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1939 - 1947 Truck owners ,past, present, future or just in love with them!!

Post by country gent on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:50 pm

affraid affraid COME ON DOWN!! Registered members may have noticed something new. We now have a forum group for 1939 - 1947 Dodge trucks. Upon my request, Rich was nice enough to get right on it. He asked me to get the ball rolling, so let's get started. I am the proud owner of a 1947.I am the 3rd owner and it is a pretty solid truck. When I got it, the engine was stuck, but after soaking the cylinders with a mixture Marvel Mystery Oil and Sloans Linament, got it freed up and fired up. Eased it around the property with no brakes, going through the gears while giving the place a good fogging. Started to run hot, so I parked it. I love the flatty six cyl and it will be kept in the truck, except it wont be stock. Hopefully this has a good base engine as it has a good old Sears Allstate rebuilt engine which was installed in 1957. It is bored .040 over, crank turned .010 and .020. I have not pulled the head but hoping I still have a good bore. I got all the info off the original Sears tag on the engine. Already have cut and split a exhaust manifold for duals. Got a pair of Smithy mufflers. Presently building a tubular dual carb intake using mandrel bent 1 1/2" exhaust tubing. Have contacted Oregon Cams to grind me a thumper. By the way, I am a OLE SKOOL 72 years young gearhead.
When I get the hang of things on the forum, I will get up a avatar and some photos of the truck and stuff. Glad to be aboard and looking foward to getting this group cranked up. Country Gent. Laughing Laughing
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Post by R.A.D on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:26 pm

cool... these trucks have some kind of character. you've heard before i am sure. and now you will here it again. where are the pictures?

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Post by rich on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:34 pm

r.a.d is r.a.d. can't wait to see those pictures!!!!

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Post by T Hilde on Sat May 10, 2014 5:11 pm

Hi Guys! Todd here from Minnesota. Thanks for getting this place open.
I've posted my truck in the builds section.

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Post by rich on Sat May 10, 2014 7:06 pm

Thanks to gonna check it out

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Post by J.R.J on Mon May 19, 2014 10:28 am

Hi folks, I'm new here with my 1947 Dodge.
I'm an amateur at this sort of thing but am liking this truck.
I have completely overhauled the brakes system and frond end.
Now I have to rewire the ol girl, that is my weakness...wiring....
Heres a couple of pics from when I picked it up....




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Post by rich on Mon May 19, 2014 10:34 am

Beautiful truck. Wiring takes a lot of patience but when you get it figured out there is a great feeling in accomplishment. Can't wait to see more. You should start a build thread
And remember we all love pictures

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Post by T Hilde on Mon May 19, 2014 1:39 pm

Best advice I got on wiring, Do one thing at a time and remember it starts at +(pos) and ends at -(neg)

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Post by J.R.J on Tue May 20, 2014 10:40 am

Some one down the road converted it to 12V and did a really
crappy job.
They used speaker wire and extention cords, even I wouldnt
be that stupid.
I'm looking at maybe a Painless harness, anyone ever use them?

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Post by T Hilde on Tue May 20, 2014 9:14 pm

I used Rebel Wire on a truck and loved it. Right now I am using the ranger harness on the dodge.

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