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by willits18
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening
Replies: 38
Views: 4612

Re: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening

I was wondering about that. The stand that I use is a 1000lb 4 wheeler. I use it on small block V-8s but they are much shorter and probably much lighter. I was going to get a 2000 lb stand that looks like a mini engine hoist. What have you used for these? I was going to pull the engine and tranny as...
by willits18
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening
Replies: 38
Views: 4612

Re: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening

I drive the car around the neighborhood but not on the busy streets or highways. It starts and runs but does not have much power. It smokes quite a bit-blue smoke. I was torn between whether or not to restore this one as If I do everything myself I will have over $12,000 in it. That is about what on...
by willits18
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1953 Clipper Deluxe Polarity Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2111

Re: 1953 Clipper Deluxe Polarity Question

I was able to resize the pictures. They are in the other post. Thanks Dave.
by willits18
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening
Replies: 38
Views: 4612

Re: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening

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Try pictures again.
by willits18
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1953 Clipper Deluxe Polarity Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2111

Re: 1953 Clipper Deluxe Polarity Question

How did you post the pictures of your car? I tried to for another thread but couldn't. A message said that there were too many KiBs in my pictures. My car looks like yours-same color pattern, however mine is a 1952 and in need of a full restoration. I would like to be able to post pictures as the wo...
by willits18
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening
Replies: 38
Views: 4612

Re: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening

I will try to upload pictures. The car is a 1952 Deluxe 200. I guess the pictures are too many KiBs.
by willits18
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening
Replies: 38
Views: 4612

Re: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening

Thanks Dave. That looks like it will work. There are 2 of those on ebay now. I will pick one up. Thanks again, Tracy.
by willits18
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1953 Clipper Deluxe Polarity Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2111

Re: 1953 Clipper Deluxe Polarity Question

Thanks for the pictures. Now I know what mine looked like 60 years ago! I have rubber mats on the floor instead of carpets. Why is the steering wheel on the wrong side!!!
by willits18
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening
Replies: 38
Views: 4612

Re: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening

My C-clamp is like the one you have pictured. I have never had the side plate off of one of these engines. I looked at the pictures in the manual and it looks like it will work. I was just wondering if anyone had actually used one of these on these engines. Thanks Howard.
by willits18
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 288 engine rebuild.or refreshening
Replies: 38
Views: 4612

288 engine rebuild.or refreshening

I will eventually have to rebuild the engine. I have never done a rebuild on a flat head engine. The most I have done is to tune them up, rebuild carbs, and replace heads. I was a dealer mechanic for Dodge and was their engine, tranny, and drive line guy. I hand built the overhead cam and overhead v...