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Where can I get a schematic of the houdaille rotary shock absorber?

Rotary shock abosrbers were used in period cars examples are: Ford model A, also bugatti, and ferrari. Does this type of rotary shock absorber use silicone viscous fluid as a dampener or some spring ...
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What were those small light up oval emblems called on late 70s early 80s called?

I can remember my parents having these little oval lights with the Oldsmobile emblem printed on them installed on the C pillar (on the vinyl top no less) of our 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass. I can ...
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Finding a Capacitor (Condenser) for an ignition coil

How would one go about calculating the necessary specs for a capacitor to be paired with an ignition coil?
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Honda Contact Points Breaker Stuck Closed

In troubleshooting starting issues I found that the points breaker on my 1974 125XL is fused shut. Beyond soaking it in pb blaster (which has been my approach thus far) any recommendations for freeing ...
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Ignition Coil Not Working With Points/Stator Current

I have an Ignition Coil connected to a points and the motors stator. I have tested both with leds and the power generated by kicking the motor over blew both, the stator produced a solid light and the ...
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Wiring an advancer to an ignition coil

An image for reference: Ignition Coil Leftmost (1 pin) Advancer second from left (1 pin) Gearbox second from right (4 pin) Battery Rightmost (4 pin, Positive, negative and a loopback) I have ...
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What deal-breakers should I be looking for before buying a late 1970s Rolls-Royce?

I am looking at a late '70s Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with around 70,000 miles on it. There is no significant rust, the exterior is in good shape, and the interior front seat leather and wood veneer ...
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Charging a motorcycle battery with no exposed leads

I am trying to charge this battery with this charger: However The connectors are as such: The battery is 6V, 4Ah The charger operates at 6v, 1A Without an obvious way to connect these im a bit ...
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Dual Window Regulators

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate place to ask this question, but does anyone know why a car would need two window regulators per door? I can't figure out which car this is, so I don't even know ...
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I'm trying to figure out the date of this puch moped

I'm trying to figure out the date of this puch moped its kick start
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Leaf spring preparation

I have a 1973 series 3 landrover, and have been fortunate to pick up some replacement leaf springs with much less wear than my existing set. The vehicle is moderately stock, but has a 6 cylinder ...