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  1. Tinindian

    Crank pulley oil leak woes

    Is your road draft tube clear? Is it possible that your crankcase is pressurized enough to restrict the draining back into the crankcase? Slingers are pretty simple. Your drain holes back into the crankcase are too big to clog. Is it possible that there is a restriction in the oil line somewhere that is causing extra oil to flow into the timing gear area? Thinking about your problem and wishing you well.
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    Interesting car 1904? any guesses?

    I drove my Pontiac daily for 25 Manitoba and BC winters. Never got stuck, and never needed to shovel. On a road that had been traveled on I always drove in the undisturbed snow if possible. In the seventies in the Okanagan my wife owned a Pinto station wagon. It had wide mag wheels with low profile tires. As soon as the first snow arrived we changed to the original narrow wheels and tires and had no problems all winter. In both cases the same weight on narrow tires rather than wide tires means more traction per square inch. As well the narrow tires cut down through the snow rather than packing it down.
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    Crank pulley oil leak woes

    Interesting, you are right according to the parts book. The 29 I had apart was the same as the 30. Perhaps the engine or the cover had been changed in the past. Should/is there a drain hole in the bottom of the ring in the cover that is blocked? In the eighties the man that redid my bearings brazed a tube onto the inside of the front cover and used a modern lip seal that ran on the front of the crank. It seemed to work okay. I wanted to go back to the original but he had messed up the cover so I just replaced the modern seal when I did my engine the last time. Sorry I can't be more help.
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    Crank pulley oil leak woes

    I am not sure if this the correct number as I can't access my parts book right now, but this is the style of seal you need. The side you see goes against the crank gear and rotates with it. The opposite side (cork ring) rides against the timing cover and seals everything. Many GM's used a seal like thus up into the late fourties in at least three diameters. If I can I will post the correct part number tomorrow.
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    Car Logo Quiz...

    Chery reminds me of our old Chinese Laundry man trying to say Chevrolet. His son bought a new one in 1948.
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    Car Logo Quiz...

    43 as well.
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    Need help to ID these Cars!

    A google search indicates that the Buick is a 29 by the shape of the rad shell and the rectangular emblem on the fender tie bar.
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    1927-1928 ? Erskine parts for sale

    Picture 2 on post #5 has a nice looking "Mechanics U-joint".
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    Need help to ID these Cars!

    The left picture is a Buick but I am not sure of the model or year.
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    Hi-Flow vs Normal Thermostat?

    Ir thermometer is a wonderful investment. I wish I had bought one years ago.
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    Modern Fluids for Early 20's Buick's??

    As usual Mark Shaw is succinct and concise. I don't believe anyone could go wrong following his advice. There have been tens of thousands of words on car forums about antifreeze and lubricants. Some was statistical, some accurate, some totally inaccurate and some just like "old wives tales". Follow Mark's advice and enjoy your 1922 Model 35 Touring for many years and miles.
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    Hi-Flow vs Normal Thermostat?

    This is the only way to clean the water jacket out. Sixty years ago if a straight eight Buick came in to the dealership where I worked it was an automatic core plug replacement with mechanical removal of the crud. If the owner wouldn't let us do that he was told to take his overheating problem somewhere else. We had pails of rust, scales and crud to dispose of and never had a come back.
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    Why? Why?

    It reads as if it were written by an eight year old.
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    Suchion Cup marks and Haze on New Windshield

    As a fourty-two year funeral director, I can tell you, you really don't want to see the inside of your lungs.
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    1934 Dodge

    I can't answer your question about a pin but I think a "hand impact driver" would be the tool to loosen the screw.