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Don Coatney

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About Don Coatney

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    1948 P-15, 1948 D-24

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    Northern Indiana
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    1948 P-15, 1948 D-24

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    Learning something new everyday
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  1. Don Coatney

    The Maestro, George Asche Jr.!

    That ladder has been hanging there at least 8 years.
  2. Don Coatney

    512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread

    I am old enough to run chrome wheels with my nuts exposed.
  3. The timing light will blink the same on both #1 and #6. If you want to really brighten the light up connect it to the coil wire. It will read every time the coil fires for all cylinders but the strobe will allow you to clearly see the mark on the damper and correctly set the timing. Try it and report your results.
  4. Don Coatney

    New to the forum, Here's my dilemma

    I would think a doctor would be familiar with the universal urine conductivity test. War games 1983.....
  5. Don Coatney

    A good time to live and grow up in.

    In the 50's the owners of the ponies would walk the streets in many cities selling a picture of kids sitting on the ponies. They supplied the scarfs, hats, and other garb.
  6. Don Coatney

    A good time to live and grow up in.

    Woopie ty yi yo_____ All forum members (but the girl) pictured below. Name them
  7. Don Coatney

    First project to tackle

    First thing I always do is check the blinker fluid. 🤔 What are your plans for the truck?
  8. Don Coatney

    Old gas station mockup

    Sounds like you never had the need to roll one all the way open to read the serial number😎🤔🤐
  9. Don Coatney

    Old gas station mockup

    What I always thought amazing was that each one sold from such machines had its own serial number. I guess this had to do with liabilities in case of failure. Did you ever see the serial numbers?
  10. Don Coatney

    my first project car at 16

    When you disassemble the carburetor do so in a cake pan lined with refrigerator magnets. That way the small parts have less chance of falling into the black hole under the work bench.
  11. Don Coatney

    Warm start issue

    Have you inspected the distributor points and what is the ignition timing set at?
  12. Don Coatney


    Best to favor a bit on the loose side when adjusting the valves. A slight tick is better than a burnt valve. And the adjustment should be done with a hot running engine.
  13. Don Coatney

    D24 Ignition/Won't start

    What do you hope to gain by converting to 8 volts?
  14. Don Coatney

    Will worn shackle bushings cause clutch chatter?

    Have you replaced the pilot bushing? Is the replacement throw out bearing you installed new off the shelf or new old stock? Reason I ask is I once purchased a new off the shelf throw out bearing that was constructed with white plastic UHMW not brass. It chattered terribly so I removed it and re-installed the original one that was brass and that fixed my problem. I have sense located a NOS brass constructed bearing as pictured below.
  15. Don Coatney

    What Kind Of Oil Filter Fitting?

    I believe the correct name for what you are looking for is a 1/8" tapered pipe thread brass street elbow. Any good hardware store should have these or try McMaster Carr.

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