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55 Fargo

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55 Fargo last won the day on April 14 2019

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About 55 Fargo

  • Birthday 11/21/1961

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    Male
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    Up North-Manitoba Canada
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    1955 FC3B Fargo 108 inch 1/2 Ton
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    Old Mopar Freak, been working on my 48 for about 1 year. Reside near Winnipeg Canada
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    Federal Correctional Officer

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    St Andrews Township, Manitoba Canada
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    My 48 Chrysler Club Coupe

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  1. After a local area famous paint shop in South Carolina was quoting me  $10-15K to paint my car, decided to do most myself.  I've read a BUNCH of your (and others) 2009-2010 posts about using Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer  rolled or reduced/sprayed on cars, as long as you wait 2-3 weeks for it to cure.  Also the 8-4-1  mixed Rustoleum gloss enamels sprayed on as a topcoat.  Was wondering after 11 years how some of your painting has held up?  Would you change anything?  

  2. You and me both TJ, a year since 318 swap, no ebrakes just yet.
  3. Hey all, anyone purchase a new 1 piece rubber windshield rubber for a C Series truck? I bought the type, with channel cord lock Installer came by, brand new windshield for my 55 Fargo. The product looks and feels okay, but was no way going to fit into windshield opening. The installer had to stretch it several times for it, fit in opening and to install. Very frustrating, a simple install took a lot longer because of this. The corners are a little wonky looking, and inside the cab there is a gap between rubber and glass for some distance. Other than this it is in good and secure did not seem to leak any water from outside. So he aware when ordering this may or may not be a problem with this particular windshield rubber. Roberts was contacted to inform them of my experience, they of course were sorry for this, but case closed. Just for any C series owners a heads up on this product. I will live with it, and not be taking out window to swap in another gasket.
  4. Appropriate non fluid drive bell, clutch, 3 or 4 speed truck trans, possibly some clutch linkage difference. Driveshaft length differences? Not much more.
  5. To OP you posted this ideas/question on the HAMB. You have had some good direction. This is appropriate forum for you to get to know your D24. Not sure you will find the support or guidance for a 302 swap here, but you never know. Good luck with your quest...
  6. Without taking the thread off the rails can you post pics of your 52 Suburban love those cars.
  7. Yes of course a Windsor is a 5 x 4.5, the biggins such as Limo and 8 passenger and perhaps TC convert are 5x5...
  8. Good stuff, I thought the big drums and hubs off limo sized 12 inch brake cars were bigger than the usual 4.5 on 5? When did you see Tims beast? Quite the car isnt it?
  9. You know this is not a bad idea. The 12 inch brakes have a 5x5 pattern though correct? To be honest the 11 inch brakes with good drums and well adjusted will put you into the dash too.. Discs are fine too, easier for most but not necessarily gonna be 100s of times greater than dual WC brakes setup well. Trouble is getting the shoes tru to drums in correct clearances. Tim Kingsburys hot 265 powered 49 Plymouth has 12 inch Chrysler drum brakes up front... A lot of the disc kits work fine, even with stock MC. There certainly good for those who say have no decent drums, and for those who absolutely cannot "get it right" with Lockheed Brakes. On my 55 Fargo I have stock up front and modern bendix 10 inch drums in rear. It stops decent, the rears are better though and this will need to be addressed. I have considered going to more modern dodge bendix drum brakes up front.
  10. Just started my 318 this evening after 5 days. Tried the crank a few times, wait then crank a few times. It started after 4 or 5 such cycles. If I prime bowl it fires immediately. Gonna add an electric for priming, just gonna have to be this way..
  11. Ryan, if you already have front end rebuilt with Disc Brakes, all good to go. I say go for it get the 3.9 mocked up and into the car....
  12. Hey I agree 100% on a "NO TO" a complete frame or front sub frame swap. The IFS on this setup is real decent, add disc brakes too for your added safety and braking efficiency. Lots of Rodders can and do these swaps, and sure you or OP can handle it too, but it aint necessary, up above and others have some more complicated ideas, that are okay, but far from whats needed for these cars. I also lean toward a V8 on this 318/360 or 5.7 L HEMI..
  13. Not very cold here at all. And for weeks already not much snow and none til December that stayed in ground. While its not 7c its about -1 c Mid November it was 20 c 1 sunday. Did I mention Manitoba has real hot summers and real humid. Alberta summer is cold comparisons, if you don't have AC here you will roast at night..
  14. My homestead yesterday morning. Beautiful Hoarfrost and note ski/tracks in ditch.
  15. Sniper and Los Control, good news it will melt and be gone soon Im sure. Up here we will have snow on ground til April...lol
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