Bud Tierney

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  1. Bud Tierney

    Auburn Tie Rod Ends

    Interesting...my 36 King Prod catalog lists just as above, except the ET40 is also listed for that 33 Buick 3350 to that frame number, and shows the Huoo fit as 34 models 417W and 421J...
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    1929 Peerless 6-61 Contenital 11E motor waterpump wanted

    You didn't say whether finding a casting was mandatory (no pump, shattered pump) or whether parts'd be sufficient for a rebuild...yes, I saw "...looking for a pump..." but that doesn't preclude considering a rebuild (cost etc)... The March 36 (the same numbers/format repeated in May 1941 McQuay-Norris catalog) shows the up to #4075 shaft, impeller (blank for front busing) rear bushing, packing nut, packing unit, and "M" parts (woodruff key, impeller pin) were used on total runs of four Cont'ls and partial runs of three others besides yours.... After 4076 the shaft is only listed with Cont'l 11E and 18E.. Probably no help if it's the casting that's needed These catalogs are sometimes hilarious___"...to eng #4075...", followed by "...after # 4076..." techicaly (gtammatically??) leaving out #4076....
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    1929 Peerless 6-61 Contenital 11E motor waterpump wanted

    My catalogs don't show Peerless water pumps, but, FWIW, under Cont'l 11E it shows a change t engine #4075... To 4075 it lists a number of other Cont'ls and a batch of Reo cars/tks for the shaft, impeller and bushings... After #4075 it lists the same shaft, blank for the impeller and bushings, and lists different packing nut and complete packing unit...... Maybe the Peerless people will know if Peerless used own punp or the Cont'l pump Catalog doesn't show any complete pumps, only parts....
  4. Reading thru a thread here that includes tracing the history of a vehicle triggered a faint memory from my brief old-car owning days... We'd acquired a 32 Hupp, and I dimly recall looking thru some very large, heavy and thick books---but I can't recall if we were looking for past registration info or for other Hupp owners at that time...and the name R L Polk & Co comes to mind... Google (Wiki) says Polk began issuing passenger car registration books in 1922, the first volume covering 58 makes and 9 million+ cars---are these any good for tracing the registrations of a particular car???
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    1923 Model S

    In cleaning the points and the tip of the rotor don't forget the spark plug wire contacts both inside and outside the dist cap... And if you have one of the Lycoming motors, probably K or KB, treat it carefully; Lyc parts, reportedly, are quite difficutl to find...
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    1937 3620 Pistons

    (1) Bloo---how far afield can you go on weight (lighter pistons, easier on bearings) without considering balance problems?? (2) rcull---if you've looked for NOS/NORS pistons, are you aware your pistons came in models up to 1940 and possibly later (1940 catalog listing)? That catalog shows a piston change in 1937----"oldstyle engines" 1934-36, change 1937 for 37-40 engines...
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    Classic car fraud scheme shut down

    Hey, y'all---I've finally perfected mu Perpetual Motion machine, now all I need is a little money to develop perpetual bearings to tun it on...
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    1915 Hudson kingpins needed - who would have these?

    UPDATE---Those Timken axles noted above were (per that incomplete catalog) also used in some 20-25 Paige and the 16-19 #56 8cyl Peerless cars, AND some 19 or so truck makes (looks like 3/4 to 11/2 ton models)... The HET people should have a catalog that covers 1915; you might have a similar situation, and might find some by posting the Timken axle number...
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    1915 Hudson kingpins needed - who would have these?

    Just out of curiosity looked in an old catalog---it only went back to 1917, but it noted : "1917-24 Super Six (apparently to #526857) use bolts and bushings listed under Timken Axle 1216, 1218, 1250'.. If your 1915 used a Timken, and you prefer OE or NOS, your Timken axle might've been used in other then popular makes as well as Hudson, so you can broaden your search... Again out of curiosity, eyeballing that catalog finds those three listed for 1924 Armleder, 24-27 Chicago, 23-27 Cl,inton and 26-29 Clydesdale 1-11/2 Ton trucks, implying your axle, if Timken, also might've widely used...
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    1948 Diamond T

    Without looking up pix I'd GUESS that one was late 30s, with that squinty little windshield, but I'm gueessing...
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    1948 Diamond T

    Goo luck with a Diamond T pickup parts unit; these are considered highly desirable (mouth watering) units by truck collectors... Last time I tried diamondtclassics it seemed moribund, if not deceased, but I believe there's a facebook or such group ongoing that should come up on Google... This should really be in the Commercial vehicles section here, but that section doesn't get a lot of traffic compared to here; you might put a note there to please see this post... If nothing turns up here you might try posting on aths and justoldtrucks; both are heavily into later stuff but some older and many DiamondT guys there... The Antq car/trk forum on smokstak is also a good place for older stuff. justoldtrucks has a list of obsolete/NLA parts suppliers in their Vendors and Restoration Services section that might include a front end outfit. Google will probably bring some up.....
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    Very long shot

    Vermontboy is correct; in my case I addressed my letter to Postmaster, giving what details I had, asking if he/she would be kind enough to pass my contact info on, so that if my partyavailabvle she had the option of replying or not...that way PostMaster/whoever is not passing on any private info...give it a try...
  13. I can second 1912Stavers comments above... In early-mid 60s?? had a close relative working as mechanic in a GM agency in El Paso... On new car/train day all mechanics not committed to immediate rush jobs were taken to train yards, where they tried to get cars running well enough to get them to the dealership... Along with the carefully noted (and possibly photographed?) existing body damage would be a litany of running gear problems; the one he shook his head at was a transmission in the back seat of one sedan...
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    Help with Modern Car Problem

    Ever since finding this thread, something (from years past) about a poorly running Dodge Van, that no one could cure, has been nagging at my mind; dug out and am going thru clippings from on old "Can't Someone Fix My Car" newspaper column. haven't found the one I remember, but did find a couple others... Intermittent/phantom operating problems; cause---decayed soldered instrument cluster connections (98 Dodge Caravan) Same; cause---bad module connection feeding intermittent bad signals to Chrysler Collision Detection System (a Multiples module that receives signals from all the various modules and prevents the signals from various modules "colliding", it says). This CCD. is supposedly unique to Chrysler Corp (general piece 1906). Will post if I find anything else sounding possibly applicable. .Don't know electronics, or if yours has either of the above types; do take a look at the IATN website, as it should have a locater for member shops.
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    Rebuilding 1951 Dodge

    By all mean pursue that oil leak---supposedly burning a quart every 40 miles or so should belch out clouds of smoke.as well as foul some of he plugs, if not all... Plus, as mentioned, you may've been replacing that first quart that some of these engines habitually blow out of he engine Look under it for evidence of oil blown/leaked out of engine, back on trans, underbelly. Does it drip where parked??? Undoubtedly it's burning some; if you do rings it's considered good form to do bearings. The theory here is that if rings worn , engine has enough miles to have some bearing wear, no problem as reduced compression lessens strain on bearings---BUT, beef up compression with new rings, that extra power is beating on worn bearings, not good. And (sigh) as mentioned above, while it's apart you might as well do the valves, or at least check them, ----that's always the quandary: how much to do when its apart, considering proposed use, financials etc...
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    Ruggles Truck?

    If you're anywhere near a decent public library, they'll usually have reference copies of one or the other of Georganos' World Trucks---a comprehensive reference work Mrozs' US Truck/Comm'l Cars Ency--very good on US stuff---either very handy for looking upinfo on long gone makes Georgano also published a little World Truck book just listing names, addresses, years of prod, type and country of origin but no thumbnails...
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    someone who knows what it's for parts

    Did they have the little front vent windows as early as 31?? Well, fools rush in---is something that goes thru the circular parts clamped when the handle pushed down?? If so, extyerior trunk tie-down clamps?? Didn't google for pic; more fun guessing...
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    Lycoming 4 Cyl engine

    Reviewing this thread again, I can certainly sympathize with Rusty...a few points: Did you verify you have a CE (engine tag, stamping?)...something else might've gone into it at factory or later... Did you verify any reciprocating parts replaced were same weight as what came out (same material not reliable for weight) this is a major requirement... Was Club able to verify parts pulled out were original (if vendor replacements car might've had vibration before parked)... You keep hoping some kind soul will call in with a cure, but remember what the Russian fisherman say about being caught out in a storm--"pray to God but row towards shore"---you must actively post around, asking for help---I don't see you on aths, justoldtrucks or smokstak (can't get into oldihc.org)...my apologies if you're on other sites..;. How about your race car rebuilder?? 30 yrs only goes back to 1988, and you've a 23. This's not an intimation of incompetence, but the possibility that if he has little or no experience with period engines, there might be some period (or Lycoming) idiosyncrasy he 's never heard of.. The Club should've provided other owners to contact; since Gardner used Lyc's exclusively, they should know if any vibrating 4s have a particular cause or causes; what did they say?? The Club should be able to name someone familiar with rebuilding Lyc's that you can contact for help/aadvice/sympathy......
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    Water Pump Plugged in My 49 Dodge Coronet

    I say potayto, she says potahto...
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    Water Pump Plugged in My 49 Dodge Coronet

    (Sigh) Assuming that poor thing sat long enough to rust up like that, you may be looking at the tip of the iceberg---brace yourself before pulling the head and pan...
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    Lycoming 4 Cyl engine

    Reviewing this thread, I see no mention of whether the car ran before the overhaul and, if so, whether the vibration only showed up after overhaul. If purchased non-running, any previous owners statement that "it ran fine until" might've been, well, marketing... If purchased non-running, did engine show any evidence of recent work?/ (someone may've attempted engine work/overhaul, goofed up something, decided to dump it)... Nevertheless, Gardner was a quality car; it's highly unlikely the car came from the factory with vibration strong enough to be worrisome... Have you been able to contact any other owner of a running CE or any C-Series engine?? If so. what was their opinion of their engines? While the Cs only got into a few cars per my old catalogs, they went into at least 15 truck makes, so a few should be around running for comparison... :
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    Torquing bolts/studs

    A recent inquiry for pre-war torque specs reminded me of an old question. My experience was all from the pre-torque wrench days---we just snugged 'em down, warmed 'em up good , snugged 'em a little more and watched for leaks, trying again after running for a few days, always keeping in mind we seldom replaced any nuts, bolts, or studs. that everything was old.... So==what's the "understood" conditions for the torque settings in the various bearing catalogs...just as the nuts/studs/bolts came off/out??---nut threads eyeballed, studs hit with a wire brush, bolt block threads "cleaned", blown out?---all really, carefully cleaned?---not all bearing catalogs list torque; in those that do I find no such info/recommendation... We did try to remember to look for pulled or poor threads when something'd blown a head or manifold gasket (try being the controlling element here)...this was all shade-tree work...... I've always assumed oiling and/or new nuts/studs/bolts also affected torque optimums...
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    Help with Modern Car Problem

    Thjis sounds like a problem for the IATN... IATN is Int'l Auto Tech's Network, a professional membership only outfit which has a forum to which professional techs post their screwy and weird problem not covered, or poorly covered, by factory TSBs/ manuals, etc... You have to question your service people (and maybe ask for some evidence of membership?)...if they say "..oh, no, we have factory reps to consult, we have all the TSBs and Alldata (Alldata doesn't seem to really have All The Data) go somewhere else... I had a sweet little 4cyl Chev Cavalier wagon (letting it go was dumb!!) that developed an engine-racing problem...went to local shop...replaced sensors...raced...shop sent to their computer specialist...replaced more...raced...(would go 40 with foot off the gas) shop sent to dealer, gave dealer detailed time log of performance, prior work...they "consulted factory"" said fixed...on way home...yeah, raec. (I don't think they touched it).. Was lucky enough t0 have friend with relative who modified cars (performance/racing) who coded own car computer systems.....he gave up on it, went to wrecking yard, got three computer inserts (looked like a little comb)...one ran engine fine, but no lights, second everything worked but engine ran poorly altho didn't race, third was charm, everything worked normally. and did until car sold years later... Computer cars are like " the pretty 'lil.girl, with a pretty 'lil curl, right in the middle of her fore'ed.... When she was good, she was very,very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid...
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    1932 Hupp Engine Color????

    I can only comment on one Hupp, a 32 "I" 4dr 8 we once owned---if that engine ever had any paint on it, every speck of it was long gone by the time we bought it..my faded Cal title slip sez 6-1-59... Wouldn't so comment except for what was obviously an impressive, expensive car outside, its interior was plain to a fault; we'd always assumed the factory was on some kind of emergency cost-reduction program, saving on things like basic--very basic-- upholstery and touches like engine paint... Reminds me of my Mothers old country phrase, something like (phon) Ober Huey, Unten Pfooey (nice on the outside, no so nice on the inside)...in Hupps defense, it was probably built in late 31 or early 32. no time to be spending any more than you had to...
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    Continental 6E in 1923 Flint - info needed

    SPINNEYHILL---hey, it worked; many thxx!! Only had this computer since 96 or so; got an instruction book with it, probably ought to find it and read it!!