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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. catdad49
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    Randy, I think Duke answered your questions. Glad to see you're working on the coupe again, Carp.
     
  2. 31Apickup
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    You can get replacement springs for the latch, disassemble, replace the springs, build up any worn out areas with welder and it’ll be good.


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  3. Mattsbidnuz
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    Is that a closed cab pickup in the back corner? Would love to see it. :cool:
     
  4. Mattsbidnuz
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    Wish I would have saw this sooner. Had a similar idea that now seems to be more work, but same concept. Slide50.JPG Slide54.JPG
     
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  5. sodas38
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    It doesn't get much better than this for a Model A Coupe. Very nice.
     
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  7. Rand Man
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    The other problem we are working on is that the battery drains down all the time and it is often hard to start. It could be several things but we suspect the points. It has a Delco dual point number 1110891.

    I would like to know what this came off of. My son has ordered two different Petronix units that do not fit. Can anybody help me?? IMG_1505.JPG IMG_1506.JPG




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  8. Rand Man
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    Also, this distributor does not have vacuum advance. I had thought it must have been an old Corvette unit, but I doubt that now.
     
  9. the power should be shut off to the points when the key is off. it should not be a drain.
     
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  10. Rand Man
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    The old inter-web shows it listed as a 57 thru 61 Corvette distributor.
     
  11. Rand Man
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    Well, there are two separate issues. The petronix is for starting and consistent running purposes.
     
  12. Rand Man
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    Turns out the correct Petronix part number for this old dual-point is 1183. My son just completed the conversion and reported the engine now sounds crisp and snappy. Can’t wait for the test drive.
     
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  13. Tim
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    Yeah buddy! Good deal :)
     
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  14. Rand Man
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    My son reports the test drive was the tits. Running better now than ever. Starts right up, and you can hear the cam loping with a crisp idle. Great throttle response.

    He is working on the door latch springs kit we got from Snyder’s.
     
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  15. Ryan
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    I have somehow missed all this progress... So rad to see you guys keeping this thing going. I love that car.
     
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  16. Rand Man
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    I’m glad to have the car Ryan. Next on the list is to find out what is draining the battery.
     
  17. hook a test light BETWEEN one of the battery cables and the battery post. you will have to take the cable off the post. if the light is lit there is a drain, pull fuses or start disconnecting things till the light goes out. the problem will be on that circuit. reconnect it and disconnect further down the circuit till you get to the problem.
    does it have a vintage looking modern radio?
     
  18. -Brent-
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    I need to print this and hang it in the shop!!! A+
     
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  19. Rand Man
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    Yeah, that’s a good plan. I haven’t found the fuse panel yet. I bet he hid it in a kick panel. No radio.
     
  20. Rand Man
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    I got to drive my coupe this evening. Big thanks to my son for fixing the clutch, installing electronic ignition and bigger battery. Starts and runs better than ever!

    I believe that battery has been a problem all along. I’ve only put 3000 miles on the thing because it wouldn’t start most every time I wanted to drive it. It finally fizzled-out. It [​IMG]cranks like crazy now. After a two hour drive, it started right up. Alternator is fine. A small deep-cycle Red-top Optima didn’t work for me. Your results may vary.
     
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  21. -Brent-
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    What battery are you running, now?
     
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  22. Tim
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    Man that’s such a great hot rod.

    curious about the new battery as well.
     
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  23. Rand Man
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    Just a regular battery from Autozone. I’m not sure of the numbers. I’ll check tomorrow. It went from 475 cranking amps to more like 675. Had to build a new bigger battery box. Not a big deal. Fits fine


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  24. catdad49
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    Glad to see both you and the coupe are out and about!
     
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