Bhigdog

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    anything mechanical. I like moving parts

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  1. Wireless Tail Lights??

    Yard sale...................Bob
  2. Front Fender Moulding Clips

    And narrower than than the back side opening. I think I used maybe four or five sizes to do the whole 55 and 57.............Bob
  3. Front Fender Moulding Clips

    Yup, I know that's just what you didn't want to hear but that's the BEST way to proceed. No need to over think this one. Clip sizing is a pretty much "close enough" kind of deal in that they self center in the trim strip. Restoration Specialties catalog shows them in actual size and makes it easy to select. On my 55 there were no useful clips out of I think 52 or so required. I ordered from RS and pretty much all of the various sizes did the job just fine............Bob
  4. gas in oil pan

    Or.........Replace the mechanical with a good one and use the electric only to prime the carb if the cars been sitting awhile or if you suspect vapor lock. The car was designed for a mechanical pump and will run fine with one. If it ain't broke don't fix it...................Bob
  5. preferred hand cleaner

    Grease stained hands, skinned knuckles, broken nails. I consider them a badge of honor. ..............Bob
  6. Happy Hanukkah

    Jew. Gentile. Who cares? Peace to EVERYONE.....................Bob
  7. EYE ON DESIGN 17, A FEW PICS

    As I very clearly acknowledged in my post. Glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the show.....................Bob
  8. 1955 nailhead with ford trans adapter

    I put a 322 in a 54 Ford using the Ford trans. It was OK as long as I was quite easy on the gas pedal. Flooring it in first or second was pretty much guaranteed to corn cob the cluster gear. If memory serves I blew up at least 5, likely more. I got to where I could change out a trans, in the drive way on my back, in 30 minutes flat. Now it takes me thirty minutes just to look under the car and stand back up...............Bob
  9. 1955 nailhead with ford trans adapter

    I can most definitely concur with the above. .....................Bob
  10. Look in McMaster-Carr. Lots of info and specs on a wide variety of sheet foam. I've used them for any number of foam applications on various cars. Be sure to click on the About Foam tab...........Bob
  11. Wagner brake master cylinder parts

    A GOOD NAPA store likely can come up with something...................Bob
  12. 55 Century Hood Bumpers

    Yup, I mis-spoke re the bumpers. The one on the right appears to be correct for the hood front lip. Four required. Mine have not flattened but that could be a function of the latch adjustment and/or hood profile. They are all a bit different. My rear hood bumpers are about half the height of the fronts, look like your left ones and are flattened a bit. At least on my 55 the tall fronts would have been WAY too high a profile if used for the rear corners and likely would have bent the hood corners up. The adjustable front ones I mentioned are used on my 57 Buick and also my 55 Olds. I think I had to modify the height of the rears to get the hood/fender margins correct. Hope this helps..............Bob
  13. First Snow!

    About 3" of new snow here. A lot of people hate it. I love it. I love the adversity of it. Getting up on the porch roof to shovel off 24" drifts is a blast. Putting on my Carharts and firing up the tractor to plow the driveway is a Joy . Watching the dogs cavort in the snow is a blessing. Coping with nature and coming into a house warmed by a wood stove fired with wood you've cut your self is just plain life affirming. Am I a sick puppy? I think not..............................Bob
  14. 55 Century Hood Bumpers

    Rears are screwed to the cowl , fronts slip over a disc headed adjustable screw. Totally different. At least I think so. I'll check for sure in the AM..............Bob
  15. 1955 Century Brake Mystery

    As Am I , Joe. But I do think in the end it is a brake lining problem. I wrestled with brake problems on my 57 for years. I think I went through 3 sets of shoes until I sent them to a brake specialist. As soon as I put the shoes with the new linings on the car stopped straight as an arrow and on a dime with just light toe pressure...........Bob