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austinsailor last won the day on November 3 2018

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About austinsailor

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor

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    Central Missouri
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    A cruising sailor who's been on land for a bit


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    Cental Missouri or Texas coast, depending on the day
  • Interests
    Old cars, old boats, old outboards

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  1. austinsailor

    Flat head supercharged

    Technically, a turbo charger is a specific type of supercharger, but it’s become so common to look at them as completely separated you can almost start fights trying to argue the point.
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    off the front deck just now.

    We have 5-9” predicted for tomorrow night. After a couple weeks of 50 to 60’s highs in January, this dose of reality is going to be tough!
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    More fuel for the zinc - zddp war

  4. austinsailor

    Let's see your other rides

    2019 F550. Building a custom bed. I’m tired of wimpy trucks!
  5. austinsailor


    My 48 B1B had similar problems, just very slow cranking. I’d checked everything, including the guts of the starter. Cleaned the armature, brushes bearings and all. Cleaned connections. One day I got particularly fed up and just pulled the starter off another truck I had and presto - all was good, cranked very fast. might save yourself a lot of headaches if you just buy, borrow or steal another starter.
  6. austinsailor

    Bought a new gadget I hopefully won't have to use.

    You guys sucked me in - mine should be here tomorrow.
  7. austinsailor

    Bought a new gadget I hopefully won't have to use.

    $96.60, Amazon. Free shipping.
  8. austinsailor

    What is this??

    A friend has had auto parts stores, collects old auto items and Chebby trucks. He has an item that we’re not sure of. He thinks it might be to service or check vacuum wiper motors. Any ideas?
  9. austinsailor

    Dodge car chase

    Someone posted this on Facebook on the flathead 6 group. Since it’s a Dodge, shouldn’t it be here, too?
  10. austinsailor

    Got my wheels back!

    No bevels, flat like a mag wheel.
  11. austinsailor

    Got my wheels back!

    Don't have any. Might have to try aluminum spinning again. It's been 55 years, surely Ican remember how.
  12. austinsailor

    Got my wheels back!

    It'll be tubes. Not sure what to use for a flap. Thought about a few wraps of duck tape. A friend tells me he's done it and it works fine until the first time you take a tire off,then it's a mess.
  13. austinsailor

    Got my wheels back!

    Just got my wire wheels back from the powder coater. I think they’ll look pretty darn good on my 36 Airflow.
  14. austinsailor

    How to change your oil

    In this particular instance, his mother had sent him there before I heard anything about it. Later, I was with her when she insisted in going to a different one and have her oil changed. “They are professionals. They’ll do it right, “ says she. After a half hour of high pressure sales, and no concern about the oil it took or had been used previously, she finally got it.
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    How to change your oil

    My stepson took the 4 year old Mercedes to the local quick change place. When he got back he told me it needed a new oil pan. Seems it was rusted out and leaking. ”What the heck are you talking about??!!” He said that was discovered when they were changing the oil. Took him and the car back and the kids working there insisted that was the problem. Over their objections I pulled it in and went down in their pit. Turns out they got the gasket folded over on the canister type oil filter. Made them get another filter for the gasket (they mistakenly thought I should pay for it), fixed it myself and left. Never again unless i’m Watching. My motto is, “ Consider everyone incompetent until proven otherwise.” It’s served me well.

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