john hess

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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..
  4. Good for you Mark..!! ... Original beats store bought rods any day..! John
  5. 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
  6. It in the Pontiac- Oakland site..!! My bad. John
  7. 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
  8. Nice job on the choke heater plate..!!! John
  9. The pointer is at front of engine, left side, just in front of generator. It is attached to the timing chain cover with 2 bolts. Point extends out over harmonic balancer to timing marks... Timing cover is at rear of engine ,left side, just above starter,.... Sorry no picture right now.. John
  10. Hi Mark. Have a turn signal/brake light issue also. Park lights work. Headlights work. Turn signals flash but weak and fast. One side only. Harness is off now and I found this.. wire rubbed through on top of fan shroud... Might want to check yours.... Like cars may have same issues.... John
  11. Certainly not downing the use of a tach, I was just commenting on my driving habits.. also no need for a "check engine" light in my 53. It's called 'pretrip'..… I 'check engine' every day.. truck driver thing, I guess.... Hope the transmission rebuild works out. Ya got quite a project there Phil.. F
  12. I guess I'm old school... No tach. I just listen and feel.. most engines will tell you if you're pushing too hard, or chugging too low... John
  13. Reread your post... The plate does fit tight to manifold all around.. as mentioned to force air against manifold. My pic may show a gap, but that's cause I stuck a putty knife in behind it to free up some rust.... John
  14. 1 more if I can get it to send . Sorry, tried 2 times. Must be over my limit.. John
  15. Here's some pictures of the shield you are looking at. This is on an 8 cyl manifold. The 2 holes help to heat the air faster by forcing it to follow the manifold before entering the cavity in the casting and then up the stove pipe and then to the choke spring and then into the carb... Hope that makes sense. If you make your own stove pipe/hot air tube, just make sure it does not reach the bottom of the cavity. In theory, it could suck rust chips into the carb since this air is unfiltered... Highly unlikely though, as such a small amount of air is moving through... John
  16. Looks good Mark, glad to see it's holding up..... John
  17. My bad... Grizz is in his new garage !!
  18. Well Phil, on to positive side, when you get it fixed you will be more confident about going anywhere with the car. I was hesitant at first about opening up engine or transmission, ( manual ) but I am glad I did. I found some issues and fixed them. My intentions are to travel cross country with this car, and should any issues surface, I now have the knowledge to be able to repair or diagnose most issues. And with the help of this forum, if I don't know what's wrong, there's enough people connected to it, to help me(or anyone) to figure it out. Keep us posted... Glad to hear you are in your new garage . John
  19. Good job Phil.... I know it's frustrating... Tried to fix mine but just kept making more holes. Core was brittle. So had to bite the bullet and have it recored... John
  20. I'm looking for a 53 Pontiac 4 door with l8 and 3 speed manual for daily driver. Not running ok. Paint not important. Prefer no or little rust... Current project of same car but I want a driver.... Thanks, John, in PA
  21. Phil.... You might have just found your calling !!!!.. 2 years ago, $600 for my 53 recored ... John