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KimVanOrder
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Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

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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Body Type: 82B
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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Model Year: 1930
Location: North Hills, CA/ Pine Grove, CA

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

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