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About MikeC5

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    1925 Dodge Touring
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  1. I would only go there as a last resort. I can't imagine the chances are too good you could find pistons of similar weight (or lighter) than originals, wrist pin to top of piston dimension must be pretty close and then you have to worry about skirt clearance with the crankshaft counterwieghts (if any). Egg offers pistons for some rather obscure makes. https://egge.com/
  2. I bought a new 'dog bone' radiator cap with motometer and it came with a rubber gasket. It works fine and as mention above, any overflow goes out the overflow pipe . It wouldn't hurt to make sure the pipe isn't plugged.
  3. The kitchen sink too? Lookin' good!
  4. Push and then carefully rotate the bezel CCW a few degrees to disengage the hooks.
  5. I have an in-line fuel filter on mine (a '25) and it's normally only 1/2 full, so I doubt it is the problem. I don't believe a '20 is much different as far as power and gearing go and so I would expect it should get up to 40 mph pretty easily. I can drive on level roads comfortably at 40 - 45 mph (and the speedo is fairly accurate). It could be fuel starvation but I think it is less likely to be caused by the vacuum tank. I say this because the vacuum tank pulls fuel up to the vacuum tank reservoir (contained within the tank) and then gravity feeds to the carb. If flow was restricted here, I would expect a stalling problem; if fuel demand exceeds the supply, the fuel bowl in carb would eventually empty. As such, I would tend to think the carb more likely has a problem if it truly is fuel starvation. It think it could be other things, such as static timing being off. The engine will be down on power if timing is incorrect (retarded). The MIM has instructions for setting static timing.
  6. Beautiful job. Do you use a traditional paint gun or an HVLP? Is it just acrylic or acrylic enamel?
  7. This thread might be of interest. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/190783-1926-wiper-motor-info-needed/
  8. Good luck. If I recall correctly, the windings for the starter and generator function are separate in the filed coil assembly. When I got my car, the starter would operate but the generator had little output. Hopefully you'll have both working.
  9. The butterfly valve is connected to the throttle shaft at the top of the posted diagram (the artist didn't cut away that part for viewing). I was also going to guess the crack was due to freezing. Various models of this carb come up on ebay all of the time but I'd feel more comfortable getting a replacement from Myers or Romar.
  10. Did you check with Myers? I would expect them to have some used ones.
  11. My brass float had cracks in it and leaked when I first got the car. I got a new one from Myers along with a needle seat w/rubber seal and have had no carb problems since.
  12. Looks very nice & complete. The top of vacuum tank should have a plug directly in the center that can be unscrewed and then, with a small funnel, add a few oz. of gas. At the bottom of vacuum tank is a shut off valve. Turn it CCW all the way to allow gas to flow to carb.
  13. Hi John, Do you add hardener to the acrylic? Is an air filter respirator sufficient or do you need the more elaborate air supplied mask to safely spay it?
  14. Looks real nice John. What kind of paint are you using?