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Re: Fails to start warm
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Paul E. Gallagher
Thanks for all the replies and imput. You guys (and/or gals) are the best!

Posted on: 2020/7/31 9:39
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Re: Fails to start warm
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Paul E. Gallagher
On the suggestion from Dave (Owen D.), I replaced the coil with the NAPA Echlin IC7 ($43.) They also had the cheaper model ($23.), but I went with the Echlin. I let the car warm up in the garage and it started easy and started after hot and after it sat a few minutes. I took it for a ride and it restarted fine.

This is my question: When I removed the old coil (Delco Remy #380 - 6 volt, I assume original to the car) I was careful to mark the negative and positive. It was opposite from what the forum and my wiring diagram showed. ( Wire to the distributor was on the negative.)

I debated this situation for awhile and decided to go with the way the wiring diagram shows, positive to the distributor. Obviously, the car ran fine.

Did I do this right? Why was the original coil hooked up the opposite way?

Posted on: 2020/7/29 12:05
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Re: Fails to start warm
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Paul E. Gallagher
Can someone tell me how to test my coil? I have a cheap multi meter from HF.
What setting on the meter?
What results am I looking for from primary and secondary?

Should I test it warm since that is when I have trouble starting.?
Any other advise or cautions?

Posted on: 2020/7/27 7:42
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Fails to start warm
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Paul E. Gallagher
My car starts very easy when sitting in the garage. After a 20 to 30 minute ride today, it failed to restart. It was very hot here, about 90 to 95 degrees. This has happened twice now. Today, I waited about 20 minutes and it started right back up. Last week it started with a jump
( hence the new battery) but it had still sat for 30 minutes or so.

I got a new 6 volt battery last week and I am using mid grade gas with Star-Tron Enzyme additive. It is has been running perfect when started.

I know there are many experts out there,
What do you think is causing this

Posted on: 2020/7/26 17:51
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Re: 6 volt battery
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Paul E. Gallagher
After needing a jump, I replaced my 6 year old battery with a new one from O Reilly's for $130.00. They got it to the store in about 5 hours.

Last season, I noticed two electrical problems:
My horn would work erratically and
My oilGauge would sometimes spike to the right and then return to normal.

I have not noticed either problem since I replaced the battery.

Does anyone think the failing battery may have caused these glitches?
Any opinions?

Posted on: 2020/7/25 19:30
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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6 volt battery
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Paul E. Gallagher
How long are 6 volt batteries lasting ?
I replaced mine in April of 2014, 6 years ago
I needed a jump today to get it running after a short drive.
What length of service are others finding?
.

Posted on: 2020/7/12 19:22
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Re: License plate lens
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Paul E. Gallagher
The glass part that shows when the chrome cover is on is about 1.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

Posted on: 2019/9/9 21:39
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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License plate lens
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Paul E. Gallagher
I got rear ended last week. I need the license plate lens (glass) for a 23 series. Anyone one got one in the parts bin?

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Posted on: 2019/9/8 22:02
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Re: 23 series Cornamant
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Paul E. Gallagher
Thanks for your help, Don. Your answer makes perfect sense.

Posted on: 2018/8/7 8:24
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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23 series Cornamant
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Paul E. Gallagher
My hood ornament appears to have loosened up. Wings are loose. Is there something to tighten?

Posted on: 2018/8/4 22:42
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