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by JV Puleo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Intermittent Oil Pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 2587

Re: Intermittent Oil Pressure

What you are describing is a simple plunger pump. It may have some sort of internal packing but this isn't necessary if the fit between plunger rod and the housing is perfect enough. This type of pump rarely fails but they can, eventually, wear out. If the fit of the plunger is poor and (or) the pac...
by JV Puleo
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Need needle valve 1920 Cadillac
Replies: 4
Views: 8946

Re: Need needle valve 1920 Cadillac

If the mechanic installed a needle with a viton tip, he did you a favor (provided it's the right size). It is very unlikely that is causing your problem... I don't have any idea what carburetor you have but my first old car was a 26 Cadillac with a Johnson carb — apparently notoriously difficult to ...
by JV Puleo
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1934 Tire Factory Film
Replies: 2
Views: 4001

Re: c1925 Tire Factory Film

Its 1934... not 1925
by JV Puleo
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: 1922 Studebaker roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 10790

Re: 1922 Studebaker roadster

The hole saw idea it the way to go, though you may have to make one or have one made. It can be used with a hand crank drill as you are not really cutting metal as much as dislodging the aluminum oxide that has collected around the studs. Make sure it is only a few thousandths larger on the id than ...
by JV Puleo
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Greasing an early universal joint
Replies: 4
Views: 4162

Re: Greasing an early universal joint

I suspect it would have been lubricated much the same was a driving chain was. They would heat a pan of lubricant ... (at the time it might have been a lard & tallow mixture but I'd guess that modern grease would also work). When the lubricant was watery, submerge the part, let it sit, then remove i...
by JV Puleo
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: torgue
Replies: 5
Views: 5038

Re: torgue

The optimum torque is a function of the diameter of the bolt, the threads and the material they are made of. Are these the original bolts? If so, the number will be lower because they are generally quite soft. If modern, high strength bolts it will be easier to find the correct number (and I wouldn'...
by JV Puleo
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1908 Buick Model D oil pan question
Replies: 1
Views: 2375

Re: 1908 Buick Model D oil pan question

The dipstick wasn't invented until the late teens or the 20s. Brass cars usually have a sight gage, a float or (I think most commonly) a petcock that can be opened to let excess oil drain out. You should check to see if what you think is a drain is really connected to a stand pipe. I expect another ...
by JV Puleo
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1912 Oakland transmission problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2616

Re: 1912 Oakland transmission problem

I would think (or guess) exactly the same thing. In any case, the problem is almost certainly in the transmission so I see little way to avoid taking it out and dismantling it. 102 years is a long time, its pretty certain something is well worn.