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    I just heard the Jul/Aug Riview is out, and next year’s meet announcement is included as usual, that means the word is out, SO, I thought I would get this posted early for those that want to get a head start on planning. We are moving even further east for next year’s meet. Our host hotel is the Wyndham Gettysburg. The dates are June 25 - 28 (Tuesday through Friday). Mike’s, NC68Riviera, Aqua Zephyr must have found favor, it is pictured on next year’s LOGO! Some details have been posted to the website, as follows ... 2019 ROA International Meet Gettysburg, PA June 25-28, 2019 Tuesday—Friday Photo of historic reenactment courtesy of Destination Gettysburg Gettysburg and the surrounding fields were the site of the largest battle of the American Civil War. Although fought for only three days from July 1-3, 1863, it was known as the turning point of the war. Over 160,000 soldiers from the Union and Confederate armies met in combat with over 50,000 casualties. Total deaths exceeded 8.000 soldiers and approximately 3,000 horses. It is also the site where President Abraham Lincoln attended a ceremony on November 19th of that year to officially consecrate the grounds and delivered his Gettysburg Address. There is so much to do and see in the town and surrounding area that with every registration confirmation I will email a long list of attractions, so you can plan your visit. You can tour the miles of historic battle fields by car, bike, horse, Segway or guided tour buses. We will announce tours in the next issue along with a registration form. Besides the battle fields there is the historic downtown with its many museums, shops and restaurants. One popular stop is the historic home of our 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower. For Gettysburg we were able to schedule the meet starting on Tuesday with our car show and banquet on Friday. We are also fortunate to be able to block rooms at our group rate for two days before and after so that you can arrive early or extent your visit into the following weekend. Since the July 4th celebration is the following week it is best to make your reservations early. Wyndham Gettysburg The host hotel is the Wyndham Gettysburg located at 95 Presidential Circle and our group rate is $119, single or double occupancy. This is an excellent price considering the quality and location of the hotel at the height of the season. Reservations can be made by calling 717-339-0020, pressing “3” and asking for “Riviera 2019”. For online reservations https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/hr/riviera-owners-association. If you want to extend your visit beyond the 25th—29th meet dates you must call to do so. Registration forms will be posted soon. Mark your calendar and make plans to join us at what should be a VERY large event.
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    The plate on my '1964 Riviera. See if it's not meant for my car. As you know, I'm Ed. The year: 1964. Buick's model number for the Riviera: 4747. It's Ed's 1964 Riviera.
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    So, while the brake headache continues, I am trying to get other tasks done. I started working on the vent window glass installation. I measured and cut the glass setting tape and cut relief notches for the corners: Sprayed the parts liberally with window cleaner (got that suggestion from the guy who installed the windshield), and began inserting the glass into the vent window frame. I thought I was being patient and careful, but I sliced through the galss setting tape in the area where the drip channel is inserted into the vent window. The windshield guy reminded me that the glass setting tape can be steretched locally to thin it out if necessary. I'll try that on my next attempt... The rest of the vent window seals and the glass frame went in with only minor trimming/adjusting required. I've also been working on the front end trim and headlights. My granddaughter likes to inspect my work... Installed headlight bulbs and checked the light output; they were very dim. With all the powder coating, epoxy primer and paint on the parts, I checked resistance between the headlight attaching screws and the battery's negative terminal. The ground connection was very poor. Rather than scraping coatings, I added a dedicated ground from each headlight bucket to an adjacent core support attachment. Might not be "correct" for judging purposes, but I've done this on several cars now and I like the certainty of this ground connection. You can see the added ground screw and wire in this image. The arrow points to the ground wire attachment at the upper core support bolt. And now, the lights are bright! Also been working on the remaining front end trim. I was unpleasantly surprised to find that 5 of the 8 attachment holes on the outer fender moldings were partially stripped. I had to install heli-coils in all 5 holes. Quite a stressful activity, given that all these parts are already plated. Right side molding installed: It took HOURS to get these to fit this well. I still need to fine-tune the hood fore/aft position to allign the front edges of the hood and fender moldings, but this is getting close! Test-fit of the driver's side headlight door. Fits great! The headlight doors are attached with chrome-plated, brass barrel nuts, attached to studs mounted to the headlight bezel. I made new studs, using 10-32 screws. I also re-shaped the barrel screws to allow insertion through the holes in the headlight doors. After installation in the headlight door, the barrel screws were originally flared to retain the barrel screws in the door. T-3 headlights are installed; next step is to attach the seals to the back side of the doors and install them.
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    What you missed seeing Kaiser is the 20 or so brass era cars that are on the Red Rock Tour. This tour started 2 weeks ago in Ketchem Idaho. They are about 1700 miles into their 2500 mile trip. How doI know all this? My son is on it with his 15 Mercer Sporting 4. He's having a great time Here's the Mercer and some of the cars on tour Ken
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    As most in this hobby know, it’s more than less, we’re always waiting for something. Whether its the machine shop, the paint shop, the chrome plater, the interior manufacturer, wiring harness company, etc., we always are waiting for something for our cars and many times, the wait can be from weeks to months. Just a couple weeks ago I was very surprised when my headlight reflectors came back in the mail after being away for just nine days total! Now that’s service and something I’m just not used to in this hobby. I also figured it couldn’t get any better than that. Well, I was wrong. One of the very first projects I tackled on my Olds was machining a new lock cylinder and dust cover for my golf bag door. The originals often deteriorate because they were made of white metal so I had to make my own. While my lock cylinder and dust cover looked very close to the original, it lacked the BASCO logo on the dust cover. I thought that possibly I could find someone, some day, that could engrave the logo on the cover for me. I also needed to get my new sill data plate numbers engraved because the font Oldsmobile used in 32’ doesn’t come close to any number stamp set I can find. I wanted both these items as OEM correct as possible. While reading other restoration threads here in this forum, I read a post from our own Matt Hinson in his Buick thread stating that he had been doing some engraving. DING, DING, immediately the bell went off and I PM’d Matt. After a couple emails, we agreed on attempting the project and I mailed the lock cylinder with the data plate to him this past Monday. The package arrived with Matt on Wednesday and later that day, I received an email with images of my FINISHED data plate and lock cylinder dust cover! Matt shipped them out on Thursday and they arrived today. So just when I thought it couldn’t get any better than Ulvira’s service, along comes Matt and blows it out of the water. I’m pretty sure things can’t get any better!
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    OK, I'll post one of me with my first "car". The date is June 5, 1952 (thanks, Mom, for writing on the back...). I'm almost 3 in the photo. And yes, I still have the pedal car. Since we lived in the country, there were no sidewalks to drive on and thus it didn't get 'driven' much. Today, it looks almost exactly as it did then.
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    The 4 wheel disc conversion with the original drivetrain is a waste of time. This truck even with the 4 speed in stock form is probably good for about 50 MPH and a little more if you really want to flog that 6. A fully restored set of factory brakes will stop it quite adequately. The conversion will probably give you more headaches than you want. If you plan on putting a V8 and everything else in it and aren't a real good mechanic / engineer buy one already done you can test drive. There is more engineering to modifying something from stock than alot of people understand. Craigslist is full of cars that are 80 to 90 percent there. It takes alot to get that last 10 percent right. Let us know how you make out. Cab corners, and the cowl where the fenders bolt as well as driver's side floor and the bottom of the steel kick panels rot out in these trucks first as well as the rear fenders where the running boards bolt. They are a mail order truck otherwise and you can buy every part for them with just about one phone call.
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    Beautiful sunset tonight over Frank Cwikla's '40 Limited.
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    came upon an interesting roadside attraction :
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    There was at least one aftermarket speedster body for Model T with exactly that radiator, perhaps it's a Morton & Brett? http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/m/morton_brett/morton_brett.htm
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    Party's over...heading home tomorrow. 1200 miles so far.
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    My 47 Hudson Pickup came from a guy named Mr wells. He had his son engrave the custom made racks with his name, there is also a card from his memorial tucked up under the edge of the dome lamp. I just left them the way they were, The racks are nicely done, I could cover the name up, but why. It's Mr Wells truck. It looked like it was his pride and joy. I think he had it atleast 20 years. I've been improving on it slowly but don't plan on changing it.
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    Grant, I found these on a model T website. They look just like the Buick ends. You may be able to modify the rod to the correct length. Hugh https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/commutator-rod-swivel-end-993 https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/timer-adjusting-rod .
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    The real value of all our antiques is how they connect us to our past, our culture, and all the history that brought us to where we are today. Hopefully, we can learn enough from that to continue to move in positive directions. It is the understanding that we can get from them that is most valuable.
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    It’s in Buick Gardens, google it bring a hammer and good back 😆
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    This car was a low mileage, all original car from the personal collection of Louis Jenkins. Louis would have been glad that you've had it out on the road enjoying it. Now for a period of rest, but hopefully not too long. Great car.
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    In the past twelve months, I was at a major collection and they were "selling" a car, that was very nice and 100 points. It seems somewhere along the way it ended up having less doors, less windows, bigger power plant, ect,ect,ect.......you get the drift. Even people with years of experience can get misdirected, fooled, or be victims of fraud. Recently a guy who made two cars out of one real great car and sold both as the read deal, since he was known to have the real thing, it got past the new buyers........... anytime you spend more than 100,000 dollars on a cAr, you should pay an expert to look at it for you, even if your an expert. I practice what I preach, its very easy to get burned.
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    No need to pull the dash apart. Replace the speedometer drive cable. Ben