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  1. There is a fellow near me with a model T and he put a 28 Chev head on it. He turned the manifold upside down so the outlet is turned up. I think he is using a Solex off of a VW bug. Might be a little small on the venturi, I do not know. I don't think he runs it very fast so it might be fine. I think the VWs were 1200cc, off the top of my head I do not know how many ccs 171 cubic inches would be.
  2. Part of what you are probably experiencing is the vacuum tank cycling. When the vacuum tank is drawing gas out of the gas tank it will run smooth. When the float in the vacuum cycles to release gas down to the carb it vents to atmosphere - and creates a small vacuum leak. Most applications it is a longer cycle than 20 seconds. On a 4 cylinder car it will be more noticable than a larger car because 6 and 8 cylinder engines are inherently smoother running. Also probably more noticable if the vacuum is low due to poor compression or other small leaks. To confirm this you can install a small piece of 3/8" clear refridgerator drain line in the vacuum tank inlet. Doesn't have to be pretty it just needs to seal. You are not going to leave it there permanently. Let us know what you find. Art
  3. There is a fellow in our region (passed now) who restored a 31 5 window. His was not a 4 passenger type coupe with a rumble seat and it had a roll down window. He told me all the 31 coupes he had seen were the same with opening back windows even if they did not have a rumble seat. I do not know if that is true but suspect he would have looked.
  4. Interested in a 28 model 72? I think it was the same engine as the 29 model 75.
  5. Since it is already hot rodded why not just buy the reproductions?
  6. You might be advised to post on the VCCA.org website. Another way to proceed is to find the VCCA region nearest you and then ask a friendly member if they know of someone who might have a 33 engine. Noticed you don't list what part of the country you live in.
  7. Hello Budd28, I sent you a PM back on September 3rd giving you the phone number of the other couple with the 31 fire truck. It looks like you have not accessed that message. In the upper right corner next to your name is an envelope that should be flashing. Click on that to access your Private Messages.
  8. I have access to both a 29 Chev coupe and a 28 Chev roadster. Given a little time I can get measurements off of those to reference.
  9. On the Chevy line there is a difference between a 31 3 window, and a 31 5 window. If it is a 5 passenger coupe I would think you would have mentioned it, but it has a trunk too.
  10. Terry, I don't think there is any seal at all between the column and the top of the steering box. And as far as the wire goes - it goes up the column to where the center steering shaft bushing and brass contact ring are mounted.
  11. There were conversions sold that could be bolted on almost any car that changed it into a snowmobile. These were mainly made for Fords but somewhere I have a picture of a 28 Chev coupe with it mounted on it at a gas station. There is a model T in Tacoma WA with it but would probably be useful longer in the New England states. Could that be what you are thinking of? Ice fisherman up in Michigan would often have open cars so if it broke through it would be easier to get out of. Much harder to get a door open when you are sinking in ice. Once under you would have to push the ice chunks out of the way to get back to the surface. Really must have had a bad case of cabin fever, right?
  12. Hello budd28, I helped another couple in our VCCA Region buy a 31 fire truck a few years ago. If you would to communicate with them let me know. It must have a different rear end than the normal 31 trucks because this is easily a 50 to 55 mph truck. I would be curious if yours is the same. I think regular production trucks were in the 5.75/1 range.
  13. Did you post in the Durant section as well? There is a fellow out of Texas that buys and sells a lot of Star/Durant parts. I think his name is Don. If your tank ends are okay a reputable body shop can make you a new tank with baffles.
  14. Are you sure its not a 1/2" pipe pet cock? Because that would have about a 5/8" external diameter.