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About tcslr

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    1929 Chrysler series 75 coupe and 1932 Chevrolet BA confederate Deluxe sedan

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  1. tcslr

    Where are the Pre-War Events these days???

    I like the pre-war stuff. That's not to say that there are not great desirable cars later than 1941--- just my preference is pre-war. Mr 28pontiac has a good point about driving those era cars in today's traffic - it can be stressful. Generally, though - here is where we need to confront our fear (IMO) - the number of crashes ( that is how today's traffic planners and engineers a call them - NOT accidents) is down. Sometimes confronting fear is the best thing we can do for ourselves. Easier said than done. I love Marty's 41 Cadillac. I had a ride in it - wonderful car. Remember it fondly passing me on I95 ( yeah Interstate 95) during the Sentimental in NH ('14?). Earl's Buick is great. I have a friend who has a '28 Pontiac - I really like that car. Cant wait for Joe's vintage tour! Their '30 Cadillac is awesome! What is nice -- and not so fun - about tours like Sentimental and Founders - is ------me. I bring my pre-war and think I need to stay with the pack. Hard to do with the late model antiques. It's nice to be in a group on tours but that doesn't always happen. I'm too slow for 'them' OR 'they' are too fast for me - I haven't figured it out. Some people want to get there fast, some not so much. Seems each car 'era' operates at the most efficient for the era they were built for - late '20s car are 35mp, 60's more like 50ish Maybe the real answer is that we all need to be more empathetic to each other. There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us. Tom
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    bleeding master cylinder help

    Had to rebuild the original 1929 Chrysler master cylinder. I cant seem to get the air out of it on a bench bleeding. Can anyone offer some suggestions? or should I install and work on bleeding the entire system? if so, can you give me some suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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    master cylinder in 29 Chrysler

    Thanks! This forum is really nice. I feel I've made friends here - and interestingly, I don't know who looks like what. Also, probably like many - there are bylines and posters I always read. It makes me feel smarter than what I am. Last year at AACA annual mtg, there was a get-together of posters ( I think King32 organized - a real gentleman and friend) - we had a conflict. Hopefully this year coming up.
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    torque on pressure plate

    Thanks! mate!
  5. I believe it needs to be rebuilt as there is fluid loss and drips from boot. Before I tear into this.... are there replacement parts? Does anyone happen to have a schematic? Much appreciated for any and all comments. Tom
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    torque on pressure plate

    What torque is required on bolts for pressure plate? pressure plate is for 29 Chrysler. And also the transmission? TIA, Tom
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    pin removal suggestions

    Thanks, guys! I got it out! but it was really tight- almost an interference fit feel. combo the oil, working it, drift pin and sweat. This is the first time it is out in 89 years though. Unfortunately, I buggered the head. I try to keep her original. It was because the clutch that I was unable to go to Gettysburg.
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    pin removal suggestions

    Trying to remove the pin from the master cylinder push rod on the brake to remove clutch. I have been soaking the pin with several penetrating oils and it will not budge. As you can see, I've tried to use vice grips to rotate it with vey little luck. I'm hesitant about heat as the master cylinder ( and boot) is connected. Any suggestions? (29 Chrysler)
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    Clutch Won't Disengage

    nope and not that I recall but maybe?
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    Water pump packing

    Remember that the calc on the SHAFT circumference is the ID of the packing. You'll need to factor the packing thickness. and if you cut it on a 45, add another roughly 5mm (sqrt 2 times packing thickness). As Mr FriarTuck said, cut it on a angle and attempt to get three sections in. It'll be tough. It will take some time and you most likely will have several failed attempts. With the first ring on, push it in, then add the second ring - tighten. add the third ring. Upon success, you will have a good feeling.
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    Clutch Won't Disengage

    Watched operation. ( external) looked OK. opened inspection plate ( see attached photo). Looks like fork operating properly, adequate ( maybe too much grease on bearing?). The top two fingers seem OK. The bearing appears to slide perpendicular to shaft and doesn't hangup.
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    Clutch Won't Disengage

    29 Chrysler. There was no strange noise or oddities about the clutch prior to this. I keep the bearing packed as per the recommendations in te original manual. When I fully engage the cluthc and slowly tr to put the car in reverse or 1st, clearly it is engaged and I hear the gears clashing. I did not try to rock the car back and forth. I did shut it down, place it into gear, and turned it over, the car was engaged. The only way to stop it was to manually pull it out of gear, depressing clutch pedal had no effect. Looking for some clues or suggestions.
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    Clutch Won't Disengage

    Was driving the car a few days ago. Operated fine. Today, the clutch will not disengage. Any suggestions? Really, any easy checks? Could the throw-out bearing have gone that fast?
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    suggestions on repairing a hole in block

    Contact the local union boilermakers. In the power generation business, this is a 'tube leak' and a very common repair.
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    Water pump packing

    You are correct about adding packing material. Using calipers, measure diameter. Multiple by 3.14. You will need to back the nut out. Cut the length at a 45 degree angle and install by lapping the cut to assure full thickness packing. It's not hard to do but can be tricky if you have never done it before simply because it's tight. Not trying to give an idiot lesson. I personally prefer Teflon packing.