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Sam Buchanan

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About Sam Buchanan

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor

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  • Location
    north Alabama
  • My Project Cars
    1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe;
    1974 Standard VW Beetle;
    Vans RV-6;
    Fokker D.VII replica


  • Location
    north Alabama
  • Interests
    custom-built aircraft

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  1. I checked with them, $75+ by the time they ship it. I don't need the vent glass. These internet vendors seem to know what their compadres are charging.....seems ~$75-80 is the going rate for a door glass by the time it lands on your doorstep.
  2. Appreciate the referral but no locations in my state. Their price is the same as what I'm paying with the other vendor....$75 seems to be the going rate for flat door glass delivered from well-equipped vendors. Bernbaum has similar catalog price but adds large shipping fees and long delivery time.
  3. Here ya go, notes on how I built my brake tool: https://p15-d24.com/topic/50182-brake-adjustment-tool-updated/?tab=comments#comment-532931
  4. Yep, I was planning on supporting the only glass shop I could find within 25 miles of me that would cut laminated glass until I was quoted $175 for the one window and told the corners might not match my original. I ordered the glass from Sanders Reproduction Glass and even though it has to be shipped all the way across the continent total cost is $76. Hope it fits....and that I don't break it....
  5. I need to replace the cracked glass in the driver door. Anyone with a recommendation for a vendor? Front Door Glass P15 4-dr sedan Special Deluxe with flipper vent Thanks!
  6. I'm pretty sure a hot generator will produce less current due to increased resistance of the wire in the windings. So I think you will lose genny capacity as you add load and heat (electrical and ambient). Most likely you'll be running a current deficit with all the lights on especially at low rpm. It may take a while to pull a healthy battery down, but the lights won't be full bright....and the starter may be sluggish after the ice cream stop. But fortunately there is a very nice remedy that will pull anything you can install on your car....and keep the battery happy. 😉
  7. The hood release inside the cabin is a nice touch on my '48, but I've often wondered how in the world would I release the hood if something broke in the release cable. The front of the car is pretty much assembled from the inside out and releasing a captive hood, though no doubt possible, would be a major aggravation. I decided a belt and suspenders approach could alleviate this unfortunate scenario. Here is a little shop project that won't take more than an hour but could prevent many hours of frustrations. All we need is an emergency hood release. The release is a short length of flex cable, a handle made out of a piece of tubing and a bug nut. The cable has a Z-bend on one end which fits in a small hole drilled in the hood release latch. The other end of the cable goes through the inner left front fender: Here is the release handle inside the inner fender, completely out of the way until it needs to save the day: The release works flawlessly.....and a kidnapped hood latch will no longer be on my "Awwwh SHOOT!" list. 😄
  8. Much more pressure than that when combustion occurs.........
  9. I mis-spoke, the two manuals I have are both originals best I can tell. The only ones I've seen lately are just scans of these old manuals, so there is no "proof-reading" occurring. But these are exceedingly simple cars that are much more tolerant of "shade-tree" engineering than the computers we drive today. Fortunately the superb Master Tech films are still available for download.
  10. The question should be "Who wrote these?". The manuals I have are reproductions of manuals that were published in the early '50's. That means the authors are almost certainly long gone....RIP.
  11. Or you can scab together a tranny cradle out of scraps in the shop that looks wretched but works wonderfully: I just put the jack under the transmission while it was still in the car and started adding scraps until the jack cradled the trans. The hole is for that little bump on the bottom of the three-speed. The 2x2 props up the shift housing and keeps the trans from falling off the cradle. Putting the jack in juuust the right place keeps everything balanced. 😁 And you need guide pins: A couple of flats filed on the pins make it easy to use a wrench.
  12. Congratulations...you have jumped one of the most dreaded hurdles we have when it comes to refreshing our flatties. 😄
  13. Glad we have an option that we know works. 😊
  14. Thank you for the update, glad you have excellent results with the Red Line oil. A happy tranny makes the cost of the Red Line MTL a bargain. 😁
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