Mike Dube

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  1. Bill Snyder passed this morning

    Chris & the kids gave Bill a great send off the Saturday before the 60th annual Stan Hywet Father's Day car show which Bill was a big part of for many years. Friends, family, employees, it was a full house. His beloved supercharged Stutz Derham CC on the lawn was the perfect centerpiece.
  2. Afraid there is not much to find in that regard. You should start looking for period 'Motors' or 'Chiltons' type general automotive manuals that overlap the period when these were still in the used car category. The earlier the better, for more info on removing, replacing & rebuilding things. Even then, not much about torque values to be found in old books.
  3. 8-98 Lycoming Operating Temp

    In hot weather, mine generally runs190 or so at a steady 55, spiking to 200 sometimes a tad more at stops. I am not running a thermostat, which while not generally thought wise, works. I had owned the car for about 5 years before I discovered this fact, and with a friend with similar car that seems to run overly hot regardless of what he tries, I decided to leave well enough alone. I am of the mind that modern fuels are at least partially responsible for the fact that many old cars seem to run hotter than they used to.
  4. Fluid Type for Diff & Trans 8-98???

    Curt, Is API/GL4 in 140 OK for the Auburn/Columbia 2 speed axles?
  5. Did you go to a Father's day show?

    59th Annual Stan Hywet Father's Day car show. Over 450 vehicles registered this year. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens http://www.stanhywet.org/events/59th-annual-fathers-day-car-show
  6. Columbia Dual Ratio Rear-end for circa '36 Auburn

    Al, That is the common perception, but I use low range now & then, when I need it. Haven't had any major issues with it in 18 years.
  7. Orphan car series

    The ever faithful Auburn in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
  8. Auburn

    You might try visiting the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club's site www.acdclub.org and looking around a while prior to asking your questions. It is generally believed that the first Auburn was built in 1901. Their last year was 1936.
  9. How do I store a car for the winter

    I use Lucasoil fuel stabilizer in everything that's going to sit. Have had really good luck with it over the years. My cars sit in a well sealed , tho unheated garage. I roll them out about once a month weather permitting and let them run for 20 minutes or so. Others might disagree, but I think it's better than just sitting. By the way, that's a nice looking Nash.
  10. I vote with Carl. Not sure how this oversize tire theme got started, but my 2 cents is that if you have clamshell fenders, you want to see a little of the fender well around them. If you plan on driving the car, it has to steer easier. I'm in the process of installing the 600/650x17 Firestones from Universal (good people) on my car. While they are nominally the same size as the Lester, my opinion is that they are a slightly larger section. This is mine on the Lesters.
  11. GPS and 6 volt cars

    Matt, I do this also, I put the battery in a small plastic box in which I installed a lighter plug. Use it to plug in the cell phone from time to time too. I can bring it to the next meeting if you want a look. It sits behind the freewheeling lever in the Auburn, out of the way.
  12. Dyna Beads

    Due to a bad balancing issue chewing up some of my Lesters prematurely I have stripped the Auburn's drop center wire wheels to get a good look at them before installing new tires. Frankly, while not perfect, they don't seem all that bad to me. I am using the Firestone 600/650x17s this time, they have a nicer look and seem to have deeper tread to begin with. I haven't decided yet whether or not to mount them myself, but in any event am considering using Dyna Beads this time. Anybody have any experience with them? http://www.innovativebalancing.com/index.php As to spin balancing, if you drive your car, using the Hunter 9600 balancer makes sense. Whatever you think about Corky, you should find this this video on quick matching tires & wheels interesting: In a check of shops in my area, it seems like it's mostly those that handle big trucks that have the 9600, which in itself tells us something.
  13. Dyna Beads

    Due to a bad balancing issue chewing up some of my Lesters prematurely I have stripped the Auburn's wire wheels to get a good look at them before installing new tires. Frankly, while not perfect, they don't seem all that bad to me. I am using the Firestone 650x17s this time, they have a nicer look and seem to have deeper tread to begin with. I haven't decided whether or not to mount them myself, but in any event am considering using Dyna Beads this time. Anybody have any experience with them? Tire Balancing Products
  14. Towing with a Tow-Dolly

    The steering issue. You do not want the front wheels steering with the rear lifted. Even if it was late model with the steering locked, I'll bet be the strain would break the lock. Might be ok for a few miles in an emergency, doubt it hold up for a few hundred miles.
  15. Towing with a Tow-Dolly

    Dale wrote: "As far as putting the car on backwards, some police would stop this as it is confusing coming up on a car at night with headlights pointing at you." My dolly's instructions say flat out not to dolly a car with the back end lifted. One reason may the headlights, tho they could be covered & red reflectors mounted temporarily. To me the main reason would be that older cars we are discussing here do not have steering locks, so how would you reliably lock the steering on the trailed front wheels? The old rope in the door isn't going to cut it, especially in the event something unusual happens. While this doesn't apply to the old car we are discussing, my dolly's info says the steering must be unlocked also. I think the strain might break the lock in an extreme situation.