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  1. Notice how the umbrella is saggy between the ribs as it pushes through the wind. If the leaf blower air was being deflected rearward by the umbrella, the sail would be full. Also the initial movement was a jerk not a gradual start.
  2. I should add some details about Dad's installation. The Ruckstell was installed in the later axle with the bigger brakes. The brake pedal is modified with linkage to operate the rear brakes. I think the internal brake band was eliminated. Of course there is also a foot throttle since the right hand can be rather busy. Backing off the throttle was probably part of the ritual.
  3. Motoringicons, you mention that you should back off the throttle and press the left pedal halfway. Regrettably, it's been way too many years since I was in the driver's seat, but I recall Dad gave me different instructions. The quickly/firmly motion rings familiar but the clutch motion is not. I'm not sure about the throttle. I was wondering the effects of shifting without using the clutch. Background, after numerous other cars, mostly T's in the Thirties Dad installed the Ruckstel and a Warford in his 15 roadster and drove in up and down the East Coast. He later installed this set up in his 24 hack which I drove a couple of times. I still have both cars and expect to get back to them after retirement. I'm looking for confirmation or "warning, don't do that", so that I'll have a better idea of how to drive it. I'm most confident these units were salvaged back in the day and doubt highly he ever had them apart for repairs. He just put a lot of miles on them. I also wonder what type of oil I'll find in there. Thanks
  4. Missed it by a few letters but really just one, Model T Ford.
  5. Maybe some engineer will figure out that a starter isn't necessary. With computer controlled ignition and then with a combustion chamber pressure sensor, or just the crankshaft positioning sensor any remaining intake charge could be ignited with some momentary timing change like manual advance cars could. However, the fuel is typically shut off when throttle is closed. Some golf carts shut down as soon as the go pedal is released and then run the starter when the go pedal is depressed again. Well at least the Harley Davidson ones when I was caddying.
  6. Ed Koch in NJ had one for a while about fifteen years ago. He usually has a different car at Hershey every year. He most likely is a member.
  7. I'm also a fairly regular Rock Auto customer and at times it seems like you can't win with the shipping. At least now they let you know the warehouse differences. It seems like once I'm done and send the order, I go duh, of course. It really only matters when different parts can be put in the same box, which really only means small parts. Many major components are shipped in their carton that sits on the shelf and they will not open it to put in an additional part you order. The result is another shipping label and each one is costed by itself so different warehouse really doesn't matter. It's really only the little parts that are shipped in another box or envelop and it you calculate the shipping with each item added, then you'll see which ones are free and which ones require another carton. One short coming to online purchases is the shelf carton is not always a shipping carton and may not protect the item well enough during handling. The manufacturers and distributors and still geared for traditional sales where a skid is sent and then broken down at point of sale and the customer carries it out of the store. Don't even try to expect a discount item to be combined except with other discount items. They must store them in a special out of the way warehouse.
  8. Is the chamber sealed from the key ring hole?
  9. Steve, what about the location of the new Library. It should be high enough, but good time to confirm the location is safe.
  10. I put one in my 86 Cherokee in 2006 when repairing the roof from a jumping deer. I figured it would reduce the length of the welds. Even shortened the roof ribs like factory provided ones rather than the after market ones that were formed to fit the ribs. The original optional sun roof was also a pop up. 1986 remember.
  11. Opel GT, the bump got me thinking.
  12. I was trying to establish any remaining advantage of non-detergent or putting in the final nail. It looks like the final nail.
  13. I see, then it's best to incorporate a filter if possible.
  14. Naturally the driver for most people is some past affection for a particular vehicle. Usually, the car one desires is roughly their age. Back in the Sixties when we we going to the local shows there were many early models and most of them had been restored to some level or another, usually not just a used car that was spruced up. Here's my question since virtually all of those pioneers in the hobby are no longer with us, where are all those cars? I can see some were sold and some were stashed in the back of the garage and may have been passed down a couple generations, but where are they? Or has the hobby grown so much that only their representative percentage is lower and the absolute number is the same but tend to stay home since the later model travels better? Or asked a different way would someone actually recycle grandpa's pride and joy because they can't find a buyer? The good news about people aging and passing is the once pampered antique still exist and the price should adjust to the market demand. Also the beauty of the very old vehicles as their tech gets older and older, the world of manufacturing technology continues to expand such that even some of the most obscure vehicles can have replacement parts made. I think in the long run the early vintage vehicle will out live the highly tooled mass produced vehicles of the second half of the century.
  15. Do you want detergent oil if there is no oil filter? Wouldn't be better for the dirt and gunk to fall out of the oil then to be carried around and around?
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