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About DavidAU

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  • Birthday 07/18/1944

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    Vintage and Brass cars, High performance classic cars

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  1. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    The letter applied to all Rolls Royce's as there is virtually no difference in the engines and apart from the left hand drive motors which were the same but cast in the opposite hand, I believe the American export engines are exactly the same specification. The major difference between the Continentals and the standard saloons is in the chassis, suspension, steering box angle and the light weight bodies on the Continentals. This lighter weight and lower profile bodies allowed the Continentals to achieve higher speeds and also transverse rougher roads at speed with less drama. The letter apparently was issued after Mr Hitler started building the German autobahns and cars were able to travel at high speed for long distances.
  2. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    With reference to the discussion about Rolls Royce speeds I thought you may be interested in the information letter issued by Roll Royce in the 1930's and re published in the book the Rolls Royce Phantom 11 Continental by Raymond Gentile. You will note that the letter talks about CONTINUOUS high speed. A Phantom 11 with an 11 - 41 diff ratio and 700 - 20 tyres would only be turning 1900 rpm at 50 mph and 2675 rpm at 70 mph. They may have white metal bearings but after all, they are a Rolls Royce and are designed with perfection in mind. The only reason I could see to add an overdrive to these cars is to improve the fuel economy. .
  3. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Beautiful car
  4. 1938 Chev Master Brake Conversion

    This is what their add says. Try them out. . All of our kits are available in multiple configurations; let us know what you want and we will make it happen for you http://www.classicdiscbrakes.com/28-54-Chevrolet-Full-Size_c50.htm
  5. I have the Aussie version of the Direct Lift (same hoist, different name) for about 5 years and use it constantly with no problems . It would be about the best tool I ever bought and I can tell you once you have one you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
  6. Adding dual exhaust to a '36 Ford

    Ask on the Fordbarn early V8 site as I'm sure someone there will know where you can buy a full set of pre-bent pipes and mufflers to fit your car and then have your local muffler shop fit them for you. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=4 and congratulations for doing it for your Dad
  7. Lycoming 8-105 Engine Tick Under Load Only

    Could be a spark plug / lead /distributer breaking down under load. This will cause the lose of power and in some cases can cause engine noise as well.
  8. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    I know it's not American but my English 1931 PII Continental was built with "All Fittings to be Stay Bright" according to the build sheet. This included the radiator and the wheels however the service sheets revel that it was returned to the factory after about 12 months and the wheels were replaced with standard Dunlop wire wheels. The research that I have done on this seems to show that they had problems with the wheels cracking and most, if not all were recalled.
  9. Not to be critical, its a great looking car. I've got one myself and I love it but if you want it to be authentic it shouldn't have wood graining on the dash. All 40 Deluxe dashes were painted Monaida Maroon and Rose Sand Metallic
  10. Big Brother is watching

    I don't know where you live Stude17 but nearly every pre 1960's suburb in this country has hundreds / thousands of houses with asbestos sheeting on the roofs and a percentage of those have internal sheeting as well. Probably more asbestos in one suburb than 10,000,000 cars. I haven't seen anyone walking around or driving with a mask on when they are in these areas. Do you? You might say that encapsulated in cement the fibres in this sheeting are pretty inert but every time the wind blows, a little multiplied by 10000 fibres gets spread around the neighbourhood. The extreme measures that Border force are taking are nothing but an exercise in a show of power. Unfortunately what it does mean is that no one outside Australia will be bringing any cars in for International rallies etc. They could not afford the risk that some jumped up official will want to chop the wiring loom out of their $2,000,000 car on the off chance it has asbestos in it. It also means that no Australians will be taking their cars overseas for rallies because of the possible ramifications when they bring the car back home. Imagine a Silver Ghost being ripped apart by some twit because it MIGHT have some asbestos in it. By the way Bernie, I had a delivery of engine gaskets from the States yesterday. No asbestos in them but they weren't checked either so I wouldn't worry too much about it. On the other hand however, a friend of mine recently ordered an electric fuel pump from England and when it arrived in customs in Australia they immediately sent it back in case it was contaminated. He wasn't notified until the supplier contacted him wanting to know what was going on. Second time they sent it , it came straight through.
  11. Connecting rod cap bolts.

    What about using Unbrako Socket Head Cap screws with self locking nuts. They are available in metric or imperial sizes and they are rated at better than grade 8 so they wont break. McMaster Carr lists them at 170,000 psi tensile strength. https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-socket-head-screws/=18v4rpw
  12. Copper fuel line on vintage car

    Compression fittings on automobiles usually wont pass inspection I'm surprised about this. All the Ford V8's from 1932 to the 50's have a compression fitting on the fuel line at the tank, on the line from the fuel pump and at the carb. Some models also have a compression joiner half way along the main fuel line so it can be fitted up in the chassis. The term "olive" is probably English. I see that McMaster Carr call them sleeves and the parts dealers call them Ferrules.
  13. Copper fuel line on vintage car

    I'm surprised you would need a flaring tool for fuel lines. All the old cars I have ever played with have had compression fittings with brass olives. The same ones are used for the copper/nickel lines as for copper lines. https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-single-sleeve-compression-tube-fittings/=18suj1p
  14. fuel gauge

    The gauge is 6 volt and if converting to 12 volt it will need a 12 to 6 volt reducer on the power supply to the gauge to get an accurate reading.
  15. Running boards

    The Standard Catalog of AMERICAN CARS 1805 - 1942 makes no mention of the running boards being a delete option and the photos of 1937 models in the book have running boards. The only options listed are Fender Skirts, Radio, heater, Clock, Cigar lighter, Radio Antenna and Bed conversion.