Willie Wurke

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About Willie Wurke

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  • Birthday 08/19/1929

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    West Virginia, USA
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    TRUE CLASSIC CARS

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  1. I see nothing "amazing' about a 1966 model car starting every time. I would expect that of a 1926 model!
  2. This is a 3 inch meter with Studebaker plate. The cap is useless but the meter could be used as ornament. It won't be accurate but todays younger generation won't believe their purpose when you tell them! Asking $25.00 and I ship anywhere in US. 304-469-9648 - call after 8 PM edt
  3. Here is an answer to your third question. At a trotting track (horse racing) in Australia they used a Stutz starting gate that was a car with the body removed. Our fellow club member down there , Garry M, now has it and is building a three door roadster body similar to a Locke body on it. I hope he reads this post and will give us a progress report
  4. This is a Florida car with no rust, in fact the underside is so clean the chalk marks on the underside of the front fenders still show! It shows no sign of ever having any body damage in it's 66000 miles. The bumpers and all the body moldings are like new, showing no sign of ever being bumped, not even a parking lot "door ding" on any of the wheel opening moldings. Color is red with the original red velour interior that looks like new. It developed an engine knocking/overheating problem on a trip through West Virginia which resulted in me getting the car. It now has a new radiator and water pump and a Jasper remanufactured engine with a 100,000 mile warranty. It drives and handles on the road like a Buick should. Includes the owners manual and all the new car documents. I need the garage space so have cut the price to $5500 for a quick sale! Call 304-469-9648 if no answer , leave message, I'll call back ASAP
  5. Lump; There is no resemblance between the Riviera of 1968 and my 1984 model. The !968 was all Buick whereas the 1984 was an Oldsmobile Tornado with Buick badges. There was a time there when Olds used plastic coated camshaft sprockets. The plastic broke off and in some cases the engine would keep running as the plastic particles clogged the oil pump pickup and cause bearing failure. I once bought a wrecked 1979 Buick Electra which used the Olds 403 engine. I replaced the diesel engine in my 1980 Chevy truck with the Buick engine and TH-400 automatic transmission ( after replacing the cam sprocket with a metal one.) I'll be in Xenia on Apr. 10-13 if you would like to hear " THE REST OF THE STORY"
  6. This post sounds very familiar except , I am the seller. Had a GI with wife travelling cross country in a 1984 Buick Riviera when engine overheated and started knocking. He was forced to "dump' the Buick and get a rental car. The rental company called me in and I bought the Buick. I paid him his asking price (I don't dicker with a man who has agreed to die for me. his luck was bad enough already!) I had the engine removed and sent to Jasper Engines for a re-man procedure which included a 100,000 mile,3 year nationwide warranty which covers parts and labor. It now has a new radiator ,AC compressor ,and better than new engine. Buick only warranted the engine for 24000 miles when new! It's now looking for a new owner and a 1st junior in class 27P
  7. You were told correctly. The powerglide differential has a higher gear ratio which will lower your engine speed and prolong its life.. Your noise is probably coming from the pinion bearings. They were famous for that! Have replaced many in my time.
  8. Roger James of D&D Classic Car Restorations did this run a few years ago. He ran a flathead Ford V-8. I think it was 1949 model but not positive. HE IS ONE FINE PERSON AND CAN POSSIBLY GIVE YOU SOME POINTERS. CALL HIM AT 937-473-2229. Heres wishing you a good trip
  9. Keep the Buick and buy the Lexington because I have always heard that the man who dies with the most toys wins. They just never told me what he wins! I'm playing it safe with seven.
  10. Now that I have your attention! - - - - - Its not a car, but a 1952 Model" A" MACK TRUCK. I am helping my friend, TOM, on this project. The end result will be a 21 foot rollback car hauler with sleeper. Our donor vehicles are a 700 series Ford and a Gulfstream Motorhome . ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS? If so I'll start a series of posts as we progress. (Tom will be an AACA member before the job is completed!!!! After all, I said I was helping him.) March 23: FORGET ABOUT THE ABOVE! I just learned that Tom is going to create a modified vehicle: 500 HP with Big chrome wheels with low profile tires in front and twin tires on the rear' I should have known better. Tom has : 1930 Ford Panel truck 1934 Ford 3 window cpe. 1934 Ford Roadster 1934 Ford Tudor This project does not belong on our AACA forums 1936 Ford Pickup 1940 Ford Convertible 1937 Ford 11/2 ton Truck These are all modified! AS ever, Willie
  11. TERRY: Here is the part you missed. If you can't expand and read ,let me know and I will bring you the Feb. 1969 issue to the spring meet at Huntington, W. Va. " Gotta lookout for the youngsters in AACA"
  12. HERSHY WAS NEVER THIS BAD. HOW MANY REMEMBER HURRICANE AGNES' TWO VISITS TO PA. WITHIN A WEEK IN 1972? THIS IS THE BUMPER STICKER THEY GAVE TO THE PARTICIPANTS. I FRAMED MINE, it meant more than the trophy! HOW MANY DFers REMEMBER? Hope to see you in Huntington, WV in May in class 19A.
  13. Thanks to all who commented on this post. I have enjoyed all the replies but I think it's time to fess up. The engine is mounted on a wagon that has a laminated floor. A groove was cut in the laminate to conceal the wiring from a box between the back wheels that contains a battery and a model T coil . An identification plate conceals the box. Am attaching photo of it with the cover removed. You will probably see another mystery here in the condenser being mounted on the wood coil box. Yes, I have seen it run. With 95 cubic inches and 140 pounds of flywheel you only forget to retard the spark to start it ONCE. It was originally used to pump gasoline from a railroad tank car to a storage tank up on the hillside. It was then gravity fed to the loading docks and into the delivery trucks .They had two of these engines which ran the pumps with chain drive; similar to a timing chain and one and a half inches wide. I assume they never sparked! ENJOY!! Can't wait for the spring meet in WV
  14. A 4 inch grinder with a stripper wheel from Walmart does pretty good.