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  1. 1960 MGA Restoration

    Every expert was a novice at some point. Just think of "redo's" as practice makes perfect.
  2. Discovery Channel Called Today About the 57 Skyliner

    Good luck Victoria, I've no doubt you'll be great. Stories from the heart are what people desire the most and your story is certainly from the heart.
  3. I bought a muffler for my 1913 Metz Model 22 that was listed as a "foot heater" for a Model T. I usually search through all the Model T parts because I find that if someone doesn't know what it is then it usually gets labeled as a Model T part. That strategy has worked more than once.
  4. Do good pictures help a sale?

    Ad text says it is from 1848 so it is clearly worth $1900.
  5. Here I go again...Another New TV show

    #2 because Mustang convertibles are such great, uh, cars.
  6. 1913 Model 22 Roadster. It is just a pile of parts and I still have to pick them up and bring them home... but we have a car now. This will be a father daughter project and is our first real project. I don't know if we have the skills, time and/or money to complete the vision but I do know we will have some fun. The ultimate goal for the car is an 'as was' restoration at show quality. A running car looking just like it left the factory in 1913. It is missing the top, hood, seat structure and gas tank(s). Most everything else seems to be there, however, it is in truly awful condition. Most everything that should move is seized and there isn't a 4" square area of a body panel that is not bent to heck or rusted through.
  7. Our first project, 1913 Metz 22

    I very much apologize for the delay in getting the measurements. The front springs measured from outside to outside is 9.5" The rear springs measure 11.5" (again, outside to outside). My front spring are new so I believe those measurements to be correct. The rear springs are original and thus a bit tired though I don't believe that would change the "resting" arc very much... so that's probably a fairly good measurement. Please do post a picture when you get the new springs made, I'd love to see what they look like and might like to order a pair of rear springs.
  8. 1960 MGA Restoration

    I've heard working with the Clogmaster 2000 can really test a man's patience... but it looks like you're making the best of it. Great progress and best of luck in 2018!!
  9. Our first project, 1913 Metz 22

    Sorry, I missed this post. I'm confused as to which direction to measure. There are 4 bolts that had the leaf springs together. There are two that hold the top set of springs to the bottom set of springs. Then there are two bolts that hold the springs together that form the top set and the bottom set. I think you referencing these bolts and want to know the 'height' as I've already given you the 'length'. I will be out in the shop later this afternoon and I will measure that. If that isn't correct, I believe I've given you the other measure a few posts above.
  10. Metz Model 22 Muffler

    Since I know there are a couple of owners that don't have mufflers or only have parts, I thought I would take apart my muffler and post some images and dimensions. As I mentioned before, I will be sending the end caps off to Cattail Foundry to get some additional parts made. If you are someone you know needs a set of end caps, please have them get in touch with me in the next couple of weeks. I don't know what the cost will be and there is really no way to know until Mr King calls and says what it will be. My guess is about $100 for the set. First shot is the muffler after taking the skin off. I took the two rods out but couldn't get the end caps to come apart. I took the skin off to see how it was put together. It was just rusted together and while the center pipe is tapered at each end, there is nothing holding the center pipe into the end caps other than pressure. If it wasn't rusted, mine should have come apart without issue. Second shot is the muffler skin length which is about 21.5" Note the cutout for the end caps. Third shot highlights the cutout in the skin on each end for the end caps. You can see in this one it looks like my end cap was modified at some point. Maybe it broke and something was brazed on to it.
  11. Very interesting tip on the spray cans. I've had several that just quit spraying reliably about mid-way through the can. I'll have to try heating the cans in the hot water. I must have missed how you treated the wood beforehand. Was it already treated (copper naphthalene) when you got it? What type of wood is it? If it came treated, where did you get it? The car really looks good... very much looking forward to the rest of the journey!
  12. Looking for career advice

    This was what I was saying but said in a way it make sense. Notice as well that this is only Pluto's 3rd post... wow, welcome to the forum Pluto. Looks like you've got a lot to offer!!
  13. Looking for career advice

    If there's no future at your company, then why are you still there? Not being a jerk, but it really is that simple. I wouldn't leave over personal issues, you can fix those. If there's no future, you can't fix that. Make the best of what you have there right now and make plans to be somewhere else inside 2 or 3 years. Start putting aside some money to ease the transition. So to be clear... I wouldn't leave now unless you feel it is a step up (either in money now or future growth).
  14. I guess I need to clarify what I'm selling next time

    I bought the wrong Starrett Micrometer off eBay the other day because I had looked at so many and had a dozen or so in my Watch List. I got confused and bought one without the ratchet stop. Of course I kept the Micrometer and bought the other one as well as I don't think my confusion is someone else's problem.
  15. Metz 22 spark plug

    I believe it is the Champion 32 and it is available via time travel to around 1915. In all seriousness, the only that I know of at this point are in someone's Metz.
  16. Metz Model 22 Muffler

    Metzman, please check your InBox on this forum site. Up in the right hand corner of this page there should be an icon of an envelope and it will have a red number/check on it. Click on that and you'll see a private message from me in which I tell you that I have end caps that I will sell you. My email is in that message.
  17. Fantastic job on the engine and the woodwork looks wonderful as well. Great project!!
  18. 1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    It doesn't seem like 4 years but I can tell you I've enjoyed every update so it has been a fun 4 years. Thanks for letting us tag along on your journey!!
  19. Metz Model 22 Muffler

    Check you private messages, I sent you a private message about the exhaust. I did get the castings made so I do have a set of end caps for the muffler.
  20. Metz Restoration Video

    That was pretty cool, thanks for posting! Love the shot of the wheel rolling across the parking lot.
  21. Metz Model 22 Muffler

    The slots are there for the gases to escape. The 'noise' bounces around in the cylinder and is attenuated (to a degree). The flap on the end is normally closed and thus the gases (and noise) is forced to stay in the cylinder, bouncing around until it manages to find its way into the slots and then out the four ends. When the flap is opened, the exhaust gases pass straight through the pipe and out. This server to increase power to some degree as well as provide a loud noise... commonly referred to as the "exhaust cut-out". It is operated by a small level toward the center of the floorboard below and to the right of the friction wheel pedal.
  22. Champion #32 sparkplug

    Let me know as well...
  23. 1913 REO

    WOW, that is an awesome car!!! Please post your progress and let us go along on your journey!
  24. 1941 Streamliner

    Very sorry to hear about your loss. The car will get finished in time and how long that time turns out to be is meaningless compared to the time the two of you shared on the project.
  25. A trip back to 1903--sort of

    Very cool, thanks for sharing!