Bhigdog

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  1. Page 10-66 of your service manual has a cut away illustration of the horn ring and contact assembly..................Bob
  2. Good a test as any. Even with a double failure: I.E. engine quits and a faulty check valve you will still have manual brakes...... or so sayeth the book.....Bob
  3. With engine running it's supposed to pull a vacuum (suck air) with hose off. Run engine, shut down engine, wait 5 mins or so, pull hose. If there is an inrush of air into the hose the valve is holding a vacuum as it should.................Bob
  4. Yup, 200 selections..................Bob
  5. I had a Stickley setee I sold a number of years back. I sort of knew about maybe, sort of, what it was worth and had a "Stickley guy" come to look at it. He looked it over and said it was a very nice piece and a fair price for both the seller and buyer was $8,000. I started the old "well.......... I don't know shuffle". He pulled out a wad of $100's and said this is my one and only offer . Once I leave here don't call me again because I will not be interested at any price. 10 minutes later it was in his van. Turns out it was a fair price. You might want to try that approach............Bob
  6. American Club of Antique Automobiles (ACAA) Museum. ............................Bob
  7. Maybe the guy simply did whatever he could with very limited resources. I say good for him. If the truck was spotted in Havana everyone here would be commenting on his ingenuity and craftsmanship. Personally I find his truck more interesting and commendable than the guy that restored his gazillion dollar Belchfire Eight using nothing but his check book.................................Bob
  8. Or as Beldar Conehead says.............".Eggs and fiberglass "...................Bob
  9. I think that's par for the course. I consider my local store a treasure......................Bob
  10. Glad you got the guides but thought I'd mention that not all napa stores are the same. My local store is old school and has stacks of old paper cross reference books and catalogs. When I needed valves for an old stationary engine my napa guy pulled an old book that listed valves by size in thousands of an inch and cross referenced them to part numbers. Didn't even look at the computer until it was time to order them............Bob
  11. Now that I'm backed into a corner let me waffle a bit. When I was doing my 55 I heard of a stick parts car near Boston. Was going to buy it just for the stick set up until I found out that a special trans was different (less robust) than the 322's. So to rephrase my earlier post: If I was still doing my 55 Century and had the parts I would make it a stick car in a heart beat...........Bob
  12. Can't be Special parts.................Bob
  13. First of all remove the hood from the hinges not the hinges from the body. I outline the hinge/hood alignment with pencil and I a drill a 1/8 hole through the hinge and hood mount brackets. When I reinstall, a 1/8 pin through the hole puts the hood where it was and the hole will never be noticed.............Bob
  14. I would make my 55 Century a 3 speed stick in a heart beat if I could find all the parts...............Bob
  15. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Paint it with 2 coats of POR 15 and call it a job well done..............Bob