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  1. First thought is don't but it you do you will have to install it at the fuel tank and get one that is adjustable way down in pressure. Jan
  2. You are 100% correct. The English Star looks nothing like the Durant Star. Jan
  3. If gas is being sucked through the vac. line then the engine will run very rich and you will have very little vac to the tank. I have seen this happen once in 40 years and when I removed the line from the intake manifold gas ran out. You are correct it can happen. Have a nice day. Jan
  4. I provided the article on the Durant web site and I have worked with cars that have vac. tanks for the last 40 years and find them extremely reliable. Just take your time and only do one thing at a time and you will find that they are easy to work on. I am not sure what the temp. of the vac line has to do with the tank. Have a nice day. Jan
  5. Andrew: You did not mention what year you have but a 1923 has the vac. tank mounted on the engine. You should move this to the Dodge Forum for more exposure but maybe I can help you. There are several things can cause a engine to stall or sputter when hot. There is a tube between the carb and exhaust manifold that must be in place. A second potential problem is a weak condensor that breaks down when it is hot. Make sure you do not have a crack in the distributor cap or a carbon trail. If you valves are set to tight when then get hot they will not seat and cause backfireing and a lack of
  6. The rugby would have the same crank as a Star. It is esentially a rebadged Star. Jan
  7. Thanks Bob. I sent you my address. Fornately I didn't have any of my Moon parts in the barn. Jan
  8. When we had the last set of tornado's and floods I lost a lot of car parts. One of the items it seems that I lost is the shaft that the clutch pedal fits on. Does anyone have one they want to sell that fits a 1923 dodge. Thanks Jan
  9. I believe the one with the four keyways is newer. I have a locking fatman steering wheel on my 1916 Model t and according to my lit on the T they went to multiple keyways as a way of giving drivers the option. I would be interested in you steering wheel for my 23 screenside when you do sell. Have a nice day. Jan
  10. Tony: If you go to the Dodge Forum your problem has been discussed several times. Your two earlier comments are very good and let me add a couple. I have five cars with vac. tanks on them and they all work well when you understand what the vac. tank does and what problems you can have with them. They are not fuel pumps and when you replace them with a fuel pump you can create problems. A vac tank is a holding tank in which fuel is drawn into the tank using the vac. from the engine. It delivers fuel by gravity to the carb. and when you replace it with a fuel pump you will usually overwhelm
  11. Tony: I had a tornado go through and destroy two of my barns which had cars and parts in them. The river rose and I lost most of my parts and I am trying to recover from it and dry everything out. Right now we are going through the mud and seeing what we can recover. Send me an email to Modelt1916@yahoo.com. Jan
  12. May be I can help. I have spent the last four weeks fighting the rising waters which has flooded my barn and caused me to lose a lot of parts. Lets see if we can solve your problem. Lets think about how an old car with a vac system works and where the problems occur. Starting at the back of the car you have a fuel tank. The first problem you can have is rust and gunk coming out of the tank. You mentioned a fuel filter which should be installed between the tank and the vac tank not between the vac. tank and the carb. The second problem can be a perforated line in the tank due to water rus
  13. Tony: Nothing came through. Try again and I can send you a picture. That is the only piece of floor board trim I have. Thanks Jan canspam-modelt1916@yahoo.com
  14. Bob: You have to reinstall the spokes by making them look like a teepee and then forcing them into the holes. I do it several ways. The easiest is to put a styrofoam cup in the middle ant arrainge the spokes with the tennons fitting in the hole and the center setting on the cup. You need to then use a bottle jack or bumper jack or long threaded rod to push the spokes in all at one time. The easist way is to lay all this on a 5/8 sheet of plywood that you have drilled a hole in. put the cup over the hole and run a long threaded rod through the hole and put a large nut on the bottem with a
  15. Tony: I have left my old company and did not get my address changed. I have the floor part you need. Send me a PM. Thanks Jan
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