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  1. Crank oil seal install

    The cork is stationary in the housing that turns with the crankshaft. The sealing is between the spinning cork and the timing cover. Many GM engines used this style of seal (in various sizes) from the 20's until at least the mid 50's.
  2. Further down, on the Chrysler forum you might get more information quicker. The cable (the inner part) was almost universal from the mid 30's up into the early 70's. The only variations were the ends and they were swaged on. A .58 second Google search turned up hundreds of sources. Three that I have personally dealt with are below. http://www.robertsmotorparts.com/store/speedometer-cable-69-inch-1 http://www.oldmoparts.com/ http://www.vintagepartsource.com/chryslerparts.htm Remember only lubricate the lower third of the cable.
  3. Coal Carved Coal Locomotive Unique

    I have about ten different locos carved out of coal as well as seventeen vintage autos.
  4. Question for you experienced guys

    As Larry Schramm said 'On car purchases, I just go and do it myself to be sure all is correct. If it is not right, then only one person to blame." Three times I helped friends who were far away and needed someone to look at a car. One came back at me five years later because the engine developed a timing cover leak that required the engine to be removed to fix, obviously my fault and another was upset because the quarter panel rusted after three years. All I would help with now would be to tell the person there is a car here, this is the serial number and it is a certain color. Go yourself or hire a professional. My son looked at a Porsche on ebay, contracted with an appraiser in LA, liked the report, bought the car and drove it happily for 11 years.
  5. 1930 Pontiac bumper medallion

    Mine are the heavy ones as well but I thought of you when I saw the ad. Good Luck with your search.
  6. Auburn 1932 Branke Band Material

  7. 1930 Pontiac bumper medallion

  8. Tick-Tick-Ticking

    If you blip the accelerator and the noise is louder on deceleration it very well could be a wrist pin bushing. When I had a wrist pin knock on my Buick the old time mechanics said to leave it until I had another reason to open the engine. They said it was common and could come back again fifteen or twenty thousand miles after being repaired. Several years later I collapsed a piston (#2) and at that time fixed the wrist pin bushing (#6).
  9. Help Identify this hood ornament

    Also broken 1930 Pontiac. Actually Series 6-30B and Series 401.
  10. 1925 Speedo setup help

    Make sure you only lube the bottom third of the cable. Lube on the top part works it's way into the speedo head.
  11. Auburn 1932 Branke Band Material

    Make sure to check HUPMOBILE after 1927, DODGE 1928 (some), NASH 1929 (some), STUDEBAKER DICTATOR 1934, GRAHAM BROS TRUCK 1928-29, DEVSUX. These were Midland Steeldraulic but I don't know the diameter. Pontiac, Oakland 28-32 and GMC T11 1929 used Midland Steeldraulic as well but they were all smaller than 12". I have a PDF file on the proper adjusting of these brakes if you needed it.
  12. Auburn 1932 Branke Band Material

    If they are "Midland Steeldraulic" brakes there are some pre cut and pre shaped linings around. I bought a set on ebay last year so I would have spares for my Pontiac.
  13. 51special air filter

    Same as 49 I believe.
  14. Front Passenger door locks- why only there?

    Gary W Only in the USA, Canadian Ford T's had four doors, probably to accommodate export to RHD countries.