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Bdblazer1978

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About Bdblazer1978

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  • My Project Cars
    1950 Dodge B2C

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  • Location
    McGuire AFB, NJ
  • Interests
    My 70 yr old new truck

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    Air Force

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  1. Finished all the brake lines and finally put the tires back on. It was nice to push it out of the garage and wash all the pollen off. Also took care of the toe in/out after the disk brake upgrade. Finished cleaning and painting the transmission.
  2. I had a heck of a time finding parts for my 4-speed from the normal places. Got lucky and talked to John at Northwest Transmission 937-442-2811 in Ohio. We talked for about 20 mins. He was able to find mine in a book (heard him turning pages, impressed someone still uses them) and sent me the gaskets I needed. He said they had most of the parts to rebuild if I needed after opening it up.
  3. Just heard from the machine shop...my engine passed the magnaflux. Woohoo.
  4. I'm in the process of rebuilding my engine now. This is my first time. Someone pointed me in the direction of this thread, has a lot of good info but drops off before completion. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/rebuilding-the-plymouth-flathead.315555/
  5. @Lingle I cleaned out the core and didn't have any leaks, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I plan to hook it up before I put the entire interior back together to test it again.
  6. Finished rebuilding the distributor, carburetor, and heater. Feels good to finish some of these small tasks while waiting on the engine.
  7. @Lingle the marking on the inside is Super Cast 4693. According to the below thread it's a Haydees. Sorry I don't have much else. If you need any sizes, let me know, it will be in parts for a couple days till I reassemble it. https://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/index.php?threads/willys-heaters-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly.3103/page-2
  8. My wheel adaptors showed up, looking forward to putting the wheels back on. The truck really needs to be pushed out of the garage and have the pollen rinsed off. Also started to rebuild the heater. It's been like Christmas in July with all the replacement parts I've been ordering.
  9. Cleaning and painting all the engine parts while the machine shop has the block. This is the before & after of the exhaust manifold and re-cored radiator.
  10. @JBNeal Thanks. I was able to pull the part from my spare engine and the bearings are good. Do I need to "grease" them, wd40, dry lubricant, drop of oil?
  11. I pulled the distributor apart (first time working on a distributor, just like everything with this). The part on the right looks like a bearing but mine doesn't move. Once it's in the other part it would only be able to move ~1/8" if it is supposed to move. My manual just lists it as a sub assembly plate. Is it supposed to move? And if so why?
  12. @Jocko_51_B3B Thanks for re-starting this thread. The PO of my truck replaced the fuel tank with a modern one by moving the rear bracket, and using modern bolts. I had no idea there were springs on the fuel tank.
  13. Painted some more parts while the block is at the machine shop. I'm happy with the results of the duplicolor paint but the fumes are no joke. Even with the doors open, a fan going, and a mask, I'm sure I lost a few brain cells tonight. I'm going to need to wear a better mask when I paint the entire block.
  14. Radiator is being re-cored so I cleaned off a hornets nest and rust off the mount and painted it. Also cleaned and painted the oil pan and bellhousing. Ran the new brake lines to the rear drums.
  15. That looks about exactly what I figure I'd look like. Except, you went and sprung for the fancy seat with a cushion. I figured mine would just be flipped over.
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