JohnKeith

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    Old Car Enthusiast who would like to get some of his cars roadworthy
  1. Marbeton, if you are still looking for a Stewart Vacuum Pumps I have one here in the UK for you. I searched the whole of Hershey and found 4. Problem is until you open them up in the workshop you don't know what internals they have and what condition they are in. Only yesterday I received the 8 boxes of stuff I sent home from Hershey and was able to examine the 4 pumps I bought. 1 had no internals! 1 had a rusty lower chamber, badly holed, with the upper mechanism only useful. 2 seem to be OK. I can photograph the one I have set aside for you and send you the images. If you're happy we can then sort out payment and posting or pick up. The cost would be 1,700 Cz Krowns plus any postage. Contact me by e-mail john@johnbkeith.plus.com Don't worry if you're sorted as I can use this other good one as a spare. Let me know before January 3rd if you can as I'm off to NewZealand Jan 4th to Feb 6th. John Keith
  2. I have the above car in the uk. It is a 4 door convertible. It came with the remains of the original side curtains which we can copy. But the curtains lack irons. I need help in finding some original irons or good enough photos and drawings to enable us copy them. I'm in chicago il for until nov 1 before returning to uk. E-mail John@johnbkeith.plus.com
  3. Thanks for your message. Am currently with Czech friends in the Isle of Man watching the Motorcycle Grand Prix practices. Communication isn't easy from Hershey - its in a big field in Pennsylvania so neither e-mail nor mobile phones are practical (and there's a 6 hour time difference so 09.00 is 03.00 Czech time). What I will do is pick up whatever Stewart Vacuum Tanks I find in restorable condition aqt a reasonable $ price, and I'll send you a description, photo and prices on my return to the UK end October. Sometimes I send heavy stuff with friends who ship cars to the UK so stuff may take a little longer but its a lower cost than paying excess air baggage. You can then decide whether to buy or not. There will be other prople in Europe/UK also looking for a pump if you have found one meanwhile, Regards, John Keith
  4. About 3 years ago I shipped a 4-door 5-seater convertible 1926 Chevrolet to the UK. The car had been substantially renovated some time earlier, and the fabric top is in fairly good condition. The owner at the time had obviously used it as a fair-weather car as it came with only the ragged remains of the original side screens. Given I'm in Cumbria - the county which has the highest rainfall in the UK - getting a set of up and running side screens is a necessity. What I need is a photo reference of them as fitted to a similar car, details of where and how they attach to the car and the top and hood-frame, and a sketch and measurements for the irons that I guess fit into the side curtains and hold them upright (mine are missing - but we could fabricate new). I'm lucky I've got the original side curtain remains as these can be reproduced here in the UK. Any help would be welcome. John Keith
  5. About 3 years ago I shipped a 4-door 5-seater convertible 1926 Chevrolet to the UK. The car had been substantially renovated some time earlier, and the fabric top is in fairly good condition. The owner at the time had obviously used it as a fair-weather car as it came with only the ragged remains of the original side screens. Given I'm in Cumbria - the county which has the highest rainfall in the UK - getting a set of up and running side screens is a necessity. What I need is a photo reference of them as fitted to a similar car, details of where and how they attach to the car and the top and hood-frame, and a sketch and measurements for the irons that I guess fit into the side curtains and hold them upright (mine are missing - but we could fabricate new). I'm lucky I've got the original side curtain remains as these can be reproduced here in the UK. Any help would be welcome. John Keith
  6. Anama, they are fuel pumps driven by the vacuum created in the inlet manifold by the air and fuel mixture being sucked into the engine. Used on 90% of US cars in the 1920's and also by many cars in the UK at the time (including Bentley and Rolls Royce - although they were not made by Stewart), they have been entirely replaced by electric fuel pumps in modern cars. Suggest if you don't have or want a 1920's car you re-cycle them to folks who need one to keep their 1920's cars on the road in an original state, Regards, John Keith UK
  7. Bill I'll keep a note of your stall number. Here's hoping you don't sell it before then. I'll be there on Tuesday set-up, Regards John Keith At Hershey I'm known as "UK John"
  8. Marbeton, Lets see what turns up at Hershey. Let me know if you get one before September 25th when I travel to the States, Regards, John Keith
  9. Marbeton Just noticed a couple of Stewarts for sale - but they are in New Zealand. Look at Stewart Superior pump for sale for Chevrolet - PreWarCar
  10. Marbeton, If you see my recent posts I am also looking for reconditioned or parts for a Stewart Vacuum Tank for my 4 cylinder Chevrolet 1926. I have one, but is missing the inner vessel! I will be searching Hershey for Stewart tanks and parts in October if you can wait that long. Also I can bring one back to the UK in personal baggage without the necessity of Customs (shipping stuff from the States I find can be expensive because you pay customs taxes on receipt as well as US air freight charges - they no longer do a cheaper rate for surface mail by boat). It can also be expensive getting Euros, Krowns or £s Sterling changed into $s. I pay cash in $s in the States making it easier. Also I have contacts in Prostejov and Tyn na Vltavou who come fairly regularly to the UK for toy fairs. Regards, John Keith UK:cool:
  11. Harry Jay, thanks for your help and advice. UK cars of the 20's used a similar system called Autovac, I could switch but prefer to keep it as original as I can Regards, John Keith
  12. Further thoughts! I have found a manual for the Fuel System on the internet. What I now find is the pump we are dealing with is missing the inner or vacuum chamber! So no matter what we do it will not work. New Question! Who can supply a reconditioned replacement against the one we have (got to be useful for parts). I'll be at Carlisle PA in late September and Hershey October. Any help would be useful, Regards, John Keith
  13. Greetings from the UK Unlike the Czech poster we have a Stewart Vacuum Pump fitted to the car. A previous owner has fitted a 6 volt petrol pump together with a pressure reducer supplying the Stewart unit, and has blocked off the inlet vacuum pipe at the manifold. Our intention is to get the Stewart unit operational again. The model number isn't clear on the unit body, but it states it was patented Feb 14th 1911. We've dismantled it and the innards look in good working order. What we can't figure out is the reason for two vacuum line connections on the lid of the pump body. One (nearest the edge) seems clearly to be for sucking from the inlet manifold. The other (which has been blanked off at its outlet on my car) is nearer to the middle of the pump lid) has an internal valve which works simultaneously with what we take to be the main vacuum line. What does it do? Why is it blanked off on my car? What if anything do we need to connect it to? Any help would be welcome! John Keith, Cumbria on the Scottish Borders, UK Restoring 1902/3 Oldsmobile, 1926 Chevrolet 4 door 5 seater convertible), 1928 Austin 7 Chummy, 1932 Triumph Southern Cross 4 seater Sports, Unique 1934 Triumph Super 9 Pillarless Saloon by Salmon (later Tickford and Aston Martin), 1972 Tatra 603-2. Running 1967 Triumph Vitesse 2 litre straight 6 convertible.
  14. Thanks again Ron. Will you be at Hershey this October? John Keith