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Wes Rinella

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  1. I have a 1929 Fargo with a DeSoto 6 cyl K engine. It would cost a lot to rebuild your engine today so that's a start. These cars are not high on the collectible car list so demand is limited. I should be worth $5K but sadly due to the high cost of restoring old cars and lower resale value it might bring $2K I'ts all about finding the guy who needs a engine but doesn't care that it will not be a numbers matching engine for his car. I would list it at what you feel you need to feel good about selling it for. Start on the high side and take offers. I will tell you that the Stromberg c
  2. Is there any life left in this old thread? I have a 1929 fargo with the same tranny. I have a throw out bearing rattle and before pulling it apart I'd like to find extra parts. My bearing moves vertically band an forth on the sleeve shown in prior posts. I assume the noise is caused by the slack moving between the forks on the petal assembly and the pressure plate. Is this normal or am I missing some type of spring? anybody who has parts please let me know. Thanks
  3. Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions. I've cleaned the system and ran it without a thermostat It overheated badly. When I put min a new Thermostat it ran cooler but still pushes out fluid more than it should. I like the baffle idea and will consider the water pump pressure. I noticed the lower radiator hose does not have a spring inside and it tends to collapse at the bend, more so after shutting off the engine. I replaced the hoses and installed a internal spring. Looks much better. I sent the carb out for repair so I won't know if that helped for a few weeks. Thanks again
  4. It is for sale. I'm just cleaning up a few things that bug me. I don't want to sell it until everything is right mechanically. I sent out the carb for rebuilding. sould be back soon. Like most people, I have a lot of money and time in it. Feel free to make me a offer. I will be listing it in a few weeks. I was planing on starting at $38. Mechanically everything has been rebuilt, lots of new wood. A California car all it's life car, never had any rust to repair. I am the second owner. Just tuned it up, new brake hoses, master and wheel cylinders. Cooling system hoses, thermostat oi
  5. The water pump is not leaking. Everything looks right. I can't think of a way for air to be entering the system other than the overflow tube itself. Timing it right by sound and feel. I've never timed it using the old mechanical method and there is no mark on the damper/pully. It dumps out 2 quarts if I drive it 10 miles of stop and go. I'm going to install a overflow tank and see if I can recover the coolant so it can suck back into the radiator as it cools. If that doesn't work I will pull the head and check/replace gaskets, hoses, and anything I can think of. Thanks for the
  6. I would sand it clean, wash it with denatured alcohol and use JB weld. I've had good luck with it if it's done right. One problem is that if the radiator is corroded in one spot, It could spring a leak later and ruin your day! But then, I worry a lot!
  7. Nice ride! Love the wire wheels. I had a 53 Skylark, boy do I miss it. Selling it was a big mistake!
  8. Thanks for the info. If I don't keep adding water it keeps draining until the engine temp goes up to 220+ and continues to push out water and gain heat. it will drop the coolant level well below the top of the fins and pushes out more water as the temp increases. I don't know what is happening first..overheating for some unknown reason or overheating due to water discharge while driving. I thought of adding a overflow tank but if the engine was designed to work without one I'm thinking something is wrong with the set up. I'd pull the head, check the gasket, but there's no water in the oil
  9. I have a 1929 Fargo with a Desoto K 6 cyl engine. The engine was completely rebuilt a long time ago. I have always experienced Radiator problems. When the engine warms up it runs at around 175 degrees. The radiator cap is holding tight but I get a 1/2 a pint or so running out the overflow tube when the engine is turned off. After a few short runs water/antifreeze exits the radiator via the tube inside the radiator when I stop. I am constantly needing to add water to the system daily after just a few runs. Question can I block off the tube so water stays in the radiator? The tube can be
  10. I have a 1929 Fargo with a Desoto K 6 cyl engine. The engine was completely rebuilt a long time ago. I have always experienced Radiator problems. When the engine warms up it runs at around 175 degrees. The radiator cap is holding tight but I get a 1/2 a pint or so running out the overflow tube when the engine is turned off. After a few short runs water/antifreeze exits the radiator via the tube inside the radiator when I stop. I am constantly needing to add water to the system daily after just a few runs. Question can I block off the tube so water stays in the radiator? The tube can be
  11. I promised myself that I would get the truck back together, work out all the bugs to make it reliable and safe before starting the assembly of another old car I had painted but is still not back together after two years. With the truck done I want to drive it a little before I sell it. I was hoping to get more input from members before listing it. It has been quite. I was thinking about E Bay. I sold a old MG TD with excellent results, but I notice not as many are cars listed there. Maybe the fees are too high. I guess I'll list it with Hemmings Motor News but may try Craigslist for loca
  12. Here are a few more photos of the Fargo as she sits. Sorry for the foggy lens on a few photos. Original car is a Stromberg U-1, which I have but they can be leakers, so I use a Carter XIP-FIT with adjustable main jet which works perfect.
  13. Hello, new to the forum I loaded two photos and got maxed out. I can send more or post more if I can get around the limit? The truck is for sale, I just haven't pulled the trigger. I've owned it so long it's like a body part. I've bought, restored and sold lots of cars, but having owned this one since I was 12......well it's like a part of me. Sadly I think it's time to get rid of a few things (projects) to free up some time and space. I would give it to my son but he has his hands full restoring a 190SL my father gave him a few years back. I will take some smaller photos and see if I c
  14. Hello, I have a 1929 Fargo truck that I have owned for over 55 years. I started restoring it when I was 12 years old. I recently refinished the truck and am getting it ready to, sadly sell. Over the years I have only put 600 miles on it and just finished refreshing the electrical, brakes and misc. In general working out the details for a new owner. Before I sell it I would like to get a few opinions as to how it came to be a pick up with a wooden cab and bed side panel style. It looks like it started life as a panel truck but the tailgate is unique. It looks like a El Camino of its tim
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