Bud Tierney

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Bud Tierney last won the day on October 12 2015

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About Bud Tierney

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  • Birthday 11/17/1931

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    Presently---which US proprietary engines (Buda, Cont, Erd/Chief, Herc, Milwaukee, etc) ...got into which US car/truck makes
  1. Front end shake

    Looks like king pin assembly shared with all other CCptn, and tie rod ends and intermediate rods (which catalog says must be installed together) shared with Chry and Plymouth, so those parts should be available if needed...and probably holds true for other front end parts...
  2. Front end shake

    You overlooked advising whether this showed up on a car that'd been recently driven with no problems or one that;d been setting for some time and newly taken out, to experience the shaking, by which I assume you mean shimmying (discernible, excessive or violent shaking of car and steering wheel from front wheel failure to track)......... Didn't by any chance just give it a good lubing??? Accumulated crud can take up a lot of slack; squirting full of nice, slick new grease can push crud out, resulting in discovery of considerable wear in king pins, tie rod ends, ad nauseum All the above are possibilities; jack up one wheel at a time,. jiggle for any slack anywhere......
  3. Testing a generator 1923 Moon

    You didn't say what the problem was (lo charge, no charge, singing, etc) but if that's an inspection strap you might pop that off and eyeball the brushes, commutator etc... If your brushes are down something probably can be mickey-moused in if originals NLA;---weak brush springs might be more problematical---if commutator darkened might just need a little careful cleaning......
  4. Starter for an early GMC Truck?

    Was your friend, by any chance, the one looking for a C2 engine?? This certainly sounds familiar, but I don't keep logs of replies... Whatever the case, he needs to definitely ID his engine, and expand his search inquiries to starters on that engine (or engine series, if his engine is a variation in a series, if he's desperate)...it's also possible his truck might've been repowered sometime in it's life with whatever Cont'l could be dropped in... If ex-miltary, he also needs to research if there were "Military Standard" engines in those day (military spec versions of an existing off-the-shelf engine that sometimes had different innards and/or accessories, like starters, than the "civilian " versions... You didn't say if a ring gear flywheel was fixed, or whether he also needs the ring gear/ring gear flywheel too.... The GMC club should know about MS engines, if any existed then, and should be able to positively ID his engine......
  5. Graham Paige Valve Mystery

    Well, FWIW 1930 valve catalog shows all listed Grahams (1929-29 only) all have different Int/Exh valves...but no breakdown for 612... 1932/36 catalogs starts with 1930, so no direct help, but also shows different Int'Exh valves for various 30 up models,and these do sow different size heads, such as 15/8 Int with 19/16 Exh, and 19/16 Int with 115/32 Exh... Catatogs don't have anything on degrees of seats...
  6. Electric Car Bursts into Flames while Charging

    MIKE6024: Of course it doesn't say anything (important); it was carefully crafted NOT to.... .MARRSCARS:Your news clip---lovely, just lovely!! A tip 'o my hat to the group that wrote it. Couldn't've done a better job myself, altho my obfuscation talents've probably rusted since retirement... a classic example of listen to what I say and don't worry about anything else Prominently accentuates the automatic/programmed "put your hands on the wheel" warnings issued by the programming, directly blaming the driver for everything that happened, And completely ignores the fact that those automated clear-road warnings had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the fact that the vehicle was utterly oblivious of he fact that it was driving headlong into a solid object... Maybe buried in those 500 pages is a description of Tesla's front sensors and why they failed, but I doubt it....Tesla knows why it/they failed, and probably NHTSA...but NHTSA, like the FAA, is an agency at war with itself---charged with both oversight/regulation of equipment safety, while at the same time supporting their respective industries---mutually incompatible missions---which all too often come out on the end of industry support.....
  7. Electric Car Bursts into Flames while Charging

    Admittedly, I didn't read NHTSA's prelim report above, nor their final; what I did see was a Journal piece (a small piece) a few days ago re' their final report, absolving Tesla of ANY responsibility for the accident/death... Should I read it, I'm sure it'll be the typical governmental masterpiece of dancing all around the elephant in the room without recognizing it's existence, namely, that the car drove into a solid object as big as a barn without making any effort to slow/srop/avoid. Actually, I',m not surprised or disappointed; I remember all those FAA airline crash reports, where, unless some obviously evident mechanical failure could not be ignored, cause was automatically put down to "pilot failure"... (FAA=Federal Autopsy Admin)
  8. 1909 Hupmobile

    The whistle---oh, yes---in the early motorcar days many municipalities required motorists to have, and use, "warning devices". to warn pedestrians, horsebackers and horse propelled vehicle operators that a noisy, backfiring, frightening motorcar was in the vicinity...horses sometimes blindly ran away, and a runaway horse was something to avoid...
  9. Restoring cracked/broken cast manifolds?

    There're several very good manifold repairers/rebuilders/fabricators mentioned in the the old-tractor/ag machinery sites... Seems those manifolds are particularly affected by the on=off seasonal usage and the highly corrosive effects of mouse urine---they love to nest in manifolds... Don't recall any speeific names but a batch should come up Googling vintage manifold repair or similar...
  10. Need an old Thompson reference or help with ID

    Have old Thompson, your numbers listed, but no time to two-finger type reply until later PM; will advise then in not ID'd in meantime
  11. Canadian Police Using GPS Darts to Track Speeding Cars

    I've read comments that m'f'r's track warranty vehicles 24/7 ti determine if warranty claims result of abusive operating... And same for rental outfits to determine rental operated within normal guidelines.... Same for insurance companies ...don't know if any or all of this is correct or just conspiracy theory stuff...
  12. Was quality really this bad in the 1970s?

    Might as well add a couple more... My brother worked for a GM dealer, maybe Pontiac, as a mechanic late 60s/early 70s?? When shipment came in (RR then) ALL the mechanics went down to the yards with the drivers, because they had to work on, sometimes add parts in back seat or trunk, to get them running... Even worse was when living in Riverside, 60s, wife went to work for co that'd gotten a military contract to build one of the early AA rockets. Put her in assembly section where off-the-street people were "assembling": finely machined parts with whatever force necessary...transferred her to another section where people painting greyish round things black. Had no idea what they were (all hush-hush, need to know, no instruction other than told her put this on that etc) until one rolled off table and everyone freaked...she quit the next day.
  13. Buyer's Dilemma

    I know the decisions been made, and on a dollar invested basis the Stude was simply too good a deal to pass up...all or pretty well done versus a lot of probably expensive unknowns....... And yet...my heart says Kaiser... I wouldn't care if it didn't blitz away from stoplights, didn't have superb factory air and AT, didn't feel like driving your living room down the freeways (all of which I've enjoyed)...it just has, to me, such beautiful lines... PS: Yes, beauty is, often, in the eye of the beholder....and, when acquired, often expensive to maintain...
  14. Well, that's as likely an explanation as any...while the two gaskets are similar there're also considerable differences, but nothing else has come up any closer... While that catalog (the only one of mine that has such a listing) does cover the LaFayette V8 period, it has no listing for the LaFayette 8; it has the questionable listing, plus listings for the later mid-30s Nash LaFayette, which would seem to agree with wrong-gasket fore the V8 theory... After using these old catalogs for engine ID I've gained a great deal more sympathy for the parts counter people accused of bringing out the wrong parts...
  15. 1929 Nash standard 6 engine

    I guess the Nash people are all on vacation... Mitchell doesn't qualify; CCDB shows a 288.6 l-head... allpar.com Nash engine piece strongly implies completely new Nash's own design, but doesn't state why switched to side valve...reportedly cheaper than OHV, but Ajax supposedly wasn't pinched on quality otherwise... Maybe quicker to get into prod if Ajax project was a priority??? Was Nash already looking into L-heads for their straight 8s etc that came on in 31 or so??