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by big m
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Rebuilds
Topic: Marks winter of "59"
Replies: 226
Views: 27909

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: 330

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: 330

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: 330

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: 60744

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: 254

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: 254

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: 254

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: 60744

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Looks great, Dan!!!
by big m
Fri May 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Rebuilds
Topic: Faulkner gets a Redo
Replies: 861
Views: 60744

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

You're making some good progress, Dan.

Will Faulkner be ready for Carlisle?

---John
by big m
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: What's New
Topic: Fifteen Years of 59plymouth.net
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Fifteen Years of 59plymouth.net

Keep up the good work, Dan!!
by big m
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: "The New ... '59 Plymouth Is Here!" Banners
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: "The New ... '59 Plymouth Is Here!" Banners

I'd like to get one too, Dan.

---John
by big m
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Rebuilds
Topic: Faulkner gets a Redo
Replies: 861
Views: 60744

Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

I had a heck of a time finding an anodizer as well, Dan. I ended up using a place in San Franscisco, all the side trim came out nice, as did the headlight rings and such. The disc for the sport deck was absolutely horrible, and destroyed, and I couldn't get them to refund anything. I sent another on...
by big m
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: how do i remove the steering wheel column
Replies: 21
Views: 2655

Re: how do i remove the steering wheel column

The shaft is also the worm gear, which is permanently welded to the end of the shaft. To remove the entire shaft, you must disassemble the steering gear.

Why do you need to remove the shaft?

---John
by big m
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Much Ado About Nothing
Topic: Martha!
Replies: 47
Views: 1762

Re: Martha!

Nice bit of research there, Dan!