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by Art Wilson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 962

Re: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

Out of curiosity I would like to know what the bearing inner diameter measurement is using a precision inside micrometer. My suspicion is the bearing is within tolerance. Since the Ruckstell bronze part is relatively soft, it is easy to form it under size if the bearing tilts ever so slightly while ...
by Art Wilson
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measuring Felloes for new spokes
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Measuring Felloes for new spokes

Get some glass fiber reinforced packing tape. It doesn't stretch. Carefully apply the tape on the flat part of the inside perimiter of the steel felloe next to the spokes. Cut the ends of the tape so they just touch. Remove tape and re-apply on a flat surface. Measure the length and divide by PI. (3...
by Art Wilson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil petcock help!
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: Oil petcock help!

I found on our car when attempting to chase the petcock threads with a new 1/8 pipe tap, that the tap would bottom out against the flywheel before enlarging the threads in the pan. The tap length needed to be shortened to work.
by Art Wilson
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Start of the Season Fuel Mixture Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

Re: First Start of the Season Fuel Mixture Problems

I used a small external extension spring to keep the NH carburetor choke lever open on our car. I installed one end of the spring in one of the holes in the choke lever, then stretched the spring down and around the float bowl and attached the other end to the drain spigot handle. I did it in such a...
by Art Wilson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New T Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1216

Re: New T Help Needed

The VW distributors need an external ground from the distributor head to the engine to insure electrical continuity while the engine is running. Otherwise the vibrations from the running engine can cause an intermittent connection between the distributor and the ground path and cause rough running.
by Art Wilson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: where did this come from???
Replies: 19
Views: 1985

Re: where did this come from???

With the magnets removed from the flywheel, it is common to add flappers to churn the oil. Contrary to what many people think, the flappers are not needed, especially if there is a starter ring gear installed. Also, the flappers are prone to breakage if not built strong enough. I have seen that happ...
by Art Wilson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 2793

Re: free starts

Lots of warm engine free starts may indicate that the carburetor mixture is set too rich.
by Art Wilson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 6834

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Tony, After messing with the radius rods on the rear end of your car, you should check that the rear wheels are properly aligned. Fellow club member Less V's 13 touring was wearing out rear tires way too soon. He found the rear wheels had considerable tow-out. He was able to correct it by adjusting ...
by Art Wilson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 10854

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, If you haven't already, Try adding compressed air through the spark plug holes. That may help in determining where the compression pressure is escaping. Another thing to help identify the problem is to look at what has changed since it was running well. Doing this is not easy and requires lot...
by Art Wilson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 2154

Re: New Day Timer Brush

I had a timer brush spring that had too much force fail on a tour years ago. The spring got hot enough from the friction of the brush against the timer contact face that it lost its temper and collapsed. I replaced it with a spring from a ball point pen and continued on the tour. The car ran for man...
by Art Wilson
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 2404

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???

There are several things that can be done to help prevent the pistons from seizing. The aluminum pistons that are available today are not optimally designed and manufactured. The areas where the skirts attach to the top part of the piston is comparatively large and lets a lot of heat to transfer to ...
by Art Wilson
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 404
Views: 51350

Re: Foto of the Day

Big Boy 4014 Linkages
Big boy 4014 side view of linkages (Large).jpg
by Art Wilson
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 4732

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Catalina Island 1988; K thru 8th grade school kids posing in car.
I think 11-13 kids got in the car at once, because who wants to go second?
kids in car 3 (Large).jpg
by Art Wilson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those mysterious main bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 4936

Re: Those mysterious main bearings

I found on a couple of 1925 1926 blocks I disassembled that the rear main bearings had a considerable amount of contaminants embedded in them. On earlier engines that was not the case. I believe this is because the later blocks have oil supply holes for the rear main drilled on both the front side a...
by Art Wilson
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized piston
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: Seized piston

I have seen a piston pin become slightly tight in a piston after the pin clamping bolt was tightened in the connecting rod. The pin fit was fine before the bolt was tightened and fine when the bolt was loosened. I think it is because the rod does not clamp the pin with even force around the perimete...