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About Mpgp1999

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  1. With the proper 10a fuse you can test the voltage with a volt meter. Run the motor and touch the positive and negative leads while giving the motor some throttle. There are two screws one locking hex bolt and the other adjusts. When running you can loosen the hex and adjust the output. Make sure the brushes are in good condition and the commentator is clean. Also watch the amp meter on the dash.
  2. I use avgas. It is 100ll 100 octane at altitude. At sea level it’s basically premium. It has no ethanol and stores very well. I only fill my car up once or twice a year. The fuel will be used long before it turns. Since I have a 12v system it runs well. If you are interested I have another thread about it. It’s called avgas in a Dodge.
  3. On the top of the tank there is a latch in the center. That kept the tank from falling if the straps came loose. I sent my tank to be sealed and it came back without it. They told me they never received that part nor the gas cap. Does anyone know what it looks like and where to find one.
  4. To start the band is not round. There is either too much clearance or no clearance. If I back off the first two adjustments they do not even touch. I tightened everything up to where the brakes work well. After a mile they were smoking a lot. I loosened them slightly and let them cool. The brakes did not hold and still got hot.
  5. I have tried to adjust the brakes for YEARS with no success. I am just going to start from scratch. First of all the drums are severely scored. The pedal goes to the floor. The brakes are dragging. If I adjust it so the pedal does not go to the floor the car will not move. Before I take everything apart is there any last efforts I should try.
  6. I disconnected all the wires from the amp meter and traced them. Turns out it was wired incorrectly. It is now charging.
  7. I disconnected the generator while running and I can see that it is clearly producing voltage. The lead has 0 ohms to the frame. There is voltage between the battery and starter terminal on the starter button. For the time being I am ruling the starter generator out a faulty. I am looking into the wiring. The switch tests good in the bench. The starter and battery terminals test ♾ ohms. When connected to the leads there is 12v. I am getting somewhere slowly.
  8. I spoke with him today. He forgot that he asked me. I don’t expect any photos in the near future. You will be the first to know.
  9. Does anyone have any photos? what was the vehicle used? Do we have any information about the the trip? Any facts?
  10. I was able to have my friends/professors tank tested. The welding supply guy here in a car buff. He filled the tank for me. If you get someone who is by the book I don’t know if they will do it.
  11. I have a 1926 dodge. I am looking for an auto repair shop for my car. I need a brake job and some odds and ends. Many places don’t know what mechanical brakes are let alone how to repair them. If anyone has a trusted shop that knows how to repair these pre war cars please let me know. I am located in Sonoma California.
  12. The brakes are dry. A few years ago they got soaked is oil. I replaced the felts. The transmission slowly pumps oil into the differential. I have replaced the gasket and bearings but it still leaks. I just drain it a few times a year. I full the transmission to compensate.
  13. There was resistance from the distributor cap to the wires. I cleaned the contacts and put some dielectric grease where the wires connected. That reduced the ohms. Now the resistance is fairly low. I ended up pulling the fuse on the starter to test drive it. It has a new condenser. I can see that sometimes there is some arching behind the starter button. I think that it is making contact with the block. Currently the car will not charge nor stop. I’ve given up on the brakes. The pedal goes to the floor and the car doesn’t slow down. If I tighten it to where the pedal travel is good I can not
  14. Hello I have a 1926 DB. I am looking for a truck that can haul it across the country. It would be great if it can be a DB too. I don’t know much about trucks. My idea is to have a trailer with sleeping quarters towed by a DB semi. I do not know if Dodge or Graham had diesel motors. If anyone has any information such as specs photos hauling capacity etc. it would be greatly appreciated.
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