Roadmaster71

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About Roadmaster71

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  • Birthday 09/30/1949

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  1. 1941 Buick Parts (prices more flexible later in week) Location: Red Field, RCC-89-92, south end of Hershey Stadium Instrument Panel, machine turned; fair Condition $50 Rear shocks, left & right, require rebuild $50 EA or $75/PR Rear Ashtray Pull, model 40 and 50 $20 Fan Blade, small straight eight, model 40 or 50 $25 Fan Pulley, small straight eight, model 40 or 50 $20 Fan Belt, NORS, stiff, may be usable $10 Master Cylinder, original, requires rebuild, good core $45 1941 Buick Manuals on DVD. Includes the following: $15 · 1941 Buick Parts and Service Bulletins, 102 pages with numerous illustrations. PDF format; many items not found in shop manual · 1941 Buick Owner’s Manual, includes service record sheet · 1941 Paint Chip Chart, full color, by Ditzler ( 1941, 1942, 1946) · Reference Photos; photos of my car and items found online Literature, Various Makes & Years 1978 Corolla Owner’s Manual $8 1973 Fiat 128 SL Coupe -1300 Owner’s Manual $25 1955 Cadillac Owner’s Manual $40 1949-50-51 Ford Passenger Car Shop Manual, original $35 1934 Ford Instruction Book, original, complete $15 1941 Ford Deluxe & Super Deluxe Owner’s Manual $15 1933-1947 Ford Generating & Starting Systems Manual $10 1938-1948 Ford Fuel Systems Manual $10 Other Stuff 1947 Mercury Wheel Cover , poor $10 Sound-Powered Headset with cables, USN, WWII? $30 Often used by crystal radio enthusiasts Note: Other members of our club will have a variety of parts for Buick, Plymouth, and Packard. There will be plenty of old car parts art work by our club president. We will have a lot of brass stuff such as lamps, stems, and even some wood spoke artillery wheels. There should be a luber (lubrication pump) or two and a few old signs and oil cans. And of course, a dollar table. Come by and say hello to the members of the Westerly-Pawcatuck Region AACA.
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    Favorite Pictures of My Pre War Buick

    Morgan ... I loved the video. You have a great sense of humor! Your sometimes casual attitude towards working with an old car is refreshing. A while back I featured a link to your YouTube video on our club website. Members liked it. Keep the good stuff coming!
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    Hershey Bound

    Our location is: We will be at Site No. RCC-89-92, Red Field, south end of the Hershey Stadium. (registered under name of Bob Burdick)
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    Hershey Bound

    My chrome is actually one of the better features of the car. A few spots here and there on the rear bumper of the Roadmaster, but otherwise very good. This year I will be bringing mostly '41 parts and some manuals for other cars. I am also putting together a DVD of some of my own items that do not appear in digital form very often. Mostly I will be having a good time with the guys. I am too new to this hobby to ever make any money on my scarce horde of odd parts.
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    1933 - 1934 Packard Parts for Sale at Hershey Meet

    Thanks, Chip. I got you confused with "Skip" Boyer. My mistake.
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    Hershey Bound

    I will be there with our crew from the Westerly-Pawcatuck Region AACA club. It will be my third year. It is a lot of fun. During the day we sell from our site and go around buying stuff. A trip to the museum is a definite thing to put on your list. There will be free bus service to and back. Our guys will have some Plymouth, Packard, and Buick stuff. I will have several items that go to a 1941 Buick. We have a page on ourwebsite that lists a few items. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.
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    1933 - 1934 Packard Parts for Sale at Hershey Meet

    Chip … Ken Carr here … I called you about 6 months ago regarding your line of plastic parts for the 1941 Buick. Will you be bringing any of those with you? I would like to send you an order by mail and pick the parts up at Hershey. The most recent catalog I have is about 2 years old. Also, I have a friend looking for a Tenite dash for a 1939 Packard. That’s how I found your posting here.
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    Trunk, '41 Roadmaster Sedan

    I am trying to improve my car one small area at a time. The trunk now has the correct spare tire clamp and large wing nut to secure the spare. The jack kit was purchased a while back. Some of the original green paint remains. I also removed and cleaned the lamp and lens on the handle. Cleaning the wires and ground did not make the lamp light. Later when I tightened and repaired the wire attachment at the positive pole of the ammeter gauge the light came alive.
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    Posting photos on forum

    Regarding editing photographs: I use Faststone Image Processor ... I have used it for at least 10 years. Very good. It has multiple features for modifying photos and it is easy to Resize them as you like. The program is shareware .... free. They do encourage you to make a small donation if you like. I have also use Microsoft Office products for manipulating photos and drawing on them. But, not everyone has Office. Most MS Windows users do have Paint on their computers. It comes with Windows. This program is easy to use and you can make arrows and comments on your photographs and save in multiple formats.
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    1941 Super or Roadmaster sport coupe?

    I agree with billorn. There are at least two things that indicate Roadmaster: It has 4 side ports rather than the 5 found on the Roadmaster. The distance between the rear end of the front fender and the door is just a couple inches. It would be about 6 inches on the Roadmaster to accommodate the longer engine. A photo of my Roadmaster (I sometimes call it 'The Beast') is attached.
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    41 Buick: How to remove temp. sensor cable from gauge

    A quick update on my replacing of the water temperature sensor ... I threaded the new sensor in tightly and made sure that the cable exited with just enough curve to pass through the undercut in the spark plug cover. Before securing the cover I started the engine to test everything. The temperature rose slowly on the meter and was well stabilized at about 179 degrees after about 7 minutes. I shut down after 10 minutes. The only problem was the heater shutoff valve that leaked. I removed that, wrapped it with pipe tape again, and tightened the valve nut. Now that is good. I also installed a new thermostat housing that I had previously painted. Of course when I was removing the old housing I broke one of the bolts off. My friends Tom and Bob (our AACA club Gaslighters patrol) drilled out the old bolt and retapped the hole. All is secure now with a new radiator hose thrown in for good measure. I developed other problems but I will leave those for a blog post when I finally get beyond this instrument panel job. It never ends!
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    Magazine Covers easily generated

    The seminar is a great idea. I make it to the Eastern Fall Meet but not to the Philly awards meeting. If you decide to make a presentation, possibly in PowerPoint, it would be great if you could make it available here.
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    Magazine Covers easily generated

    Thanks, Wayne. I have tried Publisher for creating nice looking emails to send out to the members. I made some progress. I need to work on it more. I was able to do 2-column stuff and mix text, photos, and graphic art. I have not tried it for magazine covers. Is there a storehouse of templates somewhere? Maybe they come with Publisher?
  14. Our car club, the Westerly-Pawcatuck Region of the AACA, just had our annual picnic. I featured this photo on our webpage. Online software helps me make magazine covers from original photos. It was a great picnic and our women members enjoyed it just as well as the men!
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    41 Buick: How to remove temp. sensor cable from gauge

    Neil .... Yes it was easy to disassemble the gauge exactly as described. These are things that I have to be told are possible before I attempt them. I'll do almost anything if someone says "it worked for me". I did not want to remove the rocker cover and go that route except as a last resort. I have a habit of getting myself in trouble. Those holes I drilled in the sensor never really penetrated the inside of it. They essentially scraped the inside and cut through the rim of the sensor (just like the rim of a rifle cartridge). I think that allowed the PB blaster to get underneath everything and help out. I may have chipped the shelf it was pressed against but a little sealer of some kind should take care of that.