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52b3b Joe

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52b3b Joe last won the day on June 16 2020

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About 52b3b Joe

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 11/16/1990

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  • Location
    Northwood, OH
  • Interests
    Anything with an engine.
  • My Project Cars
    1952 B3B
    1952 B3JM161 - Project
    1948 DeSoto 4 Door Custom
    1941 DeSoto 4 Door Custom
    1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner


  • Location
    52' B3B, 41' Desoto, 48' Desoto Curtice Ohio
  • Interests
    Antique cars/working on anything I can get my hands on and I fly RC planes

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    Civil Engineer / Equipment Manager

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  1. That's kind of what I'm leaning towards. The engine is loose and I don't think it'll take much to get it running. With a growing family, work, and keeping up on everything we own, there isn't much down time!
  2. It does shift nice when its working. I guess it's a somewhat rare failure but I'm glad someone else has seen it.
  3. I went through hell and back with those grill bars! I'll go to the grave with them besides me lol. Just a 3 on the tree standard 1/2 ton trans. 2 and 3 are synchro.
  4. Here's a couple. It's a project. Most likely going to sit a while longer before I get to it. It was in a barn that was falling down when I heard about it. It was going to be destroyed if I didn't get it out of there, so at least it was saved!
  5. You're not kidding, I was beyond lucky on this one. I'm starting to lean toward installing my spare transmission while I fix this one. The spare is a crunchy shifting and noisy SOB. It needs bearings and synchros at minimum, but it should survive a month or so to keep the truck driving. There is nothing wrong with the boring steel grills 🥱 lol...but nothing beats the stainless. My COE just lacks some bling every time I see it!
  6. It's been a while since I made any posts, but has anyone had a pin style synchro stop ring fail in their truck? I took my truck on a 2.5 hr trip to pick up a new toy (hit and miss engine) and on the way back all of a sudden I had no synchronized shifts going into second. I drove it again a couple times since with no change, so last night I thought I'd drain the oil and see if any metal was in the case. Sure enough, I pull a broken off pin to a synchro stop ring. I was curious if this was common. I'm happy the pin didn't run through any gears and chew up any thing. I guess I got luck. from what
  7. I have Auto Owners insurance. I have been through this with them regarding my B3B and towing, and my agent told me I am covered using it to tow. I have it in emails, so I would think that I'm safe. I used my 1/2 ton every year to tow with. I have a farm policy so I could have coverage for my antique tractor, and it equated to roughly $50 a year more than a standard homeowners policy. You might be able to insure the truck with a farm policy, but I'm not sure. I need to figure it out when I'm ready to get my 52 2.5 ton cabover on the road someday.
  8. Thought I'd bring up an old thread! We ended up putting around 10,000 miles on that engine. Not too long after we started driving it, it started with a wrist pin knock. We pulled the rods and fitted new pins and rings. It ran well until it got a lower end knock last year and parked it. We ultimately decided to have the original engine for the car rebuilt. I got ahold of George Asche and we made the 4.5 hour trip to his place back in September. He did the rebuild for us and we picked up the engine 2 weeks ago. The stock 228ci is now 250ci. It has a 251 crank and it is bored .030 over with a sha
  9. Our 48 Desoto has it on the underside of the body, on the back side of the fenders, and under the hood. The frame does not have it. It's tough stuff to remove if needed. My only complaint with it is the use of it on the hood. It is heavy and the hood springs struggle to keep the hood up with the added weight.
  10. I had a similar issue with my truck. My truck was fine, but in the matter of one trip, the clutch started acting the same as yours. I was at a car show and couldn't get it in gear without severe grinding or shutting the engine off to put it in gear. I adjusted the clutch at the show to the point where it would slip enough to keep the truck stopped, but still not enough to go into gear. When I pulled the clutch out, I found that one of the pressure plate springs had broke. I sent it out for a rebuild and all is good again.
  11. I used a foam tape like Brent that had adhesive on one side. I've had my apart since initially installing them, and they came apart easily and the foam doesn't seem to causing any issues so far.
  12. Currently as long as I do the dishes every night and do a few house hold chores, I seem to be in the clear to sneak in the garage for an hour or so in the evening. When in doubt, It never hurts to go with the classic "that'll be a good winter project in the house when it's too cold out". Lol
  13. It's all about priorities! I picked up a free 47 1.5 ton cabover rolling chassis with a complete drivetrain three weeks ago for mainly the manifolds/updraft carb/spare booster. Told my wife that it's just going to get parked for now until I get some other things knocked out around the house. Before I knew it, a few tools and a battery with jumper cables seemed to appear next to the frame two weeks ago and I may have determined it's not getting any spark. As it sits now, I have a carb kit on the way, and the carb is dismantled soaking in cleaner. I'll probably get the points/condenser installed
  14. I checked the trailer over and got it plated the weekend after I bought it. It's been steady at work since hauling landscape materials, plants, a tree, and I've hauled 4 yards of mulch with it. It will haul 2 yards of mulch per load. I'm definitely getting the rust knocked off the springs on the trailer. I get tons of compliments and looks doing all my work with the 52 and trailer! I think I'll need another 4 yards of mulch to finish the front out!
  15. No, I broke the ring! The grove that holds the big snap ring to retain the plate and spring was broken when I bought the truck. I made a new one in a lathe out of plastic and epoxied it on when I restored the truck, but apparently I need to come up with a better material because its doing the same thing again. I'm waiting until the ring falls off!
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