TerryB

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About TerryB

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    Old car fan for a long time. Started with a 1951 Pontiac in 1970 and moved up to a 1955 Chevy in 1972. Had a 1937 Dodge MC 1/2 ton for a while until 2010 and then a 1964 Plymouth with 49,000 miles since new up until Aug 2012. Currently have a 1964 Vespa and 1970 Yamaha Enduro 90cc. Retired / disabled from a car-mc crash in 2012.

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  1. TerryB

    engine swaps

    Chrysler is a 241 ci. Dodge is a 218 ci.
  2. TerryB

    Ignition coil gets hot

    Yes! The coil can draw 4 to 5 amps when the points are closed and the engine is not running. Kinda like grabbing a 25W light bulb when the power is on.
  3. TerryB

    Timing a '57 312 Y block

    Lots of things to explore later on. Glad to hear it’s running better for you.
  4. I think this is a late teens Franklin from the looks of the front of the car. Spotted by my son in the Burlingame CA area a few days ago.
  5. TerryB

    1977 Seville Update

    Is your car titled as antique or something similar? I’m not familiar with CA registration designations for older cars.
  6. TerryB

    Help needed to identify 2 Speedometers

    Top one kinda looks like a possible motorcycle unit. What is the diameter?
  7. TerryB

    Timing a '57 312 Y block

    Yes, right bank as viewed from driver’s seat is where cyl 1 is located. At the front of the bank closest to radiator.
  8. TerryB

    1939 Pontiac Woodie advice

    Whole new world dealing with pre-WWII cars. They are not order from the catalog cars unless you have a Ford.
  9. Should be easy to find in the parking lot. A great contrast to all the jellybean styling out there but still not quite what I would be in the market to own.
  10. TerryB

    Help identifying truck

    1940s with the lights on the fender, 1946 or 47?
  11. TerryB

    1929 Chevy truck brake Light?

    Searching around the web it shows your brakes, if original, are mechanically activated as opposed to brake systems using hydraulic fluid and a master brake cylinder. Many early braking systems using hydraulics had the brake switch mounted on the master cylinder however in your case it has to be mounted somewhere so that when the pedal is pushed mechanical action moves the contact arm to complete the circuit. I would expect that switch to be mounted near the brake pedal pivot point.
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    1929 Chevy truck brake Light?

    Short answer, yes it should have a working brake light with a switch that activates it according to some wiring diagrams I found on line. What I don’t know is where the switch is located. Look around the brake pedal area for it or follow the wiring from the tail light.
  13. TerryB

    How not to ship vintage car literature

    It also speaks volumes on the treatment our packages receive during the shipping process.