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Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 01-22-2022, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Neto
Sharpening bits for me has always been a bit hit...

Sharpening bits for me has always been a bit hit & miss. But now my eyesight is so poor that I'm a lost cause on the small ones for sure.
Forum: Builds! 01-21-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 461,149
Posted By Neto
After I got the pins out (drilled them out, as I...

After I got the pins out (drilled them out, as I could not get them to budge) I drilled out the hole in the tongue by working my way up little by little, like 1/16" at a pass. (Figured I could keep...
Forum: Builds! 01-21-2022, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Neto
There are a few (at least) members here who are...

There are a few (at least) members here who are also on the P15-D24 forum, but I don't know if you're a member there, and if so, if you've posted your questions there. (It started as "strictly"...
Forum: Builds! 01-15-2022, 09:23 PM
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Posted By Neto
I didn't realize any MoPars were built that way. ...

I didn't realize any MoPars were built that way. I wondered, because I thought I could see a bit of the serrations on your picture 0-2.jpg, just below where the head broke off. (The one of the pin...
Forum: Builds! 01-15-2022, 06:34 PM
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Views: 461,149
Posted By Neto
Not sure I'm understanding the last part here. ...

Not sure I'm understanding the last part here. By "heavy strap part", do you mean the "tongue" (the part that fastens to the door), or the "hinge frame" (the part that fastens into the A pillar)? ...
Forum: Electrical... Talk & Q&A! 01-14-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By Neto
I found a big section of a tail light 'lens' (one...

I found a big section of a tail light 'lens' (one of those that goes clear across the back of the vehicle) along the side of the road, and naturally, I stopped to pick it up.... (Drives my wife...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 12-25-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By Neto
Merry Christmas to everyone. Raining here in...

Merry Christmas to everyone. Raining here in Ohio today, no white Christmas. (Cannot go to the pool, either. That's what we often did while we lived in Brazil, unless it was pouring rain. Rainy...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 12-08-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By Neto
I wish I had pictures of some of the vehicles we...

I wish I had pictures of some of the vehicles we saw down in Brazil. Like one of those mini-pickups, I think it was called the Ford Pampa down there, where the frame was so broken down the whole...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 12-07-2021, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Neto
Like when the "Jaws of Life" become the "Jaws of...

Like when the "Jaws of Life" become the "Jaws of Electrocution".
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 12-02-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Neto
We didn't have mice where we lived in Brazil -...

We didn't have mice where we lived in Brazil - just rats. There was one that was living under the kitchen cabinet, and the trap would always be tripped that we put right in front of the hole. I had...
Forum: Builds! 11-14-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 461,149
Posted By Neto
Thanks much for the info. Could be the Dodge...

Thanks much for the info. Could be the Dodge pins were larger than the Plymouth pins, or maybe the 49s were larger than the previous model run. Or maybe they were originally 5/16 or 11/32, and...
Forum: Builds! 11-14-2021, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Neto
Of the 6 hinges (not counting the upper two on...

Of the 6 hinges (not counting the upper two on the rear doors, which are external) on my 46 Plymouth, I was only able to press out 2 of them. The others were all twisted off just below the knurled...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-06-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 93,795
Posted By Neto
Of course there was the "hidden cost" of the time...

Of course there was the "hidden cost" of the time & gasoline to drive the 30 plus miles.... (But we don't want to think about that part. :cool:)
I already had a drum puller for the MoPar rear drums...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-05-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 93,795
Posted By Neto
tools - auction lot

Not a garage, just something more to put in it....

Picked up this lot in an auction yesterday - $2.00 (plus tax). Two chain breakers, a small pulley puller, and the large puller, which was why I...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-04-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,256
Posted By Neto
Living in the middle of the largest Amish...

Living in the middle of the largest Amish community in the US (& world), and with the e-bikes as popular as they are, I have nearly stepped out right in front of electric bikes coming up behind me...
Forum: Builds! 10-28-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3,308
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Posted By Neto
Had my right arm in a sling for awhile once while...

Had my right arm in a sling for awhile once while we lived in Brazil - LHD car with floor shift. Hold the wheel with my knee, reach across & shift w/ the left hand.
Forum: Builds! 09-18-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 461,149
Posted By Neto
Thanks, I remember now that you mentioned that in...

Thanks, I remember now that you mentioned that in the past, but had forgotten.
Forum: Builds! 09-18-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 461,149
Posted By Neto
Just curious where you get your body-mount rubber...

Just curious where you get your body-mount rubber biscuits. I've read a fair bit (on another forum) about the difficulty of finding quality rubber parts that don't go bad in just a few years. (I...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 09-05-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By Neto
I would have one already at our future residence...

I would have one already at our future residence if my father-in-law didn't frown on them even stuck back in the woods. (Later this month it will be 1 year since he passed away, at 99 years of age,...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 09-05-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By Neto
I would close the holes, whether by welding or...

I would close the holes, whether by welding or some other method, but a separate roof would really help reduce the heat level in there. But you cannot beat one of these for security.

My grandpa...
Forum: Builds! 09-04-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 461,149
Posted By Neto
Why couldn't we have all done this when we were...

Why couldn't we have all done this when we were young?!?

Reminds me of what a lawn care guy told me about his son.

First, I set him off by asking what kind of poison he was spraying on our...
Forum: Builds! 08-23-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,308
Views: 461,149
Posted By Neto
I don't know about these later models (and also...

I don't know about these later models (and also Dodge, not Plymouth), but some have a support on the back of the radio to the firewall. (Those old radios are heavy beasts!)
The only other thing I...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-28-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,456
Posted By Neto
If you were in a low humidity area, the old...

If you were in a low humidity area, the old "swamp coolers" work pretty well. Used to be a thing to hang wet sheets in the windows, out in western Oklahoma, where my grandparents lived.

When we...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-27-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Neto
I usually avoid using ether (just use one of...

I usually avoid using ether (just use one of those little printer ink bottles with the steel nozzle to spray in a bit of gasoline), but I did also try the ether, but it still won't run.

I just...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-27-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Neto
No, didn't replace the spark plug yet, but I can...

No, didn't replace the spark plug yet, but I can see the spark jump the gap.
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