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  1. Re: I'll take This Can't Be Good for $200, Alex.

    Got the brakes in. It was a bigger pain that it should have been, but it's done. I also learned that you don't press the brake pedal when you have no brake shoes attached to the wheel cylinders....
  2. Re: Difficult Electrical Problem in 59 BE with Generator

    Not sure if the '59 had the ball and socket type connectors. I would hit them with Deoxit 5, a contact cleaner. If there is an inline fuse holder anywhere in the circuit, that can also be a...
  3. Re: I'll take This Can't Be Good for $200, Alex.

    Back to brakes -- managed to screw up my first attempt at it pretty royally. It looks like attaching the spring and then mounting the shoes is the correct order. While trying to pull one of the...
  4. Re: I'll take This Can't Be Good for $200, Alex.

    Thank you. As soon as this clears, I'm getting the vaccine. Do not want to go through with this again. I had it on the face from the tip of my jaw, running up the nerve past my ear and up to the...
  5. Re: I'll take This Can't Be Good for $200, Alex.

    Parts came in -- just in time for me to get laid up for a week with Shingles, of all things. Haven't turned a wrench in over week. Did a little bit of light work tonight with one of the bikes. ...
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    Re: This does not look good for our LBC.

    They're out there -- you just have to look for them. I've found a lot of the 20-something sport compact guys find the Little British Cars more fascinating in their eyes than American Muscle. It's...
  7. Re: Recent developments on my HO slot car layout

    I am drooling out of both sides of my mouth. Well done!
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    Re: Public Service Announcement from Fido

    People are going crazy in the D.C. area. It's like Black Friday -- huge crowds charging to get hand sanitizer. Never mind that the other guy also needs it to help prevent the spread of the...
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    Re: Latest Bicycle Project

    The LeTour is fairly sought after, but the vintage bicycle market is very soft, as I learned trying to sell a '71 Schwinn Super Sport. The 27" gumwall tires are still pretty easy to come by. The...
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    Re: Latest Bicycle Project

    The big difference between bikes and cars is that, with some notable exceptions, a vintage bike really offers no advantages over a modern one in terms of the riding experience. There was a period...
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    Re: Latest Bicycle Project

    Schwinns are a lot of fun to work on. I had both a Collegiate Sport and a World Sport when I was younger. I've rebuilt a number of them over the years. Schwinns were always well engineered and...
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    Latest Bicycle Project

    I've been a volunteer with the local park police for over 12 years. Last year, I was asked to helped a patrol officer who was tasked with reforming the department's bike squad to help survey the...
  13. Re: I'll take This Can't Be Good for $200, Alex.

    Thanks, JP and Jim.

    I can see what you mean about hooking up the springs first. Looks like trying to do the opposite would be difficult. I ordered a whole set of springs. I first went to VB,...
  14. I'll take This Can't Be Good for $200, Alex.

    I pulled off my right side brake drum tonight and one of the adjuster springs fell out. One end was sheared off. I'm thinking if one went bad, maybe I should go and replace all the springs. ...
  15. Thread: Spark Plugs

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    Re: Spark Plugs

    I have the dual carb setup. I'll hit the cylinders directly with the Seafoam and see what happens. Probably would make sense to pull the plugs for inspection on a regular basis to see where...
  16. Thread: Spark Plugs

    by SaxMan
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    Spark Plugs

    After dealing with dozens of distractions (all good distractions, mostly related to bicycle stuff and some of my writing / historical research) that have kept me away from my Sprite (and from BCF,...
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    Re: Prices for SWA Sprites on the rise

    I think what is happening is as the Bugeye prices continue to head for the 20k mark and beyond, people are looking more and more into the Square Sprites as a viable alternative. While the prices are...
  18. Thread: Seat Covers

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    Re: Seat Covers

    I used the VB covers for my '69 Sprite. The only thing was they didn't include the '69 only headrests, so I had to go to an upholstery shop for those. I've had them in the car for five years and...
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    Re: RIP - Neil Peart - Drummer from Rush

    Growing up playing in garage bands when Rush was at the height of their popularity, Neil Peart was the measuring stick that we measured all drummers to. No matter what genre of music you played or...
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    Re: She Just Turned 18

    The big surprise for us was how much Minerva "fluffed up" once she became comfortable and was having a healthy diet. I thought we were getting a short haired cat, which was my preference. I guess...
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    Re: Can't Believe I'm Doing This

    I'm keeping the 6V -- all the equipment is period correct including the "bread box" radios that go in the trunk. The siren light atop the car sucks down a whopping 33 amps at 6 volts when engaged. ...
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    Re: Can't Believe I'm Doing This

    So it's been a while since I posted an updated. The '53 Plymouth is now painted and externally complete. I did it that way so the car could be displayed, although it would need to be trailered. ...
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    Re: She Just Turned 18

    After owning dogs for the better part of 26 1/2 years, my wife and I adopted a cat...our first one. Minerva (or as we call her Minnie) is a Russian Blue / Maine Coon mix. She has indisputable...
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    Re: replace shocks in pairs?

    I had one of the shocks that Peter C. built up for me go bad. He fixed it. No fuss, no muss. Even after repairs and presumably as "good as new", it's behavior was indistinguishable from the one...
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    Re: SS United States

    I saw the United States in Philly a couple years back -- just sitting forlorn. Restoring and maintaining ships is a monumental undertaking -- it makes aircraft restoration look easy. The biggest...
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