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  1. Hello: I am looking for a Delco 652B dual point 1929- 1931 distributor. This was used on the 125 HP Lycoming 8 cyl motors that were marine verions of the Auburn car engines and used in the 21A and 25A Horace Dodge Boats. I own a handful of these motors and am working on tracking down a distributor or parts etc. Thanks for your help ahead of time Any literature of Delco Books that reference this would also be helpful. Picture of Dist Can Be Seen Here: http://www.thatoldboat.com/DodgeBoats/21-6-1931-MODEL-21A-HURRAH/i-tLm5PVk/A www.dodgeboats.com www.thatoldboat.com
  2. Long story short, I bought a 1925 Gardner 4 out of a guy's backyard a few years ago. It had been sitting in his yard for many years, and he told me it was in a guy's 'collection' for years before that. The car is rough, with most of the body missing. I dont have room for it at my place, but was able to stash it at my parent's extra garage. After pulling it off the trailer, I looked at the body (what's left of it) and the running board braces, and it appears the car was hit at some point. My guess is the body was damaged significantly enough that the old wood and metal was just removed, and possibly trashed. Looking at the rest of the car, it looks pretty good. Old, but looked mechanically sound. I think the car was in driving condition until it got into the wreck. So when I visited my parents I would go out and work on it a bit at a time, removing parts to take home with me for repair or cleaning. I checked the bottom end, and everything was tight, and even sort of clean. (I've seen '70s engines look a lot worse) With a little work, I got the engine to spin, all the valvetrain moved, had compression.. Hell, this thing will run! Rebuilt the carb, slapped the oil pan back on, new plug wires, a bit of hot wiring, etc, and I had a cranking engine. Then the little Lycoming 4 started! Had not run in at least 40years. I had a bit of tweaking to do on the carb, and just figuring out the timing setting it liked, so the day after Christmas I went back out to play with it. Hooked up the freshly charged Optima, pulled the choke, gave it a bit of throttle, and hit the starter. She fired right up, and as I fumbled with the timing and throttle, she sputtered and died. Hit the starter...Nothing. Hit it a few more times, nothing.. Looked over the engine and saw a bit of smoke flowing through the air. I pulled the battery, switched sides on the hood, and found this: The fun is over! The end cover of the starter shattered when the armature slammed back. Another case of brittle antique pot metal. Anyone know how to prolong pot metal's life? I have several pieces on my 1926 Gardner that have basically turned to crackers. You can break them with your fingers. This is going to be a huge problem for our hobby. Looks like I will be modeling the piece and having it cnc'd
  3. Can anyone help me to identify this engine? looks to me like a Lycoming...But is on a MOON Car...Is that Possible? Did ever Moon use this engine? Thank you in advance Fred
  4. Pair of 1936-7 Cord (Lycoming FB) heads, Used, excellent condition $300, Steve 916 3376230