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Niel Hoback

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Niel Hoback last won the day on December 24 2016

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About Niel Hoback

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    grumpy old man
  • Birthday 07/17/1943

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  • Biography
    Sketchy at best. You shouldn't ask.
  • Occupation
    I'm proud to say I have no job.

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Hobart Indiana
  • Interests
    Puttering. I'm getting good at it.
  • My Project Cars
    1976 Wartburg 353 Deluxe


  • Location
    48 P-15 2 dr Hobart, Indiana
  • Interests
    Grandkids, Travel, bluegrass and classical music. I used to be a civil war re-enactor.

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  1. We and the Windsor 2018

    I want Worden's dogs and Keith's car.
  2. New to Forum: 1949 Plymouth Business Coupe

    Remove the drum, and the five bolts holding the backing plate to the axle housing. If you have a long enough brake line, you can slide the backing plate over the axle and wire it out of the way. Usually the axle will come out easily. If not, put the drum back on, the washer and nut, leave the nut loose and use the drum as a slide hammer. Be sure to put the shims back where they were to maintain axle end play.
  3. We and the Windsor 2018

    Every time you post about your car, I get even more jealous. But don't stop.
  4. We and the Windsor 2018

    Now that's a purty car!
  5. fuel gauge, 1937 Pymouth sedan

    Sounds like your float sank.
  6. 1953 Chrysler Brakes Rebuild Thread

    I took a file to the edges of the keyway, groove just enough to knock off the sharp corner. Wrap the axle with paper, also.
  7. 1953 Chrysler Brakes Rebuild Thread

    That's a classy looking car. Beautiful.
  8. Vacuum Advance part number? 1948 Dodge coupe

    I once had an explosion in my distributor because the motor had been started and stopped several times in less than an hour. It seems enough gas fumes had leaked through the ruptured diaphragm to fill the dizzy and when I went to start it again, it blew the cap off. Scared the crap out of me. It took a while to figure out how it happened. Then it seemed pretty cool.
  9. Got a shovel?

    I left my car around here somewhere.
  10. Started the teardown, and now the build up.

    Homer41, Boot Hill auto salvage, 13 S. Old Glenn Hwy. Palmer AK. You're going right by there if you're going to Wasilla. I remember a row of mid 50's DeSotos, all with hemis. Oddest of oddities, he had two 58 Packardbakers, both station wagons! Call first, 907-745-1027 Casper 50, I can't believe you haven't already been there.
  11. Started the teardown, and now the build up.

    Are you going to boot hill ? Is he still there? He had a row of hemis last time I was there.
  12. How Many Drive Their Old Mopars In Rain

    Wow, we all got sucked into that one!
  13. Radio wiring 6v to 12v

    I don't believe the radio with a stock vibrator is affected polarity. The vibrator changes the current to ac anyway. I've tried this accidentally without any harm done.
  14. Two things; when you use a vacuum pump on the bleeder screw, it tends to pull air in around the screw threads. This doesn't enter the cylinders, but it makes it hard to tell if and when you get all of the air out of the cylinder. Old timers told me that when I park the car for long periods, disconnect the battery and put a stick between the seat edge and the brake pedal to repressive on the system. More free advice, use at your own risk.
  15. oil pump question

    What worked fifty years ago, pack the pump with Vaseline or grease before you put it on. Free advice is worth what you paid for it.