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  • Birthday 10/03/1969

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  1. In 2001 I overhauled the whole brake systems on a Bedford CA (van) that uses a Lockheed system. Everything was removed and cleaned with denatured alcohol (methylated spirits this side of the pond) including the brake pipes on the vehicle. All the rubber components were replaced with new old stock items as that was all I could get at the time. I decided to switch to silicone brake fluid at this point. Within a few days of completing the work I had problems with the brakes sticking on and excessive pedal travel (shoes were adjusted correctly and there was clearance on the brake pedal). On disassembly I found the master cylinder seals had swelled a considerable amount blocking the compensating port and the wheel cylinder seals likewise had also increased in size. I could only assume that the rubber they were made of way back when wasn’t compatible with the silicone fluid? I gave up on the silicone fluid and returned to dot4 with another set of seals. Other than changing the fluid regularly I have had no problems since. I have used rubber grease in the wheel cylinders around the aluminium pistons to try and stop the corrosion that seems to occur. I may switch to the silicon grease next time any work is required. In my normal day job as a mechanic I often will pull apart a new wheel cylinder and add silicon grease to the bore as they sometime very dry where they have sat around after manufacture. I have a number of customers with classics running silicon fluid with no problems. Like other posts you have to be careful when filling up to avoid bubbles. The fluid also seems very expensive in the UK.
  2. Flivverking that looks like it just got a bit more involved 😕. For Tom, photos of the tool;
  3. Hi, If it’s the same layout as my 75. I made a tool to lock the drive gear in place so the generator could be removed. It was just 2 bent pieces of 1/4 rod welded to a flat plate. Remove the access plate on the front of the timing chain cover, loosen the nut on the drive gear, insert the tool though suitable holes in the gear and secure through the flat plate using one of the bolt holes for the cover. You can then remove the generator shaft without the gear falling off the chain. I will find it tomorrow and take a photo for you. It worked well and didn’t take too long. Yours John
  4. Hi, I have an old British van that sits unused for long periods. It occasionally suffers from a stuck valve which makes the engine miss. The misfire is very regular and most importantly you can here the tapping from the extra gap that is in the valve train. It quiet often will stick at higher revs. and then free itself while idling. Some upper cylinder lubricant added to the petrol has improved matters. If your miss is only noticeable at idle and doesn’t have a constant beat I would be looking for the cause of a weak mixture. Carb. adjustment or manifold air leak. Hope you find it. John
  5. Sorry just re read your post guess you know what they look like but can’t find repros to buy.
  6. Hi, 1929 Chrysler 75 starter and generator tags Hope that helps.
  7. Hi, Did my worst wheel by hand it was very tedious. The caps around the the rim which hide the balance weights are steel. On mine there we no weights present although the wheels were out of balance. (Only the fronts have them) I added lead washers over threads secured with another nut then put the caps back on. Was a bit trial and error but managed to get the wheel to come to rest at random points in the end.
  8. Hi, Similar setup to Gunsmoke on my 1929 Chrysler 75. Front seat back split with adjustment for the driver only with the t handle on the top. Seat base is one piece and sits in a tray on the floor pan. Seat backs are equal width. Rumble seat back is fixed directly to the lid, seat base one piece sitting directly on the floor pan. I removed the bases to photograph but forgot the upholsterer had closed the bases with material. Both seats have a wooden base. Hope that helps, let me know if I can photo anymore. John
  9. Hi, This article may help. https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/ignition/ig104.htm
  10. Hi, I would think that the gauge would be damaged by 12V as it it. You may be able to limit the current flowing through the gauge to the same values required at 6V by adding a resistor of a suitable value in the circuit. You can buy 12V DC to 6V DC (dc to dc converters) but you would need to check out how much current you intend to draw through it as they can only deliver to their rated output. Ta John
  11. Hi John, I checked my gauge by removing the wire from the sender and replacing it with a decade box (selectable resistor) to the chassis and recorded the following. Short to frame - Full (needle on stop) 10ohms - 1 division over 3/4 20ohms - 2.5 divisions over 1/2 30ohms - 1 division over 1/2 40ohms - 3 divisions over 1/4 50ohms - 1.5 divisions over 1/4 60ohms - 1/4 70ohms - 3 divisions over E 80ohms - 2.5 divisions over E 90ohms - 2 divisions over E 100ohms - 1.5 divisions over E 110ohms - 1 division over E 120ohms - Empty (needle on stop) Hope that helps Yours John
  12. Hi John, If you give me a day or so I can test mine and let you know. ta John
  13. I have been asked to do 2 weddings using my 1929 Chrysler 75, the bride and father and then bride and groom rode in the rumble (dicky in G.B.) seat. It's always the most popular seat to have a go in at the car shows. 2 adult passengers means less room for picnic items though. 🙁
  14. Hi, 1929 75 Locke body dickie seat catch. let me know if you need anymore.
  15. Hi Pete, I had the same problem on a Lockheed master cylinder I overhauled. I switched to silicone brake fluid as it seemed a good idea however the new old stock seals I used swelled up in service and as has already been pointed out blocked the tiny compensation hole when the master cylinder was at rest causing the brakes to drag after a few applications. As I couldn't get any brand new seals I went back to dot4 fluid with some more old stock seals and haven't had any problems since. I also have a 1929 Chrysler 75 happy to chat if needed. John F
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