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Tom Skinner

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Tom Skinner last won the day on November 19 2017

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About Tom Skinner

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 11/13/1956

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    Huntersville NC
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    1948 Chrysler Royal Sedan

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    Had 1948 Royals all my adult life
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    Huntersville NC
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    Restoration - Stock

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  1. Go mix yourselves a nice strong drink gents and relax. L.O.L. I would be the first to admit I do not know much at all about vacuum or electrical issues😁
  2. The Oil Gauge Flexible Line near the back of the head could be leaking. Maybe that was your original post/problem? One can never be quite sure unless you run the motor awhile and inspect it for some type of leak while it is running??
  3. Once Points and Timing are set how about using a Vacumn Gauge to set the carb to the highest setting? Then determine what if any is the problem.
  4. Star Grinder, Steel is the Best, however, You will need to chase the holes over again for the Division Bar Gasket (Center Gasket). Clear Sealer 3M works best and is almost imperative or there will be leaks. Use a water hose and test it once sealer is dry. Tom
  5. I use QT Non Ethanol 87, with some Marvel Mystery Oil in the Gas. Never Vapor Lock. Its usually 90 -95 here all summer. Runs like a champ
  6. Yeah Sniper, I am his age. It ain't easy working on these old Flat Heads. I am with it. I hope he finds a easy solution. Some times tearing down an engine is what is necessary. My Panties are unbunched. Tom
  7. I am not here to school anyone. So fine. Everyone satisfy your selves. Mechanics work. Talkers talk. Good luck and enjoy yourselves. Fix it. Pay someone to fix it. Love Peace and Hair Greece to everyone concerned. Tom
  8. I guess a fat wallet is bigger than a solution
  9. Turning a wrench is not Grunt Work. Suit yourself. You must know more than me. Congratulations. Mr. Know it all. I hope you feel superior. Thank you from all us mechanics. Tom
  10. Eneto-55, No disrespect intended. There are also Service Booklets available through this site and You-Tube which are also helpful. With 870 Posts it looks like you are a Senior Member. There should be ample Literature for you to refer to for any repairs. Personally I would turn some wrenches and look into that engine before starting it. Unless your up in age, even then, I would have a pair of younger arms nearby to assist me. Where there is a will there is a way. J.M.H.O. Tom
  11. Greg G, In the words of Arnie Cunningham (From the Movie Christene) its time to motivate. Change those Plugs out! L.O.L. Tom
  12. In the old days it was called the block petcock drain your engine block with it. Lots of old gunk will probably follow. L.O.L. Tom
  13. Sniper is correct! Of course after Cleaning Plugs and resetting Points and Timing, a Vacume Gauge needs to be hooked up to a vacume port near the Carb and the highest reading (usually 18 - 20 Inches) obtained at the Carb for a correct Carb setting. Tom
  14. Noah, Please re-tune your car. Way back when - 5,000 miles was a good time to, as a matter of fact most guys retinkered/timed their cars every month or so in their driveways to keep them running optimally. I know your plugs will last 10,000 or more but points aren't what they used to be and one other thing to check is your vacume advance (if you have one) is it pulling or leaking? Good Luck. Our Flat Heads like to be advanced on the timing 4-6 Degrees as well from the static timing position. Here is wishing you - Happy Wrench Turning. Tom
  15. I see them on ebay from time to time. Maybe Andy Bernbaum can help also. Tom
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