MidTNDawg

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About MidTNDawg

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  • Birthday 02/20/1936

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    At 74 y.o. I am still fascinated by anything with an engine and wheels.
  1. I should report what was found. It was simple but not obvious. The fix was to brush the contacts with a brass brush as they had simply stopped making electrical connection. Not sure of why and especially since no one else seems to have had the issue.
  2. When new they would lock the wheels. Could the linings be glazed?
  3. Well there is "that". Just not much of a footprint is it?
  4. FWIW, my 1930's brakes work about as well as the pre-power brakes cars of the 30's, 40's, and 50's. I always thought my Chrysler product vehicles had pretty go brakes starting with my 1936 Plymouth.
  5. I would suggest Marvel Mystery Oil added to gas. Flat head engines have no way to lubricate the valves. And I would listen to what nearchocolatetown says. Just my 2 cents.
  6. Olds88_1956 WOW! Thank you. Well, I do not have a lot of experience with manuals (auto), but this is the most thorough set od manuals I have ever seen. I saw several posts getting down to this thread which these manuals would answer. Again, thanks very much.
  7. Thanks to Olds88_1956 I have manuals coming. A fuse was blown but only turned the dash lights on. Now with the manuals, I can (hopefully) do a better job of following NTX5467's suggestions.
  8. I used idrjoe's mod instructions along with the recommended "steam oil" and I suppose there is some leakage, but I promise it is absolutely minimal.
  9. BTW, your user name looks like an old CB call. Is it?
  10. Thank you for the reply. Yes, it is an analog dash. I will follow your suggestion to trouble shoot the dash.
  11. Joe, thanks. Good points obviously. I just acquired the car and this was / is, an existing problem. I will try to get a manual or schematic. The Temperature gauge does work. The gas level, oil pressure, and volt meter gauges do not work. Also the dash lights do not work. I tried grounding the cluster with no change. I am hoping this is a problem encountered by others as there is seldom anything new.
  12. Headed back to the Turkey Run with Matilda (1930 Model DA Deluxe) once again. Leaving 10 days. I really enjoy looking at all the original cars. Just my opinion of course, but the street rods seem to me to be an exercise in who has the most money to spend.
  13. I know how stupid this sounds, but I failed to take any pictures this year. Insane I know. Doug
  14. Took Matilda to the Turkey Run this year. All the years I have been going, this was the first time to take a car to show. I really had a blast. The Turkey Run is another of those "you need to do it at least once" events.