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  1. Thanks for the reply Mark. I went ahead and cut some paper gaskets from material I got from McMaster-Carr and used a thin coat of non-hardening sealer. Then tightened the nuts like I would a head bolts and so far so good, although I've only had the car out once since then.
  2. I'm preparing to put the water outlet manifold back on my '30 Essex thermosiphon motor and need to know if there is a certain tightening sequence for the nuts. There are six separate risers on the manifold that attach on the top of the head and I want to avoid any cracking issues when it heats and cools. Would it be like head bolts and start inside and work out? Thanks.
  3. Hmm..., you're in California and I'm in Pennsylvania and this is what I get when I open you're YouTube link:
  4. Maybe they were filled to the brim and the heat caused them to overflow. If you find out why let us know. For now I'm just going to fill mine to where the piston is covered, as other posters have said, and maybe they won't leak too bad around the shaft. They do work as I can definitely notice a difference in the ride. My car is a driver and not restored so various things leak.
  5. Thanks John, it's good to know that I can find seals when the time comes.
  6. Thanks, that's all I'm going to do for now as I'm sure they could stand a rebuild. They work but leak some around the shaft.
  7. I have two Delco Remy Lovejoy lever shocks on the front of my '30 Essex and need to know how much hydraulic jack oil to put in. Do you fill them up to a certain point or pour in a certain amount? Thanks.
  8. My 30 Essex is missing one of these brake adjusting screw springs. Maybe other models may have the same spring. Anyone have one they could sell me? Also posted on the HET club forum.
  9. Sorry I should have posted a picture of the tank itself so attached is a picture before I took it off, although the angle is not right you can see the vent tube sticking up behind the fitting in question. It has a separate vent fitting in addition to the fuel inlet and vacuum connection in the lid with eight screw holes. I don't see anything like it in any literature I've seen so I don't know, plus the hole is cone shaped so it's not like anything goes into it. I'm just going to replace it with a normal elbow. Thanks all.
  10. Hi John, actually the tube above the hole had a hose attached to it that went up the window channel to, I assume, a wiper motor that is not even there. I'm probably not going to put one on either as I have no plans to drive the car in the rain. I'm going to get an elbow fitting that has the two proper pipe threads to screw into the tank lid and connect to the manifold vacuum tube and not put this fitting back in. I was just curious why this fitting was in the vacuum tank. Thanks.
  11. Yes old car fan, it is for my Essex. The car was running like this, I've only drove it a couple times since I got it and only for 5-10 minutes before I parked it and started to get it good driveable condition. I don't know how it pulled gas to the vacuum tank. I'm thinking it only ran on what was already in there. Maybe something is missing on the fitting?
  12. Can anyone tell me what purpose the hole serves on this vacuum line fitting that is on the lid of my Stewart Warner vacuum tank? It is open to the air.
  13. Thanks oldford. Yes the bolts are peened over as you say, the first time I saw the inside of the drum I thought it was riveted on. After I back the nuts off it does look like a good idea to drive the bolts out through the front of the hub. I wondered what held the spokes in but I guess as long as your just removing the drum and not separating the spokes and hub all should go well. I'll be doing it soon thanks.
  14. I would like to get the brake drums turned on our '30 Essex and it appears the wood spokes are held against the hub by the drum bolted to the hub. Will the spokes come loose if the bolts are removed and the drum is lifted off? Is there anything to know when getting the brakes redone on these cars? Thanks.
  15. Where did you find information on how to rebuild your vacumn tank? I need to do it on my 30 essex this spring/summer. Thanks.
  16. Just ran across this thread and WOW! I will be following it closely and looking forward to every entry. Thanks Roger.
  17. Sure does Howard. For a spare I got a new rim from Universal Tire but it doesn't have a rotating latch like the ones above. The latch on it is just a piece of metal with a hole in it that bolts to the other end of the rim. So I got one of those rim spreaders to use when I mount the new tire on it. Haven't done it yet as I haven't painted the rim. Thanks for the information. I guess I'll give it a try.
  18. Changed tire, tube and flap on my first rim today using the tire tool and some tire irons. Thanks keiser31. All went well. Hope to be better after I've done all five. Appreciate all the input from the forum members.
  19. Thanks Joe. I've had the carb apart recently, cleaned and put new gaskets and foam float but I'll be looking over that too.
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