Dave Henderson

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  1. Dave Henderson

    1934 Nash Big 6 $4500

    It's a '35.
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    1936 Cord 810 Beverly

    And what I didn't see in the ad is that it is a more rare Armchair Beverly. Cord sedans including this one seem woefully under priced to me. I recall assisting Sid to obtain an early aluminum engine pan for it. Sid was the author of the ACD Club transmission manual.
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    Cord parts cars became such for good reasons, like major mechanical failures of the transmission being perhaps the most likely, then engine, then damage and rust to the body. Transmissions were of a weak original design, and the engines have paper thin heads and side walls, and are also prone to sometimes fatal internal rusting. Parts cars often have had the goodies already stripped off, sometimes to put another parts car back together. Accordingly, you might just end up with a hopelessly rusted hulk (that could look ok in pictures) with an engine and transmission in a pitiful state to boot. On the other hand, you might come out better by procuring an engine and trans alone for around the same money. Condition would be the major focal point in the transaction, and you wouldn't be saddled with all the leftover iron and tin. But you could bury yourself either way! Cord owners historically have accumulated spares, but that was mostly back in the day a generation or so ago when they were available, even in junkyards, and were inexpensive. Lots of salted away critical parts, especially tranny's, have long been used up. I copped a parts car back in the dark ages, 1952, for the princely sum of $45, and since it was running when wrecked, the drive line was in good condition. Slim to non existent chance to duplicate that today. I wish you good fortune in resolving your Cord dilemma.
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    What to do with beautiful original tires - 27 years old

    Earl, The oil used with R12 refrigerant is different than what is used with R134. I had concerns about that when I planned to convert my '93 LeSabre from 12 to 134, but found that even though it came with R12, GM was anticipating future changes to R134, so they put an oil acceptable to either refrigerants in the "93's. Prior to '93 GM may not have done that, so unless you can find out for sure if your '91 had the newer "universal" oil (compatible to both refrigerants), it seems it would be wise to do a complete oil change. Good luck, you found a cream puff!
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    What car is in this photo ?

    One thing that IS off is the location of the bumperettes. But Keiser's picture shows there is a bolt hole where the mystery car's ones are. It appears they could go in either place. Possibly they were relocated on the mystery car to make better access to the trunk. The rear window looks right, and If I strain I believe I see the fender's stamped lines.
  6. Dave Henderson

    ID on these two

    Those "whitewalls" on the Dodge aren't the tires. Some early postwar Mopars had white metal discs attached to the wheels, they are what is on the subject car.
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    What car is in this photo ?

    Looks like a '40 Plymouth to me. The B pillar is controversial. The picture is so bad that I can imagine it either vertical or angled. The gas cap (i'm guessing the bright spot is it) is in the right place, the tail lights too. The hood has some short trim on the side about where it is on '40 Plymouths.
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    Brake leak location

    For one-man bleeding, including if the bleeder nut is seized, pump up the brakes and push the pedal down with a stick braced against the seat. Crack the hose (or tubing at the rear) a partial turn open at the wheel cylinder or caliper, and close quickly. This may take doing several times. If the pressure isn't relieved by whatever amount you can make the turn then instead crack the upper end of the flex hose where it meets the rigid tubing. A bit messy but it has worked fine for me, have some old news papers underneath.
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    P.E. Erickson & Son, NY c.1915 Leaf Spring Lubricator

    This one is called "Lubroclamp", for use on leaf springs with covers. It's patent number dates it to 1936.
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    Hydraulic brake tubing

    Thanks to all for your views concerning the feasibility of using JB Weld to repair leaks in brake tubing. For stated reasons the idea had lots of appeal. The use of adhesives rather than welding to join metal body panels is now a reality, and that inspired me to consider taking that tack. Of course safety is the first concern, and thus another "bright idea" down the drain.
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    1931 Ford Model A

    Truth is, since it started life as a coupe and then had the rear portion rather crudely cut off to install the pickup bed it's now neither fish nor foul. It's a decimated fun Model A, and as such the price is likely out of reach.
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    Hydraulic brake tubing

    An area of the 3/16 OD brake tubing on my old '93 Buick beater has a pinhole about 1/32" in diameter due to a single rust pit. Replacing or sectioning the lines would be a difficult task due to the complex routing and lack of accessibility. It's even difficult to just follow the routing of an individual line. I am mulling over the possibility of using JB Weld for the repair. I went on line and found mostly negative comments about doing so, saying it wouldn't withstand the pressure, and that DOT 3 fluid would soften the material. Notwithstanding, today I read a generic repair article which said JB is good for 3,960 psi, which I believe exceeds the maximum pressure during even extreme braking by at least 2 to 1. However, that psi mentioned would apply to the compressive strength, I think. I don't have a spec for the tensile strength in regards to strength of the bond to the tubing, and don't know how to assess the possibly of it separating from it. As for the DOT3 fluid, If it in fact would soften the JB, I could change to silicon fluid, if that would work. I have made an inqury to the JB Weld maker but they have not responded. So, what do the experts think, would you do it, if so would it be necessary to change to silicon fluid? What are the pitfalls if any, is this an easy way out that would succeed? Your comments will be much appreciated!
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    Wire Wheel please help Identify

    What is the diameter where the tire bead seats and the width. Possibly Boranni
  14. Dave Henderson

    What is it?

    What the heck IS that radiator shell? Something somewhat obscure perhaps, like a '34 GMC truck.
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    Anyone got one?

    It's interesting that there actually were Model T town cars. Google for information and a picture of a '26.