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About Thomba48

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    Member, been hanging around a while...
  • Birthday 10/18/1967

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    Sucker of the 1940s period
  • My Project Cars
    Used to have a P15 Business Coupe and now own a 1949 convertible


  • Location
    Germany, Munich
  • Interests
    Learning on how to use both my left :-) hands

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    Business Consultant

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  1. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    Where do I find the distributor number?
  2. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    Hi. No I did not. But will do.
  3. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    51 is Ok for my 49er
  4. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    Yes you are right 🙂 So is my reading okish?
  5. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    I did do the reading with to carb to vacuum link being connected. Wrong?
  6. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    So here the result I used my pressure gauge for the first time. So from the intake vacuum line the pressure was around 18/19. So that, from what I read in other posts sounds good. I plugged this vacuum line, but left the advance vaccuum line connected with the carb one. By the way, should I have tested the pressure coming out of the carb vacuum line also? Anyway. With this set-up the car really did not drive "well" at all. I then disconnected the advance connection to the carb vacuum line. Plugged the line coming out of carb. But left the line going into the advance open. The car drove reasonably well again. What does that mean in your opinion., Should I change the vacuum advance? I actually looked around, does a vacuum advance really have to cost over 100$. Is there a cheaper option somewhere to be found?
  7. Hi. Have just checked with Jeff Hirsch. He claims that his suppliers do not offer a prefab solution for the P18 model, but for the Cranbrook car only. Any idea if those cars actually differ that much when it comes to the top? I know, the car is different, but the top?
  8. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    Hi thank Thank you very much. Yes with the wiperman I am in contact already. Sending it forth and back to the US/ Germany shall be my last option to choose from. In regards to Germany - trust me the country has even become better. Less pre-war, post war minds, more open-minded, possibly even more kinder people in place 🙂 thom
  9. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    But the question - is this neatsfoot oil just better or essential. Because ATF oil I have available. And by the way, we are certainly only talking about a drop of oil. It is not a question of drowning everything with it :-)?
  10. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    Well, well, well. You won't believe me but I have never touched such a glove. More a rower and have never been particularly good with any kind of ball games 🙂
  11. Thomba48

    Wiper set-up problem identifcation? Help :-)

    A gauge is on the way, so the testing can begin this week 🙂
  12. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    Thanks. I honestly have to admit that I have never - even in its German translation - have ever heard of the existance of an neatsfoot oil. I am now certainly wiser than before 🙂
  13. Thomba48

    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    I learned a lot - again. 🙂 OK - On the plug approach shall I plug the carb linkage to the advance? When unplugged than I obviously unplug it from the advance? The latter option I have obviously done, as I unfortunately left the wiper feed open 😞 with exactly the result you indicated. As the timing was set with the advanced unplugged do I have to work on the timing again? I have also ordered a gauge to check the wiper feed vacuum pressure as the wiper motor isn't working at the moment. Which obviously could be caused by the inside being dry. I shall check that out later this week. thom

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