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  1. The part I bolded says everything. The Chinese, and everyone else, WILL produce quality products IF the vendors DEMAND it but you'll pay for it. As much as I like to buy American in too many cases it isn't even possible anymore.......
  2. I hear you! A few years ago I was at a localish engine/tractor show where there was a guy, probably 10-15 years my senior, who had an immaculate Buick Big Six skid mounted engine on display. He was at his display and I remarked to him what an outstanding job he had done. Crickets......I mean.......N O T H I N G I said a few words, actually more than a few one of which may have been hole, under my breath and walked away....... 😈
  3. I likely don't fit the norm but even as kid, now pushing 70, I was always attracted to old stuff and always will be. Haggerty insurance puts out a first class magazine but I find most of the issues nearly unreadable as the stuff I like is pretty well ignored. I've always been a fan of everything from horseless carriages to near 1960 cars with preferences from pre teens to early thirties. I live 17 miles from the largest old car show in the midwest and quit going because of the dirth of cars I love........😞
  4. I hung onto Carl's message for a reason.........this must be the reason. Laws don't care about hearsay but the pasted message came from Carl and could have come from no one else which can be verified by this site. It is uncontrovertible evidence that Carl had no intention of relinquishing his car, AT THAT TIME at least. Anyway.......Carl and I spoke to each only twice but 1 minute into our first conversation (and he could talk!) I felt like we had known each other for years. I regret not speaking with him more often.......
  5. I haven't been here for a while and am shocked and saddened by this news. Whether appropriate or not (at this point I feel it is) this is part of a conversation between Carl and me: C Carl Started conversation: September 10, 2019 Looks like we are doing the same thing at the same time 2 time zones apart. Things have been rather tough here lately. But I see some light at the end coming up. My '27 Cad has been stuck in'Vegas for over 3 years now. I don't feel comfortable whining and crying on the forum too much. But I hope to be able to go get the car early next year. I might say something about the reasons for the delay, but I would rather just focus on the delights of getting back in the saddle again. Right now, it is past my bedtime, so I will take a shower and hit the sack. - CC
  6. The increase in engine rpms when switching to mag is as it ought to be. Heed JFranklin's reply.
  7. That's my standard answer pretty much. With a smile on my face tell them "I don't know and I don't care".......
  8. 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.......
  9. 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....... 🤬 🤬 🤬
  10. 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.
  11. I'm still driving my '59 Chevy as long as the weather permits.......and it has been........
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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