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Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
Bill Marlow #1378277 Thu Sep 24 2020 01:30 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,399
Shop Shark
Just got a call from downunder, Tim said to say g-day to all the his ODSS Mates!!!!
And have a good time at Winchester!!

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
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'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
Bill Marlow #1378278 Thu Sep 24 2020 01:33 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,446
Master Gabster
It is with a heavy heart, and with severely bruised self-worth that I must declare that I will not be making the journey to this Grand Event.
I have had fits with putting my rebuilt 235 back into Sweet Pea ('50 3100). I got everything buttoned up and drove it to break in the new rings. There was an odd noise in the front of the engine. The harmonic balancer was wobbling horribly. I removed it and the noise went away. I found a guy who had a nice eon out of a '57. The only difference was that the pulley was 3/8' larger in diameter. It turned out to be a significant problem with the aftermarket front mount oil shield. I removed the oil shield and cut out enough metal to clear the balancer pulley and drove it. It began to make a tinny metallic sound coming from the timing cover area. Upon further inspection, the seal was all jacked up.
I pulled the balancer and the seal came off with the it, and it was all torn up and the coil spring was missing. I looked at the balancer and saw that there was a significant chunk of metal messing from it at the keyway area. When I pressed it on with a balancer installation tool, I missed the key/keyway alignment by half the width of the key. This caused the chunk of metal to break off inside of the timing cover, but allowed the keyway to finally line up with the key. all during this fiasco, the HB installer was not all that difficult to turn.
So then, with a chunk of metal and a spring inside of the timing cover, I had to remove the cover. Guess what? I had to also remove the oil pan to get to those two timing cover bolts inside of it. The timing cover got mangled up too.
To add to my long string of misfortune, I bumped the radiator while rassling the heavy balancer into place. Now I need to take it to the radiator shop and hope that they can fix it.
With all of this happening, I still profess to be really good at taking stuff apart...
Drink some for me boys, I know that I really need to right about now.

Last edited by 52Carl; Thu Sep 24 2020 01:36 AM.
Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
Bill Marlow #1378286 Thu Sep 24 2020 02:21 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 440
Shop Shark
I’ll be arriving at, oh whatever tomorrow ohwell
See ya all! Safe travels!

Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
1953 3800
Pix in Photobucket
Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
52Carl #1378293 Thu Sep 24 2020 02:47 AM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 843
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52Carl, Wow, when it rains it pours. Sorry to here about your woes. Catastrophes always seem to happen when we are short on time. Now that I am retired, I try to take that out of the equation but sometimes it just can’t be avoided. Don’t beat yourself up too much, we have all been there, kicking ourselves in the a$$, wondering why the h€ll we did what we did. Time to sit back have a few, you’ll feel better about it in the morning.

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1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
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Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
Bill Marlow #1378320 Thu Sep 24 2020 12:37 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,026
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Carl, drive your DD, you won’t be the only one.🛠

'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)

"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
Justhorsenround #1378397 Fri Sep 25 2020 01:51 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,446
Master Gabster
Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
Carl, drive your DD, you won’t be the only one.🛠
This truck IS my daily driver. I guess I could take the bus up there... smile

Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
Bill Marlow #1378634 Sun Sep 27 2020 04:00 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 98
Shop Shark
It was great to meet some of y’all Saturday at the show. Thanks Pat for introducing me to the crew!

‘64 C-60

Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
Bill Marlow #1378669 Sun Sep 27 2020 03:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 131
Shop Shark
Nice trucks great fellowship,plenty of stories told, safe travels for long distance bolters,Pat

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Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
Bill Marlow #1378701 Sun Sep 27 2020 08:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,314
Camp Commandant
Seems like a blink of an eye and another Winchester tri-state truck show is over. Also means a good time was had by all. We missed all the folks that couldn’t make it, especially our president, Cosmo. The show was a huge success and almost a record-breaking number of trucks attending.
Good to see a lot of our old friends and meet some new folks to this year.
Let’s hope and pray all this virus stuff goes away soon and we can get together more often. I hope we are able to have a normal tri State in 2021 with everybody there.
I did not take many pictures so hopefully Joe and John got some good shots to share.

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1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE

1959 GMC 860

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)

1950 Chevrolet 3800

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: Tri-State Antique Truck Show
Bill Marlow #1378724 Mon Sep 28 2020 12:01 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 216
Shop Shark
It was a great show and my friends that were new to the show enjoyed every minute of it! We all made it back home Saturday (with luck on our side) I started the Camper this morning to put it back in my barn and I started hearing some strange noises under the hood. I found the new Serpentine belt shreded down to half of the original size because the smog pump pulley was seized up and the belt was just sliding through the grooves and getting slowly grinded away. We were lucky to make it back home. The new belt gave us all it had and stayed in place. Driving 33 year old campers does involve luck sometimes. Hopefully , I will find a way to bypass the smog pump pulley and use a smaller belt.
Thank you Pat for making the nice Cooley custom beer holders ! Thank you Don for the Stickers ! As always, it was great to get together with all of you fellows ! I look forward to our next gathering !


50 Chevy 3100
77 International Scout ll
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