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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)

    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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. My "new" 1916 D45

    Hi Hal What's the name of this chemical that will free up an engine in a couple of days? I've got a motor that has been sitting since 1959 and I think that the only way I'll get it free is to drill the tops of the pistons and break them out so if your stuff works I'd love to know about it. I've tried lots of different stuff including 50/50 ATF and Acetone. No go so far.
  10. 1925 Rear Brake Drums - worn

    I second the hammer method on the side of the spindle when the tension is on. I would also wrap a loose chain around the axle and the drum because when it lets go there is a very good chance that it will fly with the amount of load you are putting into it and you would not want to be in the way.
  11. Aluminum Connecting Rods

  12. Model T in need of love

    How do the extra springs work on the front suspension of the OP's picture?
  13. Saw this trying to hide from me today....

    Glad that one wasn't hit by the Dodge Ram. That would really bring a tear to my eyes.
  14. Now that's a long long bed truck!

    Just a rough scaling of the photo it seems that if the wheelbase is 157 inches as stated the box is about 17 1/2 feet long. It must have been built to carry something very light. Maybe something like bulk horse hair, feather down etc. I think anything like hay etc. would be far too heavy if the box was loaded.
  15. 1948 Deloqui

    Just looking at the picture that the OP put up it may be that this car is one of the 49 to 51 model the documents mention. The wheels on the car are certainly not 41 to 48 Ford and unless they are later model F100 they will not fit the 5 on 5 1/2 inch bolt pattern that the pre 48 Ford had.