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Re: [oletrucks] 49 test drive

To: "Brad Newman" <bkn6@airmail.net>, "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 49 test drive
From: "Mark Self" <markself@discover.net>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 10:59:12 -0700
    When my dad used to drive my truck, 40 yrs. ago, it did the same thing.
He had it fixed by a man who said that he undercut the gears.  He claimed
that it kept the gears more tightly engaged.  It must not be to big of a
deal, as I think the man did the work for something like $40.  Whatever was
done, it fixed the problem.

Mark Self
Redlands, CA
'55 1st 5-window 3100
"Sentimental Journey"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Newman" <bkn6@airmail.net>
To: "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2000 7:47 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] 49 test drive

> First, if anyone has been trying to reach me, my computer crashed the
> last week of January and I am just now getting back up and running. If
> you need or needed me, please contact me off list.
> Second, and most important, is that after 2 years and one month, my 49
> is back on the road! Road tests started off slow, with drives around the
> neighborhood, and have progressively gotten farther out, including a 168
> mile round trip yesterday afternoon! Since the time changed, I have
> taken off early every day this week and put it through its paces, and in
> a weeks time have put a little over 500 miles on it with only a couple
> of glitches (see below).
> The truck is stock except for Patricks 3.55 rear, PVC wiring, an upgrade
> to 12 volts, and a set of Firestone LT215 85R16's (they look very close
> to stock). I can tell already that I will be upgrading to front disc
> brakes (6 lug), a dual M/C, and probably a sway bar and steering
> stabilizer, but other than that I am VERY happy with what I ended up
> with (I had never driven an AD until now).
> Anyway, after this weeks activities, I was wondering if anyone could
> help with the following:
> 1) The truck has overheated 3 times ....................... not a steam
> spewing overheat, but a loss of fluid overheat. I seem to be loosing a
> LOT of water through the run off hose by the cap. I fill it up and it
> will last for a while, then do it again (stock, re-cored radiator, new
> water pump and thermostat). Any ideas?
> 2) At least once per trip, the tranny (stock, 3 on the tree) will jump
> out of gear. I remember seeing something about this on the list but cant
> remember what causes it or how to fix it.
> 3) As stated earlier, I am interested in a sway bar and a steering
> stabilizer. I have seen these in the parts catalogs, but have never
> talked to anyone who has used them. Any feedback?
> I apologize for rambling on, but at the moment I cant seem to contain
> myself. I'm sure that before I'm finished (still have the bed to go), I
> will again be asking the list for help. I would like to sincerely thank
> each and every one of you who either knowingly or unknowingly, directly
> or indirectly contributed to the success this project, and would like to
> say that I never could have done it without all of ya'lls help. Thank
> you all very, very much.
> Brad Newman
> Coppell, Texas
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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