Bhigdog

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  1. 60 Chrysler Windsor pulley

    The 56 hemi engine uses an ldler pully with a non replaceable ball bearing. The bearing is roll crimped ln place and if it goes bad the entire pully is replaced. If yours is similar replacing the bearing is possible with a bit of lathe work. I've done several for myself and friends. The roll crimp must be turned off. The bearing is pulled. Then the pulley is counterbored and a thin sleeve brazed in place. A new bearing pressed in place and the new sleeve rolled over to replace the cut off crimp and lock the new bearing in place. A time consuming but fun job. ........bob
  2. 1955 Buick and 1955 Chev. 2-door hardtops

    When I was growing up in the 50's priests and doctors drove Buicks, usually black. Upscale enough to befit their status without being ostentatious ................Bob
  3. Centraila fire chief wagon

    Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania????????????????? Sum Ting Wong..........Bob
  4. FYI..........Parts book says 54, 55 ,56 series 50 & 70 are the same part #. Also be best to post this in the Buick section too.....................Bob
  5. What is this noise on my ‘53 322?

    Typical repro tchotchke. Kind of makes me wonder if the end radii are correct or it's: "to Hell with it, close enough, not our problem"...................Bob
  6. And so you want to spend a bunch of money, time and aggravation to further modify a nice car that will likely never do what you hoped and imagined, when you will likely never do more with it than putz around to the "local shows and hang outs" with it? Been there, done that, can't really recommend it..................Bob
  7. Ohio Concours D'Elegance

    Nice venue and the most helpful, nicest & friendliest staff of many events I've participated in.................Bob
  8. It would be worth a trip to the hardware store for a common barb fitting. A proper vacuum reading tells an awful lot about the general health of an engine and often tells one where to look for a problem..............Bob
  9. Pull the intake manifold pipe plug and use that as the vacuum source for a vacuum gauge check of your engine................Bob
  10. 1938 ford pickup

    Check your wiring..................Bob
  11. '53 Super Defroster Blower

    That looks repairable. Besides doing as you said check for continuity in all the components................Bob
  12. '53 Super Defroster Blower

    Only the cage end has an exposed shaft, But yes, some thin lube has a decent chance of freeing it up. If not pull it apart and lube the blank end. If that fails it's likely still repairable. Do a forum search for more advice..............Bob
  13. When you do a vacuum check remove the pipe plug ln the intake and use that as the vacuum source to see the overall health of your engine.........bob
  14. Hmmm. Looks like a number of mods have been made. Twer it me, given your symptoms, before I started pulling things apart I'd put a vacuum gauge on it. Mite want to give the air cleaner a good douche too..............Bob
  15. What is this noise on my ‘53 322?

    Assuming it's lifter noise, and I think you say it's the right side only, and it's after a rebuild, I'd look at the oil supply to the lifters. That would lead me to speculate the front cam bearing oil hole is miss-aligned or the noisy side oil gallery front plug was seated too deep and is blocking oil pressure to the lifters or has backed out and is leaking and losing oil pressure............Bob
  16. Well written. I'm of the opinion the old car hobby will die a slow death of attrition. As the truly distinctive older models slowly cease to exist or be available only to a few very well heeled and/or dedicated collectors general interest will dry up to the point of near obscurity. The car collectors of the future will be a subject of human interest stories in the local paper that focus on the nice old but slightly dotty guy that collects cars. What attracts collectors and interested others is the distinctiveness and novelty of certain cars. It's hard for me to imagine the car show of the future where, save for color, all the cars look, and are, more or less the same. Enjoy it while you can but time marches on.......................Bob
  17. Starter Motor: Continuous Running OK?

    My guess is the bearings in a starter motor are designed for intermittent operation and will fail especially since the engine RPM will over speed the start motor once it fires up..............Bob
  18. Anyone near Winchester, VA. to look at a car for me?

    Not that hard a fix IF a good doner car was available. Be a labor of love type of deal, though..............Bob
  19. Anyone near Winchester, VA. to look at a car for me?

    I can do the same in Eastern PA but it's going to cost a Whopper, fries and a coke for my trouble..............Bob
  20. Anyone near Winchester, VA. to look at a car for me?

    Mind saying what the asking price is (was)?.........Bob
  21. Brass-Era Car Leather Fan Belt Question

    McMaster-Carr sells several several types of belt lacing and installation tools. Best to be seated when checking the prices...........Bob
  22. Light bulbs

    If it is a mercury switch it's contained in the socket base itself............Bob
  23. 1957 buick special power brake booster

    Are you sure you have the proper brake shoe linings. There's been numerous threads here about improper linings and difficulty stopping. On my 57 Buick I went through 3 sets of shoes before I found a set that worked well. I had to send the shoes to a brake specialist. Modern linings just don't work well. BTW, also post this in the Buick forum section......................Bob
  24. 1956 Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir

    Nice!...........Bob
  25. March April The Antique Automobile

    BINGO! What do I win?...............Bob