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  1. Frank.. When the choke is off and the carb is set for normal running are the two holes at the top (about 7/16 down from top edge)of the stand pipe visible? And then closed off when the choke is pulled?
  2. OK frank. Finished the assembly about an hour ago. Had to do some lathe work. I have a 1940 Sears/Atlas modeling lathe I've been using since I got my original Model a to make parts. NO PLASTIC and still works great. Anyway... Did a lot of hand work and some milling of the slots on my Dad's old Sears drill press that i converted over to 220/3 phase so I could do some speed changes. First pic shows where the original assembly broke off the base inside the carb. This would prove to actually be a good thing as breaks go. It gave me a flat surface to start with. I turned the brass section of pipe I had so it was a snug fit into the hole seen there.I started all my other measurements from there. Second pic is of the assembly stretched out to show pieces. Third is the assembly as seen from the top in the carb. last is the assembly seen through the intake port. Got my fingers crossed. Need to put the gaskets and stuff from the rebuild kit my buddy got to finish it and then try a start up. Worse case scenario .. I find a BB1 and install it.
  3. Thanks so much Frank. That makes a lot more sense now. Actually turning a new one from a 4" section of brass tubing. Since the pipe broke off pretty much flush with the threaded flat plate in tact, I'm making the new assembly so it slides into the original hole in the center. I'll post some pics after i do some of the milling today.
  4. Working on a Carter DRT-08 for a buddy's 31 CJ and am planning to make a new standpipe for it. Once we got the debree cleaned out from the old pipe, which was trash as usually found, there was a spring wound inside the brass sleeve shown. Should this be out of the sleeve and move to help raise the choke assembly in place when the choke is active or should it actually be inside the small brass sleeve, which I still have to get loose from the old pipe? I'm not sure of the purpose of the small spring and plate shown either. I know where it goes and it looks like it should move the sleeve when it's in place, but there nothing inside the pipe to keep it from just sliding up/down free.
  5. Come Spring of 2011 my 1929 Model A Handyman Huckster will be for sale. I say Spring because right now it's in Winter storage and un-accessible. It was a labor of love for 6 years to build and another 3 to show but now my body doesn't allow me to take her out and enjoy her as much as I'd like because of spine and joint deterioration. She's been on Ford's 100th. Anniversary website, MAFCA's Restorer Magazine, Sear's tool catalog (I used and show vintage Craftsman tools at shows), The Woodsmith Shop TV show, The York On Wheels car shows (It took 1st' place in 2010), many local newspapers and was on display at York's Industrial and Agricultural Museum too. It has 2 different beds to use. The first was a market type flatbed used when we took it to the Apple Harvest festivals while I was working on the second bed. The second is a pair of tool boxes I loaded with antique and period tools when she was at later shows. The chassis and drive train is original 1929 Model A Ford except for a pair of tube shocks I installed when the tools I loaded became quite heavy. I'm hoping to get a minimum of $12,500 for her.
  6. W-e-l-l-l-l-l-l...I was born at home but rumor has it I was conceived in the back of my Dad's 37 Chevy convert. ;-)
  7. Unfortunately the only one I ever got to buy because of health problems. It's my 1929 Model A Huckster. It wasn't even what prompted me to stop but turned out to be an addition to the purchase of a 1930 truck that was along the road that caught my eye. It was just a chassis but was in better condition than the 'complete' truck sitting along the road. When I told the seller I was going to try to restore the truck as best I could...he gave me the chassis for another $100! It took me 6 years to get it like this but I've had a ball and wouldn't trade the experience for a million bucks. Now I use it to try to expand the car hobby as well as my tool collecting hobby.
  8. Anybody seen Herb? Nup...not since he said he was going to lean back and put his feet up on the crate over there.....
  9. A definite no brainer... 1968 Austin America 1980 Mazda GLC (Great Little Car....RIGHT) 1970 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy...(right after first Winter in it) 1987 Subaru GL10 XT...#@*&%#!!!!
  10. The list is posted on my office wall...with pictures...as a reminder: 1958 Morris convert 1960 Morris hardtop 1961 Bug-eye Sprite (sebring version) 1962 Falcon Delux 1964 Jag XKE (this one really disturbs me) 1967 Mustang convert 1983 RX7 Scuse me whilst I kick my own butt...again!
  11. Speaking of the new electronics and Leno...has anyone seen the "New Motor" clip on Leno's site? The 3D scanner and attached 'printer' looks like it will be great for the restoration community in the future.
  12. The 'black boxes' in the computer controlled cars of the 80', 90's and even up to our time period are all encased in material that pretty much negates getting to the componments to do such repairs. Even if we could, the LSI (large scale integration) of the parts keeps us from knowing what individual components make up any given module on the circuit boards. Individual components like resistors, capacitors and the like are getting few and far between also because of the LSI technology. Without knowing it the car manufacturers may have made it easier for our government to 'do away' with collectible vehicles so that the only ones restorable will be the generations with basic ignition systems and electrical circuits. How sad that would be.
  13. Thought I'd share this picture with all since it has been replaced with a Turkey Hill market that was built to resemble an old service station. Just not the same as the old Lincoln Highway Garage (York, Pa.). Owned and operated for the last 20+ years by Lynn Haines. For those familiar with the shoehouse visable along the stretch of Rt. 30 bypass around the Hellam exit, this was his grandson. Lynn's Grandad was big in the shoe business back in the late 1800's to 1900's. The shoehouse was built to give a unique experience to newly-weds. It's a tourist attraction as well as an ice cream stop in the summer and warmer months. In back of the window under the longest visable set of striped awnings was Lynn's Rickenbacker. I'm not sure anymore but think it was a 1926 vintage...correct me if you're more familiar. Before he pumped his final gallon of fuel, washed his last windshield and checked a customers oil (YES..he still did this until the last day!) I had stopped to get some pictures of the Rickenbacker and the inside of the garage and just talk at bit. I had gone to school with Lynn for about 4 of my last years of high school.
  14. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It is a bicycle speedo </div></div> The top speed had me thinking 2 wheels of some sort. Any idea what time frame? 50's? Probably not for any specific bike either. Thanks anyway!
  15. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I followed the instructions for the removal of the thermometer from the motor meter, but have been unable to find a replacement thermometer. I would appreciate information from you (or from anyone else)as to where I can find the thermometer. The typical parts supply houses I have contacted do not stock them. </div></div> I had looked for about 5 years for replacement bulbs and just gave up and bought a new one. I even considered taking the bulb out of a new one and using it to replace the one in my original casting. I'd corner folks at shows and at the Hershey meet every year to no avail. Shame one of us here didn't snarf up about a hundred bulbs back in the 60's when it sounds like they were still out there.