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Roger Walling

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  1.  When mounting a spare tire, it is importaint to REMEMBER HOW TO REMOVE IT WHEN THE TRAILER IS FULLY LOADED.

     A friend mounted his in the front, and when he had a flat, he had to unload almost everthing in order to get at it.

     Some times you carry more than just a car.

     I have mine loaded in the front "A" frame of the trailer on one, and on the other trailer, it is mounted on the front wall outside.

     You could cover them if you like.

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  2.  I was driving my 56 F750 home from a car show and it quit due to a clogged fuel line. I use an electric fuel pump so after a few minutes it built up enough pressure to restart. I went about a mile and it died again.

     After a few times I thought it might be in the fuel selector valve for my spare tank so I rotated the valve several times in order to clear the blockage. It did not work. Then I got a brainstorm, (duu...) I switched to the spare tank and it worked perfectly. 

     (Sometimes you realize that you are not as smart as you think you are.)


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  3. "Quality manufacturers weld the cut & then plate both sides of the area making that spot probably the Strongest part of the frame!"


     I modified a trailer that has 6"channel iron main beams by installing  a beavertail .

     I notched the back 5' and welded it using fish plate for strength.

     I also installed curved  plates on the rear to reduce friction when scraping the bottom on steep driveways. 

     The beavertail allows me to carry shorter (and lighter) ramps to drive up on.



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  4.  I really hope that someone comes up with a solution to this problem.

     I have the same truck that has drove me crazy to the point that it is destined for the scrap yard.

     I suspect that it is the fuel pump but I am told that it is easier to remove the bed to get at the pump rather than dropping the tank.

     It has been too hot to even think about it lately.

     I think that once I get the bed off that I will sell that and junk the rest.

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  5. 1919 Vim Type S21 pictures and wallpaper
    1919 Vim Type S21 pictures and wallpaper
    1919 Vim Type S21 pictures and wallpaper
    1919 Vim Type S21 pictures and wallpaper


    1919 Vim Type S21

    1919 Vim Type S21 1919 Vim Type S21 1919 Vim Type S21
    1/2 Ton Truck
    The Vim half-ton truck was the product of a firm, the Touraine Company of Philadelphia, which found its touring cars difficult to sell. They assembled trucks from purchased parts including Northway engines from 1913 to 1915.


    The company became the Vim Motor Truck Company in 1915 and produced trucks until 1923. Sales were in excess of 13,000 trucks per year from 1915 to 1917, but dropped off rapidly after that. Vim built their own engines known as Philadelphia for a time. Post-War models used Continental and Hercules engines.
  6.  One way to eliminate the tape line is to overlap the tape on a sharp edge or high crown and fold back 1/2 of the tape.

     That will make an air dam and not to much paint will get in there. Then lightly buff the line.

  7. 1 hour ago, George Cole said:

      I like the idea of painting edges and undersides, assembling, and then sending the assembled car out for final paint.  

     If you do this, the paint will not "wrap" around the fender but will stop at the fender welting and could start to peel back. The fender welting area will not rust but peeling still could occur.


     On newer vehicles, we place a very small cord under the windshield rubber to lift it off of the surface to allow the paint to go under the rubber.

  8.  When I repaint a car as described in your question, I prime all the parts and car individually. 

     Then I try to hang all the parts and paint them at the same time as the car. That way they are all the same color as texture, temp, humidity, and lighting all influence the final color.

     The second reason is because masking is never perfect and shows signs of a repaint. Also the areas at the fastening points are well protected by paint.


     ALSO,  Take note that you can never leave an edge of the new paints stand alone to the weather (not under something like a seam or fender welting) Because it will start to peel back from the edge.

     That is why you MUST remove all chrome and get the paint under it.



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  9.  As a body shop owner, knowing all the things that can. (and do) go wrong, sent it to Maco. 

     An inexperienced painter can make a 1 hour job, last 3 days of 8 hours, and then get a $#!^y job.

     Save your health, patience and money, send it out!

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  10.  In Ma. 

    Regular reg. $60, renewal $60.

    Vanity   $30 plate $20  Renewal $80.

    YOM $30 Plate$20 Renewal $50.

    Yearly insp. $35.

    Yearly excise tax $25/$1000, based on cost when new, decreasing for 5 years to 10%. Min tax is $5.


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