leroy newell

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About leroy newell

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    I am 22 years old. I have an original 1927 Chevrolet Landau and a 1981 Cutlass that I am restoring.
  1. Hey don, thanks for the advise. I actually figured out that the head was cracked. My baffle plate is good. That was one of the first things I checked when I put a washer in the radiator hose. I was told to fix my head would cost 1500 dollars so I looked all over and finally found a head. I got it ready to put back together two nights ago and am hoping to finish it tomorrow. I am hoping this will cure it. It would be nice to drive it before it snows. It has sat all summer while I looked for a head. I did hook that pipe up when I got it. These pics were taken right after I bought it. I know there is a can missing that sits on top of the exhaust manifold. Is that the part that you are talking about?
  2. Could you email me pics? Thanks. newell.leroy@yahoo.com
  3. Ya, dawn dish soap should take it off. It works great.
  4. Wow, I live about two hours away from this and I had never heard of it before now. It sounds great.
  5. It looks like some kind of lawn mower contraption than a stump grinder since it has two blades. I am very interested to find out if someone knows anything about it. I have never seen one.
  6. I am not sure if this will help you because my car is a 1926 chevrolet, though to take mine off is very simple. There is a rod that goes from fire wall to the top center of the radiator and right above the top radiator hose and under the radiator cover is a nut I take off. There are two bolts on the bottom side of the radiator I just loosen and the radiator should be loose to pull forward enough to pick the rod that runs through the center of the hood up and out. On some similar to mine I know you may have to loosen top radiator hose to get the radiator to pull forward also. It depends on how long the hose is. Let me know if this is any help to you. Im curious. Good luck!!
  7. What is WPC magazine?
  8. closest i have is november 2011 and febuary 2012. Sorry i cant help.
  9. Thanks for the response Mighty Mouse. It actually boils when it overheats. Can you explain more about air leaking? What is the latter? Thanks alot for your input. I am going to get set up on the vcca chat also as soon as I get a little time. Since you said to try there I have checked the site out and I may like it.
  10. I have some though i wont be home until tomorrow night. Ill look and see if I have that one when I get there.
  11. Does anyone have any info on the timing on a 1926 chevy. I got an owners manual and a shop manual for it but neither one has anything in it as far as timing. I put a washer in the top radiator hose to slow the flow down, but it is still overheating, so I need to figure out the timing. We put a test light on it the other day, but we couldn't find a mark or anything so I am a little frustrated. I am sure it is something with the way I am running the timing. Sometimes it overheats and sometimes it works great. If it sits and idles more then 20 seconds it will over heat every time. Help please!!! THANKS!!
  12. The only way you will clean anything out of a honeycomb radiator is to take it out of the car, flip it upside down and run a garden hose through it, flushing it backwards. I would bet if it sat that long it still wont be clean if you do that. I had to take mine to a radiator shop. If you run it and the center of the radiator gets hotter then the sides, then it is still plugged. I am still having overheating problems with mine. My car has a 4 cylinder. I cant figure out what is causing it. Good luck! Let us know if you get it running.
  13. Ha, when my girlfriend gets a minute, I will have her explain about the pictures to you. I can hardly turn the computer on, let alone do all that. I have them all printed off so I just say" I need this picture on that thread" an she does it from there;)
  14. Here is a picture of mine. I drew a box around that can. The red arrow is pointing at the line coming from the tank. That is the one you can take off, and pour gas in that can. The blue arrow is pointing at the line going from the bottom of that can to the carburetor. I don't know if your car has one, though if it does, hopefully that will help you.
  15. Yes, you can run it without the radiator, but not too long. On my 1926 chevrolet there is a round can on the fire wall that the fuel line comes up to. Its a mechanical fuel pump. When the gas comes from the tank it goes into that and then into the carburetor. If it has one you can take the line off that is coming from the tank and pour gas into that. And yes, it is mounted higher then the carburetor. Is the radiator a honeycomb?