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  1. Thought some here might like this: https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/car-of-the-week-1948-dodge-b-1-b-half-ton?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=144170040&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_jrTyhGQ2MVYB0VJrEhbDnat-Lp5L75numxPtUXW0i_ViEoJVUnsFAJsD8OD3ri1zdHP_U_980ND7SrQMiCQ8lJy7eWw&utm_content=144170040&utm_source=hs_email
    3 points
  2. Looks like the road is blocked...
    3 points
  3. 51Traveler

    Sun Visor

    Just got my visor on today. Changed the whole look of the car. Love it.
    2 points
  4. I just redid how I bent the arm and also on my newer '46 Dodge distributor, the original bolt holes on the new canister work and no drilling of new holes except one on the arm is needed. Also, you do have to cut the arm too as it is too long. The distributor I am using is from a '46 Dodge and is #IGS-427A-1. On my older '39 Plymouth distributor, it requires new holes drilled into the cannister bracket to mount it as the holes don't line up and also needs to have the bracket bent back and spacer/washer added to let the bracket clear the distributor cap. The later model distributor worked way
    2 points
  5. Today I finally drove my ‘38 Royal on the hiway. A trip of about 55 miles one way. There was a car event in my area. Finally we are seeing some resemblance of pre-pandemic life. I wanted to go to the car event. It was also a great excuse to test my car outside city limits. Up to today, I had briefly engaged the stock OD to test it. It seemed to work just fine. Today I finally got some considerable time on a divided hiway, OD engaged. I drove a mountain pass. Plenty of driving up and down hills. The Royal seems most comfortable to me at about 55 mph. It will go faster. I had it up
    2 points
  6. Dude you kick butt
    1 point
  7. From this site it says "Dodge seems to have labeled all 230ci FH6s used in Dodge trucks in 1959 either M23 or M230." https://t137.com/registry/help/engine/engine.htm
    1 point
  8. Los_Control

    Small engine repair

    I only wanted to add, I am no small engine mechanic .... just have a lifetime of experience with them. And I watch videos. I can usually keep the old junk running. The difference though is our life styles. I was disabled 10 years ago when I was 48 years old. Now 58. I was building houses and doing finish carpentry work, employer was charging the customer $65 per hour for me to be there ... I ran a 3 man crew ... I had no time to work on lawnmower engines. Most working people really do not have time to mess with small engines. Not a bad thing ... just something you ne
    1 point
  9. I hooked up my brake bleeder vacuum gun to the VC168 to test when the vacuum comes on. I found it starts to activate at 7-8" of vacuum and is full in at 15". I also tried adjusting it clockwise with a 3/32 allen wrench but it barely moved and the readings were still about the same. I think that basically the out of box settings on the VC168 cannister has adjustment all the way out. Still runs awesome though, I definitely feel better throttle response at cruise and deceleration is more smooth. My old factory advance was leaking.
    1 point
  10. Some of the posse of this forum ....48dodger, ggdad, Merle, Ed, Jerimiah, Todd and others.....CA, WI, MN....yes, we meet up sometimes. 48D
    1 point
  11. nice article....altho I'd never pull my TROTTLE out to start the truck... LOL
    1 point
  12. Los_Control

    Small engine repair

    This is my first pressure washer. I wanted one for awhile and looked for used. Seems they all needed a new pump. Been abused ... Or if they worked & they were asking for as much as a new unit. So I just bought a new one. I think they sell enough pumps that they are reasonable in price. I also am anal about having water connected to it. I wont even check for spark without the water running through it. I just lay the wand on the ground out of the way and have a spring clamp on the trigger to flow the water. I know the engine will not start .... feel it is a good habit to get
    1 point
  13. I’ve been reading along until now as I really had nothing of value to contribute. It now seems like you have arrived at the point where it becomes an interpretation of an oral contract partially supported by emails. in my mind the question is one of agreed scope. Was the intent to restore or modify? If you specified a running driving stock truck he really varied from the spec. Are there any early communications that deal with restore vs mods? If so a court might see that in your favor.
    1 point
  14. This and a few other fellas could get a nice posse put together
    1 point
  15. I know someone who took the swan mirrors that were shot and cut off the mirrors and ground the base to a shape close to the stainless and then had them chromed and bolted them on. Also, you can wait and look on ebay and they stainless parts and clips come up from time to time. James
    1 point
  16. New reproduction swan neck mirrors for 1946-48 Chrysler /DeSoto can be had for about $1700.00 last I heard. Cowl mirror mount mirror delete stainless all have different shapes to match door belt moldings. Any 1946-48 Dodge, DeSoto or Chrysler stainless will be the correct length. Won't quite match the door belt molding. You also need the correct retainer clip assembly. Or glue them on with a giant tube of shoe goo!😄
    1 point
  17. Dodge DeSoto and Chrysler used the same body shell. Plymouth is smaller. I’m guessing the trim is also smaller. I’d get dimensions from the seller before you buy.
    1 point
  18. Kilgore47

    drive shaft boot

    I put new boots on the P15 drive shaft less than a year back. Rebuilt the u joints at the same time. Not more that a couple of hundred miles on them. I was under the car a few weeks back checking something else and noticed that both the new boots are starting to crack. Guess I'll go with leather when I have to replace them again. That was one of those jobs that I didn't think I would have to fool with again.
    1 point
  19. While cruising the coast, we get the "shaka" sign. My wife is in charge of hanging her arm out the window and giving the shaka back 🤙. I'm too busy hang'n loose. 😎
    1 point
  20. Dodgeb4ya - Loads of thanks for solving my problem. As you guessed correctly, the part was attached to my shift bellcrank assembly in another box. Just for completion below is the diagram from the parts manual showing the part that I thought was missing.
    1 point
  21. Sniper

    Trans swap

    In another thread I started I had a table of trans gear ratios compared to stock. I updated it to add the S10 T5 and the Ford TK5 ratios. They both are horrible, imo. The non world class 83-84 mustang T5 is closer to stock. trans gear ratios.xlsx
    1 point
  22. Bobb Horn

    Trans swap

    I would have to agree, it would take me more than a morning to bolt in a 5 speed. The T5s are plentyful, and not expensive, and with a little research, or just ask on here, one will find there are a great number of different ratios available. The T5s do require, in most cases, an adapter plate, and a little welding, but doable. Myself working on a budget, not because I need to, but because I wanted something no one else has done before, that I could find, desided to try the TK5, no adapter, and only a small amount of changing. After going through three 3 speeds going bad, I d
    1 point
  23. Honestly, if Merle would be willing to swing by the shop and get eyes on it, might not be a bad idea.....too much up in the air IMO. Gotta keep remote workers honest somehow.
    1 point
  24. It's not a spacer that goes there... It's actually another 3/16" thick mounting bracket for the shifter linkage bell crank /pivot. You probably still have this piece/assembly all still together? In a box, bag etc?
    1 point
  25. while a foreign make, this pic was sent to me...Morris chassis and cab and special build body as one off as I understand it in NZ....very bold look and very utilitarian...these cars in wagon/van concept from factory never had a one piece roof as shown...just a different car from a different time and a different country...but so much a likable beast. the D24 wagon that never was...................
    1 point
  26. LOL, Oh no Julie! Don’t let Merle near it or the interior will be more stripped 😂 (Photo of Merle from his build thread)
    1 point
  27. My truck is being used in an independent movie that's being filmed close to where I live. The main character has been filmed driving my truck in the movie in about 5 scenes. Sweet 🙂 The details on the movie is here: https://lyviashouse.com/
    1 point
  28. Welcome Julie! 51 or 52? I’ve never “restored” a truck, so take it for what it’s worth. 😊 I would make it safe and enjoy what you have. LOL, But at minimum get the correct steering wheel and a horn ring 😁 well said on the resale JB
    1 point
  29. I'll let the more experienced give the good advice, but I do want to say what a lovely truck you have. From the pictures it sure looks to be in nice shape already. What are you wanting to do with the truck? Car shows? Cruise nights? Just roll around town? If it were me, I would drive it as it is so I wouldn't be terrified of using the truck for the odd run to the dump or tree dropoff. But your desires might be different from mine.
    1 point
  30. JBNeal

    My first Pilothouse

    Remove only the loose stuff in the water jacket for now as you'll never be able to get it spotless in there...scrape out what ya can and leave the heavy scale, odds are it'll stay put for a long time. The water distribution tube should probably be examined thoroughly, at a minimum a hook fabricated to probe each tube outlet. If the tube is solid without any obvious signs of deterioration, then ya might can get by without yanking it out...but don’t be surprised if it sounds a little crunchy around #6.
    1 point
  31. Both approaches have merit. I've done both and they work. Machine and Replace everything at one extreme certainly is fool proof, but expensive and time consuming, especially at some machine shops. Tear down, clean up and measure, then fix only what is needed also works. Cheaper, faster and can provide good results. But one must trust their measurements and judgement. Or, use a trusted source to do the evaluation.
    1 point
  32. Every word Keithb wrote may well be true........,BUT you MIGHT only need rings and bearings,new gasket kit,and the valves ground. It costs absolutely nothing to HOPE for the best,while being prepared to get hit with the max load. This also depends on the use you want out of your car. If all you plan is an occasional trip to a local "park and show",why would you care if your car burns a little oil or the oil pressure is a little low? Even if that is so,I would spring for a new oil pump,fuel pump,and water pump. Don't overlook the water pump because it is on t
    1 point
  33. Bluzhog53

    Whither DPETCA?

    While I don’t comment a whole lot on this site, it is a very valuable place for info that Bob has put together! I would LOVE to see it WOKE UP and be “modernized “ to be easier to post with pics etc. I think technology has progressed so much it could easily be done and the site would become ALIVE again in a big way with so many more truck people finding out about it. Perhaps just asking for an extract of the Flathead & Pilothouse stuff and starting a new site for trucks with links from here would be cool as well….for what it’s worth, those are my thoughts. Can’t hurt to ask!!
    1 point
  34. 48Dodger

    Whither DPETCA?

    Its been dormant for years. The information is maintained by Bob Koch. He has moved to Wisconsin from California. If it was to start up again it would be his call. This forum and the DPETCA site grew together and apart. It has been mentioned to bring the info from the DPETCA site here. But that has yet to happen, thou the information links are shared. 48D
    1 point
  35. I pretty much use my Cambridge exclusively for my personal stuff. I have a company truck, 2019 Silverado, that's a monster to park and drive in town, 4x4, four door, long bed. I put way too many miles on it for work and don't care to drive it unless I have to. I get people talking to me all the time, good thing I got over my anti-social streak, lol.
    1 point


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