Larry Schramm

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  1. Larry Schramm

    Brass radiator cap & neck

    I have this cast brass radiator cap and neck that I do not know what it is from. Does anyone have any ideas? The only markings are on the cap and it has the number E 11416 cast into the top. Thanks for the help.
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    trailer weight question

    I just rented the exact truck that you describe for a tour last week as the timing chain tensioner wore out on my Silverado was getting repaired.(300,000+ miles) and I still used my equalizer hitch. The truck had a 3 inch receiver that I needed to get the adapters for.
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    Help identify brass era car

    Thanks to everyone for your continued thoughts.
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    Help identify brass era car

    My guess is this might be a Cadillac about 1912, but that is a big guess for me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  5. Jack, If the BCA is sponsoring the National Meet, then all of the money must be recorded under the greater BCA consolidated financial statement. Just common sense and common practice.
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    July 2018 Buick Bugle

    Here is the information on Buick organizations from the revoked list. Columbus is just the city where the office is located if I understand the list.?? ENTITY_ID ENTITY_NAME CITY REVOCATION STATUS_DT 0570835 BUICK CLUB OF AMERICA COLUMBUS 1/18/2017 9763695 LOS ANGELES CHAPTER BUICK CLUB OF AMERICA GRANADA HILLS 11/16/2013
  7. The letter in the Bugle did not tell even 10% of the story. Before Terry acted, he had the interests of the members truly at heart and asked for the board to have the financials printed in the Bugle as required for over a year. He wrote emails detailing what he would do if the financials were not printed. They were not printed and he did what he said he would do. The board had over a year to act and they stonewalled. My question is if everything is accurate and there is nothing fishy going on, why refusing to print a consolidated financial statement that includes all of the revenue and expenses of the club and the national meets in the Bugle???? Oh, there from what I have heard and seen there is no accounting of the national meet on the Buick Club financials. Might be wrong, but I have not seen it. There was nothing shown at the member meeting or the board of directors meeting at Denver that I could determine.
  8. Well yesterday , Wednesday, day three it was raining like crazy. Still Joyce and I set out on the tour route. After driving about a half dozen miles in a hard rain, slippery roads and damp brakes we threw in the preverbal towel. That decision occurred after sliding down a hill and through the stop sign TWICE at the bottom of the hill. We determined that it was just too dangerous to continue the tour. You can see the first picture when we were putting the truck back in the trailer. The second one is the Garmin where you can see the rain on the face of it. It was definitely a fun way to get wet. Went out to get the truck ready for todays, Thursdays tour route and it had developed a noise that I did not like so we rode with friends for the day. Obtained the venerable ........Drive it, Break it, Fix it, Repeat, repeat, repeat. Now to find out the noise when I get home so a possible $100.00 repair does not turn into $2,5000.00 repair or more as it has happened in the past.
  9. Getting ready to head out in the rain for the day. Nothing but a drive in the rain for the hearty.
  10. Well another day of going out for ice cream with the group. Driving these hills in Western Pennsylvania can be tough on a vehicle. Thank goodness we have a first gear. That and second gear was used today for both going up and down the steep hills. Some were about 13% grades a couple of miles long. A number of cars had smoking brakes because of the steep hills. I was told that ours got fairly hot also but we continued to have brakes. We kept driving and still put 90 miles on today. Only had a flat tire when we were getting ready to head out. Changed it and the rest of the day was great. We have been told that tomorrow will be a short day of only about 60 miles.
  11. I took the truck out for a drive yesterday with some friends. Heading out today for another day of driving.
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    Help identify brass era car

    Any more ideas? Again thanks for looking.
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    Spindles c. 1912-18?

    Except for aftermarket ones? And many of those aftermarket ones had a name on them like Food for Ford from what I have seen.
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    " 1961 VW Beetle dim tail lights"

    On ‎2‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 9:38 PM, Larry Schramm said: If you have a 6 volt system and are using a 12 volt bulb, that is the problem. Your light output will be 1/2 what it should be. What voltage system does your car have? If you do not know, put a volt meter across the two batter terminals when the car is running and take a reading. The bulbs in the car should be the same value as the electrical system of your car. Let's see, If the resistance in the bulb stays the same, 1/2 voltage should be about 1/2 the wattage which in an incandescent bulb is light. Maybe I left out "about" to make you happy. The math: The big power formulas are: Formula 1 - Electrical (electric) power equation: Power P = I × V = R × I2 = V2 ⁄ R where power P is in watts, voltage V is in volts and current I is in amperes (DC).
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    trailer weight question

    For around town towing the trailer & stuff, I do not use the equalizer hitch, but every time I go out of town, I always use it. Makes the towing a much easier and enjoyable. Handles a lot better. Agree with Marty.
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    Dandy Dave is spending his time between New York and Orange, Virginia. He has been very busy tying up ends from the sale of his house and the auction of the rest of the stuff that he did not want last fall. Trying to get a place in Virginia so he can move but has not found anything to his liking yet.
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    2018 Eyes-on-Design Car Exhibit - Grosse Point, Michigan

    Ron, Great looking car. Would like to see the rest of your cars some day at the M1,
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    USA Liberty truck parts

    Good luck on your search. I think trucks are great.
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    '52 Chevy Station needed

    Here are pictures of what he needs and information. Group Number: 2.685 - Lens, Tail Lamp Outlook Part Number: 914778 - 1 Required Dimensions: 1 7/16" x 3 9/16" Overall Length Stamped: 914778 I.G.C. Applications for Chevrolet: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 Station Wagons Only (Fleetline & Styleline, Deluxe, Special, Fleetmaster, Stylemaster, Master DeLuxe, Special DeLuxe) 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1/2 Ton (Pick Up) 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 Canopy Express 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 Suburban with End Gate
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    Wanted: Cloth Covered Wire, Los Angeles region

    The "brown truck" that delivers does not care where it comes from. It just ends up at your house.
  21. Well today was a good day. I had the 1915 truck out for a test drive getting ready to go to the ATHS (Antique Truck Historical Society) national meet this weekend. I had the generator off to fix an overcharging condition and was having trouble getting the timing right so I called my good friend Brian Heil to help me see the forest for the trees. It is great to know that an old Buick Engineer, now a GM "Global Propulsion Systems" engineer still makes house calls. It is great getting two GM engineers ( one retired and one still working) together to collaborate on an issue. The cost of the house call was a diet pepsi as he did it on his lunch hour. Just took about 15 minutes and was out for a ride. Looking for a great summer and show this weekend.
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    GM Engineers collaborate on the art of fine tuning

    I agree, since the flywheel is able to be put on in any number of degrees rotation. It is not keyed to a particular cylinder. The timing mark could be on any cylinder. There is no "key" for only one way to put the flywheel on like an offset bolt, pin, etc..
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    Battery Ground

    If you use two cables in parallel and one of the cable connections goes bad for any reason then all of the current would go through the other cable which would in theory would be twice the planned amount. I have seen these type of set ups and they generally do not end well.
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    Battery Ground

    Also, DO NOT use two 12 volt cables in parallel. That is just asking for problems.