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General Discussion / Re: Door Hinges for 29 Roadster
« Last post by Touring29 on Today at 02:26:23 PM »
I used to have a automotive machine shop and never saw a oilite bushing used in a engine for valve guides. The material in bronze valve guides seemed to be better than any bushing. They are usually used in electric motors, generators, conveyor belt shaft bushings etc. The advantage over a regular bushing is that once installed and oiled they are pretty much maintenance free. I think pilot bushings for a clutch are oilite and they never get any lube after they are installed. I thought that might be a advantage in doors since they are hard to lube without making a mess. If anyone knows if a regular bushing would be better please speak up. The size of these would be a little smaller than the bushings used in G.M. door hinges from the 50's until at least the 80's but our doors weigh probably 1/3 of what a G body door does so I think they would last a long time.
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General Discussion / Re: Door Hinges for 29 Roadster
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on Today at 01:05:13 PM »
I am not a metallurgist and the bushing you are looking at may not be the same as the oilite bronze bushings I used to replace the valve guides on my 1910 Ford but, if they are, I would think about something else for the bushings.  I thought I was being smart using oil impregnated bronze as the original valve guides are exposed and required external oiling often.  Unfortunately they quickly wore out and I had to replace them.  If I remember correctly I think I used manganese bronze the second time and they have held up well.
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General Discussion / Re: Headlight wiring conduit
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on January 17, 2022, 09:27:15 PM »
There are two tabs on the two lower screws holding the plate on the dashboard that is connected to the engine by a rod running from a head stud.  I assume that plate is a dampening plate and possibly used as a ground but I have no clue what it's called.  You can see the clips in the picture. 
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General Discussion / Re: Headlight wiring conduit
« Last post by Articifer Tom on January 17, 2022, 08:01:56 PM »
Here is one of metal junctions . Where did you find extra tabs ?

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General Discussion / Re: Some pictures from this Weekend
« Last post by Touring29 on January 17, 2022, 07:39:42 PM »
Great pictures!
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General Discussion / Re: Headlight wiring conduit
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on January 17, 2022, 04:09:11 PM »
The picture is helpful but the 30-U harness is different because the horn is on the headlight bar so the harness from the dashboard runs down to the engine pan and splits there.  The point where the harness splits has a metal plate in the harness that keeps the pieces together.  You would think that the plate would be supported somehow but it just kind of hangs over the engine pan. 
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General Discussion / Re: Some pictures from this Weekend
« Last post by chetbrz on January 17, 2022, 02:51:17 PM »
Really nice Ted, beautiful car.
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General Discussion / Some pictures from this Weekend
« Last post by racertb on January 17, 2022, 01:12:01 PM »
Some pictures of the Old Gal getting some photo ops this weekend in Jacksonville.
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General Discussion / Re: Door Hinges for 29 Roadster
« Last post by racertb on January 17, 2022, 12:30:24 PM »
Thanks Chet. That looks like the way to go unless anyone else has any additional words of wisdom. Like I mentioned before, I'll know more when I get into it. I'll keep you all posted even though it may not be real soon since I'm doing some brake work on my 51 Dodge truck.
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General Discussion / Re: Door Hinges for 29 Roadster
« Last post by chetbrz on January 17, 2022, 12:01:43 PM »
Ted, Wish I could help you but the hinges on the 29 sedan are simple strap hinges.  It sounds like Touring29 has a good handle on the issue.  A little welding and some bushings sound like a great idea.
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