jackofalltrades70

1947 56C Project "Can't finish unless you start"

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14 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

That link is getting intercepted and diverted, Willie.

 

  Ben

I have no idea why since if you copy the address and paste into the address bar it works....anyhow get cork/rubber gasket material comes in 36 inch rolls.

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The pan is almost 38” long. I hate using the rolls of material because ya fight the damn thing to unravel and stay flat.  I pieced the end together so the timing chain cover is a separate gasket.  Interlocked the ends of the gasket to keep it from moving. A little gasket sealer to hold in place and help the gasket seal and it is installed!  Could not find any turquoise paint in the garage or local outfits, so for now is ford blue.?

 

Matt

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Well, she is back on the ground, full of fresh oil and runs like a Swiss watch!  Backed her out of the garage to sweep the floor and back in. No brakes yet. Need to bleed them as had the rear disconnected all winter.  Have all gears.  Happy man right now. ?

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New master cylinder I purchased at BCA meet in Allentown now installed and brakes are bled. Thanks to my son Kevin (he’s 13), for helping me bleed the brakes.  I managed to forget to turn the ignition off and ran the battery dead, so she is back on the charger.  Was a beautiful night and sure wished I could have took her for a ride before the monsoons start again tomorrow.

 

Matt

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Out for a ride last night to a Troop Appreciation Event and then to a Minor League ball game between the RailRiders(NY) and Syracuse team.  Was very hot and sun tried cooking us.  Then the clouds came and headed the convertible home before any showers caught me with the top down.  Drove

nice at 55mph on 81  North for 15 miles. No percolation of fuel. Happy with that.

 

Happy Memorial day to all,

 

Matt

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Before I went on vacation last week, I pulled the radiator and sent it to West York Radiator and Gas tank repair in York,Pa.  I had them re-core the radiator.  They repaired the top tank where it was dented also. Got back yesterday, radiator here today and installed back in the car.  Pulled a 170deg thermostat out that wasnt opening all the way and installed a 160.  Cooler running temp at idle. Hope I laid anothet gremlin to bed there.  

 

Also ordered a new set of Extra Wide White Radials from Diamondback for the girl.  With the 5/8” beauty bar, 3 3/4” wide white. Pictures of them when I get them.

 

 

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 Matt, I've been running Diamondbacks on my '41 and '56 Roadmasters for the last few years and have been very happy with them. Hope you get them on, and enjoy!

 Keith

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Reporting back.  WOW!  What a difference from the old bias ply tires to the Diamondback radials.  Ride was 100% better. Took small potholes and bumps in the road like they almost werent there.  Nice straight line down the road.  I definitely feel as though my money was VERY well spent!

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Weather changing and still so much rain!  Haven’t had the car out, but still working hard regardless. ?

15 years ago when I build the garage, i never taped and finished the sheetrock.  So, have been taking down shelves, re-organizing, mudding and painting my way around the garage.

It is amazing how much “stuff” we accumulate.  Been throwing out a lot of stuff that was out of date, or was for reference during my build and long forgotten about.  

Also, listed a few things for sale here and there.

 

Matt

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A little bit of automotive art to the walls. Will not be adding any shelves on the walls. Two garage cabinets along the side walls and the green caninets will be painted white later.

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So, haven’t reported anything in my convertible in awhile. Been driving the hell out of it.  

So, this Sunday, the 21st, is our AACA region meet and will have the car on the field for the first time this year.

 

All of the hydraulic cylinders and lines have been replaced, the valves rebuilt and a rebuilt Moraine pump.

 

So, yesterday, my son helped me mount the pump under the fender, I wired it up and tested function before filling with atf.

 

Filled with atf and cycled the top up, and back down.  HOW EXCITING!  Next was to try to see if the windows would work.  The drivers window cycled up about 1/4 of the travel, so I let it down and tried again.  The second time it went 1/2 way up.  So, I checked the reservoir and tried one more time and the top valve blew out the seal and drenched under the dash and the carpet.

 

Pulled out the carpet and took to the carwash to wash all of the atf out of the carpet.  Left outside in the sun all day to dry..

 

Will take out the valve to see what happened and see how much pressure the pump was pushing.  Supposedly, the pressure was set by the rebuilder, and the top worked well.  Hopefully is just a failure in the valve.

 

More to come

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22 minutes ago, jackofalltrades70 said:

So, haven’t reported anything in my convertible in awhile. Been driving the hell out of it.  

So, this Sunday, the 21st, is our AACA region meet and will have the car on the field for the first time this year.

 

All of the hydraulic cylinders and lines have been replaced, the valves rebuilt and a rebuilt Moraine pump.

 

So, yesterday, my son helped me mount the pump under the fender, I wired it up and tested function before filling with atf.

 

Filled with atf and cycled the top up, and back down.  HOW EXCITING!  Next was to try to see if the windows would work.  The drivers window cycled up about 1/4 of the travel, so I let it down and tried again.  The second time it went 1/2 way up.  So, I checked the reservoir and tried one more time and the top valve blew out the seal and drenched under the dash and the carpet.

 

Pulled out the carpet and took to the carwash to wash all of the atf out of the carpet.  Left outside in the sun all day to dry..

 

Will take out the valve to see what happened and see how much pressure the pump was pushing.  Supposedly, the pressure was set by the rebuilder, and the top worked well.  Hopefully is just a failure in the valve.

 

More to come

You'll figure it out, no doubt.

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Was revising my pictures and this one definitely has to go in this thread.  

 

This, my friends, is what it is all about for me.  Owning a 40’s Buick convertible is like nothing else.  My wife’s expression says it all.

 

Matt

 

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