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  1. Joe, The pieces are closer to 1.125" to 1.25" in thickness, slightly tapered. Certainly better than .75", in this case. Yes, we shall wait for Matt. Regards, Tom
  2. This years or next years show does not matter, the Lincoln needs to get fixed NOW. Not sure of the water pump's cover size, but I have a 4" diameter of 6061 grade of aluminum that is 1"+ in thickness that I am willing to donate to the cause.....in fact I will send two pieces to Joe so that he can have less stress than if he was just working with one piece. Let's get this project done !
  3. Matt, For the water pump parts: how about posting an ad in the "Parts Wanted" section? The CCCA section? The Lincoln section? The increase in exposure will be better for your chances.... Best of luck, Tom
  4. Gents, If you go back earlier, Whitney probably stole the inventions from Sylvester Roper, whom I consider the first American steam carriage builder. Roper should also also be credited for being the first American motorcycle builder. Carry on, history is rewritten every day.... Tom
  5. Ed, Thanks for the update, makes more sense now. Re: Nov. 26th is post number 19 on this thread. Next time you have a chance: measure the spring wire diameter for me. A few years ago I made a set for another forum member here. Took his non SC Auburn distributor and converted it to SC specs. Something I care not to do again, unless it involves a suitcase full of cash and a vacation from my family <grin>. How many genuine SC Auburns and Cords were made and remain?
  6. Ed, The photos show the distributor housing appearing to be deformed in shape, meaning "not perfectly round" as it should be. If so, did you reuse / attempt repair to / or replace the dropped housing? Also, the horseshoe shaped clip holding the cam appears not to be fully seated. The upright clip prongs should be much closer together. Easily corrected with more attention. Or outright replacement, as that clip is still available NOS. I never did get a reply from my earlier post dated November 26th, what was your analysis? Tom
  7. Ed, Neat project. Those advance weight's bores appear to be excessively worn, judging by the photos. Interested in seeing your fix for that, if that is the case... Myself, I have thought about boring them out and fitting them with oil-lite bushings. The trouble is that the true centerline is difficult to locate, due to the wallowed out bores. The rivets to the advance spring bracket appear to be different from each other. One appears almost flush in comparison to the other. Not sure if it is supposed to pivot or not. Can you investigate and satisfy my curiosity? You are correct with the quality comment of "middle of the road at best" of these distributors. Good luck, Tom
  8. Thanks Bill, I am not familiar with the process used on your tank....does Cord have body paint applied to it's exterior, similar to a TD? Do you think the treatment by Gas Tank Renu will ruin the original exterior paint on a TD? Tom
  9. Helping a friend getting his dormant '53 TD running again. Externally, his fuel tank is in an excellent patina state. He would prefer to not harm the original finish. So, is there anyone that can recommend a place of business that can safely rid of the scale and reseal the tank's interior? Thanks. Tom
  10. I wonder how many guys make receipts disappear, in order to rid of evidence that the spouse will never know about?
  11. Can anyone confirm if number 11 fits a '41 Packard 110 club coupe? Thanks!
  12. Might you have a set for a '41 Packard? Thanks, Tom
  13. Factory gauges? Not sure if your Thunderbird has it or not, but I suspect that the gauges CVR (constant voltage regulator) could be faulty. Use separate, but known working gauges, to test oil pressure and coolant temperature. This will allow you to compare it's results to the dash gauges (think process of elimination). Chances are you have multiple issues that need a disciplined approach to solving them one by one. Best of luck. Tom
  14. Combination of cables, levers, and gears? Attached to steering box or ??? Anyone have a drawing? Might be a cool idea for "shop wall art". Educate me, please.
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