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    Looking great! I’ve put a bunch of these old mopar flat sixes together and never had any vibration problem. They only make 100hp but are really smooth and quiet. Very cool little piece of engineering.
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    A lot has happened to the old Dodge since my last post, I got the motor running and it runs beautiful! The last few weeks I've been putting it together and it hasn't been fighting me too bad. I took my radiator back from the radiator shop because it would still be there with nothing done to it if I hadn't. I pumped citric acid water through it for about 24 hours and it seems to be flowing pretty good now, I'll give it a try. I am actually still running the original points in it right now but I did order a Pentronix ignition kit for it. It's kinda fun to drive but it defiantly needs different tires and the non synchronized transmission leaves something to be desired. Still more to do but I'm a long ways with the old girl now.
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    One thing that was neat was I was able to repair the old mechanical temp gouge with the broke off temp bulb per instructions I found on another forum. I took a new gauge and packed the bulb in ice and rock salt to cool and suck most of the ether into the bulb and then cut the copper tube. I used another section of new larger tube as a splice and then soldered them together and to my surprise it actually worked!
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    Great updates. Sweet that you were able to fix the gauge too. Looks accurate to boot!
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    Great looking old truck, very cool.
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    It's a neat old truck! Driving the old non-synchro trannys is cool, moving easy and feeling the gears engage smooth as the rpm's match. A great way for that easy trip to the store when Mama needs an egg or two or a bag of sugar as long as she's not in too big of a hurry! I really like that repair on the gauge!
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    And there is nothing like driving an old straight axle, you drive it, it doesn't drive you.
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    Very nice to see you are getting it back on the road and it isn't fighting you bad. The gauge fix is awesome! Great work! Are you ready to chop up the other ones out back and build a custom yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Are you ready to chop up the other ones out back and build a custom yet?
    Jus' sayin'....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Very nice to see you are getting it back on the road and it isn't fighting you bad. The gauge fix is awesome! Great work! Are you ready to chop up the other ones out back and build a custom yet?

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    This one will keep me from getting bored for awhile, we'll see what next winter will bring. I'm kind of excited to do that one, this one might find a new home when the next one is finished, It will be more of a daily driver and I'm running out of roof space to keep these things under. I got one antique tractor left, that one might have to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    It's a neat old truck! Driving the old non-synchro trannys is cool, moving easy and feeling the gears engage smooth as the rpm's match. A great way for that easy trip to the store when Mama needs an egg or two or a bag of sugar as long as she's not in too big of a hurry! I really like that repair on the gauge!
    I don't know about that trans, I'm not that patient. One of my donor pickups has a three-speed with a three on the tree, apparently they were all synchronized. Otherwise I might put a ISO ad on the pilot house form on Facebook for a 52 or newer 4-speed trans, I guess 52 and newer they were synchronized. For now I'm going to drive it as is.
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    Double de-clutching is a thing of the past now. It's basically the same as marching while you're sitting down...left right left right
    For the first left foot movement you take it out of gear and then give the throttle a blip.
    The second left foot movement you put it down a cog, then bang the loud pedal again.
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    The art is in knowing how hard to hit the throttle in neutral.

    To double de-clutch going up a cog is much the same but without the blip on the throttle in neutral.

    It becomes natural after a while.

    Many years ago I owned a K5 Austin truck. If you couldn't double de-clutch or reverse by mirrors you couldn't drive that thing. It was so heavy in the steering you couldn't steer it slowly backwards with only one arm on the wheel. And being a slower revving diesel you had to get that blip on the loud pedal exactly right when changing down. There were no second chances.
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    What I got out of that is switch the transmission. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    What I got out of that is switch the transmission. Lol
    Have you no sense of adventure, Man? Double clutching on the downshift is a right of passage to manhood, or it should be!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Have you no sense of adventure, Man? Double clutching on the downshift is a right of passage to manhood, or it should be!
    Well, I drove it again tonight and I am getting better at shifting it. I did drive it at night with misaligned headlights, no tail lights, and nobody at home to pick me up if it croaked. I kinda felt like a wild man out of control.
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