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Post by Russ Hanscom » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:41 pm

Die heads are a wonderful tool, they make great threads except when you put a chaser, actually has to be two,
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in the wrong slot.

Part salvaged by making a new stub thread, cutting off the bad end, and hot gluing on a good end. 7/8"-9 example shown.

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Re: junk

Post by Harold_V » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:52 am

Chuckke!

Nice!

Even nicer when the chasers are in the proper slide.

Funny how things like that happen. Like the time I struggled putting a battery in a '40 LaSalle hooked to the wrong polarity. Seemed right while I was struggling. :roll:

Heavy sigh!

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Re: junk

Post by spro » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:23 am

Those big long 6 volt batteries. They had some amps!

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Re: junk

Post by Harold_V » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:31 am

The LaSalle used the typical rectangular battery, but I'm well familiar with the long ones you spoke of, as I owned three straight eight Buicks as a young lad. Buick used them until they went to the V8 engine in '53, at which time they switched to 12 volts and the rectangular battery we now recognize.
I haven't thought about those old batteries for years!

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Re: junk

Post by spro » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:06 am

I don't mean to but I never met a fellow who had three straight eight Buicks. These were the step above the the Olds of my youth. Flat out cool autos and Heavy flat heads. Aggressive looking autos with grills that looked to eat. Pontiac had chrome strips and you could identify them.
Yep. Long time ago.

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Re: junk

Post by spro » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:41 am

I was going to mention chasers, die heads and such. Adjustable die head chasers are meant to go to the size they were ground. There is some "wiggle room" to where a first pass is wider but does cut the meat.

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Re: junk

Post by Harold_V » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:49 am

spro wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:06 am
I don't mean to but I never met a fellow who had three straight eight Buicks.
My first one was a '41 Special four door sedan. Second one was '51 Super convertible. Third one was a '51 Super two door Riviera (postless hardtop). I put the same '55 V8 engine in the two '51's.
These were the step above the the Olds of my youth. Flat out cool autos and Heavy flat heads.
The Olds was third in line. Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Chevrolet. LaSalle was built by Cadillac.

I trust you were making reference to the Olds having the flat head engine. They turned to overhead design in '49, if memory serves, with their first V8. Buick was the first maker to design and use an overhead design in a production car, so they had been overhead engines for ever, or so it seems. Interestingly, Cadillac made them both ways, depending on the year of manufacture, which I find to be rather strange, as it's pretty much accepted that a flat head can't perform as well as an overhead. Early big engines (V-12 and V-16) were overhead, while later big engines were flatheads. Strange, no?

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Re: junk

Post by curtis cutter » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:19 am

I had an old 4 port Roadmaster.

I liked my 48 Dodge pickup more. Maybe it was the hood scoop or the floor starter. The hood scoop was used to keep the engine blowby out of the cab.... :)
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Re: junk

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:24 pm

Harold_V wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:49 am
Buick was the first maker to design and use an overhead design in a production car, so they had been overhead engines for ever, or so it seems.
Something else often forgotten was the small-block V8 that Chevy introduced in 1955 wasn't their first V8. That would have been in 1918 with the introduction of the Model D, which had an overhead valve V8. The Model D was a commercial flop and the V8 was discontinued.
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Re: junk

Post by spro » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:44 pm

We remember our earlier cars and how we had to fix them.

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Re: junk

Post by armscor 1 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:29 am

I re ringed a 41 Buick straight 8 and adjusted the big end bearing caps, cast in Babbit with shims many years ago.
Could stay in third gear going around corners in the suburbs!

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Re: junk

Post by Harold_V » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:33 am

In 1955, a guy from Pocatello Idaho built a dragster powered by a Buick straight eight. Turned a consistent 108 MPH time and again, although I have no memory of how long it took. Certainly nothing like today, but it was fun to see and hear.

Thanks for the comments on the early Chev V8, BDD. I hadn't heard about that before.

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