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1. RE: [oletrucks] Chevy Pump --> Mustang Rack (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 21:38:07 -0600
The GM power steering pump has too much pressure (if unmodified) for the Mustang II power rack and pinion steering. When I installed my TCI IFS with power steering, I had to shim the pressure relief
/html/oletrucks/2006-03/msg00001.html (8,901 bytes)

2. RE: [oletrucks] Insurance Rates for Trucks (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 20:09:37 -0600
Per your original message below, I recently did a similar investigation for insuring my '56 Chevy pickup. Thought the list members might be interested in what I found: Truck details: 1956 Chevy Step
/html/oletrucks/2006-02/msg00055.html (9,999 bytes)

3. [oletrucks] RE: Lowering your '56 stepside. (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 21:54:00 -0600
Responding to your questions below, my truck has a small block 283 V8 with a 2004R automatic. The next year after I did the leaf removal thing I switched to a Total Cost Involved independant front s
/html/oletrucks/2006-02/msg00068.html (9,256 bytes)

4. RE: [oletrucks] motor storage question (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 13:21:21 -0600
Tom: In reply to your question, how long since the motor and tranny ran last? If it's been awhile and you still can, I'd suggest changing the engine oil and filter and firing everything up until the
/html/oletrucks/2006-01/msg00072.html (8,563 bytes)

5. RE: [oletrucks] Check this out (GM Futureliner) (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:05:39 -0600
I gotta believe this is the same Futureliner Bill Moldenhauer and I visited back in October 2004 in Michigan (details are on the oletrucks website under the Member Only page). When Bill and I spent
/html/oletrucks/2006-01/msg00077.html (8,709 bytes)

6. Re: [oletrucks] Check this out (Barrett-Jackson Auction) (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:13:40 -0600
If you're so inclined, it would be neat for you to write-up your visit to the aution and post it to share. It's been a dream of mine to go to one of their auctions and I hope to go in the next coupl
/html/oletrucks/2006-01/msg00078.html (7,997 bytes)

7. RE: [oletrucks] Check this out (GM Futureliner) (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 11:37:50 -0600
Took a closer look at the Barrett-Jackson photos at their website and I agree, it's not the same one we looked at back in 2004. Giveaways were the manual transmission and the 400 Cu In 6 Cylinder (t
/html/oletrucks/2006-01/msg00087.html (8,129 bytes)

8. RE: [oletrucks] What to do with old straight axle? For Sale? (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 19:17:29 -0500
Two years ago I swapped my stright axle for an IFS. I advertised my front axle, springs, mounting hardware and power steering conversion on Wayne's website and sold it to another list member from Ch
/html/oletrucks/2005-09/msg00014.html (7,955 bytes)

9. Re: [oletrucks] Wayne's website and email address (for selling (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 10:03:00 -0500
Wayne's website address is : If you have parts to sell and want to send pictures to go along with your ad, email Wayne directly at: Carl Ham '56 Chev
/html/oletrucks/2005-09/msg00019.html (8,923 bytes)

10. RE: [oletrucks] 55 2nd hood fit problems (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 09:01:18 -0500
I had a similar problem recently on my '56. Discovered the problem was the firewall flexing where the hood hinges attach to it. It as more noticeable on the passenger side of the cab and after almos
/html/oletrucks/2005-09/msg00027.html (8,203 bytes)

11. RE: [oletrucks] 55 2nd series brake master cylinder replacement (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 08:19:55 -0500
In 2001 I bought a power brake conversion kit from Brothers for approx. $370. It included the power booster, dual chamber master cylinder and mounting brackets. It mounts under the floor in place of
/html/oletrucks/2005-09/msg00096.html (9,366 bytes)

12. [oletrucks] RE: Leaf Spring Removal to lower front stance. (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2005 20:49:58 -0500
To answer your message below, I intially removed the first and third leafs (first being the closest to the axle and shortest, then skipped a leaf and took the third out). After about two days of sit
/html/oletrucks/2005-08/msg00011.html (8,467 bytes)

13. RE: [oletrucks] home on a rollback (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 20:23:52 -0500
Sorry to hear of your engine problems. I agree with Lee's earlier message (pull the valve covers and check for bent push rods). Pop the distributor and make sure the gear is still solid on the shaft
/html/oletrucks/2005-08/msg00062.html (7,280 bytes)

14. RE: [oletrucks] Tools (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 20:18:56 -0500
You can buy the clutch-head drivers as sockets (1/4 inch drive from Snap-On). They generally work better than screwdrivers (you can get more torque with a racket or breaker bar for those rusted-in s
/html/oletrucks/2005-08/msg00084.html (8,220 bytes)

15. [oletrucks] Looking for List Member Bill Franklin (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 11:40:27 -0500
Got a phone call from Bill Franklin (Chicago area) while on vacation. Tried calling back at number left on message but no luck. Bill, if you're still out there on the list send me an email at the_ham
/html/oletrucks/2005-07/msg00084.html (6,763 bytes)

16. [oletrucks] Help! Need GM Clutch-Head Sockets Source (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 17:59:45 -0500
List Members: I'm preparing to do some body work on my Stepside pickup (removing/replacing one rear fender). There are 6 large 'clutch-head' screws holding the fenders on. I know many vendors sell cl
/html/oletrucks/2005-07/msg00105.html (7,301 bytes)

17. RE: [oletrucks] "Ole Black Water" (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 08:38:25 -0500
Your 'black water' mystery could be nothing more than condensation in the exhaust system. My truck does the same thing after it has been setting awhile or if I start it and run only a few minutes wi
/html/oletrucks/2005-06/msg00040.html (8,440 bytes)

18. RE: [oletrucks] Re: Article in Classic Trucks on "Dusty's Daily (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 21:32:15 -0500
Congrats on a finely written article and the completion of Dusty's truck! You did a great job of describing just what our hobby is all about and the fact that you and your son worked together is ici
/html/oletrucks/2005-04/msg00074.html (7,451 bytes)

19. RE: [oletrucks] Pictures from 3 different truck shows (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 19:58:36 -0600
Pee Wee: Thanks for the great pictures! Glad to see some great TF and AD trucks. Good to have you back on the list, keep taking those pictures, you're doing a great job!! Carl Ham '56 Chevy Stepside
/html/oletrucks/2005-02/msg00035.html (7,786 bytes)

20. [oletrucks] RE: 56 Chevy Pickup spring leaf removal (score: 1)
Author: "Carl & Becky Ham" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 08:16:54 -0600
Per your message below, when I first started removing leafs from the front springs, I removed the first and third leafs (the shortest being the first and the third up from the bottom). At first thin
/html/oletrucks/2005-02/msg00038.html (9,887 bytes)

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