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John H.

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About John H.

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 02/07/1954

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  • AIM
    To piss everyone off before I'm dead!
  • Yahoo
    Yeah, I've been called that.
  • Jabber
    Only when I'm drinking.
  • Biography
    Life long pain in the side of brain dead liberals!
  • Occupation
    Retired Teamster / Disabled Vet

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Ozarks, Missouri
  • Interests
    Old trucks, older Harleys, tack driving rifles, my old lady, my kids, my grand kids, and cold beer.
  • My Project Cars
    1953 Dodge B3B pickup, 2001 Road King, 2002 Electra Glide, 1947 Knucklehead


  • Location
    Missouri Ozarks
  • Interests
    Getting all of my outstanding projects completed.

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  1. I thank you for your time in helping me. I have the drums off and will work on yanking an axle to be sure of the spline count. I'll also work on same for the 48 Chrysler axle and post my findings. By the way, if anyone is interested, I had a post sometime back about parts washers. I thought I'd buy my own and wasn't sure if I would go water or solvent based. (I heat my shop with an interior wood burning furnace.) The thought was that the solvent based units would work better, though getting rid of the dirty fluid would present a major problem. Well, I ran across a Safety Kleen driver while we were both having lunch at a local eatery. Turns out I now rent a new 30 gal. drum unit with a good sized tub for $130.00 per 6 months. That's $22.00 a month and someone else changes the fluid and filters. Just thought I'd pass this along.
  2. How many axle splines on a 53 B-4-C? I am getting mixed messages in trying to find an answer. Some claim 10 spline axles were replaced by 15 spline axles in 53. Thanks.
  3. This is to the Missouri guys out there. I live in south central Missouri about 100 miles from Springfield and 50 miles from Rolla. Can anyone recommend a shop that can do differential work? Have a 4:10 and want to get in the 3:90's to 3:50's ring and pinion. I have a rear from a 48 Chrysler which I believe is a 3:54 ratio. Not sure if it'll swap out. I also wan to farm out the brakes on the same 53, 3/4 ton I have. Any help is greatly appreciated as I would like to get it on the road this summer. Thanks, John H.
  4. Bobacuda, Thanks for the info you gave, and for the follow up from JBNeal. It will prove useful as I have not started wiring yet. John
  5. Thanks much. It will be good to meet someone else who shares our hobby and interest. I'll drop you a line on the forum come summer. Take care! John
  6. Wow, I must really be a southerner. I go up to Columbia to the V.A. from time to time and I wouldn't mind meeting you on one of those trips. Maybe when I get my 53 on the road here this summer I'll take that 3 hour trip and turn it into a 6 hour, er 7 hour, er whatever and roll up your way.....if invited of course?
  7. Hey Austin, I am located in the Houston/Cabool, MO area. Are you in my area? Thanks, John
  8. Hey Jeff Balazs, Can I ask what set up you used for your disc brake setup on that 3/4 ton? Sounds very interesting.
  9. I don't know, but being an old trucker I wouldn't rule out renting or borrowing a car trailer and making a road trip. Yeah, it takes time, so call it a vacation and enjoy the ride, the stops, and the scenery. The seller may have other items of interest or you may drive by something else you might squeeze on the trailer?
  10. I appreciate the input and I am going to start laying out a materials list for what I need. Tom's Engine Barn appears to be a good choice to start and I found some other good info and sources of components, as well. As just an F.Y.I., I happened across Vintage Auto Garage and they carry a 6 to 12 volt conversion kit http://www.vintageautogarage.com/1947-55-Chrysler-6-to-12-Volt-Conversion-Kit-p/c4755k.htm. I would imagine the folks on this forum have the knowledge to put the parts together a bit cheaper but the info may still be usable? Their site also offers an e-mail advice link on doing the conversion http://www.vintageautogarage.com/v/vspfiles/files/Free 6v-12v-report-10.14.pdf?inf_contact_key=c526d0954042977fff5e9e1e06e82d5bce6c735d478817390861cbcdfae8632a I am going to stick with cloth covered wire for this project and will replicate the gauge of the wire I am replacing. As has been stated here in these posts I don't expect the rewire to be rocket science and, you all are right, it is the best way to lure the gremlins out of the beast. The roads here in the Ozarks are just awesome and I want to get my truck up and running so I can enjoy them while I finish turning out a couple of bike projects I've been neglecting. A plastic wiring harness on the truck would get me there, possibly a bit cheaper and quicker, but I am hoping that in another couple of years I'll have the desire to do a frame off resto on this truck. I have seen the work some of you guys turn out and can only wish I could be as talented. When I do turn my evil eye to my truck I'll feel better knowing that I have already done the wiring the right way. I appreciate the help, guys. John
  11. Bobacuda, Was the $270.00 you spent for a complete kit, wires only, wires and connectors, or what? It sounds too good to be true as everything I see with cloth wiring comes in around the $800.00 mark. Thanks in advance for a reply. John
  12. I am still confused as to how to start diagnosing this issue? Mr. Coatney got me to thinking that pulling the ignition switch and checking terminals would be a start. I was working on the theory that flipping the battery ground may correct the problem but I don't want to blow any of the gauges by chasing a hunch. I have nothing good to say about the guy I bought the truck from and know for a fact that any work he did was just enough to get it running to get rid of it. No sweat, though, it will get straightened out.
  13. Ron, Thanks for the link. I am looking for the cloth covered wire and other components necessary to create a clean and safe 12 volt system. The only change I may be looking at would be an alternator, I believe? Don, Technically Sir, you are correct. Logically, I took the easy route and I am a cad.
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