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Wayf 51

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    Lakes Region, NH
  • Interests
    Land conservation, cars from 1900 to about 1960
  • My Project Cars
    Gray 1951 Wayfarer, new valves and brakes. Next? Springs.

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    Farm boy, teacher, traveller, carpinter, mechanic but master of none.
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  1. Transition

    Thank you, all.
  2. Transition

    Thanks, Reg. Valve chamber is clean - had the valves done last summer. It wasn't very sludgy but will definitely check the pan.
  3. Transition

    How would you recommend I change from non-detergent to detergent oil? 230 engine, 55,000 miles.
  4. The real skinny

    Thanks, plyroadking, for breaking down the process: and I agree, medium_john, that plyroadking's explanation is clearer than the manual's. Thanks to both of you. I'm on it!
  5. The real skinny

    So, can someone give me a blow-by-blow description of how to adjust the external contracting emergency brake ('51 Wayfarer). Manual is a bit vague in spots. Many thanks. Fred
  6. Erratic directional signals

    Thank you, dpollo. Good to have options.
  7. Erratic directional signals

    Thank you, busycoupe.
  8. Erratic directional signals

    Hello all, My 1951 Wayfarer is still 6 volt and has factory directionals but someone has done some rewiring: they replaced the rear sockets and wire-nutted the old and new wires together. The left turn lights work fine but the right ones stop clicking when the brakes are applied. Where should I start looking? Thanks for your thoughts. Fred
  9. front end kit

    Kanters indicates that replacement springs are often shorter before installation but imply that that's OK because they're thicker and made of high tensile steel. Does this make sense?