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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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More good progress. Yesterday, I started looking into the bit of steering wheel play that I still had….notice I said “had”. Allen had gotten it much better as most of the issue was the steering gear box. I suspect I had a hand in destroying the gears as kid. With car never moving, the whole neighborhood would play gangster in the car and someone was always cranking away on the steering wheel. Years of that could not have been good for it. But, we had fun.

Anyway, I disconnected the pitman arm from the drag link and was able to determine that there was no play from the steering wheel down to the pitman arm. So, I reconnected the pitman arm to the drag link and then noticed that much of the play was now gone. The socket at the drag link just needed tightened a little, not much. I now have very little play in the steering wheel and everything feels very smooth. I will still replace the center crank bearing before too long as I need to replace my coil springs and the lower - inner bushing are pretty rough. I’ll replace the bearing when I do the springs and the bushings.

Today, I decided to tackle the timing chain replacement. I had a nice discovery. The existing chain is “new”. So, that means it is one of the things that must have been done back in 2004. But, it appears the gasket was re-used and the cork seal was not replaced. I’ll replace the gasket and the seal tomorrow. So for the excercise, I learned how to replace the chain, even though I didn’t end up replacing it. I’ll have the cork seal and gasket in good shape. And, I have some piece of mind of knowing that the guy who worked on the car for Dad back in 2004 didn’t take advantage of him and clearly did a bit of work. I still wish Dad had kept some records.

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Posted on: 5/25 20:43
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Ken P - Thanks for the confirmation...I have no idea who installed the bolt that is too long or how they could possibly thought it was okay.

Posted on: 5/24 10:53
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Thanks, TXGoat….I can confirm that the four bolts to the block should all be at about 7/8 inch. That’s what a I was coming up with as well. Who knows why, but one of my bolts is a 1/4 inch too long. Might have been a source for the mysterious coolant link.. Ya- think?

I appreciate the help. Looks like another trip to the hardware store for a shorter bolt. I”ll likely just replace them all.

Posted on: 5/23 22:20
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Wait….I just looked. The water pump bolt is NOT used for the generator arm. Here is a picture from before removing the pump. The generator arm bolt goes into a hole well below the water pump next to the motor mount….back to the original question….should all four bolts be the same length?

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Posted on: 5/23 17:31
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Right! I totally forgot about the generator arm.. That’s it. I forgot about it since I wasn’t actually installing the pump yet.

Thanks!

Posted on: 5/23 17:26
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Re: 37 120 tire removal
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It definitely should come right off if all the lug bolts are out. The large center nut is your axle nut that has to be removed in order to remove the drum.

Most likely a good wack with a rubber mallet on the back, as Cli55er mentioned, will pop it off.

Posted on: 5/23 16:30
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Question for the group….I was putting my water pump on just enough to get a measurement for the heater tube bracket I’m fabricating while waiting for other parts to arrive. When doing that I noticed something…

When I first removed the pump, I noticed that one bolt was about 1/4 inch longer than the others. Due to that, I made note of which hole it came out of. However, I now notice that this bolt seems to be 1/4 inch too long for any of the holes and cannot be tightened such that the head makes contact with the pump.

The longer bolt came out of the bottom right hole when standing in front of the car and looking at the pump. This is also the hole that goes into the water jacket. However, the depth of the hole is the same as the others.

So, my question is this….can anyone confirm that all four bolts should be the same length? It seems to me that has to be the case, but I would like to confirm and make sure there isn’t some other issue.

Here is my new heater tube bracket….waiting for paint to dry isn’t much fun.

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Posted on: 5/23 16:27
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Re: Water pump
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You mention repacking the pump and it being good for about a 100 miles. I’m not sure how much it’s leaking, When it starts leaking again, have you tried just tightening the packing nut a 1/4 or 1/2 turn? I wonder if the new packing just “settled in” a bit and just needs the packing nut tightened slightly.

Posted on: 5/20 21:09
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Quote:

BigKev wrote:
Evaporust makes a specific radiator product now. Not sure how it differs from their normal product.


Yep, I saw that. It’s called Thermocure. That’s what I’m going to try.

Posted on: 5/19 19:30
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Thanks, guys. I do plan to run antifreeze. I was just thinking short term while I continue to get the system cleaned out well. I’ll look into evaporust

Posted on: 5/19 14:42
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