john hess

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  1. Kanter in nj also for fuel pumps and mechanicals..
  2. padgett... Yes thanks... I did know that, just forgot to mention.... Like I said though, mostly for looks.
  3. Lots of great info here as always... I cheated and had mine mounted at Universal Tire. Only regret I have is I did not request that they have all tires mounted the same, with lettering oriented opposite valve stems. Mostly for looks, . . Thats just me. .....
  4. Made me laugh...... Still waitng on mine... You just the set the bar a little higher... Nice work !!!!
  5. Hi mark... In your picture with the arrow pointing to the small tab above the rear door striker, im confused... You say you are going to trim that ??... that piece is supposed to be there.. unless i read it wrong..... . Looking good so far... Oh yeah, its 92* in PA today... And humid... Ill settle for somewhere in the middle.... 65* would be nice..... John
  6. Possible... Listening to video makes me think external issue... Not necesarily internal... Hesitation of starter engaging is key... perhaps someone else who hears your video can help diagnose... Good sound quality there... Anyone listening out there ??.... I'd wait for another response before you begin taking things apart.... Might be something simple we are overlooking...
  7. Sounds like you got starter problems... Is starter mounted straight ? Maybe starter gear shaft bent... Listen under hood to pinpoint noise....sounds smooth running but clicking seems to be something else in there.... Keep us posted of your findings... John
  8. Looks good.... Guess i should take your lead !! Have same pieces laying idle for a year so far... Need cleaned and painted too... Finally nice weather has arrived in PA.... 70s this weekend.. pic of my doors with zinc primer..... John
  9. Mine are in the same condition... I can only think it is from condensation inside the car that runs down and collects on the headliner at the clips... John
  10. It has been over 1 year since my 53 4 door went to the painter... My patience has been tested many times over these past few months.... However... Today I was pleasantly reassured that the end is near..!!... Color has arrived !!!... Its only a sample of things to come.....but,... The end is near !!!...... Yay !!!!... Hopefully soon I can give updates as the reassembly begins... Not much to see but for me, a big deal.... Check out the bottom left corner... Paint code 5307..... This card spray out was a good match for my attempt at painting the fire wall many months ago.... A nice uplift in these trying times... Hope you all are well... Stay safe.. thanks for looking.... John
  11. All good there, Mark. No matter what order pics are.. thats my next project if i ever get car back from painter !! I vaccumed my liner first.. got rid of all fuzzies that you were breathing.. wish i had it... Since we are both at same point on interior work we could swap ideas.. John
  12. April 6 was 1 year since we moved it to the paint shop... I guess most painters have suffered from to much exposure to fumes over the years... SLOW... But the price was right... Heres all I have for now, as of two weeks ago.... 2 coats filler primer... Blocked between each.. minimum filler on this car as I spent many hours (months) tapping out any imperfections... Not perfect, but not bad for my first one... Painter says wet sanding next and then color..... Sorry for no updates, but nothing to report.. stay safe..... John
  13. I am going with the book pressure of 29 After 1 year l see no wear on my 5 new 7.10x 15s at all !!!!!!.... might be cause they are still not on the car.... Painter has the car over a year now and not finished yet. Not happy... Wish i could be of more help.... Wishing all a safe day... Hopefully this lockdown will soon be over......
  14. Looks great there Phil.. good job ! John
  15. Hi Phil... Heres the best I can do on short notice, as I am conducting corona research..... The piece in question looks something like this.. you may have to adjust side notches to match wire thickness. Also the edge is flared to match the piece you have to prevent chafing on wires.. hope this helps.. John
  16. Its curved to match the top piece. Keeps the wires in line.. ill get ya a picture with some dimentions later today... John.
  17. Check the vacuum line to the distributor also... Make sure vac advance is functioning on dist.
  18. Old parts are more valuable than gold.. keep all old parts !!! If you really want to dispose of it, I will take it off your hands !!!!... John
  19. When you had the carb apart, did you remove the mixture screws and clean the needle end ? Reset them to 1 3/4 turns out from closed position. Sounds to me like you may not be getting idle fuel. Did you use any air to clean passages out...? Only takes a speck of dirt at the wrong spot to block fuel...
  20. Float sticking in carb ? Flooding engine.. water in carb ? Old gas ?
  21. 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
  22. Hi phil... Kanter has valves... Local machine shop should be able to straighen them also... If you have a 'local' shop John in pa