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  2. I finally removed my steering wheel and turn signal switch this weekend to replace the switch. I tightened the 12 sided nut holding the steering shaft in place and this seems to have fixed the "wiggle" I was experiencing with the steering wheel. I definitely like the feel of the steering now without the wheel wobbling around!
  3. Morgan Wright

    Valve Cage Removal

    Why do they use acetone then? It dissolves paint 10 times faster than brake fluid.
  4. Bummed this thread ended so long ago. I was hoping to see the final product.
  5. Trulyvintage

    How do you deal with an unresponsive seller?

    So - you lie to save a few bucks ? Jim
  6. hddennis

    Maxwell 1915

    A quick Google search turn up one supplier but I'm sure there are more: Just another note from my personal experience. My 1917 came to me with a blown rear axle and it took me years and the purchase of the internals of 10 rear axles from as far away as New Zealand to get a functioning rear axle. Every single one had either had a catastrophic failure in the past or was about to when it was parked. If memory serves me correctly these axles run roughly from 1914 to 1919 or thereabouts. It appears that Maxwell was dealing with car production, secret wartime production and a labor force shortage due to WWI. As a result it's believed somewhere during this period the factory over hardened some ring and pinion gears to the point that they were full of spider web cracks and started shedding bits almost immediately. I got one set of gears out of one axle that had a failure and was repaired with all new parts except the carrier which then failed when put back in service and the car was then junked. I thought I had hit a home run until cleaning revealed the spider web cracks all over the gears. I believe the change happened after your car was built and closer to my years but I just wanted to give you a heads up on this possibility. Howard Dennis
  7. An incredible story! The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It's now worth $350,000
  8. Not a Riviera or even a Buick story but an incredible story none the less! The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It's now worth $350,000
  9. old-tank

    Buick PreWar Division Status Question

    What I observed was you and your buddies standing, hands in pockets while local volunteers did the marking. Later you and buddies were seen in the hospitality how is that possible if you did not register for the meet?! Are you more important or smarter than us other schmucks that actually supported our club? Does anything you say or do have any credibility? I think not! Disgusting! Shame!
  10. Restorer32

    Phishing scheme

    If anyone here gets an e-mail from do not open it. It is a scheme to grab names and passwords.
  11. Graham Man

    40th Concours d'elegance of America PHOTOS

    WOW what a show! Makes me want to go to one again. Thanks for the pictures
  12. Daves1940Buick56S


    Now you're making me hungry! I love oysters any way - raw, steamed, roasted, fried! Cheers, Dave
  13. For Sale: Two Double Row Ball Bearings. Measurements: OD 98 MM = 3.842" ID 50 MM = 1.965" Wide 30 MM = 1.180" Excellent Condition. I put them in the rear end of my 1925 Stanley Steam Car, not realizing I needed sealed bearings! They have less than 20 miles on them. They fit easily into the Stanley rear end, no pressing! One bearing marked: "USA 22 285A" One bearing marked: "WRC 3210 M USA 20 311D" Retail Cost at Motion Industries in Dallas, TX $108.63 each. Ship UPSP Small Flat Rate Box. $7.50
  14. 1949 Kaiser Virginian for Sale. Kaiser 1949 Virginian 4-door hardtop with padded vinyl roof, Kaisers attempt at a luxury car, only 1,000 built,older restoration in nice condition, It has Overdrive, color 055 Polar Gray and Teal Blue nylon padded top. Only the Virginian, however, had a three-part wraparound rear window. This is a very rare car. The car had California Plates on it when I bought it.The car has a clean title. I have owned the car 25 years. It has been in a climate-controlled museum for the last five years. You welcome to personally inspect or by a third party. Location Nebraska Price: $12,650
  15. Grimy

    Parts valuation, Pierce Arrow

    What he said! It's not hard to drop $15-18K on a full 8-cyl rebuild, $40K on a V-12.
  16. hddennis

    Parts valuation, Pierce Arrow

    Pictures and serial numbers are what is needed. Some are rarer than others and you need to determine exactly what it is to figure out it's value. Howard Dennis
  17. Auburncoupe

    1959 Pontiac Catalina Ammeter

    Pictures sent to your email. Thank you.
  18. talbotracer

    Maxwell 1915

    thank you for the great pictures, it looks a simple design much like the front prop joint with several places for the wear to happen. i have had the hubs off and the slack is not at that end so i just better strip it as for the oil here in the UK its harder to find stuff for the T i will need to speak to people over here with this type of car, all my cars so far have been 1920's upwards other than my 1917 ALF but that was built like a brick outhouse!
  19. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Ben's 1950 Buicks

    Tom, that is a Mod 52, Super Riviera Sedan. As opposed to a Mod 51 Super Sedan. Vent windows are operative. A quick tell between the two. Ben
  20. Graham Man

    Parts valuation, Pierce Arrow

    First I would post pictures. There is a wealth of information here, the more information you have the better. Might be rare and valuable, might be scrap metal, with interesting parts (parts might be worth more?). Either way you are looking at a lot of money to rebuild, 5k and up. So your valuable engine might be worth $1500 to the right person. Good Luck
  21. I am in the process of selling my 1940 Model 91 Limited 4 dr Formal sedan. I believe this one of the best examples of the relatively rare automobile. The car received a BCA Gold Senior award in 1998 and a Senior Preservation in 2011. It is also avery good driver having completed a 2000 mile plus CCCA Caravan in 2016. The Limited also has dual side mounts and Trippe lights. The car will be at Hershey PA AACA Fall Meet if not sold before. It will be located on the Chocolate Field in Jesse Morton's tent. I am asking 45K for this beautiful automobile. If you have any interest, please PM me. Jack
  22. Rusty_OToole

    Do You Remember When Edsels Were New? What Did You Think?

    To understand the Edsel you have to know something about the car market in the postwar period. In the late forties and early fifties there was a lot of demand for medium priced cars and deluxe editions of regular cars. In 1953 or 54 Buick outsold Plymouth, in other words an eight cylinder car at the top of the medium price bracket outsold one of the low priced three. This was unprecedented. Before the war, the best selling cars were the cheapest black sedans. Suddenly the bigger more expensive cars were outselling the economy models. A lot of people don't know that Ford Motor Company slipped to third place in sales behind General Motors and Chrysler in the forties. Ford always outsold Plymouth by 2 to 1 while Chrysler was very strong in the medium priced field with Dodge, DeSoto and the Chrysler sixes perennial best sellers. Both GM and Chrysler had 5 different makes to sell while Ford had only 3. Mercury was Ford's only medium priced offering. If a Ford owner didn't happen to like the Mercury it was a big step up to a Lincoln while GM offered a choice of Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and Buick while Chrysler had the Dodge, DeSoto and Chrysler. Mercury was Ford's sole medium priced make, and it switched from a super deluxe Ford to a junior Lincoln in 1949, then back to a super deluxe Ford in 1952. This reflects the confusion in planning and marketing at Ford in those days. Ford's top management decided in the mid fifties that they needed to revise their lineup entirely, especially the medium priced bracket which as I said, were best sellers at the time. Their new strategy was to keep Ford as the low priced line, add a new medium priced car, move Mercury up from a Pontiac competitor to the Buick class, and make a bigger Lincoln to compete with Cadillac. The new car was to cover the medium priced field from Pontiac/Dodge to Oldsmobile/ Chrysler. They planned 4 models, two based on the Ford platform and 2 on the Mercury. This involved making an entirely new Mercury that owed nothing to Ford, and this new Mercury debuted in 1957. After much work and market research they boiled down the list of possible names to four - Ranger, Pacer, Corsair, and Citation. Henry Ford II didn't want any of them, he wanted the car named after his father Edsel. The marketing people were in agony. They tested the name Edsel with the public and it meant nothing. It reminded them of things like "dead cell" and "red cell". Hardly anyone outside the auto industry had even heard of Edsel Ford. But, Henry called the shots and Edsel it was. Ranger, Pacer, Corsair and Citation became model names. The Ranger and Pacer being the Ford based models and the others based on the larger Mercury platform. So that was the master plan for the late fifties and beyond. How could they know that the country would hit a recession just as the new line was introduced and big cars became stinko. This is why they dumped everything except the Ford as fast as they could. After 1960 there was no more Edsel and no more separate body for Mercury. Mercury went back to being Ford based and the Lincoln was downsized drastically. Instead they came out with a series of smaller cars, the Falcon, Fairlane, Mercury Comet and Meteor, later the Mustang and Cougar. So there is the story of a marketing plan that backfired and how they got out of it.
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  24. Hello, I'm looking for advice on how to find out what some Pierce Arrow parts are worth. I've got a nearly complete straight 8 and should have a transmission and everything in between. It sits on the what is presumably the front 1/2 of the frame. Assuming this engine was running when it was put in the barn (about 40 years ago) and is a complete (from hand crank to flywheel, carb to starter) and rebuildable engine, how can I find a fair market value?
  25. Daves1940Buick56S


    If memory serves, this is Flagler Beach FL. Guessing the late 1950s. The figure on the sign is Dagwood Bumstead. We used to drive up from Ormond and eat here sometimes when I spent summers there. It was still there in the early 1970s. Cheers, Dave
  26. Rusty_OToole

    How do you deal with an unresponsive seller?

    For the more advanced traders. I have had sellers turn down my offer and later contact me changing their mind. When that happens I always reply that I bought another car in the meantime but would still like to buy theirs, but can only afford X ( a lower offer). I usually end up getting the car for less than I offered in the first place.
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