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  2. When I was a foolish seventeen year old I drove my '36 Plymouth coupe back and forth to school relying only on that robust floor handbrake for a couple of days. That's when an emergency brake was an emergency brake and not a parking brake!
  3. Only the MSD unit has a built in PWM fuel pump controller. You would think because MSD is owned by Holley, they would have access to the PWM controller technology. That however is not the case. You could instead run a system like an OEM car and have the pressure regulator in the tank with the fuel pump, but you would then need to calculate the fuel line head loss and then deal with the fuel injector pulse reverberation.
  4. How about a 1930 Cadillac distributer upper body. Mine is pot metal and full of cracks
  5. Did Chrysler issue service bulletins to its dealers? I know Studebaker did and they are a useful resource.
  6. They don't look very rusty to me. That appears to be mostly dirt and watery muck. Clean it out and have another look. If you use molasses, expect to leave it in for at least a month. Cover it too, because all the local bugs would like a drink of molasses but they can't swim once they dive in.
  7. Hello, going to fix a small dent in rear fender and want to remove the rear fender upper ornament grille. Any advice or tips would be appreciated. Thanks, Brian
  8. Hello, I`m looking for nice and preferably low mileage all original 68-72 Olds Cutlass or Buick Skylark Convertible. Please offer, price up to 20k. Can consider a little more if your car is worth it.
  9. thanks for the input, I/we are familiar with all 3 of those, unfortunately, none are present---we have pushed in the escutcheon as far as we can and there is no clip or pin. i've searched until I can't see straight and can't find anything specific on these, I'm hoping someone on here will have some personal experience with them. thanks
  10. Mine is all brass colored, the background is darker in appearance due to "patina". Love that word!
  11. Good suggestion, I am afraid that some of the hot tank stuff could attack any softer metals inside the gearbox. I likely could fill it up with the molasses mix and stir it around with a stick once a day. How is the procedure to remove the molasses, use pressure washer?
  12. I am not familiar with Essex specifically but there are only three was the are retained. A machine screw through the handle (very obvious), a pin or a horse shoe spring clip both of which you can see and remove by pushing the escutcheon in against the upholstery.
  13. The clutch disc may be stuck to the flywheel. This happened to mine while it was stored for a couple years. We towed it slowly with it in gear while pushing the pedal in and out and it freed itself. That's the first and essential step, free up the clutch. Then as trimacar says, take off the body sheet metal transmission cover and manually push or pull the lever into neutral while the clutch pedal is depressed. No electrical power or vacuum is needed to do this. Old timers who drove Cords for everyday transportation when they were just used cars carried a "clutch stick" to hold the clutch pedal in when the need for manual shifting arose and no one was there to help. Some Cord owners even just left the sheet metal cover off after a few episodes of being stuck in gear! The sheet metal cover on my Cord was neatly trap door'ed by a previous owner so access to the lever could be easily had. A more sophisticated approach is to re attach the Cord medallion so it swivels out of the way to access a hole drilled behind it, to allow a rod crafted to either push or pull to enter through it for manual shifting. There is an excellent transmission manual obtainable from the ACD Club that would be very helpful for sorting out the car's gear box problems. A little cussing could help too....
  14. I purchased a pair of vintage doors from an estate sale.The owner used to collect vintage cars, which included 1970 Porsche 911, 1957 Ferrari GT 250, Mercedes, etc, etc. I thought they might be from a Porsche...I cannot find any markings on the door? Any id help would be greatly appreciated. The door measure 15" in height x 30" Thanks in advance
  15. Ok, Here's a '39 Chev Sedan Delivery, but yours has a center bolt hole....we're getting warm.
  16. I'm attempting to make a computer model of the Zephyr engine. I did this with the Ford Flathead V8 using factory blueprints, but have none for the Zephyr engine. I'm using a gasket set and photos, but there are a few important dimensions I need. I don't have a block, crankshaft or camshaft to measure. If any of you guys have an engine apart and are willing to take a couple pictures with a ruler in place I'd appreciate it. I 3D print the Flathead V8 block and want to do the same for the zeyphr V12. Anyone willing to help with this project in a more detailed fashion will be rewarded with printed models of the results. Thanks, Ray Federowicz
  17. I can't tell from your avatar do your bumper clamps have the red on them too, and the black paint on your rad shell?
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  19. A serial number with a "C" prefix was built in Southgate, California. Style No. is Series 26 (Chieftain Six), 2-dr sed.-cpe.-5P weight 3400 pounds. From the Standard Catalog of Pontiac 1926-1995. Sorry I don't have information on trim and paint. "VIN" numbers as we know them today did not come about until 1981. Between the 60's and 1981 we were working towards what we now call a "VIN" vehicle identification number Double-check to make sure that you have the right VIN and have copied it down correctly. Once you have verified that the VIN is definitely less than 17 characters, the VIN is most likely from a pre-1981 vehicle. Prior to 1981, VINs varied in length from 11 to 17 characters. AutoCheck can only report on vehicles that use a 17 character VIN. Therefore, information on vehicles manufactured before 1981 is limited.
  20. Hey gang, My buddy has a '29 essex that he will be doing some interior work to, we're trying to get the interior door latch handles off so we can pull the door panels. we can't find any clips or pins anywhere and don't see anything obvious that will help. if anyone has any experience pulling these off please chime in, also, pictures would be helpful. thanks,
  21. I don't think so, but I am sure it's just a fad! 🙄 At least that is what will happen if I ever join it.
  22. Just thought Id share these photos. Whoever came up with trim for 41 sure had an artistic bent!
  23. Yeah that makes more sense. Maybe a rubber hose from the over flow on the cap? -Ron
  24. Don't those metal containers sweat a lot? It appears to me that the sealed containers cause rust and corrosion issues.
  25. Give us a few pics of the distributor and if you can get one down the hole, with and without tape measure. Remember, pictures are worth a thousand words. When you measured down the hole and the distributor shaft were the measurements the same? Maybe it will take a bigger hammer???? LOL
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