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  1. You are not neccesarily missing 2 wheels. One ton trucks didn't ALWAYS have dual wheels, the axle is just set up that way (see below). As for finding a new rim for them...good luck. I never did find a good alternative that wasn't insane. And yes, a good COMMERCIAL truck tire place should have no problem with your rims if they aren't idiots about what they really are. Just know most of the younger kids have no real clue about older tires and will opt for the "widow maker" call.
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  2. They do exist. Mine is home made but here's a picture of a commercially made one.
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  3. DJK

    Oil Overfill Damage?

    I love oil debates!!!!!
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  4. New thermostat housing and gasket installed and it looked good outta the box. The thermostat was soaked in citric acid bath overnight so it was nice and clean also. I did put a thin coating of blue rtv on both sides of the gasket and this will probably take a couple days to cure with the cooler weather. Reluctantly I put the old scabbed radiator hose back on for this winter as I didn’t get the replacement radiator from the donor car cleaned enough. Not enough time and this may have to wait until spring. I want to make sure it works and does not leak.
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  5. No problem. Glad to help. Feel free to ask any questions.
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  6. Maybe one of those walking exercisers, so you could "propel" yourself into position w/o needing to scoot in..... (But you would also need a reverse gear.....)
    1 point
  7. Sniper

    Oil Overfill Damage?

    You know, boobaru's have a boxer engine, I wonder how many quarts it would take until the level was high enough to get into the cylinders behind the pistons? Might be a good idea to not run the engine till you drain off the excess.
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  8. Bobacuda

    '50 1 Ton Tire Woes

    I fixed lots of flats on those in my youth. The most dangerous seemed to always be the rims that had a “small” ring that held the larger ring to the rest of the rim and the one that truly split the rim close to the middle. Those were almost always on Chevys. Dodge, International and Fords had a large split ring that held the tire to the rim - probably what yours is. Most semi trucks used this type. We used a 10 lb duckbill hammer, a 10 lb sledge hammer, a couple of spoons, lots of rubber lube and labor to take them apart. We would set a leg of the lift on top, ring side down, when airing it up in case it blew apart- never happened where I worked. If you have never done it, or watched and learned, don’t try it yourself. Check places that work on semi truck and construction machinery tires. They may not have the tires, but they will have the tools and the know how.
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  9. high level of oil will cause for foaming due to the churning of the oil by the crank journals....the comment "should I have an oil change" leads me to believe you farm out your routine maintenance also. So yes, an oil change would correct this...else you can just drain a bit out now and wait for the scheduled oil change.
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  10. Don't remember, it came out of the scrap box. Probably 0.032", any thicker and the manifolds might not mate up properly.
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  11. Clay: I was talking to one of the members in the MD chapter of the National Desoto Club and he does repairs also on Packards. They had rebuilt and engine and torqued it to specks. Then came back to the engine a couple of days later and found out that the head bolts had to be retorqued. You might have to do these process a couple to time to get everything tight. rich
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  12. I compare the re-torque .... Like wiping 3 times to find you only needed to wipe twice. Something that needs to be done til you are confident you're finished.
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  13. keithb7

    Rip Van Spitfire

    Seen here, between oil filter housing and distributor.
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  14. Earlier in the week I installed the new thermostat housing and filled the radiator up and damn...a pin hole leak of antifreeze weeping out the bottom. After I removed it I saw the little hole in the weld. Called up A Bernbaum and they were super nice and sent a replacement out ASAP free of charge. It was getting windy anyway outside so I had to stop. I don’t trust that big ole guillotine hood in the wind. When it warms up in a couple days I’ll resume. At least I had plan B and I worked on the truck in the garage where it was warmer. At least A.B. has great customer service and it doesn’t surprise me that parts these days have flaws. Just the way it is..
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  15. Loren

    Rip Van Spitfire

    That big ole canister on the side is in fact a full flow filter, one of the first as a matter of fact. Chrysler wasn't convinced for some time that a full flow filter was a good idea. They thought it might plug up and stop the oil flow. This inspired them to engineer a "second chance device" into the system. It worked to by-pass the filter so that flow would not be reduced. However, the pressure seen on the dash gauge would drop about 20 lbs. It wasn't too long before a special plug was installed to do away with this as a plugged up filter never became a problem. Most spin-on filters have a by-pass valve built into them because the fear persists. On the two industrial engines I have, have the feature that the holes under the filter housing are threaded, making it tempting to install an oil cooler and a remote spin-on filter. It should be noted that the by-pass filter is a 10 micron filter, while a full flow is 30 micron. As far as I know one could plumb in a by-pass filter along with the full flow filter. When it comes to keeping the oil clean the biggest improvement is Positive Crankcase Ventilation. By placing the crankcase under a mild vacuum, any moisture from combustion is removed. Moisture along with acid ( also a product of combustion ) creates sludge. Now you filter it out or you can stop it from forming in the first place with PCV. The additive package in modern oil is designed to counteract the acid ( diesel oil also gets acid in it but it is sulfuric acid while gasoline has hydrochloric acid, that is why each has different oil specs ) So....my theory about the optimal Chrysler 237-251-265 oiling system would be an oil cooler in place of the full flow filter, a spin-on by-pass filter, a PCV system and modern high quality oil of your choice. That seems to cover all the bases.
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  16. personally I don't think the majority of these cars and engines are near as tired as their owners.....🤡
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  17. I'm sure the guys who were overhauling these engines in the back of gas stations back in the '40's were being this meticulous with their measurements..... 😆
    1 point
  18. A tapered rod journal will not cause a piston to be cocked. There is simply too much clearance for that. If the journal were tapered it would wear a band on the bearing insert. A bent rod will. Pistons do “rock” at the top of the bore (and the bottom as well) but only in the direction of the wrist pin action. Checking the rods is a job for the machine shop as they have the equipment to do it. You may think machine shops are sloppy (they are of course) but they know what they can get away with. You have to trust them and if you don’t like their work, find another. I have my favorites and ones I don’t care for.
    1 point
  19. additional information - OSHA guidelines on split lock ring tire installation additional information - OSHA chart on split lock ring tire installation additional information - how to install tire on split lock ring rim additional information - split lock ring rim tire install demonstration additional information - split lock ring rim tire install anecdote
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