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Uncle-Pekka

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  1. the bidding has ended US $1,700.00 Reserve not met
  2. Tires!

    I read this to learn where to get affordable (cheap) tires, but was surprised over the Sears price. I've bought 2-3 set of new tires from US and had them shipped over in the boot of my project car(s). 2 of the 3 cases I bought them from Vulcan Tires, thus I checked their price again to compare with Sears; This is car tire, suitable for my 1948 D24 15" rims; a Cooper Trendsetter radial with a white stripe sidewall; https://www.vulcantire.com/cgi-bin/tiresearch.cgi?stock=20567&f=trendsetterse_t.cst http://www.sears.com/cooper-trendsetter-se-p205-75r15-97s-ww-all-season/p-09534746000P?plpSellerId=Sears&prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=T4 The same tire... Vulcan wins at $62 against Sears $100 - huge big difference for a set of four $152!
  3. Interesting photos I have run across.

    Never seen such set up live. Would you care to share the story behind this picture? I'd be interested. The lathe is small, for a particular purpose? I guess it takes power from the car transmission? Is there a special clutch or do you need to jack up the rear end while turning...?
  4. How to keep the mice away?

    Cats. The. Only. Logical. Answer.
  5. cL car

    Ok, I see the relation to P15/D24; Triumph Mayflower = the ship in Plymouth hood crest. IMHO, this was maybe the worst looking car in the 50's, an odd marriage of small economy car and British luxury coach design (just some lines in the silhouette) It's terrible to drive... like most of British small cars of the era...
  6. Cast iron piece to fit similar dual exhaust manifold with double heat riser. Where was this style used originally? (Never seen before) http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-1958-MoPaR-OEM-Dual-Carb-manifold-Chrysler-Dodge-25-DeSoto-some-Plymouth-/122625923048?hash=item1c8d1317e8
  7. Fire at Country Classic cars

    Also Hemmings covered the accident. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/08/09/five-alarm-fire-causes-extensive-damage-at-country-classic-cars/?refer=news
  8. It's been years I opened the brake drum, thus I cannot recall the dimensions in detail. The question is; Are the front wheel upper and lower cylinder diameters the same? (thus the rubber sealings would be the same size) See the below "RockAuto" catalog; E.g. WK112 kit would fit "front upper" and rear wheel cylinder, but not "front lower"...? I see front lower has some extra metal pins, but those have much longer life time than the rubber. Thus the question is; If I simply keep 2-3 sets of Dorman 12222 or Raybestos WK112 in by garage drawer, am I equipped to service whichever wheel in my D24? Thanks, Uncle-Pekka
  9. Detail question on the wheel cylinder rubber sealings

    After searching the cabinets I found my parts book. Looks like there's only one part number for the piston and piston seal, the cylinder end boot as well. Thus the conclusion would be the rubber sealings must be the same for all rear, front upper & lower cylinders, see below page...
  10. Detail question on the wheel cylinder rubber sealings

    Thanks Tim, Yes, mine is the common 4D sedan, thus 11" drums. Now that I take a closer look, the Dorman 12222 says bore 1 1/8, all other say 12" drum, thus the first one would fit all my wheel cylinders. Thanks again, Pekka
  11. Detail question on the wheel cylinder rubber sealings

    It's been years I opened the brake drum, thus I cannot recall the dimensions in detail. The question is; Are the front wheel upper and lower cylinder diameters the same? (thus the rubber sealings would be the same size) See the below "RockAuto" catalog; E.g. WK112 kit would fit "front upper" and rear wheel cylinder, but not "front lower"...? I see front lower has some extra metal pins, but those have much longer life time than the rubber. Thus the question is; If I simply keep 2-3 sets of Dorman 12222 or Raybestos WK112 in by garage drawer, am I equipped to service whichever wheel in my D24? Thanks, Uncle-Pekka
  12. Interesting conversation: One says it's rare (true), the other says people do not know DeSoto, thus very few wants it. Price is defined by demand vs. availability. There are not many of those around any more, but if even less buyers, the price cannot be high, right? If it was a 1940 Ford in very same condition, 16 grand would be considered low ball... Even if fords were made 100x more and existing examples are about the same ratio. I like it very much, but probably would not pay 16kUSD anyway. Just cannot afford that price, freight & customs duties would be 24kUSD "DDP my home".
  13. More Miller Factory Tools

    More Miller tools...
  14. 1930 Dodge "off road" promo video

    "True Spirit of Motoring!"
  15. Offy dual intake

    Hi T-bag, Is it like the one offered by Summit Racing? See below?
  16. Excessive play was found in the upper control arm joint. I am preparing to replace the upper outer bushings as they seem to had worn loose. However, I'd like to learn from you, are there any other issues in the front suspension I should check at the same time? Also the best way to do the replacement to avoid pitfalls, Obviously I will be messing the camber angle when replacing the bushings - any tricks to do it smart way? Any tips to adjust the camber without special tools?
  17. Replacing D24 upper control arm outer bushings

    Thanks! I guess I'll be first replacing only the outer bushings. When having the outer bushing off, I suppose it will be easy to check the inner shaft play when there's no load in it?
  18. Dash knob repaint?

    Casper, I've been painting those engraved texts using the method familiar from scale model painting, commonly referred as "black washing" (In this case "white washing..???) Anyway it is based on capillary attraction of the paint, thus the paint needs to be just correct thinned - about the same as for air brush. Use thin point brush and lightly touch the tip to the bottom of the letter, the paint will run down the groove and fill it nicely. You probably need to do the top and bottom part of a letter by two touch. A scale model enamel paint is easy to work with, Humbrol or Tamiya are the best quality available commonly. Also One Shot striping enamel should do good. You will need to do it a couple of time to get the touch, but with enamels it is safe, since you can easily wipe the excess off with a rag and turpentine.
  19. The Grand Master Turns 85 today !

    Please tell Mr. Asche my belated greetings; Happy Birthday & Good health for years to come! Kind regards, Uncle-Pekka from Finland
  20. New (to me) trick

    That's clever - must try - Thanks!
  21. Interesting photos I have run across.

    Continuing the previous, warbird theme... Fokker XXI fought in the Spanish civil war 1936. By 1940 it was considered out-dated. However, it was the back-bone of the Finnish air force in the winter war 1939-40, and we got hundreds of wins agains Russians P.S. I hope you know the background of the swastika in the finnish air force ensign? It is far older to the Nazi swastika... Originally it's the symbol of swedish noble-mans family; Count von Rosen presented the first fighter plane to Finnish Army as a gift; It was a Thulin typ D and year was 1918. The Air Force took the swastika symbol to honor Count von Rosen and used it until 1945. 1918 Thulin typ D, design licenced by Morane Saulnier
  22. Interesting photos I have run across.

    There should be no doubt if you know any history. WW2 for sure (have you not seen the airplanes of WW1 era? - wooden frames covered by canvas, mostly bi-planes) The brittish Spad XIII was considered the most modern of the WW1 era, see bottom photo. Messerschmitt BF 109 was introduced just before the war 1937 and flew until collapse of Germany. Horses were used to pull artillery and suppliers in every ww2 war front in Europe. Poland had big cavalry which was slaughtered by german tanks & light artillery in 1939. Also Finland relied on horses to provide supplies and support to army deep in the woods and wilderness.
  23. Interesting photos I have run across.

    No comments to my above "find" - thus I confess, it's OFF TOPIC by all means but an interesting photo of an old car... It was a German prototype, 1952 Haller Taifun. Looks like they took it to USA for promotion tour right after it was made. No idea where it ended and was there any successor to it...?
  24. I've been running my car now many years with a shot heat riser... Manual close open and leaking valve. Now that the manifold is off for winter overhaul I consider removing the riser and putting blind shut off plate in between the exhaust and intake manifold. I run my car only at summer and warm weather. Do I need the heat riser at all?
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