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Frank DuVal

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  1. Explain the difference. They are both coatings for surfaces. Powder coating and "paint" both involve pigments and binders. Plating involves attaching another metal to the substrate. That is different than powder coat and paint.
  2. I'd love to see (and maybe own) one of those! If you ever pass through Fredericksburg, VA, stop by and see mine. Rusty now, but all there. It was a hoot to drive, I called it my Muscle Car. 455, 370 advertised horsepower. Factory painted Rivera code 28 metallic blue with white roof. GREAT SNOW CAR! Explains the rust issue...........😳 Thought about buying a rust free automatic and swapping parts.... Someday....... Bill, yours looks GREAT!👍
  3. Call Jeff Duty at Automotive Manufacturers Incorporated. On Lombardy Avenue. They do lots of tractor work. They also relined my Graham shoes. I do not know if they turn drums or arc shoes, but reline, yes. Also rebuild starters/generators/water pumps. The brake relining company on Roseneath Road closed maybe 20+ years ago, so don't call them. 😁 Used to get my Velvetouch Metallic shoes from them.🥵
  4. I've cut off many a SS bolt/nut combination. On waveguide we went with Molybdenum Disulfied (MoS2) coated stainless nuts for the stainless bolts. Of course your hands are black after assembling several junctions with these MoS2 nuts!😄
  5. Powder Coat is just paint without solvent. Pigments and binders, no solvent, since it is electrostatically applied instead of needing a fluid liquid for brush or spray. Sort of a version of reflow enamel that vehicle manufacturers use, just no liquid solvent, requires heat to flow. I tell people all the time powder coat is just paint.😉
  6. 18 volts. Says so on the package. If just removed from the charger, it is close to 20 volts. that is 4 volts per cell, high for Li-Ion. It drops to 3.7 to 3.6 volts per cell as a load is put on it.
  7. Bernie, that looks like my 96 Roadmaster Wagon. Dash apart trying to find the intermittent short that blows the tail lamp fuse. What was your gremlin? Oops, post creeping off subject warning......😳 Matt, good luck! Wiring harness failure on a one year old vehicle? YIKES!
  8. Even those free DVOMs from Harbor Freight are fine for troubleshooting a car! I haven't seen the free coupon for several years now, but they are cheap to purchase anyway. Fluke makes fine equipment, but not needed for most automotive work on antique cars. Can be used to compare with cheap meter to see how good the cheap meter is.😉
  9. NO! As said above, power goes to the coil. The other small coil terminal goes to the distributor points. Yes the jumper wire as instructed to be installed will catch on fire!😲
  10. I think the take away from this discussion is the OP, Dennis, either needs to use a head machine himself or use a shim. As Ed specifically says to use the equipment personally, do not trust the machinist.....😉 Or buy the machine for $5300. 😲 Or did I miss something in the tete-a-tete?
  11. I hope you like buying expensive batteries or new tools in 10 years..... 😄 BTDT have Snap-On battery tools (impact and drill) that are now worthless..... The air tools are still going fine after 30 + years. Then there are the Makitas, Milwaukee etc battery drills that are now worthless due to expensive battery replacements. My corded electric drills are running just fine, some 50 years old. Sure they are handy for not having a cord and not needing a compressor, but life is short for them. Yes, I do have cordless 1/4" hex drive impact and drill. But no batte
  12. That's not a "Crescent Wrench", it is a Universal Metric Wrench! We would say back in the 70s.😁 I bought the Harbor Freight large, bigger than 2", 3/4" drive socket sets both in Inch and Metric. Amazing how many times I need a socket larger than 1 1/2".😉 Of course they also work good on the hydraulic press for bushings/bearings/seals. I do not see them listed anymore.
  13. Yes, typically a fuse. And a relay. Need lots more information, as every vehicle is somewhat different.
  14. The term Dagmars is from the 50s! That's when the cars were new. That's also when Dagmar was on TV. She was not on much in the 60s and no appearances by the 70s. You have to consider your audience of your question. All those guys were fully aware of how much work they would have to put into the car. And therefore not interested in a large project. I can tell you the 59 was VERY popular in Virginia during that period.
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