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KimVanOrder
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Model Year: 1928
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lesson learned

Post by KimVanOrder » May 6th, 2019, 6:24 pm

So , the other day while getting the old truck ready for an other season, I changed the oil, greased it all , and then remembered that I saw some ware that the cam lob should have a touch of petroleum jelly on it. To lazy to walk all the way over to another building, I substituted a touch of grease. Well I made it to the coffee shop that day and on my way home it stopped. Had to be towed home. having no idea what went wrong I started in on it the next day. Decided to start with the ignition system assuming the condenser went bad I opened up the dist. and started to clean things up. The points were covered with grease and fouled. After the cleaning all was working again. So,,,, lesson learned, more is not better.. :mrgreen:
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

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markp213
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Model Year: 1931

Re: lesson learned

Post by markp213 » May 8th, 2019, 6:05 pm

Thank you for the lesson! It's how we learn, I guess!

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Chris Haynes
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Re: lesson learned

Post by Chris Haynes » May 9th, 2019, 11:55 am

My shop teacher in college said that he used his own ear wax for cam lube as it didn't take much. ;-)

KimVanOrder
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Re: lesson learned

Post by KimVanOrder » May 9th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Chris Haynes wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 11:55 am
My shop teacher in college said that he used his own ear wax for cam lube as it didn't take much. ;-)
Good one!!
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

A Roadster
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Model Year: 1929

Re: lesson learned

Post by A Roadster » June 16th, 2019, 2:43 pm

I have always heard to use Vaseline (petroleum jelly), but I wonder if dielectric grease would be a better choice. I don't think it was available in the 30's. Certainly not common as it is today

Bob C
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Re: lesson learned

Post by Bob C » June 18th, 2019, 8:32 am

You can always use this.

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KimVanOrder
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Re: lesson learned

Post by KimVanOrder » June 18th, 2019, 3:51 pm

That's too easy!! :shock: :D
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

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