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    U joint found! NAPA part number UJ 433 ...it will be here Wednesday.
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    Buy the Ford. Please send me the contact information for the person selling the Buick. Thank you. Bernie That's a joke.... humor guys, humor.
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    Good Morning (at least here in the Mountain Time Zone!), This has been a long time coming. I have honestly been thinking about trying to get together anyone under 40 with vintage cars for a long time. After reading the forum titled "Cars Pre-1940 and Enthusiasts Under 40: A Great Idea for Promoting Our Hobby to Younger Collectors", I have decided to finally see if there is any interest in my area: the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. I'm hoping that I can find a few members here that are of the Millennial Generation (Ages 18-40 give or take) that have, or are interested in, classic cars and the restoration process. I personally am not even picky as to the years of cars, although I personally have a '31 Chrysler. I have tried other groups (including reaching out to the local AACA Regional group), and have attended a few local car shows, but have found that I am consistently the youngest, or one of the few youngest members (at sub 30 years old), and would like to find others in my same or similar life-stage with my same hobby interest! Are there other members or forum goers who are interested in an Under 40's classic car group in the Denver, Colorado area? Would love to hear from you either as a response to this forum or through a PM. I'm thinking an occasional meet-up for a craft brew here in the craft brew capital of the world! Here's to hoping I have a few fellow young classic car collectors in Colorado! For all the seasoned and knowledgeable members, have faith that there is some interest from the Millennial generation! I personally thank you for all the help and support as I continue learning about the heritage and history, one car (and problem) at a time! I raise my glass to everyone! 1931Chry In partial response to the following forum:
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    I use silicone Fluid whenever I do a system over. Since you're doing the master it's not much more to go through the cylinders and flush the lines. You will never have paint problems after that. I use the Eastwood spray gray, cast iron finish. You also won't have to worry about the master and wheel cylinders rusting up from moisture again.
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    FIATs certainly were cooler (more air vents than Brits) and if you knew to clean the sludge from the oil slinger on the crank, they were very reliable. Still remember a rental 1200 Spyder I had for a while, had never seen anything before (and few since) I could shift as fast and a 124 Spyder was the first for me with a five speed. Also liked a top you could just reach back and pull up and not an erector set.
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    I have to keep telling people it is not pink, it is coral. I do like it though. They had some interesting colors back in the day.
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    … gosh and here I thought the duplicate posting was because of my condition with my index fingers. I have SPTS you know. ( Sanding Paper Finger Twitch Syndrome ) Hey and Barney brings up a good annoying point I have overlooked as well about the delete button having been deleted ?? So what about the edit history thing as well ? I always like writing out as therapy what I really want to say in a reply, then deleting and editing it so it can be released in a more village friendly form. But now with the edit history gig going on, don't want to leave any incriminating evidence behind not even for the 'gulp' moderators :)' …. however, still glad the sky is blue and it is nearing Spring time….. Edit: Oh, and a big thanks Lamar for taking the time to reply to my off the wall post here !
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    Here's another update, got my prototype air cleaner back from the lab. Test fit it on the car, and it fit like a glove. A pretty proud moment for me. Seals up good. I also didn't go cheap like everyone else does on the market - the base is as thick as the carb air cleaner flange so the seal surface of the gasket will be there. It's also shorter than I expected. The two intake manifolds are about the same size and I'll have to end up using that half inch adapter plate, so I'll have plenty of room under the hood. I just need to make smaller cleaner mount studs now. Of course here are the pictures. I'm going to coat the parts with a resin "case hardener" and sand them before painting. The printer was good up to three decimal places, so they aren't perfectly smooth as evident from the first picture. The air cleaner cover I found was off of an old Harley. I got the idea while looking for interesting air cleaners, saw them, and they reminded me of old Mopar dual quads. I'm not one for flair under the hood, but I think they'll look good. After school tomorrow, I'm going to stop by Home Depot and look for some heim joints (their website lists them but that's not always the case). I've been thinking about where to hang the ignition coil, too. I'm not one for putting holes in the car, so I think I'm going to hang it from the ballast resistor mount. Since I went with the Pertronix, the ballast resistor is useless at this point anyways. I'm getting pretty excited now, the only hard thing I'm waiting on is the carb rebuild kit for the second carb. I think I might go with a 2" filter instead of the 3" so the cover doesn't have a bit of filter exposed below it, but I'll pass judgement after it's on the car.
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    I spent most of my youth buying and fixing up Fiats. I felt they were the best sports car for the dollar in their day and technologically superior to the Brits. While I don't necessarily regret those 23 Fiats I tinkered with I do regret not sampling other flavors that were available to me at the time. Lots of cheap but driveable cars in the late 70s-80s that I passed up because I was stuck on a singular brand. Eventually I did try a few other things (66 Chevy p/u, Mk1 Ford Fiestas, '65 F100, 79 Austin Mini, 86 Audi Coupe, '86 Honda CRX Si) and am glad I did. Still lots more I'd love to sample (Corvair, Model T, Nash Metropolitan, any Packard). Life is too short not to sample as many flavors of ice cream as possible. You won't like them all but the thing is none of these has to be permanent. If you buy a car that is moderately popular you can always sell it on, and if bought right not lose much or any money in the process. I'm sort of between collector cars right now as I play with the racing bug but when the interest wanes I'll be back browsing the Hemmings classifieds or trolling the car shows looking for the next car that catches my interest.
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    Many say that if you have a long term restoration project you must also have an old car to drive to keep your motivation. A true sentiment, the years-long project can wear on you, I know, I have a 20 year 1957 Pontiac restoration going. Fortunately I have had a few other drivable cars come along and they are more realistic for most people--I suggest a serviceable driver that does not need a full restoration and (especially) rust repair. I also agree that regular production Buick/Olds/Pontiacs are a hidden value of the old car world, especially 1970s and full size models. Their upside is they are generally cheaper to buy and more unique than comparable Chevys, yet they still often benefit from GM parts availability. They are often found in better shape than a comparable Chevy. The downside is that if you need any mechanical or trim parts that are unique to the Buick/Olds/Pontiac that can be a problem. I would advise if you find a worthy candidate immediately Google for any parts houses to see what parts are readily available so you know. For example, if you find a decent car but with bad seat upholstery maybe you can find if upholstery is reproduced before you commit. There are good buys to be had, good luck, Todd C
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    I always thought the '64 Falcon had much improved styling and the Sprint was available with V8 and a four speed. Also remember one thundering around Sebring early in the morning think in 64. Back then if you were big enough to hold a flag you could be a course worker (but in the US had to be 21 to get a racing license). Was sleeping under the fender of my Jag in turn 1 (looks like it is 17 now) when Freddy Lorenzen came thundering by in a H&M Galaxie about five feet away. Sudden awakening. & was followed by a Falcon that sounded about the same.
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    I remember when the Ford Falcon first came out. Putting the Mustang body skin on them never impressed me. When I was a kid it always looked like they were designed to steal buyers away from MG, not GM. Most were 6 cylinders. Bernie
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    ... and that would be me !
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    Well said by Matt, as usual. I grew up in a Ford family, and my dad is a true blue blue oval guy. Now look at my cars in my signature. My family heirloom Mustang is my only old Ford (although I like a lot of old Fords). Dad still rides in any of them with me with a smile on his face, even though he may not 100% understand why his son is the way he is. Drive what you like!
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    I totally understand where you're coming from. I started my '41 Buick restoration 15 years ago. Fifteen! I have recently come to the realization that my life has changed and I won't be able to personally finish it and will be sending it to a professional shop shortly to get it done before I'm old. In the meantime, I've discovered the old adage that it's always cheaper to buy than build. I have bought several "permanent" members of my collection, including a 1929 Cadillac and a 1966 Mustang convertible, and have just acquired a 1941 Buick Limited limousine that I'm sorely tempted to keep. At any rate, I digress. You're making a smart decision. If you're not enjoying the journey or don't see a way that you can shepherd your Mustang to completion, sell it and move on. I think your choice of a Buick is an excellent decision, not just because I'm a Buick guy, but as a collector car dealer, I see that Buicks are huge bang for the buck. I have a 1971 Skylark convertible that is a car I would happily own forever and I have a 1970 Skylark convertible coming in that will be bargain priced in relative terms (under $20K). You couldn't touch a 1970 V8 Chevelle or GTO convertible in very good condition for that price, despite being very similar cars. You're making the right choice. I know it feels like you're betraying the car, yourself, your friends, and your family by "giving up," but I think you'll find that being behind the wheel with your family will help you build different memories that are good for everyone. It's my personal motto to enjoy life while I'm young enough to do it. Soon enough I'll be old and driving big, heavy old cars will be a challenge, so I'm doing it now, while I can. I suggest you do the same. The future will take care of itself, enjoy the now!
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    As long as you like the car, who cares what anyone else thinks! You're the one who has to enjoy it, work on it, share it with your family and friends. If the Buick will make you happy, then get it! I've always been a Chevy girl, but there are LOTS of cars out there that, given the funds, room and time, I would love to have
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    Key is to always have at least one you can have fun now with. If that means just one then that is the place to start. If you do not feel you can be happy without a convertible/manual trans/V8/ &/or AC then that is what you should look for. And I guarantee that if you look, you will find. Do not know how many cars I've had but off the top of my head & only counting ones I had for at least 3 months: Jaguars (4 -actually 9 before took the cure inc XK-140MC, XK 150S, XKE, Devin Jag), MG (2), FIATs (3), Renault Caravelle (1), Corvettes (3), Camaros (4), Corvairs (5 inc. a Fitch Sprint & a Corvan), Firebirds (1 - OHC 6), Vegas (3), Astre (1), Sunbird (1), Cadillacs (2 & looking not very hard for a XLR), Grand Prixs (3- B, G, & W bodies), GTOs (2- Judge and Goat Wagon), Fieros (5), Reattas (5), Buick GS (1), Crossfire (1), Jeep (1), Olds (Cutlass with a 215: 1), Volkswagen Westphalia & Vixen RVs (Both with manual transmissions). Would say that 3/4 had manual transmissions - 1/2 of current herd do now and all have AC including the camper. Have almost always had at least one convertible. All could be driven now, most to LaLa land tomorrow (Turnpike to I-75, left at Lake City, on 'til you reach water). So make a list. In one column put what the car must have. In the other list what you want it to have. Decide how much to spend and how far you will go. Look until you find. Take a magnet if not Corvettes.
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    Good Registration News to be shared with all of our members. We have crossed the first Registration threshold with 1010 Registrants. 470 Beautiful Buick's and counting.
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    I know of a 1922 or 1923 Lexington model U touring with dual side mounts and Buffalo wire wheels in central Kentucky that is for sale. PM me for details. Zeke
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    Buy one, then it will be the other...
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    Strange thing, I don't recall even uploading this photo and I would have certainly remembered it if I did.
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    Hey Rob, I sent you a Private Message. Let me know if you don't get it and I will send via e-mail instead. John V.
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    I can suggest who not to send a 1937 Buick Special to...
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    I had self tought stick welding experiance, Mike. My dad had a farm with a bunch of broken down equiptment including a big WW2 era gas powered welder. Whenever he broke something he would call and I'd go over and stick it back together as best I could with whatever rod he had laying around. It usually wasn't pretty but most of the time it stayed together. I bought a MIG welder for the 55 project. I burned a lot of holes through before I got the hang of it. You raise a good point, Mike. While I do say I had very little restoration experiance, and my main working life was as a commercial pilot I started out as an apprentice tool and die maker. Did that for 8 years. Then helped on the farm for a long time. Anyone who's ever worked on a farm learns problem solving and fixing pretty quick. When I was a kid I watched my dad build our house from scratch. When it was my turn my wife and I builts ours, also from scratch, just the two of us. All of this life experiance stuff adds to a persons collective knowledge and is easily transferred. My guess is 90 % of the guys here could easily have done this given enough time, money, and confidence.........Bob