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SteveR last won the day on March 15

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About SteveR

  • Birthday 03/21/1953

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    Old Cars (of course), American Civil War, Model making, Building Ships in Bottles, Spending the majority of my time with my Wife
  • My Project Cars
    1937 Plymouth Deluxe P4
    1930 Ford Model A Blind back (170B)

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    I am an American living in England. Married to my lovely English Wife
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    Retired Multi-skilled Engineer. Now a Preacher co-Pastor


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    American Civil War Reenactor, Building Models

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  1. On May 28-29 my Wife and I took our Miss Daisy to Eastnor Castle. It was a small event for cars but there were about 10 Steam Traction Engines there as well. We had a load of people come and talk to us about our car. Most people have never even heard of a Plymouth and many think the body style is from the 50s here in England. The highlight came when an elderly woman said to me, "I'm blind. Can you tell me what your car looks like"? I told her it was cream in color and then realized she may not know what cream looks like. She was a frail lady around 80 years old and a bit unsteady on her feet. I took her hand and showed her the car from the roof down the opened front windshield then along the long hood. I had her step on the running board and all along the side of the car. I then asked her if she would like to sit inside. She responded that she did not want to put me out. I assured her she was not. She got in the back seat and was amazed at how comfortable it was and how much room there was. The person she came with took a picture of her and she had the biggest smile on her face. She thanked me about 4 times for taking the time to show her our car. I don't know her name but she made both my wife's and my day. Of the 20 cars at this show, ours was the only one she came to. I hope we made her day as well. Eastnor Castle Miss Daisy leaving Eastnor Castle's Main Gate
  2. So I guess what I am hearing to my original question is, Yes it is ok to leave your GL1 oil with the small amount of assembly lube in it without changing the oil as you would do in a rebuilt engine.
  3. So a GL1 oil is not recommended?
  4. 1st and reverse gears were worn as usual but nothing broken and my funds were not there to replace them. So far it has not posed a problem. At some point, this tranny had been gone through. It also was from a junkyard with a big '39 DOD__' painted on the side in yellow. My car is a 37. Inside the stop plates were broken and the stop rings were all worn out. In trying to find the parts for this I found that the stop rings and stop plates were from a 1940/41 transmission.
  5. Thanks for the replys I only used enough assembly lube to hold the needle bearings in place. The oil that I used is Miller Oil 90 GL1. So far I have had no problems. I just don't want any in the future. The joy of removing the tranny and figuring out what I had was bad enough but putting it all back together on the drive wasn't much fun and the clutch release lever was, well had it not been for my wife inside the car with another set of eyes it would still be sitting there.
  6. In reading a few posts on rebuilt engines, I have a question: I rebuilt my 39 transmission late last year. I used assembly lube for the needle bearings. Do I now have to change the oil now that it is up and running? The new parts I had to change were the bearings, main shaft, 2 brass synchro rings, and 3 stop pins
  7. When I had to rebuild my transmission I needed a main shaft, stop rings and shifting plates. I found that mopar pro was by far the most expensive. needless to say, I did not use them. I also found that Andy Birnbaum's shipping costs to the UK were $85 flat rate. Even if the part you needed was $5 you still had to pay $85 shipping. I try not to use him either.
  8. Mine was overheating and I pressure-flushed the whole system. That helped a bit but not much. I then dumped about a quart of vinegar in the radiator and drove it around for several days and pressure flushed it again. I could not believe the rust and slime that came out. It ran much cooler.
  9. Yes that is the case. As mentioned by desoto 1939 hold onto the eccentric when tightening up that nut. On my 37 Plymouth, I also have 2 cotter pins. I assume yours does as well and should be replaced. If you can not turn the eccentrics you may have to pull the eccentrics and clean them out, I put copper slip on so they do not rust up again. I also did mine one eccentric at a time.
  10. Keith has a good video on making a brake adjusting tool AB price is $95. Kinda steep to my way of thinking. Here is Keiths video
  11. Are you getting voltage from your sol to the starter? If yes then its the starter.
  12. I was born and raised in Minnesota. We use to have a "Flood Run" on Motorcycles that went from Hastings to Winona in the spring. The last year I went there were 5-7K motorcycles.
  13. Back in 1966 My friends and I were riding around and went into a new bicycle shop. They were having a competition and first prize was a Schwinn Varsity 10 Speed Bicycle.I filled out about 6 forms and thought nothing of it again. Several weeks later My mother received a phone call from Penn Cycle asking If she had a son or husband by the name of Steve She was skeptical and asked what it was in relation to. They said I had won their first prize. I got to pick out any color bike I wanted and chose a Purple one. The bike was valued at $75. That about $700 today. I no longer have that bike I suppose the ex had it thrown out. Here is photo of one that looked similar
  14. Seat belts!? We don't need no stinking seat belts!
  15. My wife and I went to a fancy furniture store back in Minnesota. We saw a print of Kenilworth Castle England in a very nice frame. It was priced right and we were going to buy it except on the back of the frame it said it was Warwick Castle. My wife said we will buy it but the correct identification on the back needs to be changed. The clerk said it was correct and that they do not make mistakes. If it says it is Warwick then it is. My wife then said It was not Warwick Castle but Kenilworth. The clerk was not going to have us tell her she was wrong. Then I said, You are wrong my wife lived in Kenilworth and use to play in that Castle as a child before it became a tourist attraction. They changed the information. Kenilworth Castle Warwick Castle
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