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Grdpa's 50 Dodge

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About Grdpa's 50 Dodge

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Northeast Nebraska
  • Interests
    Getting grandpas old new car running again
  • My Project Cars
    41 Ford, 1950 Dodge Coronet(Grandpa's new car), 1969 Camaro(my old beater)

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    restoring my grandpas new 50 dodge
  • Occupation
    Retired, full time subject of Dr. pokes, getting to feel better to finish the car


  • Location
    the tax me state, Nebraska
  • Interests
    getting to drive grdpas Dodge

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  1. IF an insurance company gets a whiff of knob and tube wiring in an older house they will cancel coverage in a heartbeat. In mine MOST of the wiring was in the attic and dropped down from above for switches and outlets. When they decided to splice off an existing they just bared the wire and wrapped another wire around it, no box, no solder, no nuts, barely a minimum of tape. AND the whole house ceiling lights, the outlets and switches were on ONE circuit. Thats how they did stuff back then. No frigs,no vacums,no hair dryers. Just didnt NEED much more than one small bare bulb hanging from
  2. Was checking to see if I am a buyer. 70 million, 80 million, 90 million, 100 million, 120 million, 39 cents. Yep I can contribute the 39 cents. Are we forming a buyer group among us?
  3. I had a huge house on a lake. The ONLY heat we used was 2 Earth stoves. From December till March we HAD to cut a full load per 'WEEK'. A load at my house was a pickup and trailer heaped up to the last chunk wont stay on. Pickup 8' box heaped up taller than the cab, Car trailer with 18" sides all around heaped 3 and a half foot tall. Never owned a splitter so all the big wood carried around the house to the split pile with a sledge hammer and wedges. I dont miss that house too much. Neither do my kids who normally helped me unless they were busy. They were busy a lot. Not much storage
  4. Read once where modern thin TVs should not ever get cold even when moving. So does anyone have a TV in a cold garage, not heated all the time?
  5. Most of our local service drops into houses etc here are still aluminum. MOST houses dont have that for general service of outlets and switchs. That is all copper. All the oldest houses in town were knob and tube here. Wire was way thinner than 14ga. but did have some light insulation on it that is now brittle at best. UPDATE---outlet is now a pretty new one that is higher rated. LOOKS like the hot side of the outlet was arcing to the metal box for what ever reason. Seems winter heating , dry air in the house made it worse. I recall last winter it did it too. Outlet is
  6. My car is like the bottom gray one. I have a NOS fender that fits the top black one. Wont fit my car. Either I need a car that it fits, or find somebody that needs one. LOL. How many of these cars are there out there, many or few?
  7. .....To decide to pop and bang loudly, sparks rolling, flash that darn near blinds you for a few seconds when you plug anything into it. Last thing was a vacuum cleaner that was off. Tried couple other things to be sure it wasnt the item. All the same, even when it wakes the dead loud smoke rolls and fire flies it never trips the breaker (and the breaker and box are nearly new installs). Never fear it is getting a new plug to see if that helps. Just wondering how that can happen?
  8. I am going to TRY to take off an old beat up one from a in the dirt and cramped dirty coon poo,mouse pee, its DARK in there and not enough space to get beside it. Never took off a fender before. I get the idea, JUST wondering if there are nuts on the inside of the trunk or outside of and under outside of fender. I have another book on shop manuel and it does not even mention taking off or putting on a fender. Everything but. Did I say its dark in there, no electricity, If you need something drive 5 miles to get it!!!
  9. My book is from Chrysler Corp and dated in 1951. For your part number ending in 878 it specifically says NOT for 2 dr sedan. Not trying to argue the point, just trying to be sure this time. Seems when we were talking on this site years ago someone said the 2 door rear fenders were different than 4 door in length. I did a search for all this and cant find old convos So if an old fender is found, how do you KNOW proof positive which part number fender your looking at. None ever have stickers or stamped numbers. For instance, I have a fender in my living room right
  10. I have this great parts book for my 50 Coronet 2 Door Sedan. According to Serial number it is a D-34. When I get back to the Right Rear fender it doesnt give a part number for a fender except for a D-33, station wagons and 7 passenger sedans. Why would it not call for a rear fender application for a D-34? Does anyone have a better book and have a part number for a D-34 right rear? Anyone care to share what is the major difference between a D-33 and a D-34?
  11. I read there was measurable activity all the way to the Carolinas while this quake was acting up throwing its temper tantrum in Alaska. Even strange seismic measured around the world in Madagascar. I saw pics of grocery stores where all the glass jarred items shaken of the shelf, smashed on the floor. Clean up on aisle 3,4,5,6,7,8,9, oh heck the whole store!! Looks like the lucky driver of that car, found the lucky ticket to have his own island!!
  12. My cousins from back east came to visit one 4th of July. Passed thru some state where fireworks were legal. Half the trunk was firecrackers we set off constantly for a weeks time. They also brought M-80's and Cherry Bombs. These older cousins found an old dog dish hubcap in the junk pile and sure had fun lighting a big one under it while another of them 'stood' on it. That person got launched in the air a foot or more. Must have been a good heavy hubcap cause it looked the same after as it did before. Those guys were crazy.
  13. Usually when you 'think' you have fifty dollars, chances are your closer to $150 because it adds up fast'
  14. What auto parts place do you frequent most? Are you very well known, by first name basis? I worked at an Autozone before retiring and they had to go to the bank and get change all the time. They would have traded some (Maybe not all at once) for cash or parts if you were well known AND you asked with a pretty please. For sure would HAVE to be rolled tho. Same thing applies to other type stores. Its legal tender so could buy lots of things with rolls as long as they knew they were not getting ripped off. You will only get by once I remember when I was a kid they ha
  15. Earlier in this thread it was talking about new stuffing for existing cover. What works well and just as good as new,,,find a couch by the curb and unzip the seat covers and peek inside. 95% of them are pristine. Use the stuffing from a free couch, recip saw whats left of wooden frame to fit in your stove, fireplace, or trash can(Little at a time). Never done any, just watched my parents do it as a kid. Think you need to cut foam 2-3"s large on every side so it looks right fastened. You can always trim but cant glue it back on. I always used free cushions for shing
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