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    Opinions re. Condition II

    Hello Gary, Thank you! I just received the magazine, the article looks great except for a minor typo... As for the radio, I really like the idea of having the right music... I have the radio installed, yet I have no idea of its condition. If your radio guy can make it rain, it surely be nice! What is the approximate cost? I know shipping will be pricey because of the weight. As for the proper brackets, I just found a long piece approx. 8- 3/4 with another small 90 degree section, yet I feel there is something missing...I managed to install it with a home-made bracket for now but would like to have the right hardware in there...
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    Opinions re. Condition II

    Hello Neil, thank you! I am looking forward to the article and photos next month... In the meantime, I am taking my mother in law to a Glenn Miller concert this Wednesday in the car. She loves the music and the ride. No wonder, she is 93 and her father had a 36 Buick also!..:)
  3. Does anyone have experience shifting the GKT-134 crash boxes fitted to pre 1947 Chevy trucks? What is the best rpm to shift them? If they cycle through all gears with the engine off and with the engine running are you safe regarding condition despite being hard to shift while moving even if you double clutch? Driven a lot of vehicles before, but never one with a fully non-synchronized gearbox... I must be doing something wrong...
  4. Looking for more information regarding the back space or offset of 16 x 10.5 solid or split rims used on 1.5 trucks sold for export during the years of 1939-1945. Please see photos.
  5. Wonder if someone can help identify by part number or provide more information for this front hub (10 x 7.25 bolt circle) and drum fitted to Canadian Chevrolet trucks sold overseas between 1939-1945 to Egypt, New Zealand and Australia and used during the war in the desert with the L.R. D.G. The standard US commercial hub has only 5 studs... Please see photos.
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    6 Volt Timing Lights & parts...

    My only inclination to use the old neon timing light is the size... I have used a modern 12 volt light connected to the 6 volt battery and works better than nothing, bu it is t is to long and cumbersome... I would trade working at night with an older more compact light that lets me get closer the flywheel port than have to fight with a new one. My personal preference. As for timing marks, a white paint pencil works great on the flywheel but there is no way to get close to front pulley on that 320 engine to put a mark that you can work with...
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    6 Volt Timing Lights & parts...

    Another reason for wanting to get something this basic is the size... The dipstick and starter motor are right on the way of you pointing a light straight, so this compact size would work better in that regard. Otherwise, with a newer light is more difficult to maneuver without getting all tangled up and bumping into things. I will certainly expand my search to "neon timing light" Thank you.
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    6 Volt Timing Lights & parts...

    Hello Joe, Thank you very much for your description and clarification...
  9. Looking to purchase a Sears 2168 timing light or Allstate 9080... Wonder if you guys ever used them or know where to get parts for them... Also trying to figure out if they could be used with a 12 volt system... I almost want to say yes due to the configuration, but I am not sure...
  10. Thank you for the info and the chuckle! Very funny indeed!...
  11. https://www.btmd.online/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_id=1137&fbclid=IwAR0piUtbjURQL5mOkBbTC2wqhucZq8-DGrV8PUxDzh2gCNxrXjT7vhi3TvM Very curious if anyone here has ever had any experience or success with this technique/new tool. Almost seems to good to be true especially for the price of $39.00 dollars...
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    Engine Analyzer for 6 volt systems...

    Thank you all for your input..I just found this unit that works on 6 and 12 volt vehicles... Looks very promising. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1970s-RAC-Dwell-Tach-Volt-Amp-Points-Ignition-Tune-Up-Analyzer/132791822018?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52935%26meid%3D1af8dc9febe341adb2df95fc89cc76f9%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D192621588608%26itm%3D132791822018&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982 Or if this is a better analyzer, does anyone know how to use the 3v, 16v and 32v scale? I think that Bloo touched on that subject earlier, but still a bit unclear... https://www.ebay.com/itm/254023688452?ViewItem=&item=254023688452 Will anything with a 3 volt scale work on a 6 volt system car? Thank you for your help. https://www.ebay.com/itm/382478440702
  13. Have any of you guys ever seen an engine analyzer for 6 volt system vehicles? If I try to purchase something like this, could it be used to accurately measure dwell and rpm? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sears-sequential-dual-meter-28-2182-automotive-analyzer-excel-in-box/253894384141?hash=item3b1d48da0d:g:ub8AAOSw7bpbm8ys:rk:23:pf:0
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    38 Buick Century, 160° Thermostat...

    I understand that a lower temperature thermostat will just open sooner/have more circulation, which I thought it may be good on a hotter climate. I am going to check the temp with a handheld unit and see what the reading is as opposed to the mechanical gauge... As for the radiator, it was redone not long ago so I am hoping it is not all clogged up. I Imagine all older cars could benefit from a block flush by removing some of the freeze plugs to let the crud come out... It is such a PITA, but I might try that by removing at least one plug accessible on the driver's side...
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    38 Buick Century, 160° Thermostat...

    I did notice right away that it seems even smoother... Even, the idle went down a little, I noticed right away. I guess I will just drive it some more and not worry about 185° temperatures. Had no idea these engines like to run very warm...