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  1. After market motorhome would be my guess. Just glitter for that new vehcicle you really will not get enough use of to justify the expense, unfortunately few do. DJ
  2. Just might be some great parts left on that car. The person taking the picture probably already saw that and now all gone! 😪 Good field find however. Thanks, DJ
  3. But are those 50-80 years old and maintained by people on budgets for years or just cheap? Hauled around farms and dirt roads and such daily? I Under stand the point but not all the forums members have restored top to bottom their vehicles at least not yet. 😉 DJ
  4. If grinding on the weld does not make sparks then very good chance it was brazed by someone besides the factory. Golden colored power left from the grinding is close to 100% confirmation. I Hate to try following repairs done with braze that are best done with steel weld of any type , almost impossible to get rid of 100% of the brass! They do Not play well together! Always a close to unwinnable fight. (my past experiences). Does anyone know of the factory using brazing in the building of Mopar bodies? Curious to know? Welded and then leaded over very common on tops to main body seams. DJ
  5. Cut, weld, drill, fab? Can be done? You go Paul! Where the heck do you keep finding R-10 OD trans? Is it a R-10 G-1 Mopar OD? 230 C.I or 218 C.I Mopar flathead? Running strong? After the dune buggy paint job? Still waiting on the completed pictures at Pismo Beach, Ca.! DJ
  6. Optional heater for late 49-50's? Mopars View File Model 100,300, and 550 with parts lists Submitter DJ194950 Submitted 07/31/2020 Category Instructions, Manuals & Templates  
  7. I put in a Pertronix setup 6-7 years ago and had to remove the post that the old points pivoted on I believe it was. I also call the Co. and talked to their tech. Told him the issue and rather matter of factually said-well on some that needs to be removed. So! - just do it! I did Email a note about their Bad customer service techs to the office! Pissed me off at the time! But I did have another Dist. available so I tried it. Worked well then and after. I just tried to see the dist. plate on the car but was just to far down and away. Per memory thought it is a IGS and from what I Could see appeared to be so. DJ
  8. Need to do a tooth count on the flywheels and compare. Later models had a different tooth count /overall flywheel dia.?? and will not directly interchange if diff. If earliest if may work after your comparison. Other forum members may have more specific info but comparisons will confirm . 6 volt starters work just fine in place of 12v. if tooth counts/ bellhousing depths do not also get changed. That will have to also be checked as to depth of the ring gears from the block by each flywheel . My seem to be a lot to check but really just basic measure/count/ compare. Should be a nice change! DJ
  9. Any specialty wheel manufacturers companies in your area? A company by the name- Detroit Speed or Wheel? has done this in the past maybe even all new as someone on this forum said they sell hubcap cllps as repo's I believe? Anyone still on the forum with info? Some So. Calif. companies and others used to mount your stock wheels in a lathe and cut off the original welds and take just the center portions and install them on wider wheel hoops and reinstall/weld them back in wider Hoops. What sizes are available? You will need to do some checking around for that info. Should be able to be be done if what you desire is available. Good luck, not the cheapest way to get it done but if you really Need them! 😎 Happy Hunting, DJ
  10. A friend told me about a month or so ago that the Ca. DMV would not allow any walk in customers and they were still working out how to take care of the issues that They Require people to show up In Person to take care of. I hope for all of us including their employees (hard to feel for them after years of Stupid rules) but it is their job to do, somehow. Best of luck with having just one? plate (exemption for the years Ca. only produced one plate?) The state now and for years has required and provided two, tickets available from law enforcement for not wanting to ruin the look of your car by running with just one. DJ in Ca.
  11. Get er' done soon- Money/time soon to go where? The grand kids are are a comin'. 😷 Grandma wants -( new room?) for babies to sleep, overnights/longer? That time will be great but your time? Where did it all go? DJ
  12. Sniper- a pic of the top of heater radiator/ controls will give you a answer. Not sure about others later years. Most Mopars had the same factory installed/ dealer installed options, 3 differnet but close to same. Basic/ medium / top of line. I have factory repair /parts manuals pics of all 3 available systems. But the latest in the mid/later 50's maybe not. My manuals only cover thru 1950 Mopar. My 1950 Chrysler parts book is my best buy of all manuals...... Pics of all brands that other parts books/repair do Not have. Has been of great help at times. Trying to not get off topic here, from OP, perhaps a PM to me with your pics? I will attempt to help. DJ
  13. Just checking the weather this morning and on the Weather Channel and they mentioned that 11? people this year have died from lightening strikes in this US. Just yesterday a man in No. Cal. was killed on his jet ski out on the lake as he had just got to the shoreline with his son on the back. Son is in the hospital at this time. Also mentioned that 6 people have died from strikes on jet-skis this year. State with most deaths from strikes so far, Pennsylvania. See thunderstorms in the area? Get the "H" inside shelter, not under trees!
  14. After market? Any brand name on it? Very interesting! Where is Schultz? You could pry it out of him for a doughnut! Or should it be a schnitzel? Looks good there! Does it happen to operate? DJ
  15. Is there not also a missing steel cross ( about 6-8" long) bar that holds a spring wrapped around the cross bar against the front shoe? It rides between the front and rear shoes in the notches of the shoes Below the brake cylinder pins? Something like this pic.? DJ
  16. My dad told me a story years ago about a guy that he worked with that would go out to bars after work and dare anyone to kill a running 6 cylinder flathead motor that had the old style bare metal spark plug ends on them. Said that he would kill the running motor by laying his bare arm on top of the sparkplugs until the motor died. Take bets that he would do it. Added he would also stand in a metal bucket full of water at the same time. Take on any challengers for money of course, the more the better! After a while the drinkers would get higher as he wound them up about it. When he thought he had all the suckers he could get, he would head outside to his car with to the motor and bucket, gallons of water in the trunk. First come first big bettors. Many would not even try it themselves but he offered to let the up their bets and he would pay them double back if he did not do it. . Few tough one gave their tries but No one completed the task. Money in pockets. More bets that he would kill the motor. Did it always - - while drinking his beer with the the other arm! Did he lean on the car body or not? Get the full voltage? Or just short out the spark between various sparkplugs and not to ground that may have been lower volts? Did the bucket of water make any difference? Hidden kill button?? Just remembered this today. What day of the week is this? Lets think- yesterday what was on TV and what comes on that day only? 😏 Oh ya, look at the computer, tells day/date and time! DJ
  17. How about a pic of the entire meter with leads? Seems something is off. DJ
  18. Maybe you are now a savant and it should show up soon? 🧐 Look out Elon Musks of the world! 😎 DJ
  19. Mice are easy and don't eat much. Actually they did. A family or families or Rats can burn down houses! Been there-to close. even after ridding myself of the bodies (poison) and stink and wonder about some under house and attic area wiring! To bad about the nice condition wiring, now stinky and damaged. If any consolation? it least you had not spent the time working in weird positions installing it to have to face doing it over! Still hard to see. I have and long delayed to finish project that I will be looking at shortly (I hope) to see if I can somehow move forward towards a finish. Hold out hope for little storage (vermin)) damages. Wish you all the best with your project! DJ
  20. To me roughing it was a tent, no toilets except the bushes (a shovel and TP). Water from the river (later boiled as the campsites became too popular). Fancy was bringing a piece of foam or air mattress under the sleeping bag! At least 5-7 days worth. Cold drinks kept in a Sack in a very cold river. 2-3 families with kids-great! After breakfast--Bye mom/dad, see ya for dinner! Fishing poles, bait, stringer, we will bring back a dinner. Rainbow type that is! Still like getting out with the old Mopar Whatever it takes these days! Good times. DJ
  21. From what I have seen of rebuild kits, you should look Not for Kits. Not a a small block Chevy/Furd so give up that idea. Only one I have seen offer such and is Way overpriced on the parts alone and most/all seem to be from China anyway. Finding a good rebuilder in your area is the way to go. Asking about same here is great idea. Second ask other old vehicle owners around your area who has a good rep. Take your motor to the chosen shop for evaluation and recommended repairs and costs. Prepare for what seems to be high costs compared to the Popular motors. Off the mainstream brand and year= few suppliers is the norm here, but worth the time/costs in the long run! One opinion from experience and about 8 years of following this forum. DJ
  22. A long shot- what about bump steer from bent or parts installed wrongly somewhere, maybe years back and repeated on rebuild? Most full service Hot Rod shops have to use that tool to design and built front and sometimes rear suspensions. I know one one in South San Francisco and one in the East Bay area. DJ
  23. Timing should retard the timing at a sudden WOT the slowly advance as the RPMS rise. Vacuum drops at sudden WOT then comes back as vacuum comes up with the RPMS. Best actually do this while driving but I do not know anyone with a Rack that has the setup to do this while sitting in one place, nor can I pay pay $100-$200 an hour to put it on their dyno. AS best as I understand the operation of the Vac. advance. DJ
  24. The painter shows that he/she has done this before to get that glossy of paint straight out of the booth!! 😉 Very nice work! Looks great. DJ
  25. Hook your timing light up and check advance at different rpms to see what the advance is doing, then floor it and watch some more. Timing should retard a fair amount under a quick load. The proper specs for rpms/vs advance in degrees in in your repair manual. Post results for others to compare to what they have seen to see if a problem could lay with that.?? DJ
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