viv w

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About viv w

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    Past president of Vintage and classic club of Zimbabwe, involved in restoring many makes of cars for over 40 years

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  1. Hi Jimmy, The handle is for the light switch or choke lever on 1926/7 Chrysler G70 Viv.
  2. I had a tappet head break off on my 28 Chrysler 52 4 cyl. They were factory originals, made with a cast head pressed into a hollow steel sleeve. On stripping the motor we found a bit of sideways slop on all the tappets. We ended up reaming the block slightly and made new tappets out of solid stock.
  3. Don Sommers at American Arrow Corporation also do Wire wheels, may be worth asking. I also suggest talking to the tire guys at Coker or Universal about what you are trying to achieve. They are probably the best guys to tell you what car tires they have that will take the weight and load you envisage. From there they can probably suggest what cars take these tire sizes and then you can look for axles. viv.
  4. Glaser31, I'm a member of the Nash car club of America and own a late 26 Nash advanced 6. My cars rear axle is virtually identical in appearance to your one, but it has 6 bolt wheels. The special 6 has 5 bolt wheels and the light 6 and Nash Ajax has 4 bolt wheels. I've been sent the clubs members on line discussions on your axle, with suggestions that the serial number on this axle, might be the same as the car serial number, making it about 1919, I cant argue with those comments, but I have seen NO comments about it not being Nash. I cannot compare my braking system with the one on your axle, as mine is a bigger vehicle, but I have an original NASH parts book for their different models. This parts book is dated 1928. In that book under Nash special 6 model 231, there is factory cutaway drawings showing the rear brakes on a rear axle. The brake design IS identical to the ones on your axle, the driveshaft flange is identical and the sideshaft housing and diff design is identical. It IS definitely a Nash rear axle, but as Ben Bliss (who is a Nash expert) said, it is virtually impossible without hours of research to pinpoint exactly which year and model this axle comes from. Nash 230 series cars have different model numbers for each type of body style and depending on the body type will determine the axle ratio, etc. Nash series changed with the years, so a model 131 and a model 231 can both be special 6, but different years, and if the company chose to change the ratio from one year to another, then that is what they did. I assume you are wanting to sell this rear axle? My advice is to advertise it as a special 6 axle that may fit rrom 1918 up to 1928 and let the buyer decide if it will work for them. Best regards Viv.
  5. It has 5 bolt wheels, so it is for a special 6. The hubcap looks to be 1925 to 1927.
  6. The ones you have are for cars with 5 top bows, so they will be for large touring cars. I have a 26 Nash touring that has 5 bows, but I have no idea what holds the top when it is folded down. Maybe these are right for my Nash, does anyone know??
  7. In November 2017 Lyle Collins asked in the what is it section for guys to identify this unknown frame he had found, It has the complete rear axle still attached. Perhaps send him a PM and ask if the rear axle is available. For your info, the axle shafts are the same for model 50 and 52, the conrods are the same in model 58, 52 and 50, they may also be the same as early 28 plymouth. Regards Viv. LYLE COLLINS Newbie Members 0 3 posts Report post Posted November 25, 2017 Quote Viv w Member Members 72 440 posts Report post Posted November 26, 2017 Not Chev. This frame is definitely Chrysler, with their signature external contracting hydraulic brakes. It has what appears to be 8 bolt hubs and 4 lugs holding the split rims onto the felloes. Looking at what is there I think it is a 1928, either a model 52 or 62. It could still yield a few parts for someone. Regards Viv.
  8. Hi, the 1934-6 Auburn 653/4 used an EX22 carb which is probably very similar to the one you need. Look for Curti on the Auburn section and ask him if he has any for sale. Viv.
  9. Hi, I'm also restoring a 35 Phaeton that needs the worm and sectors replacing but my car is right hand drive. My research shows that the 1935 steering has a 15 to 1 ratio, and the 1936 is a 17 to 1 ratio. I wonder if you have been supplied a mix of parts for the 2 different ratios, or perhaps one part is RHD and the other is for LHD as the parts are not interchangeable. My quest for RHD parts continues. Best regards Viv.
  10. Hi Bill, In case you still need it, the bolts are 1,75inches centre to centre. Viv.
  11. Marbeton, the vehicle type , such as model 65, is not the horsepower of the vehicle, it is the maximum speed the car was capable of when new. So a model 65 would have been capable of 65MPH.
  12. The plain bumper looks like 1934/5 Chev rear . Some chev's of this year had straight bumpers, others had that wavy shape to go around the rear mounted spare wheel. Viv.
  13. Try and find a brass float from a carburettor and solder it onto the arm of your guage. Viv
  14. Hi Marv, If these are the same as the ones you listed in the general parts for sale section, then they are NOT for tail lights. Chrysler and most cars tail lights need a double contact plug for rear light and tail light. Not sure what the single contact ones can be used for.
  15. Think it is a 35 standard sedan, Chev's standard models were basically a carry over of the previous years master model. The painted headlight shells, bigger hubcaps, front windshield fitted with a rubber gasket instead of a separate frame, and lack of running board moldings, indicate a standard model. Also a standard radiator cap without the eagle mascot. Also note it is LHD as can been seen from the position of the wiper blade.