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  1. I tried to fix a couple of these and they fell all to pieces...bought several Roberts units over the years, and they would eventually fail with the same failure modes...so I opted to use the zinc plated flange from the Roberts unit to make Tod Fitch's modification using a Tanks Inc sending unit, complete with a ground stud for improved continuity...hasn't failed yet
  2. my '49 spent many years as a feline sanctuary in The Panhandle before I dragged it home...haven't had a mouse problem for going on 20 years of being parked between a cornfield and a hay pasture...the others in the fleet have not fared so well 🙄
  3. I have an old Lisle gasket scraper that I use, starting at a corner towards the main belt pulley, setting the edge flat on the flange and bopping the handle with my fist or a heavy ratchet handle...the thick gaskets that are set up into the block cavities have to be worked out carefully...a trick I learned was to put longer bolts at the 4 corners of the oil pan, upwards of 2" and only threaded in a bolt diameter, so that when the oil pan finally lets go, them longer bolts catch the pan...these longer bolts also can be used as pilots for oil pan installation and replaced with the correct bolts
  4. I recall reading a line in several older shop manuals that a drop of light engine oil is to be applied to all linkage pivots when changing engine oil...
  5. when I jacked up my cab, the rubber was stuck to the metal, but I only raised it by maybe 1/4", used a gasket scraper to separate the rubber from the metal...it was a slow going process, but I got it done without using too many creative german phrases nor doing any damage to the sheet metal.
  6. To replace the cab mounts, I removed the bolt and lower rubber, lifted the cab enough to get the weight off of the upper washer, then grasped the spacer tube with some needle nosed vise grips to wiggle that tube out of the washer, as I assumed they were pressed together. Once it broke loose, I worked that tube out of the upper spacer. I used a trolley jack on the running boards, with a 1" thick plywood scrap under the jack and a 2x6 strategically placed under the cab, and lifted the cab just enough to extract the old rubber...new rubber was taller so I had to jack the cab up a little more to
  7. maybe that panel is wedged between the cab and fender from a pancaked cab mount...
  8. additional information - bulb chart
  9. I heard a rumor that ya might have a NOS floormat that might cover this whole area...
  10. Balance might depend on runout...might be too late to check, but comparing runout of the original pulleys to the modifications could give a baseline comparison...
  11. moparpro has an eBay store that lists a reproduction that was released a few months ago...not sure of the quality but it is a direct replacement with a competitive price to having an existing tank Renu'd
  12. There was a discussion years ago regarding this part of a PCV conversion, as some folks were adamant that the oil fill tube had to be perfectly sealed in order for that part of the circuit to work, based on what was done with the Power Wagons. I argued that perfect seal had to do with not allowing water to get into the crankcase when fording a small river, but this point fell onto deaf ears. The crankcase cap in question was the same replacement style as yours, and it had been sealed with a flat tin donut epoxied over the intake holes of the cap, but it only had the metal-to-metal seal of th
  13. Beefing up the HF engine stand to handle the flathead is about as much overkill as using all stainless steel hardware and grade 8 bolts on a Pilot-House. The flathead is pushing the limits of the HF stand, but that only means care must be taken when working with it, because they will want to tip over if you get in a hurry rolling it around. I looked at heavier stands, but those are for professionals who rebuild engines all day everyday, something I will not be doing. If I rebuild a dozen engines with this stand, I would be confident enough to use it each time. From my time desig
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