Bhigdog

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  1. Likely did you a favor..............Bob
  2. Yup, that's a complication. I pictured a standard male drive lug Likely the least best way to do the skinning. Yup, clamping, holding, fixturing is often 90% of the problem. It looks like you're skinning as best as it gets for what you got. I can see other ways but more time consuming/expensive as in single pointing the threads and plunge EDMing the socket Have fun that's the most important part..........Bob
  3. Almost always more than one way to skin a cat. Some better than others and some more necessary than others. I might have solved the Square drive problem by fabricating the plug in two pieces and making the 3/4" drive with a tenon than was TIGed or silver brazed into the plug. Just sayin. If your plan works it's likely the least time consuming................Bob
  4. Maybe a better approach would have been to make new ones from scratch. Maybe not. Might still come to that. Good luck..........Bob
  5. Remember Driving the Big Buicks in Snow?

    I tried that. The snow still stuck to them and they got soaking wet. Then when I tried drying them on the kitchen radiator they shrunk and got stiff.....Bob
  6. 54-56 muffler length

    Most of my records unfortunately got lost. I'm pretty sure Willy (old tank) has that info. I envy his record keeping no end................Bob No I don't. He did 3 of my complete exhaust systems in aluminized pipes and I remember the cost was less than the "recognized" guys.............Bob
  7. 54-56 muffler length

    Marty was the only person I ever got an exhaust system from that fit as it should, including the very tricky 55 cross over pipe. . I recommend him HIGHLY and his prices were very reasonable..............Bob
  8. Pierce Arrow Hood Ornament

    Better than if he was facing the other way..................Bob
  9. Heirloom Tools

    I know. I have one and actually use it on occasion. But I've never seen a gasket cutter like the one pictured. Pretty neat tool especially with the double blade......................Bob
  10. another 56 chrysler hemi question

    No................Bob
  11. 2018 Grand National Registration

    Surely you jest...............Bob
  12. 2018 Grand National Registration

    All I saw was trailer parking at Westmoreland fair grounds. No cost info.............Bob
  13. 2018 Grand National Registration

    I'd be up for attending but I can't tell from the info form if there is trailer parking fee. Anyone know for sure?..........Bob
  14. 56 chrysler hemi question

    354 CI. Never noticed blow by on mine.................Bob
  15. What Do You Use in Your Parts Cleaner?

    Tractor supply sells a parts cleaner that's not too expensive and seems to work OK.......................Bob
  16. What have you learned on the AACA Forum?

    HAW HAW HAW. I said the same thing here to some Brit sports car guy a while back. He got his knickers all in a wad. Maybe it was the same guy. Sadly I don't think I got any warning points.................Bob
  17. Sealing NPT in oil pan

    Being the type of person that is rankled by temporary or stop gap solutions my fix would be to fix the problem. Assuming a steel oil pan I would cut out the NPT fitting and TIG or silver braze in a standard type female drain fitting with a standard gasketed plug. End of problem..............Bob
  18. Sealing NPT in oil pan

    Try different plugs. There is a manufacturing tolerance. I just had a new furnace with 4 zones installed. Lots of NPT fittings. The plumber wrapped every thread with 4 turns of tape. Then he used the edge of the tape spool to press the tape into the threads. Then a liberal coating of pipe dope. I mentioned that looked quite time consuming. He said it was a lot cheaper than a leak. There were no leaks at all and the system is pressurized..................Bob
  19. 1953 Super Radiator Question

    My personal opinion, assuming a reputable shop that knows what they are doing, it's always better to re-core than re-pro. It will fit, cool and look as it should. My shop gives me my tanks and side straps to repair/recondition while they wait for the new core to be made. I remove the top tank dents taking care to leave them very slightly low. I instruct the shop to not paint the radiator. I then fill the slightly low tank dents with body filler and paint. Radiator looks like new. Filler holds up perfectly to the heat. My 55 radiator is going on 20 years since repair. No cracks etc in the tank filler.........Bob
  20. 1953 Super Radiator Question

    Seems to me if they are using your top/bottom tanks the cooler question answers itself. As for price my radiator shop measures the core and has a new brass one made to same type/specs/dimensions. Price runs $900 for a tube and fin type using my tanks................Bob
  21. 1940 buick special starter wiring.

    Here's the very best advice you will get concerning your starter and your entire car project. The very first thing to buy is a shop manual. You are shooting in the dark with out one and are as likely to screw something up as fix it. I'd also suggest posting this and future questions to the Buick pre- war section. The Buick forum is a most watched and helpful here................Bob
  22. What have you learned on the AACA Forum?

    Conversely: If someone asks a question and you spend 30 minutes with your books or walk 100 yards through the snow to get to the shop to look at the car to make sure you're correct and then they never come back with so much as a thanks, don't take it personally. They're the jerk, not you..........Bob
  23. Weird 57 PB Master Cylinder Leak

    I feel your pain................Bob
  24. Weird 57 PB Master Cylinder Leak

    The hole is a weep hole to drain any fluid that seeps past the internal piston seals. The wire is there to keep the weep hole open. Your unit has developed worn seals that should be replaced. If you plug the hole the fluid that leaks past the piston seal will end up in the vacuum canister. Keep an eye on the fluid level until you have the unit rebuilt..............Bob
  25. You have one of them there DeLorean time machines, Dave?................