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To: "ROGER GLEASON" <rogerg@maverick.facil.uconn.edu>,
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From: "R.B. Smith" <rsmith@nckcn.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 00:18:08 -0600
A good friend of mine is looking for a carb for a 1927 plymouth
If you have any info on one of these please email me off list..thanks

Somewhere on the High Plaines of Kansas
Bartmans Home page: http://www.nckcn.com/homepage/rsmith/bartmans.htm
Classic Truck Links page: http://www.nckcn.com/homepage/rsmith/gctl.htm
Bartmans 51 chevy truck http://www.nckcn.com/homepage/rsmith/bct.htm
The Bone Yard http://www.nckcn.com/homepage/rsmith/boneyard.htm
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-----Original Message-----
From: ROGER GLEASON <rogerg@maverick.facil.uconn.edu>
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 3:35 PM
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] "thunk" is rarely a good noise

>> You missed a clue Grant.  He said "... turn of the key yielded only ..."
>> Sounds like he has a solenoid system, not a foot starter.
>> If all of Grant's other very good troubleshooting suggestions 
>> do not solve your problem you can either replace or (if you are 
>> incredibly cheap like me) fix the solenoid yourself.
>> I learned how to double the life of a solenoid from a Chevy 
>> mechanic in the early sixties.
>> Remove the solenoid from the starter.  
>> Remove the plastic end cap from the solenoid.
>> Turn the 2 large studs in the cap a half turn which will 
>> expose new unused contact surface.  These studs have a 
>> square shoulder under the head that allows them to be installed 
>> in any of 4 positions, but only 2 positions will work correctly.
>> Make sure you turn them a half turn. 
>> Use emery cloth (several steps coarse to fine) on the copper 
>> alloy disk removing the pitted/corroded/arched material.
>> Re-assemble and re-install on the vehicle.  
>> Most of the time the solenoid will be as good as new.  Of course 
>> someone may have already done this once, in which case you probably 
>> need a new solenoid.
>Before you buy a new solenoid... I've found another 
>method...find another solenoid and remove a good bolt from it 
>and install it in yours!!!!
>Just a trick another old mechanic (me) found by being 
>resourceful...It must be the irish (Mc Icver) in me!
>51-3100 AD Stocker
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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