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Re: Website
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Thanks! Appreciate all you do BigKev.

Posted on: 1/5 19:15
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Re: 1937-41 WA-1 carb #477s on a six
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Nice! Looks great!

Posted on: 12/31 19:36
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Re: '37 115C valves
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I just went through something similar on my car, and can report that after reshaping the tappet screws, the valve train is much quieter.

Ross actually helped me, and we chucked each tappet up in a lathe and ground the tappet screw convex while it was rotating.

I think your plan to decarbon, new valves, and fix the tappet screws should provide good results.

If you look at the service manual, it discusses a modification to the exhaust valve guides that reduces carbon build up. It may be worth seeing if you have the newer or older style valve guides.

If you do end up driving out the valve guides, put a block over wood over the valve seats!!! Several years ago, I was driving out valve guides, the hammer slipped, and I ruined one valve seat - turned a ring and valve job into a complete overhaul!

Good luck!

Posted on: 12/30 12:16
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Re: 1937-41 WA-1 carb #477s on a six
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No. Just drop it straight to the exhaust manifold, so it heats up faster.

Posted on: 12/29 22:36
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Well, I forgot to get pictures of the exhaust pipe before I reinstalled it, but not very exciting. Just some rub marks on the underside of the pipe.

Waiting on my new mechanical oil pressure gauge to get here. Once I confirm my readings, I may drop the pan and re-check all of the rod bearings. I'm concerned that the pressure is too low.

I need to tune it some more. As I'm driving it more, I'm starting to feel a bog when accelerating from the mid RPM range. Maybe I'll need to adjust the accelerator pump slightly? Again, not going to do anything until I get the distributor problem fixed, and waiting on parts.

Posted on: 12/29 8:19
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Re: 1937-41 WA-1 carb #477s on a six
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I looked, but can't find a picture.

When I put the Carter on my car, I just ran a piece of steel tube down from the choke cover and had it terminate resting on the exhaust manifold. If I find a picture I'll add it.

The choke worked great in that configuration.

Posted on: 12/29 7:50
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Thanks for the info - I'll give that a shot!

Posted on: 12/24 8:03
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Ugh - fixed the exhaust pipe where it was hitting the splash pan, and I am still getting the dang rattle.

Also used the engine as a distributor test stand, since I cannot find anyone local to me with one. With the engine idling at 450 rpm, and the vacuum advance line disconnected, the timing is wobbling by plus or minus 1 degree of advance - so I suspect bushings, which I think I could fix.

But, with the engine revved up to 900 rpm, I get 3 degrees of advance (perfect) and 7 degrees of advance at 2200 RPM (3 degrees too low). So I either have a weight or a spring problem, which I don't have the tools or ability to correct.

I'll get that taken care of, but not convinced it will fix my rattle. Time will tell.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on: 12/23 13:29
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Re: 120C Muffler support bracket
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Never mind - confirmed this is the right one.

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Posted on: 12/23 12:00
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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As usual, lots of work, little to talk about.

Since my last update, I've gotten the front clip (mostly) re-installed - still need to pick up a few bolts to replace rusted. With the valves adjusted and the exhaust leaks fixed, it is MUCH quieter.

Oil pressure is a little lower than I would expect for new rod bearings - 30 psi at 30 mph, gauge appears to be just above 0 at idle. Seems lower than it was before, but maybe I'm just mis-remembering. I'm planning on putting a tee on the block and doublechecking with a modern mechanical gauge before I get too excited.

Still some fine tuning to do, but it's getting close.

I was getting a very strange rattle, only at certain rpm and throttle combinations. I think it's where the exhaust pipe was hitting the splash shield. The exhaust pipe was too long on the vertical section where it exits the exhaust manifold, and this drove the exhaust pipe into the splash shield. I'm having a local shop take 3/4" out of the pipe today, and hope that will fix my rattle. That is the second thing I've had to fix on my Waldron exhaust. The supplied tailpipe ended under the trunk, and I had to get one made that was 12" or so longer.

I'll post pictures of the wear spots on the exhaust pipe when I get it back.

I think I still have a little tick - maybe one valve not quite right, or the fuel pump arm, or I didn't get one of the lifters quite concentric, but I need to get some miles on it, so I think I'll let it be for a little while.

Posted on: 12/22 11:07
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