Willie Wurke

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About Willie Wurke

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  • Birthday 08/19/1929

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    TRUE CLASSIC CARS

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  1. 1939 FORD DELUXE CONV. CPE

    NEED THE VERTICAL DIVISION STRIP FOR THE CENTER OF WINDSHIELD CALL 304-469-9648 AND LEAVE MESSAGE AND CALLBACK NUMBER
  2. White Cars

    I remember reading an article on car colors several years ago about how car colors were affected by the economy. Gloomy times resulted in dark colors, good times, if any, resulted in brighter colors. I do remember the cars of the 30's were mostly black, brown, dark blue, or dark green. During the great depression some of the more affluent bought Model A Ford Town Cars to go to the theater and left their Packards, Cadillacs, Pierce Arrows, etc. in their garages. They didn't want to flaunt their wealth in bad times!
  3. You now have everyone's attention so tell us "The REST of the STORY" . Make, model, history etc.
  4. Nickel

    TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION "NO". All nickel cleaner/polishes require the addition of generous amounts of elbow grease! TRY THIS ONE Powdered rouge mixed with alcohol applied with a chamois. After the tarnish is removed, polish with a dry chamois.
  5. THE RADIO DID NOT LAST LONG IN THESE CARS. THE SUN COMING THRU THE WINDSHIELD COOKED THEM . PROBABLY MELTED THE WAX OUT OF ALL THE CAPACITORS.
  6. FYI; THE 'BIG THREE (GM-FORD-CHRYSLER) USUALLY LET THE INDEPENDENTS DO THE EXPERIMENTING WITH NEW IDEAS. IF SOMETHING PROVED TO BE ACCEPTED BY THE BUYING PUBLIC THEY WOULD ADOPT IT ON THEIR PRODUCT! SEEMS THIS WAS AN EXCEPTION! THEY ALSO SWAPPED IDEAS WITH EACH OTHER. FORD AND GM DID A LOT OF THIS IN THE 1960's WHEN I WAS A LINC-MERC DEALERSHIP SER. MGR. (EVER SEE A 60s PONTIAC WITH A FORD 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION?) had synchronized low! IN THE 50'S GM CARS USED A THERMOSTATIC HEATER WATER VALVE. THEY GOT IT FROM NASH-KELVINATOR. Now about this "getting old and forgetting stuff" When does it start? I am 1929 model . Have had my head under a hood for 75 years. A PREVENTION MAYBE? You may need a shot of Hudsonite Fluid!!
  7. The antenna that year was in the center of the dash and behind the windshield division strip. It protruded from the top if the car and had a second section the driver slid up from inside the car. A very neat appearance .
  8. 1949 Cadillac 62 Series

    Need a rear bumper. Give contact info and price
  9. 1949 CADILLAC 62 SERIES

    I NEED A REAR BUMPER (posted 8-11-2017) Reply with price and contact info. Thank you 8-14-17 THANKS TO ALL I FOUND ONE IT"S ON THE WAY!
  10. Please explain "derby it". I know a derby can be a hat or a horse race in Kentucky or a town in England. Do you intend to remove that beautiful body and replace it with a starting gate for a horse racing track?
  11. How about a 1934 Ford pickup. It didn't seem fast until you tried to stop! (class of 48)
  12. How old was your car when you bought it?

    Most of the above texts contain the words "when I bought mine". None of them start with the words " when a good friend gave me his old car.' Does any one on here ever get a "freebee"? Here is a couple of my "freebees". The Lincoln was as shown: the T-Bird was all apart I bought these: 1931 LaSalle in 1951 at age22 ( pg 50 current AA) 1953 Rolls Royce in 1968 1929 Minerva in 1991 1977 Pontiac 2009(sold) 1941 Chev. 2014 (sold) 1984 Buick Riviera 2015 at age 86 (for sale) Still having fun with them. Took 2 to a Hospice benefit cruise in today: over 500 vehicles registered !
  13. Piston Ring Search by Size?

    This worked for me at Hastings 1-800-837-2491 Ext.1359 Dawn Hill Have your cylinder bore size, width and depth of each ring groove when calling
  14. Knight Sleeve Valve Engine?

    I consider myself as experienced. I have a 1929 Minerva with a 6 cylinder, 6 liter sleeve valve engine. I have been thru it. Quite a piece of engineering! 2 crankshafts, 18 connecting rods, 7 oil pumps, 6 cylinder heads. It has hemi heads and hemi pistons. It should be called a "Fireball Six" The more they run the better they get, as the horsepower increases with the formation of carbon in the cylinders ! What questions do you have? I'll try to help.