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CarlLaFong last won the day on August 6 2015

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  1. I am not, though I have considered joining. I do have this, so I am a committed L&H fan, as is my 25 year old grand daughter
  2. Other than a few, like Utopia, made at the end of their careers, there were no bad Laurel and Hardy movies
  3. The Shays were not kit cars. They were sold as fully assembled, new cars
  4. "He's a railroad man and gets up very early in the morning" "He's a chump"
  5. Ikky. Ichabod Mudd...............with two Ds
  6. Miriam de Olloqui Miriam Belling de Olloqui, known as "Mimsie" to her friends, and "Gigi" to her children and grandchildren, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family with Wilson, Posey's cat, resting on her lap on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Mimsie was the eldest of four children of the late Vice Admiral Patrick N.L. Bellinger and Miriam Benoist. She was married to Valentine de Ventades de Olloqui Jr. and raised her children in Lewisburg, WV. Mimsie was active in the community in a number of organizations. Over the years, she has been involved with Garden Club, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Carnegie Hall, and North House, to name a few. She particularly enjoyed the feeling of family and community in Lewisburg. Evenings at Carnegie Hall, the Greenbrier valley Theatre, concerts on the lawn, and T.O.O.T. were among her many favorites. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Bellinger Kauffmann; her children, Mimi Turner, Elena Bowers, Jane "Posey" de Olloqui, Valentine "Davey" de Olloqui, and Alan de Olloqui; and her grandchildren, Ricky Bowers, Samantha de Olloqui, Patrick Bowers, and David de Olloqui. Friends and relatives are welcome to join Mimsie's family to celebrate her life at St. Catherine's, 407 Walnut Street, Ronceverte, WV 24970, on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 11 AM. A reception immediately following will be held at The General Lewis Inn in Lewisburg. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), Carnegie Hall, Greenbrier Humane Society, or Daily Living with Father Chapin ( would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made by visiting Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Obituary originally published in the April 28, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News
  7. I'm Sounds very fishy to me. If it was designed by Alex Tremulus, I think there would be some mention of it. A Google search of Deloqui reveals nothing
  8. In 1884, carburetors were mostly, surface, wick and other, now obsolete, devices. That is a spray type carburetor, which evolved into the modern carburetors that we saw on all cars, until the advent of FI. Daimler patented the spray carburetor in 1883 but it was not put into widespread use for a while. That carb looks like it is from the early teens, perhaps. I cannot explain the dates on the bottom, but a carburetor from 1884 would not look that modern
  9. Much newer than 1884.
  10. You already blew your credibility with the purloined picture. Early V8 transmissions are still pretty abundant. 500 bucks plus shipping plus any other charges involved would put the part (or parts) far above what we could buy one for, here at any vintage car swap meet
  11. Not to over simplify the job, but it is replacing the clutch on a 90 year old car, not changing the O rings on the space shuttle boosters. If you really need a comprehensive set of instructions or a bloviated dissertation from an internet guru, then, maybe, you should farm the job out. It is a job that any mechanic and nearly any shade tree grease monkey would have jumped into, with both feet, armed with nothing but a set of open ends and a monkey wrench, Repair manual?!?!?! That's for sissies
  12. I'll just cut to the chase. A cursory examination of the car, the under carriage and the engine/transmission assembly should reveal if the transmission and bellhousing can be removed without pulling the entire engine/trans. If so, do so. If not, remove the hood, the radiator and, possibly the headlight bar. Disconnect everything connecting the, aforementioned, engine/trans to the car. Remove the shift tower. Using a hoist or chain fall, snatch that sucker out. Separate the engine from the bellhousing and replace the clutch and T/O bearing. Read this backwards for re assembly
  13. That car is not a cabriolet or a convertible. It is a roadster. A quick search shows that Chevy didn't build a roadster in 1936, so it must be a non GM or non Fisher variant. It looks authentic and I doubt it is a cut down coupe or convertible. Probably a local coachmaker. Could it be Australian?
  14. Why not tell us what you have? You never know what someone has in their parts stash
  15. I get a feeling that this may be your first old car project. If so, you need to prioritize your efforts. Do not just begin tearing into it willy nilly with no real objective. Go over the car and determine what it needs right now. If the engine turns, drain and change the oil. As mentioned, get a boat tank and try to get it running. If it runs, turn your attention to the transmission. There is a lot of info on the Fluid Drive online. They're pretty reliable and usually work after a bit of tinkering. Rebuild the brakes. Rebuild the suspension. Replace all of the coolant hoses. Clean the gas tank and the fuel line. Reolace any rubber hoses. If the wiring is all chewed up or hacked up by previous owners, replacement harnesses are available. Don't burn your car to the ground. At this point, you should have a drivable car. Now, it's time to think about cosmetics, getting the radio working and other, less important, issues. There are cars for sale on Craigs List every day that the owner got into over his head and is trying to dump it, cheap, because he became overwhelmed. Oh yeah, be sure you have a clear title, in your name, before you spend a dime on it.