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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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Want to thank everyone for your efforts. Levine did not respond to my email. Yes, I removed the old lenses and the dash looks a lot better. That said, I saw reproduction lenses, they were slightly domed and made the dash look spectacular! Unable, however, to get the source for the reproduction lenses.

Posted on: 2019/1/22 21:54
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Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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Does anyone have a source.for these lenses ? The original lenses, one for each number on the speedo and clock, are completely dried out and distorted. Have had no luck in in finding replacements..
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Posted on: 2019/1/13 22:34
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Re: Engine oil
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As always, thanks for your support. Glad to hear that 20 psi at hot idle is acceptable.

Posted on: 2015/6/26 20:45
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Engine oil
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Have a 1940 356 engine. Cruising speed oil pressure runs 40+lbs. At hot idle pressure drops to 20+ lbs. using straight 30 wt oil with 1 qt. Rislone to help keep passages clean (engine sat for many years). Want to go to 15-40 wt. with 1 qt Rislone to keep idle oil pressure up. Heard that the Shell Rotila sp? oil has extra additives which is good for these old engines. Can't get the Shell Rotila here but can get Castrol Tection Extra 15-40 wt. which also has the extra additives. Both these oils are used in diesel engines. I suppose this is a good thing as Diesal engine oil has to handle much harsher conditions that gasoline engines. Am I going in the right direction?
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Posted on: 2015/6/26 17:24
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Re: Loud mystery noise
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Thank you everyone for you thoughts. Noise has not come back. So I willl just continue to dive and if it returnes will look in the areas suggested.
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Posted on: 2015/6/25 21:56
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Re: Loud mystery noise
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Although this sound is straight forward, having hard time clearly describing. Tet me try again. The first time this happened, drove into the garage kept the engine running, the sound exactely tracked engine rpm's. Ran rpm's up and down after about 5 minutes the noise stopped. Continued to modulate throttle no more noise. To me this is behaving like a stuck lifter, but the sounds more like I missed second gear, it's that loud. This is a 1940 356 engine with hydraulic lifters not sure what a stuck lifter on this engine would sound like.

Posted on: 2015/6/21 14:19
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Loud mystery noise
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This just happened very suddenly while accelating uphill in 2nd gear. Very loud gear grinding noise but was not shifting and tranny stayed in gear. Sound continued after shifting into 3dr gear. Got car into garage sounded like it was coming from valve side of engine. Ran rpm's up to 1500 or so and then soud went completely away! Idled at 1200 rpm's for 15 minutes, no problem. Drove up driveway and it happened again, put in clutch reved engine and sound went away. This is a mystery to me.
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Posted on: 2015/6/21 11:34
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Re: Buffing out lacquer
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Owen,thanks, this was the direction I was planning on going. In the past you have given me excellent advise on mechanical issues as well, thanks. This car was repainted by Ken Vaughn as he owened it for most of its life. More importantly after two years of mechanical repairs, it is now back on the road and runs well.
Bill

Posted on: 2015/6/15 8:23
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Buffing out lacquer
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When I wipe off the wilshire green paint on my 1940 180 with a micro fiber towel some of the paint comes off on the towel So am reluctant to buff out swirls in fear off removing too much paint. Is the small amount of paint removal with towel standard for old unprotected lacquer paint?

Posted on: 2015/6/14 18:45
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Buffing and polishing lacquer paint
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Now that all the mechanical work has been compleated on my wilshire green 1940 180 ready to address the paint. Paint actually looks nice until one looks close and sees swril marks everywhere. As I only have wipe a micro fiber towel across the surface of the paint to get some wilshire paint on the towel am a bit reluctant in trying to remove the swril marks. Am I being overly cautious here?

Posted on: 2015/6/14 10:53
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