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  1. We are a helpful Club, the many responses I have seen, to inquiries is heart warming.


    I try to remember that many questions come from "outsiders" or "nubies" who seem unfamiliar with our formats.


    In every case we represent AACA and I think we do it helpfully.


    To receive a Thank You is a gracious reflection, but to try to be helpful to some one is the best part. 


    Happy New Year



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  2. I worked at Ford when the "2" was there


    I took Grand Sons  on Thursday before Thanksgiving, the wife on Tuesday after Thanksgiving and saw it again last Thursday With the "Z" guys.

    I did enjoy the  movie I think there are some things done to enliven the story but Miles was the real Hero.


    He made the car.

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  3. I am now in the process of replacing two water jackets on one engine.

    I have NOS covers and gaskets to replace them.


    However when removing covers from three other engines I found a clever repair.


    On  one engine a previous repair was performed.


    A thin sheet of copper tinned on one side with mounting holes was placed  next to the block, then the old  gasket and the cover was bolted on.

    This allowed the old cover to be used, maintained water integrity.


    In my case will allow the use of the old covers with the patina on them.  However the bolts will be new, but acid dipped to appear old.


  4. Well, the problem seems to be getting out the drivers door.

    I do not know what vehicle, but if there was room.....


    Put wood ramp length of floor on drivers side, and a 4 inch angle iron the length of passenger side to keep vehicle from  sliding sideways.


    Then of course tie it down.


    Evaluate clearance to drivers door opening and to Passenger side of car to trailer wall, jounce clearance too.


    Shim drivers side as needed.


    May be the cheapest way





  5. auburn seeker,  He is putting oil into the engine.

    You may not recall the type of oil can with a goose neck pivoted from the lower side and a trigger  to permit the oil to flow.

    The Essex engine has the oil inlet opening on the lower side of the engine block.


    The oil container shown is made with a rolled lip on the top to prevent oil spilling when put at extreme angles, needed for some installations of oil.

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  6. I am thankful to have been born an American, and raised in this wonderful country.

    Our country has  often aided those less fortunate,  in far off lands.

    Now I am fortunate to be able to support our Military people and the Military  with taxes.


    Remember:   we served so every one has the right to express their opinions, it is in ourselves to individually  demonstrate the our beliefs  are worth while.


    Hans Jacobsson

    United States Navy    1958 to 1964



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