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    Just wondering if many repairs were done at Gettysburg, and what were the repairs?

  • #2
    Yea, what are they repairing in the repair tent?
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      OH yea lots of repairs are going on
      I was told a headgasket, radiator repairs, distributor work, points, carburetor repairs, oil changes, headlight / electrical work, tire and tube repairs and more...
      I was supposed to volunteer at the repair tent, but the VFF info booth has been jumping so i was not able to get over there and help. The trailer was loaded, a press, cherry picker, huge tool box, basically equipped like a repair shop. Warren the main man at the tent was doing an outstanding job. Steve Wastler, Dave Sturgis and others were there helping out also.. Kudos to all those volunteers breaking there stones in the heat ...totally amazing
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #4
        Are they painting any cars ??

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        • #5
          No painting,,,,,and the hotel wouldnt let them use the 4 post they brought in citing insurance issues.... The repair guys were very unhappy about that
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mitch View Post
            No painting,,,,,and the hotel wouldnt let them use the 4 post they brought in citing insurance issues.... The repair guys were very unhappy about that
            Now that's strange, being the 4 post lift is safer than a jack and stands.

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            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              Tom
              That's exactly what they said, crawling under the cars jacked up is way more dangerous...
              Corporate BS

          • #7
            You know, I am all for remembering the fallen and those who have served so we may have what we have, but the fellow with the brown A should remove that blasted BOW from the side of his car as it WILL leave a bright spot on his paint!!

            Better explained, the paint has already begun to fade around the bow and as long as it is there, it will continue to fade and leave the paint under it unfaded.
            You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              Wait till you see some of my pics..... Thats nothing Smh

            • Tom Wesenberg
              Tom Wesenberg commented
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              Also, the magnetic signs will leave marks in paint jobs if left on for very long.

          • #8
            So at the 94 joint meet in tacoma, the guys in the repair tent did most the work. At the puyallup mafca national meet a couple years ago, we didn't do much at all. It was the owners responsability. How does this one work. I think it boils down to liability issues.

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            • #9
              Chuck
              For the short time thati was observing i only saw the repair guys doing the work. I am sure there wouldnt be an issue if the owner decided to do their own thing as we are all covered by the same Marc insurance.
              3 ~ Tudor's
              Henry Ford said
              "It's all nuts and bolts"


              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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              • #10
                I meant the other way around . The repair tent does the work, there's a problem on the way home, and mafca gets sued for causing the problem, because of "shoddy" workmanship. Just wondering. I co chaired the puyallup repair tent, and am doing the same for the 2019 regional in Bellevue. Wash. If I knew, I guess Ive forgotten. Anyway, something for me to investigate.

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                • #11
                  Out here the repair tent is for the owner to do his own repairs.
                  There may be guys milling around that may offer advice, and there may be some tools, but it is up to the owner to do the work.
                  There was one case where a guy from CA showed up with 4 brand new tires he wanted the repair tent guys to mount for him....guess how that ended up

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                  • #12
                    So he learned how to work on his own car just like my boys did.

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                    • #13
                      They had a timing gear job
                      Yee-olee macerated gear
                      Attached Files
                      3 ~ Tudor's
                      Henry Ford said
                      "It's all nuts and bolts"


                      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                      • #14
                        3 ~ Tudor's
                        Henry Ford said
                        "It's all nuts and bolts"


                        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                        • Dennis
                          Dennis commented
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                          LOL That cherry picker looks exactly like my HF.

                      • #15
                        First time I saw a crank gear installed backwards! There was not a dot on the face of the gear.
                        mike
                        Michael
                        1928 speedster
                        1929 closed cab p/u
                        1930 standard roadster
                        1931 deluxe tudor sedan
                        1967 ss/rs conv.camaro

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                        • Mitch
                          Mitch commented
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                          Mike you did a great job getting that car going again!
                          For the record those are Mike's hands in the pic on post #13

                          I was the reporter on the scene

                        • 01A
                          01A commented
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                          Yep, that Macerated gear came off of my car. Thanks to Mike, Bob, Mitch, Ron Meyers and all from the local Hub City repair crew for doing a wonderful job on getting that gear replaced and the car back on the road again. I drove it 125 miles back home the next day. All performed well.
                          Thanks again to all that participated and provide advice.

                      • #16
                        OK here it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                        This could also fit into Tom W"s thread of "WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN GREASE".

                        https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...stinkin-grease

                        This car that was trailered from Florida and I assume participated in the 50 mile Grand Tour. Someone installed new drums, hubs, seals etc,, but did not put ANY GREASE in there. I don't know the particulars if it was the shop's neglect or the owners, so here is what happens with new parts and no grease after driving 40 - 50 miles.. Oh the bearings were both reused good originals.....
                        The races on they axle tubes were also screwed..

                        The last picture shows a groove of about 1/4" into the face of the hub....
                        3 ~ Tudor's
                        Henry Ford said
                        "It's all nuts and bolts"


                        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                        • Rowdy
                          Rowdy commented
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                          That is some ugly damage. Glad he has a trailer to take it home. That is going to be costly to repair. Thinking twice now about scrapping half of my axle housings once dis-assembled. Rod

                        • Dennis
                          Dennis commented
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                          That had to make a terrible chewing sound.

                      • #17
                        Check out the headlight alignment on this one... the r/s is lighting up the l/s of the road.....
                        the repair tent is the best place to be at these meets.

                        3 ~ Tudor's
                        Henry Ford said
                        "It's all nuts and bolts"


                        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                        • DaWizard
                          DaWizard commented
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                          *shakes head* I can't believe these people don't own a frigging yard stick!! It used to be the best form of advertising by the local hardware, drug, and any other store you want to name. These were freebies!!

                      • #18
                        This guy PURCHASED this car 40 miles from the meet and drove it here to get things fixed or it broke down
                        the starter took a shit among other things.....
                        3 ~ Tudor's
                        Henry Ford said
                        "It's all nuts and bolts"


                        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                        • DaWizard
                          DaWizard commented
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                          Heh, gota admit, THAT is one way to get into the hobby!!

                        • BNCHIEF
                          BNCHIEF commented
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                          That is living a care free life.

                      • #19
                        Originally posted by Bill in NJ
                        Is there a piece missing on the crank pulley or is it my new glasses ?
                        Where are the pictures of the crank and cam gear?
                        I don't see any pictures or links in this entire thread.

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                        • DaWizard
                          DaWizard commented
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                          Tom, go back to Post #13

                        • Mitch
                          Mitch commented
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                          ??????? I am not following what u mean

                      • #20
                        Tom a lot of your posts and pictures are in the technical reference area !

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                        • #21
                          Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                          ??????? I am not following what u mean
                          Someone mentioned the crank gear was installed backwards, but I don't see any pictures of the crank gear nor the bad cam gear.
                          Just wondering if they are posted somewhere else? Thanks

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                          • #22
                            Seeing it just fine here Tom. The gears are already removed in the pic. Rod
                            Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

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                            • Tom Wesenberg
                              Tom Wesenberg commented
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                              This is strange. What is the date and time of the post with the pictures of the cam gear?

                              I see the pictures of the dry rear bearing.

                          • #23
                            Tom, Post #13 shows the destroyed 2-pc crappy gear, which is also stripped of teeth.
                            There are no pix of the backwards crank gear that I know of.

                            Makes me glad i opted for the metal gears from Dan

                            Tom, you are also a Stude guy like myself and I was able to track down an aluminum timing gear for my champ motor.
                            Turns out the descriptive term for the fiber gears used in the old days is 'celeron'

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                            • #24
                              8-02-2017 3:01 PM Ct.
                              Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

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                              • #25
                                Originally posted by tbirdtbird View Post
                                Tom, Post #13 shows the destroyed 2-pc crappy gear, which is also stripped of teeth.
                                There are no pix of the backwards crank gear that I know of.

                                Makes me glad i opted for the metal gears from Dan

                                Tom, you are also a Stude guy like myself and I was able to track down an aluminum timing gear for my champ motor.
                                Turns out the descriptive term for the fiber gears used in the old days is 'celeron'
                                Yep, Stude has always been my favorite. None of the posts show numbers on my computer, so I can't go by #13 either.

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                                • Mitch
                                  Mitch commented
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                                  It's time for an upgrade

                                  I'll email them to ya

                                • tbirdtbird
                                  tbirdtbird commented
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                                  Tom, are you using Vista?

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