danovercash wrote:anti-freeze came out of the head and bottom of radiator, also slight knock at low rpms and under load. Been parked since 2008. Rock shaft needs to be swiched the '63. Rear tire and wheel is on '63 as the original has a split in front of a lug and is flat.
I just today picked up my '55 from some local guys who replaced the rod end bearings. She (Bertha) had developed a slight knock and after dropping the oil pan at a cubfest, we found #1 rod was a tad loose. The guys measured and polished the crank and replaced all 4 bearings. Things seem to be good, though I need to check the points and valve adjustments. Also, will do a compression check just to see if she is OK.
I think we could make some headway on yours if you want to either bring it here or invite me/us to your place. Do you have air and tools? November is quite busy for me, but December is wide open so far.