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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Also. Will I need to remove the front clip in order to inspect the Water Distribution tube? I assume yes, as it looked a bit longer than the room between Rad and block.

Posted on: 6/12 6:55
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks Tx and BK. I will look to address later this summer. We did use sealant, but not sure on the brass washers. May need to upgrade the gasket.

Thanks again!

Posted on: 6/12 6:27
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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So the drip has increased, and I can see now that it is indeed coming from the bottom of the water pump. I just put a new pump on last year.

What are the potential issues I should look to correct? Could it just be a bad gasket? I can see that it is not wet in the "cup" of the under packing nut.

Thoughts appreciated
Ben

Posted on: 6/11 9:50
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks. I don't think the water distribution tube was looked at when we had it off. I will add that to the list when I remove the clip, probably fall or next year. Going to enjoy the ride for while!

Posted on: 6/4 12:26
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Looks like great progress Don. Now that you have full visibility to the front of the block, can you identify areas of opportunity for leaks that would be below the water pump? As mentioned, I am in search of a leak, but can not find it, as I think i need to do what you are doing. I can confirm it is not the water pump, as it is dry, but can not see other areas. Figured, since you have it taken apart, you may be able to direct me?

Let me know here or PM

Posted on: 6/3 10:31
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks Don. So previously, it was showing negative at start-up, idle and driving. I reversed the wires on the ammeter, and that corrected that, where it was now reading 0 at start idle and driving. Now it is positive when lights are on. This occurs when the car is turned on or off.

What is the suggestion? Reverse the wires again?

Posted on: 5/31 8:53
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thx guys. Will just need to keep an eye on the temp gauge.

Back to the ammeter. I took her out last night, and noticed that when I turned on the lights, the ammeter ticks up on the positive side now. Not much, probably 5-10.

Again, is this normal when lights are on?

Posted on: 5/31 7:52
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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ok. Thanks. That makes sense. It must be raised up a bit in the tank, as when i fill it, it does not come out, nut it looks like it does when I am driving, or when it gets hot.

Posted on: 5/29 12:08
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thx Tx. So it sounds like it is normal.

I just saw something that I have not seen or at least recognized before. What’s this tube for coming out of the radiator? Is it for air flow? It just goes down to the bottom but to nothing so I assume it is to get air to help circulation?

It then had me questioning how much coolant I should be putting in as the tube is on the bottom of the overflow tank. I do see some coolant on the frame below where the tube ends. Not sure if that is one of the sources of my “leak”?


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Posted on: 5/29 11:15
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks guys!! That did the trick. Settles nicely on 0 now.

Another item I am looking at now is the temperature. The gauge works. Is spot on the temp of the engine. When she warms up and running, it settles at 180 degrees. The problem I run into is when it is warm, and then I sit in place and idle for a bit, the temperature jumps. Probably to 190 or 200. it doesn't peg at the 212. It would probably peg to 212, if i just left it sitting idle. When I get going again, it settles to 180......eventually.

Is this "normal"? or is this a symptom of something else? I replaced the water pump, fan is in good working order. I do have that pesky leak, that i have not pin pointed yet, but it is a drip and nothing major. I am certain the level is full each time i take her out so it is not a lack of coolant.

Thoughts appreciated.
Ben

Posted on: 5/29 8:43
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