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  1. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do I add sniffing the dipstick to the routine of weekly maintenance before taking my '69 out for it's weekend drive? </div></div> I do! You'd certainly want to if you find yourself with a rising oil level as I did in my Buick, but since oil retention isn't exactly a British speciality (and rising levels can therefore be offset) I'd watch for any kind of oil contamination routinely. </div></div> I'll ignor the reference to British specialties . Keep in mind also that oil and gasoline mix together rather well and initially becoming aware of any gasoline leaking into the crankcase may well only be indicated by a rising dipstickk indication.
  2. The statement was made that people drive too fast and that's supported by statistics. To which I asked, what statistics: <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just go out in your car/truck any day and drive the speed limit and see how many people FLY by you. Just the other day I had a guy right up on the bumper of my station wagon trying to get me to go over the 15 M.P.H. speed limit in a school zone. When we got to the end of it he flew around me in the left-hand turn lane. Oh how I wish there had been an officer there that day to see how he drove. </div></div> The point being offered here does not prove people drive too fast. All it does is show anecdotal evidence that some people are jerks, and that some people drive above the posted speed limit. In my history, there's a major difference in driving on highways vs two-laners. Many highways have artifichally low (IMHO) speed limits and as a result the vast majority of drivers go faster than the posted limits. I go with the flow. I am passed by others and I pass others myself.
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  4. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">NJ law says historic cars must have a historic QQ tag displayed from the REAR of the car ( this info is right from there website) but they sent me a pair and everytime I go to a show the classics have tags frt & rear in nj. Anybody have any insight into this. </div></div> I only learned about this a few months ago and have found that many classic car owners don't know the actual law regarding these tags. In 1999, NJ changed the law regarding front license plates on antique cars. The law now makes use of the front plate as optional . Here's the applicable law (see last sentance of statute): TITLE 39 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATION 39:3-27.4. Historic motor vehicles; registration, license plates, display 2.Any owner of an historic motor vehicle who is a resident of this State may register such motor vehicle under the provisions of this act. Application for registering an historic vehicle shall be on forms prescribed by the director. Upon proper application and payment of the prescribed fee, the director shall issue a special nonconventional registration and special license plate for each historic motor vehicle registered in this State. Such registration and license plate shall be valid during the period of time that the vehicle is owned by the registrant. The fee for such registration and license plate shall be $25.00. The license plate shall bear the word "historic" and shall be of such design and colors as the director may determine. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S.39:3-33 or any other law to the contrary, an owner of a vehicle registered as an historic vehicle , or any vehicle manufactured before 1945, shall not be required to display more than one special license plate issued for that vehicle, which plate shall be displayed on the rear of the vehicle. L.1964,c.195,s.2; amended 1999, c.305. Cheers, Bill Sohl AACA VTR
  5. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Statistics also prove that people drive too fast! </div></div> What statistics? Who's statistics? Bill Sohl
  6. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks to our webmaster, Peter, we are offering a new feature on the legislative page. Check the "state sites" section for links to each of the 50 states legislative pages. These will enable you to track and respond to legislation affecting our hobby. Check it out! Terry </div></div> Question: Does this feature still exist? If so, I can't seem to find it on the Legislative pages of the AACA home site. Bill Sohl
  7. Fuel in the crankcase is "probably" the result of a bad fuel pump. The fuel pump on the TR-6 is found on the driver side (in the USA) of the engine block towards the rear of the block. The fuel pump has a cam follower which drives the pump. The fuel pump has an internal diagphram which, if it breaks, can leak gasoline into the engine crankcase via the cam follower opening. If that is the case, you will also probably see fuel leaking directly from the fuel pump itself. Also, depending on how much fuel is in the fuel tank, if the pump diaghram is leaking, gasoline can still possibly leak into the crankcase while the engine is not even running. That's not a good thing. Be careful. Cheers , Bill Sohl
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