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About Wheelmang

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    Talking Rock, GA
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    Old cars - stamp collecting, golf, travel, photography.

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  1. Wheelmang

    Rebuild of a 1926 DB 4 Cylinder

    Ray - Herm, I may have been a little confusing in some of my interpretations. The speed shop doing my crank etc is saying that the crank will be at less than .0005 tolerance. The original post of .01 was a typo on my part it should have been .001 That was the required measurement reading that I believe was given to me by someone who does babbitting so they could set rod and main bearings to crank spec. The actual main bearings will be line bored not honed. Is it OK to under size the crank? How much can be removed from the crank before it is not usable? As to the crack repair, my welder now has the engine and I will be meeting with him the middle of next week to go over that process. He is military trained and now a retired welding teacher. At this point I am trusting his judgement for the best process but will definitely raise the various processes brought up here. Please let me know if I am missing anything here on the crank. Thanks all for you valued input. Paul
  2. Wheelmang

    Rebuild of a 1926 DB 4 Cylinder

    Thanks Ray. I have a plan "B" 5 main that is re-buildable but am hoping to keep the 3 main that is original to the car. I may have been a little confusing on my question. Both the 6V and 12V engines are 3 main. If the cranks are interchangeable I would like to rebuild the original. Pretty sure I will need to come up with bearing caps for at least one main if going with the 5 main engine. Assuming (gulp) the rod bearings are the same size between the 3 and 5 main? I really appreciate all of your insight on this project. Paul
  3. I have an engine, complete rear axle with brakes, Clutch - PP -Disc as well as a number of misc parts. There is too much stuff in the way. Its free if you can come get it. Located in Talking Rock, GA. About an 1 1/2 hours from Atlanta or Chattanooga. Sorry I cannot ship. Please send PM if you can use any or all. Certainly someone can save these from the scrap yard. I really need to get it out of the way.
  4. Wheelmang

    Rebuild of a 1926 DB 4 Cylinder

    Engine is at the speed shop for a dip tank cleaning then off to the welder. Does anyone know if the 3 main bearing crankshaft from a 12 V engine is the same as a 6 Volt? (Hope so or I may be looking for a crankshaft) Also looking for confirmation for original specs for the following (car #A716963) - Crank - 1.750 on mains and 1.625 on rods. What is the minimum diameter for crankshaft rod journals? - Pistons - 3.875 Thanks all
  5. Wheelmang

    Rebuild of a 1926 DB 4 Cylinder

    A small progress update - The throw out bearing is removed per Ray's instructions. The clutch plates did not just slide off and it looked like solidified grease in the pilot bearing was the culprit. The cam shaft plug was threaded, so a washer on the head of a bolt along with working my way around the plug with gentle pressure on a pry bar was successful. pressure from a pry bar removed it quite easily. And a question - The only marking I see is on the cam gear. I did not see anything on the cam itself. How is the correct position of the gear on the cam determined? I almost removed the gear from the cam before realizing this. The two "0s" on the cam gear line up with the single "0" on the crank gear OK. (not shown in picture) Hope to get back to considerably more progress this week.
  6. Wheelmang

    Rebuild of a 1926 DB 4 Cylinder

    Amazing that that much movement is built in. Thanks for the post Ray - I was already trying to find a replacement.
  7. Wheelmang

    Velocity Channel Ruins Wheeler Dealers

    I am liking the new Wheeler Dealer. Maybe not quite as much as it was with Edd but just about every show has technical learning for me. I especially like the fact that it is one of the few auto shows that isn't completely full of bleeps and bad language. I can watch it with my grandson and not be embarrassed.
  8. Wheelmang

    Rebuild of a 1926 DB 4 Cylinder

    Engine is out. Fat hands in a small place, broken cotter pins, frozen clutch pedal on shaft took four hours. So much for my simple comment earlier. Remainder of dismantle will likely be over the weekend. Just thinking that the throw out bearing may need replacing. (See video clip.) TB.MOV I expected the bearing to slide off the output shaft but it appears it is pressed on??
  9. Wheelmang

    WTB - 1926 Georgia TAG - Wanted

    Thanks for the feedback. I have been on EBay for close to a year with a search alert anytime a GA tag/plate comes up for 1926. All that has hit so far are tags that have a 26 in the number. Nothing close to 1926 has shown up. Just widening my search. thanks again.
  10. Wheelmang

    WTB - 1926 Georgia TAG - Wanted

    Looking for a 1926 Georgia tag, (license plate for those up north).😏
  11. Wheelmang

    Rebuild of a 1926 DB 4 Cylinder

    Thanks Ray: "Have you removed the two thin metal supports either side of the throw out bearing?" I looked and looked but did not see anything else that could be removed. I presume these are accessed through the hole in the top of the bell housing? Thanks for the pics and info. Paul
  12. Wheelmang

    Rebuild of a 1926 DB 4 Cylinder

    Got back to work today and dropped the rear end and tried to pull the trans. The cross member is unbolted and the trans is back far enough that the back of the engine is almost at the firewall. I cannot get the engine to separate from the trans. Any ideas anyone. Almost seems like the output from the crack is stuck in the pilot bearing.
  13. Wheelmang

    Rebuild of a 1926 DB 4 Cylinder

    Thanks Ray - always wise guidance!
  14. Wheelmang

    Tax and your cars

    Generally the per gallon tax is higher on diesel fuel vs. gas. This varies significantly from state to state. Wonder where that falls in all of the questions and scenarios that precede?