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  • #46
    This is gonna be fun.
    Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
    HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


    Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

    The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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    • #47
      Grandma drove the 32 chevy until 1967
      Patrick & Tammy
      - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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      • #48
        Originally posted by squirrel View Post
        They like to make things as complicated as they can around here. And good service is rare...there were about 30 folks in the lobby and one clerk working! they have 10 workstations, and no staff for a city of around 50,000 people. Crazy.
        Yeah, I'm fairly spoiled in little town Nevada, so that's why I mentioned my experience was in California. It's always busy there but at least they had like 50 staff in the building!!
        Escaped on a technicality.

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        • #49
          Anyways....I got some stuff taken off the car, and got the motor to spin around with a hand crank, got the lifters all working, rockers back on, valves adjusted, and it seems to have compression. The points are missing from the distributor, I ordered some new ones. Got the oil pump to pump oil when operated by a drill. Got the carb off and apart, it might be saveable. Progress is being made.

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            • #51


              Surely you have a thermoquad or Q-jet that'll fit if the old carburetor is unsalvageable
              Escaped on a technicality.

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              • #52
                Since it doesn't look all sludged up from the antique oil of the day, I'm willing to bet there isn't a whole lot of miles on it and hardly worn.
                Tom
                Overdrive is overrated


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                • #53
                  How big are those pushrods?? 1/2"?
                  Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
                  HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


                  Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

                  The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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                  • #54
                    The pushrods are about 3/8", they have a neat end at the top that comes off, it has the cup for the adjuster screw on the rocker, and fits over the end of the rod.

                    The carb is lawnmower sized inside.
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                    • #55
                      One from a big ride on will likely fit and work..

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                      • #56
                        I would bet that there is a China knock off carb that would work. Look at old tractors.
                        http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                        • #57
                          I'm going to clean up the original carb and use it.

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                          • #58
                            float looks good,hope it works for you... my great aunt told stories of tightening the rod caps on a Model B in the middle of a trip from Galveston to Dallas, and great grandfather marveled at the first time he got from Texas City to Fort Worth without having to stop and open a single gate. Man, that thing sparks memories for me and I never had to drive one!
                            Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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                            • #59
                              Things were different back then....45 mph was making good time.

                              I got the wheels off, which involved the use of the torch, hammer, and cold chisel. I was thinking about it, I have 4 old 16" steel wheels that might fit, as well as some 7 and 8" wide aluminum slots. I've been removing all kinds of extraneous parts from the frame, such as the rusted out gas tank, spare tire holder, various brackets and fender remains, etc.

                              The bent axle might slow me down...it's pushed back about 3" on the driver's side. I might try straightening it a little, or see if I can find another one.

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                              • #60
                                That car took a hard hit to bend that axel, I bet you can save the axel.

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