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  1. “He who dies with the most toys wins.” has been attributed to Malcolm Forbes, intimeold
  2. American Austin , Around 1930, looking at the hood louvers intimeold
  3. I have read this post and I am confused about the strategy. I also know the Kaiser engine and transmission history. You have a really nice car; maybe I am missing something, I don't know. By putting any V-8 in a 1949 Kaiser; is certainly going to change the balance of the car. When I say balance, I am using a broad term. The Engine change would alter the car, and it would be a modified. In some shows it would have to be put in a modified class. The picture of the car, you referenced, in Hemmings; is a modified car. Not only has the engine been changed; but it surely looks more modern, by the way it sets. So probably, brakes, suspension, and other systems were altered. If you are looking to be classified as modified, sure do the change. Oh sure we have built street rods, and many other types of cars, for our own use and customers; but they ended up with a modified car. I guess, I saying your car is too nice to go through that. Then selling it, as a modified all the "original", buyers would be turned off. Maybe do a bit more research before; jumping off the edge. intimeold
  4. Wait! What is that guy doing at the left rear wheel area? "We have a leak here"!
  5. I suppose this ruling is why most of us try to do as much of our own auto/truck repair.
  6. I have had a few Crosley's, and they all had a Borg/Warner T-92 transmission. But I haven't seen all years, of Crosleys That transmission pictured, is not a T-92 intimeold
  7. Well, That may explain why your number doesn't show up in the usual Indian charts. I had a couple of Verticals, but all had the original ignition. And Yes, the original magneto was junk. I'll mark that number down in my files, thank you for posting and finding this information. Do you have a GT-40? The most beautiful car ever made!
  8. That I should be a 1 (one) The closest to your number, that I have is 1GW4053 That 1GW4053 was used on Indian 2 cylinder motorcycles; and probably other engines as well Some applications on Indian Chiefs 1945-1953. Was also used on 741's, 841's, and 30.50's; maybe more. Plenty of these distributors around Can't find your 1GW4055
  9. The tool design, is for all modern transmissions, not brand specific. What does matter is the size (diameter) of the seal. With one hand hold the tool and with the other hand "work", the seal onto the tool. The seal will stay on the tool; and compress the rubber sealing surface, just a little. Remember, there is a spring in the seal lip; so the tool exerts a little pressure on the rubber and spring, to protect the seal from the splines on the tail-shaft during Assembly
  10. Definitely a seal driver/installer From the second picture, you can see that this tool is made to go over a shaft, such as the transmission tail shaft. The new seal would be placed on the driver, then slide the tool and seal over the transmission tail shaft, and finally with one good solid hit on the driver with a hammer, the seal would be installed to the proper depth in the transmission. Easy intimeold
  11. Yes, 1953 Chevy, I even remember, that color on a car I had
  12. Well, It put a smile on my face. I agree somebody had a good time doing this. motormart
  13. Does anybody have any information; on the condition of the occupants?
  14. Absolutely beautiful lines. It doesn't get any better that this.
  15. Yes a very interesting automobile. A friend had an SM, everything was great about the car; except the camshafts. He was told, that some camshafts had soft lobes. And of course everything was very expensive.
  16. This towing post, brings something out of my memory: I was about 16 years old; and someone gave me a 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe. The owner and his buddies decided to do a in-frame overhaul , rings, bearings, valve job. Well, they put it together and it would not get the engine to turn over. Then they got disgusted and let it set. The owner said I could have the car, if I wanted to learn to be a mechanic. They had the rods all mixed up. No damage to new bearings. put it together correctly and it was fine. But anyhow: Flat towing it home with a chain and pipe between the tow vehicle and the 53, something happened. My dad was towing me with a Chevy pick-up. I am in the 53. and all of a sudden, the car began to shake at about 50 mph. The left front wheel fell off. Oh my, too much excitement for this 16 year old. We got everything slowed down; and the finally stopped. We were able to find the wheel; of course this all was done under the cover of darkness. Just try any of that, today. The fines would cost a fortune. intimeold
  17. After an automatic transmission has been properly rebuilt; it is ready to go. It won't get better in time; it is now the best it will ever be. Assuming, the transmission rebuilder has properly taken it for a test drive; and confirmed everything is OK.
  18. I can speak to this post; as we have had 2 Subaru's, with their CVT. Wife has had 8 new model Subaru's, from the WRX to the Forester. The first Subaru for us was a 1998, 2.5 RS, the one patterned from the Rally cars; and the first CVT for us was a 2014 Subaru Forester.. I was skeptical, at first; but within minuets of driving that car; I was amazed. Quicker pickup from a stop (Yes, I said quicker), and the smoothness is unbelievable. And actually better fuel mileage; than her previous 2010 Forester with conventional automatic transmission. No issues of any kind. We lave a long driveway, out in the country, and Snow country. I never have to plow to get the Subaru out in the winter. I do put dedicated Winter tires on; because of the amount of snow we do get. but really those tires look a lot like All-Season tires anyway. Jump ahead to 2018. She bought a Subaru Crosstrek, loaded up with a lot of goodies and Subaru's Eyesight; and it has the CVT. Smaller engine than the Forester; but lighter car. This car is equally amazing, coming from a 4 year old car, the 2014. It is quicker than the 2014; though not a high performance car. The CVT is awesome. We live in a mountainous area, Allegheny Mountains of PA; hardly any flat land driving and she gets 34 mpg in the Winter. The Crosstrek is a smaller car, but very capable for camping or hauling sports equipment, etc. My advice to you is go to any dealer and take a long test ride in whatever Subaru model, that fits your lifestyle. And again, never had any mechanical problems, with any of those cars. intimeold
  19. Mark, Ok, Thanks for the update "Only when the clutch depressed" I saw this only once in my experiences, It was on a Plymouth Roadrunner ; and the clutch was replaced The replacement pressure plate, was somehow, made thicker or higher, or whatever. But when the replacement pressure plate was removed and a Chrysler part number pressure plate installed, the noise at fully depressed pedal went away. I am NOT saying that is your problem. But if the starter Bendix is somehow over size, It might somehow touch the pressure plate,flywheel. I don't know. But I would be matching "metal contact" marks up. If you had your original starter rebuild: Extra shimming or alignment should not be the problem. Assuming the bolts are tight. Again, match the metal to metal contact marks up! If there is a noise, there are marks on something. And then go ahead from there. intimeold
  20. Mark, I like your posts, I, glad I was able to help on the Seville From your picture, you have the inspection plate removed , not the flex plate; 2 different things 1. Did they actually remove the transmission, then the flex plate or flywheel? This is important to know this 2, Started bendix must be matched to the ring gear on the flywheel or flexplate Just to be sure we are on the same page, Do you have a standard transmission or automatic?
  21. Right, Mark, Don't get me wrong I do see your point. On the Seville, look back at the posts I am the one poster that was adamant, about checking the camshaft, early in the repair. I am glad you got it running to your satisfaction. I am coming from being a used car dealer, so consider my point: We never, or I should say, we tried to never put more money into a vehicle; than the vehicle was worth; or nobody wanted to buy. I'm not looking at a sentimental or a just to have vehicle; we look at it from a possible sale down the road, and how much we have in it. Just giving you another way to look a things. And to answer your question: Is the Chrysler 318 a good engine, Yes it is a great engine .
  22. MarkV, I would also stay away from this one. We don't see any uptick in value in this car at all, over the next years. They just had too many problems from the start. Maybe it runs good now; so just pay a "drivers" price for it and don't sink any money in it.