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About Spinneyhill

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  • Birthday 01/27/1956

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    1930 Dodge Brothers 8
    1939 Studebaker Coupe Express

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  1. The Ressurection of Daphne - a 1932 DL

    I think the problem is that the covering "sticks" to the rope. The cover needs to stretch along the rope. Is there a vinyl rejuvenation product that will soften the vinyl but not t actually attack it?
  2. Spring help 34 Dodge

    I think the spring data is on the Dodge Brothers Club web site. It is hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like the car is on the ground (weight on the springs) and the shackle is forwards of vertical (top behind bottom)? Mine is sitting about 10-20° behind vertical (i.e. the bottom is behind the top). The overhead photos in the Instruction Book of the chassis (lubrication photo) seems to have the shackles hanging slightly forward, but when the body goes on they should go back behind vertical.
  3. Square hole in garage floor

    Very unlikely. The usual way to do that would be to jack up the building, put in a perimeter footing, put the building on it, then pour the floor. Damned pain in the tripe pouring concrete inside a building though.
  4. Brake Return Spring Help for '29 Graham

    The Filling Station has a variety of brake return springs for sale. If you speak to them you might find one that fits the size brake drum you have. Similarly for Bernbaum (www.oldMOPARts.com). Studebaker also used those springs so try some Studebaker vendors. You should be able to find something with a little time on the 'net and the phone. I have the correct pliers used to install these springs. I'll post a photo later. ....Later. Here are the pliers. The point digs into the lining. The long handle gives enough leverage to stretch and remove or fit the spring. The spring fits in the slot. Marvelous tool.
  5. '26 engine knock

    Arrr, that sounds like. Idler gear. I was forgetting about the in-sump gearbox. So that is not your problem then! There was a "hot" A30 driven by one of the boys at my high school. Well it sounded hot, but I think it was just a hot-dog muffler mounted at the back.
  6. Great-Great-Grandpa's Car - What model?

    Rover. What else would it be?
  7. 1910 Touring in Pennsylvania

    Looks like a 1910 license plate? Interesting the OP car has the crank holder sleeve on the spring; the restored car has it on the chassis.
  8. '26 engine knock

    Just a long shot.... A school colleague had an 1100 or 1300. It had a tap at idle. It turned out to be end float on something unexpected, such as crankshaft or cam shaft or a timing gear on one of the shafts. It is 45 years ago so memory is hazy. Is there any possibility the tap could be spark leakage from no. 1 plug or lead or attachment to plug?
  9. Old Car Picture I need Identified

    In 1904 S C Mote, the chief chemist of the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works in Silverton, England, discovered that the carbon black used as a pigment in ink could strengthen rubber. The Diamond Rubber Company obtained the rights to use Mote’s process and in 1912 they successfully blended carbon black with rubber to produce tires with significantly improved strength, wear resistance and durability. Hence all tires were white until at least 1912. But while walls on that 1922 Buick look ridiculous.
  10. '39 commander steering wheel keyway?

    We are in suspense. How?
  11. 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

    Wow that is a big car! Lovit.
  12. Vague 1927 Dodge Touring Steering

    It seems very odd to me that you say you have minimal play straight ahead and lots toward full lock each way. Usually they wear in the middle and bind on the ends when one tries to adjust for the wear in the middle. This is the way mine (1930 DC) is. I have about 3/4 to 1" free play in the middle and none at full lock. Mine is a Gemmer and the adjustment is the same as in the document trimacar has pointed to. Reading your post again, I think you mean the opposite. You have lots of free play straight ahead, hence the frequent major adjustments to keep straight ahead. As Bob says, if the castor is right the car will be more or less self-centring and want to go straight ahead (with an adjustment for road camber). So, try the adjustment and if it is still that bad, look for another steering box! It should not be running in chassis grease but should have a semi-fluid grease in it, so that when the sector wipes the grease off the worm in a turn the grease will flow back in a while. Chassis grease won't and you soon have no lubrication.
  13. A question about a hole in my block

    Um, it might help if you tell us what the car is?
  14. Head Gasket Sealer

    This sentence is from http://www.hylomarsealant.com/_resources/_html/products.html "Hylomar Universal Blue was originally developed in the 1960's by Rolls-Royce Plc to help seal against synthetic lubricants that were used in early jet engines. "
  15. Bouncy Tires

    The old Simple Shock Test is to manually bounce a corner a few times as high as you can then release (e.g. hop up and down on a bumper). If the car bounces again without your input, shocks are not working.