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  1. Thread: Dashboard knob

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    dagwin, getting the body off is definitely a...

    dagwin, getting the body off is definitely a rush!

    There is a small set screw in the knob. It locks the knob to the shaft so it won't turn.
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    Nice work!

    Nice work!
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    That is a great video. I had a lot of trouble...

    That is a great video. I had a lot of trouble getting the adjusters to lock the brakes. I also had to modify a 3/4 inch wrench to get to the front lower lock nuts. The knuckle is right there in the...
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    Good boy Jake!!!!

    Good boy Jake!!!!
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    Did Jake pump the brake pedal while you ran the...

    Did Jake pump the brake pedal while you ran the bleeder screw?

    I followed the book word for word on the adjustment procedure also. I sure had a hard time getting the wrenches on the front lock...
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    I also did the same. And it was a very good...

    I also did the same. And it was a very good thing. I called in some guy's who did a lot of Semi Truck work. They recognized the seal immediately. They also informed they cut that type of glass in the...
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    I agree pelago. Sometimes you just have to forge...

    I agree pelago. Sometimes you just have to forge ahead! What a crazy oil pressure gauge. I am getting the feeling that getting the brakes adjusted just right, is a task that has to be done a lot.
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    Thanks LarrBeard! The paint supply did a great...

    Thanks LarrBeard! The paint supply did a great job of matching the original Emerald Green. I am trying to preserve the "original" look. I had to keep the reins on the body shop pro's. They wanted to...
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    The windshield to cowl seal is a lousy fit!

    I traveled around the WWW, and I discovered this complaint is another normal. A few things had to be done to get the windshield frame to fit.

    A recap:

    The repro windshield frame did not fit...
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    Advance carries an Optima for $200. I am not sure...

    Advance carries an Optima for $200. I am not sure where your looking, but their all over for less than $300. Just "Google" 6 Volt Automotive battery.
  11. The 12v/6v converter is used to convert a 12 volt...

    The 12v/6v converter is used to convert a 12 volt battery and charging system, to work with a 6 volt vehicle.

    To get a 6 volt generator to charge a 12 volt battery, you need to be able to adjust...
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    Pair of Pearl handled 1911's, one on each side. I...

    Pair of Pearl handled 1911's, one on each side. I can't see far like I used to.
  13. I would leave it stock and restore the 6 volt...

    I would leave it stock and restore the 6 volt system or, convert it to 12 volts completely.

    There are reasons for converting to 12 volts. On mine there was little of the 6 volt system left. 12...
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    My son feel s the same way! Gotta go with your...

    My son feel s the same way! Gotta go with your gut pelago! There are also millions of vehicles running around with electric oil pressure gauges.

    I do know that electric gauges are usually...
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    Gasket or seal at the rear of the hood

    I am getting ready to set the hood on. I think there should be something for the rear of the hood to set on against the cowl. I have the felt down at the grill but, what about the back? I think there...
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    I think we know the mechanical is telling the...

    I think we know the mechanical is telling the truth! It is sure sounding like the gauge and/or the sender is bad. Why not put the old mechanical back in? I would not use the sender or the gauge at...
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    pelago, it seems as if something must be wrong...

    pelago, it seems as if something must be wrong with the sender or the gauge that's for sure. Can you hook up a mechanical gauge on a "tee" at the block? Maybe you could start it up and compare the...
  18. But they look so nice right before they rust!

    But they look so nice right before they rust!
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    For reference, "Vintage" 12 volt GM fuel and oil...

    For reference, "Vintage" 12 volt GM fuel and oil pressure gauges use the same sender impedance range. 0 ohms = 0 and 90 ohms = Full scale, a range of 90 ohms. You are only getting a range of 12 ohms....
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    I will certainly be there! I am dying to see that...

    I will certainly be there! I am dying to see that Truck. I am in the parade on Saturday. You can certainly bum a ride with me. I am close so any meet up time is good. I think the best place to meet...
  21. Mark, there is a ton of suppliers out there now....

    Mark, there is a ton of suppliers out there now. I think you will find there are a few vendors making parts for a lot of suppliers. I have been using Kaiser Willys almost exclusively. Their price is...
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    Wow Griffin must have thought you needed a 900 HP...

    Wow Griffin must have thought you needed a 900 HP full track competiton cooling system! I can tell you , they are good!

    It is cool that Champion stepped up to the plate. If they come through for...
  23. If you can rebuild a tranny, the lines will be no...

    If you can rebuild a tranny, the lines will be no trouble. I went with a ready made set. It came with all the clamps, shields and screws. It fit perfectly and required very little bending.
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    That sounds like a bad gauge.

    That sounds like a bad gauge.
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    Forget the diagnostic on electric senders..... ...

    Forget the diagnostic on electric senders.....

    pelago, I am not quite clear. Are you saying the old gauge had more movement than the new set up? Or, Did you test the new gauge outside the dash and...
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