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Tony WestOZ

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About Tony WestOZ

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    To many


  • Location
    Perth, Western Australia
  • Interests
    Dodge trucks and Italian motorcycles

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    Self employed. Jack of all,master of none.

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  1. I use to hand crank the Dodge my father gave me when I was a seventeen year old student all the time. Had no money to replace the regulator so it was crank or no drive for a couple of weeks. I went through it again a couple of years latter when the reg went and I could not find a replacement. Then was the starter motor failure and I was 400 miles from home. Its not that hard. Use one hand and remember to keep you thumb out of the way. Tony One note of caution, I would not do it on an engine that was just had the timing reset. If its timed wrong and backfires it could hurt.
  2. Ok, short bit of info. 108C-D 184, 108 = wheel base, 108". C = model, 1955 to 57. D = Dodge 184 = the one hundred and eighty fourth 108" wheel base truck off the line for that C model. There was no denoting body style in this number. 108 -CD -Q22 ( I `ll assume this is the body tag. Long thin, similar size to the paint code tag). 108 CD = refer above. Q22 = Q is a strange one. Normally there is a four digit number to give body style. SPAR - 157 - 9327 Spartan paint code. Most of the time BALM (British Australian Lead Manufacture) paints were used but Spartan and another brand where used. Its been to long and the memory is going I will have to have a look through the books to provide some more accurate info. Tony
  3. This is a page from my Canadian model book. You can find a copy of the book here, http://dodgepilothouseclub.org/know/know.htm Tony
  4. Jez, I could hang ever tool I own on the wall and not even come close to that. I envy you. Tony
  5. Gotta love a wall full of tools. Wish mine looked that good. That looks like a copy of my SP set I have had for years. Found this the other day. I bought it long after my last flathead rebuild so I have never actually used it. Forgot I had it. Tony
  6. Generally speaking if a PCV is being used then there in no filter on the oil input tube. The filter is replaced with a cap. Power Wagons are on example. The air being draw out through the PCV is purely that has by-passed the rings, valve guides etc. It keeps the sump in a state of vacuum. Tony
  7. Have to agree with you Merle. Anything is better than nothing. From trails I was involved with in the 90`s the cleaner you can keep the oil the better off you are. You can increase service times and decrease engine wear. Moak, are you after a complete unit or just the filter to suit? Tony
  8. 1 being the output and 2 being input (missing line) there was something in there. I have never seen an oil cooler on trucks, may be there was an other filter. Is 3 the return from the oil filter in the pic? What port does the input come from? You could plug 1 & 2 but you have to remove the by-pass plug between the two. The sump has to be removed for this. Or take a line from 1 and turn it back into 2. Or fit new lines and a filter. Can you take a pic showing the whole engine? That filter looks to be in a strange position. Tony
  9. Looks to be an interesting engine. I have never seen carb inlet or a water outlet like those. T214 is for 1942-45 but SR has me intrigued. Wander if its for something else Dodge supplied engine to. I understand how NOS engines can be a bit confusing. Mine had no engine number.
  10. Your block appears to be a 1400229 so its full flow. For a full flow setup oil comes out of port 1 (yellow) goes through the filter and then returns to port 2 (red). Oil for the pressure gauge can be taken off ports 4,5 or 6. Note the plug between 1 and 2 (BLACK) must be in position to force the oil through the full flow filter. You can fit a partial flow or return filter but things change. The plug between 1 & 2 is removed. No1 port is blocked. Oil to the filter is usually taken from port 2 but can be taken from 4,5 or 6. Oil from the filter is returned to port 3 (blue). Oil to the gauge can be taken from whatever red port is not used. Tony
  11. I don`t do facebook so have never posted there but you could try, Fargo,Dodge & Desoto Trucks of Australia. Someone may be able to help. I tried to post a link but I failed. Tony
  12. This is way I suggest a second hand stick welder. I don`t know how big Manitoba is but here for less than $50 I`d have something. Gloves and helmet yes. Jacket, the only time I`d wear a jacket is in production situations. 8-12 hr a day stuff. A cotton long sleave work shirt is fine. Cotton trousers and cotton or wool socks. NEVER wear synthetic stuff at all welding or grinding. As mention check the local welding shops they might have something secondhand. I prefer to deal with a local supplier. It might be a bit more expensive but it gives you somewhere to go if things go wrong. Tony
  13. The 230 in the Power Wagons ran a crank vent system.
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