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  1. I was wondering if Peter had anything interesting to say once he got to see your transmission. I was thinking it should go together easily, with the star spring needing to be filed down being the only real issue. But he wants some other extra parts too? Very glad you will have your car on your trip; it wouldn't have been the same otherwise. We can trust Peter to get that thing back together properly I would think.
  2. The Church Steeple is still there. First United Methodist? There is a new courthouse.
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUYP-uCaZ6A
  4. How is your timing chain tension? There are some forums where that is talked about as a possible problem. For example: As you know, your 120 has the spring steel tensioner, which is different than the hydraulic Reynolds tensioner in your 140. Check the tension of your lower chain. You can do it by rotating the crankshaft back and forth while placing your finger on the exhaust cam through the oil filler opening. If the cam moves with the crank, then the tension is OK. If you have play in the rotation of the crank, and the cam doesn’t move, then your lower chain tensioner isn’t preloading the chain. This would cause the chain to sling out against the tensioner, and make a racket. Even a properly functioning spring steel tensioner will be noisier than the hydraulic one. It could be just the sound of the chain rubbing on the tensioner. Since I can’t hear it, I can’t say for certain. https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/xk-engine-timing-chain-noise/244819/2 This is our world renown Hydraulic Timing Chain Tensioner Kit for the XK120 and also Early XK140 version engines that used a spring blade type chain damper. It replaces the C2156 / C4100 / C8245 tensioner blades and C2284 / C4101 springs, which are prone to wearing through and dropping into the bottom of the timing chest at the front of the engine. This kit is based on the original, Jaguar Racing Division's racing conversion for the engines as used in XK powered race cars such as the iconic C-Type Jaguar in the 1950's. The oil spray bar is removed and the oil flow from this point is re-routed to a later XK150 type hydraulic (self adjusting) damper assembly (and it is advised to have the conical filter fitted behind to prevent oil blockage). So no more rattling timing chain........ ever, after you fit this popular and effective conversion. The adapter is a brass block and will require fettling at the back, as shown, to fit the various different engine castings that Jaguar evolved during this early period of the XK engines long life. We cannot accept kits back after they have been fitted or modified for fitting, so make sure you have someone competent to fit it properly. This kit comes with damper, adaptor block, bolts, gasket and instructions. You will see this sold in many places, marketed under lots of companies own names. Come direct to the actual first line manufacturer, supplier and specialist to ensure you get the right parts, fitting information and advice! If you want to cure the other XK120 main engine fault, see our XK120 Front Crankshaft Seal Conversion Kit SE823 - to cure the annoying drips! Our part number is SE822. Original Jaguar part number is not relevant as this was a later modification. https://coventryautocomponents.co.uk/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=325
  5. Here is the map. One can zoom out to see where it is, north-west of Paris. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1sjPkI-R88M5xFL3LDhtk1KF6wps&ll=48.977484803409396%2C2.029337899999973&z=15
  6. Bailouts were not free money. In the case of CitiBank the government received a substantial equity stake in exchange. And that equity stake was sold for a significant profit. Government banks $15 billion on Citigroup bailout | Fortune In the case of GM the equity stake was sold for a net loss, but probably could have been held onto longer for a profit. Government sells last of its GM shares - USA Today U.S. taxpayers no longer own any of automaker General Motors. The Treasury sold the last of its remaining 31.1 million GM shares today. It started with 500 million shares in 2010. The taxpayer loss on the GM bailout is $10.5 billion. The Treasury department said it recovered $39 billion from selling its GM stake, and had put $49.5 billion of taxpayer money directly into the GM bailout.
  7. This one was auctioned Sept 2018, not long ago. High bid was only $2,000 and it did not sell. 4 on the tree. Manual with column shift. http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-renault-r16-2/
  8. '55 president, '51 Starlight. Striking styling
  9. Someone in my neighborhood has a Studebaker pickup. It's a big one though, a long bed. Never seen one like that before until I saw it driving around the neighborhood.
  10. 1929 Studebaker President I have the feeling you are talking about more recent models. But there are many Studebaker's. Do you have a year range in mind, or even a particular model?
  11. You answered the question before I had a chance to ask it: Where were the pictures stolen from. Sometimes this can be discovered simply by "right click" on the picture, then choose the option in the pop-up window "search google for image." Then you may see the exact same image among a bunch of images, but it will be from another website besides eBay or Craigslist, and likely a much more reputable antique car dealer.
  12. I bet he considers where the inquiry is coming from, then locates the vehicle a few thousand miles from there so as not to allow for in-person visits.
  13. No deposit required when purchasing this one. Just full payment by cashiers check within 3 days. Payment details - Full Payment Payment method Preferred / Accepted Money order/Cashiers check Accepted Full payment is required within 3 days of auction close