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    Merle Coggins reacted to NickPick'sCrew in My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe   
    And  if you start smelling the bacon frying...Well then take your bare hand off the rocker panel and put your gloves on.
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from belvedere in Pilot Bushing Noise   
    Are you sure it's the pilot bushing making the noise and not the throw-out bearing? 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from belvedere in Pilot Bushing Noise   
    Are you sure it's the pilot bushing making the noise and not the throw-out bearing? 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from bkahler in 512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread   
    Good news that no serious damage was done with the green paint. Bummer on the motorcycle tank repaint... 
    I had a can of spray paint spontaneously start to leak while on the shelf in my laundry room. It had probably been there for several years and I believe the can seam rusted, but one day I could smell paint fumes in the house but couldn't identify where it would be coming from. As I walked past the laundry room I heard a hissing noise. I opened the door and noticed the mist. Fortunately all the paint pigments were settled at the bottom and the leak happened about half way up. It was only clear paint solvents, but it was still a mess to clean up. Once I realized what it was I grabbed the can to toss it in the garbage, stirring up the pigments in the process. It started spraying color into the garbage can. I got it outside to remove the fumes and commenced to cleaning up the mess. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from bkahler in 512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread   
    Good news that no serious damage was done with the green paint. Bummer on the motorcycle tank repaint... 
    I had a can of spray paint spontaneously start to leak while on the shelf in my laundry room. It had probably been there for several years and I believe the can seam rusted, but one day I could smell paint fumes in the house but couldn't identify where it would be coming from. As I walked past the laundry room I heard a hissing noise. I opened the door and noticed the mist. Fortunately all the paint pigments were settled at the bottom and the leak happened about half way up. It was only clear paint solvents, but it was still a mess to clean up. Once I realized what it was I grabbed the can to toss it in the garbage, stirring up the pigments in the process. It started spraying color into the garbage can. I got it outside to remove the fumes and commenced to cleaning up the mess. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from Conn47D24 in Choke & Throttle Cables   
    Send a message to Mark, a.k.a. ggdad1951. He has rebuilt some throttle and choke cables with new inner wire. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from JBNeal in 1951 Dodge 1 ton B-3-D   
    Adding to what Mr. Neal said above on the escutcheons, I have found that a skinny needle nose pliers are helpful here. You may need a little screwdriver to get the escutcheon pushed back slightly, then slip in the needle nose pliers with one jaw on either side of the handle. this will push the escutcheon back on both sides to expose the pin. Usually a pick, or small Phillips screwdriver is all that’s needed to push out the pin. 
     
    The number you have exposed on the differential is the casting number, or part number, of the housing. The ratio will be stamped into a flat pad. Some are on the top, some are near the fill plug as Mr Neal stated. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from Worden18 in Me and the B-1-D   
    Locktite and Permetex both have an Anaerobic Gasket Maker that will harden to a plastic like material when sandwiched between two metal flanges. It is great stuff for sealing up things like differential mounting surfaces, or axle flanges. 
     
    As for your search for a drift to remove the bearings... I have used a hammer handle at times when I didn't have a drift handy. Anything fairly solid, and long enough to reach through the hub will work.  
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from Worden18 in Me and the Meadowbrook   
    Different tension springs are not unusual. They are used to change the advance curve throughout the RPM range. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from knuckleharley in Interesting photos I have run across.   
    I like the timing chain clock.
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from JBNeal in 1951 Dodge 1 ton B-3-D   
    Adding to what Mr. Neal said above on the escutcheons, I have found that a skinny needle nose pliers are helpful here. You may need a little screwdriver to get the escutcheon pushed back slightly, then slip in the needle nose pliers with one jaw on either side of the handle. this will push the escutcheon back on both sides to expose the pin. Usually a pick, or small Phillips screwdriver is all that’s needed to push out the pin. 
     
    The number you have exposed on the differential is the casting number, or part number, of the housing. The ratio will be stamped into a flat pad. Some are on the top, some are near the fill plug as Mr Neal stated. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from belvedere in Going back to positive ground   
    Looks like it’s had the MIdas touch... 😉
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from P15-D24 in Fire extinguishers   
    I have a fire extinguisher mounted horizontally next to the seat in my truck. I take it out at least once a year and shake it around to keep it loose.  

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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from kencombs in supply line/return for heavy duty oil filter   
    This topic was discussed a few months ago, and Bob (Dodgeb4ya) posted this image that shows that the Purolator and AC filters work from outside-in, whereas the Wix and Deluxe units  filter from inside-out. 

     
     
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from JBNeal in Fuel pump pass through?   
    I have also added an electric pump to prime my carburetor when it's been sitting for an extended period. I used to have it plumbed in series with the mechanical pump and found that sometimes it could push fuel through the mechanical pump and sometimes it wouldn't. I suspect that it had to do with the position of the diaphragm. Maybe it restricts flow through in certain positions? Sometimes I'd just have to give the engine a quick crank to get the fuel flowing again. The electric pump was also helpful when things got hot and the pump on the engine struggled to pump fuel. I could switch on the electric pump to help push fuel through the system. I have since re-plumbed my fuel lines and put the electric pump in parallel with the mechanical pump. This allows for easy priming, and it can still assist the system if needed. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from JBNeal in Fuel pump pass through?   
    I have also added an electric pump to prime my carburetor when it's been sitting for an extended period. I used to have it plumbed in series with the mechanical pump and found that sometimes it could push fuel through the mechanical pump and sometimes it wouldn't. I suspect that it had to do with the position of the diaphragm. Maybe it restricts flow through in certain positions? Sometimes I'd just have to give the engine a quick crank to get the fuel flowing again. The electric pump was also helpful when things got hot and the pump on the engine struggled to pump fuel. I could switch on the electric pump to help push fuel through the system. I have since re-plumbed my fuel lines and put the electric pump in parallel with the mechanical pump. This allows for easy priming, and it can still assist the system if needed. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from JBNeal in Fuel pump pass through?   
    I have also added an electric pump to prime my carburetor when it's been sitting for an extended period. I used to have it plumbed in series with the mechanical pump and found that sometimes it could push fuel through the mechanical pump and sometimes it wouldn't. I suspect that it had to do with the position of the diaphragm. Maybe it restricts flow through in certain positions? Sometimes I'd just have to give the engine a quick crank to get the fuel flowing again. The electric pump was also helpful when things got hot and the pump on the engine struggled to pump fuel. I could switch on the electric pump to help push fuel through the system. I have since re-plumbed my fuel lines and put the electric pump in parallel with the mechanical pump. This allows for easy priming, and it can still assist the system if needed. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from JBNeal in Fuel pump pass through?   
    I have also added an electric pump to prime my carburetor when it's been sitting for an extended period. I used to have it plumbed in series with the mechanical pump and found that sometimes it could push fuel through the mechanical pump and sometimes it wouldn't. I suspect that it had to do with the position of the diaphragm. Maybe it restricts flow through in certain positions? Sometimes I'd just have to give the engine a quick crank to get the fuel flowing again. The electric pump was also helpful when things got hot and the pump on the engine struggled to pump fuel. I could switch on the electric pump to help push fuel through the system. I have since re-plumbed my fuel lines and put the electric pump in parallel with the mechanical pump. This allows for easy priming, and it can still assist the system if needed. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from belvedere in Going back to positive ground   
    Looks like it’s had the MIdas touch... 😉
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from belvedere in Going back to positive ground   
    Looks like it’s had the MIdas touch... 😉
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from JBNeal in Re-Build Kits   
    Have you checked with Napa, or other local parts stores for gasket kits for your engine? Also, once you find a good machine shop to do the machining work, they will likely have a good source for engine parts too. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from JBNeal in Interior product that lasts.   
    I honestly don't remember exactly how I installed mine. But I don't remember having much issue. The headliner slips in over the windshield header. Mine was a tight fit after the insulation and everything. And I recall that the rear came down just past the button clip holes. The rear panels went over the top of the headliner. I also don't remember how I lined up and drilled the holes, but however I did it, it worked.
     

     

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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from Jeff Balazs in Installing electronic ignition   
    White wire with black stripe connects to the wire that your took off the coil negative terminal. This is the wire from the ignition switch. Then the wire from the positive terminal that used to go the points now goes to ground. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from 1949 Wraith in Lets see pic of your trucks   
    Yeah, he's looking a little blue... 🤣
     
    Nice looking trucks. 
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    Merle Coggins got a reaction from Jeff Balazs in Installing electronic ignition   
    White wire with black stripe connects to the wire that your took off the coil negative terminal. This is the wire from the ignition switch. Then the wire from the positive terminal that used to go the points now goes to ground. 
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