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  1. If a prior owner installed a kill switch, they may have also installed a master fuse somewhere in the wiring loom.
  2. No. Briggs and Murray built other body styles too. For example, Briggs built the taxi cabs, the deluxe pickup, the town car delivery and others. Both Briggs and Murray built the Victoria bodies. The list goes on.
  3. There's a seal on ebay with this part number: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-1954-Pontiac-All-Models-Rear-Axle-Oil-Seal-C412111R/333722699829?hash=item4db36c4835:g:ChUAAOSwRVRearTC
  4. It's $4.99 a month. I predict that within 10 years, this is how we're going to get all our TV. Everything is going to be streamed- no more regularly scheduled programming on TV networks.
  5. I've freed a stuck clutch by jacking the rear tires off the ground and supporting the car really well. Put the tranny in gear and start the engine. Push in the clutch and rev it up to get some momentum in the driveline, then hit the brakes hard while still holding the clutch pedal down!
  6. Love it! We used to play Buzzword Bingo during the endless conference calls we had where I worked. Some off us would create sheets with the buzzwords in a grid, and if anyone said it, you x'ed the box. When you got five in a row, Bingo!
  7. The old logo has an air of strength and confidence. The new logo looks weak and childish in my opinion.
  8. Pete O

    1903 Model A

    You might want to get in touch with the Early Ford Registry guys: Their forum is here: https://earlyfordregistry.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=3 This club is for 1903-1908 Fords.
  9. It was like that from brand new up to the time I traded it in with close to 100K miles.
  10. My first car was a '69 Falcon with the 200 cid six. It never used a drop of oil. I recently had a 2007 Lacrosse with the 3.8 v6. That used a quart every 1,000 miles. The Lacrosse called for a thinner oil than the Falcon for fuel economy purposes (less pumping losses moving a thin oil than a thick oil), and I suspect that's why it went through more oil.
  11. LOL! I was thinking the exact same thing. BTW, I love your tag line: Truth is not insulting. Reality is not an attack.
  12. I found another diagram in a Chilton's flat rate manual:
  13. According to an old Motor's manual I have, Lincolns used the Gemmer stearing gear, and this is the picture in the manual of the gear.
  14. According to Carlton Pate's book Early Ford Automobile Encyclopedia, the Model B came with 32" x 3 1/2" tires. That works out to a 25" rim (32-3.5-3.5), and your existing 810x90 mm tires work out to a 24.8" rim, which is close enough to 25" to confirm that 32 x 3 1/2 would fit your rims. But I can't find that size available in any of the usual suppliers. However, a 33"x4" tire also works out to a 25" rim size, and Universal and Lucas tire list this tire size as available.
  15. I had similar issues with my '51 Buick. It was a combination of things. First, the fuel in the bowl would percolate if the engine was hot, flooding it. So opening the throttle wide on hot start up (which btw, is in the Buick instruction manual for the car) cures that. Turns out the water jackets were clogged, and cleaning them made the engine run much cooler. Second, I found that when hot, the start motor would bind up. I had a spare starter that turned much more freely by hand, so I replaced the starter and now it turns over much faster. Third, I had good thick cables on the battery,
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