Larry Schramm

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  1. Larry Schramm

    Big find in the south of France

    Unfortunate so many were left with the windows down and not better protected.
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    Engine Analyzer for 6 volt systems...

    I have an portable Sears oscilloscope that works fine, but...to power it needs to be attached to a 12 volt power supply. I just hook the +&- leads to a 12 volt battery and it works fine. I can also see all of the spark traces for the engine on the scope.
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    The Grinch

    Let me tell you those were anything but "Free". They were work related vehicles. I usually drove about 1,000 miles a week contacting dealers, talking to customers, and a myriad of other assorted tasks. I was also responsible to report quality issues. Usually spent a couple of days a week in a hotel while being gone from home for work. Being a rep in those days was anything but a 40 hour week.
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    Charging the breakaway battery?

    Here is one that does both 6V & 12V. http://products.batterytender.com/Chargers/Battery-Tender-4-Amp-Power-Tender-Selectable.html
  5. Completely different engines. Only similarity is they are both two cylinders.
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    The Grinch

    Lost count of the number of those cars that I drove. I drove probably 12-15 of those cars a year for over a dozen years in the 80's and into the 90's. At that time we would drive them a little over 3,000 miles, turn them in and get a new one.
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    Broken Rocker

    Got it welded today. Maybe Alex will post a picture of the weld job.
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    New Group

    Link?
  9. Larry Schramm

    Anyone have a 1956 Buick Roadmaster exhaust diagram?

    I just missed it. Been reading too much lately.
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    Anyone have a 1956 Buick Roadmaster exhaust diagram?

    Interesting, the extensions are different part numbers.
  11. Larry Schramm

    The Grinch

    Now there doing that.
  12. Larry Schramm

    My clubhouse construction

    This year it seemed that we had a 2 weeks of spring and maybe 2 weeks of fall. Just went from winter to summer and then summer to winter. Here in Detroit I think I heard the weatherman say that we have been running about 10 degrees below normal this fall.
  13. Can you post a picture?
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    The Grinch

    Paid the house off last September.
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    The Grinch

    Here is some interesting reading on retirement account balances. I agree on not buying a $50K+ truck. Too big of a hit on my retirement funds. https://www.fool.com/retirement/general/2016/03/26/heres-what-the-average-baby-boomer-has-saved-for-r.aspx
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    Anyone have a 1956 Buick Roadmaster exhaust diagram?

    You might try Waldrons Exhaust in Centerville, MI. http://www.waldronexhaust.com/
  17. 1917 & 18 Buick 4 cylinders had removeable heads.
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    Vacuum Pump Fuel Shutoff

    It looks very similar to a standard radiator drain valve. I would go to Home Depot and see if they have one with the correct thread size. Like this? https://www.homedepot.com/s/1%2F4%20inch%20drain%20valve?NCNI-5 The local hardware store probably has one also unless you just must have the exact replacement.
  19. What does it look like below the boss where the threads are?
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    Spam 🥧?

    Just step up and buy a good supply for yourself if you need some. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_4?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=spam&sprefix=spam%2Caps%2C849&crid=121GRJZB2RLRB Also, if you want to slice it pretty. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_5?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=spam+slicer&sprefix=spam+%2Caps%2C312&crid=I5DZ3PIV0YDE
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    The Grinch

    Having worked for GM for 36 years on multiple staffs, I could tell you a lot of stories why GM is now the size it is now. Will not say here, but if you catch me in person I can tell you some of them then. When the passion for the product is not in the hear of the management and employees, sales suffer. The car business like any other business is if it is just about the numbers, sales eventually fall. Just look at Kmart & Sears. Sears had all of the tools to challenge Amazon with their old catalogue database and fulfillment/ distribution centers and they threw it away.
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    Torque ball leather

    If leather lasted 100 years, why change? I doubt that you will outlive a new piece of leather.
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    Ethanol damage after 4-1/2 years

    If my memory is correct, the engine temperature sensor only needs to send a signal of temperature between -40F and +265 F and the computer considers the sensor good. The computer will only flag a bad temp sensor if the circuit to the sensor wire is shorted to ground or open.
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    1940 Buick Super Restoration

    Look here for answers to your question on steering lubes.
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    1921 Touring steering question

    I second Terry's use of corn head grease. When the gear is being turned the grease becomes more fluid/ liquid. When it is not being used/car sitting the grease stiffens up and does not leak out of the gear. If you use regular grease, with use, the grease will migrate away from the moving parts in the gear and will not keep the parts that rub against each other lubricated. That is why the corn head grease is so good. As for still binding, you are probably right that there is still some crud in the gear. The crud could cause premature wear of the moving parts. You should be sure the gear is real clean and then reassemble with the new grease.