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    Great forum if you want to find out how people really value history. Truth is they don't. If a buck cannot be made off a car it's worthless, regardless of its history or rarity.
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    I can understand why people choose not to list here any longer... What's the point?
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    I am retiring and must reluctantly part with my 1932 Auburn 8-1000A Brougham. It has a #'s matching Lycoming flat head eight and transmission. It is equipped with a dual ratio rear, self lubing chassis, startix, freewheeling, and dual spare continental kit. It is a multiple show winner with a first place award from the 1995 A.A.C.A. National Fall Meet in Charlotte, N.C. and a second place win for best restoration at the 1999 A.A.C.A. 46th Texas Tour in central Texas. It has the original manual, original 1932 carnival vases, and the only surviving original trunk of its kind. It is an older restoration that runs and looks great. I am asking $90k obo. The car is currently in Dallas, Tx. and has been a Texas car it's whole life. Inquiries can be made at mariahamrick@hotmail.com or (972)834-8111.
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    That's the challenge these days... finding something priced right is darn tough in my area. Too many flippers and dreamers looking to make a mint off enthusiasts.
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    I just took delivery of some parts from this member. Great experience. A stand-up guy. I am very happy with this forum and the helpful members here
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    Sorry Gary, all '58 Buick's are 15" and my new tires are not Coker either. I wish they were a bit wider like the ones I took off but at the price for the five at 800.00 CDN I can live with them for now. Here are the old ones. They were 1-7/8" wide and I liked that size even though they were smaller than the original 2-3/4" (I think). Compared to the new ones today. They are only 1-1/4" but it is better to be new and safe than 20 years old and worried so can live with them. Wishing you good luck with hunting for 14" tires. Have you tried any Pontiac Clubs for their tire sources? I'm sure there must be someone out there that has them. Do you have a thread on your car? I'd like to see it if you have posted some pictures.
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    I'm a happy Series 80 owner for 24 years, and this one is not mine, although I have provided some mechanical advice by telephone to the apparent current owner in Alameda. I have not seen this car but saw photos when it was on rural property in northern California. And I had another Series 80, in the fairly rare four-passenger coupe body style, from 1995 to 2016 (many photos in our Gallery under my screen name); that car (coupe) received an impeccable restoration in 1983 commissioned by the owner I acquired it from, and was still show-ready with 12K post-restoration miles when I sold it for over $50K. BTW, I don't think the OP is the owner of the subject car. Series 80 was indeed Pierce-Arrow's junior varsity model with a L-head engine (not the dual valve) of 289 cid with 70 hp out of six 3.5 x 5 cylinders, seven main bearings, roller cam followers, and built to the same quality standards as the senior (Series 33/36) cars. In fact, it was the S80 sedan that I still own that changed me from an eclectic collector (eight cars, no two of the same marque) to one focusing on Pierce-Arrows. I have driven my retained Series 80, an amateur freshening circa 1962, at least 20K miles including about eight challenging four or five day Modoc Tours at altitudes of 4,000 feet and up, and it has never come home on a hook. They are not fast cars (about 45 mph cruise) unless you fit an overdrive (I added a 26% Mitchell, which makes it a different car). The S80 was designed to compete with the Packard (Single) Six of the 1920s, but the initial "Deluxe" model (slightly domed roof, two-piece windshield, radiused quarter windows, mahogany window mouldings) was $650 more than a comparable Packard 6 body style, so the "Coach" series was soon implemented at a price $650 below the Deluxe series. My 1925 Deluxe five-passenger sedan had a base price of $3,895 at the factory, and my coupe was $3,695 -- quite expensive at the time, but far less than a Series 33. Bodies are sheet aluminum over a northern white ash framework. Parts are available from Pierce-Arrow Society members but are not usually advertised -- one must network within the club. Readily available Cadillac flathead V8 pistons and rings (1937-48) can be used. The subject car is a Coach Series with extremely unusual sidemounted spares. The rear door seems to have been added later in its life, so some woodwork and metal work in the rear body section will be needed. Again, I have not inspected this car, and from what I see it's a crapshoot on whether it's worth restoring or should be relegated to parts car status. A Series 80 is an excellent first or entry-level Pierce, but it is not for you if you must have the biggest, best, most luxurious, rarest, and other superlatives. S80 is a good choice for a low-initial-cost "Full Classic." This one will require someone with a large checkbook or time and skills.
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    Unfortunately no details to go along with this as it just popped up on one of the old/ historical photo archives pages I follow on instagram and was only captioned as Dapper Dan EDIT* Actor Randolph Scott
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    Could be compression was getting bad. With bad compression updraft carbs don't work very well. Second guess, would be they couldn't find the right carb. years ago before the Net.
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    Well ladies and gents I am going to start to reassemble my engine over the next month or so. Going to go slow and clean. It will take a little longer because I want to scrub the newly machined block down and the weather is not cooperating out here in Pennsylvania. I will post pics as I go along with what I'm doing and what I'm running into since I did not find much information when I was struggling with this motor (though I did find lots of help here when I posted questions). Anyway I bought the Buick 4 or 5 years ago, running and rust free but showing its age. It ran OK, but had weak compression and overheated regularly. After a cosmetic restoration I started to drive the car and it had less and less power and overheated no matter what I did, flushed the block, re-cored the radiator, pulled the water jacket cover and cleaned it out etc. Worse it started making noise. I dropped the pan and pulled a main cap and discovered the babbit was starting to spall. I made the decision to get the block checked, machined and re-babitted. Using suggestions from this forum I had Reeves Enterprise do the machine and babbit work (very nice people). I decided to do the assembly. I like to learn new things and this will be my first prewar engine. First I pulled the head and found the cooling passages almost completely blocked with loose scale. Then I pulled the engine and tranny together. Heavy but doable. Hint- I suggest you pull the steering box and shaft if you are going to pull the engine. Then off to Reeves it went. He found two small cracks in the block which were repaired and some old repairs to the head so I hope this thing holds together. I had to have new pistons made, and decided to have the connecting rods machined to accept inserts. I have the newly machined babbitted, and balanced engine back so as soon as I get it cleaned and start assembly I'll post pics and what I did. Wish me luck.
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    hello I was the one who originally answered about gays lion farm,the Lincoln as I remember was ivory with black fenders and brown interior,i believe I saw the car forsale I believe it was in Utah,it was missing the running board spot light and grille badges,as I remember the Lincoln was supposed to be willed to the Lincoln museum along with his white 57 continental,if you chk with the museum they may know who purchased it,its a shame the car was siold mr hoe wanted it preserved in its original state to bad the museum saw to discard it,if the car has been found in its original state there should be a shipping tag on the floor as I remember,also mr hoe had the cowl touched up but if you looked closely on the left side back by the door down close to the bottom of the cowl you could still see the gays lion farm insignia,also there was a Lincoln emblem on the dash that was missing,i remember mr hoe working about 3 weeks on the steering box he said he could hardly turn the wheels
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    If the price was right, this would be a good car to "fix up". Restoring it would be, as a few have pointed out, a bottomless money pit. Getting it running and driveable and then tending to the various cosmetic deficiencies as time and money allowed would result in a fun, everyday, "beater classic"
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    Its a 5 on 4 1/2 inch bolt circle Wheels from most Mopars will fit.
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    GM did have a few special El Camino type vehicles built over the years. This '76 Cadillac Mirage sport wagon is owned by Steve Plunkett, in London Ontario. According to his website,it is one of 105 built.
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    To whom it may comcern If you are looking for anything having to do with 4-Cyl. Dodge Brothers fabric Tops try: "John's Enterprises" 545 Dairy road Auburn, CA. 95603-3593 (530-885-4956 www.topsockets.com
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    Use it as it was designed. Other than a bit messy to clean when required it is a superior filtering method.
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    Thanks for starting this post Wayne. Bringing up the Old Timers names makes me smile. I never got involved in AACA politics but Al Edmond was my best friend in Des Moines and introduced me to AACA. I knew Howard for over 30 years and he was instrumental in helping me acquire Ron Van Geldrens 38 V16 with automatic transmission. When the Glidden was held in Texas a few years ago I emailed Howard inviting him to ride with me. His response was that he wanted to drive his 41 on one more tour before he died. Little did I know that he wasn't kidding. I am 78 and still work on cars six days a week but realize this won't last forever. Like most of you I am thankful for the many friendships AACA has brought into my life.
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    I bought a set of "American" Goodyear Marathon trailer tires after my new load range E Carlisle's Blew apart. After I got them on I noticed in almost invisible imprint the word "CHINA". I called Good Year and they assured me that although assembled in CHINA they were made in a Goodyear plant under Goodyear management. One blew the first year the second the next year. Goodyear now assures us that their NEW tires are the best thing since sliced bread. Goodyear might consider changing their name to Goodluck.................Bob