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  2. The P1 has no hood vents like every other car in the world, yet they manage to run cool when properly sorted.
  3. Well, Frank was correct... I worked on this with a friend... the auto garage was closed yesterday. As I mentioned, I am running the engine without the air conditioner in it.. thus, I was not using the second set of belts. So, after I added the second belt, no more squeaking. I guess the upgraded engine made a difference, where again before, I was running the previous non-rebuilt engine with just one belt. But, there is a caveat. there is not air conditioner , where there would of been a different sized belt - a few inches lager than the inside belt... this time, the outside belt needs to be ~ 1/8" smaller than the inside belt, even though logically, they should be the same size. I guess something with the pulleys and maybe the depth of the pulley's notch. what I am explaining is this.. then inside belt length is 51" while the outside belt length needed to be 50-7/8"... then both belts when tightened via the alternator slider are bought taught. Thanks for everyone's advice.. I am happy that this was a simple fix... I am happy, that the auto garage guys did not disappoint me and put in a bad water pump too... Now, I can start pushing the engine a little and see if all this extra money and time in upgrading the engine really does make a difference in power and speed.. The current observation is that the engine does sound really good and mush louder than before.. but I do not how much more sound the 3" mufflers are adding when compared to my 2-1/2" pipes from before.... there is a difference in the larger cam that I added too, definitely - again from a sound perspective. Now, it really sounds like a muscle car, or more of a race car. Also, I did put in switch to more expensive mufflers to subdue the overall sound on each side - no H pipe - but pipes go all the way to the back.. because I was afraid of the cops pulling me over due to the load grumble especially when going past 2000 RPM - with these new mufflers, the bark went to a smooth grumble, and was worth the money to limit the volume, especially living in a urban area... No oil leaking (at least yet)... gas mileage almost the same as before - ~8 miles to gallon. Since the engine got bored out, the compression ratio is around 10:1, so i used 93 Octane with the accelerator every fill up... Now, it is just time to drive it and enjoy it... and hopefully, being a rebuild, having no issues the next 1000 miles... I will place some pictrues shortly and keep everyone posted... Takis
  4. Viper - the carb pictured on your 1936 is obviously not original; it is a later model. Cannot tell exactly which one, as I am unable to read the identification number. It is later than 1938. The BBR series (opinion) graduated from horrible to fair with the 1939 models. Still nowhere close to the other Carter series, or the Stromberg. As to the article in Hemmings; the author interviewed me many years ago before writing the article. We spoke ONLY of the BB-1 updraft carbs, of which I am a big fan. As updraft carbs go, I place them behind only the Stromberg SF/SFM series, and the Zenith 63/263 series (both the Stromberg and Zenith came out about the same time as the BB-1). Letter grade = A. The author then added the BBR downdraft information to the article. Note the author placed our website/telephone number in his article. I told him at the time I would try to help with questions. As to why so many BBR's on on early Dodges, guessing there are two reasons: (1) Dodge trucks used the BBR series (2) Commercial rebuilders grouped the Plymouth BBR with the Dodge Truck BBR and also stated it could be used on the Dodge passenger. They also listed the Stromberg, but the Stromberg was ALWAYS more expensive, and people being what they are, cheaper won out. All of the 1933~1938 Plymouth BBR carbs were superseded in 1939 with the Carter 439s. These were requested from Carter by Plymouth and sold through Plymouth dealerships as factory replacement units. I have personally sold many of these to customers wishing to be as original as possible (Plymouth). These carbs did work, although never as well as either the Stromberg or the Carter W-1. For those that are happy with their BBR's - great. But for those who are less than happy, try one of the Strombergs, or the Chevrolet W-1's. Have been suggesting/selling the Chevrolet W-1's for years to MoPar folks, and to date, NO bad feedback from those who have tried one. In fact, quite the opposite from everyone who has offered feedback. One other thing, the identification service we offer has been modified from the terms in the article - PLEASE CALL BEFORE SENDING THE CARBURETOR! Jon.
  5. Thanks for the updates , Chris & I will be there from Maryland . Angelica will be coming from camp hill Kings32
  6. Al, Did you see the Locomobile chassis for sale? Looks like a motor is sitting in the frame. In the "For Sale" section . Tim
  7. It is not an easy task and takes patience. I understand completely. My 60, the first time I pulled the tube, fought me for an hour or so getting back in. Reason being there is one spline thicker than all the others that must mate with the tail shaft with the thicker opening for that specific spline. This assures both the front u-joint and rear u-joint are aligned. If your torque tube driveshaft is like my 54 Special, all the splines are the same thickness. It can be put in place at any position. Let us know how if you get it installed after spline clean up.
  8. A couple of more American built cars.
  9. Hi Greg, I'd be happy if you came along. I will PM you if I am able to set up a time to check it out!
  10. I rebuilt a 1927 Studebaker water pump that looked like that. I replaced the brass bushing/packing nut, repaired the impeller shaft and aluminum housing.
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  12. Monday night is the weekly Cruise-in at Brews & Cues so with skies clearing up (threatened to rain all afternoon) off we went. To get an up front parking spot you have to be there before 5pm so we ened in close to the last spot. However, we were in good GM country. That Cadillac sure puts the Special in perspective size wise! This weekly event draws a full to capacity crowd, the food is good, there is lot's of door prises and the 50/50 is getting over 200 dollars and growing. My tickets are getting closer each time but no luck so far... This beautifully restored T Bird showed up after us with a lady driving it. Being the rag top model (and red - haha) appeals to me. After having had a good supper and with the 50/50 draw over it was such a nice evening that a ride was in order. Headed back out to Amhurstburg for what is becoming a habit (excuse?) for an ice cream cone. I find it amazing the paint photos so well in the evening light. Out in the full direct sunlight is looks a bit washed/faded out. This Ice Cream shop is amazing! it has so many flavours. MMM
  13. The club sedan styling is just so formal looking
  14. Finally letting old Betsy go huh Barry. I remember hauling it home when we stopped to eat, some guy wanted to buy it off the trailer just for the engine. A running complete 66 425 quadrajet intake/carb with 1 year only radiator, fan shroud, etc. EASILY worth the $1500. Would not expect this to last long.
  15. If you are trying to identify your body shell,The PC had a add on glove box under the dash and the PD had the glove box door on the dash.
  16. Why does an infrequently driven or car under repair become classified as a junk car and require any regulation? Anything in excess can be bad, but one car, two cars? As for visual pollution, the unkept yard is as bad as a car parked on the side of the garage. Then, how about the four cars parked at one house when a family with two children of driving age are all home at the same time? What about the traffic jam on a residential street when the lawn maintenance company parks at the curb on a narrow street. I'm much more annoyed at the neighbor who ignores the plea of his constantly barking dog in the yard as AuburnSeeker mentions. Then we have the seemingly endless whine of leaf blowers in the fall. What about that invasive plant species planted in the neighbors yard that will invade my yard. English ivy, bamboo, kudzu be damned. Just how much regulation do we need anyway? Are we attempting to discriminate against certain activities in the name of the homeowners economic preservation? Call it what it is, my freedom doesn't match your freedom so one or the other should be outlawed. I agree that an apartment dweller should not keep a project car on community property. I agree that the farmer should be allowed to maintain his cows, horses or chickens because it is his/her land. Regulation should reasonably limit the appearance of the front yard and limit physical intrusion of creeping plants and noise from one yard to another. Keep the project car in the fenced backyard just like you would a pool which requires a five foot fence to fully contain the hazard.
  17. Once you get it starting thru the key. When you go to polarize the regulator you want to disconnect the FLD wire at the regulator. On Ford systems this is usually the middle terminal. Using the FLD wire touch it to the BAT terminal, touch lasts no more then 2 seconds, you should get a small spark. Reconnect the FLD wire and start the engine. Mechanical regulators take 3-5 minutes to warmup to operating temperature. So keep the engine rpms up off of idle and watch your voltmeter. The voltage to settle in at 14. If it never reaches 14 then you need to make adjustments to the regulator.
  18. Hi I am also looking for starter bendix for my 1924 70 will you ship to Scotland uk Regards alex
  19. So from what I see in your pictures the foam was able to be replaced and you used the original seat material which you cleaned up using your magic solutions? The '58 and '57s share the same seat designs so trusting the foam replacement would be the same type construction. I didn't take many good pictures of the parts car seats to recall the type of foam construction but finding a reasonable place to do the work (short of something like RM) will be my challenge. Your work on the cars are an inspiration and look forward to your posts! Keep up the good work.
  20. My favorite American production car from the 1950s.
  21. I wonder what it would cost to ship me one, I would like to get them back in service, thanks for responding to my post
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