Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

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  1. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Opinion wanted

    Charlier, thanks for the info. I hadn't thought of checking and or adjusting the wd system. I guess I just assumed it hadn't changed. As soon as the weather warms up enough, I'll be checking it. Thanks again, mike
  2. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Opinion wanted

    I've had the camper longer than the truck. The camper is a 2008 and purchased new. The truck was purchased used with 22K on it. It has always done it. I was thinking about going to a good gas filled shock, but really don't know
  3. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Opinion wanted

    Campers generally don't have shocks on them from the factory. I think you can put them on, but are quite expensive.
  4. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Opinion wanted

    This has probably been discussed before, but I didn't find one. With spring just around the corner and time to start checking our trucks and trailers for the warm weather towing. I have a 07 Chevy 2500 diesel and a 30' camper. The camper weights in at about 7000 lb with 750 lb tongue weight. I always use the Equilizer weight distribution hitch. I've notice last fall that I'm getting a lot more bounce from the hitch area. The truck is stock. I believe I need to replace the shocks. I would like your opinion on what shocks I should get. Thanks Mike
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    Mike, I do like the color and look forward to seeing it all assembled. I'm like you also, blue isn't my favorite color as I like the reds. I've had several trucks of various colors and the current one is my favorite and I'd victory red
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    Mike, love to see the progress you have made. Looks great. I can't wait till I can get back to mine. I'm just wondering why blue?
  7. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Continental engine block

    Sorry, the Henry is too small thanks
  8. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Continental engine block

    I'm looking for a 15H engine block. It's a flat head inline 6 cylinder with a 4.5" bore. Will consider all or any leads. Thanks mike
  9. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Restoration project 1928 Boyer Gramm Special fire truck

    the block does need sleeved and new valve guides and seats. With that said, I'm just looking at my options. I've found a company that specializes in welding it by furnace welding and can do the machine work also. It's about a 2 day round trip. Been looking for a metal stitcher company and a replacement block. The ladder is going to be quite hard to find. There isn't much info available for 1928 continental engines on the web. I really need to locate a cross reference book since it seems that some forklifts used them. Thanks for your input, Mike
  10. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Restoration project 1928 Boyer Gramm Special fire truck

    Just a quick update. Got a call from the machine shop earlier this week. After a quick chat over the phone, I stopped by. He had planned on pinning the crack. After he had cleaned it, it is worst than he thought. As you can see in the picture, the crack goes around the inside under the valve seat. There are 2 of these cracks and several other smaller ones as well. He recommends it be welded. So now I'm going to have to look for someone that can do this or try to find another block. Either way, it's going to be a challenge. Mike
  11. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    What is it?

    I had taken the block to the machine shop to get the crack fixed. It's a 15h continental 6 cylinder flat head. There's a crack that starts at the exhaust valve of number 2 cylinder to the cylinder. He had already planned on sleeping the cylinderThe shop called me today and we( both the machine shop and me) don't know what was in the cylinders. What I mean is he hot tanked it and when he washed it down, the the bore grew 50 thousandths. It's not the end of the world. Does anyone know what it might have been? He did say the whatever it was, was magnetic. Thanks Mike
  12. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Gas pressure

    I'm a plumber and at times we use water to test piping (usually underground cast iron) for inspectors. Our test is 10 foot of waster which gives us 4.34 psi at the bottom. Water will give you .434 psi per foot of rise. Since gasoline is lighter than water, My question is how many feet of rise is needed to get 2 psi using gasoline ? Thanks Mike
  13. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    Standing back is a good thing sometimes. I remember one time when I rebuilt an engine for a friend and was putting it back in the car. I couldn't get the engine to marry back to the transmission. I tried everything I could think of as well for a few choice words to no avail. In walked my dad and he wanted to know what all the noise was about. When I explained the problem, he told me it was because the license plate bolts were loose and t needed to tighten then first. After a short discussion, I gave in to his idea. I grabbed a screw driver and tightened the dam screws and put it back up. Then I started to work on the problem. While standing on the frame rails, I grabbed the water pump to adjust the engine and heard the engine and transmission slam together. I looked at dad and all he could say is " I told you so". I didn't say a word and finished the job without anymore problems. Afterwards, I finally asked dad what the relationship was between the license plate bolts and getting the engine back in. He said it took my mind off the problem and when I went back to it, I was looking at it differently. I am just thankful for all the wisdom he gave me over the years
  14. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    I have the same problem with my 28 gramm with a continental. The steering box in the way when I tried to pull the engine. Had to unbolt it and push it up and back. After some research, I found that it is the practice of removing the cylinder block and transmission. The engine can then be unbolted and lifted out. The other option is to remove the front rear spring pins and swing front axle out of the way. Slide engine front or back to clear the rear mounts and out the bottom. Either way, it seem to be a lot of work. Good luck
  15. Mike "Hubbie" Stearns

    Air cleaner size

    I finally had time to do the math. According to the math, I would need a 6X7 ( dxh) filter. Unfortunately I won't fit directly on the carb. Ill have to make something to get it to some free space. Will probably use some 3 1/2 or 4 inch tubing since the carb is 3 inch. Mike