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About wpalombo

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  1. Can anyone tell me where to get the specifications for a 1926 Chevrolet cam shaft with a 171cu engine, or where to to send my cam shaft to get re-profiled? I went to a local machine shop and they told me they could do the work but their records do not go back past the 50's.
  2. I don't know if this is normal with the '26, but every time I drive the car the cooling system always overflow the coolant when I park. it's not much coolant, maybe a few ounces. I thought it was because I may have been over filling it but I don't think that's the case. When I set out I fill the coolant level to just above the core leaving the top tank for expansion. If I do not fill the tank before driving then the Motor meter never registers the temperature. I have a new radiator, new hoses and the cylinder head has just come back from the machine shop so I know there are no clogs in the water jacket. My water pump was rebuilt a few years back. If this is normal, does anyone know where I can get a horizontal overflow tank that I can mount under the car to catch the coolant? I am using Evens Waterless Coolant and I would like to not leave an oils spot behind when I leave the shows.
  3. Thank you, I will contact them right away.
  4. Can anyone point me in the right direction in reference to Leaf Springs used on a 1926 Chevrolet 2 Door 5 passenger sedan? I need to replace mine and I am having problems with finding the specifications to have new ones made. All of the companies I've contacted have requested I send them my springs before anything can be done. I'm not crazy about the idea of disassembling my car for work that maybe can be done. I've checked with The Fillingstation.com but they don't have what I need. My car has 7 leafs in the front and back.
  5. They are new bolts and head gasket from the Filling Station. I torqued the bolts to 55lbs, but I still have a coolant leak. The block and head were recently machined and when checked with a flat edge, were not distorted.
  6. I need to replace my head gasket on my 26 Superior V, 171cu. 4 cylinder. I've tried to find the torque specs for the head bolts, but the book I have said to make sure the bolts are tight. I will be using new bolts with the new gasket.
  7. Can someone point me in a direction to look? I am looking for front and rear leaf springs for a 1926 Chevrolet Superior V 2 Door Sedan. The Fillingstation.com has rear springs but no pattern for the front.
  8. I just had a new radiator and tanks made for my '26. They did a fantastic job. http://www.loopersc.com/index.php
  9. Thank you. I'll feel better driving the car knowing the head is torqued properly.
  10. It may sound like a dumb answer but in the Service Manuel for my 1926 Chevy Superior V with a 171cu engine, when it specifies how to tighten the bolts, it says to make sure the pressure is even. It does not give a specific number. I'd be glad to scan the page and post it for you.
  11. I'm not really sure what it was, but when I put the old distributor back in, the overheating issue went away. As far as I could tell, the distributors were exactly alike. The gears had the same number of teeth. Thank you for your assistance.
  12. Thank you for replying to my post. I got the gap spec from the service manual. At idle, the car runs fine, but it sputters badly when I try to accelerate. The manual timing advance has no effect. I'll try and close the gap down to.016.
  13. I'm in need of help please. I replaced my distributor and then checked the gap on the points. The book said to gap at 1/32. Not the car over heats. Does anyone have any suggestions? Also if someone knows what to torque the head bolts to would help. The book says to just tighten evenly.