Surf City '38

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    Lost Topic - 1938 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    I found that tough news too....I am sure Peter is trying everything he can, keeping in mind the Admins are all volunteers.... Yes, of course, I will leave off where I was, currently waiting on a few parts to arrive from Dave (Country Traveler) and a few from DCM in Mich. and I will resume... I will use this new topic thread to continue....
  2. Hi Folks, the admin of this forum has not been able to locate the Engine Removal topic...If anyone needs specific photos or advise please feel free to reach out to me..... Sorry...
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    Tappet clearance HOT vs COLD

    An absolute must has to be running and hot....otherwise you will get a nasty slapping sounds on the valve train...I always put a tray under the engine and keep a magnet stick around....if your not experienced things tend to fly around and out of your hands....
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    RTS 5215

    My my old engineering teachers would take that step from Spinneyhill after they would cross two plug wires first, the one in question with a known good , to force an internal backfire in the bad piston, to knock off any stuck deposits on the bottom of the valve and top of the piston ....I always hated when they did that, made the loudest sound coming back up the carburetor.....take caution when doing that on a 70+ year old engine.
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    Rear-end oil recommendation for 1938 Dodge RC 1/2 ton pickup

    very odd....I’ve seen old gasket material swell up and look like it was welding metal, but once I pryed them apart it was clear it was swollen material.
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    Rear-end oil recommendation for 1938 Dodge RC 1/2 ton pickup

    Gear shop that rebuilt mine gave me two quarts of Lucas Oil Gear 80w 90...
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    RTS 5215

    If your pulling the head be sure to harden the valve seats so you can use today's fuels.
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    1938 RC 1/2t Cab Interior Removal Project

    And the start of the wiper motor rebuild...and as you can see the yolk snapped in half....ugh!
  9. Ok Folks, So since the previous photo thread on the removal of the engine on the RC, http://forums.aaca.org/topic/256737-1938-rc-12t-engine-removal-project/ , was so popular, here is one on the removal of inside cabin items. Who knew Budd stamped the doors for Dodge? That was news to me.... Enjoy the truck candy! I certainly did removing it......!
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    1935 Dodge KC throttle linkage?

    Exactly!
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    1935 Dodge KC throttle linkage?

    Jim, If you take a close look at mine, you will see my rod came into the throttle from the let's say drivers side, where yours comes through the passenger side. Unless it was common practice back then, and "all" aftermarket mechanics pushed it in the whole the cotter pin should go in, I am thinking since we both have it effectively going through the same place on the carb, mine through the cotter pin, and yours through the whole, that may be correct......???? VPanza - What does yours look like?
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    1935 Dodge KC throttle linkage?

    1938 RC went from cotter pin to firewall....I doubt it came from the factory this way....
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    1938 RC 1/2t Cab Interior Removal Project

    Ok folks, one refurbished steering wheel....may re-do it to match the interior color of grey....
  14. Surf City '38

    Decoding a Build Card

    Thanks Vic, ours are very similar, in terms of punch locations 1,2,3 and 4, Numbers 5 and 6 falls on the same line too. I see yours had an oil filter from the factory. I noticed my schedule date was early, 4 were yours was 21. That would make sense since mine was a very early 38. You and I talked that your 37 and my 38 had a lot of identical parts.
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    Decoding a Build Card

    Hello, So I did as Dave suggested, and got a copy of the build card, so how do I decode the card, i.e. is there a web site that will give me the spec of the options? The historical society sent what looks like a booklet with all the options available for the 1938 models (cars, trucks, wagons, etc..) but it really did not spell out the options, in terms of matching it to the card. Example: card shows a punch hole next to P.T. Pump, but no where in the booklet does it explain what a P.T. Pump is...and so do I assume the punch means it had that option? Alan Dave - I will let you now when I am ready, still waiting on DMV to send back reg. papers.Build Card 10.6.37.pdf
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    1936 dodge car/truck grill wanted to buy

    Also, can you get the stamped number on the driver's side frame, just in front of the leaf spring shackle...
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    Decoding a Build Card

    I never received the second photo, only got the cover letter, exactly as yours is written and a copy of the card...I did this back in 2016. Trucks may have been tracked differently....?
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    Decoding a Build Card

    Dark blue...color analyzer did the best it could with the inside lip of the fender sample we had....
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    year identification

    The Canadian Fargo section continues into the 50's on the pages after those below....Order the book from Eric, I bought mine on Amazon.
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    year identification

    Looking at your serial number, 90065850, this is a 1946 Canadian built Fargo, engine code T119G, wheelbase length 160 inches, 2-ton capacity, 236 cubic inch engine The beginning serial number for that model and year was 90065001 and ended with 90066336.
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    29 dodge 1/2 T

    Location of the '38 is to the right of the front drivers side shackle
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    1938 Dodge d-8 crank-hole cover

    I know this is an old post, but I too need to know how to remove the badge. Its loose, and can be lifted about 1/8 of an inch, from the base....not enough to see how its attached however. Ray at Emblem Magic says it needs to come off prior to the glass being restored.
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    Decoding a Build Card

    All good observations....thanks. Ok, so I have figured out this card....notice the hole punches...notice each number that is a "6"...all "6's" are in alignment going horizontally....and so on...so it clear to me this card was later punched to be read by a computer, the numbers were converted to a hole punch, and its punch location height was determined by the number, "0" being the highest and "9" being the lowest....so logically the holes that are below the "1's" for the options, are clearly telling the computer those options were purchased....the whole above the other options without "1's" are not an indication that those options were purchased...but rather they are in the "9" location. See the "9" from the 3.9 ratio punch...just a thought...I am not a computer programmer from the punch card days, just a guess here...That all being guessed, I'd say my truck was a rather plain Jane when it came to options....
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    Decoding a Build Card

    Hi Dave, when your back in NoCal could you take a picture of the back of the 1937 Color Chart? it may have the mix proportions on the back.
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    1938 Dodge

    Ignore it Dave, I will vouch for you, I've never had an issue with either Christiane or Dave and whatever they told me they always followed through....keep on trucking buddy. Trollers....