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  1. Interesting but the pump I am looking at doesn't seem to have anyway to have a lantern ring between the packing. The grease fitting is between two pressed in bushings and about 1 inch from the bottom of the packing. This pump may have been rebuilt at sometime. I could not find lantern rings in the catalog, any idea what Buick called them?

    Thanks

     

    Dave

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  2. Spinneyhill,

     

    It is not like that in the spare pump I took apart. Going from the impeller there is a bronze bushing the shaft runs through. Then an open chamber where the grease fitting is, then on to the bushing where the packing is at.  As someone suggested, it does stop when you pump water pump grease in but it looks like it will require some constant attention (like many other things). The plug idea is good and I may do that.

     

    Thanks

     

    Dave

  3. The original fitting was missing the cap and I replaced it with one in my Alemite cabinet. I thought it had the ball but I will check. I have no idea on the pump but do have a spare I will take apart to see what is going on. I suspect it is the same as your Dodge. It seems like the fitting is in water and about two inches behind the packing where the shaft leaves the pump.

     

    thanks

     

    Dave

  4. Mark and Bob, thanks for the replies. The fuel line runs behind the engine to the fuel pump on the drivers side. There is a heat shield between the fuel pump and the engine block. My car is a late 31 and has that  air cleaner, I don't see a provision for a heat shield near it unless it is built in to the late air cleaner.  I will insulate the fuel lines and try to block off the heat riser tube. The old heat riser I removed was blocked off and the problem I am describing was much worse.

     

    It was a little cooler today and I ran it pretty hard and no backfiring at all, it was a real pleasant ride.

     

    Thanks again for the help

     

    Dave

  5. I have noticed engine coolant coming out of the grease fitting on the water pump. It has a screw on cap but that does not stop it. When I hit it with a few pumps of water pump grease it stops leaking for a couple of trips in the car.

     

    Is this normal? If not what would you suggest as the cure?

     

    Thanks

     

    Dave

  6. It's back. When the outside temp is above 80 it starts backing firing through the carb after operating temp approaches 180. One thing I noticed is a smell of gas before it starts and I pulled over and noticed gas coming out of the vent on the float bowl. Seems strange with what I am taking as a lean back fire that is cured with more choke. Could it be fuel is boiling out of the bowl?  Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.

     

    Thanks

     

    Dave

  7. It sounds to me like he is saying his car feels like a 4 wheel drive on dry pavement. When turning a 4wd on dry pavement the differentials will sometimes grab and pop lose causing a very jerky motion until you get it 2wd.

     

    I think he is saying this is happening when he starts out normally without turning.

     

    Dave

  8. Dave, The distance is 2 3/8 or so and the entire handle and release is plated. I presume nickel but am not sure. I know the 31 Chevrolet used nickel in the interior and chrome on the outside.

     

    The handle is very well made and there is an offset at the floor board which I tried to capture in the following photos. Let me know what else you need.

     

    Dave

     

     

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  9. Midman,

     

    Thanks for the reply. I did soak them in gear oil but still no go. I contacted Bob and he said he had to go with the thicker felt as that was all that was available. With the tight compression of the seal holder my guess is there is nowhere for the extra felt (both in ID and thickness) to go. I put the old seal back in and when I try again will reduce the thickness to 1/2 and see how it goes.

     

    Thanks

     

    Dave

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