stakeside

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    Retired Caltrans Engineer

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  1. Discovery Channel Called Today About the 57 Skyliner

    What will be the name of the show and the day it starts? Sounds like a great idea for a show.
  2. Vacuum Tank performance

    IF AN ENGINE IS GETTING TIED AND WORN DOES THE VACUUM DRAW ALSO SUFFER? IF SO THIS WOULD EFFECT THE VACUUM TANK. SEEMS THAT POOR VALVES WOULD HAVE AN EFFECT.
  3. Wheel clamps

    Still looking for wheel clamps. They have Firestone stamped on the front and “40 <->” on the back.
  4. Wheel clamps

    GLENWOOD I WILL SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE.
  5. 3rd Kelsey Rims

    While looking for my rims I found this to be a problem area for aggressive corrosion. If these rims are exposed to long periods of moisture the water is trapped between the rubber and the steel rim. Always be on the lookout. This is my repair for my spare.
  6. Interesting Graham fire truck

    The 27 Graham Bros truck was sold at Dodge dealers would eventually evolve to a Dodge Bros. It appears to have a 140” (approx) wheelbase. The chassis was modified to serve as a fire truck. Was curious about the cab. Would this be a standard cab or one build by company that made fire truck conversion? This a CL listing: https://sd.craigslist.org/cto/d/antique-fire-truck/6401204550.html
  7. Headlight Resilvering - Who does it?

    Curious if any one has use the vinyl wrap Crome or Nickel materials for reflectors? Concave surface would be diffecult, but maybe a vacuum could be used.
  8. Open forum is great. It really encourages input from old car enthusiasts like my self.
  9. Need gas tank build

    Looking for someone to build my gas tank for my 29 Dodge Bros truck. Prefer area near Sacramento Ca or Central Valley. Any ideas would be appreciated.
  10. My 57 Chevy had parking lights just below the tail lights. Never saw any exhaust located there.
  11. LOOKING FOR A GAS TANK FOR MY 29 DB TRUCK. I MAY HAVE TO HAVE IT BUILD. ANY LEADS FOR A FABRICATOR WOULD BE HELPFUL. I AM IN SCARAMENTO CA.
  12. This a pic of my 57. It has an adobe white top and Sierra Gold bottom. Note the poster that Napa happened to choose as there cover car. It was a fun car. Car is now crusing around Sweden.
  13. Wheel clamps

    There are many types of these . I attached a page from an old parts catalog I found on the internet. It appears that yours are Firestone with a number 8 shown. This will help finding them. The clamp shown is on my 29 DB truck with 20”wheels. They are Firestone also. I looked for a long time and lucked out. I still need 3 more. Check with a foundry about having them casted with hi-grade steel A fellow restorer had some cased at a local foundry near Stockton CA. Post a picture of the fire truck when you get a chance.
  14. Dodge and Graham Brothers truck data needed

    The closet is 137”. Check the frame number to determine which model you have. It should be written on your registration slip or it is stamped on the frame. Both the IC and the ID models have the 137” wheelbase. I suspect yours is the IC model since it does not have the raised belt line accents on the cab. .
  15. 21" Firestone wheels and rims

    Do you have the wheel lug mounting ? These may be hard to find.