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  1. 12 years old. Uncle’s friend had a real Torino Talladega. from a dead stop, that car just launched. Honestly, and young boys that age tend to be stupid - it scared me badly. Very memorable.
  2. My 75 is very much an original car. I pulled the wheel cylinders for re-build - they badly need it. and found an interesting thing... the front wheel cylinders bleeder is different than the rear. see this picture. the 3/8" open bleeder in the front cylinder and the rear removed. Why was it done that way? Is it POSSIBLE to get two bleeders like the rears for installation on front? it looks a better idea
  3. Thanks to all. The original manual said install the bleeder nipple (hose attached) to the bleeder valve. It is listed in the ‘tools’. I was just wondering what the original bleeder nipple looked like. I appreciate the photos from mr 31plymouth and the procedure from mr JACK M. and all others. I’ll be removing and having Apple Hydraulics rebuild. They did my master cylinder and did a nice job. My mistake was not doing the wheel cylinders at the same time. So I had problems on the recent Vintage Tour - what a bummer but my fault.
  4. I’ll be rebuilding the brake wheel cylinders. The system will need to be bled and I believe the recommendation is start at the rear right wheel. The manual talks about a bleeder valve ( and tube) in the tool kit. I don’t have either. can someone send a picture of the original bleeder valve or offer a suggestion? thanks in advance. It’s for my ‘29 75. tom
  5. And unbelievably excited. Mr Midman is a wonderful gentleman. I’ve met Mr Dibarlaw long ago at an auction of a 14 Buick. ( that auctioneer was ——- different) My wife and I will probably take this to the Glidden this year. Rather than our 29 m75 Chrysler. when i was in JR high, best class I had was with the home room teacher ( Wayne Freidhoff) - the ‘math’ of cars. He brought his 31 series 50. We learned wheel base, displacement, acceleration, ignition, stopping distance, that car became a grand national winner. Can still feel the drool on my chin.
  6. To my Digger friend, early or late? It changed. Best to go by the Fedco of your car. tom
  7. My first car was a 1974 Gremlin - with the Denim package. I bought it for 150. Loved that car. Ran it till she fell apart. Wish I still had it. it got around great with chains in the winter. such good memories.
  8. For new construction - especially for heavy haul trucks.... if GVW remains constant ( think road and bridge design requirements) what is the weight impact increase? That batteries, motors and inverters increase? Will vehicles net increase? Then load changes.
  9. The R&D center and KAPL are near Schenectady.
  10. Those are great photos. The last especially so.
  11. Thanks all. My question pertains to unpressurized systems. I realize that there are many variables that can have impacts. I was running Chrysler and Chevrolet and measuring the inlet and outlet temperatures with a Fluke pyrometer. These are both unshrouded fans. 50:50 antifreeze liquid. The radiator cores are clean ( I beleive). My hypothesis was that peridoically if I measured this and plotted over time, would I see a decay ( I'm sure) but likely over-heating would happen well before. So what is a good REASONABLE metric? delta? Allow me to give a similar 'rule of thumb.' In power generation one can calculate/estimate a plant heat rate ( typically very hard to do - many many variables) by using the turbine heat rate ( very well known) divided by the station service and boiler efficiency -- it gets one close. ( THR/((1-station service (%))*(blr eff (%)). Simple! Tom
  12. is there any general rules of thumb to check the efficiency or performance of a radiator? By running car until well and fully heated OR after some driving, measure the inlet and outlet temperature. What delta is generally expected? 20F? 30F?
  13. Foreign. French or Spanish.
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