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Jack Worstell

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About Jack Worstell

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  • Birthday 01/27/1938

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  1. ...where's the 1937 and the 1938 ?
  2. Is this car located on Jerry West Blvd ?? Jack Worstell
  3. I've always been a bit confused on the subject of when Buick went to insert bearings on the mains and on the rods I'm pretty sure that the rods went from babbit to modern precision insert sometime in 1949 ( so 1949s had babbit and 1950s had insert rod bearings ???) But the mains...I think this did in fact happen in the late 1930s....but these inserts were not the modern precision type...ie they still used shims. And in 1949 the change was further made to modern precision inserts...no shims needed. Do I have this right ??
  4. the simplest answer is the battery posts. Check the connection of the heavy "hot" cable on the solenoid terminal. Also check the heavy copper strap connections from the other solenoid terminal to the starter case. All of the starter current...which is a lot of amps...has to go thru the solenoid so these connections really have to be good Is the battery voltage at 12V or so ? I suggest these in the vein of "easy things first" I suppose you still are using the original battery cables ( for 6V service )...these are plenty hea
  5. Thanks everyone for the advice. Jack Worstell
  6. So ISO 32 is about 15W and this would be good to use in the shocks in a 1937 Special ? ( in other words...15W motorccyle fork oil would be about right ?) Jack Worstell
  7. I've read advice that for lever/knee action shocks ( eg 1937 Special ) that motorcycle fork oil is good to use And I plan on following this advice.....but what weight ? 10W ? or 20W? or 30W? or what? Jack Worstell
  8. Is your generator the three brush type ( uses a two element regulator) or the two brush type ( uses a three element regulator ) Jack Worstell
  9. Dave....I have heard that you can take the field wire off of the regulator and ( with the motor doing about 1000RPM) touch the end of this field wire briefly to ground. If then the ammeter shows charge....then the trouble is in the regulator. And if no charge... then the trouble is in the generator This doesn't fix the problem but it does narrow the search I have never done this test myself...but I'm fairly sure it should work Jack Worstell
  10. There are two methods for polarization. One for internally grounded generator field coils and one for externally grounded generator field coils. Your unit has externally grounded field coils. So......which polarization method did you use ?? Jack Worstell
  11. Is everyone using the same notions of "short" and "open" ?? To me an open is a break in a wire........so that an ohm meter reading would go to infinity. And a short is where a wire touches another conductor such that there is an alternate/inadvertent/undesirable path for current flow Ohms would depend on between which points in the circuit are being measured but in general ohms would not go to infinity. Of course there could be an open in a wire circuit such that one ....or both........ ends of the wire could end up touching an alternate/ina
  12. So Marvel Mystery Oil is just a mixture of hydrocarban molecules ??? If so....there can't be anything very special about it..... Jack Worstell
  13. What is Stoddard Solvent ? A solvent based on a mix of hydroarbons of some sort ? Jack Worstell
  14. To follow up on Bob Engle's comment If you have the retaining pin ( and not the retaining set screw ) and if you try to remove it by drilling it out... be careful....if you drill in too far you'll run into the key cylinder and ruin it ( ....I made that mistake ) Jack Worstell
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