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About Geekay

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

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    Wodonga Victoria 3690 Australia
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    Environment. Protection of native flora/fauna.
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    Dodge Fargo 1953 Suburban Van

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    Live in country Victoria near the mighty Murray River.
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  1. My brother-in-law Pete was visited by a friend at his work shop in the Fargo. Is it about a 1948?
  2. Hi Michael. The 1953 108 Fargo I acquired was similar in condition to yours (mine 34 years sitting outside next to farm shed). I would start with the Earth as Plymouthy suggests. All the symptoms you describe are what I have experienced too. And I recommend a brand new battery otherwise these old girls can make life difficult. PM is you like. Whereabouts in Oz are you? I am in Albury/Wodonga on the Murray river.
  3. Can anyone tell me the profile for the windscreen rubber seal. I have the one piece curved glass but it was already removed from the suburban van when I bought it, so do not know what the seal looks like. The glass is 5mm narrower all round than the "hole" it goes in. The glass is 1/4 inch thick. I checked archives and could only fid a reference to steel's rubber but could not find it there. I am in Australia and have previously posted photos of the van, it is an Army Ambulance.
  4. Yep, that's it. This forum is amazing. They seem to be quite durable looking at the one on the truck in photo. Now, what do I do with it??? knuckleharley and T120..shout yourselves a beer........as I am in down under Oz....see if you can find an Aussie beer. Where I live in Wodonga Victoria it is forecast to be 41 degrees celsius..that's 106 F. I think I may be having more than one beer...probably a VB.
  5. Bought this at a swap meet among other car junk, just do not know what model it is off and where it was fitted. Looks like it may have had a light in the middle, so I am thinking a rear light on the middle rear of a vehicle. Or maybe over the radiator filler at front? I am guessing 1930/40's.
  6. Thanks Plymouthy. I tested the resistance in the circuit of the MM..= 0.5, so deducted that already i.e. reading was 4.8 less 0.5 = 4.3. I thought the readings were high so that is why I am asking. Perhaps I should take it to an auto electrician with better equipment. I will take the coil off and see if I can find a number.
  7. Can anyone tell me the specs for 12v ignition coil on my Dodge 251 1953 6 cyl. B108. Testing has given me the following from my Mulit Meter: Primary coil (MM set at 200 ohm) 4.3 Seconday coil (MM set at 20K ohm) 7.5 My workshop manual does not say. Current one is a Bosch.
  8. I have decided to buy new coil, points and condensor. Dissy (Lucas) number is DM6A 40388D I have searched on line however unable to find where to buy these. Anyone help.
  9. Thanks everyone. Jan, I will check the breaker again, and see if I can get a nice blue spark at the plug as per 55 Fargo.
  10. I have had the 1954 Dodge Suburban ambulance for a short while, 251 motor that had done little work. When it arrived after a 6 hour trip on a car transporter it would not start (cranking but not firing). We eventually found that the clamp on the distributor had warped and was enabling the distributor to twist when we cranked it, thus mucking up the timing. With that sorted, it started eventually. We did have a massive backfire which blew apart the muffler, caused mainly because of the fuel build when we kept cranking it. An electric fuel is fitted without a separate switch, so when i
  11. Well done Spitfire. I used to love being able to bring "valuable" stuff back from the dump, but here even in country oz (my town population about 40,000) , we are all about serious recycling so we do not have "dumps" we have "Recycle Centres". We have to sort the junk and not allowed to bring anything home. If I hook up the trailer I have to divide the "rubbish" up between metals, wood, green waste, glass, paper/cardboard, old electrical things (TVs computers), engine oils, batteries, etc etc. Most recyclable items are free but if I take a car tyre it is AUD $25 (US $20). Every type has i
  12. Ha, I bet you had that special ID Badge (Freddy) with you just in case....
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