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John Lynn

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  1. Hi I can vouch for the value of 3D technology. I had three bakerlight plugs on my old distributor missing( see attached photo ). Could not source parts or replacement distributor cap so went the 3D way. Got them designed , manufactured with high heat resistant material , got a full replacement set so they are colour matched and they are a perfect. All for what I thought was minimal cost. John
  2. Hello from New Zealand. Hope you like my fully restored Oakland Roadster - would love to hear from anyone who has the same model as I have been unable to trace anyone in the AACA / Oakland Owners Car Clubs who owns one.
  3. Thanks for the photos - they are quite different. I have attached some photos of my friends 1929 Moon - thought you might be interested . Runs a Continental straight 8 engine.
  4. Hi Thanks for the update and confirmation you are talking to Jim in New York. My 7R is now fully reconditioned and almost ready for its first start. The Continental engine is not well documented in New Zealand - in fact , I have exhausted all avenues and contacts in NZ to source any spare parts / parts motors for my &R and I suspect I will find the same with the 6Y and 7U models but I will utilise the NZ Vintage Car Club membership to try and source parts for Jim.
  5. Hi Bud Yes , modern technology comes to the rescue with a perfect match to the originals. The product we used was called DSM Novamid 1030 CF 10 - high heat resistant plastic filament ( Google it) I got 10 made - seven for the distributor and 3 spares. I only needed 2 but decided to replace the full set as they were very fragile. Very cost efficient - total cost was $65 USD with $ 50 USD being the cost of design and purchase of product.
  6. Hi Does anyone have a 6Y or a 7U Continental parts motor ? Looking for a head and crank shaft. My restoration project car - a 1920 Davis has a Continental 7R motor and I have been corresponding with a fellow owner in New York ( I am in New Zealand ). He has been a wonderful source of information , provider of manuals , advice etc. So I want to return the favour if I can ( he is not a member of AACA ).
  7. Hi Does anyone have a 6Y or a 7U Continental parts motor ? Looking for a head and crank shaft. My restoration project car - a 1920 Davis has a Continental 7R motor and I have been corresponding with a fellow owner in New York ( I am in New Zealand ). He has been a wonderful source of information , provider of manuals , advice etc. So I want to return the favour if I can ( he is not a member of AACA ).
  8. Hi Folks Another update on restoration progress - post coronavirus lockdown in NZ. Motor almost ready to be started - just some minor wiring to be completed. Woodwork started with four doors now repaired and installed . starting floorboards and front seat reconstruction. Rear end woodwork is going to be a nightmare - very little old frame left to work from but all metal body is intact.
  9. Apologies Tom - did not get an email with your response. I have emailed you today. I have managed to solve the problem with 3D technology. Have been able to source high heat resistant plastic product and have had a 3D expert design and manufacture a full set of caps.
  10. I am looking for two screw caps for the distributor for my above mentioned restoration project. Distributor cap is a Delco # 5207. Check out the photographs attached for details - has anyone seen this type of distributor before ?
  11. Interestingly , I had engaged Motormeter Central in the USA to try and source an original Davis motometer. Before I could get to the EBay site to view the listing , it had been sold. Guess who to - Motometer Central. Currently , they are attempting to restore the temperature mechanism before I would consider purchasing it from them ( at cost price as I had paid a finders fee )
  12. Hi Folks Another update on my Davis restoration. Some more photos. Next steps are wiring and exhaust system and hopefully all systems go for a start up ! Then the big job of starting the body work - all panels are ok and repairable - woodwork is a mess.
  13. I have just completed a rebuild of the motor in my 1920 Davis Phaeton Tourer restoration project. I am looking for advice on how to adjust and set the Idler and Camshaft adjusters. Any advice would be much appreciated.
  14. Jeff - I have emailed you the contact details for Jim in New York. Agree with previous comments - a really nice original condition Davis. ( would like to see a close up photo of the motometer to see if it has the Davis badge in the face ) plus some other photos. Also agree - change out the oil in the motor , gearbox and differential
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