Mark Simmons

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About Mark Simmons

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  • Birthday 04/03/1947

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    Restorer,Mechanic,Woodworker
  1. Okay my two coppers worth is Car #1 42 -47 Plymouth #2 39 Chevy 2dr sedan #3 42-48 Chevy coupe #4 in the background 35-36 Ford Sedan. So picture is no earlier than 1942.
  2. My experience is that suspension parts wear semi equally in most cases. So "I don't think so" is in the same vein as I'll only put one lug-nut on to hold the wheel on. It leads to I should have really listened to the good advice I was given and I wouldn't be here again and so quickly too. One new part puts more pressure on the rest of the existing older ones leading to quicker failure on their part. Which leads to more money and more downtime on the vehicle.
  3. Everything on this "custom" from the cowl back seem to be '50 Buick. The grille looks to be '63 Chevy pickup as does the eyebrow line above it. Also the middle of the hood and ornament say '63-'66 Chevy pickup as well to me. Just my to coppers worth.
  4. Speaking of Ford products let's not leave out pickups. I had a boss in the contracting business. He talked for weeks about the brand new F-350 he'd ordered from the factory,one of the very first generation ones. On the day it arrived he came to the job site in his same old truck. What's up with the new truck someone asked. Well he says I picked it up and when I stopped at the first stoplight in front of the dealership the whole front bumper fell off of it on to the street. We all laughed except the boss.
  5. This looks like the cam gear for several years of Chevy six cylinder 216-235"s I used to replace them with aluminum ones. I think the last one was on a 46-48 coupe.
  6. Aquila, You might try contacting Mike (aka) Mike's Woodie World through this forum. He specializes in Buick Woodie Wagons of all eras. He is a super nice guy and always willing to help.I have his contact info around here someplace and will pass it along if I can find it. Good Luck with your project.
  7. Mr. Earl and all others who bought the HFT car dollies in post #84. Beware and aware when using them. I had a set under a '65 Wildcat parts car that I had to turn 180 degrees on a cement driveway. While doing so the stems on ten of the castors bent where they went through the platforms. I did manage to get the car re-positioned where it needed to be. Once I looked at the damage I replaced the ten castors with the four bolt flange type of the same size after straightening the corners of the platforms. Fortunately none of the dollies went completely to ground but in my opinion the choice of this type of castor for this use was not well thought out. Perhaps the dolly maker should have adopted the Buick montra of "When better Dollies Are Built, ???? Will Build Them" Just for the good of the cause......... Mark
  8. This is a complete 263 inline 8 with it's dynaflow attached. The only pieces that are not there are the air cleaner and oil filter. It comes on a rolling stand made for this unit. $550.00 plus shipping from San Jose, Ca.
  9. This trans was on the back of a '57 364 cu. in. 250 hp version. I have no need of this trans fluid looks good. $200.00 plus shipping from San Jose, Ca.
  10. I have a complete '34 Buick 233 motor (disassembled) complete bell housing,flywheel,clutch and transmission. All or parts. Parts will be plus shipping. I'm located in San Jose, Ca. What do you need ???
  11. dalef62-- How many times have I seen the look in the first photo in post 98. A crud-ed up brake assembly with a broken hammer handle in the general area ? To many to remember ! I agree with your assessment of over restoration and think the judges could/should be a bit more aware of the true way these vehicles rolled off the assembly lines of their day. I've owned a lot of classic cars and worked on them as well as many others for fun or profit and NONE were as perfect as Amelia Island or Pebble Beach would have you to believe that they were when new. . I think that people who restore cars,clocks or whatever should work to the the level their tools,time and abilities permit. I like to have fun with what I'm working on at the time. Such as the project that I'm now involved in with my younger son. Will it be over restored no but hopefully someone will be able to say "so that's what those cars looked like new".
  12. 1934 Buick 233 inline 8 motor complete but completely apart. It came with a project car that I bought years ago. Yes it needs rebuild. $300.00 plus shipping form zip 95111. I have pictures upon request. I also have the transmission and clutch $200.00 plus shipping from the same zip code. Thank you for looking
  13. 1952 Buick 263 inline 8 complete minus air cleaner and oil filter. This motor turns by hand so it's not locked up. It comes with it's Dynaflow attached. It was purchased for a project that didn't happen. Price is $400.00 entire unit. It's setting on a rolling stand made for it that can go with it for $150.00 extra. All prices are plus shipping from zip code 95111. I have pictures upon request. You can contact me through this forum,Thank you for looking.
  14. Can someone over restore a part that is mostly out of sight on a restored vehicle and won't be seen until the the next restoration is attempted? I don't think so. Besides the next guy will jumping for joy at the work he won't have to do. Good job dale 62, keep up the good work !!!
  15. What year is the car in post #210 ? She's a good looking lump of coal and will be a dazzling diamond when done. Wow just wow !!!