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  1. wow! quite a job, thanks for sharing and well spotted, that strikes me as the sort of issue that can vex you until you sort out what it actually is. please keep us included!
  2. Don't forget that type was set by hand with letters reversed to make the press work correctly - and speed was a virtue so, likely many more typos than we would ever be comfortable with in the age of spell check.
  3. Interesting find! Is there a college or training school nearby - helicopter/ recovery/ military who might want a training exercise? Even a group of motivated scouts?
  4. fascinating - traction engines are a whole world for me - loving this!
  5. No idea if these are rare or unusual and no info in the ad, but... https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/sudbury/hercules-zxb-engine-from-wwii-generator/1516046347
  6. I imagine people here might be interested NFI https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/renfrew/antique-model-a-ford-snowmobile-driveline-conversion/1512280420
  7. Love the ad - and even more so the copy. One of my Vaxuhall Manuals (only from the late 60's) says words to the effect of "the average person should be able to remove the engine in about 2 hours." Not sure where that 'average person' is these days. 😅
  8. Not entirely sure how important complete accuracy is but, a couple of summers ago I was restoring a '60's vintage wood/canvas canoe and used this to fill the canvas. It wasn't difficult (rub in with another piece of canvas) and made a very nice and aterproof finish.
  9. Interestingly I just went to the opposite end of the spectrum - my Austin 7 forum and there is a thread about restarting cars after a wait. - he identified plugs. This is what it said: "I have experienced no problem with six month old petrol, but I did have a problem with a car that had been inactive for eighteen months. It would start up easily enough, and idle smoothly, but at anything more than a light throttle under load it would misfire and die. I initially thought it was dirt in the system, and thoroughly cleaned everywhere without any improvement. I then turned my attention
  10. I can't help with what it is but it probably isn't the timing. If it was running 7 years ago and if no one has touched it since, it seems more likely fuel system or electrical. Timing doesn't just change nor carb settings. Can you run it off a can of gas with a hose? then you have cut out the fuel system all together
  11. wow! where are you finding the NOS stuff? Looks a great project
  12. NFI but this showed up in my inbox this morning from Hemmings https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/nash/quad/2389932.html?refer=saturday&utm_source=saturday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-03-21
  13. Maybe people know about this - was catching up on some emails and just read it. Some great pics! https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/the-origins-of-four-wheel-drive/?refer=news&utm_source=edaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-12-19
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