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  • Birthday 03/26/1990

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  1. Thanks for the response. I must have phrased my question wrong, I am painting the backing plate on the inside, not the drum. That wouldn't turn out very good the first time the brakes were applied!!! I just finished spraying the backing plates with a high temp semigloss black. Looks pretty sharp!
  2. Hello all, I'm doing a brake job on my '53 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe, and I'm wondering what color I should paint the brake backing plates. Are they supposed to be painted on the inside (drum side) as well? I'm really just trying to protect the metal from corrosion, but I'd like to use the original color while I'm at it. Thanks, Thomas
  3. My oil pressure is about 7-10psi at idle after I drive at highway speeds. At speed, I'm getting around 50. Sounds like I don't have much to worry about if that idle pressure is acceptable. Also, I'm planning on doing a main/rod bearing job...I'm starting to get a clicking knock when I load the engine going uphill. Maybe that will boost my hot oil pressure. Thanks for the responses!
  4. Hi everyone, I'm sure you get this all the time, but I would like opinions on what grade of oil to use. The car is a 1953 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe with a 265ci flathead six and engine fed torque converter. I've been using straight SAE 30, but I'm wondering if a multigrade would be better for my engine. Does anyone have thoughts on a 15W-40 or 20W-50? My oil pressure gets fairly low when I come to a stop after driving at 60mph for a while, and I'm wondering if a different oil would help me out. Thanks in advance, Thomas P.S. I'm new to this forum so feel free to direct me to a different section if there is more information there!
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