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Everything posted by edinmass

  1. Never done it on a Marvel. You have to become your own fabricator and engineering department. You can also buy synthetic float material and sculpt it with a hot wire to cut it into shape. Others have done it this way......me, I’m a dinosaur, I like brass. Photos would help.....let’s see what your working with.
  2. Lots of good advice here.........it doesn’t take much dirt to make the carb leak. You mention the float has dope......so my guess is your running a cork float. Dope and sealer can make a float heavy and not push on the needle and seat well. Also, a float can bind on the hinge or drag on the side of the bowl. The tank has very little head pressure. So the carb will not leak if correctly set up. Problem is a 100 year old carb has a lot of chances to have been messed with in ways difficult to see or figure out. Don’t give up. Also understand that modern fuel is less dense and has a lo
  3. The originals still exist.........and yes........I have copies. I have never seen them anywhere else. When I die, call John Cislak and he will happily give them to you....he isn’t into literature.
  4. I hope your volunteering! Where do I send the bill! Stuff happens when you work on cars. It was in a Snap On vise, with Snap On aluminum jaws, and tightened as much as I dared and not damage it. Trying to tap out the pin on the shaft as gently as possible.......which I have done 100 times........and never had a problem. This one wasn’t moving, and I didn’t use any more effort than usual. I already found a good used casting.........the overnight shipping will cost more than the part............fact is, even with experience 70 year old parts fail, and things go wrong when servicing the
  5. Cars were built into trucks back in the teens and early 20’s.............and busses were built into cars. The trucks from WWI were the frame, transmission, sometimes the rear end or front end in the built up 66’s . It was a total mish mash. They also built trucks in the 20’s with sixes and later on eights. I have seen Pierce Arrow engines in Packard car chassis. Back in the day anything went. Over time the basis of many cars were redone taking two or three half breeds and building one of a more pure pile of parts. Wheels, bodies, rear ends, transmissions............whatever they could get to
  6. The joys of owning and restoring old cars...........
  7. I sold my AMG with 56k on the clock last week. Had good tires, everything worked, only needed two power window motors......look close, yup it’s a rag top. I took twenty five hundred for it. Fantastically fast, reliable, and terrible to work on. I had it five years and thirty thousand miles with nothing but a washer pump repair. It started to have a running problem........and no codes set. I thought it was time for it to go......and yes, I can fix modern cars also. I just didn’t want to deal with insane replacement parts.
  8. Have the distributor mostly apart.......and then, disaster struck...........the removable jaws in the vice slipped, while driving out the pin holding the drive lug on the shaft. It hit the floor.....actually taking a chunk out of the epoxy down to the concrete. The distributor housing did NOT survive. Now more work. Nothing is ever easy, and nothing ever goes as planned. I located another housing within a few hours. It will delay the project, and add to the cost.......hey, what’s new? The adventure continues.........photos tomorrow morning.
  9. In the case of the truck, it would be a 48..........they used the same transmissions.............it wasn’t all bolt up, and lots of fabrication was required, but ten times better than building from scratch.
  10. It's been done many times............no issues that I am aware of. It isn't for Pebble Beach........but if you like it, why not?
  11. Correct......I have the names somewhere, but just not at hand.
  12. During the summer, driving the 35 Auburn SC Speedster, coming off the line at a stop light while it was 95 degrees plus with a 106 feels like temperature our slick little speedster was becoming unhappy. Remember, at these temperatures ANY carburetor and fuel system is going to have issues. Well, when I got back to the shop I went through everything, and didn't find any issues. I attributed it to temperature and the super charger not liking the heat. Car ran fine at 2000 rpm, but just off idle it still wasn't happy. With other things to fix during the pandemic, I placed a post it note to take t
  13. Walt.........thats why our shop motto is............." Drive it like you stole it!" It makes for great stories. Sadly, many can't be told while current owners of the vehicles are still living. Yes, there are a very few who drive the cars the way they were designed. If you're not in danger of crashing, you are NOT driving the car. Of course, this refers to street racing type of machines. Do a four wheel slide in a 70 to 110 year old car.....two to three tons drifting...the stuff that adrenaline is made of.........smiles, fear, terror, hysterical laughter, eye watering, wind blowing
  14. I origionally listed this as Murphy........a more experienced eye suggested Judkins; which I am sure is correct....since he owns one! Thanks to my Sensei for putting me on the correct path! .
  15. I am NOT an early Pierce expert. That said, there are very, very few intact 66 horsepower cars.........most were converted into trucks........because they had three times the power of a 1920's built truck. I know nothing about the car in the photos......nothing. That said, in the early 70's I saw a bunch of Pick-Wick bus engines in a pile in someones shop. They are the commercial 20's version of a 66. All of them are cars now. How do you build an "all Pierce" 66? It was much easier than most realize. Take a WWI Pierce Arrow three ton truck, and build a car. You need to make new gears for the t
  16. Paul’s is top notch, and they do many of the cars on the lawn at Pebble. Also, they usually have a very reasonable turn around time. They have done three or four engine bearing sets for us in the last few years.
  17. Taking one look at that wind age tray and I have to say I wouldn’t modify it in any way. The downside is huge. Unless you put an excess pressure dump in one of the lines.......no easy task, and it’s not exactly clear from the photos how the front and rear drain back into the lower portion of the pan. Strange problem, and the only safe way to get pressure down is make the pump less efficient. Another not very good option.
  18. It’s owned by a friend, and currently for sale............I almost owned an identical car but a series 38, but I choked and waited two hours before pulling the trigger........I lost out.
  19. Not yet.........need to get faith in the tires......which I do not have yet.
  20. The set up looks quite good. On this particular engine, you don’t want anything too tight. We always try for perfection when cutting bearings.....that way we usually achieve excellence. In a one lung machine, it’s very forgiving. With today’s oil, I would build the entire thing on the far side of “loose”. Keeping everything square is important. As is making sure the rod is straight. I don’t know the status of your piston or bore......but in this application mass is probably your friend, and a cast iron piston is probably best. If making a new piston, a modern ring package will increase horsepo
  21. Fantastic car.......fantastic driver, unfortunately project cars are almost impossible to sell today.
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