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Frank DuVal

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  • Birthday 07/11/1955

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    Corvair Society of America - Studebaker Drivers Club - Graham Owners Club International - Willys Overland Knight Registry - Buck Club of America -Horseless Carriage Club of America

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  1. My 64 Spyder was called Nader by friends, and my 64 Monza 4 door was called Ed Cole. Oh, yea, those were also their personalized license plates.😉 One day a door to door interrupter (salesman) stopped by and told me my neighbor Ed Cole liked the products he was selling! Hmmmm....so truthful I see..🤣 My wife's 50 Studebaker Commander is known as Max, and it is also a personalized antique plate. Any guesses as to why? 🤔
  2. And visit the Corvanatics website for ideas. 👍
  3. The biggest problem is any seat you get will be too tall. Unless you are about 5 feet tall. get used to bumping your head! Many people have beat the floor down, but that gets into the wheel/tire assemblies steering ability. Study it carefully.
  4. You missed my comment, there is NO BELT driving it! All electric. Does not matter which body it is in, diagram is the same:
  5. I see what you are saying, Bernie. The employee is a covered driver, but the non-employee is not. There is no agreement between the company that owns the vehicle and the non-employee driver. I'll just assume Deco means the employee drives the car when they need to go somewhere, not Deco behind the wheel. Therefore Deco has no vehicle for his use. Nowadays this also applies to people who use Uber, etc and do not own a car, but get around just fine.
  6. WWOOWW!!! Here in Virginia it is only a $10 upcharge. No wonder we have more personalized plates than any other state!😉
  7. Type "4 foot LED replacement lamp" into Google. Here is one result: https://www.1000bulbs.com/fil/categories/5000k-led-t8-tubes-direct-wire And another: https://www.earthled.com/collections/t8-t12-led-fluorescent-replacement-tube-lights-that-bypass-ballast-rewire I like to buy the full voltage (aka ballast bypass) version, as usually the ballasts are bad, or close to it, so removing those is a good idea.
  8. IIRC, there is just one AIR Injection connection on the top of each manifold. At least I just fought just the one on the RH manifold when I had to take the RH head off to remove the broken stud (last one, next to firewall, typical). BTW, the air pump is electric, no belt.👍
  9. You can get 4 foot full voltage replacement lamps up to 2200 Lumens each! In quantity they are as low as ~$5 each. I put 2200 Lumen lamps in our kitchen, had to take them out! I put 1800 Lumen bubs in, still brighter than the T8 lamps I removed, but look great!
  10. I see the biggest change you did was NOT installing LED fixtures, but in placing the fixtures for proper lighting! If you had that many strip lights of fluorescent lamps to begin with the light would have been way more even. I see way too many people place lights where they are blocked by the garage door when it is open. Just hang them along the open door, not above them. One can also place them about 5 feet off the floor to illuminate under a car on a lift, but I do not like that bright light in my eyes. But it does light up under there good! I bought one specially made to hang under a hood. Wonderful! The version of this that was sold 6 or so years ago: https://atdtools.com/80357 I bought a corded one, so I am NOT replacing the battery about now.... Love corded tools. Never buy batteries.😁
  11. ????? I've put in maybe a hundred so far. All full voltage style, so I just remove the ballasts and label so a future person does not install fluorescent lamps again.
  12. Also ask in the Buick Post War section a ways down the first Forum page.
  13. My point exactly! Hence CW and CCW (as used in TMs) to get the idea across to others with no confusion. All old guys know what a clock face is, most a sundial too.😁 Yes, lots of colloquialisms and other languages in this hobby: what is the boot of a car, the carb, the dizzy, brake guide plate (a recent item on another forum had people scratching their head, but it was the term in the shop manual), drag link, paraffin, etc all confusing to some people.
  14. Then I would not use them! I have 40 years of using DOT 5 in brake systems with NONE of the issues I hear about. Most all failure to bleed issues are installer problems. I've seen those people in action. Rapidly pressing the brake pedal to build pressure before the helper opens the bleed valve. Sounds like a machine gun going off. No wonder people report problems!😲 Gravity bleeding is a piece of cake with DOT 5. Note I do not drive up Pikes Peak or circle track race. Well, from my experience, the DOT 5 exceeds the "preservation" quality of the other fluids. I could give you an expected lifetime of rubber in silicone fluid, but, I have yet to see any failures, so, 40 years plus?😉 What an ordeal you are going through.
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