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by fp55scca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content

--Richard, I never noticed it before, but looks to me like the '49 Mercury took a few styling cues from the '48 Hudson Step Down! Who knew?
by fp55scca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Accelerator Pump Diaphragm
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Accelerator Pump Diaphragm

--Good to hear. Thanks Brad!
by fp55scca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider
Replies: 55
Views: 1242

Re: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider

--Some very good points Tim! --Again for the new user: ---After opening a can of POR, I always use a double layer of plastic wrap on the can before replacing the top. (this also helps with that "oh sh*t" moment if someone should accidently tip the can over. ---I always stir the POR and then ladle th...
by fp55scca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Drifty steering
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Re: Drifty steering

--Good report Paul, and nice job! --I'm not sure what you used, but an 8 pt. 5/16" socket works very nicely to remove the square plug from your steering box. I use 1/4". --Another note: synthetic oil in an old steering box (with a worn seal) will tend to flow right through. You'll have better luck w...
by fp55scca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Accelerator Pump Diaphragm
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Accelerator Pump Diaphragm

--Had to replace the accelerator pump diaphragm last night on an older Weber 28-36 DHSA-2. This type uses the diaphragm with the little springy thing on the actuator side, which is part of the diaphragm. --I think they are all similar, but in any case, the only spare diaphragm I had on-hand came fro...
by fp55scca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider
Replies: 55
Views: 1242

Re: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider

........ I got a 6 pack of the gloss black for the "underneath" parts. I always go gloss since it seems to rinse clean a little better than the semi. ----------------------------------------------------- --Tim, good call on the "underneath" parts. Sounds like you know, but I will post for the benef...
by fp55scca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider
Replies: 55
Views: 1242

Re: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider

--Tim. lacquer thinner as soon as possible when you get POR on yourself. Love that stuff myself, but only when metal is properly etched, or toothy enough to take it. A big waste of time/money on smooth metal. Ospho (phosphoric acid) can be used to etch/prep metals that need it. If you use their semi...
by fp55scca
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Mystery Car - No FIAT Content

--Well done Richard!! --Oh my, does that bring back memories....and a reminder of age! :( --I can remember cruising Atlantic Ave (the strip) in Virginia Beach, VA, (circa 1961), in a friend's 1947 Hudson. Seems like it had some kind of hydraulic clutch that you could either shift manually, or drive ...
by fp55scca
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: A source for connecting rod bolts?
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: A source for connecting rod bolts?

--Tim, 2L rod bolts are very robust. Just compare torque spec: 55ft/bs for the 2L, and 38ft/lbs for all others. I would not hesitate to re-use 2L rod bolts, unless they have been re-torqued more than 4 times. --At one time, I ran stock rods in 1608 and 1756cc race motors. All TC motor rods are very ...
by fp55scca
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider
Replies: 55
Views: 1242

Re: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider

......Btw its better to grind down the eccentric lobe than lop off the end of the shaft. I once had a spider modded that way, which caused excess wear to the auxiliary shaft bearings from torque on the front belts..... --------------------------------------------- --Dave, I've been cutting these lo...