Graham Man

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  1. Graham Man

    Dash color

    My 1928 Graham-Paige 610 is still the original body color, a dark teal color
  2. Graham Man

    Correct? Phaeton top...1931 Graham

    Could it have something to do with if the car came with side curtains or not? Side curtain cars seem to have the Z style.
  3. This should be easy only two choices....but what was correct? Just to make it interesting these are both Graham-Paige 28 and 29 if you get picky. Just for fun I added the only original literature from the time period. The "Z" cut The "C" cut All the Chevrolet open cars have the "C" style cut …..if that makes any difference? All makes on the internet are all over the place... not sure why
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    1929 Graham Paige parts wanted

    Looks like a big 6 or an eight. Handle Man is your best bet for handles, these are extremely hard to find. The ignition switch lever is a Butters part, he should also have reproduction handles and most of the other chrome parts. PM me if you have any other questions.
  5. Graham Man

    1933 Spun Cam bearings....how to repair them

    Any suggestions for shops in the Midwest?
  6. Graham Man

    Straight 8 Exhaust Leak

    The old trick was two gaskets. There must be something holding the manifold up from sealing correctly. Try putting on the manifold on without any gasket. You should be able to hold it tight to the head without rocking. I would use two nuts to hold it in place, slightly in from each end. If you shine a light from the bottom you should be able to see anything holding the manifold from seating correctly. My guess is something is holding it from seating. Remember when they ground the manifold it got thinner, might need some washers to stay on the threaded part of the old studs. Good luck
  7. I have a friend working on his 1933 Graham engine. When he was fixing a valve he noticed the cam bearing had spun and walked. This is a valve in head 8. A couple questions... 1. The bearings looks like a thin wall brass/bronze bushing. (see attached) 2. The bearings looks like they need to be pressed? 3. Should the block be align bored, and then the bearings align bored? 4. Mostly looking for direction... Thank you
  8. Graham Man

    Unending patience

    I agree the truck was most likely gone from the road forever. I would like to see him match the back paint to the front of the truck. Making the new paint look old is not that big of deal, a wood stake bed sides would look great. The fact he saved the original paint is awesome. I am not a hot rod fan, but I would stop an look at this truck.
  9. Graham Man

    Urban assault vehicle?

    #10 is at the http://natmus.org/gm-futurliner-10/
  10. Graham Man

    1920-30s hood lifter? tool?

    Here is one sitting on the floor right by the front wheel, I suppose that is so it won't fall over....
  11. Graham Man

    1920-30s hood lifter? tool?

    What I am looking for, would lift the hood off the car for service. Anyone who has tried to lift off one of these hood knows it is a two person job. I am guessing it looked something like this.... the blue part would be the hood, suspended in the cradle. I would guess the top bar would slide in and out for hood length, the lower bars would adjust in and out for width.
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    1920-30s hood lifter? tool?

    Here is my question, I am assuming when you went to a shop in 1929 they had a device to hold the hood when they needed to do engine work? Almost all the cars of the era had the traditional "M" type hood with a single retaining bolt front and back. A simple twin padded bar device that would be adjustable should pick up most hoods? Just curious what it might look like, I would like to build or buy one for my shop.
  13. Graham Man

    Exhaust vent for shop needed.

    Grainger is a good industrial supplier. If you just type in "Industrial Exhaust Vent" in any web browser you will get lots of options. Remember it is just like an engine, to have exhaust, you need intake (make up air) of equal or larger cfm. Lots of people forget it is a system, not just a vent, if you want it to work properly. You also want to match the vent to your needs, welding smoke is much different system than a paint booth. Good luck
  14. Graham Man

    1929 Graham Paige Model 621 replacement carburetor

    Jon inserted some hope... S.A.E. had standard "sizes" for carb attachment so finding the proper one at a swap meet should be possible. You are looking for a size 3 (G-P 288 cid) to whatever carb "size" you decide to use. PS I now have a Johnson Carb (small six)...it disintegrates when you touch it. I was hoping to make a display of it but I might have to mount it in acrylic so it will stay together. http://forums.aaca.org/topic/311375-aftermarket-carburetor-adapters-original-or-fabricate/?tab=comments#comment-1751702 All of the above assume a two bolt flange. There were a few applications with 3, 4, 5, and 6 bolt flanges. The procedure is the same. S.A.E flange sizes (cheerfully ignored by Marvel, and some others): Size 1 - center to center 2 3/8 or 2 7/16 Size 2 - center to center 2 11/16 Size 3 - center to center 2 15/16 Size 4 - center to center 3 5/16 Size 5 - center to center 3 9/16
  15. Graham Man

    1929 Graham Paige Model 621 replacement carburetor

    Yes Carter made cast adapters, sometimes you can find them on ebay. Most likely you will have to fabricate one, or you might have some luck at swap meets? In todays world, I would trace the mounting bracket on the carb and intake take that to a fabrication shop, they could make the plates out of 3/16 steel, slice open a connecting pipe, or expand a pipe to fit and make a adapter, they might have other suggestions. Fabrication is most likely your best bet. If you build one watch your throttle linkage directions. If I find an extra I will send it your way. Good Luck