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    Re: V-E Day - May 8, 1945

    My friend, a B-17 radioman, was lying in the grass at his base in Chelveston when the surrender was announced. The song that was playing on the P.A. at the time as "There I've Said it Again" by...
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    Re: Jack Stand Recall

    Those radio guys sure knew what they were talking about. Two of the WWII vets that I was particularly close to were both radio techs. One flew in Avengers in the Pacific, the other was on B-17s...
  3. Thread: My MK IV Update

    by SaxMan
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    Re: My MK IV Update

    Fellow '69 Mark IV owner here, too. Mine doesn't look anywhere as nice as yours. I've got an "8 foot" paint job. It's been seeing a lot of duty this spring because of social distancing.
  4. Re: LED light bulbs : One thing leads to another

    I upgraded to LED bulbs on the dash and the turn & stop signals, but only went to halogens on the headlights. I do know you need to replace the flasher with one compatible with LED bulbs. It...
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    Re: Sagging Springs?

    The wheel arch does cover the top of the tire. Perhaps showing a picture of the entire side of the car or the car from the rear may be helpful. A lot of Spridgets suffer from "Bachelor Lean"...
  6. Thread: Oil leaks

    by SaxMan
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    Re: Oil leaks

    Aircraft Spruce sells a nice drip pan that you can use for leaks. If it can catch the oil from a radial engine, it sure can catch the oil from an A-Series motor. It's plastic, so if you...
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    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....
  8. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  13. 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...
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    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,...
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    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. ...
  21. Thread: Spark Plugs

    by SaxMan
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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...
  22. Thread: Spark Plugs

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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...
  24. 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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