nvonada

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  1. nvonada

    1952 brake lines to Hill-holder?

    That big bolt is indeed a hollow "banjo bolt". Looks like you are getting close! >
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    1941 Studebaker Clock

    Good ones are hard to find.
  3. nvonada

    Differential Pig

    Now I am hungry for bacon...
  4. nvonada

    No questions to share

    Does your oil smell like gas? Is it running out of the carb? Black smoke rolling out the back as you drive? I am not sure how you can get 3-4 MPG without the gas going SOMEWHERE it is not supposed to. Hopefully you just did not fill it up the whole way the first time. Just for reference I get about 20-22 in my Champion. My brick-shaped Jeepster with twice the horsepower gets more like 12-15 but I tend to put my foot in that too.
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    Sticky Brake

    One wheel or all of them? This can have several causes (assuming the car has hydraulic brakes, which I think it does?) Weak return springs A failing flexible brake hose acting like a check valve Corrosion or bad wear in a brake cylinder causing the piston to hang If all wheels maybe a faulty residual pressure valve Probably the thing to do is get the car on jacks and have someone hit the brakes while you spin each wheel to isolate the problem. Nathan
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    29 erskine engine rebuild

    Looks like a lot of the bolts broke off too. Good luck!
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    41 Champ brake problem

    Yes, brakes were centered and adjusted. I will have to check them again just to be sure. What I really need is a break in the weather. I just don't want to go out when it is 10 degrees out!
  8. nvonada

    41 Champ brake problem

    No, fluid levels were fine.
  9. This fall the brakes on my 41 Champion started to feel odd. The first time I pushed the pedal it would be a little soft but after that it would be fine for several minutes. Then it would be soft for one stroke again. The soft pedal was not an air-bubble sort of soft, more like when the brakes are really out of adjustment. I checked the adjustment and everything is good. My theory is that the residual pressure valve in the master cylinder was leaking. So I tore down the master cylinder and rebuilt it. Then the bottom dropped out of the thermometer and I have not been out since to finish bleeding the brakes so I don't know if I fixed the problem or not. The forced down time has me wondering if I did not jump the gun rebuilding the master. Any opinions? Besides the obvious that I should man up, brave the cold, bleed the brakes, and see for myself? Nathan
  10. You are way ahead of me. On a magneto ignition the switch grounds the magneto to prevent the plugs from firing, so you OPEN the switch to run the car (or plane, or lawnmower ). Glad you found the problem.
  11. nvonada

    1922 Special Six Photos

    Maybe it was not the durability of the car they were testing...
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    Turn Signal Add ons

    Arm out the window is your best bet. Totally original! Your best improvement for safety is bright brake lights. Most on these old cars are horrible. Nathan
  13. Every wire in your pictures has electrical tape wrapped around it. That does not mean the wiring is bad or incorrect. But it does mean it was messed with by someone. I would NOT leave the battery connected until you get the wiring sorted. That is a super cool car and it would be a shame if it burned up. For testing you should get a multimeter and learn to use it. It is not hard to use or expensive. Even a test light would be big help. Electric work is daunting at first but once you learn a few basic rules and concepts it is not that complicated. Nathan
  14. nvonada

    Fan Belt for a 1929 Dictator Six

    If you want a more authentic look in a modern belt get a tractor or lawn mower belt. NAPA or Tractor Supply are good sources. They look more like the old belts and are less likely to have teeth. Nathan
  15. I hit that too when I was troubleshooting my voltage regulator. The rapid pulsing of the regulator threw my digital meter for a loop. However you can check voltage at the battery. The battery serves as a buffer and smooths things out. If you have a dwell meter they usually have a voltmeter mode. My old one died so I bought this one for a whopping $21. Works great: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00062YUUS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Nathan