Vintageben

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    What have you ploughed up

    So as I was working one of our paddocks today I noticed something in the soil it appears to be a mid 20’s Dodge hub cap (correct me if I’m wrong) and I thought I wonder what others may have uncovered when working the ground or excavating. It’s funny I haven’t found any other auto parts in this paddock and its not a regular producer of artefacts. In one of the other paddocks some years a go we found the remains of a 32 Harley Davidson why ripping it. So what have you found ?
  2. Oh heck that’s worse then what my engine looks like, ah the fun of vintage motoring. Best of luck with getting it back on the road
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    1928 chevy roadster vacuum tank problem

    Stakeside- that is exactly my thoughts too. There’s plenty of rebuild options for the first tank Cheers Ben
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    What have you ploughed up

    Thanks for all the great post’s so far, I love the Pegasus sign what a great rescue. As for my spelling, I will take any corrections to my spelling or grammar in good humour as I know I’m not to good on the spelling but on this one occasion that was actually how I wanted to spell Plough 😁 as when I was younger I once spelled it plow and my teacher not so politely told that was incorrect so plough has stuck with me. But if I want to get technical I didn’t actually plough the part up as I was scarifying 😏. Anyway it’s all good fun
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    1928 chevy roadster vacuum tank problem

    Here’s the other sort I was talking about but don’t ask me about them as I have little experience with this type
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    1928 chevy roadster vacuum tank problem

    So this is the type of vacuum tank I’m running on my Chev and see from the photos where the springs are located. Sorry I just re-read you’re last post and I believe your vacuum tank is the sort with the pressed tin top now I have one around here some place and I have used it but I did have issues with it so I change to the type in my photo Cheers Ben
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    1928 chevy roadster vacuum tank problem

    Can you tell us a little more, like had it previously been running and this is only a new problem or is this the first attempt to get it going. I had a funny experience a while back with my 27 Chev when I changed the cracked top on mine and put what I thought was a better top on. Lazy old me didn’t remove and inspect everything properly, the new top just would not suck the fuel in, turns out someone had filled the vent hole with some sort of putty I put the old top back on and it runs fine. I recommend checking every thing thoroughly and make sure there are no leaks. Good luck
  8. Oh dear that sounds nasty best of luck with it, I hope you’re rebuilt engine is close handy
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    Steering wheel and column

    Yeah the lock works on the cut out on the column. Turn the key and a pin inserts into the column locking the steering. The little lever is the ignition cut out switch. As for value, that’s a difficult one as I’m a stingy bastard I would not part with much money for this part, maybe $50-$100 (Aussie) but then again I do already have half a dozen of these sitting on the shelf. Parts like this I usually prefer to swap other parts for, but that’s how I usually like to do business
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    Car on old shipwreck

    How great is that. It’s 27 Chev, love it
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    Steering wheel and column

    Looks similar to Chev 4 1927-28 but the photo is not clear enough where the bracket is halfway down, it should have a lock on it there
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    1925-26 Oakland tyre size

    Thanks
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    1925-26 Oakland tyre size

    So I recently picked up a mixed lot of 1920’s car parts, in amongst it there are some mid twenties Oakland parts namely a engine and radiator and there are various rims and stuff so I’m wondering what size tyres/ rim did Oakland use in 1925-26? Any help appreciated Cheers Ben
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    Buick 1930 carb

    Ah that Buick has come from Australia, so when the old carby had a problem someone would have said to the owner " Just flip the manifold, throw a Holden carby on it and she'll be right" well maybe not always. Now I'm not sure of exactly which Holden this came off as I'm not a Holden man but I think it will be either what they call the Grey motor( 132.5 to 138 cubic inches) or the red motor(173 to 202 cubic inches), I'm sure you could narrow it down with a bit of research. Either way these engines are a fair bit smaller than yours so unless the idle jets are changed I'm guessing it will give you problem. Anyway you may want to hunt down some Buick owners down here that may know more about this modification or just get a carby you know will work on that engine, Ah that sounds all so easy when said quickly
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    1929 chrysler 65 intro

    Welcome and what a great looking 2 door sedan
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    1925 Chevrolet Superior 171ci 4 Cyl Run issues

    I had a similar problem with my 27 Chev a few years ago, it ran fine while cool and it was in winter which really isn’t that cold but is bit cool in the morning anyway ran fine until mid morning and I hit a really big hill and the car ran terrible. Then it ran well for an hour after lunch then the same thing missing and carrying on. By this stage I had replaced the coil and condenser and didn’t know what else to try plus I was a couple of hours from home so eventually through trial and error I traced the problem to faulty spark plugs, it was all very frustrating. So if the problem persists don’t forget plugs and leads
  17. Hi all I’m just wondering what others thoughts are on what is a acceptable amount of free play in the steering. mine currently has about a inch at the outer edge of the steering wheel. Most of these movement appears to be in the steering box, I’m afraid to adjust anything as it feels good on the road/ not wandering, no shakes or wobbles. Anyway would appreciate others thoughts, thanks Ben
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    1929 Chrysler 65 steering

    Thanks Guys for all the tips and thanks for reminding me to look at the manual I should have ran this problem past my wife as she would have reminded me to read the instructions ? there was a little movement in the drag link I adjusted this and the adjusted the steering box and I have reduced the free play down to maybe 1/2 inch with no binding or anything and it feels good so I think I will settle for that. Thanks again Ben
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    1929 Chrysler 65 steering

    Thanks Mike I’m running bias ply tyres, I have checked everything from the wheels back to the steering box and it all looked good, so the movement appears that it is in the steering box but I will double check. Thanks again for a few tips
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    1920’s Mannesmann Auto

    Looking through my wife’s family’s photo album we came across these cool photos of her grandfathers car about all we know about the car is that it is a Mannesmann. Oh and they lived near Giessen in Germany and it looks like cool car and it’s interesting that it is right hand drive. If anyone has any info on the type of car etc it would be much appreciated. Anyway hope you enjoy the pictures
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    1920’s Mannesmann Auto

    Thanks for the info it’s great to know a little more.
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    1920’s or early 30’s Sedan

    So yesterday I was at my in laws looking through some old photos and there were a few car ones. My wife’s family are German and these photos were taken there around the Giessen/ Frankfurt area and I’m wondering what their sedan was? One of the photos we believe is taken at a ADAC event as my wife’s grandfather competed in these. Also in the background of this photo is another big car it would be interesting to get a Identity on it too.
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    1920’s or early 30’s Sedan

    Wow thanks for such fast reply I will have to get my wife to do a little translation when she gets home, I said to her yesterday that I did not think it was a cheap car she thought they wouldn’t of spent that much on it but then again that’s all relitive to what one thinks is fair amount of money. Thanks again it certainly looks a match
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    1920’s or early 30’s Sedan

    And here’s another from a different angle and thank you for any help Cheers Ben
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    Chrysler publication recommendations

    Thanks for the suggestions I have ordered both but for now and the next week or two I’ll have to be content with this view and dreaming of good yields to pay for more vintage car stuff