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  1. Bloo

    Only third gear Nash 1932

    On old three speeds like this, third is direct. The thing that all the missing gears have in common is power flow through the main drive gear and countershaft. I think it is time to take the lid of and have a look. Good luck.
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    Misfire Teaser - straight flathead 6

    Is there any sort of vacuum port along the intake trough near cylinder #1? (It would probably look like a fitting right into the head.) Regarding the firing order, crank the engine with the cap off and see which way the rotor turns. The firing order will go around the cap in the same direction the rotor turns..
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    Backing up an in-tank fuel pump with an in-line one

    There is a third reason pumps are put in tanks. The types of pumps typically used for fuel injection (roller or vane) do not lift terribly well, and when asked to lift often cavitate, damaging themselves. There cannot really be any restriction between the fuel and the pump. Alfa Romeo and some other European manufacturers tried putting a 12 or 13mm hose connection right at the bottom of the tank, and putting a low restriction filter in this large line. The pump was mounted on the body a little below the lever of the tank. The filter was supposed to keep trash out of the pump without causing restriction to flow. The trouble was every bit of crud that gets in the tank goes right in that filter. It plugs up a lot, unlike the sock-on-a-pickup-tube arrangements usually used with a carbureted car. The next solution was to add a small lift pump inside the tank. The sock is attached right to the little pump, and rejects trash more like a carbureted car does (quite a bit of it just falls back into the bottom of the tank). The main (big) pump out on the body can be mounted anywhere, and is assured a constant supply of fuel by the lift pump. Volvo, Peugeot and others did this quite a bit. The trash filter problems are solved, but now you have 2 pumps to fail. Since the big pump supplies the high pressure for the injection, if it fails the car stops running. If the lift pump fails, often the car keeps running long enough to destroy the big pump, and the customer finds out he needs TWO fuel pumps replaced. Logically, the next thing to do is to just put the main pump in the tank, press a sock on the end, and put it down in the bottom (usually a plastic reservoir in the bottom of the tank). Now the pump does not have to lift, the system has a sock for trash filtering, it is quieter and cools better (as Joe pointed out), and there is only one pump to fail. This is the best and most reliable setup anyone has come up with so far for fuel injection. The only real answer here is to preemptively replace the pump if it has enough miles that it is likely to fail.
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    Door Hinge Repair Wood Frame 27'

    If it is possible to get to the back side, I think I would make a nut-plate and use bolts (3) all the way through. Perhaps fasten the plate on the inside with a tiny screw, so it cant fall down if the bolts are removed. For what its worth, on some Fisher bodies just a little bit newer, one of the three is a bolt going all the way through to a t-nut. Nut inserts like the ones in your picture can work well in solid hardwood (they are sometimes used in maple on guitar necks for instance), but I would expect old body wood to be brittle. I wouldn't want to strain it any more than necessary.
  5. Is it a Fisher body? I Imagine if it is, that you could get an unpunched one from Bobs and punch the holes on the correct side. He does list them unpunched in both brown and black. Shipping is likely to be expensive. If the body is Holden, or some other body builder, I have no idea. Bob's pictures are nearly useless, but I believe that is a Fisher logo in the middle of the 1936 mat.
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    Best Spar Varnish on wood spokes????

    Also look at his topic on
  7. I'm guessing it is an add-on. One lever is attached to a shaft going all the way to the other side of the frame, up high. The shaft in 1937hd45's picture shows a different setup.
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    Need id on 6 volt Bulb

    The one in the box is indeed "American Pre-Focus". Since it has a single contact, it is most likely for a foglight or something. The one in picture number 3 is what we would call "Bayonet" up here in the Pacific Northwest. There are many sizes and types. Things to pay attention to are the number of contacts, the diameter of the base, and whether the pins on the side of the base are at different heights or the same. The bases have names (like the P30D Spineyhill mentioned) if "American Pre-Focus" or "Bayonet" is not specific enough. You need to find the bulb number to figure out the wattage or candlepower rating.
  9. Actually the Buick 350 is the lightest of the American cast iron v8s.
  10. 1936 has it on top of the frame rail by the steering box. Maybe look there?
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    How to remove totque tube?

    For what it's worth, the 42 shop manual is online and often goes into more detail than 1937. The axle is very similar to 37. shop manual/05-Rear Axle/page1.html Side bearing preload and backlash is on image 9 and 10. The reason there is no pinion bearing preload setting is that the fore/aft movement of the pinion is controlled by the front (ball) bearing. It does have preload, but it is internal to the front bearing. Both preloaded bearings are in the ball bearing assembly. If worn, the front bearing assembly must be replaced.
  12. I believe some of these really early cars used a lubricant much heavier than the "600W" (SAE250 or so) lubricants currently sold for Model A Fords. In the late 1970s, the HCCA Gazette published a recipe for mixing your own, as a substitute was not readily available. The ingredients included the heaviest available gear oil, old fashioned long-fiber wheel bearing grease (already hard to find in 1978), and PowerPunch or something similar. That is by no means a complete list. There were other ingredients in the glop. I have no idea what. Today we would call it semi-fluid grease. Perhaps others can elaborate.
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    Whats that thing behind the Falcon? Yet another Pontiac? I would have guessed 55 Buick.
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    Water pump rebuild with ceramic seal

    It is called "The Flying Dutchman". Here ya go...