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    pflaming got a reaction from Matt Wilson in Age 80, a new normal   
    I’m there, 81 in September so best to say some thankyous.
    (1) Names very difficult but Plymouthy Adams, Tim Estrada, Casper 50, Bob Riding quickly emerge. 
    (2) Quick, unexpected passing of friends and relatives. Lost two, one with a six month illness, the other a 60 day illness. 
    (3) personal note: my health seems to be good, only two pills per day, eye sight is fine, no apparent heart or lung problems. But do have a severe hearing loss, I.e., cannot hear without my hearing aid, and now struggling with leg strength
    (4) forum gratitude :  when I started 12 years ago did not understand intake vs exhaust manifold, , the three essentials for an engine to run, the difference between an engine and a motor, negative/ positive ground, body vs chassis.  This forum taught me mechanical skills, personal tolerance, better respect for alternate views, religion, politics, and profanity are toxic, the means and value of internet friendships. Few things have been as enjoyable, rewarding, mental expansion as what I have enjoyed this past decade.
     
    So then, my unreserved, heartfelt gratitude to each and all. I trust this post is premature, but better that than never.
    Paul Flaming aka pflaming
     
     
     

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    pflaming reacted to Young Ed in Carter Ball and Ball carb   
    I would think the oillite bushing would actually last longer than the aluminum. I hadn't gotten that far but if you actually managed to drive it far enough to wear out the carb again rebush and keep on truckin
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    pflaming got a reaction from Worden18 in Me and the B-1-D   
    Check the bolts that hold  the top on the carburetor bowl.  If they do not have lock washers, or the washers are flat, they will work loose. I check mine regularly. .  When even slightly loose the engine will run but only that!
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    pflaming got a reaction from RNR1957NYer in Sixty   
    Sixty (60) years today.

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    pflaming got a reaction from Plymouthy Adams in Unrestored vs restored controversy   
    If I rebuild it, irs restored, doesn’t matter to me others opinions,  or any vehicle put back on the road is restored! 
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    pflaming got a reaction from Midwestmopar in Well I made it back!   
    The road leads to sequoia.national park and the big trees.
     
    another trip took into the back roads of the coastal mountains to the west.  It was fantastic 120 mile drive one way. 


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    pflaming got a reaction from Worden18 in Well I made it back!   
    It often takes a longer trip to sort out those hidden issues.  It  is 45 miles uphill from ny shop to 6500 feet elevation with some rather strenuous stretches. That drive is my test drive. 

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    pflaming got a reaction from Worden18 in Well I made it back!   
    It often takes a longer trip to sort out those hidden issues.  It  is 45 miles uphill from ny shop to 6500 feet elevation with some rather strenuous stretches. That drive is my test drive. 

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    pflaming reacted to MarcDeSoto in Can you name this part?   
    yes you got it Adams!  the business end of the governor pinion meshes into the a gear on the countershaft of the transmission and turns the governor points at the speed of the car.  If the car is going over 14 mph in the high range, the governor points open which cuts off the power of the electromagnet in the transmission relay, which cuts the power to the solenoid and allows the oil pump in the transmission to complete the upshift when you release your foot from the accelerator.  
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    pflaming got a reaction from linus6948 in New shop tool   
    I bought this motorcycle lift for $25. The jack needs new seals, otherwise like new. My grandson wants to rebuild a 1978 Yamaha Enduro I bought new, so this should be useful. With its low profile, maybe useful for removing and replacing a transmission.
     

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    pflaming got a reaction from Ulu in EMPI SPORTSTER BUILD   
    Update: most of the work has been on the harness. Since, a project, one off, car the harness had to be constructed in the car. That really pushed my limited knowledge but it’s done. Engine installation this weekend. Weather here now is 100+ through this entire week, 107 next three days! 





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    pflaming got a reaction from Worden18 in '49 Coronet Basket Case Rebuild   
    Many of us have been where you are and where you are headed and we applaud you and encourage you as you rebuild. I know you will keep us informed and it will NOT be a faux TV reality build, which I presume they get their new parts gratis from their advertisers!  
     
    my Empi is not a MOPAR, but like you and many others, rewarding to work at making a silk purse out of a pigs ear.





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    pflaming got a reaction from RNR1957NYer in Sixty   
    Sixty (60) years today.

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    pflaming got a reaction from RNR1957NYer in Sixty   
    Sixty (60) years today.

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    pflaming got a reaction from Bobb Horn in how to simply close my account on this forum....   
    I suggest you just hang around, you never know when a find has your name on it. I chanced upon this garage find two years ago. Paid $700 for it and it has an overdrive. It was stored inside for 40 years! Once tuned up will drive it!  Will have MAACO paint it its original colors. 


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    pflaming got a reaction from RNR1957NYer in Sixty   
    Sixty (60) years today.

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    pflaming got a reaction from RNR1957NYer in Sixty   
    Sixty (60) years today.

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    pflaming reacted to Bdblazer1978 in Starting my B2C restoration.   
    Painted some more parts while the block is at the machine shop. I'm happy with the results of the duplicolor paint but the fumes are no joke. Even with the doors open, a fan going, and a mask, I'm sure I lost a few brain cells tonight. I'm going to need to wear a better mask when I paint the entire block. 



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    pflaming got a reaction from plymouthcranbrook in Interesting photos I have run across.   
    I hope the cars driver saw this warning.

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    pflaming got a reaction from plymouthcranbrook in Interesting photos I have run across.   
    Look at this, I would love to have it! 

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    pflaming got a reaction from Matt Wilson in Age 80, a new normal   
    I’m there, 81 in September so best to say some thankyous.
    (1) Names very difficult but Plymouthy Adams, Tim Estrada, Casper 50, Bob Riding quickly emerge. 
    (2) Quick, unexpected passing of friends and relatives. Lost two, one with a six month illness, the other a 60 day illness. 
    (3) personal note: my health seems to be good, only two pills per day, eye sight is fine, no apparent heart or lung problems. But do have a severe hearing loss, I.e., cannot hear without my hearing aid, and now struggling with leg strength
    (4) forum gratitude :  when I started 12 years ago did not understand intake vs exhaust manifold, , the three essentials for an engine to run, the difference between an engine and a motor, negative/ positive ground, body vs chassis.  This forum taught me mechanical skills, personal tolerance, better respect for alternate views, religion, politics, and profanity are toxic, the means and value of internet friendships. Few things have been as enjoyable, rewarding, mental expansion as what I have enjoyed this past decade.
     
    So then, my unreserved, heartfelt gratitude to each and all. I trust this post is premature, but better that than never.
    Paul Flaming aka pflaming
     
     
     

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    pflaming reacted to Ruderhaus in Love At First Sight   
    The 31 got so many waves and thumbs up, even from HWY patrol, so I beeped the horn back at people and then I realized TANK never got a horn. So, out to the 49 parts truck I went. Pulled the rusty horn. Cleaned it up and installed it. Works great.  
    Also poached the heater a few years back from the 49 and got it going too. I ended up installing a 12v to 6V power supply to run the fan motor and not burn it up. At some point I also needed the starter out of the 49. I still go back to the B2B. Parts trucks ROCK. All Merle's fault. When I brought the 49 home I was asked "what are you gonna do with that." I joked and said its gonna be yard art.  She said, "Hmmmm... OK, his  name is ART." 

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    pflaming got a reaction from minicooper in Starting my B2C restoration.   
    It’s a fun truck to drive. I have a 230 cu in engine, and a T5 overdrive transmission to put in. Then will put in a VW air conditioner, resand and put a fresh coat of matt clear on it. Then it will change from a good truck to a great truck.
     
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    pflaming got a reaction from Brent B3B in This'll cheer you right up   
    Bret, was Bobby Bare singing about you or were you the challenger?  Inquiring minds. .. 
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    pflaming got a reaction from Haydenh in Starting my B2C restoration.   
    My truck looked like yours, under that oxidation I found this!  I got a ton of compliments.



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