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Re: Howard Knapp is running [Re: mikec4193] #1157903 Fri Apr 01 2016 03:51 AM
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1953 panel Offline
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Mike, I spent double what you did and took 5 years. I work on it when I want to, not to get it done immediately. I really enjoy driving it, even if not everything works perfectly. I'm wishing the best for you.

Re: Howard Knapp is running [Re: mikec4193] #1157908 Fri Apr 01 2016 05:08 AM
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Rich'sToys Offline
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Ditto what the others said. Sit on it a while and think it through. Don't make any snap decisions that you may regret later.
It's supposed to be a hobby. Keep it fun.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

One of the biggest problems facing the world today is apathy. But who cares?






Re: Howard Knapp is running [Re: mikec4193] #1157949 Fri Apr 01 2016 04:33 PM
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Cosmo Offline
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Over $8000.00 bucks into a vehicle and no way to get it all back...darn....I do feel stupid now....should have put that money into the stock market...

MikeC

C'mon man, did you really think you were going to get your money back on one of these?

I may be way off (I often am) but I've heard no joy only pain and 'Woe is me' in all of your posts.

Sell it now and take up another hobby, this is not for you.

Just one opinion.

PS, this is not an April Fools post.


Last edited by Cosmo; Fri Apr 01 2016 04:37 PM. Reason: added PS

Cosmo

"...my good horse Rozinante ('49 Chevy Half Ton), mine eternal and inseparable companion in all my journeys and courses." ...Don Quixote, Cervantes

"If you come to a fork in the road, take it."...Yogi Berra
Re: Howard Knapp is running [Re: mikec4193] #1157958 Fri Apr 01 2016 05:14 PM
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Peggy M Offline
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Our '49 1.5-ton was way more than that and was over 10 years. Only had the bed to go ... but by then we had two '49s, and several other trucks on the farm. Even then, we went back and forth about letting it go. This was John's first frame-off restoration. Finally, just went with the sensible thing. We could use the "hobby money" and the "time you don't really have" for keeping the '49 1-ton going, plus other toys and what not for the farm. No regrets - ended up with a cool OLD backhoe, that has been quite useful - and takes up time and money, too.

Don't feel bad whichever way you go -- just think about the pros and cons. We've had a lot of stories come in here where people get away from the "hobby" for a few years and then just have to get back into it again.

Peg

Re: Howard Knapp is running [Re: Achipmunk] #1158487 Mon Apr 04 2016 11:46 PM
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mikec4193 Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Achipmunk
8500..is that all? Gosh, your doing good Mike. I won't even say how much I've put into a couple of mine before I ever got to start the engine! But boy, once I heard them run it was all over but the shouting.

...but I do understand where your coming from. I think we all been there a time or two. Just don't make any "snap" decisions.


Waterpump is piddling like a leaking water faucet....NAPA had nothing...Advance Auto didn't have one...finally found one on Rock Auto...thought I had it done...darn it...had to package up my old water-pump and ship it on my nickel to Cardone Industries in Texas ($18.00 shipping fee)....should be there in a week or so...then 5-7 days to get it rebuilt...then they ship back...so looks like another 3 weeks before it will run again....

No snap decisions....wish I could drive it work and make money with it...

MikeC

Last edited by mikec4193; Mon Apr 04 2016 11:50 PM.

1948 Chevy 1-Ton (sold Nov 2017)
1953 Chevy 1-Ton (sold 10/1/2016)
Howard Knapp
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Re: Howard Knapp is running [Re: mikec4193] #1158500 Tue Apr 05 2016 12:49 AM
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Achipmunk Offline
Extreme Gabster
Just bought a water pump, 3/8" pulley for a 53 235 at O'Riellys for $47. Had it the next day....why I even needed to buy one would make a nice "Howard Knapp" story! So lets just say your not in the boat alone. LOL
But we will conquer. You are closer than you, or me, think we are. We're survivors!


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
waterpump is in the house [Re: Achipmunk] #1161674 Fri Apr 22 2016 12:45 AM
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mikec4193 Offline OP
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hi Stovebolters

A white box from Cardone Industries showed up on my back door step 3 days ago...

see part number here

went to mount up the old front pulley and they swapped out the front hub on my old waterpump...the hole on my pulley measured .851 dia...the new hub o.d. measured .980 dia....hmmmm....I found a hole opening tool and went to work...

new front hub shown here...

pump was supposed to come with a gasket and it did...kinda looks a little home made to me...

shown here

Jim Carter truck parts got a call....then my credit card got hacked right after I sent in my order...I let them know about it...

Half of the parts came in...so I put the parts that came in on the truck...master cylinder hole rubber...and these door panels too...

door panel end view

blurry but you get the idea...

Got a new glove box also...no picture tho...I think the spacers for the door panels are back ordered...some other parts I am waiting for too...

until the next time...

MikeC


1948 Chevy 1-Ton (sold Nov 2017)
1953 Chevy 1-Ton (sold 10/1/2016)
Howard Knapp
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: waterpump is in the house [Re: mikec4193] #1161766 Fri Apr 22 2016 03:58 PM
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just-a-hacker Offline
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i just love this thread.....



just-a-hacker


'49 3100 before '99
runs and drives [Re: just-a-hacker] #1162633 Thu Apr 28 2016 12:33 AM
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mikec4193 Offline OP
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put some gas in it...pulled the choke out a little...fiddled with the throttle cable too...

RRRRRRRR....vroom vroom vroom...

didnt even know where reverse gear was....did figure it out...4 speed on the floor...have had one of those since the early 1980's...

Rear axle is leaking from the axle tube.....it was free...I welded on it 2 weeks ago...guess I didnt weld it good enough...

Scratching head on this one....

Drivers door wont shut except from the outside...(all new hinges and Altman latches too).....hmmmmm

Scratching chin on that one

side view

3/4 view

next comes the quote from Geico and then we try and drive it on the highways and byways of upstate NY...

MikeC


1948 Chevy 1-Ton (sold Nov 2017)
1953 Chevy 1-Ton (sold 10/1/2016)
Howard Knapp
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: runs and drives [Re: mikec4193] #1162677 Thu Apr 28 2016 04:04 AM
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Achipmunk Offline
Extreme Gabster
Whoaaaa, congratulations. All I can say is Awesome! Never doubted you for a moment. I think the entire stovebolt community is on your side. Waaaaaay to go.

...now for the road test.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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