JACK M

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  1. JACK M

    Tax and your cars

    For the people and by the people. Our current prez is people. Not a professional politician. We need more like that. I like a guy that can make a decision without worrying about reputation.
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    Wanted tailgate 1964 D-100

    I am getting replies from people that want to buy mine rather than having one for sale. These original gates are tough and my body guy says it would be better to find one than to try and straighten this one.
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    Wanted tailgate 1964 D-100

    Nicer than this one. Mine is a 64 D-100. I am sure that similar years are the same but don't know exactly which.
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    Tail Gate wanted 1964 D-100

    I am getting replies from people that want to buy mine rather than having one for sale. These original gates are tough and my body guy says it would be better to find one than to try and straighten this one.
  5. Nicer than this one. Mine is a 64 D-100. I am sure that similar years are the same but don't know exactly which.
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    1928 Olds Roadster

    Interesting that it is one of a kind, but there are four more.
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    Still alive; need ideas

    I think about 4 hours, almost to Portland.
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    1957 Chrysler 300C?

    Interesting question. Leo's book of Hemi IDs doesn't list radiators. I also have a similar book for the wedges, etc., of the period, but it doesn't list radiators. You will need to find someone with a factory parts manual which unfortunately I don't have.
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    Saw this nice 1968 Camaro again....

    Those that drive them.
  10. I have noticed and my brother has confirmed that Palm Springs is the most expensive place ever to buy fuel. When I visit there I always try to have enough in the tank to escape.
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    Identify car from picture

    Staged? Maybe, as one of the victims seem to be looking at the camera. The cop behind the car is obviously stooping down with one elbow on his knee (hand showing) and checking pulse of what looks to be the girls wrist. She has a coat for her head in place and seems to be noting the camera. However she has the look of nobody home in here eyes. And who would climb into that car with that fuel spilling out of the fill? The two climbing out confuses me as they do look staged being beside each other, but they have a look of bewilderment on their faces. They also look to be crawling over what may be the windshield rubber but no glass around. Also no glass from the rear window. Still a mystery I guess.
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    Mars

    Your manual should show a procedure for adjusting or replacing the packing. Might just be a matter of tightening one of those nuts.
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    Replace points in 29' DeSoto K

    Not specific to your 29, but.... Pretty straight forward. First take a picture. Put the new ones in just like the old ones come out. Usually there will be a small bit of grease supplied with the new points, if there isn't (or is) put just a TINY dab on the distributor cam. Sometimes the wires can be a pain but just be sure that they don't touch the housing anywhere. The screws are tiny so I always keep a magnet handy. Some distributors are easier to work on out of the engine or by taking the plate out of the distributor. When you get them in there roll the engine over with the fan until one of the high lobes on the distributor cam lines up with the follower on the points set. This is where you set the gap with a feeler gauge. (between the points with the follower on a high lobe). Loosen the screw(s) that hold the points to the base, put the correct feeler gauge in between the points and then retighten the hold down screws. (always double check the gap after you have tightened the screws as the tightening can change the gap) I have replaced a few point sets without a feeler gauge. You are usually looking for 15 or 20 thousandths. Maybe the thickness of a matchbook cover. I used to hear an old mechanic guy tell a joke about using a dime to set his points gap. (or was it spark plug gaps} His helper took that advice but always had trouble with trying to use two nickels when he didn't have a dime.
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    motor and flywheel prob

    I have tapped those holes on the 392 Hemis a couple of times. They take a 1/2 inch tap quite nicely. The Hemis were originally nut and bolt. Measure the hole and get the appropriate tap, you may have to open the holes in the flywheel a bit. Looking at your pictures I can see that removing the pan wont work. However that rearmost retainer may come off with the pan removed. Is it a seal retainer or rear main bearing cap? Either way it looks like it may come off.
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    1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE COUPE w/Overdrive

    R.I. Is the Super Deluxe a six or an eight cylinder car? I guess if I look closely I can see two exhaust pipes.
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    Just found on line

    Well Carl,,, At least its better than being or feeling like a "Dumb A$$".. Maybe I am feeling a bit frisky today too, hmmm I always liked the Darrins, They just have a look that I like.
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    Car collectors knowledge needed

    I hope you got a "A"
  18. Maybe chromed the hubs too.
  19. Must have had some work done on the wheels.
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    Auction on Craigslist for old cars.

    https://www.hibid.com/auctions/current/lots/?group=21
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    Auction on Craigslist for old cars.

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/1929-pierce-arrow-sedan/6590233455.html
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    Inspired by Keiser

    Love that hearse. I suppose it needs a roof rack in case they get more than one customer.
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    1926 chrysler 4?

    Thanks Tin. Sorry if I hijacked. I had just never seen an engine like this and now see that it is diesel. Very cool. The guy that has to make three trips to find the right wrench in that last link reminds me of someone with my habits.
  24. PM sent. Now that I look the starter (at least the solenoid) that I have for parts appears different.