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  1. Bloo

    1955 Buick general questions

    Anytime :) Glad you found it!
  2. HA! I just posted one in your other thread. Glad you found the elusive knob!
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    1955 Buick general questions

    Is this what you re looking for? PM me an address if so...
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    trailer weight question

    Same here. I guess now that everyone and their grandmother's poodle has a 1 ton dually and an equalizer hitch, maybe it's ok? I don't know. I still cringe at anything over 50mph.
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    Fun with Distributor Breaker Plates Part I

    Is it dual point? Many of those aftermarket plates were.
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    30 A model transmission oil

    There is really no such thing as "600 weight" oil. 600 degrees Fahrenheit is most likely the flash point of the steam cylinder oil they used to use in transmissions back in the early days of the car. It had a viscosity about like modern day SAE 250. Today, 600W is just a brand of steam cylinder oil. It is available in 2 different viscosities. The model A is a crashbox, so no worries about protecting synchros. If there are any bronze or brass bushings in the transmission (I don't know, probably), choose something the maker says is safe for "yellow metals". If not, no worries. Heavier is better in a crashbox for that time or two when you miss a gear. Heavier also helps you get it into a gear faster at a stoplight.
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    1954 Chevy Bel air. An impossible restoration?

    Come out to the Pacific Northwest and get a body and frame. Here is one in PDX for $2500 that looks like it could save you $20,000 or more in rust repair. It looks like it was hit in the front, so some better pictures might be needed. (not my car, and I haven"t seen it in person)
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    1935 Lincoln K V12 Club Sedan

    What kind of pump could you put in the tank that would be silent and still let you pull through? Would you run it all the time? I imagine you already know this, but the reason they put pumps in the tank is that the vane and or roller pumps used (usually with fuel injection) don't lift well at all, and when you ask them to, they cavitate. By putting the pump in the tank with it's tail sitting in the sock, they eliminate the problem.
  9. No, I just let it stabilize and snapped the picture. Maximum current would be just for an instant I think until the starter began turning. I was cranking the engine (with the ignition shut off so it wouldn't start), so I think the numbers are valid. There would be variations as each compression stroke passed, and that could be seen on a scope, but this probe is way too slow for a scope.
  10. I don't know. I think both. A stalled motor draws gobs of current, so I guess since the motor spins faster, it draws less current than the math suggests? The current was about the same, so the wire inside should be happy as long as the waste heat doesn't get out of hand. I guess it could, but people have been getting away with using 6 volt starters on 12v conversions for years, and just being careful not to crank too long. It looks a lot less bad than I expected..
  11. Car: 1936 Pontiac Master Six, 208cid, 6cyl, 6.2:1 Battery 1: Pacific Power Group 1 6 Volt. Cranking Voltage: 5.545 Volts Cranking current: 170 Amps Watts: 942.65 Battery 2: Optima Red Top Group 25 12 volt. Cranking Voltage: 10.731 Cranking Current: 174 Amps Watts: 1867.02 This car already cranks fast on 6 volts. On 12 volts, it sounds ridiculous.
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    Buick Generators

    If it is anything like the idiot light terminal on a typical GM 10si etc., it doesn't ground or open the terminal. It just brings the terminal up to charging voltage when turning. Since the voltage is the same on both sides of the light, the light goes out.
  13. I could try it later, when I get home.