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Frank Elder

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    Frank Elder got a reaction from Brent B3B in For you Truck guys   
    These guys can make you rims from scratch the 6 lug split rims that are modern safe and 17.5 18 0r 20 budd wheels I got this off of fb but it wasn't sharing.
    http://www.wheelsnowinc.com/?fbclid=IwAR3fZo5cwP4Z-VTPLBlmQ4xXFX7Bu1vSnOSjatoVvn7mApIIms2xpuMZ8gk
     
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    Frank Elder got a reaction from Todd B in I Phone's Grandaddy.   
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    Frank Elder reacted to Sniper in A shot across the bow, Exhaust Seats and Valve Guides   
    Update on running hot.  My 51 never ran hot, till today.  In fact it ran cold, never got much above 150 degrees.  I figured it was either the wrong thermostat in there, no thermostat or one that was stuck open.
     
    I was wrong.
     
    There was a thermostat in it, a Delco one rated for 180 degrees.  It was installed upside down.
     
    Near as I could figure the water pressure was sufficient to unseat the valve and kept the engine running too cool.  The valve was definitely seated when I pulled it.
     
    I swear the mechanic that maintained this car before me was a world class hack.  Everything he touched was poorly and incorrectly done. 
     
    While I had the coolant drained to change the thermostat I took advantage of it to pull the radiator so I could clean off the timing marks on the pulley and check my timing.  It was too tight to do a good job otherwise.
     
    Timing was set to 30 degrees advanced, at idle speed of 550 rpm.  Wow.
     
    So now I am running at about 200 degrees, on an 80 degree day.  This was with a lot of low speed driving around a parking lot, teaching my son to drive.  In a 51 Cambridge with no power anything, three on the tree.  He did pretty well though I think I did pick out the smell of clutch.
     
     
     
     
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    Frank Elder reacted to Loren in Overdrive Kickdown Switch   
    The switch I bought from ebay came today so here’s a photo of it on the carburetor.
    It was sold as a Studebaker OD switch but honestly I don’t think it cares what it goes on.
    Studebaker of all the car companies really embraced OD and had the highest percentage installed.
    They also used this carburetor a lot.
    The switch was new and came in a box with a part number. I am sure that number will appear in somebody’s catalog.
     


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    Frank Elder reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Eastbound an down.   
    dang Frankie, thought maybe you were taking a road trip...was going to tell ya to stop in....
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    Frank Elder reacted to plymouthcranbrook in Eastbound an down.   
    You sure have a talent for finding the darndest things. In a good way
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    Frank Elder reacted to greg g in Headlight relay verification   
    I guess the question of doing two relays or one depends on a couple of factors.  First being the age condition of the dimmer switch itself as they can be a significant source of resistance in the circuit ase videnced by the number of them that won't pass any current after they have sat for a while.  The other is, how often you operate with high beams on.  If most of your after dark operation is around town, then maybe the relay for low beams only is an option.  If you spend a lot of time at night on country 2 lane roads maybe only the high beams need a relay.  Lots of options depending on you use and current condition of the components of your lighting circuits..
    I found a significant increase in headlamp performance a few years back by cleaning the area where the ground from the lamp goes to the body.  On the p15 the ground screw goes to the part of the headlight bucket the receives all the water, mud, and other stuff thrown up by the front tires.  I drilled a new hole and attached a new ground wire to a spot that is out of the direct path of tire spray.  My 6v head lamps put out as much light as my 12v setup in my Studebaker.
    And of course no one will mention the elephant in the room... At my age, I can't see at night like I did ten years ago, regardless of how bright my lights are.
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    Frank Elder reacted to Robin (UK) in 1950 P-19 Plymouth Fastback UK   
    That's correct, Frank.
    UK headlights should to dip to the left.
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    Frank Elder reacted to Brent B3B in Cab Center Window Glass Installation   
    I don’t have any friends so, I did mine by myself using a set of “glass grippers” the rope Tom mentions and a plastic scribe tool Rob mentioned. 
     
    Standing on the outside of the cab, I pulled it from the inside out, set the bottom lip of the rubber on the pinch weld and worked the rope  while pulling the gripper (Fine tuned it with the scribe)  
     
    I should really get some friends 😊
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    Frank Elder reacted to dpollo in Anyone Heard from Knuckleharley?   
    I was wondering the same thing and discussed it with Plymouthy Adams.  I have Arthur's home address and can send him a card.   I will do it right now so I don't forget and tell him we are missing him and wish him well.  dp..................OK, done, I will get it in the mail and see what happens.   dp
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    Frank Elder got a reaction from NickPickToo in My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe   
    You are doing a fine job Nick,.....I would let you work unsupervised on my car anytime.......and I am picky
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    Frank Elder reacted to ggdad1951 in Todd Build Thread   
    Trans tunnel ready for install

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    Frank Elder got a reaction from Old CWO in 4X4   
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    Frank Elder reacted to Bbdakota in Mopar Pro aftermarket fuel tanks ok?   
    I used there tank on my 48 D24. No problems at all. I'm happy with it. Personally, if a new tank is available, my opinion is to put in a new tank. The protective coating (zinc, galvanized) has surely been compromised on an old tank. My old tank was coated by previous owner with some aftermarket product but still continued to rust and was very nasty when I replaced it. 
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    Frank Elder reacted to Loren in 265 Chrysler Industrial Project Engine   
    Hi Frank
    I really wanted that Shanafelt!
    I was going make a thin adapter plates so my Bendix-Stromberg WW carburetors would fit (they have a four bolt pattern).
    The Edmunds was mis-labeled as a Chevy manifold and not worth nearly as much as a Chrysler.
    Tom Langdon uses Offenhauser Chevy 216 manifolds modified to fit the Chrysler. He buys them for $300+ then re-works them. I am sure he has to get close to what I paid or more.
    His Weber/Motorcraft carburetors are then mounted on 2 to 1 adaptors like I will have to do with the Edmunds.
    Oh well I will get over it.
     
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    Frank Elder reacted to n00dle in Clueless brit buys '54 C1   
    automotech 4ton
     
     
     There is another hole opposite, it seems to my untrained eye that it’s roughly where the shocks go to..

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    Frank Elder got a reaction from T120 in 265 Chrysler Industrial Project Engine   
    According to this article Eddy Edmunds worked for Bill Shanafelt around 46 before he started his own company.......
    So It is probably a rarer manifold than an actual Edmunds! Not a concilation prize at all....
    http://myflatheadford.com/shanafelt-intakes-aka-emerson-payne/

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    Frank Elder got a reaction from tom'sB2B in Interesting photos I have run across.   
    Don.

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    Frank Elder got a reaction from Dan Hiebert in My new 54   
    What an awesome color combo my favorite in the world is the Dodge three tone....yellow, black and white.





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    Frank Elder got a reaction from T120 in 265 Chrysler Industrial Project Engine   
    According to this article Eddy Edmunds worked for Bill Shanafelt around 46 before he started his own company.......
    So It is probably a rarer manifold than an actual Edmunds! Not a concilation prize at all....
    http://myflatheadford.com/shanafelt-intakes-aka-emerson-payne/

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    Frank Elder got a reaction from Old CWO in 4X4   
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    Frank Elder reacted to Merle Coggins in Clueless brit buys '54 C1   
    I believe Frank was referring to the vehicle lift that your truck is perched upon.
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    Frank Elder reacted to n00dle in Clueless brit buys '54 C1   
    Last but not least, Frank if my truck was the one you were referring to .... i have no idea .. is it lifted? sorry 😓
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    Frank Elder got a reaction from Todd B in What's the Most Useful Item You Found at the Side of the Road?   
    The shoulder........
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    Frank Elder reacted to Sniper in A shot across the bow, Exhaust Seats and Valve Guides   
    I live in west Texas, it gets darned hot here in the summer.  Now granted I don't sit in stop and go traffic or run it for hours on end on the freeway but I have yet to have an overheating problem.  All said, I say go for it.  I am all for updates to our engines.
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