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  1. Thanks for that too. I will defo try one (or two..) ( BTW I so agree with you on condensers ...)
  2. Thanks very much for that. Sounds then like a real chance...
  3. May I consult the collective wisdom please on the serviceability (or lack of it) of 1920's HT coils? The issue is this: I have a modern (about 1950s) coil (works perfectly) in my mid 20's car, but wish to replace it for a proper period item - but only if I think there is a sporting chance that such an item could work... no guarantees at auto jumbles of course.. I have quite a bit of past experience with magnetos- these invariably have to be rebuilt within 100 years (shellac disease often), but I do not know if early HT coils are capable of lasting -perhaps their insulation is rather more long-lasting. Any opinions gratefully received.
  4. Yes, thanks for the point.... there are nice pictures on G_V website of an Edwardian Ghost with a new unit-- stitched in, just like true RR, by numberless screws...
  5. Thank you Gentlemen for your thoughts. I think that the GearVendor overdrive solution may be the one. I had no knowledge of this company beforehand. Even if I were to find a local machine shop that would take on the CW&P work (which I have still not) I actually do to know that the required combination would even fit in the cage, as was pointed out.
  6. I would be very grateful to hear of any recommendations for a workshop in the New England region willing to fabricate a new crown wheel & pinion set in order to replace that existing in a 1925 car with a higher ratio. Thank you.
  7. Oh yes, thank you. Point taken!. It is American. The valuable information I have learned from my enquiries on this site have led me to restore more authentically, rather than take easier courses.....
  8. I think that "David AU" is, as it turns out, referring principally to British cars (many exported new to Australasia in the late teens and through the 20's). I too have not seen British vintage fuel lines fitted with anything other than compression fittings. Flaring is seen on the the oil lines though. 'Olives' is not particularly autocorrect- they are what British plumbers call 'ferrules".
  9. ha! I have just this minute ordered one online actually - I hope it will work well for me...
  10. Ah, thank you again Mr Nickelroadster . I see now why that tube is offered... so I will probably be using that, and getting a pipe-bending machine for the installation...
  11. Hi, Thanks for that. The pipe is 5/16 OD. I had a quick look at NAPA website but didn't find anything suitable. Have had no other suggestions - it may be that copper or copper/nickel is the only way to go.....
  12. About 20 miles North of Boston, MA,
  13. I would like to consult AACA expertise on the choice of fuel line material for the restoration of a 1925 car. Previous problems led me to restore the whole fuel supply system. This included laying on a temporary twelve-feet length of simple reinforced rubber fuel pipe, between rear tank and bulkhead vacuum tank, thereby superseding the badly blocked (original) copper fuel pipe (5/16" OD). I have been able to find a supplier of correctly-sized copper replacement pipe only in the UK; otherwise, the nearest product here in the US would be a cupronickel alloy. I have not yet located a supplier of compression and threaded fittings suitable to it. But is there now in existence an alternative and satisfactory flexible line -perhaps of armored construction- which could prove much more straightforwards to route along the chassis than traditional metal pipework?
  14. Thanks for that. I greatly appreciate your comment.
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