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  1. LOL. They do a great job given that we're like a bunch of cats on crack, myself included (maybe even me especially). Go hug a moderator. They'll appreciate it and they've earned it.
  2. Not to derail the discussion, but the packing nut is SUPPOSED to leak. That's how it cools the shaft and the packing. If it isn't leaking--like a drop every 30-60 seconds or so--it's too tight and the packing is going to overheat from friction. Your owner's manual should reference it and give you an idea of what is normal.
  3. I was wondering where this thread went. WTF is it doing in the photo and video forum?
  4. I definitely did. It is I who must be confused--I could have sworn you commented on the pump system I rigged to do it. Sorry.
  5. What are your coolant temps going into the radiator and coming out? You should probably see about a 20-degree drop if the radiator is healthy (maybe a little less since it's primitive and the fan isn't all that efficient). But either way, there should be a significant and noticeable drop there. Understood that the metal temperatures will be hotter than the coolant--there's only so much thermal transfer that can happen given the surface area. But the idea is to stabilize the metal at operating temperature. A cooling system should be pulling out X amount of heat from the cast iron as
  6. Nobody's suggesting what you think they're suggesting, Morgan. Ed is helpful and knowledgeable and has helped me more than a few times and I"m far from the only one. His knowledge of things like this surpasses most hobbyists and many professionals, so don't dismiss him as just a guy with an axe to grind against Evans. As I mentioned earlier in this thread or maybe in your other thread, I'm successfully using Evans Coolant in my 1929 Cadillac--it does run hotter, there's no two ways about it. My car has a healthy cooling system so it didn't affect anything, but it is a mistake to lo
  7. I keep thinking I should start a "how not to ship your car" thread with all the awful photos I've taken of these rigs that show up to haul cars. It's not quite like those the third-world situations where a guy on a scooter is carrying a few sheets of drywall, but it's close...
  8. That engine is running much too hot. Something is wrong. Your radiator and/or cooling passages are probably partially blocked with rust and crud. Evans Coolant is not a solution or a fix for cars that run hot and will likely make it run even hotter because it is inferior to water as a thermal transfer medium. So while the coolant isn't boiling and it probably doesn't get steam pockets, it's not going to reject the heat as efficiently in the radiator, particularly an ancient radiator, and temperatures are only going to go up because the cooling system won't be able to stabilize. The temperature
  9. Dude buys a six-figure LS6 Chevelle and this is how he decides to ship it: Driver didn't know how to drive a manual transmission very well and after three attempts to get it up the ramps, he finally backed up and just rammed it up there (no photo because I switched to video at that point--it was much more exciting). I used to refuse to load cars when the transport was like this but I'm done saving grown men from themselves. It's too much work and they often think I'm trying to rip them off when I suggest alternatives. I'm sure that $300 he saved on shipping
  10. Up front, I'll tell you that this is easily the best car per dollar I've got in my showroom, and maybe one of the best low-priced cars I've ever seen. I acquired it from the estate of a local gentleman who treated this pretty Chevy as his pride and joy for nearly 20 years. It received a very high-quality frame-off restoration about eight years ago and subsequent to that it won a whole bunch of awards, including with the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America where it was a national first prize winner. The color is Olympic Blue and it's just stunning in person--dark blue with just a hint of aqua, an
  11. That Graham sure is pretty! As for the Buick in your post, it's local to me and had I not bought the '35 Lincoln it would be in my garage right now. If you're interested in a big Buick, you probably can't go wrong with that one (although it is not the same straight-8 as post-1936 cars).
  12. I grew up with Scotties, Morris and Nigel. They were great dogs, very tolerant of kids and always loyal, apparently quite smart, although Nigel and my father always seemed to be having a contest of wills. I think the dog won as often as not.
  13. I've heard all kinds of problems and solutions for hubcaps and I can't explain why this happens. When I install hubcaps, I put the car in the air and take all the weight off the wheels, THEN install the hubcaps. I honestly can't imagine the wheel is distorting sufficiently to make the hubcap fit poorly enough that it moves, but since I started doing it this way the problems with loose or wayward hubcaps and rotating hubcaps have vanished. I learned this trick from a fellow who was tired of losing hubcaps on his Continental Mark II, which are notorious for flinging hubcaps. Those ar
  14. 19- and 21-inch Model A wheels are also available as reproductions from the usual suppliers. They're expensive (about $450 each) but how much time and energy will you spend finding five good ones, sandblasting them, filling pits, checking for rust and making sure they're strong enough to use, repairing them for straightness, then painting them? Eventually the repros may seem like a bargain.
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