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Forum: Builds! 11-14-2021, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Neto
Thanks much for the info. Could be the Dodge...

Thanks much for the info. Could be the Dodge pins were larger than the Plymouth pins, or maybe the 49s were larger than the previous model run. Or maybe they were originally 5/16 or 11/32, and...
Forum: Builds! 11-14-2021, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Neto
Of the 6 hinges (not counting the upper two on...

Of the 6 hinges (not counting the upper two on the rear doors, which are external) on my 46 Plymouth, I was only able to press out 2 of them. The others were all twisted off just below the knurled...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-06-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 218
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Posted By Neto
Of course there was the "hidden cost" of the time...

Of course there was the "hidden cost" of the time & gasoline to drive the 30 plus miles.... (But we don't want to think about that part. :cool:)
I already had a drum puller for the MoPar rear drums...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-05-2021, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Neto
tools - auction lot

Not a garage, just something more to put in it....

Picked up this lot in an auction yesterday - $2.00 (plus tax). Two chain breakers, a small pulley puller, and the large puller, which was why I...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-04-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,365
Posted By Neto
Living in the middle of the largest Amish...

Living in the middle of the largest Amish community in the US (& world), and with the e-bikes as popular as they are, I have nearly stepped out right in front of electric bikes coming up behind me...
Forum: Builds! 10-28-2021, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Neto
Had my right arm in a sling for awhile once while...

Had my right arm in a sling for awhile once while we lived in Brazil - LHD car with floor shift. Hold the wheel with my knee, reach across & shift w/ the left hand.
Forum: Builds! 09-18-2021, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Neto
Thanks, I remember now that you mentioned that in...

Thanks, I remember now that you mentioned that in the past, but had forgotten.
Forum: Builds! 09-18-2021, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Neto
Just curious where you get your body-mount rubber...

Just curious where you get your body-mount rubber biscuits. I've read a fair bit (on another forum) about the difficulty of finding quality rubber parts that don't go bad in just a few years. (I...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 09-05-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By Neto
I would have one already at our future residence...

I would have one already at our future residence if my father-in-law didn't frown on them even stuck back in the woods. (Later this month it will be 1 year since he passed away, at 99 years of age,...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 09-05-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By Neto
I would close the holes, whether by welding or...

I would close the holes, whether by welding or some other method, but a separate roof would really help reduce the heat level in there. But you cannot beat one of these for security.

My grandpa...
Forum: Builds! 09-04-2021, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Neto
Why couldn't we have all done this when we were...

Why couldn't we have all done this when we were young?!?

Reminds me of what a lawn care guy told me about his son.

First, I set him off by asking what kind of poison he was spraying on our...
Forum: Builds! 08-23-2021, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Neto
I don't know about these later models (and also...

I don't know about these later models (and also Dodge, not Plymouth), but some have a support on the back of the radio to the firewall. (Those old radios are heavy beasts!)
The only other thing I...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-28-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,050
Posted By Neto
If you were in a low humidity area, the old...

If you were in a low humidity area, the old "swamp coolers" work pretty well. Used to be a thing to hang wet sheets in the windows, out in western Oklahoma, where my grandparents lived.

When we...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-27-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Neto
I usually avoid using ether (just use one of...

I usually avoid using ether (just use one of those little printer ink bottles with the steel nozzle to spray in a bit of gasoline), but I did also try the ether, but it still won't run.

I just...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-27-2021, 05:58 AM
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Posted By Neto
No, didn't replace the spark plug yet, but I can...

No, didn't replace the spark plug yet, but I can see the spark jump the gap.
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-26-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Neto
I did have the carb off, cleaned it out a bit,...

I did have the carb off, cleaned it out a bit, and took the float off to look at the float valve. Everything looked OK, but I'm not a small engine mechanic, either.

I could take it to a small...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-26-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Neto
I did wonder about the gasoline, as I had just...

I did wonder about the gasoline, as I had just bought it at the local station that sells the recreational gas. But I'm running other engines on the same gas (from the same purchase). Still have to...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-26-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Neto
Small Engine Repair

My Craftsman power washer has a Tecumseh Enduro overhead valve 6.0 HP engine. I bought it used, but I have always used the “recreational” gas, and it usually starts with no big issues.
This...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-26-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,050
Posted By Neto
Reading this reminded me of my grandpa's garage. ...

Reading this reminded me of my grandpa's garage. It was built for a Model T. Board walls, dirt floor. Two swinging barn style doors. And NARROW. It was so narrow when they got home from church...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod parts for sale! 07-26-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,846
Posted By Neto
Looks like the type they use on the (Amish)...

Looks like the type they use on the (Amish) buggies around here.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 07-25-2021, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Neto
FedEx - - GROUNDED.

FedEx - - GROUNDED.
Forum: Builds! 07-22-2021, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Neto
I'm genuinely impressed with what you did here,...

I'm genuinely impressed with what you did here, and in the rear with this small diameter rod. I've seen some shaved hoods before where they just end up looking like a flat pancake. Your treatment...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-21-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,050
Posted By Neto
Yeah, right. Bad idea in our home. She already...

Yeah, right. Bad idea in our home. She already wants to throw away most of my stuff. She can't understand why I keep things, but then she keeps stuff I wouldn't, so we ought to be "even", but it...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 06-07-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,304
Posted By Neto
The figure I've often heard is 20%. That is, if...

The figure I've often heard is 20%. That is, if you cannot see paying 80% of their asking price, then just walk away.

But a friend of mine, who was interested in buying the house next door to...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 05-31-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,304
Posted By Neto
Barn Find. It may have been a great...

Barn Find.
It may have been a great description at some time in the now dusty distant past, but it's so over used it's like the real estate phrase "Location, location, location."
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