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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Ken_P
Have all the hydraulic parts flushed or replaced. Rear end is waiting on some penetrating oil on the eccentrics to do the brake adjustment, front is waiting on Welch plugs to re-cover the king pin ends before I move on (I had to add one more shim to the king pin I rebuilt a few years ago, it didn’t have enough preload).

I also fixed the junction block on the frame. It had popped out of its bracket, and the bracket cracked. Welded the steel bracket back together and peened the block back into place. That’s the first picture. The second shows mission creep, my favorite, haha. Seriously though, the king pin feels great now!

My rear axle bearings felt fine, but… since they’re unobtainable, should I drill a very small hole in the cover, push grease in with the needle fitting on the grease gun, and then cover the hole with silicone? Or just trust the lifetime lubricant and the fact that I only put a few thousand miles a year on the car, if I’m lucky?

With any luck, it’s on the road next weekend.

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Posted on: 2023/8/14 20:55
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Source for Welch plugs?
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Looking for 1-5/16” welch plugs. Anyone have a source? I am doing some work on the front end of my 1937 120, and need new welch plugs to go over the ends of the king pins. Packard part number is 302551, no luck at local auto parts stores, McMaster-Carr, or Kanter/Max (at least their websites). Thanks in advance!

Edit: Dorman 550-018 is a good part number, but but apparently obsolete. Melling MEP-23 is another good number. I got some on eBay, but Summit racing also has them.

Posted on: 2023/8/12 14:06
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: AACA Eastern Fall Meet – Hershey Region 2023 (AKA Hershey)
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Can’t wait to see everyone! I get in mid day Wednesday.

Posted on: 2023/8/11 14:34
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: 1938 Super 8 1605 - adventures with a newbie
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Quote:

kevinpackard wrote:
I used Meguiar's Hot Shine. I used two rags and sprayed the shine on the rag, not the tire....one for the white only, and one for the black only. The black part of the tire gets filthy and you don't want the dirty rag getting onto the clean white.



Thanks! I'm familiar with the Bleche White, but I hate how quickly it has to be re-done. Maybe this will help keep the wide whites pristine for a little longer.

Posted on: 2023/8/11 7:05
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: 1938 Super 8 1605 - adventures with a newbie
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What did you use for tire shine on the whitewall, after the Bleche White? They look great!

Posted on: 2023/8/9 17:10
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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I finally tackled a project that has been on my list for several years, and per usual, it snowballed. Public service announcement - flush your brake fluid!

For background. I bought the car in 2015. I was planning on flushing the brake system, and converting to DOT5, that year. Life (and 4 moves!) between then and now got in the way, so I had not ever flushed it. I have had the front drums off a few times, and the brakes were clearly rebuilt in recent history - new hard lines, shoes looked essentially new, new rubber lines, etc. Also, the brakes worked GREAT! Firm pedal, stopped well, during a few hard stops nothing drug or pulled to one side or the other, so I always found a reason to do something more urgent, or just drive the thing.

I decided to flush it a few weeks ago. The plan was to put it up on jackstands, drain the system, flush with isopropyl alcohol, then convert to DOT5 fluid. I got through step 1, haha.

When I started inspecting the system, I noticed a little weepage on the master cylinder. Pulled that out for inspection, and noted heavy pitting in the bore, even after honing. Next, inspected the wheel cylinders. Right front and left rear had some rust. The piston for the secondary shoe on the left rear cylinder was completely stuck, and I had to drive it out of the wheel cylinder with a hammer and brass drift! I also found that although the rear brake shoes and drums were in excellent condition, the left rear axle seal was leaking.

So, instead of a simple flush, I am in the midst of the following:

1. Drain old brake fluid (done)
2. Flush all hard lines (done)
2.a. Rebuild the hard line whose nut failed during disassembly (done)
3. Replace rear axle seals (done)
4. Replace master cylinder, all wheel cylinders, and perform major adjustment.

While I was back there, I also drained and re-filled the rear differential. I'll do the transmission too, because it's been 5 years since I last changed the oil in it. (time flies!)

For this job, it is made much simpler by removing the drivers side inner fender for easier access to the master cylinder.

I also learned that if I park the car transversely in the garage, it gives me plenty of room to work on it. Where I park it normally, I only have about 18 inches on one side of the car.

I made a simple tool out of 1/4" steel strap to pull the original leather seals out of the rear axle with my slide hammer. The mechanics wire is for positioning, and I welded a nut to the backside to give my slide hammer something to screw into. It took some doing to get the seals out, but I got them both out before my tool failed catastrophically. The new seals (National 410190) went it without a hitch.

With any luck, I'll finish up and get it back on the road this weekend.

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Posted on: 2023/8/7 20:30
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: BigKev's 1937 115-C Convertible Coupe
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Kev, looks great! Wondering how it drives with satisfactory throttle linkage?

Posted on: 2023/8/7 20:17
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: 1937 120 Front Motor Mount
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You can do it with the engine and radiator in the car, but your water pump will still be difficult to remove.

I have a new rubber bushing on my front engine mount, and to get the water pump out still requires jacking up the front of the motor to reach one of the lower bolts.

Posted on: 2023/7/9 8:36
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: 1937 115/120 Convertible Coupe Wiper Arms
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Just for information, on my touring sedan, the arms are 6.5" long w/ 8" blades. So, perhaps the original arms are adjustable?

Posted on: 2023/5/4 16:19
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: BigKev
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Kev, I've been married long enough to agree with you giving credence to your wife's vote, but those fenders look amazing. Really changes the look of the car. I also like the way the look continues to the rear of the car with the modifications to the rear fenders.

I also like the 45 cut in tail pipe angled to the passenger side - just ties together the custom/fast look.

Nice work on the trunk - I'm impressed with and jealous of your speed on the project!

Posted on: 2023/5/4 16:04
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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