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    Trucks were 16-inch rims.

    Trucks were 16-inch rims.
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    Tires for a Pampered Truck

    The trucks of that era were rated for 6.50 or 7.00 tires. When I restored the '48, I decided to go with 6.50 x 16 tires vs. the bigger 7.00's.

    These folks make a good selection of bias ply, small...
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    Tubes ... those rims may not have 100 per_cent...

    Tubes ... those rims may not have 100 per_cent welds to seal them.
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    Negative battery cable

    It is best of you can bolt it to the block. There is usually a boss with a threaded hole just behind the generator. That was the original place. If you can get it under one of the bolts holding...
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    Old School Values

    A. Yessir and Yes'maam. I was watching Wheel of Fortune last night and they were featuring Nashville,TN as a theme. All of the contestants were from the middle Tennessee area. One contestant, a...
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    ",..Thanks again Sir. .." Harumph. Don't call...

    ",..Thanks again Sir. .."

    Harumph. Don't call me "Sir". I served as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the Reserve of the world's greatest Navy for 28 and a half years. I'm not a "Sir".

    And,...
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    Let's try ito readjust the regulator for an...

    Let's try ito readjust the regulator for an 8-volt battery.

    Now, before I start Ė a word of warning. Iíve not done this procedure Ė Iíve just read about it. Thatís kind of like that guy who...
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    Let me put some words together ..... We'll...

    Let me put some words together .....

    We'll joog that sucker up! (Technical term there for readjusting ....)
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    " I did want to mention that I swapped out the 6...

    " I did want to mention that I swapped out the 6 volt battery with an 8 volt. I understand it will work but you'll have to adjust the generator."

    Actually, the adjustment is in the voltage...
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    Starter Issues

    " Didn't move when I hit the cable to it. ... "

    That's a hint - and a good one. That sucker should just about jump off the bench running unloaded.
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    Starter Issue

    So, we're Elders, huh?

    Everyone has to be someone ...

    Concur with the advice to get the starter checked out. Even if it spins with no-load, things get a lot harder to do with a new engine tied...
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    A. Timken rear end, heavy duty - hard to find...

    A. Timken rear end, heavy duty - hard to find parts for. Open it up and look at it! (See pictures)

    B. All of those fenders had the same stress cracks.

    C. Aftermarket rear bumper. There...
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    It's looking better already. What I didn't see is...

    It's looking better already. What I didn't see is encouraging - the metal mice didn't nibble away the bottom of the door. The rusty red sheen is really faded paint - not a thin coat of rust.

    What...
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    Tim: Since there are only 4 valves in the...

    Tim:

    Since there are only 4 valves in the head, your engine is an F-134. One would think the flathead would be an F-head, but the "F" describes the path fuel and exhaust take through the valve...
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