mikewest

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  1. 48 minutes ago, alsfarms said:

    Have you had your tank up and running on pressure?  I am concerned about getting a good seal with pipe threads.  I don't want to need  a wrench to tighten the lid enough to hold air pressure.  I am thinking of fine straight threads and a gasket surface, with gasket, so I can go hand tight.  What are your thoughts?

    Al

     

    48 minutes ago, alsfarms said:

    Have you had your tank up and running on pressure?  I am concerned about getting a good seal with pipe threads.  I don't want to need  a wrench to tighten the lid enough to hold air pressure.  I am thinking of fine straight threads and a gasket surface, with gasket, so I can go hand tight.  What are your thoughts?

    Al

    My thoughts are you overthink too many things. Its a old car... not heart surgery. Ive had several tanks (model T ford speedsters ) with pressurized tanks . I put some pipe dope on the threads and tighten it up. Done and fine.....

     

     

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  2. 23 hours ago, alsfarms said:

    The need for this rear end would be someone that is building a speedster, wants an early style (not a '57 Chev.) and is willing to jump through the hoops to install all the guts from a modern rear end being able to choose the gear ratio.  This conversion is lots of effort and not many fellows are willing to do that kind of work any more.  Are we simply getting lazy or old?

    That's great news.


  3. Selling this clean coilbox . It has a stamped date on the back 1911.(see pictures) The switch works smooth , the case is in nice condition and the brass is all good. All Ive done to it is wipe it down with Lemon Pledge... Still has the paper label under top. Price $300.00 and you pay the shipping. It wll fit in a Large  USPS Flat Rate box. I think they are under $20.00 .

    The last thre pictures are of a different coilbox with good switch Ill sell for $125.00 .Its a KOKOMO box I think.... But can check if any interest. Mike West 585 738 1541  or email mawest729@gmail.com

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  4. On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 1:33 PM, 147 Franklin Airman said:

    Thanks Paul, I thought as much but thought I would ask. Hope you had a great Christmas.

    Martin

    Martin I have a good supply of the Pontiac insert bearings that were used in the con rods if you need them.I think there is a Toyota application as well.

     

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  5. My intentions were not to upset anyone. The point I as trying to make is this guy has a once in a lifetime hoard of very interesting prewar cars and we are all lucky to see them in where they have set 6 0r 7 decades. We wants to sell them, is putting a asking price on them and is inviting offers. Im sure some of these cars can be bought for much less than the posted price.

    What I don't see is to publically beat him with a ugly stick  for his offerings. I look at cars on line everyday and a lot of them I think to my self "Good luck" or "He is nuts" but I don't jump on the machine and beat him publically.. I just forget.. Im sure Im wrong and your ideas are right. Just my opinion.... Have a great day . Mike

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  6. Put them on a street rod site and get them sold. I'm sure this upset someone , but who really cares? If you read between the lines, the seller is saying ...."Hey come take a look and make me a offer" I've sold a lot of cars that need complete restoration and I don't believe I've ever sold one to one of the armchair quarterbacks that sit on there ass all day at a keyboard chopping at almost every post like a butcher with a clever!  I really don't get it what enjoyment these responders get out of knocking  almost every post they read.  I sold a scarce  Franklin Town sedan  that I dragged out of a barn in Ohio that all the self proclaimed experts said was beyond restoration , to far gone to fix and all that BS. I put the car on EBAY at no reserve and guess what?, It had 10 bidders and went overseas to a guy that as thrilled to get it! I think the price was around $6500. I was happy and he was happy and all the armchair quarterbacks sat there rubbing their heads wondering what they didn't see.... 

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