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  1. How did you seal cracks in the exhaust manifold?
  2. I was reading #89,708. Maybe I have #89....or #708...? And the manual that has always been in the car is titled 130 Series, which should have been for the 1928 Victory 6, vs. 140 Series for the Standard 6. Maybe I have #89 produced early 1928, and only manuals from the Victory were available at that time?
  3. Body code is 1733(3?) - (the last number was drilled through) Engine is J89-708 Which is odd. 75,519 was the last unit produced. I havent located the frame code on the cross member, toe plate, or near the right rear spring.
  4. So how uncommon are Standard 6s? Ive seen a few members with 1928 Standard 6s, but I haven't even seen mention of another 1929 Standard 6. I have searched the forum pretty thoroughly. I had assumed that Standard was standard, garden variety, but most discussion is regarding DAs or Victory 6s.
  5. Just to add personal experience to this post in case it helps someone in the future: My 1929 Standard 6 had stymied family members for years. Always ran rich as hell, belching smoke and dripping fuel from the exhaust pipe. Once I was in a position to take a look, I took a systematic approach. First, vacuum fuel pump. I discovered pin holes in the inner tank, and a broken flapper. Fixed that with a new flapper and fuel tank liner to seal the holes. Second, sticking air valve in carb caused by varnish on shaft. Sticking a finger in the air inlet throat one sho
  6. I am starting a new topic on this, since my other post was more related to condenser and other tuning. Anyway, I believe the points are shot on my 1929 Standard 6. The fixed point looks like a cup with the contact surface recessed below the lip of the cup. It can be seen if you look very closely at the photo. This may not be the source of all my problems, but it sure isn't helping. I have reached out to another member who had some point available a couple years ago. Are there any other sources of OEM or modern replacement points other than fabricati
  7. good ideas here.......got me thinking...Ive never seen temps above 150. Might be checking the thermostat next.
  8. I take it pretty easy when cold so I am not totally sure, but overall it does not seem to drop off suddenly when hot. I may have been to generous with my assessment of the points. I inspected the mechanical advance thinking maybe I had TOO much advance due to a broken spring or something. I would rate the point condition as "moderate." Not great but I have seen worse. I appreciate your input.
  9. The rotor shaft has very little radial play (.001 according to my calibrated fingers😁). The body of the distributor has a little more play due to the adjustable nature of the design. My overall sense is that once everything is biased and operating in one direction, there is not an excessive amount of slop in the distributor system. I was somewhat hopeful that I would find the rotor shaft more sloppy. I reset the static timing again and picked up a few degrees on the housing, so we'll see if there is any effect. I am still interested in other ideas out there. Thanks!
  10. Carb is Stewart Detroit lubricator. Plug gap is .025. I haven't measured lash yet. Wobbly distributor shaft is a promising sounding lead. How did you measure distributor shaft play? I assume the shaft is on bushings which would need to be replaced.
  11. Hello all, I have worked through most fuel, lubrication, cooling, and braking issues, and I am now down to "performance". Understanding that the car is nearly 100 years old and the term "performance" is relative, I have felt that the performance under load is fairly sluggish. I also experience some slight stumbling under heavier load and at the upper rpm range. Timing is checked, wiring is good, points are good, plugs are good. Also confirmed with a timing light that the mechanical advance is functional. Plenty of fuel is available at the carb. As I would expect, the best per
  12. So the Derale fan didnt even come close to fitting. It had a 1.5 inch offset from the mount to the blade leading edge, whereas the stock fan is .75 inches. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CN6U1I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Now I have a 74 Pinto/Mustang fan on order.🙄
  13. Im confused. Is it a Pinto or a Mustang? I dont think Im going to be happy with the look of a new flex fan, so I'm eager to source one from a Pinto or Mustang.
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