john hess

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  1. Yes.. plug the holes.. I found 2 mystery parts (valve keepers) in the oil pan when i pulled my pan for rebuild awhile back !! John
  2. Hi phil... Kanter has valves... Local machine shop should be able to straighen them also... If you have a 'local' shop John in pa
  3. If you mean right or left hand, they are all right hand thread..
  4. Worst part for me was seeing supposedly handicapped operators stop their scooter, JUMP off, walk around a vendors wares, get back on, move a few spots, and do it again. Need to have a better screening process for cart passes.
  5. That sucks !! But you found a second leak also. With what i saw you do with the trans, this will be a piece of cake for you phil.. john
  6. 53 canadian built, looks like base model. Get firewall tag #.... Then you will know
  7. .As you know, it onnly takes a few .0001 inch to leak. The 4 bolts could possibly have left it shift a little through handling, on /off the bench. It is 60 + years old and things get brittle. I had mine apart when i repaired the heat riser. The new gasket between the intake/exhaust manifolds will compress slightly.thats why i left them loose.. if you have new gaskets all around, i would sequence torque all 14 bolts/studs together. (Intake/exhaust studs to block and manifold to manifold bolts) hope th8s helps. Nice job on the trans... John
  8. Phil.. did you have intake and exhaust manifolds apart..? I would let the 4 bolts (2 long,2short) slightly loose, then torque manifold to block. Then tighten these 4 bolts. May save you some trouble machining. Just your time. John
  9. Just picked up my bias ww tubeless tires .. had them install tubes. $21 is cheap insurance on riveted wheels.. don't go cheap on a very important item !!!!!!!!!!!!.... John
  10. Kookie, my guess before Russ replies is, must be throttle linkage for right hand drive cars.... saw the trans linkage in the other picture... Which brings up my question .... Is a right hand drive manual transmission the same as left, just shift linkages out the other side ?.. John
  11. I walked in on the very ending of the movie 'Grease'. The car they were riding away in had a full see-through hood. Very interesting piece. Was this just a prop or was this an actual produced piece for sales ?? I do know some manufactures had some see-through panels on hood, just didn't ever see a full clear hood before... Very interesting piece for showing you underhood pride-and-joy..
  12. Good for you Mark..!! ... Original beats store bought rods any day..! John
  13. I try to keep up with the posts that have information I can use.. I learn a lot by listening.. I only butt in when I feel I can contribute... That's what's great about the site... So much information, so little time..!!!. No, wait l got lotsa time.... My car is still in the paint shop.... 4.5 months.. Painter was sick.... John
  14. It in the Pontiac- Oakland site..!! My bad. John
  15. Bloo, Sixpack77. If you go back to Phil's 51 transmission rebuild page 4, summershandy,(Mark) posted a great picture of the front of the engine showing the timing pointer.... John