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About cahartley

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  1. The increase in engine rpms when switching to mag is as it ought to be. Heed JFranklin's reply.
  2. That's my standard answer pretty much. With a smile on my face tell them "I don't know and I don't care".......
  3. A lot of the old pot metal is more pot than metal.......much of it contains too much zinc. Many TRUE white metal pieces can be welded but it is never easy and is ALWAYS experimental. You don't know until you try.......
  4. I think that number is a bit high but whatever for my purpose. Hooray for the 150 dealers who chose buyouts. Not so hot for the more than 10,000 employees who are having their jobs sold out from under them....... 🤬 🤬 🤬
  5. Not on any of the tractor engines on which I have worked. Granted these are antiques with a top end of around 1000 rpms but invariably when there has been an irregular idle which goes away with the slightest increase in load it has been weak exhaust springs. I know it doesn't make sense but I also know it cured the problem every time. hddennis's reply ruled out this as being a factor.
  6. I'm still driving my '59 Chevy as long as the weather permits.......and it has been........
  7. If it is skipping beats only at idle and straightens out the second you put a load on it the most likely cause is weak exhaust valve springs.
  8. What is the carb model number? If it's a Rochester B you will find what you need to know at Mike's Carburetor Parts. https://www.carburetor-parts.com He also has a lot of youtube rebuilding videos.
  9. Here in central Wisconsin we had another 70 something degree day so it was prime time, and possibly last time, to drive the '32 Chevy to church for the FIRST TIME this year since early March due to Covid having shut down all churches.
  10. This is THE reason I usually stay out of these threads. I've heard entirely too many times "I heard........." or "You can't weld cast iron" or whatever other words of wisdom too many times. Reminds me of a time in the shop when I was straightening a school bus driveshaft. A customer walked in and asked what I was doing and I told him to which he replied "You can't do that". Mind you I was the 3rd generation to own this machine/welding shop.......I replied "I wish we had known that 25 years ago, we'd have stopped doing it"....... I wish I knew how many manifolds we gas
  11. We bought one of these about 2 years ago at which time I believe I found it at their website without much difficulty. This time I couldn't find it........ .......so had to google the battery group number (3EH) in order to find it........go figure. Anyway it's there >>> https://www.batteriesplus.com/productdetails/replacement/battery/us-battery/3eh/sli3eh I don't know what the difference is between a 2H and the 3EH.......they look identical.
  12. And I used to buy DELCO until THEY priced them out of my range. Then I switched to Carquest who decided they should have more money too which led to Batteries + Bulbs where I have bought several Duracell batteries with which I have been entirely happy. Batteries + Bulbs can even supply these (ironically a DELCO)>>>
  13. The last few days around here regular ethanol gas has been $2.069. Tomorrow who knows........
  14. A friend's son has been rummaging through an old "dump" on an abandoned home site and found this. So........any ideas?
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