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by rgould1910
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-My entire inventory of T&A parts ,tools, accessories
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: FS-My entire inventory of T&A parts ,tools, accessories

Ben' I'll take your rebuilt starter drive. Will send email.
Richard Gould
by rgould1910
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: Question re front spring perches

Update. I always enjoy someone telling me how their posted problem turned out, so here goes. I first tried to shim the loose perches in the axle. No luck. The shims refused to stay put, in one instance they tore. I decided to knurl the shafts with a knurling tool on my lathe. It turned out good and ...
by rgould1910
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: Question re front spring perches

Thanks for the input Wayne. I am doing the chassis repair myself . Eric says his body and fender man can paint the new fender and splash apron when I receive them from Rootlieb. I'm doing fine after the accident, still struggling with the insurance company. It's a nice car, I'd like to get back on t...
by rgould1910
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: Question re front spring perches

Thanks for the input fellas. Wayne, what do you think of the idea of knurling the shafts for a snug fit. If the nuts that hold the wishbone to the perches are tight, do you foresee a problem?
by rgould1910
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Question re front spring perches

I find the front spring perches are a bit loose when inserted in the axle. perhaps .006" Both the axle and perches are replacements due to the accident I suffered a couple weeks ago. They have been sandblasted. What if anything do people do to create a tight fit? Knurl, shim, forget about it?
by rgould1910
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1286

Re: What should salvage value be?

Kevin I hear you about those darn frame numbers becoming unreadable after years. of hard use.
by rgould1910
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1286

Re: What should salvage value be?

Jeff, thanks for reaching out to me by email. Just as as you suggested, I will try to negotiate a reduced award and avoid a salvage title. One concern is the high dollar buy back value they presented me just today on a take it or leave it basis, $2800. That means I would have to accept less than $72...
by rgould1910
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1286

Re: What should salvage value be?

Thak you all for excellent thoughts, suggestions and advice. Really! In my case the engine number doesnt match the VIN on the title document. The number on the frame is different still. I only saw that this week. I puchased the car from an estate and never thought to compare. The insurance co has al...
by rgould1910
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1286

What should salvage value be?

Negotiating with my ins co. Car has been totaled ($10000) due to frame, pan, front end and fender/splash apron damage. ($10,000) What is the salvage value?
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by rgould1910
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Thin bushing removal?

I'm surprised no no has suggested using a small round punch ground to a narrow point on one side. Get it started on one edge of the bushing next to the backing plate. Use a small hammer and tap it down repeatedly so the point of the puch cuts a groove in the bushing . Keep tapping until the bushing ...
by rgould1910
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926-27 spindles
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: 1926-27 spindles

I am happy to buy your spindles, Darel.
I can send you a check or PayPal, friends and family.
Sound good?
Richard Gould
by rgould1910
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 26-27 Front fenders, drivers splash apron
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: WTB 26-27 Front fenders, drivers splash apron

Contact info.
Richard Gould
rgould1910@comcast.net
916-458-8396
by rgould1910
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 26-27 Front fenders, drivers splash apron
Replies: 1
Views: 83

WTB 26-27 Front fenders, drivers splash apron

I am in need of two new Rootlieb or NOS front fenders and a drivers side splash apron for my 27 roadster involved in an accident. I ordered the pieces from Rootlieb but it will be three months before they can are delivered. They are swamped with orders due to the stay at home covid 19 cautions. I co...
by rgould1910
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishbone reconect problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Wishbone reconect problem.

IMHO the easiest way to align the wishbone ball is to loosen the nuts that clamp the front spring to the frame channel. With the spring loose it is easy to move the axle a small amount to where the ball aligns with the socket.
by rgould1910
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1677

Re: Accident today

Scary thought. You see from the photos how far she turned me after the collision.
by rgould1910
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1677

Re: Accident today

Norm, the accident happened at a residential intersection. The intersection was shaped like a T. The other driver and I were approaching each other at the intersection from each side of the T top. She had a stop sign, I didn't. She came to a stop as I was turning left to the stem of the T in front o...
by rgould1910
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1677

Re: Accident today

That's funny,Tim. I wish my profession made it easier to get repairs done. Lol I had a chance to go through the car this morning and discovered that there were more things damaged than what I first thought. Specifically the pan is sprung, the front axle is bent, the spindles are bent, the radius rod...
by rgould1910
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1677

Re: Accident today

Thanks for all the information and support. I was thinking about using Jeff Beaumont for repairs. I heard he moved from Atascadero to Gardnerville Nv. Does anyone know how to contact him and whether he still does repairs?
by rgould1910
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1677

Re: Accident today

No injuries. Don't know why she didn't see me. She claimed she wasn't texting. She admitted liability to me on the spot and made some incriminating statements eg I was looking at nearby landscaping, but her ins co (Allstate) says I'm 35% to blame. I expect to file a claim in Small Claims court for t...
by rgould1910
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1677

Re: Accident today

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by rgould1910
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1677

Accident today

I was hit by a distracted driver. Serious fender and front end damage. Possible frame damage. Is there someone near Sacramento that does good body and fender repair. Be great if they did chassis repair too.
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by rgould1910
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Mark. Good thinking. When I restored this car I tried substituting a couple extra brake shoes I had laying around. They were bent up as you say. I opted to use those in the car. The car had been restored about 50 to 60 years ago and the chassis parts looked good. I didn't see any out of round situat...
by rgould1910
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Norm. The brake rods are plenty long. I readjusted the brakes and reversed the position of the bolt that engages the handbrake cam to where the threaded end slides on the cam. Adjusting the brakes with the engine running helped getting them so they grab at the same time. Reversing the handbrake cam ...
by rgould1910
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Thanks Mark and John. Great ideas. I had thought about turning the drums on lathe to true them if they are out of round. I like the idea of marking the drums to determine
the high spots on the lining.
by rgould1910
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Norm, I'll get back with you tomorrow after I check things out. Thanks for your input.
by rgould1910
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Norm, I'll get back with you tomorrow after I check things out. Thanks for your input.
by rgould1910
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Hi John. Exactly how did you sand down the linings?
Would you have done things differently? Any suggestions appreciated.
by rgould1910
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Oh, I forgot to add, I already ground down the lining thickness at the ends close to the brake cam. I am using reproduction brake cams if that makes a difference.
by rgould1910
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Question re rear brakes, 26-27

I have very little throw on my hand brake lever. I think the lining is too thick. No matter how I adjust the brake rods there is a very narrow window where I achieve neutral before the rear brakes engage. If I adjust for more throw the lever won't release enough to clear the clutch cam on the shaft ...
by rgould1910
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scandinavia band linings
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Scandinavia band linings

The lighter colored ones have a softer engagement
by rgould1910
Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive Shaft Roller Bearing Play
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Drive Shaft Roller Bearing Play

You didn't mention the year of your car. If you have the earlier style cup and ball thrust bearing there is a spacer to install in front of the roller bearing so it does not chew up the snap ring on the rear side of the thrust bearing. This is sometimes absent.
by rgould1910
Tue May 12, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 26/27 BRAKE CAMS (NOS) **PRICE REDUCTION**
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: FS 26/27 BRAKE CAMS (NOS)

Mark, do these cams have the Ford logo? The ones sold by the parts houses are not the correct shape and cause my brakes to engage too quickly, leaving very little throw for neutral on the handbrake.
by rgould1910
Wed May 06, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Glenn Chaffin Just Might Be Enjoying Retirement
Replies: 11
Views: 1522

Re: FJ - Glenn Chaffin Just Might Be Enjoying Retirement

Yes Chris. Glenn is one lucky old scrapper!
by rgould1910
Tue May 05, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley NH swivel top carburetor
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Holley NH swivel top carburetor

Yes, I purchased it.
by rgould1910
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More hard cranking problems on the 1909
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: More hard cranking problems on the 1909

My vote is the demountable bands are the problem. Compare them against some non demountable bands. Second choice is the Kevlar linings are too thick. I don't think the cams are the problem. I had a similar issue using a particular set of demountable bands in a brass car. Some demountable bands have ...
by rgould1910
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle

Install the driving plate and see if the problem disappears.
by rgould1910
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pits in drum
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Pits in drum

I used a brake drum with a larger pit than yours. I was concerned that the band material might catch and fray so I used a dremel tool to smooth out the edges of the pit. Worked fine.
by rgould1910
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley NH swivel top carburetor
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Holley NH swivel top carburetor

I'll buy your carb. Private email sent
by rgould1910
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question regarding 1912-13 two-piece drive shaft tube
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Question regarding 1912-13 two-piece drive shaft tube

One thing that hasn't been mentioned. If you are using a donor later model torque tube, the front casting will not cover all the rivet holes in the tube. When positioning the front casting make sure the flat front part is aligned with the end of the tube. This will require you filling two holes. I m...
by rgould1910
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?

Yes but the fit is close. I have a later flywheel in a narrow one piece pan and hogshead. Can't exactly remember but I believe I had to grind a bit off the heads of the inside rivets, possibly the brazintgthat was done to secure the new rivets I installed. Its been a while but its never become an is...
by rgould1910
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: Coil ring sealant

Here's my advice/experience. Never recoat an oily coil. Nothing will adhere for long. Even if you disassemble, rewind and recoat, recoat multiple times and bake the coil as recommended. Air drying doesn't work. I've had Glyptal and a syrupy varnish I got from a local electrical winding repair outfit...
by rgould1910
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis paint question
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Chassis paint question

I used brush on POR 15 reluctantly because I thought the brush marks would show. They don't. I was very impressed. I used a quality bristle brush on a sanded but not sandblasted frame if that makes a difference. In the past I've sprayed DP 90 epoxy primer, but this POR 15 has that beat hands down.
by rgould1910
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intalling axle tube in Ruckstell?
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: Intalling axle tube in Ruckstell?

Of vital importance is the alignment of the backing plate with the center casting so the radius rod fits. I removed an early style backing place on a Perfecto housing to install a 26-27 backing plate. I discovered that the new backing plate had to be exactly aligned or the radius rod would not enter...
by rgould1910
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential case collar repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1363

Re: Differential case collar repair

Why not use Loctite sleeve retainer?
by rgould1910
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: F S 1910 touring
Replies: 15
Views: 7315

Re: F S 1910 touring

What is the engine number and or casting date, can't quite make it out. Reason I wonder is I thought the number 3 casting mold embossed on the body of the block was only used on 1911 engines. I have a similar block with the number and date chiseled off and was trying to determine the vintage.
by rgould1910
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sacramento laws
Replies: 18
Views: 1939

Re: Sacramento laws

OR maybe the neighbors aren't aware of the law yet. Thank God I'm finising up (?) On my last restoration.
by rgould1910
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sacramento laws
Replies: 18
Views: 1939

Re: Sacramento laws

Like a lot of zoning ordinances, you wont have a problem unless someone rats on you. I spray paint in my front yard and routinely use solvents during restorations and haven't been hassled. As someone said, be good to your neighbors. Mine see me as the eccentric old guy that works on old cars. Maybe ...
by rgould1910
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scam?
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Scam?

I agree. Just got a reply stating he is unavailable by phone.
by rgould1910
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scam?
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Scam?

Got an email from Larry Smith, known as Original Smith asking me to buy an iTunes card for him to send to his niece. He said he was traveling and was having trouble getting one online. After initially agreeing, I thought about it and concluded it was probably a scam and emailed him back asking for h...
by rgould1910
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repro touring body question.
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Repro touring body question.

I have a 1909 touring body made by Ray Wells. It has never been on a frame. The rear doors stick. I assume I can place pads under a couple of the body brackets where they connect to the frame brackets and that will widen the door openings. Is that the way this problem is handled?
by rgould1910
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

Loren Burch pointed me to the leather supplier he uses. The hides were just beautiful. He is listed in the Horseless Carriage Gazette directory. Call him, no sense taking any chances.
by rgould1910
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

Loren Burch pointed me to the leather supplier he uses. The hides were just beautiful. He is listed in the Horseless Carriage Gazette directory. Call him, no sense taking any chances.
by rgould1910
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass carb
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: brass carb

The photos are of two 07 Holleys. The 06s were the same without the support arm for the needle.
by rgould1910
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass carb
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: brass carb

Looks like an 08 Holley very similar to the ones used on Ns and Ss and S Roadsters for that year. The same only different :lol: The 06s and 07s were very different. I believe Holley used the style you have only in 08 perhaps into 09. The 10 and 11 Holleys were much different. I don't know the partic...
by rgould1910
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 2468

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

Agree with Mike Walker that unless the engine is out of the car, there is no need to remove the radius rods. I use egg crates with a plywood topper to support jack stands. Done it literally a couple dozen times. Never an issue.
by rgould1910
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to buy copper rings
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: Where to buy copper rings

Thanks for all the responses. Plenty of suppliers to choose from. :P
by rgould1910
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to buy copper rings
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Where to buy copper rings

Where can I buy a few sets of copper manifold crush rings in bulk. I'd like about three sets. I see the vendors sell the rings and glands in sets but I want the copper rings only. I am not interested in the type that are shaped to enter the manifold and block. Just the ordinary copper rings.
by rgould1910
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?

Here's what was done engine wise. Reground crank, newly rebabbited rods fitted with Timesaver, new Stipe cam and fitted bearings, new valves, valve job with Neway cutters, lash set at 10 thou, new rings, pistons and wrist pins, new timing gears. Crank and flywheel dynamically balanced, rods balanced...
by rgould1910
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

What are the symptoms of an intake leak?

Trying to figure out why my newly restored engine doesn't idle well while driving and to keep it from starving, I have to keep it reved higher than I should. I am thinking it may be an intake leak. Also the motor does not accelerate good even in the garage. It coughs and stumbles trying to rev the m...
by rgould1910
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring gear bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Ring gear bolts

I see it now. Hard to see the threads from the photo
by rgould1910
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring gear bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Ring gear bolts

Why are the bolt heads on the tooth side of the ring gear?
by rgould1910
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

Thanks Joe for the encouraging words. I aimed for making the same relief I saw on the Snyder pistons I have. I just now noticed the rod nuts have been touching the Stipe 250 cam and the oil tube. I used slightly longer rod nuts to balance the big ends of two rods. The interference is slight however ...
by rgould1910
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

Gasket is Ok. Taking .100" off the top corners of the pistons. Having an adjustable chuck allows centering even with the cam ground pistons.
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by rgould1910
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pitman arm fit
Replies: 20
Views: 1320

Re: Pitman arm fit

Compare the position of the spark and rod ends on yours and Walts set up. Your rods extend beyond the end of the main shaft much more than his. Unless your shaft is not seated in the gear case, your column and levers are not matched to the shaft.
by rgould1910
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off

Shipping address is
Richard Gould
272 Spencer St
Folsom, CA 95630
Thank you.
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

Thanks for the thoughts fellas. Joe, come to think of it, the 20 thou OS pistons with the relief were purchased from Synders. The 80 OS were not. Agree with you Scott and Walt about re necessity of turning the engine over w/o the head gasket before final installation. Lesson learned. Actually this i...
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

Thanks for the feedback Walt. I think I'll cut a relief in the pistons. I have a set of 20 oversize that has a relief cut just above the top ring to avoid the situation I have, ie the top edge hitting the head. Can't understand why the 80 OS I am using isn't the same. Here's a photo of the 20 OS. 20...
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

On the 27 engine I rebuilt, I am running 80 thousands oversize pistons. This morning I discovered the reason for the pounding I was experiencing when I 1st started up the engine. The top circumferenceof the pistons are hitting the edges of the Riccardo head I installed. I am thinking I can remove th...
by rgould1910
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off

I'll take it. Will send email
by rgould1910
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Great suggestion Kevin. I see Langs sells them but they are pricey at $62.75 apiece. Someone must have a patent on them. I don't see any others doing an internet search. I'll drive the car some and see if the short neutral range is a problem. The issue is my novice girlfriend wants to drive the car....
by rgould1910
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Update. I filed down the ends of the lining on a taper from the two rivets to the ends by the cam and ground off the overhang on the side seen in the photos. After readjusting the rods, the fit is better. There is a narrow range of motion on the handbrake in the neutral position before the brakes en...
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Informative and thoughtful observations. Thank you all.
by rgould1910
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Here is a straight on pic. Art I also think the linings are too thick. Any way to correct this short of installing new lining? If I were to install new lining I wonder if I would run in to the same problem. ???
Apologize for the pic angle. Dont know what causes that
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by rgould1910
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Brake cam is new from Langs
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by rgould1910
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Question re rear brakes, 26-27

The lining on my rear brakes is too close to the hub inner surface. The lining may have been replaced many years ago when the car was first restored. Its not a brake rod adjustment issue. Because of the tight fit, there is not enough throw in the handbrake lever to set and release the clutch properl...
by rgould1910
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best car cover
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Best car cover

Looking to purchase a good car cover for a 27 roadster. The car will be garaged in California weather. Hot in the summer and moderately cool and wet in the winter. Any recommendations?
by rgould1910
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle keyhole too wide
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Axle keyhole too wide

Thanks for the information, fellas. I'll put it to good use. Adam, I hear you loud and clear. I remember the flack about these axels a few years back. I am hoping the one I have will hold up. If not I am looking at a Perfecto tear down and axle replacement. My tooling is not accurate enough to machi...
by rgould1910
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle keyhole too wide
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Axle keyhole too wide

I purchased a new rear axle from the supplier in Texas about 7 years ago. It was the axle that is machined the entire length. I needed that feature because it was to be used in a Perfecto. Now that the Perfect is in the car and I am installing the hubs, I see the keyway is too wide. It measures .256...
by rgould1910
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question

Thanks for the info. I was able to mount the shoes using vise grips on the springs. Quite a job!
by rgould1910
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question

Thanks for the tips gents. I finally got the job done using vise grips and a bar for leverage. :P
by rgould1910
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question
Replies: 8
Views: 929

26 - 27 Rear brake drum question

How do you remove and install 27 brake shoes? I can't remove the spring much less reinstall it after the shoe is fitted over the tabs and the brake cam.
by rgould1910
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel

I just puchased a new hump for the trunk deck of a 27 roadster. Had it here 2 days after ordering it. Cost less than $50. Darn glad they had it.
by rgould1910
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

Id say $ 1000 tops. The motor went into a 1913 model year car. The head and pan are later as well. I notice the valves are recessed into the block requiting new seats. Good luck.
by rgould1910
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb Throttle Rod -- Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Carb Throttle Rod -- Help!

The throttle arm or lever should swing under the steering column. Perhaps the position was changed at some point. There is a predrilled hole on the carb rod so there is no adjustment unless you drill another hole. You can always bend the rod to make it fit. I am thinking either the lever was reverse...
by rgould1910
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: What am I looking at?

Wow, thanks so much for the info. I just left a message with the seller telling him I want them!!!
by rgould1910
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-27 rear wire wheel hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: 26-27 rear wire wheel hubs

Will purchase. Left phone message. Thank you
by rgould1910
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: What am I looking at?

Thanks for the information. So it looks as though I have two problems. First, the diameter of the flange, being smaller than a 26-27 hub, may not support the lugs. Second there is nothing to grab with a puller to remove the hubs from the axle. This explains why the axle nuts were not snugged down wh...
by rgould1910
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

What am I looking at?

I understand why someone would use an earlier rear hub and re-drill for five studs to fit a 26-27 brake hub, but I don't understand why a ring was tack welded to the threaded area of the hub. I'd appreciate any observations or comments on this modification. It certainly makes for a difficult removal...
by rgould1910
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re gas filter
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Question re gas filter

Anyone ever try the glass bowl filter sold for model A's by Snyder's?
by rgould1910
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re gas filter
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Question re gas filter

Thank you. Right now the piece has a felt instead of a leather washer. I'll purchase one from Langs. Thanks for the tip!
by rgould1910
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re gas filter
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Question re gas filter

What are folks using for an inline gas filter on a 26-27 set up. Concerned about the close distance to the exhaust manifold if I mount a plastic filter under the shut off. Any photos would really help. Another question comes to mind. I have gas seepage at the shut off coming from the front. I wound ...
by rgould1910
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Wtb 35 inch fan belt

Just reread your comment. You could well be correct re the fan pulley. I had to cobble the fan together using parts from different fans.
by rgould1910
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Wtb 35 inch fan belt

The pulley is the alum one with ridges sold by the parts vendors. In the past, I needed a pulley with ridges when used with a water pump.
by rgould1910
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Wtb 35 inch fan belt

Update. V Belt Guys online store carries a 35 inch micro ridged fan belt that fits perfectly. Thank you Steve at Langs for the tip.
by rgould1910
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 35 inch fan belt
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Wtb 35 inch fan belt

I'm running a water pump with a wide pulley but I have the aftermarket ridged crank pulley. Try as I might the 33 and 3/4 inch belt is a bit too small and a 36-inch is way too big I'll try an auto pats store. Thanks for the tip.