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  1. SOLD: Very Sharp 1963 Buick Wildcat Convertible

    Sold. Thanks to those who inquired.
  2. SOLD: Super Sharp 1963 Buick Wildcat Convertible

    Sold. Thanks to all those who inquired.
  3. Artillery Wheels - loose spokes How do you tighten?

    New wheels are really the only answer. Trying to fix wood that is approaching 100 years old just isn't going to successfully work-and it will NEVER be safe. Once the wood starts shrinking, it is on its way out. I would certainly contact Stutzman's in Ohio or Calimers in Pennsylvania. I am not sure if the Graber family is still making wheels in California.
  4. What is a "Felloe Plate"?

    Willy- A felloe plate is the small metal piece that joins the wood felloe "bands" together. Typically, a rivet goes through this plate, through the felloe and through the rim and keeps the rim and felloe in alignment. If your wood felloe is the typical two piece type, you will have two felloe plates per wheel. These are simple plates that can be made and I am sure your wheelwright will be able to make these if your wheels do not have them. They reproduce them for Model T Fords (see picture below) but these will be too small and not match the felloe contour of your Dodge Brothers.
  5. SOLD! This 1963 Buick Wildcat Convertible was sold new by the Young Buick dealership in Tucson, Arizona. Based on the original paper dealer tag located on the door jamb, the first owner was a B.H. Carmack. It is believed the car spend the bulk of its life in Arizona before coming to Michigan in the 1980s. The mileage indicated is just under 30,000 and based on the condition of the car, is likely to be original. This is a mostly original and extremely well preserved car. It received one repaint about 20 year ago. Today, the white paint shows extremely well. The body is super straight and solid. The floor pans, trunk pans, door bottoms, fenders, etc show no signs of damage or repair, nor do they ever appear to have been removed from the body. The paint has a great overall look to it with an even gloss on all of the panels. The fit and finnish is extremely nice and the body lines are very crisp. The interior is believed to be original and shows hardly any wear. It is extremely clean and well kept. The top covering was replaced and is still in extremely nice condition. The dash assembly, glass, etc are all very nice. The trunk still has its original matting which shows wear but new matting is included. The chrome and stainless are in excellent condition. Mechanically, this car is an absolute pleasure to drive. It starts easily, idles well, and makes plenty of power. The transmission is smooth, the brakes are responsive and stop the car square, the steering is precise and accurate. The car has always been mechanically serviced and carefully used. Recently, it has benefitted from a new master cylinder, power brake booster and exhaust. All of the gauges work properly with the exception of the gas gauge which is inaccurate. The car rides on slightly later Buick wheels with newer tires. This car is extremely well equipped including factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power top, power windows, tachometer, power trunk release, cornering lights and a tissue box. The car currently has a newer radio but the original radio is included. All of the options work properly. This is a great looking car that looks right from all angles. It was always a well cared for car. Although it is mostly original, it shows extremely well inside and out. When you look underneath, you can tell that nothing is being hidden or covered up. This car is ready to be shown or driven with confidence. VIN# 6J8005965. Priced realistically at 24,500.00 or very near offers. It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is being sold with clear and current title. To schedule an inspection, or for more information and photos, please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com I have over 120 detailed photos I will gladly send to serious buyers. Thank you.
  6. SOLD! This 1963 Buick Wildcat Convertible was sold new by the Young Buick dealership in Tucson, Arizona. Based on the original paper dealer tag located on the door jamb, the first owner was a B.H. Carmack. It is believed the car spend the bulk of its life in Arizona before coming to Michigan in the 1980s. The mileage indicated is just under 30,000 and based on the condition of the car, is likely to be original. This is a mostly original and extremely well preserved car. It received one repaint about 20 year ago. Today, the white paint shows extremely well. The body is super straight and solid. The floor pans, trunk pans, door bottoms, fenders, etc show no signs of damage or repair, nor do they ever appear to have been removed from the body. The paint has a great overall look to it with an even gloss on all of the panels. The fit and finnish is extremely nice and the body lines are very crisp. The interior is believed to be original and shows hardly any wear. It is extremely clean and well kept. The top covering was replaced and is still in extremely nice condition. The dash assembly, glass, etc are all very nice. The trunk still has its original matting which shows wear but new matting is included. The chrome and stainless are in excellent condition. Mechanically, this car is an absolute pleasure to drive. It starts easily, idles well, and makes plenty of power. The transmission is smooth, the brakes are responsive and stop the car square, the steering is precise and accurate. The car has always been mechanically serviced and carefully used. Recently, it has benefitted from a new master cylinder, power brake booster and exhaust. All of the gauges work properly with the exception of the gas gauge which is inaccurate. The car rides on slightly later Buick wheels with newer tires. This car is extremely well equipped including factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power top, power windows, tachometer, power trunk release, cornering lights and a tissue box. The car currently has a newer radio but the original radio is included. All of the options work properly. This is a great looking car that looks right from all angles. It was always a well cared for car. Although it is mostly original, it shows extremely well inside and out. When you look underneath, you can tell that nothing is being hidden or covered up. This car is ready to be shown or driven with confidence. VIN# 6J8005965. Priced realistically at 24,500.00 or very near offers. It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is being sold with clear and current title. To schedule an inspection, or for more information and photos, please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com I have over 120 detailed photos I will gladly send to serious buyers. Thank you.
  7. 87 YEAR OLD SON STILL LIVING WITH DAD

    Boy, that is a great pair of cars. Two of my favorites 1928-29 (?) Lincoln "L" cabriolet and a nicely modified 1930-31 Model A standard roadster. Certainly a fine pair of Fords. You should be proud of 'em!
  8. Need a Model T engine rebuilt

    Not quite in MN, but not too far away near Chicago: Dave Szumowski (phone: 773-502-1935) Dave has a great reputation within the Model T community.
  9. Nickel

    One thing to keep in mind about nickel plating is that it can be easily worn through-especially if it is older, original nickel plating. So, you should use something gentle. Wenol is a favorite of mine for delicate nickel plating. I have also used it successfully in polishing silvered headlight reflectors and cleaning brass that has already been polished but needs to be refreshed. It works good on German silver as well.
  10. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    John- Great looking PI. I was a pleasure visiting and talking PIs with you at the St. John's concours. Good luck getting yours back on the road.
  11. 1909 Ford Model T Runabout

    Hi Chris- That is a great looking and well presented Model T. Reasonably priced too. It will make someone a great car. Hope you and the family are doing well.
  12. 1913 REO

    I agree with C Carl. This is a great old car at a very reasonable price. I would do something to secure it because it will likely sell between now and Friday-especially with the attention you have given it by posting it on this forum. There is a lot of opportunity here to own and unusual vehicle with an unusual body at a cheap price. I agree with all of the other comments-the missing parts are easily obtainable and the car should be mechanically serviced and kept original. JUST DO IT!
  13. Great example of one of Ford's prewar icons. You did well. Congratulations.
  14. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    A little late to the conversation.... Here is my car. 1927 Springfield Phantom I Tilbury Sedan, S274RM. This car was bought new by a member of the Vanderbilt family in NYC and sold to Al Fisk (Fisk Iron Works in Cincinnati and early RROC member) and later to David Noran. I have driven the car about 13,000 miles since 2003. When I bought it, it had about 87K original miles and the next trip out will probably make the speedometer go back to 00000. These cars take a lot of sorting out-more than most 1927 American cars-but after they are well sorted out, they are great drivers. 55 mph is no problem and the engine does not overwind at this speed. This car is mostly original with the exception of a 1960s repaint by Fisk. Although I have done a lot of mechanical work to it, it has not been apart. It has been driven hard and often during my ownership. I just love these cars. Understated elegance when they are properly presented..
  15. Swap Meet Food - Any Stand-Outs?

    Although I haven't been in a few years, the FRIED cheese curds at the Iola Swap Meet and Car Show were amazing. Carlisle always had some good food vendors. I remember one booth near the back hill that had the best breakfast sandwiches. When it comes to food, swap meets are like carnivals. You eat all of the good "bad" food that you don't get at home.