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  • Birthday 10/19/1938

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  1. Remember Driving the Big Buicks in Snow?

    I drove many years on bias snow tires when I was young. They worked okay for me. I guess all-season tires were better, but I never really noticed that much difference. However, in the D.C. area we only got really big snow storms over 8 inches about one in three years or so. Worse case was ice. Nothing works on ice except perhaps chains.
  2. Remember Driving the Big Buicks in Snow?

    Willie you did good to move to Texas, and Racer you shudda have moved to Texas or Florida. As for me, I moved to Florida, no more snow tires or chains. I have a great snowtires AND chains story (that's right was using both) that is told in my book "The Smile that Lasted a Lifetime" on kindle. Since the story was about two Plymouths, I won't tell it here. Buy my book.
  3. 1936 Buick Special Sedan - $10,900

    That's a really nice car Matt. If I was in business I'd sure be happy to represent it. Too bad about the 12v and sealed beam headlights; only blemish I see. Of course, the engine didn't come blue, but that's a minor thing. My grandfather had a car exactly like that one. I rode from Washington DC to Detroit and back when I was two years old in a car like that one, but I don't remember.
  4. Remember Driving the Big Buicks in Snow?

    Our original 1971 Buick Riviera was equipped with a non-slip differential It was low to the ground (somewhat of a snow impediment) and I ran L78x15 tires on it, all-weather. If the snow wasn't up to the bumper, that car would plow through any snow that Maryland could muster up. It was like a tractor. Only in 1979 was it logged down and that time the snow in beautiful downtown Glen Burnie (actually a suburb of Glen Burnie called Severn) was up to the top of the hood deep. What a snow that was! It took four days and a big stake truck to get we and the neighbors out of the neighborhood. The street was deadend on one end with a connector road in the middle. The guy with the stake truck would run into the snow, back up and all the neighbors shoveled out in front of it. Then he would run hit the snow again, back up and the neighbors dig out again. When he broke through I dug a little cubby hole out in front of "Big Red" and she plowed right over the edges of the cubby hole. She was a h--- of a car for 165,000 miles and supplied a lot of her parts to her restored replacement, "JudyBad". Of course my wife drove "Big Red" to work every day. She always felt safe. "Big Red" had a brown vinyl top, otherwise "JudyBad" is an exact replica now.
  5. 1954 SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE ON HEMMINGS.COM - $12,995

    Marty, You have a '37 Roadmaster 4dr conv don't you still? I thought the pictured car was the one you have, so my question still stands.
  6. Correct fuel pump # for 1936 233 engine mdl 41

    It is a single action pump
  7. Master Cylinder Rebuild for a 37

    After reading this thread, I decided to stop in at NAPA and see if they still had the 1937-1955 Master Cylinder rebuild kits. Well, they do, but I think maybe not for long. The new number is U.P. 3, NOT simply 3. The computer found two in PA, one in OH and one in IN and maybe a couple of more. I decided I'd better stock in a couple of kits while I still could. So, I ordered the two in PA....$15 shipping. The kits were $16.50 each. Now to show you how smart I am, I came home and looked through my parts bins. I had three new NAPA kits and four NOS other brand kits I've had for a lot of years I suspect. Now, friends, I'll be 80 in October. Do you think I'll ever need all those kits? I also have two NEW or NOS master cylinders. If ANYBODY wants to take a 2-3 kits off my hands or any of the NOS kits just let me know. I have three cars they will fit, and I won't ever have another one. Read my lips, no more pre-war Buicks (or straight 8 Buicks for that matter). I do not have any new rear one-inch wheel cylinders and only two kits on the shelf, so that's what I should be buying. I do have two NOS front cylinders and a bunch of kits. Beware, there are some sellers on line who are selling front wheel cylinders listed to fit 1941-1960. Front cylinders fit only 1937-1941 and they are 1 3/32 bore. 1942 and up cylinders are 1 1/16 bore.
  8. 1929 Came Home Today

    We all hope the restorations will go well................and usually they never do. That said, this is a beautiful project car and it runs. I don't know where you are or where the car came from but one thing is certain I'd rather be here in Florida than wherever you live. Good luck with a beautiful project and a beautiful car. I love the lines.
  9. 39 at Fort Lauderdale’s Auction

    Sometimes colors look the same until you put them side by side. Now, painters tell me you can't even count on black matching the same. Guess that is so more analyzing equipment can be sold, huh?
  10. 39 at Fort Lauderdale’s Auction

    That's interesting to know. I guess what goes around comes around as they say. I like the finish of single stage better than basecoat/clearcoat on the pre-1950 or maybe even pre-1960 cars better. The shine seems to look closer to lacquer to me and you can get it closer to the glass-like finish of lacquer. But, I'm an old guy....to me nothing matches lacquer. My blue car is nitrocellulous lacquer and the yellow one is acrreilic lacquer. Yup, I know spelling is incorrect. No spell-check on this site. The blue car was finished in 1981 and the cream car in 1979. The cream car was over three old paint jobs, last being Earl Schieb. It was repaired in 2000 with single stage on the back of the body and clear coated without stripping. The fenders were NOS in 1978 and the nose was off the blue car. Paint is still beautiful today. Scratched the right front fender with my belt buckle and it was repaired with the Colonial Yellow 1978 Cadillac single stage Colonial Yellow. The car is smooth and looks great. The blue car was stripped and Dupont someting-110 red printer was used as original. The color is Glacier Blue Metallic as original, and it was Ditzler lacquer. It has held up exceptionally well for its age. No clear was used on that car s clear at time tended to yellow. It still has a nice soft shine. A truck hit the right rear fender, and I had a full gallon of original paint. The painter who fixed it did okay on the color, but didn't really know how to sand and buff it right, so it isn't as deep as the rest of the car. Any time I can brush my teeth in the side door of the car, and see myself clearly, then I consider it a good paint job.
  11. 39 at Fort Lauderdale’s Auction

    It is Sequoia Cream, available only on convertibles in '39. There is a modern cross you may be able to buy in single-stage Dupont or other brands. It is 1978 Cadillac (only, not other GM) Colonial Yellow. I used that color in Centari to do some touch up on my car and it was a perfect match.
  12. 39 at Fort Lauderdale’s Auction

    If anybody hears what the car brings, I'd be interested to know. It would give me some idea of what my identical car might be worth. I'm 79 and will start to consider selling after I turn 80.
  13. 1954 SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE ON HEMMINGS.COM - $12,995

    Marty, I love that '37 Buick. Why don't you bring it to Mobile so I can see it in person? Or, you could bring it on the Sentimental Tour in Mississippi..................not that far from your home.
  14. I've used a piece of heater hose since 1981 and the same ones are still working fine.
  15. The car that I received the deposit back on was from a dealer. He never told me about the problem during many conversations. It jumped up the very minute I drove it, and he admitted sheepishly that it had happened to me. I thought he did the right thing. The car I did not get the deposit back was nowhere near as nice as described or looked in the pictures. I was ahead to lose the $500 rather than buy it. The Riviera I've pictured above cost me $800 in 1998 and took nine years to restore. I never had to rebuild the engine, only replace the accessories around the outside of it, and only had to reseal the transmission three years ago. Those were the "good old days". I guess it's a good time to get too old to fully restore anymore cars based on the cost of parts and labor today. Everybody have a Happy and successful 2018.