Graham Man

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  1. Old Car picture what kind

    The external running board brackets are extremely rare in 1913... Teardrop cowl light are just starting in 1913... No rear hub caps... Flat belt line to the kick board are rare in 1913... 1910...with new cowl and head lights? electric?
  2. 1935 Buick Series 50

    Try Fort Wayne Clutch... good chance they will have it...
  3. Surprised to see this 1931 Dodge Brothers model

    We have the same conversation in the Graham circles. Magazine ads had great colors, most of them were not factory colors. So I guess advertise the great colors and sell demure ones? The 1929 837 Graham-Paige LeBaron New York Auto Show car was entirely bright red and chrome or polished aluminum (no black). Yes red frame, interior, axles, wheels (it had six red wire wheels in 1929 with chrome clincher rings, that is why the fenders now look horrible), with a real leopard skin lap robe (it was stolen at the show in 1929) The car today did not make it back to it's heyday paint job or correct look The one caveat was in 1930 the dealer could send out any new car and repaint the color for $30? maybe less? (most fenders were black anyway) so I recommend vintage colors but to argue positively one way will only work if we have a time machine.
  4. Right Hand Drive?

    I guess LHD would work better?
  5. Right Hand Drive?

    Rusty, No that is not the problem, the car is a done deal...I think, still need to get it home. A long time ago when I went to shows, everyone turned their nose up at RHD cars, I think the ideas was an imported car?....scratch that, I am not sure why. It seems like times are changing? I actually like the idea of leaving it RHD. "would guess that rhd cars in the US usually sell for 10-15% less" This was my largest concern. I will most likely I will just collect the LHD parts and put them away for the next owner to decide.
  6. Right Hand Drive?

    Subaru built Right hand drive cars for the postal service folks (all private cars around here rural routes) a few years they must not be illegal? I drove a 1969 Mini right hand drive back in the 90's it was a blast!
  7. Right Hand Drive?

    Looking at a 1930 car that is right hand drive. I am guessing the car was imported back to the US in the 70's. My plan is to change it to Left hand drive but I have always wondered about the stigma of right hand drive cars. Is there some reason they sell for less money or is that stigma gone now?
  8. What did Gatsby drive?

    Don't forget it was FAST I still think it could have been a 1922 Model A Duesenberg
  9. ScarfaceAl

    Just did this on my 1965 Falcon, I had a bad condenser. New condenser and new points it fired right up.
  10. 1929 Pontiac Sedan Distributor Problems

    Don't forget to pull off the plate under where the points are located. Under it is the mechanical advance system, after 80 years the parts tend to stick. Clean the moving parts, springs and plates, and lube on assembly.
  11. Valve Springs? Ditch 'em? Test 'em?

    Graham-Paige built an extremely good quality engine. Check the springs, there is a good chance they are fine. Hope to see you at the Graham Owners Club International Meet, June 19 Fort Wayne Indiana. It is the 40th Annual meet!
  12. Wheel/Tire balancing on pre-War cars

    I would try a local tire shop that do light commercial trucks, even in the late 60s some trucks still had bead lock rims and some of those are still on the road. I had a wobble in my 1929 wheel, it just needed to be taken apart and readjust the flap, so yes check the tire wheel assembly first.
  13. Carb for my 1929 Graham Paige?

    Jon is correct and an awesome wealth of information! There was also a Carter used in 28/29 not BB1. My favorite to use is the Carter BB1 with adaptor plate, they are pretty easy to find and the adjustable main jet is great over the fixed jets that can be hard to find.... Jon describes it best (see below)...I would think the 245 (small) would work great (this is what I have on my 610 Graham-Paige). The Johnson is horrible on a good day. If the Zenith is working well I would run that. On the model year it is pretty simple. Graham-Paige and others introduced the new cars 6 months early, so August 1928 you could buy a new 1929 Model. Just another way to compete with the big boys. The problem was now you have cars titled 1928 that can be a 1928 or 1929 Model, so first and second series. I think now when you buy a new 2018 car in 2017, it is titled as a 2018, eliminating the problem. Carter Carter produced the BB updraft series carburetor beginning with the 1932 model year. These were originally sold to Chrysler Corporation for use on Plymouth, De Soto, and Chrysler engines. However, these carbs were so far advanced that many mechanics would substitute these units on older vehicles that were daily drivers in this era. Carter recognized this fact, and came out with 3 different models of the BB-1 specifically for the aftermarket. These are: 245s (S.A.E. size 1); BB1A (S.A.E. size 2); and 289s (S.A.E. size 3). These models featured cast iron bodies, extended throttle shafts with universal clamp-type lever, a fast idle circuit, an externally adjustable main metering jet, an accelerator pump, an adjustable idle circuit, and a power circuit. These carburetors are fairly compact, and will fit a few applications where other universals will not fit. These units have been in favor for many years with many who participate in the Great American Race, which has significantly driven up the price. Rebuilding kits are readily available, and reasonable. Many other parts are available, but not inexpensive. In all, Carter produced 69 DIFFERENT versions of the BB updraft carburetor; MOST of which were sold as original equipment on trucks. Because of the high price of the aftermarket units; some enthusiasts are trying to make the truck units work. The truck units may be converted; but the following part (not commercially available) must be fabricated: (A) extended throttle shaft, (B) universal throttle arm, (C) adjustable main metering jet, (D) fast idle parts (if the installer wishes the fast idle to function). These (opinion) are really excellent carburetors. My only complaint (other than the artificially high price) is the mechanical accelerator pump. Accelerator pumps on updraft carburetors come in two types: (A) mechanical, and (B) vacuum. The mechanical pump is attached directly to the throttle and pumps fuel if the throttle is moved. This can create a fire hazard if a novice attempts to start the vehicle, and like with a downdraft, pumps the footfeed several times. This will result in fuel being pumped out of the air intake onto the ground under the engine. The vacuum accelerator pump has a vacuum piston, which is pulled, into a vacuum chamber by engine vacuum after the engine starts. This action charges a heavy spring. When the engine is accelerated, and vacuum is reduced, the energy stored in the spring drives the pump and pumps the fuel. With a vacuum pump, working the footfeed with the engine off results only in the exercise of the operator’s ankle. And vehicles with updraft carburetors should always be started via the use of the choke NOT a pump.
  14. I picked up a rust free 1964 Falcon 2 door hardtop a couple of summers ago for $1600. She had new tires and ran and drove great 50,000 miles on the clock. Strait 6 200 CID 30 mpg. Look for a six (less money) the Falcon was the platform for the Mustang so all the mechanical parts are the same, but the car cost half as much and just as much fun to drive. Love the AMC cars, just slightly harder to find parts. The small cars from the 60s are extremely easy to repair, good mpg, stop reasonably well, and designed to run 70 all day long, great starter cars.
  15. How to clean an old gas tank

    I have done gas is a terrible job, stinks, residue I had to get rid of... I hate to say it but I used Gas Tank Renu to do my 1928 Graham-Paige. It was the best money I have ever spent. Dropped it off in a garbage bag and picked it up all done a week later. They cut a hole in the tank, sandblasted the inside, rewelded the tank and coated the inside with a ceramic? baked on coating. It has been 10+ years and it still holds gas. I used the place in MN. So far so good.