Larry W

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  1. The dead fish are known as ALEWIVES. It's a Lake Michigan thing.
  2. Go to the corner of 24th avenue and 56th street. There you will find a historic plaque that designates the original site of the Jeffery, Nash, AMC, Chrysler plant. Across the railroad tracks is/was the original home of Jockey International (think underwear). Also check out the southeast corner of 30th avenue and 52nd street. The address of the plant during it's last days was 5555 30th avenue. The large building just east of the Shell station on about 28th street and 30th ave was also part of the AMC complex with an assembly line bridge from the south crossing 30th avenue. AMC also occupied an old Simmons mattress factory on the lakefront near the museum. Don't go there at night.
  3. Also Standard/Amoco in the Midwest.
  4. How's your oil pressure? Worn bearings, whether they be rod or main, are generally accompanied by low oil pressure.
  5. Approximately where is this car located? Zip code?
  6. I just discovered this thread, and it brought back memories of the only 7 Litre that I had ever seen. It was in Milwaukee at City Motors on north 37th street and Wisconsin avenue in the early seventies. This lot was sort of known for having "beat to death" but rather reasonably priced performance cars. This particular 7Litre was dark blue exterior with white vinyl top and white bucket seat interior with a four speed and console. It didn't appear to be in all that bad of condition as I recall.
  7. OMG ! What a beauty ! I'd say that car is defiantly restored and not merely revived. And, I still appreciate the uncommon four doors and inline six. Nice work!
  8. I don't think that I would worry about how often the starter is used if the engine starts on the first turn, but continual cranking on a hard starting engine would cause more undue and excessive wear and tear on the starter.
  9. I,m thinking '64 Chrysler Imperial for the white car on the left.
  10. So it seems that David Kaplan is about as real as George Caplan!
  11. I'm probably wrong but wasn't David Kaplan the mistaken identity given to Cary Grant in the movie. "North by Northwest?", that's how the name rung my bell. Larry W
  12. I can't remember exactly when production of the 4.0L inline six ceased, but I'm sure it was when aluminum V6's began appearing in Grand Cherokees. I know that the reason for the switch was because the cast iron inline six was too heavy to keep up with ever tightening CAFE mileage regulations. I was once told that the inline six would bolt right into a '65 Rambler ambassador with little or no modification as that's what the engine was originally designed for. My last day at the plant was October 22, 2010. All that remains is an empty brownfield and a plaque that tells of where the Jeffery, Nash, American Motors, Chrysler Engine plant once existed. At the museum in Kenosha is the last 4.0L engine off the line. Everyone signed it, I think my name is near the distributor boss. Larry W
  13. Just take your Jeep to your local auto parts chain and they'll run a scan on it and print out the results for free. I usually visit a couple different stores and then compare notes. Your engine was proudly produced in the old AMC (formerly Nash) plant in Kenosha Wisconsin USA at the north-east corner of 30th avenue and 60th street. I know, I helped make it!
  14. Believe it or not, your local hardware store may have what you need. Take the original brush along and, if necessary buy an oversized brush and file it down to the required shape and size.
  15. I'm glad that you bought the car! The first thing I would do is get the engine to run and then replace the water pump. A running car is more fun to play with. If the cooling system holds pressure, you're home free. If not, and you discover that the block is cracked, just get another engine. A 289 should bolt right in if you can't find another 260. They're plentiful and relatively cheap. Good luck and keep us posted of your progress. It's a cool car! Larry W
  16. Let me tell you what happened with my first car, a red '62 ChevySS Convertble, bought under a similar circumstance. The car had a leaking water pump and after replacement, the car ran fine....for a little while. Long story short, the previous owner kept a jug of water in the car, and when the "hot light" came on, she would pull over and replenish the cooling system. When I owned the car, I would always get an odd coolant odor whenever the motor reached operating temperature, especially if the heater was turned on. One morning after the car sat all night, I removed the oil pan drain plug, to change the oil, and about one quart of water drained out before oil started to drain. I wrongly assumed that a head gasket was leaking so I changed those. Removed the oil pan drain plug again and the same scenario happened. That's when my dad suggested that maybe the block is cranked internally. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, the leaking pump, the jug of water, the "hot light", it all made sense. She added ice cold water to an overheated engine and cracked the block. Keep my story in mind when discussing the price of that Ford, if you still want to buy it. If the car ran and held normal coolant temperature and PRESSURE, It may be worth the asking price. As it now sits, maybe a few hundred dollars, or a little over scrap price, to take the risk. I wouldn't go overboard with a full blown restoration, just a blanket or cheap set of seat covers, clean it up and drive it. Your son will have lifetime memories. Good luck! Larry W
  17. I very vaguely recall a television commercial from around fifty years ago where the announcer pronounced "Willis Motors" with a possible connection to Kaiser Industries.
  18. That is my all time most favorite car, and if I hit the lottery today, I would be visiting Motoringicons tomorrow. I don't care about the minor "flaws" although I agree with Bleach about the fender emblem. The correct one is much better looking, and I already have the correct air filter on hand. But that's about all that I would change. I envy whoever ends up purchasing this car and hope to see it in person at a show someday.
  19. It looks to me like the cables that are shown and labeled 3volts would be used for testing individual cell voltage on a tar top battery, whereas the actual battery cables (not shown) used for load testing would connect to the large wing nuts on the front of the unit.
  20. . I'm going to guess that the PF-23 lacked the anti drain back feature of the PF-24, however both would fit, or there was a slight difference in length. Does anyone remember the two piece stamped metal shield that covered the points and condenser on late sixties GM's? I think these came about as an additional static guard for the windshield antenna, and were usually discarded at the first tune-up.
  21. . I thought I had made a mistake once but I was wrong.
  22. I recently found this at Meijer's in Detroit.
  23. Contact "Rocker King" Gary Bauer in Waukesha, WI at: 262-five four nine-9583.
  24. My dad bought a new 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 two door post sedan. That's the rarest of that year and make.