RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

1929

HEAT CRACKS IN PRESSURE PLATES

Due to excessively abusive service, small radial heat cracks sometimes occur in the driving face of the clutch pressure plate. These cracks are usually local in character and extend only a few thousandths of an inch deep. See Fig. 801. Heat cracks are caused by exceedingly high frictional temperatures and their resultant rapid dissipation. These …

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CHECK CLUTCH PEDAL CLEARANCE

A check up of clutch complaints show that the majority of clutch troubles are caused by owners driving their cars without any free movement or play in the clutch pedal before it starts to disengage the clutch. It is absolutely necessary that the clutch pedal have at least 1″ free movement or play at all …

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LUBRICATING TRUCK UNIVERSAL JOINT

When lubricating the truck do not overlook the lubricator fitting just to the rear of the universal joint (see Fig. 802). It is important that this joint be lubricated regularly (every 500 miles). When replacing a truck universal joint pack the new joint with at least 8 ounces of grease. This is equivalent to about …

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DISTRIBUTOR HEAT BAFFLE

A new distributor heat baffle A-12280 has just been released. The new baffle, which is for use in hot climates only, protects the condenser from exhaust manifold heat. The baffle is attached to the cylinder head as shown in Fig. 803

NEW SPRING CLIP BAR SPACER

A few complaints have been received that the truck rear spring clip bars sometimes shifted and sheared the spring tie bolt. To eliminate any recurrence of this trouble, a rear spring clip bar spacer (AA-5706-B) has just been released. The spacer· fits against · both sides of the spring clip bars and holds the bars …

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INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT CAP

More instrument panel lamp assemblies are damaged through improper removal and installation of the cap, than from any other source. Many owners and mechanics use a twisting movement when removing or installing the cap. This invariably results in damage to the assembly. To remove the instrument panel light cap first turn on the instrument panel …

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CHANGE IN BATTERY PARTS

Several changes have been made in battery parts. The terminal posts have been shortened and the height of the flange or neck in the cell covers has been slightly cut down. As the old style parts will not be held for service, it will accordingly be necessary when installing a new style group assembly in …

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STARTING IN COLD WEATHER

When starting the engine, especially in cold weather always disengage the clutch. This relieves the battery of the additional drain of having to turn the gears in the transmission when starting the engine.

SERVICE BENDIX SLEEVE

As the standard Bendix sleeve cannot be installed without special equipment, it has been necessary heretofore to replace the complete shaft assembly when the sleeve was broken. To eliminate this condition, we are now supplying special service sleeves, which can be easily installed in your own shop. Sleeve A-11357-A is for use with the present …

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NEW FRONT FENDER BRACKETS

To eliminate any possibility of the front fender brackets touching the tires when the car is being driven at high speeds · over extremely rough roads, the front fender brackets have been redesigned. The new brackets have rounded edges and provide slightly more clearance between bracket and tire. The new bracket is bolted to the …

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