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About Rjpond

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  • My Project Cars
    1955 dodge truck c-3-c


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    Old tractors and trucks

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  1. Thanks for all that info, I had to read it twice to let It all soak in. I even had to google MSD to learn what that is all about. This weekend I’ll take my truck for another drive and I’ll start checking the simple stuff
  2. I pulled the plugs from my donor motor in my 55 C-3-C. The donor motor is a 315 poly out of a 57 D-200. I was intrigued because the plug gap seemed wide. The plugs were Autolite 85 and were gapped at .040. I researched part stores to see what they recommended for my engine and all suppliers recommended Autolite 295 and everybody said to gap them at .035. So I thought why not try the 295 plugs and gap them at .035. The truck starts as well or maybe even better with the new plugs (which makes since), however, now when shifting from 1st to 2nd, I need to feather the gas pedal because it sputters a bit. I guess my question is what effect does spark plug gap has on engine performance? Maybe my carburetor now needs a little adjustment? Or maybe I should re-gap the plugs to .040? Thanks
  3. Thanks 59bisquik for the picture, that style of mirror would work on my truck. This is how the mounting area looks on my 55 late model c-3-c
  4. Thanks all for the info, I will check out the sources you mentioned
  5. This is the mirror that I pulled from the 54, but doesn’t fit my later 55
  6. Maybe my best bet is a junk yard trip and find me the glue on the windshield type of rear view mirror. I was hoping to find one that was vintage to the 50’s
  7. After enjoying a little weekend road time in my 55 pickup, I’ve decided that I missed not having a windshield mounted rear view mirror. So today, I headed to a neighbor who has an abandoned 54 dodge parts truck. The 54 had a wonderful mirror but I was surprised to find that the mirror won’t mount correctly on my late model 1955. Did dodge offer a rear view mirror on their 55 trucks? Thanks
  8. Excellent work, I’m always amazed at the ability and persistence of our members to bring these old trucks back to life. Thanks for sharing your pictures
  9. Looks super, you had a better plan of attack. I worked up a good sweat hanging my front fenders on my 55. A second set of arms would of helped greatly.
  10. Yep, I tracked my problem down thanks to Dave72dt - it was a poorly secured bulb in the socket. Of course, then I shorted out the bulb reinstalling everything, so I’m back to ordering another bulb. I did read about the LED flasher unit and included one with my bulb order to save on shipping. Maybe mid week I can get the front lights wires all organized and looking good. thank you Scott
  11. That is good information, I will look in the flash unit for LED lights. Work on my truck morning tomorrow !!! thanks
  12. I set an email to the company that I purchased the LED bulbs and they recommended that I try this: Load Equalizer LED 3 Ohm 6V, 12V & 24V 50 Watt Product Code: 78775 Price: $2.49Quantity Pricing Available Use this 3 Ohm LED Light Load Equalizer to make the turn signal flash at the normal rate. Easy installation with a pair of plyers.
  13. Thanks, I will check out both recommendations this weekend
  14. Yesterday, I wired up the rear lights and the turn signals, brake lights and tail lights all function correctly. Today, I started on the front parking lights. I have three wires: a parking light wire, a left turn wire, and a right turn wire. I purchased, and installed, two new bulb sockets. They have two contacts and will accept a 6 volt, positive ground, LED bulb #1158. I connected the left turn signal wire and the parking light wire to the two leads coming from the new drivers side bulb socket. The left turn signal worked and the left parking light worked perfect. Then, on the passenger side, I hook up the right turn signal wire to one of the leads from the bulb socket and each (left and right) turn signals worked flawless. Next, I ran a jumper wire from the left parking light connection over to the right parking light lead. Now, when I trip the turn signal lever, both the left and the right lights flash simultaneously. Where did I mess up with my plan??? thanks you for your suggestions Scott
  15. Good point on the twelve volt upgrade, one problem I see on changing the bendix is that the shaft size is greater on the 6 volt which is why the bendix is larger. I’ll try to upload a picture or two. My progress is so slow, that my build thread progress could probably be captured using a flat stone and chisel 😉
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