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    You're lucky I got rid of the 318 from the late wife's diplomat. I'd tempt you wit free engine, you pay shipping. Oh. And it had a (727?) Auto trans too.
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    I'll tell you what, it takes some self-control. I've never restored a vehicle, I've always made them better LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    More self control needed, my brother just picked up a slant six with a 5 speed.
    I need some of that self control, Seth! Is it sold by the yard or by the pound?
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    I've always found that my self control is really made of leather and paper as found in my back pocket! 8-(

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    I got the brakes back together on the 48. I honed out and resealed all 8 bores and so far no leaks even though the bores are less than perfect. These old brakes sure are old school and it was a learning curve. I've adjusted a lot of brakes in my life but I've never had any like this. They have an up and down adjustment and a shoe adjustment and according to the shop manual there is special tools involved. I had to get these things adjusted in a round circle and I was given some advice to use some scrap wood and a nail or something as a gauge and it worked out pretty well. Judging by the marks on the front brake I think I got it pretty close.Next is to pull the motor and have it re bored unless someone has a nice running 230 flathead for me.
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    Those look similar to the Lockheed brakes on a pre-49 Ford.
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    My Dad has a flathead 6 in his 47 Dodge 1.5 ton. It turns over and supposedly ran good. We haven't tried to get it running because the truck is getting a real engine. I'm sure he'd sell it reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    My Dad has a flathead 6 in his 47 Dodge 1.5 ton. It turns over and supposedly ran good. We haven't tried to get it running because the truck is getting a real engine. I'm sure he'd sell it reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    If he wants to sell it, I am interested.
    I haven't been on here for a while. I'll get a price because I know it is getting a spark plug less engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    I haven't been on here for a while. I'll get a price because I know it is getting a spark plug less engine.
    From what I read, it has to be a 48 or newer to be the same as what I have. You sure can check though just in case that's wrong.
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    Nice! That looks really solid!
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    My 48 project may have taken a different build route. After deciding that a T-5 trans swap was a must the original trans does not have synchronized gears and it will be a gear grinder, I started thinking about the rest of it. After thinking about all the updating on the frame and part replacing to make it a comfortable driver I started thinking about a frame swap again. 2wd Dakota frames are pretty rare around here and I stumbled across a roller S-10 frame 2 miles away for $50, that was too cheap to turn down. Right now it's looking like it's going to be a S-10 frame swap with a T-5 trans and still using the flathead 6 for the powerplant. I'll let you know what I decide next month.
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    Cool;looking forward to seeing it
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    This little jewel would get a 273/A904 If it were mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
    This little jewel would get a 273/A904 If it were mine.
    Well, we're close on some things This is what my brain says as of now. Keep the 218,I have some Fenton split manifolds spoken for and thinking about dual carbs. As for the inside of the motor I have no idea yet and have not researched anything, I would like to keep it as a driver. As for the black box, yea that may have to go, it drives me nuts! I was thinking straighten out the worst dents and shoot the whole pickup the original red with some matte in the paint for more of a flat look. The original dog dish Dodge hub caps will be going back on. I'm sure things will change,keeping the 6 would probably be the next thing I'll talk myself out of but I kinda like the look of it. ( update, I just found out my brother has a 318 I may have )
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