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About jvelde

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  • Birthday 07/01/1947

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  1. Fastenal is way up there in price as well, maybe a local machine shop would chase the threads for you for a nominal fee.
  2. https://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece-pipe-taps-42432.html Oops, may want die rather than tap - I'll keep looking.
  3. Drove the '39 to our BCA chapter meeting yesterday in Arlington, about 60 miles round trip. The temp was in the 30's and sunny, so nice driving weather. Had a nice group in attendance and discussed the Denver National Meet and there were a number of folks planning to go.
  4. Going to Bud's Salvage on Monday-what do you need?

    Remember the line from Crocodile Dundee - "doesn't know what day it is, doesn't care"? Could it be that's Pete when he is thinking about an old car graveyard? Just kidding Pete! John V.
  5. I am looking for a replacement Delco-Remy Distributor,( not generator) #1110801 for 1939 Buick Special (Series 40). Would appreciate getting a PM from you with price, photos and general description of condition if you have one available. If you don't have one but know of a source, please let me know. Thank You for any information, John Velde
  6. WTB: Ignition distributors

    Thanks Tom, I got your PM - I didn't notice where this post was located since I did a Search and saw the topic.
  7. WTB: Ignition distributors

    Tom, I have Delco-Remy Model 1110801 in my '39 Buick Special that I think needs to be rebuilt. I am interested in having a spare distributor, and if you have one that is working, what would it cost? If I send you mine to rebuild, what is the expected turn around time and is there any estimate of cost (range)? Mine is working now with Pertronix electronic ignition installed, but I would like to go back to points if rebuilt. Thanks, John V.
  8. Bob's has them - http://bobsautomobilia.com/hood-items/page-3/ , however, I didn't like that they slipped and let the hood fall, so I cut a two inch piece of heater hose and slip it over the prop end. Works good and if you are showing the car you can slip it off and put the bumper pad on.
  9. Need info on this 38 in Cuba

    As I replied in post #3, 946! http://classiccardatabase.com/specs.php?series=4422&year=1938&model=2536
  10. Matt, those sound like some pretty lame excuses to go drive a Buick, unless you're talking to a Buick owner!
  11. Need info on this 38 in Cuba

    Depends on the Series, but not too many 4 door convertible phaetons in any series. Series 40 had 946; Series 60 had 219; and Series 80 had 411. No idea on value, but sure you will get some estimates.
  12. 35* and cloudy here, but dry, so took the '39 out for some errands. Put about 18 miles on it and had it up to 50 mph a couple of times. First time I have run the heater since probably March (after turning the shut-off valve back on). Always nice to get out in this temperature and not have to worry about any possibility of overheating - ran at about 170-175* the entire trip.
  13. Front End Friday Photo

    Here is a Christmas picture from a couple of years ago.
  14. Front End Friday Photo

    Can we get some more front end photos...?
  15. ANFSCD - Innocenti

    Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco