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Re: Numbers on my 1950 series 23
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John, the body serial or theft-proof numbers for the 23rd series 1950 cars ended somewhere just short of 999999, 997XXX is the highest known number (the 1951 models began at A00001). That places your car quite close to the end of the 23rd series production.

Yes, I'd very much like to have your full vehicle number and motor number if possible. Send via PM if you wish it kept confidential.

Dave

Posted on: 5/16 12:48
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Re: Rebuiding of the Treadlevac Easy-Matic
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Tom, my situation was not much different from yours; here in New Jersey my car was usually laid up for the winter around the end of November and put back in service in April. I changed brake fluid (DOT 3 and later, DOT 4) every 3-5 years and in the 20 or so years of use after an initial rebuild, a second rebuild was never needed. The 1954 Patrician had the slide valve type unit (3A) and the 1956 Caribbean had the poppet valve type (3B).

Posted on: 5/16 12:32
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Re: 1934 Coupe For Sale
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Nice appearance with the blackwalls but those tires appear hugely oversized and way out of proportion.

Posted on: 5/16 8:03
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Re: far away from home
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When I was a youngster we called them "wig-wags".

Posted on: 5/15 18:23
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Re: Rebuiding of the Treadlevac Easy-Matic
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Agreeing with Don. If the car is in regular use with no prolonged layups and the fluid is changed every 2-5 years, you should expect the unit to perform without issues for many, many years.

Posted on: 5/15 12:28
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Re: Normal Compression Test Values for 1931 Super 8
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This should provide the answer.

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jpg  Compression versus altitide.jpg (563.76 KB)
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Posted on: 5/14 18:31
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Re: Correct type carpet ~1935
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Many types were used in the 1930s, can you be more specific as to year, make and model?

Hogs hair was very common from the early part of the decade and found use in both juniors and seniors, Mouton was probably the most exotic, available and often seen in the formals and LWB Twelve models in the last few years.

Posted on: 5/14 17:43
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Re: cool as a cucumber
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I don't agree entirely with Dwight.

I do agree that you can't tell the coolant temperature from the temperature gauge (unless you've calibrated it). But I can't agree with his statement that if your coolant isn't boiling or running out the overflow, you don't have an overheating situation.

If your cooling system temperature is much (10-15 degrees or so) higher than your thermostat rating in a non-stressful driving situation, your cooling system is not functioning to it's original capacity, i.e. you're overheating.

Posted on: 5/14 13:05
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Re: Should I Make the Trade?
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Very significant improvements were made to the Twin Ultramatic for 1956, among the many was the changeover to an aluminum case.

Posted on: 5/14 12:16
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Re: Mazda 3003
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Average dimensions from several original 3003 bulbs:

Shell diameter 0.792"

Shell OAL to the tip of the soft contacts 0.918"

Posted on: 5/13 10:19
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