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  1. Very cool to be able to have the documentation of the first ride by your Great Grandma like that. I remember meeting my Great Grandma but don't remember to much of what she said think I was about 4 then.
  2. Ya that is kind mind blowing at the cost of it back then, for that time it was a lot of money. Now days we just get a GPS for couple hundred dollars and it has the entire country including places to shop, eat, airports, government facilities, etc....
  3. I thought that people would enjoy this link to early road mapping starting off in 1789. https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/01/turn-by-turntables-how-drivers-got-from-point-a-to-point-b-in-the-early-1900s/
  4. Aussie, That would make sense. Now that you said that it has given me and idea on how to make a cap lock with bolt and UHMW material so as not to risk sparking. Thanks.
  5. I will get a picture of it tonight when get home from work. Unless I can find something that looks close I will post it. To give a description it looks like one of those Micky Mouse hats that the kids get when they go to Disney Land.
  6. Well I am still alive, it has been a while since I posted any progress. I have finally finished the wheels and got all tires facing the same way (white walls out). Have the wheels back on the the frame and off the jack stands. Started now working from the rear up to the front so now is the fuel tank cleaned up and have to repair couple pin holes in the bottom but hey should not be to bad. Do have a question though. As you can see in the pictures this it the fuel cap that was on the tank. It is not like what is shown in the parts book (Micky Mouse ears type). I figure the small hole is the tank vent, but what would go int the bigger hole I can't see it just being open like that for dirt and other contaminates to get in the tank. Skimmed through the parts book and big master book but could not find on that look similar.
  7. Where is best place to get inner tubes and tires from? I pinched an inner tube swapping the tires from black walls to white walls around. Got done fine it was the second one I pinched it right at the end, dam.
  8. Morgan, The axial housing rotates freely as it had to when I put the rear end back to get the propeller shaft (drive shaft) to line up with the differential. when I re-greased the zirk when it got full some did ooze out the between the axial housing and the bearing housing.
  9. Morgan, Are you talking about right here on the axial tube? There is a grease nipple that is used for greasing but I am not sure if it is brass or not. You can't see the grease nipple as covered with masking tape to keep paint off but it is under tape in second and third picture.
  10. Hugh, I did not put the tires on originally. I think dad did. So now going to swap two of them around so they all match, hence asking the best way to do it.
  11. Got wheels back on the frame then started to put tires on got two on then discovered that apparently when the tires were put on two were put on with white walls the other two were put on with black walls. I am going for the white walls all around so have to take two off and re do as the they mount only one way onto the wheels. I got one off just trying to figure the reinstall with out damaging the stem or tire. Mark Kikta, what was the trick to getting the rim inside the tire as it is a rime that is cut and it is close to the valve stem? Did you have the rim separated or secured and locked then work the tire around? Just saw Mark Shaw's reply about using a rime tool and found some pictures showing it being used good idea. Now to find one.
  12. Jet Glow (an aircraft paint that is fuel resistant) made by Sherwin-Williams. Some of the others used in aviation is ACRY GLO also by Sherwin-Williams. https://www.swaerospace.com/products/exterior/topcoats/jet-glo/jet-glo-information-about https://www.swaerospace.com/products/exterior/topcoats/acry-glo https://www.swaerospace.com/products/exterior/topcoats/acry-glo-hs/acry-glo-hs-information-about Coloring the Sky Jet Glo® Urethane is commonly used as an overall topcoat on high-performance aircraft. The system provides a simple 1:1 mix ratio and is available in thousands of solid colors. Benefits: Proven Durability and color retention Smooth spray application UV resistance High gloss appearance Superior Skydrol® and other hydraulic jet fluid resistance Salt and chemical resistant Corrosion resistant Unlimited color availability
  13. I just remembered the other thing you can try is get some fuel lube. We use it in the aviation industry on almost all fittings in the fuel system. If you try the "O" ring just put it on the plug and install "O" ring then a little bit over the "O" ring. It is some sticky stuff so don't go crazy with it it does not take much.