C Carl

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C Carl last won the day on April 10 2016

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  1. Definitely , let Matthew and the police call the shots. Good luck. You can be sure ALMOST everyone reading this is pulling for you. Seems like the Golden Rule does not rule in the camp of the sociopath. - Carl
  2. By definition this "Peter Pietz" knows more about crime than we do. I can not imagine he (and/or she) does not have a plan to protect him/her self from such easy apprehension . But hopefully there is something law enforcement can do. So sorry to hear this scum is having some success. - Car.
  3. P.M. sent to Matthew Hinson. - Carl
  4. I doubt ANYTHING including his ex-wife or her adress is real. - Carl
  5. So can't this S.O.B. just make up another name etc. and carry on ? He is not using his REAL name , so how can he be caught ? - Carl
  6. Yeah , I thought that thiefs name looked familiar. I entered it in the "General Discussion" search box. The discussion took place there on April 14. I hope the S.O.B. didn't get you . - Carl
  7. And poor "little Pure station" above has numbered days. First the roof goes , and then soon the rest. - Carl
  8. Almost 2 months have gone by. Did you find help ? Exactly where in WA or OR are you ? - Carl
  9. Right. I used a brush also. Absolutely no brush marks. It is water based. Very easy application. - Carl
  10. We all love the look of sidemounts on many cars. We all love the look of dual rear spares on many cars. But , BUT : when push comes to shove out where rubber meets road , the same sidemount car will handle better than its otherwise twin with rears. Give it a try sometime on a series of very tight curves. I have mentioned this before. This has to do with polar moment of inertia , and center of gravity. Gabriel Voisin (of course he designed airplanes too) , realized that aerodynamic stability was also becoming important , as speeds were now at the point where aerodynamics were a factor. The center of gravity must be ahead of the center of pressure. All you (model) airplane and (model) rocket tinkerers will know this well. Voisin's son was killed , leading to Voisin's realizing the importance of this in automotive design. But the dynamic stability issue can be felt by just thrashing your dual rear car about with and without spares mounted. They will also tow truer with the spares carried in the tow vehicle , or lashed over the axles. - Carl
  11. I would be happy to help your friend find an oil pump. I do not think it will be extremely difficult. How well does your friend speak English ? The only other language I speak is Spanish. Yes , it would be a very good idea if he and I are in direct contact. - Carl
  12. Frank (oldford) , I am also rather old and certainly slow. I only just now realized that the vinyl dye that Bill Hirsch sold 30 years ago WAS SURFLEX ! Do you recall ? I got my Sureflx from him ALMOST 30 years ago. If you bought your vinyl dye prior to his carrying the Surflex , if it had been something different , Surflex would have superseded it for some reason. Do you recall if you bought Surflex ? Sounds like it was the same ! In any case , it certainly does hold up well. I am still curious if there is a good top dressing that is also a sealer. A problem might be that it would almost certainly alter the grain of the material it would be applied to. Geoff , I am sure you will be quite pleased with Surflex , particularly in that apparently Frank has given a testimonial to it also ! - Carl
  13. Hi Jenz ! In my new pump , the gears are original. The pump housing and the flanges were made in order to put a full flow filter in the line. New bushings were made to the shaft dimensions. If your friend can make gears , the shaft diameter amd centers at the crank case could be determined by the existing bushings , or to a new bushing if you need to make them. The gear face profile and pitch could be determined by the remains of the original gears. At the new housing , machine according to the new gears. But I think it is possible to find an oil pump. There are still parts engines with friendly owners. The "Early V8 Cadillac" yahoo group might be able to find one. I will place a posting there for you. Tell us more about your friends Cadillac. Do you have pictures of it ? Is he in the Cadillac & LaSalle Club ? That also could provide an oil pump. They are certainly a simple device , but the dimensions and tolerances are critical. Do you have an international telephone service like Skype ? - Carl P.S. My car is a 1924. I think the oil pump is the same for 1922 - 1925 . Perhaps earlier also. What year is your friends car ? If you will be making gears , once you have the set up , it would be a good idea to make a run of the gears and housings and flanges. I am sure that you would have a market for these in order to incorporate a filter. I will propose this also on the yahoo group. It would also be a good idea to put a priming port in the modification . More later.
  14. Whew ! I keep coming back here from time to time , kinda interested in what things are trading for these days. I , uh , I , umm, I'm a little hesitant to .......... But since observations were solicited , this car is a poster child for the kind of car I walk away from every time. Now compare it to the above linked original example at $79k. Take time (about seven nanoseconds should do) to carefully compare the engine compartments. That gives the scale to judge comparative value. The "Blue Beauty" reeks of deferred maintenance. Regard the quick cheap and dirty patchwork and missing parts , interior (hey , door panels , window sills , carpets , and so on) , surface corrosion on shift lever , steering column , and other dash chrome , etc , etc , woooooooWEEEEEEE !!!! I think I'll join Jim and 30 Dodge Panel in the apprehensive camp. I can only imagine the mechanical condition. I don't like it , but at the right price someone will. George , I am not putting you or your client down. Nothing personal here. My feeling is that if you really can get a $50,000 offer on this sad sack , take it and RUN ! Any charitable donation potential against tax liabilities ? But I am not a lawyer. I just benefit from hiring many. Cars just like this do have a potential as "movie stars". A quick paint job in whatever color the Art Director designates , and roll camera ! Very photogenic ! Desmond's in North Hollywood had lots of interesting vehicular props. I got a super deal on a couple of old trucks off their huge lot on Laurel Canyon Blvd. This ol' Bu' would look better than that "new" Cadillac "Jerry Lee" drove. You know , the one with that showroom cracked steering wheel ? Again , PLEASE don't take this personally. You asked. I just couldn't keep a lid on it any more. I'm not the gentleman some of the other guys here are. It's just that when I see a car that needs about everything , I cringe. I think that along with the cheap cover up paint , this car has been sprayed with "C Carl Repellant". Industrial strength. Sorry. - C Carl
  15. Yes , Bill has excellent products. You can't go wrong there. He used to carry Surflex. He supplied it to me for the '24. When I talked to him re: the '27 , he referred me to the present distributor. I have great confidence in Bill and his products. He always seems to have time to talk and explain things , too. By all means give him a call personally and ask him about the use for your top. Please let us know how you get on with this. Lots of interest in top dressings. Good pics before and after would help others also. I should have done that , particularly these days with digital cameras. - Carl