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by big m
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Cannot get tranny out of neutral
Replies: 14
Views: 124

Re: Cannot get tranny out of neutral

Either the selector cable is frozen up from rust, or the manual valve in the trans is locked up. You'll need to disconnect the cable at the transmission to see which it is. Rusted up cables are somewhat common, but I've seen transmission fluid turn to varnish from setting many years, which will requ...
by big m
Tue May 12, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Source for Brake Shoes
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Source for Brake Shoes

Gary, are you a member of the Forward Look network? There is a vendor by the name of Mobile Parts that has N.O.R.S brake linings that are the older asbestos type. Why asbestos? it seems the semi-metallic Raybestos linings cause a harmonic squeal when applied, I've had this happen to two of my own ca...
by big m
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Brake Line / Fluid
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Brake Line / Fluid

I've changed all my cars over to DOT 5 fluid, since it's non-hygroscopic it will not attract moisture into the system like conventional fluid. You'll need to replace any rubber part of the system to avoid contamination. I didn't use my '58 Dodge wagon for close to ten years, and when I pulled it out...
by big m
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Rebuilds
Topic: Getting a start on the convertible project
Replies: 277
Views: 61302

Re: Getting a start on the convertible project

That's pretty cool, Dan!!

Thanks for sharing this!

---John
by big m
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Much Ado About Nothing
Topic: Happy Birthday Mark Merritt!!
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Happy Birthday Mark Merritt!!

Happy birthday, Mark!!
by big m
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Show Your Ride
Topic: Arrived today!
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Arrived today!

Looks good!! There aren't a whole lot of convertibles out there to choose from, looks like you did well. Hard to tell from the pics, but it looks like parts of the floor reinforcement channels were removed when the patches were put in. If so, you'll need to remedy those before the body mounts are in...
by big m
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Rebuilds
Topic: Marks winter of "59"
Replies: 226
Views: 37959

Re: Marks winter of "59"

I've had good luck switching over to silicon brake fluid when I do a complete brake overhaul. No more seeping, rust in cylinders, grabbing brakes, etc, even after letting cars set for many years. Conventional fluid draws moisture from the air, and causes these problems. One downfall of silicon fluid...
by big m
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Trim needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Trim needed

How's $50 plus shipping?

You can call me at [530] 473-2225 to order by card, or use PayPal at bigmauto@colusanet.com I'll need your zip code to figure shipping.

I'm leaving for Colorado to pick up a couple cars on Sunday, so I'll be away a week.

---John
by big m
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Trim needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Trim needed

Looks like I have a good, presentable one available. There is one small door ding, but other than that, is nice.

---John
by big m
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Trim needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Trim needed

I'll check to see if I have one in good shape, and let you know.

---John
by big m
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Rebuilds
Topic: Faulkner gets a Redo
Replies: 861
Views: 92276

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Nice to see Faulkner nearly all back together. Having Matthew there sure was a big help!!

Have fun at Carlisle!!

---John
by big m
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Head Gasket ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1332

Re: Head Gasket ?

Main thing I'm saying, nothing points to a head gasket issue, so I'm doubtful.

---John
by big m
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Head Gasket ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1332

Re: Head Gasket ?

If a cylinder is burning hotter than another, by being leaner or such, it will appear whiter on the plug porcelain. There are also additives in the fuel that can leave residue. Coolant entering a cylinder, will cause steam, which shorts the plug out, causing a misfire. It didn't sound like the car w...
by big m
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Head Gasket ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1332

Re: Head Gasket ?

It's unlikely to be a head gasket, as the 125 PSI compression would force the radiator cap to spew coolant.

Most likely it's the additional heat has cooked some old residue in the exhaust system, or undercoating on the muffler.

---John
by big m
Wed May 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Rebuilds
Topic: Faulkner gets a Redo
Replies: 861
Views: 92276

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Looks great, Dan!!!