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  1. I am in California, I usually get alerts when someone responds , my apologies for not getting back to you. I will call tomorrow, thank you
  2. I have a 2005 gnc Yukon that I bought in 2007 that had 19,000 miles on it, today it has 485,000 miles (not kilometers) I have not touched the rear axle it transmission, can’t say that about the engine except I can honestly say that other than oil changes and a waterpump j did not even change spark plugs till 2015
  3. I am a owner of a 1993 that I bought from the original family that ordered it new. It has 27,000 mile on a garage kept California car. I think The Allante is a neat car to own. Some would say it is what brought Cadillac into the next century, others would say that it was one of the biggest money Pits that GM got into. The truth is somewhere in the middle. Personally I like the fact that they made about as many Allantes from 1986 to 1993 as Packard made V-12 a , round number slightly over 20,000 more or less. These cars were also in the $50 to &60 K price range when new. I would say that good advice is to spend more and buy the absolute best example you can find ,of course when I am asked that is the advice I give to anyone who is interested in buying vintage cars ( ask me how I learned) . Please PM me if you are looking at buying one,
  4. 1935 Buick head to fit a model 61or a suggestion of who might have one for sale. I know miracles can be performed on rare unobtainium heads, however I would rather not go down that route if it can be avoided,
  5. John, I might be interested in this carb, I recently bought a replacement carb for my 1928 Buick and has not run right since, tomorrow I will check numbers on mine, please do not listen to those that say trash it,
  6. Do not know my Chrysler products, what year/model are we looking at?
  7. I agree with most all that has been, except the comments about the past 20 years the engineering budget has been used for reliability and longevity. I would say more like emissions / environmental and recyclability
  8. Not sure about latter units, but my Allante and my old Trofeo gave brake codes through the HVAC digital display by pressing and holding fan and temp control key in turn it would give codes with a letter and two or three digits of course without a shop manual they are meaningless. I believe that the most information available is on the Teves is going to be on the internet and all you need to do is type in Allante brake problem. You might say, they only made 20,000 cars total in 8 years, but for the first seven years Teves came standard and since they were expensive cars when new owners wanted them fixed, plus they were collectible early on, just my opinion,
  9. In 1988 I ordered a new Oldsmobile toronado Trofeo with JL9 Teves antilock brack system. It was a $800 dollar option. The car was tested at stopping from 60 mph in less than 140 feet with eagle GT +4 tires. It always worried me that who ever was driving behind me could stop that fast! That car is gone ow but I have replaced it with a Cadillac Allante which used the same system up until 1992. I would suggest contacting Tom Rhonert of Toms Allante in San Diego, he restores, reproduces and keeps a inventory of parts. I believe that all Allante came with this system and he has seen almost every issue that can come up. By the way once you get it fixed save $$$$$$$$$$$$ , change and flush your brake fluid every couple of years!
  10. Thank you all for input, I will have it tested for wall thickness and then I will try to see if it cleans up at .060. I called around and Egge has a record of selling one set of custom made .080 pistons, but that does not mean anything
  11. Terry, you know me as a Buick Big six guy, so you know I would not be trying to fool anyone. The 1936 GMC T-14 1/2 ton truck was the first year of this light duty class, they borrowed a lot from Chevrolet except the engine, Gmc had pressure lube in their larger trucks. I believe they chose the Oldsmobile 213 because it was a similar length of the stovebolt six. Even so each 36 gmc that I have looked at has a “factory sledgehammer “ dent on the firewall. Ask me what happens if you pound out and fill that dent with engine removed? The 1937 gmc stayed with olds in 37 it was now a 230 ci, 1938 was pontiacs and finally 39 was the start of the famous overhead valve 6 cylinder
  12. My machinist feels that the 60 overbore would not clean up the bore, however compared to all the time and money to get to this point I feel that it would be worth the time to set boring bar up on engine and try it. Another thought was to take one of the boat anchor engines that I have and try boring it to 80 or 250 and see if I push through water jacket
  13. I need help . Here is what happened years ago I wanted to rebuild my 1936 Oldsmobile 213 flathead that is original to my 1936 GMC truck. The machine shop that I worked with said that it had been rebuilt twice and that 60 over pistons would not make it, they recommended a replacement block that would possibly have less wear. I found one on the opposite side of the country , bought it and had the machine shop check it out and start the rebuild. Now comes the fun part, that happened 30 years ago , the machine shop never finished it before they retired, they said come get it. Good news all machine work done including new parts to put together at 40 over, bad news we found that they did not magnifluxed block and all kinds of internal cracks are around the oil galley area . I did not want to try welding as if it leaked coolant I would not see it until I would pull the dipstick.. I went and found my old original engine and it was cracked in same area. So I just bought another engine from Indiana. We cleaned it up , it is crack free but it has 40 over pistons and worn to a taper finally down to my question, so far I can not tell if I were to make up 80 over pistons would I make cylinder walls to thin, same question about sleeving engine?
  14. Steve, I am also reassembling my 1936 Gmc t-14 pickup after I took it apart in 1971 , I was 12 years old at the time. If you need help or pictures let me know. I am in California, your condolences are appreciated, but not necessary,
  15. I have had good luck with magic eraser from mr. Clean. Just a little water and off it comes
  16. Chuck, would be interested in horn, can you pm me?
  17. Hi, looking for rear motor mounts for 1936 gmc T-14 1/2 ton with 213 Oldsmobile , thank you,
  18. I think that some shops do not have the floor space for extra machines so they say they do not need it and they think that if they rebush a distributor that will fix 99% of distributor problems. I have argued with some that the need for the distributor machine is even more important now as the aftermarket parts are marginal at best and the cam is made out of unobtanium.
  19. I am pretty certain that I have seen this car on Craigslist , I believe the description was original, minimal rust, all the hard work done, easy restoration or rat rod
  20. I think I have found someone to rebuild my distributor, its on its way several thousand miles away, I was surprised that very few shops that advertise distributor repair even own a distributor machine, I feel lucky and thankful that we have this forum to find help, thank you all that responded,
  21. Hi, I am looking for part number, there is none on the tappet and i am waiting for a parts book as this engine is out of a 1936 GMC and the parts book I got for the truck is not very informative on engine. I am also looking for a couple of upper and lower valve spring retainers? The tappets that you have are they used or new? There is a picture of it on olds obsolete Webb site, they are sold out but picture is still up, thank you for getting back to me,
  22. MarkV, glad you found the problem, to me a cord struck home with shop that found the issue, I can not help but think why would your shop tear it all apart to find the problem with no intention of fixing it. Now you either put it all back together (labor) or you have to tow and possible store till you can get it in another shop. Sounds like our medical industry that has so many specialist.
  23. Need valve spring upper and lower alignment guide and tapered keeper guide, also need 8 valve tappets and clutch throw out early 1936 gmc pickup application, thank you
  24. Just thought I would add a little history. I started this project when I was 12 years old , I am now 59. I started out by subscribing to Cars and Parts and then Hemmings when there were less than 20,000 subscribers of course I knew right away how to restore a antique so I spent my thirteenth year totally taking this rather rare vehicle down to the last nut and bolt and became a little overwhelmed! Over the years I would work on it a bit at a time without making any real progress. Two years ago I realised I needed to either finish it or it would someday end up in a dumpster, time to make up for the sins of youth, my goal is to get it done by the end of this year.
  25. I have a mid thirties Delco distributor along with a starter and generator to go through and thought I would see if anyone has a favorite place that does nice work in a reasonable amount of time ( notice that I did not say I wanted it fast, perfect and cheap). Would like to find someone that uses a a sun machine as a final test. I know that there is AER that is well liked but I worry about the comments about being slow to call back, I understand what it is like to run a small business including a few of the pitfalls ( ask me how I know) I appreciate all those that take time to respond,