The Jalopy Journal
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I would just time it by ear.
Or use the old vacuum gauge.
I would recommend a conversion to LPG.
LPG is not fussy and that makes life easier.
Take a look at the ring gear.
One side should have relief cuts for the starter drive gear.
Forty amps is quite a load.
DC power needs large conductors and good mechanical connections.
I like this video for an explanation of how adjustments change the pattern.
Is your coil wired backwards?
I heard somewhere they will work, but very weakly when backwards.
Try a different coil, I have seen them fail and...
It sounds pretty normal to me.
The through out bearing will start making noise as soon as pressure us put on it, I don't think that is the case...
I have seen some over-center springs that act like an assist to lighten the pedal force required.
They use a large spring about the size of a hood...
Back in the day the local parts store was like a mine field.
Oily rags hanging out of back pockets were set on fire.
The cigar box on the counter...
I am always amazed at the number of fine cars at a small town car show.
Over 700 entries this year.
This dust separator looks like it is more sawdust oriented but it might help....
The HF saw only lasted a few minutes.
I moved up to Chicago Pneumatic and it is still going strong.
I tear the blades up pretty fast, so I just...
Mine seem to get jealous.
Work on one, and the others start acting up to get some attention.
My 63's lack of floorboards inspired Rustero.
I would take a close look at the pulleys.
Make sure there is no step worn into the pulley.
The belt needs to get pinched and not bottom out on a...
Sometimes they will come loose slowly.
Pull and hold as opposed to a quick pull or jerking on the wrench.
The local battery shop recommended 2/0.
Partially because of the small price difference between 1 and 2/0.
DC doesn't travel very well and needs...
Another vote for condenser.
They can bench test fine and fail when in real world conditions.
I like to switch the negative side.
I feel there are less positive terminals that way.
If something should short the negative terminals to ground,...
Sounds like a weak battery to me.
Charges all them time and won't crank the engine.
When I am having one of those days, remembering that I work at a brewery and my son makes reloading equipment brings back the sunshine.
Make sure the cable from the lower terminal is not touching or shorting on the starter body.
A short circus can be entertaining.
OT, but a little inspiration.
A dumb question.
Is the fan on backwards?
They will still move air the same direction, but very poorly.
If the blade is cupped, the cup side...
Things used to be built to a standard.
Today they are built to a price.
Just another new old fart checking in.
I picked up a tired, rusted out 63 Ranchero I am trying to bring back to life.
This will be a long term...
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