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  1. Tom, I am unable to find the article. Where can I find it? Thanks
  2. I recently reassembled the vacuum tanks for my convertible and was seeking some advice as to what lubricant to use in the tank. The plungers have a leather ring around them and the leather needs to be properly lubricated to keep the seal as the air is pushing or let out. After checking with John Murphy, I have received a couple of suggestions: Neatsfoot shoe oil (may have been originally used) and Marvel Mystery Oil. Its important that the leather be soaked with the lubricant so that the leather expands. If you have one that is dried/drying out, soak it over night before re- installing.
  3. Thanks. But, I must admit that I was a bit naïve when I started. Fortunately, I had some great help and tutelage.
  4. When I began the restoration of my '40 Continental convertible the car was a mess. The frame was badly corroded and weak. There also was a lot of corrosion in the panels. I bought a donor car (coupe) from John Murphy and drilled all of body-to-frame welds out of both cars. We cut the donor frame apart and used what we needed to make a solid frame. We also cut of the roof off the donor car and then went on to graft portions of the donor body panels to replace our corroded panels. After that, we rebuilt the car on the mended frame using many of the weld holes as a guide, along with a lot o
  5. I am assembling/installing a part of my Hot air heater and have a couple of questions. 1. At the cowl - how does the defrost cable connect to the air regulators and is the cable secured to the left metal defrost tube after it comes out of the firewall? A picture from left and right would be really helpful. 2. Once the defrost tubes are center mounted and run into the firewall, are they secured inside in any way to keep them in place? 3. Regarding the heater port inside the cab: Is a gasket used when mounting the interior heater vent? 4. I ha
  6. I am looking for a '37-38 Terraplane steering wheel in repairable condition and with a horn button. Thanks Mike Markin 715-829-7733
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