JohnD1956

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  1. JohnD1956

    1958 Caballero

    This stage must be very exciting! It feels like you are just moments away from finishing it up!
  2. JohnD1956

    Garnet Red 57 Roadmaster 75

    Those damn fine splines!
  3. I imagine there is nothing one can do to prevent this. But it may help to think that in the future, not many will be motivated enough to actually order up a Uber vehicle, because no one will have their own car, and venture into the real world to seek your resting place. As such they will probably search for your location via the internet, viewing it through the security cameras which will undoubtedly be everywhere ( including some places they aren't really needed) and once they find you they will activate an app to take the offending action. But it will be virtual piss, thus your resting place will remain unsoiled. 😁
  4. Must be an Airstream National Meet!
  5. JohnD1956

    1949 Buick Road Master model 70 starter issue?

    The yellow paint has probably exited the vehicle. Recommend making a white chalk mark on the distributor base below the #1 spark plug wire port. Then removing the distributor cap. Rotate the engine till the rotor is near the #1 sparkplug wire port. Then manually rotate the engine a small bit while checking for the timing mark in your window. This would be easier to do if you loosen all the plugs first. When you find the timing mark, repaint the line. White or yellow paint inside the groove will work.
  6. I was hoping for a 56R, a 2 dr Super. Oh well...
  7. Interesting that they do not show a Century in the tri tone. @Centurion do you know which series they plan to build because each model line has its own unique interior pattern
  8. Here are some in the 56 sales catalog.
  9. JohnD1956

    Garnet Red 57 Roadmaster 75

    Regarding my post last night, The section of the manual that I am referring to is 5-23, Assembly of Dynaflow Transmission From Major Parts and Units , sub section "g". It is page 209 in the 56 manual. It deals with the control valve which is on the bottom of the Valve and Servo body. This adjustment is made after the parking pawl is in, and two things are mentioned that may be relevant. In the few paragraphs before section "g" it is mentioned that there are two sized bolts for the valve body. 1/4 " with a final torque of 11-15 ft, and 5/16th bolts with a final torque of 15-20ft. In addition, there is one copper washer which goes on a specific bolt (#10) in the sequence. Incorrect assembly may result in binding of the control valve. I imagine the gear clicking you hear is the parking pawl just a tad out of adjustment. And a stuck control valve in drive may be why the trans was turning when you started the car.
  10. JohnD1956

    Garnet Red 57 Roadmaster 75

    If it's like the 56 there is a second adjustment of the linkage inside the transmission pan. I have never done it myself. But if I read it right, there are two levers that sit side by side, with a bolt at one end that allows them to be spread apart for a fine adjustment. IT sounds to me like maybe that bolt came undone if it's the same as the '56. This is on the side of the valve body so it may be accessible with just the cost of a trans pan gasket. However the speedometer moving with out the car going does sound like a second problem. Maybe someone pulled the drive shaft out of the housing to allow it to be moved around?
  11. But I would not put the grease since the pin makes intermittent contact. The thick grease may have the effect of preventing contact.
  12. In most cases I dont think its needed. Another option might be to use some small eyeglass screwdrivers to try and close the gap of the receptacles in the wiring portion of the switch so that the pins will be a tighter fit.
  13. JohnD1956

    Steering Wheel Repair

    When you say "paint" are you meaning color infused plastic like the original? Or a topcoat of colored paint?
  14. There is a cap that goes on the long pin of the switch. The long pin is the only one that should protrude through the plate with the wires. I don't have a picture of this cap but it is a flat cap in light blue color and it twists onto the exposed end of that long pin, holding the two pieces together and protecting the long pin from possibly shorting out on the metal inside door panel. This cap was used for at least a decade, and you should be able to find one on just about any GM car from the late 60's and I even found them on the back door window switchs of my '92 Wagon.
  15. JohnD1956

    BOD Candidates

    Thank you.