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    I would hope so!! Normal tractor tires are NOT...

    I would hope so!! Normal tractor tires are NOT designed use on pavement or any significant speed. Some of the tractors we had on the farm growing up where hard to keep moving in a straight line if...
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    Last summer I was taking my late Dad's '84 Ford...

    Last summer I was taking my late Dad's '84 Ford Ranger compact pickup back to the farm after some repairs when I was in a wreck. So, the Ranger has been here since. I am going to the farm for the...
  3. Thread: Zip van sold

    by Jeff_H
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    Maybe they are old friends who have not had a...

    Maybe they are old friends who have not had a chance to "hang out" much for a long time and this was a good reason to reconnect and get out of the house for a couple of days. I can see how that...
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    Probably somewhere around a indicated 160-165k. ...

    Probably somewhere around a indicated 160-165k. Actual mileage uncertain. A new cluster (with OD) was put in around 100k when prior owner bought it. But, I've noted that the OD does not match...
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    I picked up 2 new bearings at the dealer parts...

    I picked up 2 new bearings at the dealer parts counter yesterday.

    They have the same ID and OD but are definitely NOT the same bearings! New bearing on the left has a smaller cone and rollers and...
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    Source of the noise?

    I wonder if this is the source of all the drive train noise in my 2006 AWD Subaru that developed over the last 1-1/2yrs :yeahright::ohmy:

    https://i.imgur.com/f3XW8Mf.jpg

    I was pretty sure it...
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    This will sound depressing.... I grew up on...

    This will sound depressing....

    I grew up on the farm that was located adjacent to a very small town in central Minnesota. Our driveway accessed by going down a side street off the main drag that...
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    Don't know about Chevy but a lot of the 60s & 70s...

    Don't know about Chevy but a lot of the 60s & 70s Fords would come from the factory no gaskets. If those started to leak, the hot gas would damage the manifold and maybe the head too and you'd have...
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    Critters nibbling wheel weights?

    This morning as I was pouring the coffee into the thermos to take to work, I saw a red squirrel setting on the deck railing licking or nibbling on a wheel weight that was laying there. It saw me in...
  10. Electrical: Bad diodes in alternator?

    Bad diodes in alternator?
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    That tag is the body number and not the chassis...

    That tag is the body number and not the chassis serial number that would usually be used as a VIN. The early cars had the serial number tags attached to the frames so if you only have the body, that...
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    Steering: Don't know if this helps since it sounds like the...

    Don't know if this helps since it sounds like the tank to pump seals are different. The '57 pump with the Saginaw PS I have in the '53 uses 2 thickish flat rubber gaskets (look like mini versions of...
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    Drive Shaft: Some possibly helpful reading here from my own...

    Some possibly helpful reading here from my own adventures with driveshaft fitment:

    https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?24820-Driveshaft-tunnel-mods-was-58-Hawk-HT-rear-floor
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    Hopefully a rust free example. Around here,...

    Hopefully a rust free example.

    Around here, the '99-'02 and '03-'06 GM trucks are disappearing and the ones still on the road usually are showing rusted out wheel arches on the bed or the rockers...
  15. Thread: D-Day

    by Jeff_H
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    I don't know if my Mom's paternal uncle Otto...

    I don't know if my Mom's paternal uncle Otto Hagemeister was in D-day or in later offensives.

    He was a glider pilot and I am given to understand was behind enemy lines at some point and had to...
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    Other: Got a 50-250 ft-lb digital wrench last week. Why...

    Got a 50-250 ft-lb digital wrench last week. Why not, I can afford it...

    I decided to check out the old wrench and had around a pair of nuts welded together with a "crowfoot" stubby open-end...
  17. Other clues its a '55 with '53 nose: Deck lid...

    Other clues its a '55 with '53 nose:

    Deck lid trim is either '54 or '55
    The clock in the dash is '55 as a '53-'54 would have a full width chrome strip where the clock fits and not a separate...
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    Where those boxes painted from the supplier or...

    Where those boxes painted from the supplier or bare? Reason to wonder is my 2004 F150 that I bought new off the lot in Oct 2003 the box was never painted and was already flash-rusted.
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    Would be interesting to know when that picture...

    Would be interesting to know when that picture was taken. The original print with a magnifying glass may yield the year from the front plates on the 41 and 40. The setting is obviously a orchard...
  20. Thread: Spindle play...

    by Jeff_H
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    Front Axle: So it can wiggle on the kingpin? Most likely...

    So it can wiggle on the kingpin? Most likely your bushings are worn. The bottom end of the king pin is tapered and has a key to prevent it from turning. Once the nut is off you may find the pin is...
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    Interesting how this topic got off on the...

    Interesting how this topic got off on the definition of a muscle car and what qualifies.

    I too have watched the subject youtube videos. That fellow has some serious make do with what you have and...
  22. Well, I gotta say that is pretty darn cool.:)

    Well, I gotta say that is pretty darn cool.:)
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    I took the rims in yesterday and had new tires...

    I took the rims in yesterday and had new tires put on them. I had removed the OEM trim rings and center caps first. I guess maybe that was a mistake. The new lead-free wheel weights they used are...
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    Interior: Those ribs on the shaft should hold the knob if...

    Those ribs on the shaft should hold the knob if the knob ID is matching or a very light press fit to the main shaft OD. I would measure the OD of the shaft rod and drill out the knob to that or a...
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    Other: Thanks, I've been doing some looking for a mid...

    Thanks,

    I've been doing some looking for a mid priced 250ft-lb one. I expect the cost to have a calibration done would meet/exceed the cost of a new wrench unless it was a "pro" grade snap-on or...
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