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    Sniper reacted to SteveR in Front Seat Height   
    I think it's called 'Old Age'.
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    Sniper reacted to DJK in front shocks   
    Had a leaky rf shock on the Cranbrook, 2 years old from Andy Bernbaum, not complaining, I do remember not long ago hitting a pothole heading for ice cream. With some advice from this forum, I purchased a pair of Monroe 5752 shocks, removed the bushing from the AB shocks and installed them in the Monroes. Happy Cranbrook again!!!!
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    Sniper got a reaction from Los_Control in Highway ride   
    I ain't driving Ms. Daisy. 
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    Sniper got a reaction from DJK in Highway ride   
    These shocks.  had to drill out the bushing to fit the mounting studs on the 51 and has to reuse the 51's washers and nuts.  This shock will work, with the aforementioned mods, on the 50-54 Plymouths.  49 and earlier have a different extended and collapsed length.
     
    https://www.speedwaymotors.com/CPP-DT-4809G-1955-72-Chevy-Truck-Front-Gas-Shock-Lowered,440140.html
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    Sniper got a reaction from Roscoe Clyde in Highway ride   
    Took the old Cambridge out on the highway today, only the second time I every did that.  the first time I did it, I got on the highway got it up to 65 and got right off the highway, too squirrelly for me.  Since then I rebuilt the front end, new king pins, added some good gas charged shocks in the front, added Aerostar springs, one coil cut.  Much less floaty in the city now.  DIY alignment.
     
    Took it out on the highway today with my son, got up to 70 mph at one point.  She handles the highway well now.  Slight drift right if I let go of the wheel.  Not sure if it's alignment or road crown.  I guess I'll spring for a set of turn plates and double check the alignment.  My $1.25 store converted pizza plates ain't cutting it, lol.
     
    Still to do, adding gas charged shocks to the rear.  Maybe find a bigger sway bar for the front.  Some where I read someone used a Jeep bar, but as is typical no details to speak of.
     
     
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    Sniper reacted to busycoupe in A sighting   
    My wife and I are taking a brief vacation on Cape Cod. Today we had lunch at a fish restaurant in Yarmouth, MA. They had ris car parked next to the restaurant.  It has been repowered, I don't know with what, but when I peeked in the window I could see a modern steering column and a floor shifter for an automatic transmission. 

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    Sniper got a reaction from oldodge41 in Highway ride   
    Took the old Cambridge out on the highway today, only the second time I every did that.  the first time I did it, I got on the highway got it up to 65 and got right off the highway, too squirrelly for me.  Since then I rebuilt the front end, new king pins, added some good gas charged shocks in the front, added Aerostar springs, one coil cut.  Much less floaty in the city now.  DIY alignment.
     
    Took it out on the highway today with my son, got up to 70 mph at one point.  She handles the highway well now.  Slight drift right if I let go of the wheel.  Not sure if it's alignment or road crown.  I guess I'll spring for a set of turn plates and double check the alignment.  My $1.25 store converted pizza plates ain't cutting it, lol.
     
    Still to do, adding gas charged shocks to the rear.  Maybe find a bigger sway bar for the front.  Some where I read someone used a Jeep bar, but as is typical no details to speak of.
     
     
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    Sniper got a reaction from Worden18 in Highway ride   
    Took the old Cambridge out on the highway today, only the second time I every did that.  the first time I did it, I got on the highway got it up to 65 and got right off the highway, too squirrelly for me.  Since then I rebuilt the front end, new king pins, added some good gas charged shocks in the front, added Aerostar springs, one coil cut.  Much less floaty in the city now.  DIY alignment.
     
    Took it out on the highway today with my son, got up to 70 mph at one point.  She handles the highway well now.  Slight drift right if I let go of the wheel.  Not sure if it's alignment or road crown.  I guess I'll spring for a set of turn plates and double check the alignment.  My $1.25 store converted pizza plates ain't cutting it, lol.
     
    Still to do, adding gas charged shocks to the rear.  Maybe find a bigger sway bar for the front.  Some where I read someone used a Jeep bar, but as is typical no details to speak of.
     
     
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    Sniper reacted to D81938 in Valve Grind, Top end Rebuild   
    I just wanted to take a minute to thank Everybody in here. I just got my 1938 Dodge Brothers to fire up yesterday.  It only has 49,861 on the car,and sounds awesome!  Thanks again to everybody on here sharing the knowledge they have!! 
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    Sniper got a reaction from DJK in Highway ride   
    Took the old Cambridge out on the highway today, only the second time I every did that.  the first time I did it, I got on the highway got it up to 65 and got right off the highway, too squirrelly for me.  Since then I rebuilt the front end, new king pins, added some good gas charged shocks in the front, added Aerostar springs, one coil cut.  Much less floaty in the city now.  DIY alignment.
     
    Took it out on the highway today with my son, got up to 70 mph at one point.  She handles the highway well now.  Slight drift right if I let go of the wheel.  Not sure if it's alignment or road crown.  I guess I'll spring for a set of turn plates and double check the alignment.  My $1.25 store converted pizza plates ain't cutting it, lol.
     
    Still to do, adding gas charged shocks to the rear.  Maybe find a bigger sway bar for the front.  Some where I read someone used a Jeep bar, but as is typical no details to speak of.
     
     
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    Sniper got a reaction from DJ194950 in Highway ride   
    Took the old Cambridge out on the highway today, only the second time I every did that.  the first time I did it, I got on the highway got it up to 65 and got right off the highway, too squirrelly for me.  Since then I rebuilt the front end, new king pins, added some good gas charged shocks in the front, added Aerostar springs, one coil cut.  Much less floaty in the city now.  DIY alignment.
     
    Took it out on the highway today with my son, got up to 70 mph at one point.  She handles the highway well now.  Slight drift right if I let go of the wheel.  Not sure if it's alignment or road crown.  I guess I'll spring for a set of turn plates and double check the alignment.  My $1.25 store converted pizza plates ain't cutting it, lol.
     
    Still to do, adding gas charged shocks to the rear.  Maybe find a bigger sway bar for the front.  Some where I read someone used a Jeep bar, but as is typical no details to speak of.
     
     
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    Sniper got a reaction from Booger in Highway ride   
    Took the old Cambridge out on the highway today, only the second time I every did that.  the first time I did it, I got on the highway got it up to 65 and got right off the highway, too squirrelly for me.  Since then I rebuilt the front end, new king pins, added some good gas charged shocks in the front, added Aerostar springs, one coil cut.  Much less floaty in the city now.  DIY alignment.
     
    Took it out on the highway today with my son, got up to 70 mph at one point.  She handles the highway well now.  Slight drift right if I let go of the wheel.  Not sure if it's alignment or road crown.  I guess I'll spring for a set of turn plates and double check the alignment.  My $1.25 store converted pizza plates ain't cutting it, lol.
     
    Still to do, adding gas charged shocks to the rear.  Maybe find a bigger sway bar for the front.  Some where I read someone used a Jeep bar, but as is typical no details to speak of.
     
     
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    Sniper reacted to 9 foot box in 57 Dodge 300 DeKalb milk truck   
    A couple months ago, I went searching for a milk truck in an area that had a few dairies forty or more years ago. Well I found a couple and a 39TC and a 40VC. The 39 could be a good project, the 40 has some badly dented rear fenders and a newer year left front fender. So the headlights mount different on each fender. The 50 Dodge is missing the front and rear axle and engine parts. The hood was laying on the right side, so I put it back on. It would take too much rigging to load on my 20’ 12,000 gvw trailer. A local man with a roll-back said he would charge $300 to deliver it to my place and I would unload with fork extensions on my forklift and set on some square timber’s. Upon opening the hood on the 57, I thought that I could get that running. I called a week later, and the husband of the owner said that the grand kids were coming and he’d let me know. He called about a month ago and bumped up my offer, that I agreed to. On a Friday I went to the ranch and filled the tires and squirted some ATF in the cylinders, oiled the door hinges, added brake fluid and pulled it into a position for an easy load. I went to get the truck the next day and emptied what was in the back and hosed it out when I got home. Sunday I rolled it off the trailer and parked it in a convenient spot to work on. It was still light out, so I did a compression test and got 105 psi in all six cylinders. I had disconnected the lines to and from the fuel pump but the pump was spitting old gas so I plumbed the line into a jug and capped the fuel line from the tank. I took the screws from the carburetor top out and sucked the old gas out of the float bowl. I hooked up portable gas tank. It started up, had good oil pressure and idled fine. Since then I have replaced all the coolant hoses and detailed it a bit by painting the headlight surround’s, air cleaner, oil filler cap. The engine doesn’t have a serial number but the frame has a number that I will use for registration. I have it on a 4 post lift now, to do an oil change, fuel tank removal and scraping of the crud that accumulated over the years and the mandatory brake and seal work. The last license plates were 1982. The left front fender needs more work than the right front. The 1” horizontal and vertical trim at the rear corners and wheel wells are aluminum, and I look forward to getting the paint off of them, they will add a nice accent to the body. I had other pictures, but these worked, I think. 





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    Sniper reacted to rallyace in Trunk Handle Lock 51 Cambridge   
    He tried to pick the lock and the pins are all firmly in place. He could not pick it so he could not even try to make a new key.
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    Sniper reacted to Sam Buchanan in Major Leak---Countershaft 3-speed   
    Put the original one back in, it's working fine. 
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    Sniper got a reaction from OUTFXD in Fuel Flow issue.   
    Short of cutting the tank open there really is no access to the pickup.  I suppose you could get one of those cheap fiber optic cameras you hook up to a laptop to inspect it.
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    Sniper reacted to Go Fleiter in Trunk Handle Lock 51 Cambridge   
    Here You can find pics how to disassemble the lock:
     
    https://p15-d24.com/topic/58464-trunk-handle-key-hole-cover-solution-found/#comment-629590
     
    Greetings from Düsseldorf!
    Go
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    Sniper got a reaction from Eneto-55 in Annual Vehicle Average Cost/Value of Ownership   
    I had a friend that was going to mortgage his paid for house to play the market.  I told him to just invest the money he would have spent paying the mortgage instead, that way if the market dumped he wouldn't lose his house.  He never even considered that.
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    Sniper reacted to keithb7 in Duracell Car Batteries?   
    An average 6V battery is about $120? Average battery life 6 years.  $20/year is pretty cheap.  Pretty easy to get six or so years from a battery if you look after it and do don’t buy a cheap unknown brand. 
     
    The Duracell brand name probably means very little on a car battery. Car batteries are not what they are known for. They’ll put their extremely well recognized brand name on one though, so they sell more. I’m doubting Duracell owns a flooded cell battery manufacturing plant.  Look at Caterpillar, and Harley Davidson. They put their brand  name on all sorts of junk. Imported battery chargers. Footwear. Tools. Whatever. Tons of junk that people think of as quality, due to the household brandname recognition. It means little. 
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    Sniper got a reaction from SteveR in Driving an old vehicle on the roadways??   
    My other car is a 65 Cuda with power nothing.  Does have factory AC though.
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    Sniper reacted to maok in The Cooling System...Pushing It's Limitations   
    The thermostat is there to set the minimum temp (ie 160, 170, 180, 195, etc) once the coolant temp rises above thermostat value, the thermostat cannot open (further) or close, so the temp keeps rising if the radiator and fan are not affective enough to reduce the temp.
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    Sniper reacted to keithb7 in The Great ‘38 Thread of '22   
    Some of the conversations are fun. This morning I took my Chrysler to the grocery store for the weekly refill. A friendly older lady approached to voice her approval of my car. “Is it a Studebaker?”, she said. I smiled and told her no. She praised the car and said “I guess you had to install seatbelts?”  I replied “I don’t HAVE to install them.  A stunned, confused look appeared on her face. “What do you mean, you don’t have to?”. I told her if the car did not originally come with seat belts, you don’t HAVE to install them. She paused and asked,  “Don’t you want them?”  I replied “Well, not really. I do wear one if I am leaving town on a hiway. Although I’m not convinced it would do anything to save my life.” I went on about how safety was far down a list, if at all in 1938. There was laminated glass in the car and that was about all the safety improvements I could think of. If someone hits me at 30 mph or less in town where I travel 95% of the time, I’ll likely be alright. Above  30 mph, I put the seatbelt on. Yet, I won’t be alright if someome hits me.  “Its just some of the risks we take to drive these old cars” I told her. She was surprised. 
     
    A trunk shot after I put a few items in that massive cavity. 
     
     

     
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    Sniper reacted to DJ194950 in Steering gearbox   
    Sniper-
     
    you found the pic in the parts book I could not!
     
    Thanks for the confirmation!  I guess my memory is nor totally- gone- -yet!  🙂
     
    DJ
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    Sniper reacted to Kilgore47 in Starting An Old Car   
    Yesterday I drove the P15 to brunch to meet several people I used to work with.  One of the guys wanted to drive the car and I was happy to let him do that.  After he tried several times to start the car he gave up and we thought it might be flooded.  I had my friend get out and I scooted over and the car started right away for me.  That's when I realized I was using a combination to start the car.  Been doing it so long I didn't notice I was doing it.  Choke cable in the correct position, throttle cable in the correct position and tap the foot feed at the correct time while the engine was turning over.  When the car is warm it will start by just hitting the starter button but the car had cooled down while we were visiting and needed the combination to start.  Brings back memories from my teenage years - I was the only one that could start the 61 Comet when it was cold.
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    Sniper reacted to kencombs in Fuel Flow issue.   
    Biggest reason this continues IMHO, is lack of effective customer feedback.  Use a credit card, give the seller a chance to make it right then contact the card company for a chargeback.   That will prompt the seller to get with the maker.  But that may be really difficult due to the distance, especially if the seller is not the original purchaser but is buying from a distributor.
     
    I don't do that, but I should.  Instead I use eBay for as many purchases as possible .  Them and/or Paypal have always taken care of any issues.
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