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About cahartley

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  • Birthday 10/04/1951

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  1. cahartley

    V-12 1938
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    1933 Spun Cam to repair them

    A decent machinist can make it. He'll need an accurate dimension of the hole it presses into to know what the finished bore needs to be.
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    Grease / Oil for Steering Box

    Corn head grease is Type 0 and is flowable. Type 00 is similar but has a thinner consistency, it will pour but very slowly.
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    Correct spark plug for a 1921 Premier Touring Car??

    These probably have TOO long a reach. Plug You could modify the electrodes.
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    According to FORBES on March 5th, 2016, "There are 540 billionaires in the United States, with a combined net worth of $2.399 trillion, according to our 2016 list of the world's richest people.with a combined net worth of $2.399 trillion" so I don't think there's any shortage of people who CAN'T afford it.......
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    I can't argue with that. On the other hand if a car is never seen does it matter?.......
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    Vacuum tank testing/proof of function?

    By 1929 your tank SHOULD have the inner tank which has a VERY narrow flange. That one requires one CORK gasket which goes on top of the tank flange. If you used paper it's undoubtedly not sealing.
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    Third brush generator regulator

    John Reagan's stuff is top notch. I have his 6 volt cutout/regulator on my '27 T.......perfect. I'm considering one for the '32 Confederate as well.
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction
  10. "across the street" a parallel universe?.......
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    '57 Thunderbird generator/regulator

    I think you should burn your shop manual.......2 seconds in electrical speed is an eternity and way more than enough to have taken out the regulator. All it takes is a quick (as in almost instantaneous) touch of the hot wire to polarize the generator. Too late now but did you polarize the regulator as well?
  12. I drove a '62 Plymouth Belvedere for a time with the slant 6 and push button tranny. It burned a quart of oil every 100 miles but NEVER failed to start or fouled a plug. My grandmother had a '62 Ford Falcon with the small 6 and 3 on the tree.......the car I took for my drivers license test.......and passed the first time. I drove both cars extensively and can't fault either one of them.
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    Water pump packing

    First off the pump is not a suction pump, it's a transfer pump. It cannot push out more water than what's coming in. Also pumps and radiators are designed to play together. If the radiator can't flow the output of the pump there is a problem in the radiator.
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    Thanks to AACA and all Forum members....

    Truer words were never written! When I sold my shop to a friend after the newness of retirement set in I started dropping in every day to have my wake-up twice a day. I never missed the headaches for a split second but missed many of the customers and also the familiarity of the shop my grandfather founded. AND I still know a few things too.......
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    Who did ‘57 Better? Ford or Chevy?

    Chet Krause and I used to lunch together frequently when we were doing work for him. I'm a Chevy guy but I once asked him "What's the big deal about '57 Chevs?" His answer to me was "That's the year Chevrolet got it all together."