Scouring power? I thought I was the only one that still called it
that. My kids laughed at me the last time I asked the to get some. Another
phrase that I guess is no longer used is
"the show". I stopped to ask a couple of
kids in the mall parking lot and asked them which way the show was,
they just stared
at me. My wife then said "the movie theater" and they directed us to it. I
guess OF's have to learn a new language.
On Sat, 6 Dec 1997, Rick Morrison wrote:
> I've heard that during the 50's and 60's the BMC works rallyists always
> carried a can of scouring powder in the tool kit in case of a slipping
> clutch. Should the clutch begin to slip, a handful was poured into the
> (added on) vent on the top of the bell housing. The theory was that the
> scouring powder would roughen the surface of the flywheel and clutch
> faces so that the car could have a better chance of finishing.
> Don't know if the above is true, (maybe some one has the definitive
> answer), but is sure sounds neat anyway.
> Rick Morrison
> 72 MGBGT
> 74 Midget
> On Sat, 6 Dec 1997 10:58:31 -0500 firstname.lastname@example.org (John
> McEwen) writes:
> >Hi Pat:
> >Yes the use of Bon Ami is an old trick used to seat rings. Those old
> >Chevys used chrome rings which did cause no end of problems. While
> >intent was good, the execution was faulty.
> >One of my friends has a Laverda Mirage 1200 motorcycle. For those who
> >unaware, this is an exotic Italian bike which would compare in bike
> >to an Aston or a Ferrari. He had much the same problem with failure
> >chrome rings to seat. He used a pinch of Bon Ami in each of the
> >with excellent results.
> >John McEwen
> >>I was watching Automobiles on the History channel last night and the
> >>show was on the '55 to '57 Chevies,one of the problems was that the
> >>burned oil,as much as a qt every 200 miles!The fix the company told
> >>dealers was to pour some Bon-ami down the carb!This scuffed up the
> >>cylinder walls and stopped the burning!If you are burning oil after a
> >>rebuild......Well it's up to you.