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  1. VL2, I don't know if you subscribe to Hemmings or not but this month's issue has an article about your car. Well, not YOUR car but cars like yours. I've attached it here in case you're interested. Wes in VT
  2. 16 years old with a 36 year old car. My first car. The only kid in high school with a 36 Buick when everyone else was driving a Camaros, Mustangs, etc.
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    In honor of Father’s Day

    VL2, Sorry I'm late to the party but here's a couple copies of copies of photos of my dad with cars from back when. He was born in 1925 and passed away in 1971 after an accident. In the second photo he's with his father, my grandfather and finally, in the last photo we see him in his Navy uniform after being recalled to active duty for the Korean war.
  4. I stumbled across these Craigslist ads today. Thought I'd post them here in case someone might be interested. None of it is mine. No dog in the fight. WParo in VT https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/1936-diamond-fire-truck/6583748550.html https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/1927-willys-knight-26/6580186229.html https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/1942-gmc-truck-with-twin/6580202572.html https://vermont.craigslist.org/atq/d/antique-band-saw/6580192474.html https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/1927-deluge-fire-truck/6579326600.html https://vermont.craigslist.org/atq/d/old-pulleys-and-wheels-for/6579335790.html https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/10-20-mccormick-tractor/6579324327.html https://vermont.craigslist.org/pts/d/model-and-parts-rat-rodders/6579252344.html
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    SCORE!!! I will take two!

    There's two of them: https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/d/1933-packard-1004-coupe/6579758463.html
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    LED's anyone?

    Willy, Yes, you will find LED bulbs to replace incandescent bulbs in single & double "filament" configurations. Most of the websites that sell them offer 6v negative or positive ground but you have to read the specs to be sure the particular bulb is right for your application. Way more light with way less electrical load. The ones I bought to replace the 1154 bulbs I have in my car fit in the sockets just fine. What I found is these LED bulbs are VERY fussy about proper grounding. Anything less than a pristine socket will cause them not to light up. I bought mine from these people: https://www.ledlight.com/6-volt-automotive-led-lights.aspx
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    Need help with list of old cars for sale.

    You've posted the front page of Google Photos. If you want other people to see your photos... Create Share Link Using Google Photos on the Web 1. Open the Google Photos website by going to the following link: photos.google.com 2. Once here, select the photos and videos you wish to share with anyone. 3. Once selected, click on the Share button on the top right hand corner. 4. Now click on Get link.
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    Need help with list of old cars for sale.

    George, A .png file is essentially a digital picture. While it looks like a document like Word or a webpage it's not. Chances are it was a page that was scanned or saved from it's original format that allowed "clicking" So, if you want to navigate to one of those websites you'll have to type it into your browser's address bar. Good luck. WParo in VT
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    Bock Auto Bar

    Back when I was in the service dept at the local Buick dealer I had a regular customer with an '87 Regal. Every time he came in I would notice he had a couple beers on his dash. When I asked about it he told me having those beers there was the best cooler he ever had. The cold air from the A/C would cool down or keep cold his beverage of choice. It looked something like this... Wes in VT
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    Help my neighbor ID this car

    Well you did it again, Keiser31! Your eyesight is better than mine. Try as I might I couldn't make out the writing on the nameplate.
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    Help my neighbor ID this car

    Old family picture my neighbor would like to find out what kind of car his ancestors owned. All help will be appreciated. Wes in VT
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    Funny car stories

    Many years ago I worked in the service department of our local Buick dealer. One day a fellow came in for service with his brand new Park Avenue and while we were talking he told me he installed a 12v powered picnic cooler in his trunk. He was quite proud of his installation including running a wire from the fuse box to the trunk. I asked him how long it took and he said, "all day." Why so long? Well, the last six hours I was locked in the trunk because the lid came down while I was in the trunk pulling the wire into the trunk. He told me he had to wait for his wife to come home and let him out. At that point I held up his key ring which had his remote keyless entry fob on it and asked him if he'd had his keys with him? Very sheepishly he replied, "yes, I had it in my pocket. I just never thought of it."
  13. Cool Car! Have you found the Cadillac Lasalle form yet? They'd be a great resource for you. http://www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/ Wes in VT
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    How to install front springs on a 63 Riv

    Have a look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLCSFUEmz7c
  15. Take the top of the air cleaner off and listen, and watch. You might see / hear some backfiring there. That will tell you if it's something internal to the engine.