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    Getting a car ready for my son.

    Hey that’s pretty cool will have to give it a go at some stage thanks for sharing
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    Motometer Red Line

    There was a great article in a vintage Ford magazine about fixing this sort of thing. They used a old school bench grinder the sort you turn by hand and made brackets up to mount the motormeter where the grinding wheel would normally go. Then simply turn the handle as these grinders were geared you got better centrifugal forces . I would copy the article but I’m not even sure where I put it
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    1929 Chrysler - Oil Pressure

    I just posted this in the Chrysler section but for what it is worth here is what my Chrysler 65 Instruction book says. Also my engine used to great oil pressure but was stuffed I’m guessing there were galleries block some where.
  4. Hi all just a quick question. My Chrysler 65 sedan only has a tool tray underneath the rear seat and none under the front seat is this correct. I know of another car that is the same but just want to double check. Thanks Ben
  5. Hi there Here is the page out of my Chrysler 65 Instruction book regarding type of oil and oil pressure hopefully it helps Cheers Ben
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    1929 Chrysler 65 under seat tray

    Thanks Sasha39 Yeah I’m guessing my one is correct. The other body that is the same as my one is a Smith and Waddington sedan made in Sydney I think and yes my one is a Hayes Body with a lot of other little different details.
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    Delco switch

    Hi all just wondering on what this Delco switch might be from, I’m guessing it’s from around the mid twenties any other thoughts appreciated
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    Possibly the greatest car sale story of all time

    Yeah my wife and I operate with the don’t ask don’t tell policy as well. I remember a few years ago we were both sitting at ordering stuff. She was ordering clothing, I was ordering car parts when she looked up and asked “how much are those parts going to cost dear” my reply “Not sure how much is that clothing.” She smiles a knowing smile and nods and not another word is spoken about money. That’s how it has worked for us since
  9. Hi there just looking for a little advice So please be gentle. So while I’m getting my engine rebuilt I was thinking of doing a quick tidy up on a spare engine that I have here that is in fair order but could benefit from a set of rings. My idea is that I could use this engine in the car while the rebuild is happening as it can take quite a while. Anyway before I order rings I want know I’m getting the right size etc. So I guess the only way to be really sure of the size will be to measure the pistons but I’m also wondering if the numbers stamped on top of the pistons mean anything, here’s a photo, oh and please humour me with this idea .
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    Chrysler 65 pistons and rings

    Thanks Bob Will measure up will be up your way Friday don’t know if you will be around or if we will have time but may give you a call. Thanks again Ben
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    What’s this ute???

    OK, so I actually do know what the ute is. Well, the make at any rate; not quite so confident on year and model. Yes, you see correctly. It is like an early version of the space cab/dual cab but what do you expect, it’s Australia. I’m not sure how many were produced. I’m pretty sure from what Gran told me it had a second row of seats. Anyway, sorry about the quality it is the only photo I have of this Ute and let's see what others think of it.
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    What’s this ute???

    Wow yes that’s correct it is a International, by the sounds of things similar may have happened here in Australia with many different bodies fitted. Thanks for that bit of info, All I know about the Ute is it did many trips between Sydney and Gunnedah and was remembered fondly.
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    What’s this ute???

    Not Ford but the era is correct and not a conversion as such or may have been but was purchased new in this configuration so was it converted at the factory maybe a unique Australian commercial. I do remember Gran having many a argument with vintage car enthusiasts that no such vehicle existed until she produced this photo! They would then shake their heads in surprise. I would love to have this Ute now but I’m not sure what ever happened to it.
  14. That’ll be great I still haven’t progressed far with mine, work keeps getting in the way however I did manage to remove all the head studs the other day and it only took about an hour better still no breakages only a few more items to remove and the big clean up and then the rebuilding process can start . I may have it running by Christmas 2019😳
  15. How is the new engine coming along?
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    Can anyone help identify this old car frame

    Looks very similar to Chev maybe around that 1924-25 era but I’m not 100% sure of this as the extra cross member for mounting the engine doesn’t look quite right I know some Chevs had them but I have never really studied them well enough that. Anyway if I get a chance today I will have a look at my Chev book
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    hard starting

    Yeah if I remember rightly the Citroen we used to have was positive ground
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    1920s-30s Buick Hubs

    So I don’t own a Buick but these Hubs followed me home today after a friend told me he was going to use them as a boat anchor maybe they are not worth saving but some one may get some parts. There is only 2 fronts and no other parts. So what model Buick are the from they seem pretty big I was thinking late twenties but there is no brake drums so that doesn’t make sense unless they have been removed already any way any thoughts appreciated.
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    1920s-30s Buick Hubs

    Cool thanks for all the replies I told Him that they were worth saving but he still looked at me a little doubtfully and so did my wife but she said oh well you’re usually right on these things and let me bring them home 😁 what’s sort of dollar value do they have, mind you I usually prefer to swap this sort of thing for parts I need as I realise often parts are not really worth big money and I love seeing more cars make it back on the road or at least stay on the road
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    Maybe not auto but any ideas?

    This item has been floating around at home for ages but no one seems to remember too much about it. It measures about 5 inches by 3 inches and the flat steel on the back it springy. Any thoughts appreciated.
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    Maybe not auto but any ideas?

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    Chrysler 75

    By the way keep us posted on what you discover as it always interesting to here of what others are up to
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    Chrysler 75

    The Red Head would be a great addition but at the end off the day if the car is not performing as it should with the Silver Dome this isn’t going to solve your problem but if you are thinking rebuilding and adding it and one is available go for it
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    Chrysler 75

    Wow I know not much about the Chrysler 75 but my 65 sedan was still a relatively good performer even with a stuffed engine, I would have thought that there is some other problems or maybe the diff is to high for the body style any way others with more knowledge will chime in but I always thought the 75 were powerful vintage motoring
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    Got an old photo of you as a kid next to a car?

    Here’s a couple of myself when I was bit younger not sure who’s Austin seven I’m standing beside but I used to love going to Vintage car rally’s and hitching a lift with who ever was willing to take me. Next photo is me and Dad with my 27 Chev just freshly restored I’m age 20