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  1. The water was pouring out all of the way around the bottom seam. With the inserting of the box cutter into the space around the bottom edge I have gone too far to try to patch what was there. if that was even possible. I bought the O-rings and rubber cord from Grainger. They have a store near my shop. I will get some diesel oil and try that instead of the Kroil. Will the stuff that dissolves aluminum oxide do any damage to the rest of the water jacket? Thank you all for the suggestions and interest. Steve
  2. I have been using Kroil but it hasn't loosened anything yet.
  3. I haven't posted anything for a while so I thought I would post a progress report. I rebuilt the oil pump with a new gear from Mark Young to replace the pot metal one that had disintegrated into a thick paste. I cleaned the pan and repainted the inside with Glyptol and reinstalled it. After filling the crankcase with oil, I started the car for about 10 seconds and found that I had oil pressure in the lines but nothing registered on the oil gauge. I will have to deal with that later. I put the radiator back on the car which had been off since I bought the car. As I started to fill it with wate
  4. In 1963 California began issuing the black plate that everyone seems so enamored with???
  5. Stan Lucas of Lucas tires has several Dobles. He worked for Abner Doble in Oakland California when he was in high school.
  6. Mine has 27 louvers, too.
  7. Stan Lucas has tubes. I have bought from him recently. www.lucasclassictires.com
  8. Ned, Here are some photos of one made out of muffler pipe. I believe the original one was cast iron.
  9. Lynn C. Buxton also sold Stutz and Franklin automobiles. I have a 1926 Stutz sales brochure stamped with his name and dealership info and a 1929 Franklin with a plate saying sold by Lynn C. Buxton. Mark, I was looking at the photos that Ned posted and am wondering if the hotspot cross-over tube is the same on has car as would be on my 1927 Model F? It looks the same but is it the same size?
  10. Sacramento Union, Volume 188, Number 5, 5 March 1916 Willys-Overland Head to Visit Distributors J. W. Leavitt to Take Ten Per Cent of Factory’s Total Output. Harry T. Dunn, vice president of the Wlllys-Overland company, Toledo, 0., the second largest producing automobile factory in the world, arrived on the coast last Monday, is expected in this city by the local Overland organization this week. Dunn is now in San Francisco in consultation with the heads of J. W. Leavitt and company. Pacific coast distributors of Overland and Willys-Knight motor cars. Dunn, who combines nis off
  11. I guess I have a ways to go. Also, sports fans (which I am not) please note that 12th and Figueroa is now the Staples Center where the Lakers play and I don't think there is a 1620 Figueroa anymore. I think 1620 is under the Santa Monica Freeway.
  12. Yes, I think you're right.
  13. I have been working on my oil pump problem for the last few weeks and with a lot of helpful advice and a new gear from Mark Young I am almost done. The bolts at the back of the pan are hidden behind a cross-member. Mark said that I should remove the cross member. I was on my back under the car. The caps unbolted and came off easily but the cross member wouldn’t budge. I hit it with a rubber mallet to no avail. Finally, I got out from under and while looking at the engine from above I realized I could see the cross member peeking out just behind the engine splash apron. Using a tire iron press
  14. Here is a photo of my 1937 Pierce 1702 coupe. The gear shift is quite different from the Stearns.
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