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  1. In my experience, three prong flashers have one connection marked “ P” for panel, the dash indicator. Most of the time when you cross the wires nothing works or the indicator lights come on and stay on. I have a 70 CJ5 that if you cross ( it does not have a plug receptacle) the P with the +, it will flash rapidly. Only vehicle I ever saw do that.
  2. My blue handled dykes. The blue has been gone from handles for about 30 years. Found in rest area in early 70’s. Sharpest dykes ever. Can’t dull. Some kind of weird language country of origin stamping. Don’t know where they were made. Currently misplaced. Always show back up. Once misplaced for 3-4 years. Found in front bumper of van when changing radiator. That was a great day. I think I’ll go look for them some more.
  3. Looking at the picture closer, maybe that glove box isn’t original.
  4. I’ve owned a half a dozen of that body style GM trucks/ pickups. My Dad and Granddad had new and near new ones when I was growing up. That’s the first one I ever saw with a clock in it.
  5. I have rigged up some fittings and used a grease gun to close similar normally open pressure switches
  6. I maintained about 60 truck tires in my business until I retired at 78. Did all mounting, dismounting, and repair. All were 24.5 aluminum rims and a good quality 11:24:5 tire would usually break loose by dropping tire and wheel on the ground. Not so the low profile 11:24.5. They could be tough. I came up with an idea to fab a large C - clamp. Made it about 80% aluminum, made sure it pushed mostly on the bead area. Worked perfectly for years. Let air out while removing lug nuts. With tire standing up, put clamp on top of tire and run up with 1/2 drive air gun. May have to move cl
  7. I have a ‘93 and ’95 Chevy 1 ton van and 3/4 ton pickup. Also, ‘90 1/2 ton. What I like about these Chevy v8’s thru 1995, is that they’re TBI. I call it totally bulletproof injection. What I don’t like about these engines is they’re flat tappet. I run Mobile 1 synthetic high mileage oil and add 1 1/2 oz. of ZDDP per oil change. I figure this gets me to 1200-1300 ppm zinc/phosphorus. I lost a lobe on the 327 Chevy in my CJ5 about 10 years ago before I went to my current oil mixture.
  8. Friend of mine bought two almost identical 1974 or 1975 IHC pickups new and found out later that one of them had an AMC engine in it. Both V8’s. You couldn’t tell the engines apart by looking at them. My brother later bought the one with AMC engine off him. It was a 401 I think. Might check around AMC’s
  9. I drove a 1950 Chevy single axle tractor by myself starting 1954. My Dad had a trucking company, livestock, grain, oil and gas tankers. He had mostly Whites, GMCs IHCs, Macks, and this one little Chevy. The GMCs and Macks were diesel, the Whites had the 1000 ci+ Hall-Scott’s, the IHC’s had about a 450ci ( red diamond?) engine. The 50 Chevy had a new 261 insert bearing engine installed before wheat harvest in 1954 when the 235 babbitt blew up. The Chevy pulled a 36’ tandem trailer with either grain sides or livestock sides. It had a 5 speed overdrive ( then called a “wo
  10. I have 3 Colorado collector plates. They run me between $115-$130 each every 5 years. I’m sure next renewal will see price increase to provide services for our new California neighbors.
  11. Pull coil wire to make sure it’s not a timing issue? Once put two starters on a 49 Ford before finding distributor had advanced itself. I know, I know. Pardon the simple suggestion.
  12. All of them. In those days you left the keys in them in case someone needed to borrow the car. Also, locking and securing the house meant hooking the screen door.
  13. Ah yes. Reminiscent of the days when there was a ignition point file in the glove box to file the radio vibrator points and a well stocked tube tester cabinet could be found anywhere.
  14. Two of my older brothers were serving in Europe June 6, 1944. They were 19 and 21 years old. My oldest brother participated in the landing and was wounded two days later. He passed away in late 1950 from complications caused by wounds. He had bought brand new 1949 Kaiser Frazer that he taught me how to drive. I was about 10. I drove him around a lot towards the end ( very small town) because clutch became painful for him. That was a hard car to see out of and hard to aim the way the fenders and hood were shaped. My Mom wouldn’t drive it. I have both of their duffel bags with
  15. Having owned a 55 crown Vicky ( bought in ‘57), this one looks strange to me without fender skirts and the rear end jacked up. Appreciate the picture. I won’t go into the fact that mine came from the factory with the 292 police interceptor engine in it. It always start arguments.
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