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normanpitkin

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    Colchester Essex UK
  • My Project Cars
    1960 thunderbird 430
    1941 chrysler windsor convertible

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    colchester essex uk
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    1940s/1950s everything!

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  1. Im in Colchester Essex and did exactly this for my 41 Windsor convertible ,Igot mine from the Carb doctor too and it works perfectly. Id probably wait and do it properly once rather than have to do it twice.
  2. choice of two carbs ,Stromberg AAVS 2 ,almost impossible to find <i looked for over ten years then gave up . Other choice is the standard carter b and b ,very easy to find and set up/ Relaible and relatively economical. About 10 HP less than the Stromberg but there is such power in the engine it doesn't really matter.
  3. now the brake pedal almost touches the floor before it bites!! My local garage has no experience of this ebrakes but my fading memory tells the cam on the back of each drum needs to be adjusted, until it drags ,then slacked off a little ,THEN the brakes bled/rod adjusted.
  4. problem fixed ,it was the rod into the master cylinder was too far in!
  5. I have two old cars ,my 41 Windsor convertible straight 6 and my 60 thunderbird with the 430 v8 ,both old cars and both as different to each other as they are to my BMW X5 .. I love them all for their differences not their similarities!
  6. hi i just had my brakes adjusted and got a nice hard pedal ,however on driving the brakes gradually locked on and no the car is immovable ,Has the mechanic tightened the rod on the master cylinder too much ? How to rectify ,all the lines and pads are as new and the system is completely flushed with new fluid.
  7. my 41 chrysler with triple carbs ,only one hooked up to the fluid drive was needed ,headers and twin exhausts. Pretty quick up to 65 but then runs out of puff! Really needs an overdrive but im in England so thats tricky!
  8. hi ,i have a 1941 Windsor convertible with vacamatic ,seems to me like the dash pot on your carb may not be helping ,rebuild the carb including the leather dash pot and adjust the idle ,should cure most problems .In my experience of fluid drive ownership its most unusual for them to need flushing and new fluid ,simply topping up has always worked for me. my key for the ignition unlocks both doors. Ive had the car 6 years now and after rewiring and fettling it runs like a champ, mind you the triple carbs ,twin exhausts and headers do help!
  9. normanpitkin

    MPG

    12 approx from the big 8 in my 48 New Yorker ,about 15 from my triple carb/twin exhaust 41 Windsor convertible.
  10. hi, yes just had the generator rebuilt and the ammeter also ,the regulator output is varying wildly whilst at constant revs or even at ticker ,seems like its the culprit to my electrician ,just bought a NOS one and will report when i get it.
  11. My electrical guru ,who is in his 80s has fettled it for all he's worth and has pronounced it knackered!
  12. This car is a 19000 mile original and i'm committed to keeping it original as possible.
  13. hi,Im in London ,England and need to buy a new voltage regulator ,my electrical guru tells me mine is FUBAR ,any recommendations out there? thanks ,car is a 1948 Chrysler New Yorker.
  14. Generator has just been rebuilt and correctly installed ,battery is new and also tested .
  15. I have called in the cavalry ,phil who is in his late 70s ! He thinks its either the regulator or the starter brushes ! Perhaps even the ammeter itself we shall see ,watch this space ,he is coming round with his meters and more importantly ,his brain.
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