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Niel Hoback

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  1. Fluid Drive Stalling

    The shot of gas has to start at the first movement of the throttle plate.
  2. Artistic or to much time on their hands?

    That's really clever. Artists see things much better than I.
  3. Rack and pinion steering for 46 Plymouth

    Stopped or moving at a slow speed, the steering wheel is harder to turn, but driving is much easier. Tread width problem? Dunno.
  4. Rear brakes broke? Fittment issues on '48 Dodge

    If it's only 1/16" or so, you could just file the notch in the shoe web a bit deeper.
  5. Time for an overhaul...

    There's a hole in that theory.
  6. cardboard heater duct Cranbrook 1953

    That's much stronger than OE !
  7. Setting timing

    Yikes! Another senior moment! Black to the - post. But you knew that. Thanks for the wake up!
  8. Setting timing

    I use a craftsman 12v light on my 6v Plymouth. It has an inductive pickup and works quite well. Try it, it may work for you. Just get the polarity right. Red to the block, black on the positive post.
  9. local swap meet

    Didja see anything for a Wartburg?
  10. We and the Windsor 2018

    One of those things is much nicer than the others. One of those things is much better looking than the others.
  11. Off topic hobbies

    1943 only. The year I was born. I have rolls of them I've been picking up for 60 years.
  12. We and the Windsor 2018

    I want Worden's dogs and Keith's car.
  13. 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.
  14. We and the Windsor 2018

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

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

    Sounds like your float sank.
  17. 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.
  18. 1953 Chrysler Brakes Rebuild Thread

    That's a classy looking car. Beautiful.
  19. 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.
  20. Got a shovel?

    I left my car around here somewhere.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. How Many Drive Their Old Mopars In Rain

    Wow, we all got sucked into that one!
  24. 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.
  25. 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.