Dave Young

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About Dave Young

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  • Birthday 07/08/1961

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    Old cars, boats, pretty women and ballroom dancing

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  1. Where might I try to get a piston from?

    Thank you.
  2. Where might I try to get a piston from?

    Bob, may I ask what the set of 8 cost you from Arias?
  3. Where might I try to get a piston from?

    I like how this is getting narrowed down. I have reached out to both Ross and Arias through email, being a Saturday. Does anyone know of any old hoarder who may have this stuff in a box in a shed somewhere?
  4. Where might I try to get a piston from?

    No one has said anything about the crack on the piston in the photo.
  5. Where might I try to get a piston from?

    This is all excellent information. Thanks to everyone.
  6. Where might I try to get a piston from?

    Curti, who is Ross? I think the chances of finding one are about as low as chances can get...
  7. I need one standard piston for a '29 Chandler Royal 8. This is a 3-3/8" cast iron with 3 ring groves. Old stock would be my preference. The hunt is just getting underway as I saw a hairline crack on one of them as I began the reassembly process. I wish I could just look away and run it with the crack.
  8. 1920 Cleveland six model 40 parts

    It looks like you're in for quite a project! Best of luck.
  9. For Sale 1927 1928 1929 Chandler Red Fan Belts!!!

    How old are these belts? I have a 29 Royal 85, but NAPA has belts that fit it. Black, of course.
  10. Rear Main Rope Seals

    I need a rear main rope seal for my '29 Chandler. Is there a good/better/best with what is available and where should I get this from? I did a quick online search and came up with a product name of Graph Tite. What about NAPA or Tractor Supply? Thanks
  11. The job is going along nicely by poking the piston out the top of the block and installing the rings, then pulling them back into the bore. I tried making up a ring compressor to use inside of the block along with the bottom tapers, but it was just too cramped in there to be practical. Now, I realize that I haven't got the rear main seal on hand. Any tips on rope seals? The ones I have tried to use on my Model T's have been rather annoying.
  12. Your mention of a taper on the bottom of the bore made me go take a look at my block. Indeed, it also has the taper. Do you suspect that the factory pushed the pistons in from the bottom with rings attached by using some sort of ring compressor that would come apart and clear the big end of the rod?
  13. At what point did you install the crank?
  14. I am about to begin assembling my 1929 Chandler engine. I took it apart 3 years ago, had machine work done, had new Babbit poured, valve train, crank cut, etc. Now I finally have everything on hand to get on with it. I have done my fair share of engines, including Model T's, A's, Farmalls, Detroit Diesels, motorcycles, outboards, etc, but this one has a very distinct difference. Chandler did some funky things, which I discovered while dismantling this one. The main issue is that the rod ends are larger than the bore. So, in taking it apart, I set the block upside down and chainfalled the crank up and off of the rods and mains. Next step was to pull the rods and Pistons out from inside. I won't even get into the fact that the flywheel does not fit through the bell housing and so has to be lifted out with the crankshaft, though the bell. So, my question to those with more experience than I is, how would you sequence the rebuild? This is my current plan of attack: Lay the block on its side with the bell housing attached Fit the pistons to the rods Slip the Pistons through the bores from below Put the rings on the protruding Pistons Compress the rings and move the finished piston into the bores Lay the block upside down Lower the crank, with flywheel attached, into position while lining up each of the 8 rods
  15. Chandler Roadster

    If anyone knows of, or comes across, a Chandler Roadster for sale, let me know. My other two need a stable mate. Thanks