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  1. Frank Elder

    Spring Chicken

    I love you Robert for your spirit and commitment to completely stock Mopars you are kind and gentle to everyone on here including me......I wish you would have been one of my teachers. As to the smoking I have decided to go for quality of life over quantity, my heart condition is genetic and it killed my gramps at 60, my father at 64, and his younger brother at 62......I am now 59 years of age and set in my ways. I smoke, I drink, and there is plenty of dead cow on my plate....lol....I would rather drop face first in my meal in the next five years than wearing a diaper and eating mush in
    4 points
  2. If it runs well I would not get into putting a different carb on it. Rust on the base means possibly icing up at times in cold weather...caused by a stuck heat riser. The carb looks pretty clean and might of already had a back yard rebuild with a too high of float setting or a slightly leaky needle and seat after engine shut down. Leaking a small amount of fuel down onto the throttle plate and shaft....that being probably what you are seeing. Also the carb top cover looks to be sweating a very small amount of fuel too. The carb top needs to be sanded flat on a piece of gla
    3 points
  3. The cold weather snap broke last night. -1C today. Roads are clear and dry. The sun even came out. How could I resist? I could not. Lots of folks happy to the see the old Chrysler out on the roads today. A lovely day for a Winter cruise.
    3 points
  4. busycoupe

    Spring Chicken

    I am 68 and last year the arthritis pain in my hands and wrists was keeping me from working on my car or anything else. Then in June my doctor told me I had diabetes and prescibed pills, weight loss and diet change. Now I have lost 25 pounds, am taking my meds, and have no pain in my hands or other joints. It is like a new lease on life.
    2 points
  5. ggdad1951

    Todd Build Thread

    Bumper on. One thing I noticed is the bumper/front horn frames must be different from B1/2 to B3/4. I used a B1/2 bumper and B3/4 frame horns (or was it the other way around...can't remember anymore )and the holes don't match up....I had to drill new holes for a second top hole and bottom hole.
    2 points
  6. Here's the clutch and brake pedal parts disassembled, cleaned up and powdercoated, and then put back together. After the fact I realized the clutch spring is probably supposed to have hooks on both ends, so that part is on order haha. I did a lot of reading on here and saw that a '94 Camry master cylinder might be compatible. I ordered one and sure enough, the bolt pattern basically matches the stock mounting holes exactly. It is a little taller than the frame, hopefully it will work with the cab but I haven't had a chance to check that yet.
    2 points
  7. Los_Control

    Spring Chicken

    I am with you brother. I feel we do what we can here in this lifetime .... Am a goofy dude thinks we get re-incarnated. get a new life when done. I am convinced that when we die ... do not go to the light .... it is a trick. Go away from the light and then you get to choose your future life. I will be 58 this year, we are close to same age .... I smoked for 40 years ... since was 10 years old, been about 8 years now I quit. Every male on my family side died around 60, I think now I will be first male to bypass them. I sure love my beer. I became disabled at
    2 points
  8. I wouldn’t expect your wipers would draw enough current to need a relay. Headlights use them so the full draw of the current to operate the lights doesn’t need to go through the dash switch. http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/133.cfm
    2 points
  9. Frank Elder

    Spring Chicken

    25 lbs, I bet it is easier to breathe too! Congrats on your better health.
    1 point
  10. I'm dealing with a leaky BB carb that I'm rebuilding for the second time. I haven't sorted it out yet, but I'm pretty sure it's related to float level height. If you do go to rebuild, you may think, like I did, that the float retainer clip provided in the kit is too tall and the wrong one for your carb, because it sticks up above the top edge of the bowl line. It's not. It's supposed to get crushed down by the top piece, and secure the float in place, otherwise the float will rise too much and not shut off. Don't start snipping it down to fit. Like I did.
    1 point
  11. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rLNeA2yp80k" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> One of my friends did something like this when resto-modding his '57 Nomad. Simple enough and fairly inexpensive, particularly given that he recouped much of the cost by selling the hoists after completion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLNeA2yp80k
    1 point
  12. Always liked Radar Love by Golden Ear Ring.
    1 point
  13. To quote my Doctor on almost anything I ask about" We can't do anything about that" After a while you quit asking.
    1 point
  14. I scanned a photo from when I had my body blocked up. You can see the 15 gallon drums, and the 2x6s extending out from under the body. Unless the body metal is badly rusted, you do not need to worry about its weight distorting the lower edge where it sits on the cross support boards. 4x4's would be better, sure, but the 2x6s I used were plenty strong. I worked for hours & hours under the car, and there was never any shifting. (Of course, I DID also leave the chain hoists connected overhead the whole time as a safety measure.) [EDIT: You can also see that I had the frame rolled un
    1 point
  15. If you saw the inside of my original tank you would have a different opinion about filters. And.......you don't want the cruddy scale from the inside of old rusty fuel lines making it to your pump or carb. We need filtration in these cars.
    1 point
  16. T120

    Spring Chicken

    Frank, While I managed to give up my tobacco habit years ago, I still enjoy a sip of whisky now and then....🙂
    1 point
  17. Plymouthy Adams

    Spring Chicken

    my definition of mad cow disease is the fever I get if deprived of my steak.....
    1 point
  18. If it was a 6 cylinder Maverick,it was a 1 barrel carb.
    1 point
  19. Frank is referring to steering shaft. Its a universal joint. With two collars that fit the steering shaft.
    1 point
  20. The width of your car is five to six feet, that leaves you two feet on each side to play with. Plus your sawbuck leg spread is about eighteen inches......so that only leaves you a small amount of space to roll the chassis out without knocking the body to the floor, I would not recommend eight. On mine I took the sawzall to the steering shaft in the engine compartment.and installed a borgenson joint (small u joint) when I put the body back on.
    1 point
  21. Might be this one: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1124845&jsn=3
    1 point
  22. Thanks for the plug. Be sure to watch part two. You can almost see the light bulb going off in between my ears.
    1 point
  23. I agree 100% with over building something. Same time the builder is 73 years old, he built it to hold the little model A body in the background. Most likely will disassemble it when finished. Is purpose built for 1 use only .... who knows maybe his kid or grandkids may save it from the lumber pile. Perfect time to go through the steering box and access if it needs maintenance. @keithb7 made a nice video will show you what is involved
    1 point
  24. The 6 volt electric fuel pumps are made for old cars and trucks,and pump a maximum of 6psi. I know for a fact the one I listed from Summit does. I have one on each of my 51 Fords. I do have a undash switch to turn them on and off as I normally only use them if the cars have been parked for a week or more,or it's really cold outside. Even then,I turn them off after the engine fires and starts to run smooth. They are just an aid to starting and to keep from draining the battery. BTW,be VERY careful to NOT put a high pressure fuel pump to your old carbureatered system if y
    1 point
  25. Ever had one sit for a few weeks without starting it? No problem starting them if you start and run them every day,but let one sit for a month in cold weather and then give it a try.
    1 point
  26. the only way a 30 amp relay would boost the wiper is IF the wiring and connections it is replacing were suspect for voltage drops...
    1 point
  27. JBNeal

    Electric wiper boost.

    Them electric wipers benefit from cleaning out the gearbox and refilling with JD corn head grease, as well as replacing the leads with new wiring...both repairs greatly reduce the electric motor resistance, which can really pep up the wiper action 🏆
    1 point
  28. Also, Do the new electric fuel pumps have a regulator for pressure? Our manual pumps run between 3-6 pounds of pressure. I think electric one push it out more than 6. I do not use one. I have run regular 558's for 47 years with only one break down on the road. I drove my date home to Hasbrook Heights NJ one freezing rainy night in January 1975 (Her Dad told me she had to be home by midnight) Being from a Polish Catholic Family and all I had her Mary Ellen home at 11:57PM. Her dad was a Machinist and I didn't want to piss him off. I turned around to go back to Bloomfield NJ and a
    1 point
  29. One of these days I'm going to be smart enough to buy cars that look that good! Honest! Maybe.
    1 point
  30. Regarding float level. Today's fuels are less dense than the fuels of 70 years ago. You will need to set the float slightly lower than spec to gain enough float pressure to close the needle valve.
    1 point
  31. There had to be ferrys running back and forth between there and the mainland,so why would you think you car wasn't there? BTW,very pretty car!
    1 point
  32. Some folks have swapped out the rear end for a more modern axle with a different ratio. Probably your best option is to adjust your expectations.....confine your travels to two-lane roads and enjoy the journey. Life can be pretty cool at 55-60 mph in an old car. 🙂
    1 point
  33. Paint marks like that remind me of quality control acceptance marks for shipping. Piston orientation and std/oversize# are typically stamped into the piston top to survive the combustion during service life, for future service reference, especially for a visual check when the head is removed.
    1 point
  34. JBNeal

    Oil filter decal

    I decided to keep busy on Election Night by listening to some tunes and tracing the original decal on the Deluxe Filter...easier said than done. The decal tracing was like trying to write on 80 grit sandpaper, but 4 hours later, I have a good start for a reproduction. I would prefer to get this into a digital format now that I have a 2D representation to work with, but that's not going to happen for awhile with my upcoming work requirements...maybe next month
    1 point
  35. Hello All, It’s been ages since I posted to the forum, although I follow it regularly. So I wanted to share a solution I found for my brake drums – specifically 11” diameter drums, 2” width, and a 5x4.5 bolt pattern. As many of you know, these are hard to find and very expensive! This was a journey of countless hours that turned into days and then weeks, with many promising leads that turned into dead ends along with a fair share of mistakes. A couple notable things I tried that didn’t work include: · I came across a manufacturer who was willing to make drums for me, but
    1 point
  36. 49D-24BusCpe

    Edgy head throttle

    Here's how I did the linkage on my 274" DeVal (Chrysler Industrial 265" IND-32 clone). It has three Carter-Webers on an A-O-K intake.
    1 point


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