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  1. All bearings can be cross referenced between manufacturers . If you have contacted Timken themselves and drawn a blank, try a different manufacturer and see if they can help. Our 1909 EMF required a new Timken numbered pinion bearing. It was cross referenced to an in stock SKF bearing
  2. In response to the OP,s question How much difference does the speed at which you turn the crank have to do with whether the motor starts? It depends entirely on what type of ignition system the car has.Single cylinder Cadillac with battery and buzz coil just ease crank over TDC and it will start.Low tension mag pulling from 7 o’clock position to 12 o’clock moderately will start. High tension mag ie DU4 from the 7 to 12 position give it all you have and then some,with high tension mags speed is important in order to produce spark.The Bosch manual states that you must advance the timing in order to start by hand cranking,what this does is opens the points when the armature is cutting the lines of magnetic force at the optimum position whereby the most electrical current is produced at low rpm. Magnetos are something that you have to study and read up on to get the full understanding.I do have cars that have these 3 types of systems and the high tension mag can be the trickiest to start sometimes.Bosch went with the dual DU4 to overcome problems with starting at low rpm such as hand cranking. I never spin the crank when starting only 7 to 12 .Hope this answers your question,Dykes’ encyclopedia has very good reading on this subject,the 1918 issue I find is the best cheers pete
  3. We generally have one person at least stay in sight of whatever we have at the show- ever since we came back to find a mother with her child on the fender of our 30 Chev changing its diaper. You can't make this stuff up
  4. And the sad thing is the people at the back had parked as far away as they could so they WOULDN’T have to listen to it
  5. A little Googling shows the first photo is of a car for sale at Classic Auto Mall in Pennsylvania. They have it in their sold section now so don’t know whether that was their listing or someone lifted the photo
  6. I use snap on ratchets,wrenches and flex sockets.The 3/8 and 1/4 drive chrome sockets are a mixture of SK and Mac tool,all my impact sockets are Mac tool . Don't bother getting chrome 1/2 drive go with impact sockets and get a snap on swivel in the impact drive to get into difficult spots, no need to buy swivel impact sockets. Hope this helps. Cheers pete
  7. Up here in Canada we have companies that will repair that sort of damage. The one I use is called Fibrenew. They will repair vinyl leather etc .Do a google Seahawks in your area. Cheers pete
  8. Maybe able to help you out if a 1930 and 1931 coupe are the same. That is for a 3 window coupe. Where are you located?
  9. Go to ebay on your big computer. Click on advanced top right. It will give you options to search for. Choose completed listings. Type in one of the badges eg 1929 Viking. It will come up. The seller has 19000 odd sales to his name and lives somewhere weird in Saskatchewan. You can then search the seller. Erica
  10. Terry ,wow I do like your part store.Would you please post some more pictures? Thanking you in advance pete
  11. First let me congratulate you on using the correct name! It is not the ring gear which is found with the pinion. When I worked in the dealership used six inch long bolts to take the place of the original bolts already there,remove the torque converter bolts, all bell housing bolts and trans mount bolts,then slide the trans back on the six inch bolts ,use a pry bar between the flex plate and the torque converter to help.You then have just enough room to undue the flex plate bolts and remove the plate. Doing it this way keep the tranny in line for reassemble and you do not have to undue cooler lines,shifter etc.. It was called the flat rate way. When I started my apprenticeship I was told first you learn the correct way to do the job then when you are good you can use the flat rate way. Cheers pete