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by DHarrison
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 1639

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

I have a 1926-27 coupe that I installed 3 to 1 gears with a Ruckstell. I run a Z head and NH carb. The car runs well and can cruise between 50 and 55 MPH. I am happy with the gear ratio, but you need to have the Ruckstell to make it work for hills, etc. As for using the emergency brake as a service ...
by DHarrison
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Re: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves

I just took a grade 8 bolt and ground the end of it to the required shape to fit the seat. It works well.
by DHarrison
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trunk lid skin replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Trunk lid skin replacement

I did not replace the outer skin, but split the outer and inner skins apart, fixed both of them and put it back together with the original metal. The trunk lid had been smashed down to the bottom of the trunk from chains and tools thrown on top of it during use as a farm tractor. Watch out for the i...
by DHarrison
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 36
Views: 2977

Re: Talk about speedsters please

Here is a picture of an authentic Bugatti that ran in the Santa Clara Valley Endurance Run. It has a lot of features. It was running an in-line 8 cylinder with over-head cams.
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by DHarrison
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BRAKE EQUALIZER
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: BRAKE EQUALIZER

I have a home made brake equalizer that pulls on transmission brake and internal rear brakes on my 27 coupe at the same time. It still allows the parking brake handle to be used independently of the transmission brake. It works will for me, I do notice that if you really push the braking for a long ...
by DHarrison
Thu May 30, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Stopping oil stains before they happen?

I recently finished building a large shop and did some research about what to put on the floor. I did not want a surface coating that would come off with hot tires or wear off. I ended up using Euclid Diamond Hard. It is a densifier and sealer for concrete, it penetrates the concrete. So far I am ve...
by DHarrison
Tue May 07, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: California Dreamin Tour Big Thanks
Replies: 12
Views: 2040

Re: California Dreamin Tour Big Thanks

It was a great tour, thanks again to the Orange County group!
by DHarrison
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disaster Hath Ensued!
Replies: 17
Views: 3016

Re: Disaster Hath Ensued!

I have broken the drum when tightening the bolts and I believe the cause was the plate not being completely seated in the drum. I am now very careful to make sure it is seated. Very lightly start to tighten the bolts and you can you can tell it it pulls up tight with just a little rotation. If one b...
by DHarrison
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford used rim flaps...
Replies: 15
Views: 3107

Re: Ford used rim flaps...

Just for discussion sake, I have 21 inch split rims and don't run flaps, I make sure the rims are smooth on the inside. I have never had a flat tire. I also have some old Riverside Tires, (from the 1930's), on my car when I bought it and they did not have flaps and the tubes still held air pressure.
by DHarrison
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firestone 5 lug accessory wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Firestone 5 lug accessory wheels

Here is Ed's car.
by DHarrison
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Venting rear diff
Replies: 20
Views: 3437

Re: Venting rear diff

I believe a Ruckstell has a small vent that comes out under the name plate.