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About TerryB

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  • Birthday 07/20/1952


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    Old car fan for a long time. Started with a 1951 Pontiac in 1970 and moved up to a 1955 Chevy in 1972. Had a 1937 Dodge MC 1/2 ton for a while until 2010 and then a 1964 Plymouth with 49,000 miles since new up until Aug 2012. Currently have a 1964 Vespa and 1970 Yamaha Enduro 90cc. Retired / disabled from a car-mc crash in 2012.

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  1. TerryB

    Vintage Dash Plaques on Ebay

    Yep, link needs some help.
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    403 Peugeot

    If you owned 5 you are the club!
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    Merry Christmas from Pennsylvania! Been helping the Mrs make cookies for the holiday, one of our long standing traditions.
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    Getting the perfect shot ain't easy

    Neat photo Matt! I regret never doing a Christmas card scene with any of my vehicles. Sure does help get you in the spirit with pics like yours and the others that have been posted recently.If your shop was in the sunny south it just wouldn’t have the same effect!
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    Fink Bread Truck

    Can you get entry information from the AACA? Maybe it won an award along the way and that information might be out there too. It probably won’t be recorded as a bread truck so you will “knead” 😀 to know what manufacturer made it. A picture would help too!
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    Oil Pump Screen for 32 90 344. Missing?

    It’s the combination to the safe where the restoration funds are hidden from the boss of the family.
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    1933 Cadillac LaSalle 345C Town Coupe - $39500 (sonoma)

    Are we ever troubled with excess funds? Has never happened in my lifetime!
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    I think he is about 18 based on other posts. Learning some mechanical things is not as straightforward as it may seem. I learned a lot about that as a BSA leader. You had to help the thought process along in young people who are just beginning to develop the logic involved in problem solving. Once you showed them, or better, assisted them with gaining knowledge of how to do things it started to become more ingrained and “logical” to them. When the older boys taught the younger boys the processes, you got to see how these skills blossomed.
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    6 volt ignition coil for 1932 Packard

    And to simplify, the 6v coils are usually in the range of 1.5 to 2 ohms and the 12v coils that don’t require a resistor are in the 3 to 4 ohm range. A 6v coil can be made to work in a 12v circuit by adding a ballast resistor in series with the coil. The ballast resistor should be about equal to the resistance of the 6v coil.
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    broken distributor cap

    Look at glue / epoxy for Bakelite repair as a possible method. I have NEVER tried this but if I were it would be where I would look.
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    sad times

    When one door closes another one opens. My former workplace was one of the pioneers in electronics. It was built in 1942 to provide communication electronics for the Navy during WWII and later served as the engineering headquarters for the company’s display division. Some of the pioneering work in CCD devices was done there. Today it’s office space and warehouses. I had 34 years there before it closed. Hopefully the improvements to the GM site will provide opportunity for future entrepreneurs and employment.
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    6 volt ignition coil for 1932 Packard

    It would have to be the DC resistance of the coil. Most coils will draw from 3 to 6 amps when the points are closed and the engine is not running (current drops when the engine is running). At 6v it will take a DC resistance of 1 to 2 ohms in the coil to get that level of current to flow. If you connect 12v to that same coil without a ballast resistor you will draw between 6 to 12 amps which will overheat the coil and probably wreck the point contacts. The ballast resistor acts to increase the resistance in the primary coil circuit to get the current flow back to the more desirable 3 to 6 amp level.
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    Great photos! Really gets you in the holiday spirt.
  14. NOS throttle linkage parts from repair package 830262 for all 1937 Dodge, Plymouth, DeSoto and Chrysler 6 cylinder cars. It is an incomplete kit. Apparently some parts were removed for a repair. The remaining ones are unused. Asking $12 plus shipping for what you see here. Send PM if interested. Terry
  15. NOS Dodge and Plymouth truck drag link repair package. 1939-41 Plymouth and 1936-50 Dodge as seen in pictures. Price is $15 each or $25 for a pair plus shipping from 17543. Send a PM if interested. Terry