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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    I hope your hip is feeling better soon! Everyone needs to take a day off once and awhile.
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Well, a Navy shipmate of mine Tom Johnson (an outstanding mechanic) had put a Ford 289 in a 1949 Dodge pickup, so I knew a 302 would fit in my 1952. The little Ford has a lot of swapping advantages. The front sump oil pan clears my straight axle with ease. The exhaust manifolds and starter clear...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Hi old friends! I've been off the site for a while. I've been neglecting all things Deuce for the last six months. I've been putting countless hours into finishing the wiring and drive line on my 1952 Dodge half ton (Major Motion) with a 302 Ford engine build/swap. I drove him on the road for...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Glad to hear you're out in WY now! Good news about the tractor too! Keep us informed about developments out there. When I had my Deuce transported by an owner operator with a single drop flatbed from Idaho to NJ back in 2012 it cost me $2,500. The guy cut me a break as he was hauling tank...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Hi Tim! Yeah, I'll have to take a front shot. I should have the fenders and nose back on this Summer I hope. Meanwhile, here is a grainy picture of the 302 Ford I built and swapped in. It has a General Kinetics 262/272 camshaft. Forged aluminum pistons. Semi-roller rockers. Melling oil pump. Hei...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    I fully understand. I do the same minus the farming and the fact that I substitute crumbling asphalt for gravel. I hope you can achieve a pole barn or something in the near future!
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Two very fine looking trucks you have there!
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Hi guys! You can blame me for the cold weather. I took my winter front off and unplugged Brutus' block heater last week. I haven't been working on Brutus, because I'm starting to fabricate a steel flatbed for my 1952 Dodge truck "Major Motion". Next, I have to run new fuel and brake lines so I...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Good job on your post and pictures Dieselfitter!!!
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    I know what you mean about feeling pressure on both sides of the stuck wiper motor. There is a valve plate on the end of the motors which has a bunch of small orifices that can possibly get plugged. What I think is, that when one motor gets locked, it's because both motors are in a position...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Well...this is what I've been using. It contains cetane boost, Slick 50 injector lube, and anti-gel. I just noticed it's on the Motortrend top 5 list. It's also endorsed by Cummins. It's probably expensive, but I can treat about 6 or 7 tank fills (given that I never let the tank go below 1/4...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Best Diesel Fuel Additives (motortrend.com) You are correct on several points Bulletpalooza. I stand corrected. Thank you. I did some research after I read your post concerning low-sulpher content diesel fuel. It not only doesn't lubricate well, but it also attracts water which can lead to rust...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Hello Bulletpaluza. Nice Picture. I had to replace my coolant manifold hoses too. It's not too bad a job. My biggest fear was snapping a stud off in the head. It didn't happen thank goodness. I did put anti-seize on the threads when I put it back together. I also put a thin coating of Perma-Tex...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Dieselfitter, I really enjoy your posts! I installed a Woltech alternator on Brutus. Alternators are much more reliable than generators because generators have spring loaded carbon/copper brushes that transfer the current from the spinning rotor. The brushes can be a problem as they wear/crack...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Not much to say, but after getting jerked around twice and treated like a leper by the repair shop I use to do the yearly inspection on Brutus, I finally decided to try Pocono Peterbilt. Not only did Pocono Peterbilt inspect Brutus, but everyone there was nice as hell to me too. Turns out the...
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