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    Tinkerer, and Fabricator

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  1. JACK M

    new owner to 1950 special deluxe

    Usually its because someone put the battery in backwards.
  2. JACK M

    What is your preferred degreasing technique?

    \ Sorry, I need the pressure washer once in awhile so have to turn the out door faucets on to use it. I like a steam cleaner, but they are expensive and I wouldn't use it that much.
  3. JACK M

    Aluminum Trim with Insert

    You can find that stuff in different sizes. I forget the name of the place in Portland where I used to get it for boats but I would bet a Google search would find you some. A light just came on, I think it was Trym-Tex or similar
  4. JACK M

    What is your preferred degreasing technique?

    I find that I have to occasionally 'unwinterize' the out side faucet during the winter. In my case it only takes a few minutes to go back and forth. My next place is going to have those frost proof faucets that drain out automatically when turned off.
  5. JACK M

    What is the story on this one..

    Obviously Bat related. I kinda like it.
  6. JACK M

    1917 Model T "Sears drivers training car"

    Ha, My neighbor had a speedster that he gave me a ride in once. He got confused and ran right into the car parked in front of where he wanted to park it. He should have taken this class. I declined the offer to give it a try.
  7. JACK M

    Gas Tank for sale

    I have seen a couple of Bentleys that had rusted out tanks, Might be related. I changed one of them out once but don't remember what the tank looked like.
  8. JACK M

    Ahrens fox decal set

    Sellers last visit was Dec 24th. You might try a PM. Those decals are cool.
  9. JACK M

    new owner to 1950 special deluxe

    Don't go to negative ground. Stuff will be problematic if you try to change from original positive ground. Not sure if there is a converter for 6v pos grnd to 12v neg grnd, but with the way electronics are these days you might get lucky. Another option would be to create a fully isolated system and charge that 12 volt battery once in awhile.
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    Hey Sac, I am going to forward this to my buddy with a 31. If you have a price area in mind could you PM me.
  11. JACK M

    DB and Ford

    I remember my dad telling me he lived on a hill in Seattle when he was young and did that reverse thing when the tank got low. 10-4 on the hill vs. mountain thing. NW vs. SE
  12. JACK M

    What It Is?

    I was thinking the same. Looks to be some planks laying around on the ground.
  13. JACK M

    new owner to 1950 special deluxe

    You cant really add a 12 volt system because the polarity will be conflictive. It appears that you will be taking things apart to replace core plugs. Not sure if its easier to take the tranny, bellhousing, clutch and flywheel. Or pull the engine. But you should take all of the core plugs out and give the water jackets a good cleaning.
  14. JACK M

    Looking for Work Shop/Out Building advice

    Our fifty year heavy ice and snow here in Oregon winter of 08-09. I realize that this is not much compared to some parts of the country, But the rain after the storm made it pretty heavy for these parts. My building survived. but I did have to replace a couple of plumbing vents that got sheared off as the ice slid. The scary part was the rainy days and freezing nights.
  15. JACK M

    1954 Dodge Royal Coupe with 9,872 miles

    I just reread your post. You refer to a steering rack, I think you probably mean something else as these cars didn't use a rack. You are trying to drop the oil pan so by now you have it loose but it wont come down. Therefor you need to take something else loose that will lower the steering parts so that the oil pan can come down. The castellated nut I will assume may be a ball joint type of tie rod end. You wont have to hold the shaft of those, they are a tapered shaft in a tapered hole that will be plenty tight in there. In fact you will most likely need what is called a pickle fork to get this apart. It is like it sounds, a fork like device that has two tapered teeth. You get a big hammer and drive the tapered ends between the two parts after the nut has been loosened. I am guessing that Auto Zone or the likes will rent or loan you a pickle fork. The only chassis that I have around here at the moment that I thought may resemble what you are working on is a 47 Chrysler and a quick look doesn't match what you are describing. I have looked in a couple of manuals and googled a bit and cannot find an illustration of that suspension and I don't want to confuse you any further with my guesses.