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  1. I've had problems with regular plugs and modern gas w/alcohol, they work ok for a while and then start missing. I'd try a set of NGK XR5 with the 'projected' tip developed for modern fuels.
  2. Thats typically caused by the float not being clipped into place by that little wire gizmo, it clips around the float shaft and latches against the needle & seat. Without it being clipped in place the entire float assembly rises up and fuel dribbles into the engine thru the booster. When it clips in it is a very positive latch, probably hear it snap in place.
  3. A friend was restoring his Dad's Model A Tudor, he had pulled out the rear upholstery and found copper tanks inside the panels, they were joined together with plumbing and there was an outlet but no inlet. He asked around and finally got a plausible answer, the area where they lived was 'The Plains' in Virginia a bit outside of DC, it was notorious back in the days of prohibition for the number of stills. People would smuggle the hootch into DC for much needed cash and the tanks were a 'dealer installed' option. He thinks just as his Dad bought his from the dealer the law was repealed and t
  4. On the way to the Abbey for the fruit cake you could stop at Knolls' and get one of their Strawberry-Rhubarb pies, hot from the oven, a quart of cold milk and a fork - I guarantee you'll forget all about them fruitcakes with THAT if front of you!
  5. Be aware of a condition I call 'Expanding Horizons'. Thats what happens when you have the project in front of you and you develop a plan on what you want to do. Once you take things apart then you can see more work you want to get done while you are right there, I guarantee once you take that extra step you'll see even more things you could do. Thats 'Expanding Horizons' you couldn't see that extra work until you got to to a certain point. The real problem when you get Expanding Horizons is that, now, the project is dictating to you. It means the project now has control over you. Bad juju
  6. Looks will be deceiving in this case, a shop will pull the bed and then you'll get a long list of additional work that needs to be done. I'd be wanting the shop doing the work close enough so you can visit often. It looks like a great project, a 'keeper' that.
  7. I hadn't heard, well well. I trust Ebay's judgement, I'll assume they recognize a problem and are making an improvement. We shall see, I have been known to be overly optimistic.
  8. That was when Paypal was good enough to respond, now they make it impossible. I mean that, you can't speak to anybody in Paypal. Thier 'Contact' section is circular where you click on a link for contact and then you have several options that you already exhausted in order to get where you are, when you choose any of them you are brought back to the 'Contact' page where you started from. There is a telephone number that when dialed you get a message 'due to unusually high demand there is an extended wait time' and you are referred to the 'Contact' link at the website. It is done like this o
  9. Yes, a friend has an EDM machine, pretty amazing gizmo.
  10. Blame the right people, E bay provides the platform and manages the sale, its PayPal that does the money and they are separate. You haven't lived until you try to complain to a person on Paypal, Ebay you can call and speak to somebody, PayPal makes it impossible on purpose.
  11. Last week I broke an 8-32 tap on a stainless luggage rack cross member and had to replace the whole thing, I'll have me a set of those extractors!
  12. Before I drop the tank I connect a rheostat to the wire going to the gauge and connect it to the ground at the tank, then I see if I can operate the gauge. I want to see the gauge work before I drop the tank. I made a tester just for checking gauges and the circuit. When the wire is disconnected, the circuit is open and the gauge could read either full or empty depending on which way its spring pulls the needle.
  13. ojh

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    Try contacting Ben, I don't know exactly where he is in the Netherlands but he's one of the best metalshapers and might be able to fix you up: http://www.bensmetalshapingshop.nl/ Good guy, very slick.
  14. Be nice to have that intake on display.
  15. I recently acquired an original Fel Pro carburetor base gasket collection - the gasket between the carb & intake. It may be every gasket in Fel Pro's inventory dating back to the teens and up to the mid 70's, all in the original Fel Pro boxes. If you have an odd gasket you can't find I may be able to help as long as you have the Fel Pro number, it will take me a while to catalog them. It looks like the gaskets will run from $5ish to 10 each. Shoot me a PM with your needs and I'll see if I can help, Oj
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