Welding Blow Through

Welding Blow Through

Q. In an ideal world this would never happen, but I sometimes find that I cannot cut away all damaged metal and must deal with blow-thru when welding patch pieces in. Do you have any tips/suggestions for minimizing blow-thru (other than cut more metal away)? A. If you find yourself in a situation where you’re

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Mystery Armstrong Starter?

Q. I have been annotating correspondence between my grandparents from the mid-1930’s, from before they were married. During this time, my grandfather had what I think was a 1929 Essex. He frequently complains about keeping the thing running and at one point, has to replace the clutch. Because he was short on cash (as was

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Window Crank Extensions

Q. Years ago when building custom vans, we used to attach extenders to the crank window crank posts for the handles to work with all of the plywood and shag carpeting. Where can I find door handle extenders today? I made new custom door panels for my car and the window handles won’t fit anymore.

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Low Geared F1

Q. I have a 1949 Ford F1 pickup (Hope I can sneak in a Ford question). Is there a later differential with higher gear ratios to “speed” things up? A. Low gears are a common issue for many early truck owners as most were used as tools to move stuff and rarely seen as a

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