out of service for a long sleep. I found the water distribution tube clogged, and the block was filled with original casting sand. If you open your block drain plug (located near distributor) no water/coolant comes out, most likely you have casting sand also ... think most all do. I fixed these two problems, now idl
    1 point
  10. 50mech

    Running warm

    There's always the water distribution tube to check. If you're thermostat was in backwards before, perhaps it caused enough restriction to mask an issue there...?
    1 point
  11. Sniper

    Running warm

    Thanks, I will pull the thermostat later this week and test it's operation. As for the head, well I have the right housing for the year and the engine is original, which is not to say someone didn't swap heads in the past. Another excuse to get on with the Edgy head swap.
    1 point
  12. It's one of these, I've assembled them with and without and didn't notice enough difference to bother writing home about.
    1 point
  13. keithb7

    Keeping busy

    I was asked to take a computer from work, and work from home. I have been. It's been weird, however I carry on trying to maintain business levels where I can. I have plenty to keep my busy with my two old Mopars. One is jacked up in the middle of an extensive revival. I'll be at it for a long time yet. When the mechanical work is all done, then I can quickly refocus on body work. Interior work. I can't imagine what I'll do with all my spare time when the car is fully done some day. Right now that idea seems like a lifetime away. Spring is here. Regular yard maintenan
    1 point
  14. Sniper

    Keeping busy

    I work in an essential industry, but not all my clients are in that category so work is hit or miss right now. I am salaried with OT so I get my base pay anyway. What days I now have open I am working around the house. Pulled some bushes this weekend using the tire and truck method, that's slickest thing ever. Mowed the lawn, twice, this morning. Back and forth, then diagonal. Dang rain all last week Today a box o' parts arrived from Rockauto so I can tinker with the Cambridge. Right now I am in the middle of collecting the parts to put dual throttle body EFI on t
    1 point
  15. captden29

    Salvageable or not???

    just fine for a survivor or every day driver. capt den
    1 point
  16. Sam Buchanan

    Sunday drive

    That is exactly what I did a couple of times last week. The car and I felt refreshed after an hour touring the countryside. I'm almost certain I heard the little flatty chuckling.......
    1 point
  17. Sam Buchanan

    title: salvage

    I really enjoy driving the P15 and I drive it often. However, I realize that a seemingly minor collision will most likely end my relationship with this car. I have classic car insurance through Heacock with a policy that has an agreed value of the car. If the car gets hit and repair estimates come in above ~%70 of the $15,000 value on the policy a check will appear in my mail instead of a repaired car in my garage. But the reality is that all it would take is a crumpled fender and damage to underlying structure or frame and it is a total write off even though most of the car is uns
    1 point
  18. kencombs

    title: salvage

    Good answer! In some states a salvage title can be changed to a rebuilt title after inspection. Still may lower it's perceived value, but not as much, maybe. In my state (OK), titles are color coded. Green is normal, Red is salvage, Blue is Junk, Orange is rebuilt. Red and Blue titles cannot be driven on the road. Typical prices on later models are 20-50% off book for an Orange titled car. On classics, I really wouldn't lower the price I'd expect to pay for one. So many of our types have been resurrected from junk or wrecked it's almost expected.
    1 point
  19. Thanks for sharing your pics folks. I dug around in the trunk which is full of spare parts. Look what I found....4 of them. It appears they have been in use for a long time!
    1 point
  20. Lingle

    1951 B3F Build Thread

    Once again I was MIA but got some work done this weekend. 4wd Dana 60 is located, leaf springs re-bushed, painted and reassembled. Blasted cab mounts and first coast of POR-15 applied. Hopefully this week I'll finalize the frame extensions since the Dana 60 spring perches are 3 1/4" wider than stock axle. Am able to keep the stock suspension all around, which was the goal.
    1 point
  21. Made some more progress. Should be able to get the cab off this week. I'm really enjoying taking her apart. It's great only having to use a few standard wrenches.
    1 point
  22. Please move this to the classifieds.
    1 point
  23. I had planned on doing a shake-down run in old Betsy before driving to the BBQ. Decided to do it anyways. Drove up to Half Moon Bay. 112 miles round trip. Drove great. No problems. Should be ready for 2021 🙄😉
    1 point
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