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  1. Big Bad Dad

    Pinholes keep showing up in ONE tire on my truck... WTF?

    Hey guys, this is on my daily beater Ford Ranger, but I could use some help. I have a weird issue with the left front tire on my Ranger. It was low, so I checked and found a leak with soapy water. The leak was from deep within the tread, and we could hardly see it. I paid my tire guy to plug it...
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    What is the OEM width of 14" Road Wheels? (The ones with trim rings)

    I put a set of new BFG tires on a nice set of the later style Road wheels on my 1967 R/T about 20 years ago. Now I am getting close to replacing the tires. I have been thinking my wheels are 14x6s. But, I have been reading that the original Mopar wheels are 14x5-1/2. Before I dismount the old...
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    New gas tank sucked in. "Vented" cap? Hmmm... help!

    I put a new stainless tank in my 64 Fury. I noticed back in the summer, when it was hot and I pulled the gas cap off, I got a pressure release. Today, it has been cold. I pulled the cap off, and heard the tank pop out like a tin can and got a big suck inward. I am hoping the top of the tank...
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    Anybody use an Ultrasonic cleaner for rebuilding carburetors?

    I am working on salvaging the original Carter AFB for my Coronet. I had let the car set too long with ethanol fuel, and ended up with a rusty tank. That transmitted the rust and crude to the carburetor. It got to running really badly, so now am fixing things up and replacing the fuel tank. I am...
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    What is best grease for wheel bearings? Recommendations, please.

    After years of red grease turning to liquid and leaking out of the gun in my tool box, I switched to Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty "green" grease. Good stuff, and good online reviews. So I have been using it for a couple of years, including the wheel bearings in my car trailer and the wheel bearings and...
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    Another bad electric car fire...

    Total meltdown Battery Fire Turns Electric Vehicle into Unrecognizable Mess in South Dakota
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    67 B Body, New fuel filler elbow leak.. seepage thru it?

    About a year or so ago, I found fuel on the floor under the rear of my 67 Coronet. The original fuel filler elbow had deteriorated and was leaking badly. It was so rotten, I could just about tear it off of the car by hand. I had a repro elbow that I had gotten several years ago, but had never...
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    1963 Plymouth Fury Fender Emblems

    63 Fury front fender scripts that I cut out of the fenders of a car I scrapped MANY years ago. I just cut the whole sections out. They are not perfect, but do seem to be in really good shape. $50 plus shipping. Located in Fincastle, Va. zip 24090...
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    FOR SALE 64 Sport Fury Wheel Covers

    I have seven of these hanging on the wall of my garage. $100 for all 7 (plus shipping costs) Location is Fincastle, Va. zip 24090 PM> BigBadDad
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    FOR SALE 63 Plymouth dash speaker grille

    From a 63 Savoy. I think it fits 62 and 63 model cars without the padded dash. $50 plus cost of shipping. Located in Fincastle, Va. 24090 zip code Big Bad Dad
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    FOR SALE Early B Body Short Arm Rests Blue/Green color

    I think these could be called teal color? I bought these many years ago for a 63 Plymouth project that was never finished. I believe they also fit 1962 cars, but not sure. They are about 9" long. Two are in good shape. Two are more faded, and one is busted open as shown in the pictures. Take all...
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    FOR SALE Five-14x5 Steel wheels for 67 and earlier larger dog dish caps

    I have five 14"x5" Mopar steel wheels. They have the larger hub cap circle. A couple are pretty decent, and a couple are pretty rusty. $25 for all five. But need to arrange pick up. Located in Fincastle, Virginia 24090. (Shipping would be probably expensive and time consuming... I am just...
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    Best 14" tires? Cooper, Mastercraft, BFG, General, or???

    Hey guys, both of my Mopars have been mostly setting for the last several years while life kept me busy. Now that I have retired, I want to take them out to drive more often. Both have low mileage tires that look to be perfect, but are 18 and 19 years old. The 67 Coronet currently has 14x6 road...
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    Disc Conversion Rotors Interfere w/ Old Original Magnum 500s... Redneck Engineering Required

    I converted my 64 Fury to front disc brakes using the kit from Doctor Diff that allows retaining 14" wheels. I have old Magnum 500s with the 3 prong center cap, and like the look on my car. Had a problem when installing the front wheels. The hub of the new rotor is not tapered down, and has a...
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    I got snakes in my Mopar!

    I have been working on my 64 Fury brake conversion this summer when I have time. My 67 Coronet has been sitting under a car cover in the garage since I last drove it in late May. Anyway, I pulled the cover off today with intentions of charging the battery and getting it out to clean up. Uh...
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    My Tesla battery is dead. I'm locked out, and can't even sell the car! What can I do?????

    This story is a bit funny. The battery is dead, so the car basically becomes an unmovable object that can't be gotten into? REALLY? So a Tesla cannot be "assisted" with jumper cables? And it's impossible to even get into the car... I guess the glass is un-breakable in an emergency? (I guess it...
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    Question about weird toilet flapper issue.

    Hey guys, this ain't MOPAR related, but any Plumbers here? I thought maybe somebody on here with experience can help figure this out. I replaced a leaking flapper about a month ago. The toilet is a spare bathroom and only gets flushed a few times a week. The replacement flapper is a red...
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    I cut open my air compressor... Take a look!

    I watched a series of YouTube videos starting with this one: It got me to thinking about my old air compressor in my shop. I got it several years ago. It was well used, and I didn't know anything about it's history. It has served me well for my purposes which is mainly airing up tires...
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    Your recommendation for best valve cover gaskets. I got a leaker....

    What have you guys found to be the best valve cover gasket for use with stock, stamped steel, big block Mopar valve covers? I have had a couple sets on the 361 in my 64 Fury, and still get leaks. I do have the hi rise "magnum" style exh manifolds, which probably push some heat over to the...
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    Converting early taper axles/hubs to use later removable brake drums and all RH lug studs.

    Hey guys, I am seeing posts about changing rear ends on early B bodies with the old style taper axles. I considered making that change, but, since nothing is really wrong with my original rear end, I didn't want to go through the work and expense to do it. However, I am in process of a front...
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