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Old 08-19-2019, 09:41 PM
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Now back to hot-rodding.
My little truck has been fighting with me a lot this summer. Now the radiator is leaking around the top tank. So off she comes.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:43 PM
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Sorry for your difficulties, Mac.

My father's wisdom... "You can pi$$ up a rope with all your might, but you're still at the soggy end."

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Old 08-20-2019, 11:41 PM
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I know what the soggy end feels like.
Anyhow, I took the rad to town today and my rad guy grabbed it and nodded.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:14 PM
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Glad to hear it, Mac. (Radiator shops are nearly extinct in these parts. )

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Old 08-30-2019, 12:35 PM
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Dr. Crank, we still have two radiator shops in Grande Prairie, maybe because this is a boom town on the frontier.
Anyhow, I got the rad fixed up but the extension I built on the filler neck [about 3 1/2" long] took a beating and now leaks a wee bit. [see first pic]
I put the truck back together and took it to A&W cruise night last night. This was a test drive where I found the neck leak.
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:16 PM
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Keep at it Mac.
You are gaining on it....

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Old 08-31-2019, 02:36 AM
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:23 PM
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I had noticed a broken spring steel clip that keeps the rotor tightly oriented on the distributer shaft of the '51 flathead motor now in my '36. It is different that the '53's that I have, so I pulled out an old '53 dizzy and rebuilt it. [pic one]

It turns out that you can't put a '53 flathead distributer in a '51 engine, no matter how much you hammer on it. Now I have to rebuild a '51 distributer and come up with the little spring steel clip.
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:36 PM
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Now I have to rebuild a '51 distributor and come up with the little spring steel clip.
Do you have a source, Mac? The clip shouldn't be hard to find...

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Old 11-10-2019, 10:25 PM
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We lost the clip on a our 8n tractor, bought a new rotor and it came with it. Donít know if it comes with all new ones or not.
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