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  1. unimogjohn

    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    The BMW Z4 has been struggling to start. I decided to replace the battery with the correct size. Pics of old and new for comparison. Any easy install. Put in an AMG battery. Starts much better now.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    We had friends stop by from California. Of course they were in their Unimog. They spent a couple of days visiting and doing maintenance on their truck. One issue was a broken clamp and mount for their safety railing. I fired up the old Millermatic 35 and made short work of the repair.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    A new Jay Leno XK120 video. Pretty good entertainment.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Wednesday, Nov 11th. Winter is coming so got all the old cars ready for their long slumber and got them all covered from dust and debris. I worked on the 1928 Buick's ignition switch and got the contacts all cleaned up. Reinstalled it, cleaned all the battery connections, hooked up the battery; and the starter ran great. I also got a new front suspension kit for the 1953 Jaguar. It is still riding on its original rubber bushings, tie rods, etc. All the existing rubber is dry rotted and falling apart. This will be a good mid winter project. I do want to take off the rear lever arm shocks and have them rebuilt.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    It is Tuesday, October 23rd. The Tesla car is back at the Tesla Service Center in MD. While on our trip to KY last week a warning kept coming up indicating the car needed service and may not restart. So took it in yesterday. We are now driving a Jaguar for a few days. I took off the start switch on the 1928 Buick. Looks fine inside, but is very dirty and greasy. I will clean it and put it back on the starter to see if the cleaning helped. I did put 6 volts to the starter itself and it spun just fine.
  6. unimogjohn

    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Well I found a NOS starter switch on Ebay and bought it, shipped to my door for $22.45. I think I can install it without pulling the starter, but may anyway to have it serviced/rebuilt locally for around $120. After all, the car is 90 years old.
  7. unimogjohn

    1928 standard starter selenoid

    Thanks everyone. I was able to buy a NOS unit on Ebay for less than $25.
  8. unimogjohn

    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    The solenoid is really called a "starter switch". It is simply two contacts pushed together to engage the starter. One of the contacts must have broken. They are still available NOS for around $25.
  9. unimogjohn

    1928 standard starter selenoid

    I found out that this is called a "Starter Switch". There are a couple of NOS units on Ebay for around $25. I will take off the existing switch and see what it up. It looks like a sliding copper contact contacts with a fixed copper contact allowing the current to flow to the starter from the battery. A very simple switch. I will pull the broken one and see what contact has failed. But I think that I will need a spare at least.
  10. Mine just went thud and then nothing. So looks like I need a new one. Anyone have one for sale? Here is a pic.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Sunday, Oct 21st. Joe, Alice and I took the 1928 Buick and the 1966 Morris Traveller to a local car show. It was all young racers/tuners with their race cars. But we had a great time as they had never seen such old cars. So there was a lot of good conversation going on. We all had a great time. Had to bump start the 28. I heard a thud and then nothing. Looks like the selenoid gave up afer 90 years. So will have to investigate and see if I can find another.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    October 21st. Well, Joe and I got the new power steering cooler in, actually Joe did it all; and the bumper back on the Suburban. The power steering cooler lines were about to go, all rusted. The bumper now on the truck looks really good, like brand new. We still have to mount the fog lights, but left that for another day as we have to separate the light from its mount to get it back in. We should have assembled the entire bumper with it plastic parts before mounting it, but could not figure out how we would fasten it down to the car. So we went the piece part route. Next time we will know better.
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    It is Friday, October 18th. Joe (packick on this forum) spent the day taking off the front steel bumper and plastic panels from the Suburban. Lots of bolts to take off, but got off the bumper. Tomorrow we are going to replace the power steering cooler and then attempt to put on the new bumper. It was a challenge to put on the plastic top, it did not fit very well, but we got it on. Here are the pics of today's work. Everything was sure rusty.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Thursday, October 11th. It was a washout. Rained hard and harder all day. Only about 10% of the vendors were open and very few attendees. We did go over to the RM Auction previews to look at the cars to be auctioned. Some really nice cars. Here are just some of what we saw. I really lusted after the 1941 Lincoln Continental.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    A Fiat 600 was my very first car. Best car ever, lots of fun!!!