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Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Boy, I haven't heard of the kerosene trick for...

Boy, I haven't heard of the kerosene trick for cleaning a engine in years, I wouldn't do it on a modern engine,not much lubrication going on there with just kerosene. I have used i quart of ATF and...
Forum: Electrical
Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Tedd Thompson

I used Lubriplate ,kinda old world but has worked...

I used Lubriplate ,kinda old world but has worked for me for years...... Tedd
Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By Tedd Thompson

I think you are describing two different issues. ...

I think you are describing two different issues. The stumble when the 4 bbl opens is probably or at least could be a bad accelerator pump. The thin oil on the dipstick and the smell of fuel sounds...
Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Tedd Thompson

No Joe isn't clairvoyant, he just reads all the...

No Joe isn't clairvoyant, he just reads all the forums including the newbie forum. There is a good side view of the car in question.. Being somewhat of a purest I think I would probably pick the...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 20th, 2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By Tedd Thompson

With our advice we tend to spend other peoples...

With our advice we tend to spend other peoples money freely. It sounds like he has a good running engine now but is looking for better acceleration . A th 350 would be the easiest and cheapest route...
Forum: Electrical
June 19th, 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Or you can disconnect the lift cylinders at the...

Or you can disconnect the lift cylinders at the upper end and manually lift the top to the down possession..Tedd
Forum: Cars For Sale
June 19th, 2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Wish it were mine.... Nice car good price........

Wish it were mine.... Nice car good price..... Tedd
Forum: Electrical
June 18th, 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By Tedd Thompson

It's been my experience that adjusting the...

It's been my experience that adjusting the voltage regulator ends up like the dog chasing it's tail, you can't catch it at the right time and very small adjustments seem to make large differences in...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 18th, 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Tedd Thompson

I liked the last one with the lady with the...

I liked the last one with the lady with the sticks better.Just me.... Tedd
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 17th, 2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Something to consider on second homes. I also...

Something to consider on second homes. I also have a summer place on Eagle Lake near Susanville Ca. Summers are a cooler the lake is nice but winters there can be bitter cold so I shut it down in...
June 17th, 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By Tedd Thompson

I've restored a few steering wheels some pretty...

I've restored a few steering wheels some pretty bad, none as bad as Kevin's. I used almost everything that is in that Eastwood kit by happenstance but I bought it just over the counter. The only...
June 16th, 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By Tedd Thompson

That steering wheel looks rough but in a jam you...

That steering wheel looks rough but in a jam you could make it some what better with epoxy filler and a lot of sanding, I've seen worse restored.

On E-bay 55-56 steering wheels come up from time...
June 16th, 2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,031
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Most everything has changed including what I...

Most everything has changed including what I use(Rotella T 15-40) but it still has enough ZDDP that I have no tappet issues. What was good 10 years ago may or may not be the same oil or near the...
Forum: Transmission
June 14th, 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By Tedd Thompson

If you tell them it's a jet-a way they will think...

If you tell them it's a jet-a way they will think it's a 2 speed, very confusing for most everyone.

There are rebuilders for the first generation Oldsmobile's in the Hemming News. There...
June 14th, 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Tedd Thompson

A little more info needed. I'm more into the...

A little more info needed. I'm more into the early 50 era Oldsmobile's, are we talking about a J2 setup on a 57-58 371 or a completely different car/year. I'm ignorant on the new stuff .... Tedd
June 14th, 2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Usually there is more of a chance that the shift...

Usually there is more of a chance that the shift between 2-3 will be more noticeable than the 3-4 shift or at least in the Jetway's I have been around. Unless you are getting a lot of slippage...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 14th, 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Tedd Thompson

My Old man is def 100% in one ear and about 80%...

My Old man is def 100% in one ear and about 80% in the other. He can afford what ever it would take and has but the Cosco aids have been as good as any he has had. He is just about def with out them...
June 14th, 2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Looks like a good start. Find out where the Bondo...

Looks like a good start. Find out where the Bondo ends and the rust begins it looks as if some one has tried to fix a rust issue with Bondo in the long past. There are speedometer specialist listed...
June 13th, 2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Welcome aboard, we like the 50 era cars, let us...

Welcome aboard, we like the 50 era cars, let us know if we can be of help.. We like pictures... Lost in the fifties..... Tedd
June 13th, 2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Tedd Thompson

I'm running these from Cali Tire on my 55. They...

I'm running these from Cali Tire on my 55. They ride smooth and wear very well but they need attention on the white walls for the first 6 months. It has something to do with oil seeping from the...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 13th, 2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By Tedd Thompson

A bad valve will cause this but doubtful it would...

A bad valve will cause this but doubtful it would appear after a carb adjustment and so quickly. Can you hear a regular miss at the exhaust at idle? Tedd
June 13th, 2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Tedd Thompson

My guess from afar is battery connections, ether...

My guess from afar is battery connections, ether grounds or the hot lead to the starter. If juice stops before the horn relay its something to do with the battery or connections.... Tedd
Forum: Other
June 12th, 2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Tedd Thompson

The main issue with brake fluid is that it draws...

The main issue with brake fluid is that it draws moisture and will corrode cylinders and shafts and rune seals. My car originally had brake fluid and my cylinders were damaged beyond repair after it...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 12th, 2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Aha, you need two homes, winter and summer, or...

Aha, you need two homes, winter and summer, or different partners. I recommend two homes as the other option is way more expensive than another home......:eek:.... Tedd
Forum: Other
June 12th, 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Tedd Thompson

X2, you can't mix those two liquids. I also use...

X2, you can't mix those two liquids. I also use ATF fluid..... Tedd
June 11th, 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Well never been there or done that, but the lines...

Well never been there or done that, but the lines from the fuel pump (2) go to the wiper motor and the other powers the windshield washer squirters. The large vacuum line coming off the back of the 4...
Forum: Electrical
June 11th, 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By Tedd Thompson

If you do this your self don't forget to polarize...

If you do this your self don't forget to polarize the regulator and my advise is deferentially get a new regulator, if it has smoked it's done. What ever Steller advises is Gospel..... Tedd
Forum: Electrical
June 10th, 2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Just my 2 cents . I would be worried about the...

Just my 2 cents . I would be worried about the tar drippings you mentioned on your first post. They maybe hot shellac which is used as a insulator for the windings. If the armature has grounded...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 10th, 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Tedd Thompson

What ticks me off is they have all of our phones...

What ticks me off is they have all of our phones set up so we get a warning when PG&E or the State triggers it, had it happen a 1/2 dozen times this winter for mud slide warnings in the fire area. ...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 9th, 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Tedd Thompson

My fear is that every time it gets over 90...

My fear is that every time it gets over 90 degrees and there is a breeze they will shut off the juice. Every year it gets over 90 for about a month straight. I can see it coming now, I better fire...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 9th, 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By Tedd Thompson

I kinda like her lung warts, but then again what...

I kinda like her lung warts, but then again what do I know about warts.... Tedd
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 9th, 2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Smile Juice just came on five minutes ago. It's been...

Juice just came on five minutes ago. It's been 20 hours of nothing but the radio on (batteries included). This is a joke when PG&E shuts a huge piece of California electricity off I received no...
June 6th, 2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Something you might try is remove one side wiper...

Something you might try is remove one side wiper blade and arm and see if it is a drag issue,low power.Be sure to have a wet windshield that helps. Before I switched over to electric I came home in...
Forum: Cars For Sale
June 5th, 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Tedd Thompson

;)Nice car and you couldn't build it for what you...

;)Nice car and you couldn't build it for what you are asking. If mine I would detail the engine as to look like the super sharp rest of the car. Serious buyers will want to inspect the engine and...
June 5th, 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Tedd Thompson

When you say two motors and two pumps do you mean...

When you say two motors and two pumps do you mean new stuff or two old worn parts? What shape is your fuel pump? Have you put a vacuum gauge on it yet?

For a test spray some silicone spray...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 3rd, 2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Sorry guys I 4F'ed in 1967 and missed all the fun...

Sorry guys I 4F'ed in 1967 and missed all the fun in Nam, not a veteran. The Old man is a WW2 vet so there is a option there with USAA.... Tedd
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 2nd, 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By Tedd Thompson

The rice farmers in the valley are in a time jam....

The rice farmers in the valley are in a time jam. Many fields haven't been tilled and probably won't. Some will fall back on crop insurance and farm the Government this year.

In my case we...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 2nd, 2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Long story but Yes John I was looking forward to...

Long story but Yes John I was looking forward to moving to Idaho but that option is off the table as of now. I still have responsibility towards my dad and the ranch. Plus the soon to be X wife is...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 1st, 2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tedd Thompson

Fall out from the Paradise Camp Fire

It's been almost six months sense the Camp Fire in Paradise was in the news but yesterday I got a reminder of it by my insurance carrier (AAA) who is going to cancel my fire insurance policy in 60...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 1st, 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,740
Posted By Tedd Thompson

If you screw up on one you most likely will on...

If you screw up on one you most likely will on the one that you messed up on second. (does that make sense?) One screw up leads to another, kinda like this post.....Tedd
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