jan arnett (2)

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  1. Might I suggest you do two things. Join the Durant club and there is a Durant section on this forum which has people with Stars.
  2. One great job which I will be using it in the summer.
  3. great job. I have to do a 1923 Moon this summer and this was great.
  4. Have them video the following. Ask them to start it up and look at the tail pipe for smoke. Ask them to pull the dip stick and look for a creamy appearance indicating water. Open the radiator cap and look for bubbles. Pull the brake drums and check the shoes and drums. Have fun and learn how to work on it. Jan
  5. Chris as Phil said send the whole thing out to be dip stripped including the fenders. It is the only way you will get into the nooks and crannies. Make sure the metal is thoroughly neutralized. Be ready to prime (epoxy) the body as soon as you get it back then you can take your time with body work. Jan
  6. If you do electrolysis you can also use a childs wading pool,
  7. Did you notice that there are two 1927 Olds in the for sale forum.
  8. Try electrolysis using a 55 gal drum.
  9. If you can not find the specific owners manual try a Dykes manual that covers that year.
  10. Very nice car. With side mounts and a golf door I am going to guess not a lot were built. It looks like someone has done some work in the seat area. What has been said is excellent advice. You need a owners manual which shows grease points. Take each grease point and remove the fitting and remove the old grease. Get a grease gun that fits your fittings. This will do two things. It will get the car ready to run and you will learn a lot about your car. Make sure you drain the old gas and you will probably want to add a fuel filter to catch the crud and eventually clean and seal the fuel tank. Take your ground strap loose from the frame and clean both the frame and strap until there is no paint or rust. Clean and set your points, spark plugs and wires. ENJOY. I believe there is an OLDs club that you should. Check FB to see if there is a FB club. If you can't find manuals contact the AACA Library and see what the have. Put McMaster Carr and Grainger in you directory for screw and bolts and Restoration Supply. Remember that Model T & A suppliers have items which may be able to be used on your car.
  11. Try Model A and Model T suppliers (Langs, MAC) or anyone in the UK for an electric wiper motor.
  12. The dollar store has a great cleaner that works great in a spray bottle but nothing beats oven cleaner.
  13. I assume any car pulled out of a barn or garage was left there for a reason which was usually mechanical and a Model T was no different. There are so many T's out there that finding someone to assist you is not a problem. Driving a Model T is different from all other cars in the transmission. Find some one who has one and is willing to let you take a test drive before you by one. If the one you are looking at has a Ruckstal and rocky mountain brakes they are nice accessories but not necessary. People buy Model T's as they look and sound like antique cars for a reasonable price and are fun.
  14. Have you tried steaming your own.
  15. nothing ventured nothing gained. If you are not going to use it then you have nothing to lose by trying to rebuild yourself.
  16. Thanks Tom. I called them and they said bring it down. I am going to get the frame powder coated and then take the glass and frame to them, Jan
  17. If you are doing it to see if it can be done then go for it else fix the problem. Cont. parts are available as they made many different engines as has been pointed out. I have two cars with continential engines and several Durant blocks in the garage and converting them to electric oil pumps would be a challenge. Model T have had oil pumps added to them but they are a different design. If you want to see how model T's have oil pumps you might try the T forums or speedster forums.