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Frank DuVal
QuoteBob Yes my hearing is excellent Unless you are under 30, this is not a true statement. Just a fact of life. I remember the day I realized I could no longer hear the 15,750 Hz horizontal frequency of a CRT TV. Having been repairing televisions since an early age, I always had been able to hear the horizontal sweep start up to know the high voltage section was OK. I knew I was getting o
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Frank DuVal
Yes, the radio needs that to operate as a mono radio. It is a jumper plug. I do not know the pinout.
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Frank DuVal
Eyeballs will get you close. Just make the tires look standing up. Now if setting for autocross then slightly more outward at the bottom. See autoxer.skiblack.com website.
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Yesterday
Frank DuVal
Yes, just three on most earlies. As you say, one by the battery would be redundant.
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Frank DuVal
And..... Don't forget the washers that are on the shaft between the little knob and the big knob. They were lost the first time the radio knobs were removed 40 years ago! Their purpose is to keep the volume knob from turning the tone control, etc. One Corvairs the fader knobs I have seen are integral with the rheostat control. And they have the washer between them and the tuning kno
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
I found an old turn signal switch still in an early 65 column. I took it out and measured all the dimensions. The new switch matches within what I would say is normal tolerance. Certainly not the 1/8" or so of error I see in the car. The column on late 65/66 is welded to its base, so no adjusting there, as there is on an early 65 with the long shaft into the steering box. So, then th
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Yes, Left is Driver's side here in the US. And James' method works well for me on cars I do not know well, like 60s Fords.
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Tractor Supply 00 grease. Cheap, works well. You can buy the same quart from Eckler's Corvette for 4 times the price!
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
I've seen equal debris damage in all three cylinders. This is easy fix. But another head you already have is the best repair! Not a Wayne 100 was it?
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Alex, I would like to modify my answer The 1967 lower door hinges are different than 68/9. The upper door hinges are same 67/9.
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
I have not looked for an old switch yet. I need to do that. I bought the car with only the new switch installed wrong.
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4 days ago
Frank DuVal
Has anyone else had an issue installing a new late 65/66 turn signal switch where the groove in the steering shaft for the snap ring is not visible at all even when pulling up with a wrench (Steve Goodman method) under the shaft nut as hard as possible? I have one a previous owner could not get the snap ring in, they left the snap ring below the bearing just to get the wheel on and not loose
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4 days ago
Frank DuVal
Yep. 68 and 69 are the same.
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteBack on the road with pumps. Total cost $4.85! Including shipping?
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
I just take the hinge pin out and drop the lower shroud (does not work on 61 welded assemblies). To install, position the door to allow the rod to go in, pull forward on the lower shroud and snap in place. Yes, after a few years of this the tab holding the pin in will break off. A sheet metal screw and washer in the RIGHT place will hold the pin in. If in the wrong place it will affect the travel
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
Why remove the choke pull off? It opens the choke on start up to lean the mixture. When it doesn't work, the mixture will be waaay rich until the engine warms up the choke coils.
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteWhat concerns me is that if this happens again I may not get a GEN Fan light. Yep!
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
I am a satisfied Blue Chip Harmonic Balancer tool user also! I've been asked "how do you torque the crankshaft bolt with the engine still in the car?". 3/4" combination wrench, box end on bolt, hit open end with 8 ounce hammer a few licks. You can tell when the bolt stops moving. You can always do it again the next day to see if it loosened. Oh, and put a short screwdriver
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
PM sent......
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
Hmm, never heard of soaking it in oil, but yes, I would reuse it. Good news, if it fails, that should happen right away and except for the cleaning of the mess, it is easy to change!
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
Alex, I'll take this one for $100. When the generator is "generating" properly, the "cut out" relay in the voltage regulator is pulled in so the ARM and BAT terminals are connected together. When something like the belt is thrown or the pulley breaks (never seen that one yet ) the relay does not always drop out, so battery voltage is applied to the armature winding
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
Right, do not straighten as it is already weak from being bent. I never saw a new defroster lever or assembly. They bent real early in life around here then. ????
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
Great work Dave!
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
I do not often disagree with Steve, he has been at this game way longer than me, but I think they were tilted from the factory, to align them with the cable holders (clamps). See picture above. Either way they came from the factory, DO NOT straighten them at this point! I have never seen a straight one. I have fabricated some of those levers from thick sheetmetal to replace broken levers.
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
Just to be clear to buyers, you have 6 cans of R-12 and two cans of R-12 substitute (The Freeze 12).
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteMike If I were rich, I would buy it to part it out and save the rest of the world from having to see it. Me too! What a waste of a Studebaker Golden Hawk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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14 days ago
Frank DuVal
Hi Roger, Interior colors: Note there are two different gloss levels for interior parts in these years. Read the notes, it explains what gloss goes where.
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14 days ago
Frank DuVal
Excellent description, Caraholic. I have to disagree on one item. The B-11 key blanks are Pear head, not Oval. To may toe To ma toe. Ha!
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14 days ago
Frank DuVal
Remove wheel cylinder. Remove internals of wheel cylinder. Insert long wooden object into cylinder. Or use Channelocks on outside of cylinder. Use wrench on hose fitting. Hold fitting, turn cylinder.
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