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Re: Vacuum Advance
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Hi Thor - I would suggest reaching out to Terrill Machine in TX and send them your advance to have rebuilt. It was returned in "like new" condition. The benefit here, too, is that you ensure that you're going to get the equipment back that was meant to go with your distributor. The service took a while (I think mostly because I went through one of the vendors, so I'd say go directly to Terrill), so just be prepared to go without the advance for a while.

In the meantime, if you haven't had your distributor rebuilt, I'd recommend Advanced Distributors in Minnesota. Quick turn-around, "like-new" condition, ensures your bushings and centrifugal advance are up to snuff. Great experiences with both vendors. Good luck!

Posted on: 3/27 8:43
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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Re: For Sale - Driver's Side Windshield, model 2232, 33; 2332, 33
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Yes I do know, and that's what I initially tried to do. The price I was quoted for just the one window was $140 on the low end, and $180 on the high end from the shops that cut glass in my town (this is Greenville, NC). These vendors like Vintage Glass and and Bob's Class Auto Glass charge about $90 per side (Bob's was actually $65 per side... with shipping added, it made their price comparable to VG). At the time, it just didn't make sense to go the local route, though I certainly would've preferred to have avoided this unpleasantness.

I will say, too, that NONE of the actual auto glass shops in my town cut glass, and none of them will touch the install process, even when everything's provided. I even tried shops in the much more densely-populated Raleigh-Durham area thinking they would have more resources, and came up with nothing but a handful of glass businesses that again wouldn't make good fiscal sense to utilize.

Perhaps it's just the area in which I live, but I suspect this is one of those dying crafts that'll leave only a handful of vendors who handle the work. It's certainly wasn't as easy to figure out as I thought it was going to be...

Posted on: 3/9 17:40
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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For Sale - Driver's Side Windshield, model 2232, 33; 2332, 33
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Hi all. Issues of a newbie here... I ordered replacement glass for my driver's side windshield from Vintage Glass in Gainseville, FL, not not knowing there was a difference between the convertible and sedan glass. Well, they sent me glass for the convertible (I have a 2302). Without getting into details (other than I have to strongly suggest you go elsewhere for your glass needs), I have some brand new 22nd/23rd series convertible glass (driver's side only) I'd love to sell. Looking to sell for $85 with shipping included. Feel free to message me directly if you're interested. Thanks, all.

Posted on: 3/9 9:27
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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Re: 23rd Series - Flasher Plug Wiring
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I HADN'T seen those particular diagrams! Will keep them on hand, though!

Yeahhh, it's bizarre that it would start doing this AFTER rewiring the signal flasher plug (both front LEDs were working fine and normally before messing with the wiring behind the dash, ugh). I ended up calling the company from whom I purchased the lights (LEDLight.com) and did the test where they have you pull one of the LEDs and switch in an incandescent to see if that "corrects" the issue. Did confirm the flashers behave normally with one incandescent and one LED, which is (apparently) an indication that the flashers need "load equalizers." Not sure why I need them now, other than maybe the old wire had SO much resistance that it allowed the bulbs to work correctly?

Unrelated, to the issue above (my taillights aren't showing any faults), but I did tear apart my left taillight a while back to address a dim bulb. Thoroughly cleaned the sheet metal and replaced all the threaded rod. What a difference that did indeed make.

Here's what's going in:

Yellow/Amber 1154s:https://www.ledlight.com/bay15d-1154-6-volt-60-smd-5730-dual-filament-reduced-profile.aspx
6v+g Signal flasher:https://www.ledlight.com/flasher-6-volt-led-3-prong-120-watt-positive-chassis.aspx
Load Equalizer for each flasher:https://www.ledlight.com/led-light-load-equalizer.aspx

I completely replaced wire 26 with 16ga blue wire and a 9 amp in-line glass fuse to the GA terminal on the switch. I left the other wires alone, other than to wrap them with some heat shrink tubing.

Thanks again for all your help!

Posted on: 2/22 16:51
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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Re: 23rd Series - Flasher Plug Wiring
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Hey Howard (or anyone) - got the flashers back, but a new/odd issue. In the front, both lights are blinking. They're not equal strength - the opposite direction light is much dimmer than the direction indicated. The rear lights are fine.

They're LED bulbs an updated flasher, and they definitely weren't doing this before. I don't have the flasher plug mounted yet, not sure if that would make a difference.

Posted on: 2/22 15:49
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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Re: 23rd Series - Flasher Plug Wiring
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Thanks as always, Howard. Thought I had this figured out... nope. Makes total sense on the Ultra light indicator, too.

Posted on: 2/22 13:45
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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23rd Series - Flasher Plug Wiring
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Hey all - can someone please tell me how the flasher plug is wired, that is, which terminal goes to what. The plug's terminals are labeled 1, 2, and 3, and I know these correspond to wires 26A, 27, and 39 on the wire diagram, but the way the loom is, you can't tell what's going where. Thanks in advance.

I will say, too, that I have an Ultramtic with the bulb built into the shift selector. Any help in where that should tie it would be appreciated!

I've seen the diagrams that represent the plug terminal as P, L, and X. That's different than how my plug is labeled.

Posted on: 2/22 11:07
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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Re: 22nd/23rd Series License Light Lens
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I really did try to clean it (multiple times). Fairly certain it's hard plastic. I soaked it for a while in concentrated hydrogen peroxide in the sun (supposed to have a bleaching effect?), but that didn't take. Would love to get replacement glass for it. Dell and Don, I'll circle up with you. Thanks, guys!

Posted on: 2/20 15:48
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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22nd/23rd Series License Light Lens
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Hey all! Writing to see if anyone has a NOS or at least good condition (white and not cracked) license light lens for a 22nd or 23rd series. As you can see, mine is a little worse for wear. Kanter apparently used to sell repops, but not anymore. Tuscon didn't have any when I last checked. MM might, but I figured I would check here first. Thanks in advance!

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Posted on: 2/19 11:01
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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Re: Taillight Bulbs - 1158??
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LEDLight.com. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I LOVE the amber LEDs. They are SO bright, and the turn signal click isn't all that different than the original (definitely more consistent, similar timbre). They really work great. All the more perplexing as to why the 1158s didn't do anything.

Quick note on an edit to this: the website is LEDLight.com (no plural).

Posted on: 2/16 20:56
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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