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Hubler13f

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About Hubler13f

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  • Birthday 02/28/1981

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    Male
  • Location
    Osceola Mills, PA
  • My Project Cars
    1937 Allis Chalmers WC
    1947 International KB1
    1948 Plymouth P15 Deluxe
    1970 Pontiac Tempest

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    Retired Army Forward Observer OEF/OIF Veteran
  • Occupation
    Retired Army

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  1. Local Car Show

    PA, I know what your saying, I walked past 90% of the cars there, not that they weren't nice in their own right, just weren't my thing. I'm more into the 30s and 40s stuff. Some of the guys there knew nothing and couldn't answer any questions about their own cars, some cars looked like they were bought at a dealership a week ago and brought there. It's the guys that work, cut, weld and grind on their own stuff that I am interested in talking to.
  2. Local Car Show

    It could be, I talked to him for a little bit but didn't catch his name. There are a ton of Adams in this area. It was in Osceola Mills, PA the hometown of Matt Adams former St. Louis Cardinal and first baseman for the Atlanta Braves.
  3. Local Car Show

    Thanks, I think I'll reach out to them in the next couple weeks.
  4. Local Car Show

    Well I just looked him up, I found 2 numbers on the net so Im assuming one is a typo. One is 814-345 number which is definately my area within 15 minutes anywhere with that prefix. The other was a 814-354 number which is Tionesta, PA, still only about 1:30 away, so I'll probably look him up either way.
  5. Local Car Show

    I forgot to add that I had talked to the owner of the triple carbed 25 inch spitfire Plymouth. He lives about 10 miles from me and said a local guy used to make the intake he has, I guess he made several of them mostly for the 25 inch block. He also mentioned it was bored .060 and he had a cam ground for it. He was also running a split manifold and I know it sounded healthy.
  6. Local Car Show

    An International And one of my favorites that showed up too late to be judged.
  7. Local Car Show

    I went to a local car show yesterday, there were lots of nice vehicles from all over PA. No trophies for me I had to enter into the street rods to 1948 class and unfortunately my rather stock 218 wasn't as eye catching as the chromed out 350s in many of the other cars. Here's some of the Mopars My P15
  8. New radiator - experience with the champion offer

    I have one in three core for my 47 IHC KB1, the quality looks good and it fit and bolted right in. Couldn't beat the price.
  9. Hesitation And Stumbling Under Load and Starting Out

    All good info, and to Dpollo, your absolutely right. I'm not sure what made it stick, but it was running great before the head gasket blew it only sat for about a week until I got parts, maybe it backfired through the carb upon start up and lodged it up and open. Who knows it's always something. I have 3 other carbs tore down, 2 are soaking in carb cleaner buckets. So on a rainy day when I'm feeling patient I'll sit down and rebuild one, taking my time and honing and polishing everything. For now it's back to running good.
  10. So, I finally solved my problem after a week of researching and reading I must have read 100+ threads about Hesitation, Timing, Sputtering, Hard Starting, Plug Gap and so on and so forth, so I figured I would add my experience to maybe help someone out in the future. My issue began after I had blown a head gasket and replaced it. After I got it started it was running like crap, like you know when you spent all night out drinking keg beer and eating junk, Yeah that kind of CRAP! It was hard to start, and sounded like the timing was retarded and the starter could barely turn it over. When it would run, I could stand there and it would idle smooth I could blip the throttle and it would respond beautifully. But on the road it would run hot and would jump and buck and sputter starting out and going up hills or under any load at all. On the flats it felt like I was towing something with it. So at first I figured it had to be related to the head gasket problems, long story short it wasn't. I messed with the timing and it would get somewhat better when advanced but still wasn't good. After a week of trial and error I went through all of those threads and made a checklist and hit it hard. The following are things I read and did to try to solve the problem not necessarily in that order. Static timed, Timed with light, Timed with vacuum gauge, Road timed it, Cleaned the distributor, Replaced the tiny ground wire in the distributor, Checked the cap, Checked the rotor, Checked the wires, Re crimped the wire leads, Checked everywhere possible for vacuum leaks, Re torqued the plugs, Tightened every screw bolt and stud from the top of the carb to the block, Dumped Seafoam down the carb and let it sit over night, Cleaned the fuel filters, Unhooked my electric pump when the car was running allowing the mechanical to do all the work (my electric runs a 2.5-3 lbs. and seems to do pretty good at assisting the mechanical) Checked for black smoke, Smelled for gas in the oil, Watched the oil fill tube for steam or smoke, Broke the nose cone of the starter and replaced it with a spare, Pulled the plugs and they were all black and sooty, very sooty. So I opened up the carb and looked at the valve that is supposed to be pulled down by vacuum, I pushed very lightly and it was stuck in the up position so I pushed just a bit harder and heard it click as it dislodged and slid down, I exercised it a little, cleaned out the fuel bowl, just a little fine powdery dirt in the bottom, then made sure my float was adjusted right. Static timed it started it up and ran down the road and it ran like a dream. So all of that just to find out that little valve jet was stuck in the up position and dumping extra fuel into the motor. It was a lot of good reading and I appreciate all of you fellas for posting your previous problems. So here is my post I hope it helps someone some day. Edit: I forgot to mention I also checked and tested the vacuum advance and it was good.
  11. If you could have one more........

    Nope different Philipsburg, this one sits on the Clearfield county and Center county lines in central PA 30 minutes west of State College, PA
  12. plug in cc

    Thanks good to know, I just didn't want to knock it loose after I got everything back together and have it get lodged or block a valve open. I'm sure if it's carbon it wouldn't last long, just made me nervous.
  13. plug in cc

    I pulled that plug the other day to find TDC and found it to be filled with carbon build up or something, I carefully replaced it trying not to dislodge whatever is blocking it, I didn't see anything out of the ordinary while the head was off, but mine is definitely blocked.
  14. Just a blown head gasket, if I'm lucky

    And an update on what I am hoping is the last of the Head Gasket Saga. The stud I made didn't hold, I should have known not to believe the rating on epoxy containers no matter what they say. So instead of pulling the head again, I tried putting a 1/2-13 bolt 3 inches long in the hole in the head and it fit perfectly. So I ran a 27/64 bit down through the hole and into the threads in the block then a 1/2-13 tap using the head hole to center it all and it went through like butter. I then coated the threads with permatex #2 and torqued it to 70 lbs. So there you have it if anyone else strips a headstud hole, or gets a little crazy removing a broken head bolt its an easy fix to drill and tap it to 1/2-13.
  15. Just a blown head gasket, if I'm lucky

    I know it sounds like a lot but if you do a search on here. Many guys have had as much as .125 taken off. That's why I wasn't worried about .025. I had it running before I broke the head bolt and had to remove the head. There are no signs of anything hitting.
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