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  1. emjay

    Vintage hood

    Opel GT, the bump got me thinking.
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    Synthetic Oil Question

    I was trying to establish any remaining advantage of non-detergent or putting in the final nail. It looks like the final nail.
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    Synthetic Oil Question

    I see, then it's best to incorporate a filter if possible.
  4. Naturally the driver for most people is some past affection for a particular vehicle. Usually, the car one desires is roughly their age. Back in the Sixties when we we going to the local shows there were many early models and most of them had been restored to some level or another, usually not just a used car that was spruced up. Here's my question since virtually all of those pioneers in the hobby are no longer with us, where are all those cars? I can see some were sold and some were stashed in the back of the garage and may have been passed down a couple generations, but where are they? Or has the hobby grown so much that only their representative percentage is lower and the absolute number is the same but tend to stay home since the later model travels better? Or asked a different way would someone actually recycle grandpa's pride and joy because they can't find a buyer? The good news about people aging and passing is the once pampered antique still exist and the price should adjust to the market demand. Also the beauty of the very old vehicles as their tech gets older and older, the world of manufacturing technology continues to expand such that even some of the most obscure vehicles can have replacement parts made. I think in the long run the early vintage vehicle will out live the highly tooled mass produced vehicles of the second half of the century.
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    Synthetic Oil Question

    Do you want detergent oil if there is no oil filter? Wouldn't be better for the dirt and gunk to fall out of the oil then to be carried around and around?
  6. emjay

    ID for 1914? era car

    Looking at the pocket on the dad's jacket and the Jr's shirt/buttons orientation, I'd say the image was not reversed. Canadian T's had left doors but were they RHD?
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    A 1920 hot rod? Gow job?

    My grandfather built a cutdown Model T for his family about that time. He had two daughters followed by four sons who were more than capable of doing it themselves. The youngest daughter would have turned 16 by 1921 and she would tell the story of driving it from PA to upstate NY in the winter, just once.
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    Knock-off wheel removal

    "Precession" I knew there was a word for it, but Hula Hoop works. I've thought about trying the Hula Hoop again since I know what I was doing wrong when I was six.
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    Knock-off wheel removal

    Thanks ejboyd5 for those articles you posted earlier. I just had a chance to scan through them and they confirm that the principle of the Hula Hoop is at play. I didn't see mention of internal tapers on the knock offs. Perhaps I missed it. I was thinking that the same principle applies to the lug nuts as well as the wheel starts to squirm if the lugs are loose.
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    Exhaust vent for shop needed.

    I think the original poster is looking for a vent to run the vehicle's exhaust so the engine can run with the doors closed. My uncle,s station in the Sixties/Seventies just used a heavy rubber hose out a round hole in the door. The hole through the wall or door could be a dryer vent since there would not be much heat at that point.
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    Knock-off wheel removal

    No professional connection, just a mechanical engineer by birth and several trips around the Sun. I just try to apply simple physics and a lot of observations to concepts. I may not always get the complete set of details correct but do tend to look where others are not. Still don't understand the logic behind left handed lugs nuts on the left side. (Never tried to either) As I recall the one time I had lug nuts tumbling in the hub cap it was on the right side with right hand threads.
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    Knock-off wheel removal

    Why is everyone ignoring this very important difference in the knock off style? British cars have an internal taper on the knock off while these wheels have an external taper on the knock off. Under normal conditions there is no movement. However, if the wheel loosens a bit, the wheel taper will on the knock off taper now there are two different diameters involved. In one case the contact point is on the outside of the wheel hub and in one case it's on the inside. This difference will generate rotation in different directions for each case. The splines stop most of the movement but there will still be a tendency to revolve, but the weight of the car is to be transmitted through the tapers. The confusing bit on the British hub is the inboard taper is external on the hub, but the loosening effect is on the knock off.
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    Knock-off wheel removal

    Isn't the principle in play the one where a smaller diameter rotating inside a larger diameter has a net rotation in the opposite direction? Then as Spinneyhill pointed out the direction depends on the style of locking taper and that is why you get two different answers. Once you confirm internal or external taper, you will get consistent answers. MG and Jaguar are external. Sorry it was 1937hd45.
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    Knock-off wheel removal

    I know MG marks the knock offs for the side of the vehicle and the direction to undo. See link. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=2%2f566Qdb&id=112269F09F9D9E2C569C6F3E7BD9EFCF378D36AD&thid=OIP.2_566QdbIv9gMhhsrgSPggHaE8&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fi1.wp.com%2fmgb1967.com%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2015%2f10%2fKO_C03386.jpg%3fresize%3d640%2C427&exph=427&expw=640&q=mgb+knock+off+wheels&simid=608039063662691506&selectedIndex=55&ajaxhist=0 It has left hand threads on the right side and vice versus. And Jaguar agrees. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=REXLotHL&id=EB01CAA965E18FA076DEE4557A2CB2A88BE96D64&thid=OIP.REXLotHLuvJI_XXbcjXXcAHaFw&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.2040-parts.com%2f_content%2fitems%2fimages%2f30%2f1917730%2f001.jpg&exph=389&expw=500&q=jaguar+knock+off+wheel+hubs&simid=608018765588464228&selectedIndex=5&qpvt=jaguar+knock+off+wheel+hubs&ajaxhist=0
  15. 13/36"? That's an odd fraction, probably should have been 13/32"