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1955 Caribbean interior
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Does anyone reproduce interior for a 1955 Caribbean

Posted on: 8/3 3:06:37
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1941 choke question
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My car has a stromberg aav26 carb when I first got the car the choke was seized up.I freed up the piston in the vacuum part of the choke and it worked for a short time.It stopped working several times and I tried to clean piston and cylinder but it keeps binding up.Maybe the cylinder is to badly damaged. I was wondering what other carbs use that choke?

Posted on: 4/18 1:22:29
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Re: 1941 carb and vacuum advance question
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I dont know why I did not throttle up the engine. I tried it today and there is vacuum there with engine throttle up.So the vacuum hole must be on the top of the throttle plate. I guess I was thinking of 60s and 70s cars when you pull off the hose for the vacuum advance there is vacuum there even at an idle.I put a small hose on the vacuum advance with distributor cap off and i can see the breaker plate move and it holds vacuum. Also checked the mechanical advance it moves and returns as it should.

Posted on: 3/26 13:40:46
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1941 carb and vacuum advance question
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I took the 41 for a test drive it went pretty well.the longer I drove it the better it seemed to run.I felt that possibly the timing was off do to bogging down when first accelerating.Today I checked to see if the vacuum advance was working it was not so I put a vacuum gauge on at the carb where the vacuum advance hooks up and there is no vacuum there.I checked and cleaned the elbow at the carb and also took the carb off and sprayed carb cleaner through the vacuum hole it was open.I put the carb back on still no vacuum. There is around 18 to 20 inches of vacuum at the intake.The carb is the correct aav 26 for the car.I thought maybe the throttle plates where open to far but they where only open a crack at idle.The engine idles very smooth so I dont think there is a vacuum leak.So why is there no vacuum? Also there is a plug at top rear of the intake if I put a vacuum line from there to the vacuum advance would that do the same job.

Posted on: 3/25 12:13:32
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Re: 1941 dash plastic
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thanks for the help.

Posted on: 3/24 1:19:25
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1941 dash plastic
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does anyone reproduce the dash plastic for a 1941 160

Posted on: 3/23 13:40:21
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Re: 1941 160 Gas tank question
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Got the fuel Tank back yesterday looks good and 100 dollars less than expected. While it was out I repaired and freed up the fuel sender.This weekend the car will go down the road for the first time in 63 years.

Posted on: 3/21 10:27:14
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Re: need 1941 160 hood center strip
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Thanks for the help I have located 1. I also found out that kanter has reproduction 1940 hood hinge strips incase anyone is looking for 1 of those

Posted on: 3/12 13:12:10
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need 1941 160 hood center strip
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Well still assembling the 1941 160.I have been able to make every part that I needed. But the hood strip that holds both sides of the hood together is missing.If anyone knows anyone who repros that part let me know.But if anyone can send measurements height length width and a picture of the end to show me how it should be bent would be great.Or if anyone knows who may have a used 1 for sale.If someone has 1 that is not useable and is willing to cut off 1 or 2 inches and send it to me I would be willing to buy that so I have some to measure

Posted on: 3/10 7:08:48
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Chrome cleaner
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I have a hood ornament that was not cleaned in 63 years and was black and yellow with tarnish.It laid in a garage since it was removed from the car in the mid 50s. I tried all the cleaners that I normally use nothing worked.Even tried laying rags soaked with vinegar on it for hours Still nothing.I tried this stuff called blue magic and in less than 1 hour the ornament shined about as good as it could without being rechromed . But I did try this on bumpers and the results where the same as any other cleaner.Maybe it just worked on that because of the type of tarnish that was on it.But you may want to try it if you have something with black and yellow Tarnish.

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