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Re: Bleed those brakes! 53 Clipper
#21
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Mechagon
I use a Motive Products pressure bleeder. I got a standard brass fitting for the pump side and machined another brass fitting to seal the master cylinder. Then just connect the two with some extra hose. It works a lot better than vacuum bleeders, those are mostly junk unless you buy very high end equipment meant for shops.

Posted on: 6/23 20:48
Alberta - Canada
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23rd Series manual conversion?
#22
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Mechagon
I recently came across a nice 1950 Custom Eight. I've really been looking for 22nd series cars with 3 speed overdrive but this one is otherwise exactly what I'm looking for. How practical is it to convert the car to an original 3-speed or to a different manual transmission and how will this impact it's desirability?

Posted on: 6/23 16:41
Alberta - Canada
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Re: 1928 Front End Shimmy
#23
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Mechagon
What is the service history on the car? Shimmy is caused by worn/loose parts or something being out of alignment. Worn out shocks, out of spec caster/camber/toe in/out, tires out of round, or looseness in the kingpin are the most common causes.

Posted on: 6/21 21:51
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Wheel prep for tubeless tires?
#24
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Mechagon
I'm sure the tire shop has proper sealants, but I most often see it done with epoxy based paints or compounds like JB weld. Only an extremely thin, smooth application is needed-in 9/10 cases the original steel rim is sufficiently airtight to not require sealant.

Posted on: 6/21 15:46
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Engine will not turn over
#25
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Mechagon
12v will usually not fry a 6v starter. Check if the starter gear isn't jammed up on the flywheel. Give it a few hard raps to turn the starter and try again. Most likely the starter motor has just quit from old age.

Posted on: 6/21 13:04
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Wheel prep for tubeless tires?
#26
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Mechagon
Yes, if they leak you will need a sealant of some kind. But most of the time it's not an issue. Some people like to go over any rivet holes or seams before mounting the new tires. If you have the tires dismounted it would be a good preventive measure.

Posted on: 6/21 12:45
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Packard blanket
#27
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Mechagon
I wonder when the last American car to have lap robe cords/rails was. I had a 1957 Oldsmobile which still had a cord although the new heater they had that year was easily one of the best of any car I've owned new or old and made a lap robe pretty pointless.

Posted on: 6/20 13:47
Alberta - Canada
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Re: No time or skill to fix torsion-level issues
#28
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Mechagon
What area are you in? There may be a competent shop or collector in the area who can help.

It wouodnalso be helpful to know what issues you are experiencing. Is the the car collapsed due to broken parts? Or is it staying up but the leveling mechanism is broken? Does the mechanism work but nothing is happening or it is not leveling correctly?

Posted on: 6/20 0:16
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Wanted: 22nd Series Custom Eight Sedan
#29
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Mechagon
Reviving this thread as I had stopped looking due to being busy at work. I am again looking for a 22nd Series Custom Eight.

Posted on: 6/20 0:13
Alberta - Canada
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22nd Series Custom 8 890×15 tires
#30
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Mechagon
I recently found a set of new Coker Firestone 890x15 wide whitewalls for a good price. Since I'm looking for a Custom 8, I thought it may be good to have them on hand. Will an 890x15 be suitable for a 22nd Series car or will they rub and cause excessive speedometer error? I know they are a bit bigger than the original factory tire but that most radial replacements already have a significantly wider tread.

Posted on: 6/18 1:25
Alberta - Canada
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