ol' yeller

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  1. ol' yeller

    1958 Ford Retractable

    Price? Location?
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    Should I daily drive a classic car?

    The Insurance issue is real. It is not an issue IF you can afford the premiums, it is a question of what they will pay if the car is totaled. Regular auto insurance will "cover" the car but seriously devalue it when paying out a claim. You will likely discover that a minor fender bender could give them cause to total your car and pay you peanuts. Yes there is agreed value (or stated value) policies available but most (if not all) require you to have another vehicle to commute in or seriously limit how many miles one can drive. They also have an age limitation and won't insure drivers under the age of 25. I think the OP is 16 or 17. If that all is of no issue to you, then go ahead and enjoy your car.
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    1964 Skylark aluminum v8

    This would be for a 1963 or earlier Skylark/Special. In 1964 the V8 offered in A body was a cast Iron 300 V8 with aluminum heads and intake.
  4. ol' yeller

    71Riviera questions

    You asked for the best way, not the cheapest way. Bondo over a rust hole is a temporary fix at best. It never lasts for very long. It doesn't cost that much to do a repair correctly and you learn a new skill along the way.
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    71Riviera questions

    Best way to get rid of rust spot is to replace the fender. I don't know how hard they are to find. It appears to be in a place where new metal could be welded in or find a donor fender that is good there and cut and weld a patch panel. The unknown is how much rust damage is in the fender supports and cowl. You won't know until you remove the fender.
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    Need help or advice with 64 Buick tilt wheel setup

    It is cable operated. Where I am confused is the OP seems to be saying he has both a non tilt and tilt switch installed. There is no way I know of to install the non tilt switch into a tilt column. On a non tilt column, the switch is installed in the column at the top of the column attached directly to the turn signal lever. On a tilt, the switch is installed at the base of the column externally. There is a cable that runs down inside the column from the top to the bottom which activates the switch depending upon the position of the turn signal handle. It is attached on the top to a metal plate to which is attached to the turn signal lever that when moved it also moves the cable. You are correct about how the tilt switch operates. It is also on a slider with a spring that allows for the switch to be properly positioned when the wheel is put into any tilt position. The procedure for the adjustment in in the FSM. Going from memory it requires a bent paper clip to hold the switch while the screws that hold the switch to the column are adjusted properly. If not adjusted properly, the brake lights will not light when the brake is depressed on one side. The switch turns off the power from the brake light switch and then lights the (same) bulbs from the flasher.
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    Did you know?

    I had to sell my Reatta convertible a couple of years ago in order to buy a handicap van for my wife. I still come here almost daily to see what's going on and offer whatever advice I have knowledge of. I too am amazed at the following the Reatta has enjoyed on this website. All 3 I have owned were great cars that I kept on the road with the help from the folks here. My health has deteriorated over the last year and I don't know how much longer I will be able to contribute here but I will until I just can't. Ronnie is aces in my book.
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    Odd little Italian car

    AH rust. I've owned vehicles that when I had to brake hard, I worried that the chassis would stop but the body would keep on going.
  9. ol' yeller

    Need help or advice with 64 Buick tilt wheel setup

    I'm not sure if they are the same as my experience is with Skylarks. With those you'd need the correct pigtail for the switch to work. At one point I considered making my own adapter using push on connectors but then I found a pigtail. The switches are very different between tilt and non tilt. With the tilt, the switch is mounted at the base of the column. There is also a detailed procedure to follow to adjust the switch so it operates correctly. I believe the procedure is in the service manual.
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    I just DON'T like the picture of this Buick

    Instead of a 3 on a tree that would be 56 on a tree!
  11. ol' yeller

    PayPal Scam?

    I don't care who you are, that's there's funny!
  12. ol' yeller

    1969 442 Convertible

    Can't sell it if we don't know your price.
  13. ol' yeller

    Saw this VW Beetle at the store today....

    Sorry, but '73 was the first year of the curved windshields on the super beetles. I agree that the one pictured in the OP is a '72. I have owned '65, 71, 74, 99 and 2004 Beetles. I also have owned a '71 Ghia and '71 Squareback. My '74 Super Beetle was the only one I bought new. It was a special edition SunBug. Every one of them were great cars, giving good performance with great economy as well as being super reliable. My '74 was the best of the bunch
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    Questions with cash and bank checks

    Wire transfers are very safe. However not all financial institutions will do them. I recently sold my RV to a person who was financing it through his Credit Union. They refused to do a wire transfer, even for a transaction fee. They claimed that $40,000 was to little for them to use that transfer method.