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tom'sB2B last won the day on March 23 2020

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About tom'sB2B

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

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    Santa Cruz CA
  • My Project Cars
    1947 Dodge D24
    1950 Dodge B2B


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    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Interests
    making trouble

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  1. Took a cruise up the coast today. Perfect weather. Wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving!
  2. I like to use a thread chaser to clean the bolt holes to the point where I can easily screw it in and out with my fingers. I think it helps with not braking the bolts when tightening the head.
  3. I got one tucked away. Going to put it in my 1950 B2B with a T5 transmission. If it's reasonably priced, I would pull the trigger on one. I don't think they're as common as it seems. IMHO.
  4. Don't be self conscious about not having quarter windows. It's still a Pilothouse. The original purchaser was just cheap. I bet there are fewer trucks without the corner windows ...that's what I keep telling myself anyways 😏 Either way, you got a good looking truck.
  5. IMHO. If you're not bending the pipe yourself, it is not uncommon or difficult for a proper exhaust shop to do dual pipes. I'm happy with how mine turned out..
  6. It is glued to the body of the car.
  7. Allow me to assume that as a " vato loco", you're more interested in low and slow then fast and loud. A 218/230 with a few upgrades will give you plenty of power. Does the coupe have fluid drive? This may cause you problems with an engine swap. You may also need to think about a rear axle swap. Also trans options such as a T5, BorgWarner, or keeping the 3speed if it will work with the new engine. This will help you acquire highway speeds with a flathead. I will also plug Terrill Machine in Deleon TX. for your rebuild parts Good luck on your build. I look forward to seeing your progr
  8. I bought most of my internal parts from Terrell Machine in Deleon Texas. Quality parts and will ship the next day. Much cheaper than VPW.
  9. Forgive me if this is common knowledge, but I have found that on 25" engines the ID is stamped on top of the tab at the front of the engine. Where as the 23" engines the ID is stamped on the side of the tab at the front of the engine. I've also found this site helpful in identifying engines. https://www.t137.com/registry/help/otherengines/otherengines.php
  10. There are many great build threads on this forum. This is one of my favorites. It's good you're thinking ahead.
  11. IMHO Valves look fine. If you are getting it to run for 15 seconds, it sounds like you're close. You've found top dead center You've identified the position on your distributor for the number one spark plug. You have the plugs set for correct firing order. You have the correct points gap At top dead center, you've position the distributor slightly before or at the rise of the cam. I have also found that, having a clean fuel system and trying to draw fuel from the tank will take some cranking and will help to hold your hand over the carb to help draw th
  12. I agree. Not necessary. I ended up pulling the front clip to clean-up the frame, etc. ..Snowball. Makes it easier going in.
  13. I would have advised to pull the front clip, but it looks like you're headed that way. Much easier to pull the engine that way. I also dropped the tranny and removed the seat and front floor panel to access clutch and trans linkage.
  14. I agree with Patsy. Your car is the cat's meow Thanks for sharing.
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