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Mark Simmons

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  1. I saw the Harrah Collection in the very late 60's or early 70's and wished I'd had more time after being there for a full day. It was trully something to take in. I think the thing that impressed me the most was the library that had information on almost every kind of car he had restored or otherwise. I was in a junkyard in the early 70's and saw a '26-'28 Buick that had been turned into a Yellow Taxi Cab. I made what I thought was a pretty fair offer for it and was turned down by the yard owner. He went on the say that a Harrah's buyer had come through ahead of me and marked the car for pickup. A day or so late and $$$ short have been the story on a few others since that have caught my eye as well.
  2. First thought 35-36 Ford although 34-35 Willys is a possible fit with the body lines.
  3. I remember reading some years back the difference between the 320 and 263 motors was the cc venting on the left side of the block the 320 was towards the front and the 263 towards the rear.....????
  4. Pete I'm located in San Jose California about 60 miles south of San Francisco. Engine and transmission together is $400.00. $500.00 if you want the rolling stand I made for it. I have pictures if you wanted to see it.
  5. 51 Buick Woody, I have a complete '52 263 out of a wagon complete with trans if you need it.
  6. And if it's running half way left it will be a problem.......lol
  7. I'm for the Marmon as well. As to the guy in the small or minnie his thinking matter is most likely in his other end the one inside the car.
  8. So is the crane building the pile or part of it ??
  9. Dave glad you got it figured out and fixed. The guy who taught me my mechanics early on stressed the phrase "START WITH THE SIMPLE AND WORK TO THE COMPLEX" !!! Don't ask me how many times over the years that I've forgotten that. We are all guilty on that account.......LOL!!! Laughing with you not at you !!!
  10. One last piece of advice Sergio. If you do decide to take it to a shop or transmission shop take it to one that understands and has worked on Dynaflows(more than a couple). Most shops today imploy guys young enough that they weren't born before the Dynaflow transmission ceased to be. I've run into this problem working with some shops that I've tried to do business with. As mentioned above get a manual and read it so YOU have a working knowledge of what the job takes and what it does not. Finally if you lend the shop your manual be sure it comes back with the car. Good Luck whichever way you choose!!!
  11. I'm with JohnD1956 on this, it looks like a pressure leak (ie) the front pump seal. Shut the motor off and see if the flow slows down. Either way the transmission has to come out. Don't forget to check and replace the pilot bushing before the transmission is reinstalled. Dropping one of these Dynaflows is only as hard as one makes it and is not as bad as it seems. Read up on it and be safe and take your time doing it . Just my 2 cents worth.
  12. Sounds to me like it's time to get into the regulator, even if you've replaced it with a new or rebuilt one. If the gen shop tested both generators and they were both putting out the correct volts and amps and were reinstalled correctly then the culprit is either the regulator or the wiring. Is the regulator new ,rebuilt or the same one that is on the car? Just my 2cvents worth.
  13. You said this was listed as a parts car, to far gone to restore. Was that determined before or after the "Cat Scan" by Kowpi???
  14. First thought I had is '54 Chevrolet front Parking light bezel ?
  15. Thank all of you guys that commented on this situation I find myself in . I've decided to go back down there after the all clear is put out about this Covid19 thing . I'll set up a simple hot wire system that will allow the engine to start and run without relying on any wiring already there or not. If the engine runs- runs well then the ball will be in my brother in laws court as to what happens after that. A special thanks to Rusty O'toole about the junkyard harnesses. I'm now wondering about differences between the the "C" series harnesses and "R" series harnesses. Thanks again, Mark
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