Roger Walling

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  1. Get it running, ditch the wood wheels( ☠️) and drive it!😊
  2. When I was 15, I bought a car and to get it home (only 2 blocks away) my father would not let me start it, but he followed me with his car when I pushed it with a few friends. Probably illegal, but also probable amusing to any police that may have seen it.
  3. mike6024 , Re. your pic., I would be more afraid of falling off of the mountain than the car falling on op of me! 😵
  4. I also try and knock the car off of the jack stands for safety. I also have a carpet on the floor which makes for comfortable working.
  5. I have never heard that you had to prove ownership of cargo on a truck when crossing state lines.
  6. I always thought that greasing the springs was a good idea, but I was told that sand would be attracted and would cause wear to the springs. I guess you are in trouble if you do, or don't.
  7. I like the way you cut the slot in the angle iron. There was no way to weld the key to the shaft.
  8. FYI, A tow dolly (for placing one axle of a car on the dolly) does not have to be registered if there is no car on it. If there is a car on it, the car must be registered. This in not to say that you will not be stopped by a policeman that does not know the law, thinking that it is a trailer. By law, it is not a trailer.
  9. I received this PM today. It looks like a scam. "Hello My name is mahdi I have physical disabilities . I'm going to buy a 1978 buick skylark 4 door.. but there is a problem with the car - a problem with the engine - There are problems with the electrician - I'm looking for a guide to repair the engine and wiring diagram. Do you have a pdf sevice repair manual for download? Could you help me?"
  10. I am pretty sure that you can get "non driven" insurance from some top companies. I was offered a stated value policy on my old time dragster a while ago.
  11. Sanding will not remove the rust from the pits. The paint WILL have a problem 3 or 4 years down the road. I have sandblasted rust (very carefully) and that worked out well. On parts that can be removed, a dip for 3 or 4 weeks in Molasses and water will remove every single bit of rust and give you a perfect metal to paint.
  12. I would never cover a car out doors. The wind will cause chafing on the paint.
  13. I have found two 9/16"-5/8" box wrenches on 46 Fords. Both were on the same bolt on the rt side lower radiator in a place that is very hard to reach.
  14. They are not parked, they are only admiring my car!
  15. When I park in a shopping mall, I always park as far away as I can and take up 4 parking spaces in the very end row in an empty area. I have has people park near me when I do. Not crowding, but in the next space. Never had any problems.
  16. I never lock any of my cars for the above reason.
  17. I have taken out two tanks that have been sealed on the inside. Both of them had soft and broken particles and one had plugged the fuel line up solid. I would never try to clean one up and seal it, better to buy a new one.
  18. The best way to mount it is to place it on two pieces of wood (2 x 3's) on the frame and use 4 large U bolts that go around the frame. Blocks of wood in the frame web at the U bolts prevent the frame from deforming. The wood allows for frame flex.
  19. I have a 56 Ford F750 fire truck that had a 302 Y block in it with overdrive. I installed a Ford 460 out of a E350 camper with an auto trans. Older campers are very inexpensive to buy and many have very low milage. I even got mine for free as the unit had extensive water damage due to a leaking roof. Plenty of power, my only regret is that I did not use an overdrive trans.
  20. Thank you to everybody that commented. My trips would be short <30mi.. The Chrysler has been completely rebuilt inc the rear of the frame, new radiator etc. I will take your advice. I was hoping to get an legal opinion but it seems that that has not been addressed by the law. Only newer vehicles with stated weight restrictions attached to the vehicle by the manufacturer.
  21. The tow vehicle is the 55 Chrysler. I would like to tow a 2000 lb. trailer (6000 lb. max total weight)with a 57 Chevy on it.
  22. I have a 55 Chrysler (4500lbs) and I wonder how you would figure out how much you could safely tow with a trailer. I can't find anything specific but I did read that you should never tow a trailer that weighs more than the towing vehicle. But this seems to be contrary when using a truck? Of course I would be using trailer brakes. Does anyone have a concrete rule to go by?
  23. I had bought a 32 Hupmobile in 1957 and the one thing that I noticed was that all the lights had a long ground wire going back to a common ground. I never seen another car with that feature.
  24. Autos already contain encapsulated glass. Doing a windshield that bolts in would be no problem.
  25. Khow47 , The door that I have is different from yours,