Willie Wurke

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About Willie Wurke

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  • Birthday 08/19/1929

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    West Virginia, USA
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    TRUE CLASSIC CARS

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  1. I polished my aluminum brake drums. RESULT:DUAL WHEELS
  2. Willie Wurke

    Hydra-Matic Adjustment

    That sounds very serious ! TIME TO FIND A GOOD REBUILDER
  3. Willie Wurke

    Hydra-Matic Adjustment

    So sorrow ;I might have mis-led you. . I thought you had the 1946-55 version Hydra Matic , Ignore the band adjustment I recommended. MY APOLOGIES, Willie
  4. Willie Wurke

    Hydra-Matic Adjustment

    Glad to oblige. Get rid of that Junkaway trans and replace it with one from a 1955 model .I was with an Olds dealer when the Jetaway came out in 1956 Our showday car could not get over the curb into the shop! as ever, Willie
  5. Willie Wurke

    Hydra-Matic Adjustment

    My suggestion: Adjust the bands----check governor operation---- A bad seal on the rear clutch will also cause your problem
  6. Willie Wurke

    Hydra-Matic Adjustment

    The trans website is correct. I have done it this way since 1952. Still have the GM tool kit .
  7. Willie Wurke

    Borg Warner Transmission filter needed

    The transmission did not have a filter; it has a fine mesh brass screen that can be washed and reused. Use sheet cork to make a new gasket. Wllie in WV.
  8. Willie Wurke

    1926 Rolls-Royce

    It is a 1926 Phantom !, chassis number 12 of 121 of the DC series. They made 5 other series of the Phantom 1 that year You cannot tell the year model of a car with custom built coachwork by its looks !
  9. Willie Wurke

    1926 Rolls-Royce

    It is a 1926 Phantom !, chassis number 12 of 121 of the DC series. They made 5 other series of the Phantom 1 that year
  10. Willie Wurke

    New KingPin bushings sloppy

    I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED THIS POST; THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED I IT BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES OF MY YOUNGER DAYS WHEN I WORKED AS A LINE MECHANIC AT THE LOCAL CHEVROLET/OLDSMOBILE GARAGE IN THE EARLY 50's. THE SHOP LABOR RATE WAS $2.00 PER HOUR AND THE MECHANIC GOT 50%. THE ALLOTED TIME TO REPLACE KING PINS AND BUSHINGS WAS 1.7 HOURS. DID MANY OF THEM. MY EARNINGS FOR THE PROCEDURE AMOUNTED TO $1.70 OVERHAUL OF AN OLDS HYDRAMATIC PAID ME $11.40 ! SOME WEEKS I WOULD MAKE $50. (go back at nite) ( I have never been overweight !!) I work now for entertainment -----for mine that is!
  11. Willie Wurke

    1932 Rockne Hot Starting Problem

    Here is my suggestion . Find a repair shop that has a SUN BATTERY/STARTER tester. It connects to your battery posts (same as a booster battery) and shows starter draw in amps. It takes about 5 minutes . You don't have to take anything off except the battery cover; can't beat testing in situs! . I have the tester , but my cables won't reach to your car! GOOD LUCK!
  12. Willie Wurke

    1935 Cadillac Charging Issue

    What is the problem you are trying to diagnose?
  13. In 1943 I worked in a service station and we had a customer who drove a Bantam. The gas tank was under the hood; probably held 5 gallons but he could only get 3 gallons on his WWII rationing stamp! It cost him 78 cents (26 cents per gal) I have heard that the Bantam crankshaft ran on ball bearings. Is that true or false?
  14. Willie Wurke

    A 1958 Lincoln in your Family Room! Info. needed.

    You would have nothing to worry about!! The 430 and its sister 383 in the Mercury were the worst thing Ford ever made! It probably wouldn't run long enough to asphyxiate you! I was an L- M service manager then and we had to recall the first 9 months production and perform an "engine modification procedure" Rumor was the body division pulled a body a year early ( the 1957 BIG M ) and survived so the engine division thought they could do likewise! I think a blind man could have done better. They actually tried to fit a square peg (pushrod) into a round hole(rocker arm)! SPEAKING OF A BLIND MAN: We had one as a customer. He bought a Merc with the 383 in it . He rebuilt his carburetor himself ! His occupation was radio and TV repair! He was a WWII p.o.w. in Germany. They had surgically removed his eyeballs for an experiment! He said the surgeon was very good.