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About SAM86

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    '49 McCormick OS4
    '49 McCormick O-4
    '49 McCormick ODS6
    '51 McCormick OS6
    '52 McCormick WD9

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  1. So I'm a bit of a Naval history nerd. I listen to a lot of his Dry dock episodes as background while working. I find this one especially interesting as there are few consolidated accounts of the recovery and salvage as a whole after Pearl Harbor. The engineering, manpower, and pace at which these events were conducted is truly impressive.
  2. Search dry ice cleaning / blasting on youtube and watch to your heart's content. The freezing effect really doesn't do the work, its the instantaneous impact and rapid expansion of the frozen pellet turning back into into a gas. The freezing part only has to do with generating the blasting media, in this case dry ice pellets.
  3. This may be a little out there but have you ever looked at dry ice blasting? It has become a fairly common technology that can even be rented. The only mess you are left with is the removed paint as the blasting media (dry ice pellets) turn back into gas upon contact with the workpiece. It is used quite a bit nowadays for various residential restoration applications including paint removal from intricate woodwork and mold removal as there is very low to zero likelihood of damaging the underlying material.
  4. SAM86

    lemon law

    Kurt, don't hold me to this, but I thought in NY, all used vehicles had to pass a NYS annual inspection at the time of sale with a new window sticker issued, even if the current inspection was still valid. I may be recalling this incorrectly as I usually buy lease turn-ins and they would be due for them regardless.
  5. Wow four months and no updates, time does fly with all the chaos, kids and changing jobs. Working on and have completed many small repairs but no real big items. Finally had it out and about under its own power this past weekend. This is hands down the smoothest and quietest running one in the collection. Now the bad, I messed up something during the transmission reassembly or the differential is toast. This one was not running or driving prior to tear down so I don't have a baseline for its normal transmission sound. After driving it for a while, going through the gears, right tur
  6. SAM86

    Why not a bolt?

    General rule for coarse vs fine thread pitch is if the threads are in cast material they will be coarse. Note, there have been exceptions to this rule. Reason being cast material is never perfect and coarse threads can tolerate imperfections to a greater degree while maintaining tear out strength.
  7. I have always gotten the best rates through local credit unions. Heck this last time it was even through one I wasn't a member of. Keep in mind the dealer gets a cut of the financing if you use there options. I always secure my own first and make them beat it. With the given auto market I would bet they could get you good rates just so they could hang onto a small percent that may still be a better than option than you can find. On the other hand, I could be completely wrong as well.
  8. Mine was free, but failed in the open position. Spoke with radiator shop and no dice. If its cloth they don't have a method of removing it and they cant disassemble the bottom tank. So, new thermostat is in and I am in the process of reverse flushing the radiator. Still have some stubborn plugged cores but I think the majority are open. Needed to use a 1/2hp sump pump to get enough water flow through the radiator to knock out as much cloth material as possible and it certainly did. Sump pump is plumbed into the radiator outlet and is pushing water out the top inlet.
  9. Thought I would get the water table, kiddie pool and giant dinosaur sprinkler setup for the kids today. Well needless to say they really didn't get used. On the other hand a sand box full of water provided all the entertainment needed. Next time I'll start with the sandbox first and save the extra water.
  10. GT&T, pretty sure the pivot pins for the dogs are welded in. Tried to remove the set out of the Continental impulse and it cracked pretty easy. I'm not 100% sure they are welded, but on all of the ones I have the pivot pins sit below flush on the reverse side making me question if they are rivited in. Thanks mmi. Just bough another core mag and the impulse is worse than this one. Gonna hold off on buying more unless I can inspect them first. 560, I needed to get this one going and out of the way for now so I need to revisit the impulse later. From what I visually saw, no ap
  11. I think the previous post misled where I was describing the wear problem. The dogs catching the trip pin is not the location where I am describing. The dogs are worn on the pins they pivot on allowing excessive tilt (when viewed from the side) of the dog. This is allowing the dogs to eat into the mounting flange and the four screws that hold the mounting flange onto the magneto housing. The attached images should help.
  12. Does anyone still make new Impulse assemblies for the H4 magneto's? Could have sworn these were still available but no luck finding one. Rebuilding the mag for my brothers C, dogs are badly worn eating into the housing snd screws. Parts mag is in even worse shape. Go figure the one good replacement I have is for the Continental engine so the keyway is in a different location.
  13. This may be a quick bandaid. You can try flipping the position of the throttle plate and lock washer. When I disassembled my carb the lock washer was under the throttle plate lifting it higher. I asked the question here to confirm the correct assembly configuration and was told this was a common trick to get a few more engine RPM when starting in really cold climates or for tired old engines. The lock washer is supposed to be under the screw head.
  14. All right gents I'm looking for some additional ideas as this issue has me shaking my head. I recently replace the cooling jacket cover gaskets on my ODS6 (same engine as MD, WD6, ect.) While the cooling jacket covers were off I flushed out the area between the cylinders removing all the loose gunk that accumulated over the last 70+ years. Water jacket covers were replaced with a good used set with good deflectors to channel coolant between the center cylinders. Also installed a new temp gauge. Long story short, first time out it got hot. Temp came down gradually but had to idle it
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