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Desotodav last won the day on December 23 2017

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About Desotodav

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!
  • Birthday 05/01/1967

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    Brisbane, Australia
  • My Project Cars
    Dodge 108 coupe truck


  • Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Interests
    Desoto, Dodge and Fargo 108(b-e) model trucks

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  1. Sounds like you’re all over it Bill. One question though: seeing as you have the diff centre out, have you considered searching for a car diff centre to better the original ratio for modern road travel? A 3.73 or a 3.54 makes for better road speeds at lower engine revs. i have changed over from 4.1 to 3.54 diffs in both my 52 and 53 trucks and couldn’t be happier with the results.
  2. So sorry to hear that the BBQ could not be held this year. I haven’t made the 7140 mile trip there since 2017... but I wil do everything possible to be there with my partner Roz in 2021. As my trucks will most likely never make the trip from ‘Down Under’ to the USA, I have posted a couple of photos for my ‘virtual attendance’ this year. Stay safe my forum family. Davin aka DesotoDav in Burbank (Australia)
  3. Long story mate summed up in 2 words... nasty divorce. We’re back in Whistler now and it’s only -18 today. We hope to meet up with Hank on our way through LA tomorrow night. Will call you for a chat one day 😁
  4. Drop me a message when you get your truck up Brisbane way Somethingski and I’ll see if I can point you in the right direction with the contacts I have made. I live just south of Brisbane and have 5 trucks.... one of them is a 108E Suburban van. I haven’t been too active here on the forum of late but I am fast finding my feet again. I’ll be back in town next week... we are freezing in the -40’s in Whitehorse Yukon at present 🥶😁
  5. We are staying at Whitehorse Yukon for a couple more days... much colder here than Australia 🥶 Picture shows the view from our bedroom window now at -32.8 fahrenheit...
  6. We were just walking around in the -37 degree day at Whitehorse City Yukon when I spotted this sign on the side of an old building and had to take a photo 😁...
  7. You’re getting in early Tim 😷 I had hoped to be there in 2020, but life (or my soon to be ex-wife) threw me a curve ball 😩 I’ll be in Canada early next year, but will certainly look at bringing my new life-partner to the 2021 BBQ. She’s just itching to drive my 53 truck when I get back on track again. well wishes to all my BBQ buddies.
  8. I haven't talked to him for a while James as have been dealing with serious marital issues. I will attempt to catch up with him as soon as matters permit.
  9. Check the underside of the steering wheel as there should be a parts number stamped there.
  10. I have done 2 diff centre swaps from the truck 4.1 ratio to the car 3.54 ratio and am very pleased with the results. I have gained about 10 miles per hour, which has dropped the engine revs on the highway nicely!
  11. Thanks for that info FB ... I’ll check the drone realms.
  12. It does indeed Paul. We call a boomerang that doesn’t come back a ‘stick’ 😎
  13. I am considering purchasing a couple of vehicle trackers for my trucks and wondered if any of my forum brother’s had gone down that route, and whether there was any preference to one brand / style over another. i have done some network research and have found that the devices differ greatly in price, special functions, and wether they are hard-wired or plug and use. I would prefer to purchase and install a covert device which I could monitor from my mobile phone - a simple unit that would just inform me the location of my vehicle (in a timely manner) should it go missing from the garage without my knowledge. Does anyone have experience with such devices?.. and are there any suggestions as to which model or type would best suit my needs?
  14. Keep asking questions Steve as many of us here enjoy the challenge 😀. A few of the trucks I have owned here in Oz have had a piece of rubber screwed to the floor (inside of the cab) where the gas tank filler neck comes through, but this was not a factory fitting. There was a small foam piece which sat on top of the gas tank between the tank and the outside floor section. It can be seen on top of the tank in the manual diagram attached. Brian (JBNEAL) pointed you in the right direction... he even made a template for that piece called 'seal 14-86-60' (see attached photo).
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