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  2. Oh, ps: After I shorted the windows and they wouldn't work, the seat DID keep working. But isn't that on the same breaker??
  3. Thank you all for the diagrams and photos. So, for a dumb question: the breaker is re-settable or not? If not, is it a standard swap? 30A? Is the battery drain unrelated? For the seat problem, sometimes (not always) it can be moved when the door is opened wide; but usually I can get it to move just by reaching my fingers into the arm console by pushing back the panel and just feeling around a little. What usually happens when it doesn't work is that I can hear the switch kick in somehow (makes a little thump) but it doesn't move the seat back. Thanks again, nick
  4. Thank you. Please tell us more about your good family and the countless memories they fostered in way of our Buick's. More detail brings to life that which was given. And welcome to a bigger family!
  5. Are you kidding? Beauty of decay, with purpose. I want my final ride in this beauty. It would be an honor. (Closed casket) There is some history to this. Do you have any data? I would resurrect this ferry of Styx if I could. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.
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  7. Unfortunately with parts I can probably count the deals on one hand where I really felt good after the buy. Most were a lot of work to make a buck and even more luck. As I said above, I'm rarely the first guy. I usually get to buy the stuff from the guy that bought it from the guy, that bought it from a friend that actually bought it from the dealership, having already tried hawking it at every show in the North east for years, then giving up and storing it in their damp basement for the next 20. Someday maybe I will get lucky. Of course I would probably have better luck playing the lotto.
  8. I have a Spinning Wheels accumulator for sale in the ROJ. They might have moved the post to another discussion titled "Trouble with my accumulator". Please fully read the discussion there. $80 plus actual shipping cost. First to PM me gets it. Don't be asleep at the switch here as I am mailing it to 2 Seater on April 24 so he can test it for the research he is doing on new vs used accumulators. After he tests it I will put in on eBay.
  9. Looking Good. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Yes...but very hesitant to declare "victory" again just yet, because the last time...I ended up making probably the worst mistake ever with the "wrong way steering box". I should be done enough by later Sunday, to let the jack down to test if it steers light, or like a tank. I could have tested the turning radius up on the jack, but I quit for the night. Thanks, I really like this type of work. I've been stumped since last July on which direction to try next, but I miss trying to get this car done enough to use. It's been derelict for 40+ years due to so many missing, wrong, or damaged items. If this box works good, NOW comes the total teardown for the actual restoration Last decision is the color of the cloth top. I have never found any clues if 1932 2nd series 2dr ever used Black top. ALL of the (restored)surviving 8 cylinder 2drs have black, but I don't think they were when new. There was that early 1932 Auto Show B/W pic on ebay that shows all of the new 1932 first series, and a light body colored 2dr has a light color roof, just like the exact same car as White Glove had.... which also was first series with tan top. I am pretty sure I will go light tan/beige or whatever that Hartz canvas is called. I want the outside to be exact same colors as this exact car was when new, even if black might look sleeker. Paint color is easy, as I've said, the only standard color for the late 32 2dr was two tone dark blue body/midnight blue fenders and wheels, just like some paint is left on mine. An all black paint job was the only (extra cost) option, but I have never heard of one.
  11. Here is a link to the flyer for Doc's Meet. Flyer 2017 FINAL.pdf Here's a webpage with a history of Doc's Meet: Please note: you must register by MAY 1 in order to participate in the Saturday driving tour to the car collection, or to reserve dinner for Saturday evening.
  12. Apparently - the wife took her out while I was out of town! 1/4 tank missing Recent pic:
  13. I've never seen an aftermarket supplier for them. I think because they were so common from the factory. There's generic ones that fit over the window crank with a cable driven motor setup, but they seem kinda hokey to me. If I was in your position, considering you're starting from zero, I'd use modern reverse polarity motors. The original motors used 2 positive wires, and were case ground. From what I've seen the old motors pull about 11 amps free spinning and 22 at stall, while modern ones only pull 6 amps at stall. So they're less stress on wiring. You should be able to find power window style regulators on ebay. I'm converting my 64 to reverse polarity motors, because two of my originals were toast, and I want to go to express down/up windows. I can share more info if you want.
  14. I've never seen the Reatta tail at night. Impressive! Hats off, thanks - maybe this finally explains the quadruple Reatta threads as to ROA....
  15. Maybe the Stephens engine is an Anstead, because the rocker system is like that used in the Lexington. The only one I encountered , I only saw briefly, because it had already been sold, though it had not been advertised. Keith Marvin, in his self- published ( and probably self- typed ) book of the 1960s or earlier, titled "Cars of 1923; listed the Lexington, the 4 cylinder F-head Essex, and the first Chrysler Six with its high compression Rickardo combustion chambers and 7 main bearing crankshaft as the hottest cars in terms of performance and highest output in horsepower per cubic inch piston displacement. ( He allowed that few or no Chryslers were likely sold, but some were built and probably tested.). I had a friend who commuted to work within the Melbourne central business district throughout the 1960s in a 20s Chrysler sedan used to embarrass things like Volkswagons when the traffic lights changed red to green. Keith did not compare the A model Duesenberg though 1923 was about the best production year. In 1983 I met Alan Powell, who ordered and bought a Duesenberg at the factory in 1923 when he was 23. The car had the highest compression ratio pistons, and the fastest cruising speed axle ratio they would provide. He said that Fred Duesenberg took him for a run in it on the Speedway; and they gave him a certificate that it had previously been timed there at 106mph.
  16. GLAD it's all better now! The "right" carburetor, like the "right" spark plugs, can make more difference than many suspect! NTX5467
  17. I had an issue like that and they each blamed the other. They weren't releasing funds to PayPal and were holding the deposit for weeks for no reason. Some kind of glitch they said. I spent a lot of time on the phone with them, explaining over and over to different people at both companies to resolve it. It was only a $160 transaction!
  19. every guy who is out there buying for resale has these bad moments.....but we often don't take time to recall the very pleasant and decent priced buys. Did you ever line up 3 more pickups with 3 trailers and 3 drivers for a 7AM departure, then get the call from the seller at 7:15AM, cancelling out in a panic...because "so and so says ....". It balances out, or a person bails out...for a new hobby. I say hobby, as many I have met, honestly don't realize that they really like dealing....not only just chasing a buck. I'm out of it. The market is changing for a long spell, and I'm stuck in the old days when determining what something is really worth "now". Some stuff "ain't worth what I remember". And, I don't enjoy it anymore. I want to work on my prewars instead...and get to drive them.
  20. The knob unscrewed. But the bezel that goes through the glass is the challenge.
  21. There are at least 2 brands. Some are press fit...others unscrew. Either way take it apart to hold the shaft.
  22. I watched that one. Never was a fan of the death penalty. You did good, Mud, in my opinion... Hope this issue is put to bed!
  23. I am wondering!! Is a 1950 Buick some kind of a transitional car? I have always been in love with the teethy grill and now I have my hands on one. YEA!!! BUT it seems like parts up until 1949 and 1951 and later are more plentiful. Maybe I just haven't learned all the ins and outs of finding parts yet. Thanks again for all your help. Also, now that you mentioned it, I am starting to look for another Buick to soothe my soul. Doug
  24. Here is a photo of the breaker being referenced. It's the piece in the center. The power posts are facing toward the outside of the car.
  25. Welcome to Riviera ownership. Really nice one! Like the ghost flames. A set of Supreme's and pinstripe whitewalls and she'd look killer. I picked my 64 up 6 months ago, and love it more and more every time I work on it. Very well built, interesting cars. Like said, get the repair manuals, they're worth it. I'd consider buying the CD versions, and print out the parts you need as you need them.
  26. I know some who owned good ones as well, just not me. 2 friends buy new ones every 80,000 to 100,000 miles.
  27. Wow! Never even saw an ad go up. Congrats!
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