I've just acquired a 1941 AC - B. It has many problems which will become the subject of later posts, I'm sure. Here's what is puzzling me at the moment.
Were all B's positive ground? This one is hooked up as a neg. ground (with a nasty little 12v. battery lead that will be changed very soon.). What steps should have been done to convert to pos. ground and is there a way that I can tell if it has been done to mine? My intention is to restore it back to it's original setup.
Also, on occasion, it will begin to smoke and spit some engine oil out of the stack. Not a ton, and not all the time (only after I got the thing home in fact!!!) Am I looking at bad rings, too light of oil in the oil bath, etc.?
Last question, the manual is on order so I can't look it up yet. What can I expect when I pull the governor cover? Will it remain in the block or will it fall on the floor in a hopeless mess that will cause endless hours of frustration and agony?
I'm sure I'll have more questions in the future and I blame you all for this trouble I'm in. The little Allis was for sale down the street so I went out on the web to see what kind of info was available. You guys had me hooked from the word go.