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    Senior Member pelago's Avatar
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    seems like Magoo is leaning left?? checked all mounts and springs and all good??

    going with the 300.00 body shop have seen some of their work faultless.. probably will wait til after holidays though
    ordering s passenger seat next friday and a speedometer cable and spare tire mount

    but damn now what do i got to do with time, buy another wreck like a pickemup?
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    I have a complete new suspension in mine. Springs, shackles everything. I checked the frame for square when it was stripped, and set the shackles to the book. I noticed after the first time out, it looked like it was leaning. I can't remember which side. I measured and it was. About 1/2" low on one side. After I drove it about 16 miles recently on the back roads to a show, it wasn't leaning anymore. I think it takes them a while to "settle in".

    Now I was thinking about your comment "but damn now what do i got to do with time, ". I think pick a few of the matching era long guns and go to the range for a "mill" with the 1950 era toys!

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    Not a bad idea
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    I THOROUGHLY CHECKED SHACKLES AND SPRINGS, AND MAGOO LOOKS LIKE IT IS LEANING LEFT?? ABOUT A INCH... HAVE NOT DRIVEN OVER ROUGH TERRAIN BUT WILL DO (HAVE NOT DRIVEN IN 4WD YET). MIGHT GO ONTO CAMP LEJEUNE AND DRIVE OVER THE MANY MANY ROADS AND GET SOME GOOD BOUNCES. DID THE TAPE MEASURE THING AND CURIOUS, JUST MIGHT NOT BE SETTLED HAVE ONLY DRIVEN ON HARD SURFACES YET AND HAVE NOT DRIVEN OVER ANY GOOD "BUMPS" ALL THE RAILROAD CROSSINGS AND SUCH I SLOW DOWN.MIGHT HAVE TO BUMP HIM A BIT??
    ( I WON THE INAUGURAL CMP/NRA SNIPER MATCH IN 2011 WITH THE 1903A4, THIS IS A ORIGINAL WITH THE OLD LYMAN ALASKAN SCOPE, HAD A GUY REFURBISH IT) The course of fire was 10 rounds a 300 yards target comes up for 10 seconds and you shoot then it drips for 10 seconds and comes up again for another 10. then move to 600 and repeat. shot a 200 with 19x's, last round came 1.4" out of x ring to left, was positive it had gone into same hole but wth 1942 springfield shooting 168 grain match ammo. no alibis for any reason got the very first gold medal
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    spent four hours making new exh gasket, from correct material. put it in and still there and the culprit os junction where header pipe meets main pipe, when i connect the header pipe to manifold, but the no problem but when i go to connect that pipe it is off by a good 1 1/2 inches and undue torque on it makes the header pipe leak, have to relieve that somehow, kit was 169 us dollars, probably have to take it to Cliffs and say "fix it" he is a ex specialist and has put in dual exh in two of my trucks,,, "cherry bomb s" i probably will have to either have him make a new header pipe with correct matching bend?? #3 and ! us the issue the bend at #2 just aint right

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    Damn ex leak, took it all apart and tried it again but this time with the back attachment to frame not hooked up, wanted all the pieces to fit together loose, did so with double gasket, still got a damn leak.
    one of many things here, pipe section at the flange not true? did not check with straight edge. manifold not true (doubt it i checked it when it was off
    but wth,, new pipe is 40 bucks, muffler shop 95 an hour

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    plus have rather large puddle under radiator and know very little might be simple might not, but anyone know anything about these folks
    https://www.championradiators.com/Wi...ator-1951-1953

    cost of repair versus just get another one?? kaiser is HIGH!!!
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    I'd take a long look at the flange on the cast iron exhaust manifold. Could there be enough rust/corrosion/eroding on that cast iron flange to keep it from sealing up?

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    FOUND IT, OF ALL THINGS IT WAS THE STUD, THE SUPPLIED STUDS DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH THREADS. Center of stud blank of course no threads but when i got under there i could see that the bolt was up to the blank spot on stud but really not tight, removed same and added more threads down to where the flange has threads exposed.. could tighten it up, no leak

    still got radiator issue

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    I have no problem with a Champion radiator. I am real happy with mine. Great workmanship, made in the USA. On mine I had to do a little fabricating to get the shroud on and, I had to space it out a little to clear the front frame cross member. Even with that it fit pretty good.
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    The only downside is that the radiator mounts to the frame via the pockets on the side of the radiator, to the motor mounts. This allows the grill to be folded down, and the power pack to be pulled as an assembly. That will be something to look into when requesting a quote. If it is too high, then I would check at any local radiator repair shops to retain the original. A little leak looks like a lot in a puddle. The Champion radiators are nice pieces as Bmorgil stated. I would purchase one for either one of our Heeps, especially the V8 powered wagon.

    Great find on the exhaust stud!

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    i aent them a note about that very topic waiting for reply, but then again might have repairable leak on mine, dont know

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