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    1933 and earlier Chevrolets, all British sports cars, old BMWs, Vespas and home improvements.


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    Retired USAF/ANG EC-130 Navigator

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  1. Joe Your one photo appears to be a Zenith Carburetor, not a SU. SU Carburators Zenith-Stromberg carburetors (or as the Brits say carburetters) like the one pictured on the left were used on numerous European cars from 1967 - 1975.
  2. Looks like a 1923 Chevrolet coupe.
  3. Anyone see episode 3 of Pennyworth on the EPIX channel? Alfred drives up and gets out of a nice looking Triumph TR4. In episode 4 he mentions that he sold his car since he lives in London and does not need one.
  4. edhd58 The car looks great with the new tires and I am glad to see you went with black walls. Way to many people are going with white walls on antique cars that most likely would not have originallly come out of the factory with them.
  5. I frequently use my speed wrench for putting in phillips head wood screws and the sliding T handle with a 9 inch extension and socket for nuts and bolts. I am not a fan of cordless tools. I would rather use pneumatic tools or electric power tools with a cord that have an endless amount of electricity provide by the nuclear power plant attached to the other end of the cord.
  6. I can remember riding though the Ford pavilion in a Mustang convertible at the 1964 Worlds Fair.
  7. Back in the 1960s I would have thought 60,000 was high mileage, today it is more like 200,000 when I may consider it high mileage, but then again maybe not. I bought a 1975 Saab new and drove it over 300,000 miles before giving it to my son to drive for a few more years. Never any major work except 1 clutch plate at around 250,000 miles. I had it in for an inspection in 1983 with 130,000 miles and a custom was in the garage looking at it while I was waiting and his first question to the mechanic was "what year is this". Then he looked at the odometer and said, "this Saab looks brand new, does it really have on 13,000 miles on it" and the mechanic said "you better look at the odometer again" and the next words out of his mouth were "HOLY $&%" My next car was a new 1986 Audi Coupe GT and I drove it for 350,000 miles when I gave it to my neighbor's son who drove it another 60,000 the last I had heard. It only ever needed oil changes, brake pad, rotors and drums. Never did any engine work and never replaced a clutch plate. At the same time as the Audi I had 1986 Saab Turbo that I bought used at 35,000 miles and drove to over 300,000 when I gave it to my daughter, who drove it for a few more years. Then I bought a 1992 Saab Turbo that when for over 300,000 miles with no issues. My current daily driver is a 2002 BMW Z3 with 190,000+ miles and never had an issue except for a Kenworth's front wheel that destroyed the left side on I-85 near Kannapolis, NC around 2008, when he could not see me and decided to change into my lane. $12,000 and 11 years later it is still on the road and still looks nearly new. I also have an all original 1984 BMW 633CSI with 130,000 miles on it that won an AACA Grand National award at Williamsport in 2016.
  8. First I did a google Image search of Laher Automobile and images of Laher Golf Carts and other such industrial carts came up. A Google Image search of "Laher Electric Golf Cars" has an Aqua colored advertisement with a standing woman steering a golf car that looks like is has these hubcaps:
  9. Does it look like the one in the link i am supplying? Says it is a 1941 thru 52 Chevrolet dome light switch. You may want to avoid buying it if you live in California. They say it could expose you to chemical known to cause cancer just like everything else they sell in California to include water and air. LOL.
  10. You do not need to install the diode in the cutout, especially if you need ambient air to cool it. Using a single Diode in lieu of your cutout contact you could install a jumper wire in the cutout, to short the two terminals. and install the diode anywhere along the wire between the cutout and where it terminates at the other end. You would need to cut the wire to install the diode unless you were install it at the other end where the wire terminates. Here is a Lucas voltage regulator for a positive ground Triumph TR4 that I converted to solid state last year. A bit more challenging than a single diode for a cutout.
  11. Unlike Edinmass, at the other extreme I painted my 1962 Triumph TR4 in my garage in 2013 for approximately $1,500 in supplies. I got my AACA 1st junior at Hershey in 2015, 1st senior at Hershey in 2016, Preservation at Hershey in 2017, and AACA Grand National at Greensburg in 2018. The car was also nominated for a National Award last winter, so it can be done on a small budget. Not the most durable paint, but I used acrylic lacquer since I was attempting to duplicate what the car looked like when came out of the factory. This was the first paint job I had done in over 40 years.
  12. For a 1932 Chevrolet I would go to the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America forum and ask this question. I have seen photos of 1932 jack posted there before and as I recall, it looks nothing like the jack Tinindian posted.
  13. I would use Boeshield T-9 on it. I used it on the metal parts of the 37 ft Sailboat I kept year round in the salt water of the Chesapeake Bay and never had a corrosion issue.
  14. I would not trust ebay to identify parts. I have seen to many items listed that are not what the write-up says they are without verification from other sources.