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  1. Dim headlights

    Cycle your dimmer switch about 12 to 20 times. Check that the ground wires from the head lamp buckets are attached to good clean sheet metal. If your car doesn't have a ground from the body (typically the firewall to the frame or engine, provide one. Also clean and tighten the wires and terminals where they go to the individual lights. The terminal block is on the drivers side of the radiator support. Clean and tighten all the wires attached to the battery side terminal of the starter solenoid, and finally put a new fuse in the holder on the headlamp switch. You can also repower the brake light switch with a dedicated fused line from the battery side terminal of the solenoid. This takes the brake light circuit out of the general light load making booth a bit brighter.
  2. Help identifying engine

    So if the stroke measures 4 3/8 in. it was a 218, with the over bore its around a 220. If the stroke is 4 5/8 it's was a 230 now a 236. Is there nothing legible on the block over the Genny? Might need to wire brush it.
  3. Help identifying engine

    How long is the head? Note that in the head above #6 cylinder is a plug. Remove this plug, insert a six inch or so piece of stiff wire. It will ride the cylinder through its stroke. When you know the stroke you can figure the displacement. Is there any info about an overbore?
  4. Need 6v help

    Ah so like Christmastime many small packages rather than one big one....did you check you private message?
  5. Need 6v help

    Years ago I sent an assortment of parts to someone in Norway. Throttle linkage, a voltage regulator, and some other odds and ends. Instead of auto parts, we filled out the paperwork as a gift of hobby supplies. As I recall there was no tax, no duty,no customs fees. I know Germany and Norway are not the same but maybe a thorough reading of the regulations might turn up something similar. Sent you a PM with another possibility.
  6. New to Plymouth Forum with questions

    Ï thought commercial cars also refered to sedan delivery, panel delivery, cab and chassis, sedan utility, and ambulette,and some huckster trucks.
  7. Need 6v help

    I had a 68 BMW 1800 that was still 6v, had a bosh coil. But most coils without internal resistance will work on 6v. Most 12 volt systems contain some sort of resistance, like Mopar ballast resistors, or GM's resisted feed wire to supply 6 to 8 volts to the coil when the ignition switch is in the run position. So you do note need to look for a 6 volt specific coil, just stay away from the ones marked internally resisted.
  8. Hope everybody is safe from the fires.
  9. Everybody in California OK??

    Pictures on the news very saddening! Hope more folks will check in as areas get under control. Concerned for everyone's safety!
  10. Lots of info, videos on the web about grinding narrow whites to expose more white. Most manufacturers put about 2.5/3 inches of white under the thin layer of black. Several suggestions of Cornell brand from pep boys. I have a pair of them 225/75 15's on the rear of my business coupe on 5.5 inch aftermarket wheels. They have been on for 10 years and +35000 miles they still have 7-8/32nds tread on them. I did have a bit of rubbing on sharp turns, but new shocks, and spring hanger bushings took took care of that. I mounted them white wall in on my business coupe.
  11. Did/can you do a compression test? After sitting it may have valves stuck open.
  12. 1946 3 speed transmission specs

    You're fine as far as strength is concerned unless you will be doing pulling competitions. Big power from a fully built motor is not going to approach 200 HP.
  13. Did you check locally to see if you can have them cleaned and relines with new friction material? In this area there are still three or four shops that still do this. If you have your service manual it should list a spec for max thickness of the material. They should also be able to re surface your drums, and reach the shoes to match.
  14. Brake lights are stuck on

    Haunted???? While you are messing around there, think about repowering the switch through a seperate and dedicated fused line. You can grab power from the battery side of the negative cable near the starter Bendix assembly should be hot with key off. This will eliminate any questions on the power side of the equation. It doesn't take a lot of debris within the switch to mess them up.
  15. Tires!

    Didja know you posted in the ebay c list referral area??? Might wanna cut paste to one of the general car or truck sections.
  16. Picture request

    Go to the POC website, in the store section are back issues of the bulletin, some you can click on, and scroll through the pages. Perhaps his info will be in the classified section. Or maybe a member on this forum who is a POC member will look up his contact info. I am pretty sure he doesn't restrict sales to club members only. Did you search this sites vendors list?
  17. What year/model did I buy?

    Not a truck expert but six lug wheels suggest 3/4 ton or higher weight rating. Trans is probably a granny gear low gear box non synchro. Looks nice from here,good luck!
  18. Brake lights are stuck on

    You could abandon the hydraulic switch and wire in a mechanical switch. It takes a bit of fabrication to gin up a mount but it is doable. For the price of a switch and socket to take the old one off, its probably worth swapping the old one. Replacement hyd switch from Napa is part number SL 1345B, evercraft tool socket 7789048 makes it an easy job for around 25 bucks. https://www.ebay.com/i/131499806038?chn=ps&dispItem=1&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F711-117182-37290-0%2F2%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fi%252F131499806038%253Fchn%253Dps%2526dispItem%253D1%26itemid%3D131499806038%26targetid%3D364123940081%26device%3Dt%26adtype%3Dpla%26googleloc%3D9005117%26poi%3D%26campaignid%3D936422846%26adgroupid%3D55174491988%26rlsatarget%3Dpla-364123940081%26abcId%3D1129656%26merchantid%3D6568124%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMI-Nik6-Pe1gIVASaGCh3ilgB6EAQYAyABEgLa7_D_BwE%26srcrot%3D711-117182-37290-0%26rvr_id%3D1329419157266
  19. Picture request

    My book shows models 100,300,and 550. The air plenum seem to be the same but the illustration is not very illustrative.
  20. 1931 Desoto Flathead Six

    The OP hasn't visited here since last May.
  21. Need 6v help

    Thanks for the response. Lots of suggested fixes get posted, but many times the outcome never get reported. Glad you got her in good nick again, enjoy.
  22. Need 6v help

    That wire needs to be very flexible to allow the breaker plate to move smoothly through its range of motion. I had some insulation loss on mine. I removed the wire and wound some light cotton sewing thread around it, then painted the repaired area with thinned rubber cement. That was 15 years ago...maybe I should recheck it! Keep a record of that number that starts with IGS. Then when you order tune up parts order by that number. I found some good quality U S made points through a CarQuest jobber. Also heard that Bosch brand were still decent also. From what you just reported,I would suspect the largest culprit is the vacuum advance followed by the interior wire.
  23. D24 engine number

    What is the length of the cylinder head? M military or marine??
  24. Need 6v help

    What brand of points did you use? Most new stuff including from Napa are junque. Weak springs, crappy can rubbing block, no oil wick for lube, miss aligned points, crappy material for contacts. Did this condition exist before you replaced points? Do you still have the old ones? I would put them back in and see it it will rev better. The other thing to check is the thin flexible wire that supplies the points with power from the coil terminal of the dist. This wire can sometime have insulation fall off allowing an inadvertantly ground before the points, or it will look good on the exterior but be separated within the insulation it is very important to proper running through the full rpm range. With positive ground make sure your coil is wired ignitionignition to neg terminal, positive terminal to dist.