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  2. Sniper, Way to go paying it forward and in the heat. I worked in that Texas heat often and remember it was no fun, even worse in the back seat of a car. We had one man on the team that would have salt stripes on his t-shirt by noon that looked like white crystals.
  3. My ‘38 Plymouth. Inspection sticker in the lower right corner of its windshield. Last inspection 1979.
  4. 1949 p17 driver's upper door hinge View Advert we need a driver's door upper hinge for a 1949 p17. we aren't sure what other cars use the same hinge. Advertiser 1949 p17 Date 06/19/2021 Price Category Individual Member Classified Wanted Ad  
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    we need a driver's door upper hinge for a 1949 p17. we aren't sure what other cars use the same hinge.


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  7. A couple of old road maps.
  8. Yes, this is the philosophy to follow, lol. Since my triple bypass a couple years ago I have gotten into the habit of weighing myself in the morning before I get dressed and after my shower at night. I weighed 233 this morning, 226 this evening. All sweat.
  9. As for the windshield seal go with the one from Steele rubber products. It has a built in centre strip seal and is one piece. The seal sold by the of the other supplier has to be cut to length and glued. It also does not have a centre piece. I will be ordering one from Steele and not using the one I purchased elsewhere on my coupe. M
  10. View Advert WTB, Rear light gasket 1948 Chrysler Windsor - I’m looking for the rubber gaskets for the rear light assembly, as well as the “Fluid Drive” light assembly. Advertiser LrudyD Date 06/19/2021 Price Category Individual Member Classified Wanted Ad  
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    1948 Chrysler Windsor - I’m looking for the rubber gaskets for the rear light assembly, as well as the “Fluid Drive” light assembly.


  12. Ohhh you are so correct. I just popped the hood and looked at compressor and tag says R12. I never thought about that. While replacement parts are readily available ... I will have to look into a conversion kit. I appreciate the heads up on this. I just thought 1991 was new enough to be R134 ... but I have basically zero experience actually working on ac. When I was in Albuquerque it was rough with no ac but not to bad. Texas is a different story. While my wife car electrical transmission been acting funny, I was going to start on that Monday. Today Saturday her fue
  13. Los, I think your truck was originally R12. Not cheap these days and you need a license to get it anymore. You might look into what an R134 changeover would take since you are essentially replacing everything anyway, no license needed out here for R134..
  14. now for your situation....this type rig should well get it started easier....but the tacked washer in your case will prevent running home with this rig...the socket would then be used and a deep well would work good here with a washer the diameter of the bush to allow full set of the bush....careful with oilite if it cocks to the side....your chances of it cracking/chipping is likely if our jig aligning socket does fit the ID of the bush...tapping often will not cause harm...just do not slam it home...listen for the change in tone of the hammer tap...you will know by the sound change it is now
  15. Cool. I would've been looking in vain for the socket that fits the outside edge of the bushing exactly. No hammering, though, right?
  16. Well, I finally got the seat in. Wow. You know I was a Navy guy. You think I'd remember: Never Again Volunteer Yourself
  17. lot of folks damage a bush trying to insert it at home....it is great if you have a bench mounted arbor press and other specialty jigs and such. One easy to make insertion tool if from your tool box on the average most will allow this and can be in 1/4, 3/8 and up if you have these size sets and a need for larger bushes to be placed. these three items are simple and basic shop stuff.... and this is it when assembled.........minor little shop trick that could be of help some day......
  18. Hats off to ya, not easy working in this weather. Been ~100 temps for 2 weeks or more now .... I am just finally getting use to them. Get up at 5:30 am and drink my coffee in the shop while cool & wait for it to get daylight to start work. Slowly one day to the next I have been getting accustomed to the temps. Able to stay in the shop just a little longer each day. Just today am out here at 7:00 pm and cooling down, think I am finally ready for summer AC is important if you live in West Texas ... Not impossible to drive your car, not very convenient either. Sa
  19. I have learned a few hard lessons....many of us have and I am sure in my future there lurks a few more....I also have learned to sit back a minute and study the problem before wading in all karate chops and guns a-blazing....rat did the work....I (and others) just coached from the keyboard a bit...while other advice on NOS was valid...the basic premise it was not repairable and impossible without the special factory tool is just not true and falls way short of things this hobby will require at times.
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  21. I can state for myself, this is very true. Learned it the hard way. Sounds like PA did too.
  22. Thanks for saving me from myself by convincing me not to rip out the welded thrust washer. Wrenching is fun, unnecessary wrenching to fix self-created problems, not so much.
  23. Got a friend in the AF, noob with limited time in and essentially broke. He's driving an '07 Civic hybrid that was gifted to him. His AC didn't work so I offered to look at it for him, I have a license and the tools. What a .... snowball, family site, remember family site, lol. Turns out the compressor was bad. Ordinarily a simple job, even on a non-hybrid Civic. On a hybrid it starts with pulling the rear seat out to open the breaker for the battery pack and it gets worse. Especially when you think you are done, start to write this and remember you forg
  24. as I stated early on in this thread...the repair is possible...enlarging the hole to smallest diameter to remove the old one was the method....the tack welded washer need not be removed....now just do not forget to soak the new oilite bush in oil prior to install and this. I also believe you were sent a PM by another member to use the tap method to extract.... special tools are nice.....book procedure make things nice...but in the absence of both....common sense and a tad of human intervention will prevail....
  25. Regulation sized raccoon tail hanging from my rear view. M
  26. sinistered bronze (oilite) again industry worldwide...say thanks to WPC and his engineers...
  27. I plan on replacing it with an oilite bushing, but I have to admit I don't know anything other than the most basic info about oilite bushings. Did some quick research... An Oil Filled/Sintered Bronze Bearing with a 3/4" diameter and 1-1/4" in diameter and 1-1/8" long was run at 1800 RPM for a total of 1,321,920,000 revolutions without exhibiting wear or scoring of the shaft. Wow. I'd say we're good to go. -Art
  28. If it is an oilite bushing, and I think it is, then oiling it is contraindicated. They come impregnated with oil, they are sintered bronze and self lubricating.
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