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  1. Hi folks, a contact of mine saw this thread and asked for a little help posting here. His car has a significant history in British Columbia. This Canadian built 1911 McLaughlin Model 33 Touring car was the first automobile in Ashcroft in 1911. The original owner Issac (Ike) Leeman was Blacksmith and an undertaker in Ashcroft. At that time Ashcroft was a major hub in the interior of British Columbia. When Ike passed, the car was sold to the Burr family in the area. The car remained in the Lillooet and Hat Creek areas of BC for several years . In the early 1940's pl
  2. 201 engine? How long is your block? 23”? Compression test results? More gears may not improve much if engine is low on horsepower. Do you prefer stock? My ‘38 P6 has been fitted with the 25” long engine. A 1954 228 ci Dodge engine. I could go right up to a 265 ci size. It’ll bolt right in. The 228 in my P6 with 4:11 gears cruises well at 50 mph. 3 speed tranny, 3rd is 1:1. I’m hoping to install a 1949 251 engine. Mainly for improved torque on hills. I’m not really interested in driving faster than 50 mph in my ‘38.
  3. 1 minute later.....Ok what car is it that your cousin has for sale? 🙂 Or maybe it's a Harvard he's selling?
  4. @KLF...Thanks for the invite! I was planning on dropping by for a visit last week. With all the smoke I decided to change my plans. I hear you may have an old Mopar or two maybe. I'm certainly interested in all your cars. Looking in the VCC directory, between you and your brother, you could hold your own brass era car show! I'd love to see your Oakland and Model T's too if you still have them. I've never taken a real good look at one up close. You can count on hearing from me at some point. Thanks so much for the offer. Harvards...I worked on one many years ago. BCIT
  5. I am grateful to have lived in a time of excess and a-plenty. We had it all didn’t we. Unlimited opportunity. Guilt free natural resources and carbon output was unknown to practically everyone. Times are indeed changing. My old flatheads are sure not efficient. If an affordable electric conversion was readily available I’d consider it. My ‘38 rarely goes beyond 25 miles from home. An electric powertrain would appear adequate. If the car still appeared stock while driving by, even better. A conversion would have to be $10K or less, and able to be installed here at home myse
  6. Thanks for checking in @PFindlay and @Jeff Perkins / Mn. I am glad Jeff to hear that you might pick up a little thing or two from my little chronicles. These comments from you and many others are what help motivate me. I do like the idea of maybe teaching a new younger generation a few tips to help keep these old cars alive and on the road. Peter, I have used a digital red-dot laser thermometer before. I forgot about that! I will try it on my '38 and take some readings. Tonight I was out well past dark in a very rural, country area without any street lighting. No light of any k
  7. I recently rebuilt a 1935-38 3 speed tranny. Not sure if it there is much in there similar to your 32 PB, nor if I can help. However I am willing.
  8. More support for the 6V system:
  9. Both of our sons were married this summer. Both of them wanted both of my old cars in their photos. I loved the idea and was happy to accommodate them.
  10. For me it began with a green Mopar when I was 16. A 1976 Dodge Dart. Life carried on. While I was busy raising a family and paying the bills, I liked all sorts of cars. I knew I wanted to get into the old car hobby when the time was right. Fast forward thirty years. Today I own 2 old green Mopars. I'm inquisitive and want to learn. I'm frugal and like to save money. I am determined to do my own repairs and maintenance. I like teaching others and passing along knowledge. I like meeting and associating with people who are into the old car hobby. My old green Mopars check off a lot of the boxes
  11. I have added fuses where I can, to some electrical circuits in my old Mopar. It is positive ground, 6V. It's starts so well, you'd never know it was 6V. I often ask myself why would anyone care to convert these wonderful cars to 12V? 6V is just dandy for a lower compression, low RPM, long stroke, flathead 6 cylinder car. Getting back to fuses: I added a fuse for the horn, and 1 fuse for each headlight circuit. Both hi and low beam circuits each get their own relays and fuses. My accessory fog lights and cab heater blower motor also have their own fuses. All of these items have high
  12. It is sad to read about your situations down there in the US right now. I too live in a rural interface zone between the forest my residential areas. We have removed bushes and trees close to the house. Our home’s exterior is entirely covered in stucco. The roof is all clay baked tiles. I am hopeful these things will help make a difference someday, if needed. The thought of deciding what to take or leave behind is torture. A lifetime of memories and possessions. Alas if we have our health, our loved ones and Our friends we can pick up the pieces and rebuild. I tell myself its all jus
  13. Hoping the best for our fellow members here. Wildfires are terrible and know no boundaries. There’s often little to salvage after they pass through. Thinking of you all. Keith
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