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About Wheelmang

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  • Birthday 12/21/1949

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    Old cars - stamp collecting, golf, travel, photography.

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  1. An electrical question on my 26DB

    The switch is not on the wiring diagram in the Book of Information. BOI only, that I could find, listed wire guage recommendation based on circuit amps. Based on that and your recommendations above I am going with 14G on a full ignition system re-wire. Also eliminating the non original switch in the line and replacing the coil. Trans lock is the anti-theft protection. Thank you all for great guidance.
  2. An electrical question on my 26DB

    Thanks for the assistance. A new coil is on order and I think I will just replace all ignition related wiring based on book of information diagrams. Do not understand the need for the on/off switch in the line to the coil.
  3. 1926 DB 6V. When I first turn the ignition switch on my amp meter shows about a 8-10 A draw. There is also an in line interrupt switch for the wire going to the coil. Occasionally when the interrupt is pulled out (must be pulled out in order for the car to start) the amp meter pegs out to maximum draw. The wire from the ignition switch to the interrupt and on to the coil is 18G. The wire from the coil to the distributor is 16G. Finally the questions. Shouldn’t the wires all be the same gauge? Was original equipment a wire straight to the coil from the ignition switch? Was OE 16 or 18 gauge. thank you all for your excellent feedback. Paul
  4. Spring to no where

    Thanks both. I see that tab now. I need to keep reminding myself of the simplicity of this car. Off to find a spring.
  5. Spring to no where

    Started up my 26 DB this afternoon and the engine took off racing. I then noticed that the gas pedal was on the floor. The return spring broke and I cannot for the life of me see where it was connected. Could someone please supply a picture of their connection and also what the length of a replacement spring should be when compressed. Thanks so much for your help. Paul
  6. Non OE wire - what is it for?

    But it is a positive ground!
  7. Non OE wire - what is it for?

  8. 1928 Std Six Wheel Torque Value

    You may try google for torque values. I have a chart found there that lists values based on thread size.
  9. Non OE wire - what is it for?

    Did not realize I was posting such an electrifying subject. The comments are are a total trip. I am blown away with the response!
  10. The attached picture is of the distributor on my 1926 DB. The wire coming off the distributor was in rough shape when I rebuilt the water pump so I went ahead and made a new one. Now that I am reinstalling the distributor I am wondering why I made a new one. Cannot figure out what it is for or why the PO may have put it there. Additional ground maybe? Any ideas anyone? Thanks for looking and commenting. Paul
  11. Wood spoke wheel maintenance

    Thanks all for your responses. I apologize if I created a redundant topic. This is my first go around with wood spoke wheels and they are on a DB so I would not have seen the many posts on the Model T forum. Guess I should have searched wood wheels before posting. Lesson learned! My wheels are in great shape. My question was more of a preventative maintenance nature. All of the great responses above answered my questions. Thanks again. Paul
  12. 4 cylinder engine paint

    I had to drop the oil pan on my 26 DB 4 cyl when I first got it. The oil pan and flywheel cover where approximately the same color you have pictured here. That is what I repainted them after cleaning and blasting. My block and head are black. I do not think the engine or pan have ever been out of this car. Also the water pump currently in rebuild stage was grey underneath a poor coat of black and dirt. Well - after posting this my curiosity led me to the engine. Especially after finding the grey under the black on my water pump. A little de-greaser and some 220 sand paper uncovered under the black that I previously spoke the green seen in R White's video post. Very interesting!
  13. Finishing wood wheels

    I just posted a question in the General Discussion forum about Wheeler Dealers and a rerun that I watched this AM. Guess I should have looked at the Dodge Brothers forum first. Ed China actually soaked the wood spoke wheels for a couple of days in order to swell them up and cure some looseness. I questioned the practice.
  14. It seems like every time I am on the site and go temporarily go to a second site the forum disconnects me. I understand if this is some kind of security for the site but my underlying question - It does not sign me out? Is this supposed to happen this way? Thanks Paul
  15. I was watching a rerun of Wheeler Dealer this AM and they were working on a 1904 Durant. One of the issues Ed China was addressing was loose wooden spokes going into the rim. The issue was "the wood had dried out". Their fix was to soak the wheels in water for a couple of days in order to swell them up. Is this a real fix? If yes, would this be a good preventative maintenance practice on 90+ year wheels? Would you want to sand down before soaking and then refinish after they have had a chance to surface dry? I own a 1926 DB and will soon be resurfacing the wood wheels. Thanks all for your input. Paul