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  1. Well I’m thinking of bringing home another project and it is an extended travelall ambulance from the early 1970’s. Right now it is mostly there, but it needs TLC. I found most of the specifications except for ground clearance with the tires full of air. All of them are flat. I have a trailer to haul it, but I’m not sure if it will go on. It is a gooseneck equipment trailer. It has sat for a long, long time so I figure everything is froze up. I have been trying to find a good forum, but when all else fails ask a full size jeep owner for advice. It is a cool old ambulance like my 57 mercury so I hope I can get it home. <O:p></O:p> <O:p Tom<O:p</O:p
  2. She is shifting like a dream now so thank you to everyone!
  3. I had a 54 dodge 1.5 ton that I had to shift like that, but I'm thinking the messed up pattern messed me up in my thinking. Now with the above info my suspicions were right. So hopefully once I fix it i will be more in the groove. My ride was her first in over 30 years. Between the thumping original tires and the wandering steering it one one heck of a ride and it was only around the block.
  4. I took her for her first ride on the road in over 30 years and it was interesting. Up and out was reverse, down and out was first and so on. I also found out you can't shift into first at all if she is moving.
  5. Is it the same as the GM 3speed column shift pattern? If not My mercury is backwards to what I'm use to.
  6. <o:p> </o:p><o:p></o:p> Well I got the tank and the fuel pump in the mail Monday and WOW I was impressed!. The tank was in fantastic condition and the rebuilt pump was amazing. I did take the tank over to Moyers Moyer Fuel Tank Renu - antique gas tank repair restoration, classic car gas tanks GASTANK in Greensburg pa to get it checked out and were awesome. All I have to do is get them installed and pray she starts up! <o:p></o:p>
  7. <O:pWell it has been some time since I had good news on the 1957 Amblewagon. I finally found a real good gas tank at the Big M Automotive in Williams, CA. he found on for me and the price was super good so thank you john! My fuel pump is on its way back from Then & Now Automotive and has been completely rebuilt so I’m hoping that this is the end of my fuel system problems. With the help of Hilltop classics out of Escondido, CA I found out that the tailgate window has two different lift tracks that glue to the bottom of the window. So I need to find the channel off a non-power window. The rear glass I have come out of a power gate, go figure. The parts list I still need is small things like the horns, headlamps, tires, [i still have the 1957 bias ply tires on it] and a headliner. I’m hoping the vacuum wipers work. There is absolutely no play in the wiper transmission so I hope the vacuum motor is still good. I really want to drive “Annabelle Lee” soon. I’ll keep you posted. <O:p</O:p
  8. Bummer those are not the ones that came on mine. Mine look completely different. <o:p></o:p>
  9. I was hoping to post this last night, but just as I went online my computer crashed. Update on Mason! We left for Akron children’s hospital today at 6am and Mason went into surgery at 11:15 am. He did well and the doctor was able to reconstruct his penis and urethra. The staff was increasable there and helped keep mason entertained. As you can imagine a tired hungry 6 month old was a real handful. The surgery took about 2 hours and we were able to go back with him in the recovery room. I cried when I saw that he was ok and watched as mommy feed him his first bottle in several hours. I was proud of Andy for being a great big brother and being there for mason, JoElle and myself. My niece Amber was there and she was a great help to jojo and me. Now we are hoping that the healing goes as planned and everything takes. We have to remove the gauze on Friday and the doctor warned us that his penis will look like it was beaten with a hammer. [i cringe at this point][ if you don’t have one cringe anyway] I finally felt at ease as I sat and held him in the second stage of recovery and now 12 hours later we are home. The hospital staff and security went above and beyond. We had to park my truck down the street because it would not fit in the garage. We caught a transport bus to the hospital and a wonderful lady in security drove us back to the truck. The entire staff was so good to all the parents and children. Mason was caring because he was hungry, but we could not feed him so these ladies carried him all over the pre-op area and one had a turkey puppet [decoration] and she made mason laugh. Now to all the nana’s and grandmas that work in this unit thank you so very much for just being you! God bless all of you! A huge thanks go out for all the prayers.
  10. Wednesday we are going up to Akron children’s hospital for a surgery for mason. He was born with a hypospadias is a disorder in which the male urethral opening is not located at the tip of the penis. Most commonly with hypospadias, the opening is located along the underside of the penis. <O:p></O:p> In the surgery they have to split his penis and create a completed tube. This terrifies me because he is only 6 months old and I worry about the anesthetic and how he will react to it not to mention just the thought of having your penis split like this. I hate this, but there is no other way so all I can do is pray. MY TRUST IS IN GOD! <O:p</O:p
  11. On my 1957 312 I have a Holley 4 barrel carburetor that was just rebuilt last year and works fantastic, but today I replaced the old fuel line with a new one and when I tightened the fitting that screws into the carburetor and receives the actual fuel line the adapter I will call it stripped the threads in the carburetor. There are enough threads to screw it in, but not enough to tighten it up. What can I do to fix this? I really don’t have the money to put into it, but it leaks like the titanic!<O:p</O:p <O:p</O:p
  12. It was the first show I took my Amblewagon to and I had so much fun. The food was excellent and the variety of cars was awesome. We might have a best unfinished this year and I sponsor the best custom paint trophy! <o:p></o:p>
  13. <O:p></O:p>It’s once again time for our lodge car show! Below is a link to out facebook promotion page for our 14th annual Steubenville F&AM lodge #45’s CAR SHOW! To be held at Aladdin Land in Winterville Ohio Registration is from 10am to 1pm and the show is 12pm to 4pm! This is always a huge event and we would like to invite you and the staff to come check it out! Like us on facebook at <O:p></O:p> https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/152713784852940/<O:p></O:p> Please share this with your friends and family and come out for the fun! I will update the page with a list of trophies and directions to the show. The show is right off state route 22 at the far west end of Winterville Ohio. I really hope to see some of the AACA folks there this year. Unfortunately the Amblewagon will not be there due to the gas tank issue. Yup I need a complete tank mine is shot. <O:p></O:p>