john hess

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by john hess

  1. .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


  2. 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..

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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



    • Like 1

  6. 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..


    • Like 1

  7. 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