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Uncle-Pekka last won the day on March 25 2015

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About Uncle-Pekka

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    the Breeze - I keep blowing down the road...
  • Birthday 11/25/1962

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    Born in early 60's, raised in a country village/small town in Finnish west coast
  • Occupation
    Sales engineer, industrial drives

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    Jyvaskyla, Central Finland
  • My Project Cars
    1948 Dodge D24 Custom 4D sedan, mounted a R10 OD (taken from a '54 Savoy)


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    Jyväskylä Central Finland, '48 D24 4D
  • Interests
    1948 Dodge D24 Custom 4D sedan, late serial nr. probably Dec. '48 or Jan. '49

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  1. Good luck saving the big block six, Paul. Me & my Granpa did the same some 40+yrs back - He was collecting scrap iron for charity using his big rig. One day he called me & my dad saying he picked a ford model a four banger with a big lot of scrap. We gathered same amount of scrap and "traded in" for the ford engine.
  2. I wish I would knew this ^ when the DNV inspector complained about the play... As said, I noticed the old bushing appeared to be as good as the new one only when I could compare them side by side on my desk. Further, when having the parts apart, I also begun to think there is no way that structure could wear loose considering the low miles we've put on the clock. Thank you James for the written "manufacturer's testimonial".
  3. Thanks Andy, - That is a good idea - I certainly will take the parts with me to inspection, just for sure. Jack, Yes, I was talking/doing the outer bushing. #3062 in the pic. is /are the inner link bushings. Cheers, Pekka
  4. Thank you Andy for the practical tip. Funny, but I only read this after having done one side already during the day. However, I ended up doing exactly the way you recommended. When I looked at the new parts, I figured the position of the eccetric bushing must be set the same as has worked for me for the past years, thus I made a mark by punch nail before taking the bushing apart. When I had the new & old cleaned, side by side on the board, I made the mark on the same/corresponding position on the new bushing, etc. In the end of the day, unfortunately, I came to doubt, was my effort any good... See, I did not find any play or wear in the old bushing! The "DNV" inspector told me he found play in the upper control arm bushing and wrote a recommendation to replace them. After taking the parts apart, cleaning and measuring - more so by re-assembling and seeing the structure all through - I cannot understand how this bushing could wear enough to produce any significant play on the suspension movements...
  5. Thanks for the answer - and the safety points. Further; Is there any way to (even roughly) adjust the camber angle without special tools? -after having replaced the eccentric bushing. Any practical tips for home garage to adjust the front wheel angles?
  6. ...can it be done without removing the upper control arm (and the entire steering knuckle support assembly!)? What about the spring? - Does it need any further support/compression but the car resting on lower control arm (on a jack)? What I am asking; Is it a)possible, b)safe, just to remove the upper arm outer pin, tilting the steering knuckle support outwards and pull the bushing off, install new bushing and dust seals and finally the pin again? - all of it done while the car is supported on a jack under the lower control arm spring seat. (the below pic. is not dodge, but close enough... ignore the part numbers)
  7. I've seen doors converted to "suicide" in some "kustom builts", but to convert only one side must be some practical reason? Not just for looks? ...just out of curiosity.
  8. Here's my testimony. Driving alone along the coastal route "the Seven Bridges Road" from my home town Kokkola towards Jakobstad. August 2018.
  9. ^ It appears to be an implement for single person transportation, made in Japan.
  10. Old downdraft carburetors commonly leak at the butterfly valve shaft. As the Carter BB has brass shaft on steel throttle body, the shaft wears thin. It does not help to rebuild the sealings & jets if the throttle valve shaft leaks. Where can I get new shaft to replace a worn one? What is included in Bernbaum P-102 kit? - Only gaskets & jets? Any more?
  11. I'd LOVE to have that tuff doodlebug for my snowplow up here north! A snowplow does not need cabin nor windows, heck , them would only be steamed inside & frost up outside. Good thick woolen pullover, knit cap and fur coat is what keeps man warm not to forget woolen socks and heavy leather boots. Cabins are for sissies. p.s. Only issue I can see, the plow plate itself is tiny... especially it is not tall enough in vertical direction. You cannot do much with a low small "bar" like that... However, the main thing, the engine is loaded with torque - the plow is easy to fix.
  12. Excuse me being a foreigner, I came to doubt my english skills... By the 1st paragraph I thought I understand the principle of "the dollar bill test", the exhaust should not blow & suck, but just blow the fumes out - Ok? However, in the last quoted sentence you state that your healthy smooth running engine does not pass the test - Sorry I'm confused, what you mean to say?
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