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Re: Unsafe Garage Practice
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Thomas Wilcox
If you have a garage, that you work in, on CARS, don't you have some BASIC understanding of the concept of gasoline + heat = boom? I mean, like duh (as they say), that's what makes a car RUN.

Ah, potential Darwin award honorable mentions...

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/3 21:48
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Re: Help: Timing Marks on 733
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The only place I could put a vacuum gauge without drilling any new holes appears to be where the vacuum line hooks in. Is there supposed to be another place I could put a gauge?

Thanks,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/1 18:42
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Re: Help: Timing Marks on 733
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Dear All,

I am still having this odd behavior. Any chance that my float is still set to high and I am getting extra fuel coming in to the intake when the vacuum tank kicks in (lower pressure on the intake leading to more fuel out the nozzle)?

Thanks,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/1 11:39
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Re: How many of you guy's (and gals) would buy this?
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Thomas Wilcox
I would have...when I was thirteen. Or twelve. But, to each their own, I say.

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/1 11:31
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Re: Electolytic Rust Removal
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Thomas Wilcox
The line of sight thing is not really accurate. If the part being 'de-rusted' is evenly charged and the electrolyte is fresh, it shouldn't matter. The problem is refreshing the electrolyte around uneven parts. If you circulate the electrolyte around/through the part you should be able to use this technique on any part. For straight bits this is unnecessary as the electrolytic bubbling will set up a pattern of circulation around the part.

NOTE: If you set up a circulation system, DO NOT USE a pump with a GROUNDED METAL HOUSING. Stray current through the ground wire can set up a fearsome electrolytic environment that will result in total destruction of the pump.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/1 11:11
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Re: Owner Registry - Time to get on board!
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Thomas Wilcox
Good call Mal. The registry is a great idea, and I second Mal's call for greater participation!

From personal experience I know you can change your entry after it is posted (updating and so forth). So, for example, if the car just isn't as pretty as you would like it, go ahead and post in the owner's registry and then update the photo as things progress.

Or, if you haven't got a photo, put one in later when you do (hint hint to those who don't have photos).

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/1 10:57
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Re: Help: Timing Marks on 733
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Thomas Wilcox
"If I were you I would put an electric pump in at least temporarily so you can rule out some things..."

Ah, jeez, I guess I could do that, but I really would prefer not. Of course, my preferences and physics don't always agree :) .

I am really quite mystified by the behavior. After some more tinkering, it definitely appears to be running rich when the vacuum kicks on, but there is no evidence of fuel in the vacuum line going to the manifold. Maybe an air leak around the intake manifold is giving me a false setting for the idle mix?

Arghh.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/2/25 18:48
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Re: Help: Timing Marks on 733
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Thomas Wilcox
Scott,

Like minds and all that...I decided to cut a piece of solder (easy to make into an arc) that was 29/32" long and determined that the pointer was at the right mark! Of course, I should have thought of that a little earlier...

Also, I did not realize that this distributor can only fit one way, so I was trying to make sure I was on #1 compression stroke when the rotor was pointed at the cylinder 1 distributor cap pin. Since the rotor only engages in one position (in other words, it won't fit if rotated 180 degrees) I was wasting time.

I got the car running and timed. Now I just need to figure out a couple of things:

1) Why does the engine struggle anytime the vac tank is filling, and

2) Why does the car start to idle roughly after it warms up?

Oh well, two steps forward, several steps to go.

Tom

Posted on: 2008/2/24 22:37
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Help: Timing Marks on 733
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Thomas Wilcox
Dear All,

I am putting things back together on my 733, and now need to set the timing. I have two questions:

1) In the attached photo you will see the timing indicator and flywheel viewed through the starter port. In the photo, you will see three marks. From left to right, U.P.D.C. #1 with a tick below the C, SPARK #1 with a tick above the R, and an upward directed tick about two letters width past SPARK #1. Which of the latter two tick marks is the correct timing mark to align the pointer?

2) How do I tell if cylinder #1 is on the compression or exhaust stroke?

Thanks,

Tom

p.s. I have posted this same message over at AACA.

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Posted on: 2008/2/24 13:24
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Re: Packard Web Links
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Thomas Wilcox
"I noticed someone has already added Yesterdays Radio to the listing"

Actually, it is for Yesteryear Antique Auto Parts, owned by David Soltow. He has been a great help in figuring out my ignition problems and has lots of parts. Yesterdays Radio is a different company.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/2/24 10:37
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