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  1. 29" DeSoto brakes again

    you need to use a pressure bleeder. This will solve your problem. Been there, done that.
  2. Wanted to buy vacuum advance

    rebuilding services are available, too
  3. Battery Reconditioning

    My question is: did the charge last? I have bought near dead batteries close to 100% but the charge dies within 24 hrs.
  4. Mystery Head Bolt?

    Usually there are only one of these on the rear left side of the head. Ground strap is attached with a smaller bolt to the inside of the odd bolt.
  5. What Do You Use in Your Parts Cleaner?

    Used a home made parts cleaner made from a 55 gallon drum sliced lengthwise, many years. Have had good luck with plain kerosene. Tank has baffles that come up half way and trap the greasy stuff. Kero lasts quite a while and isn't too expensive.
  6. Wow, I cannot believe that you would buy a car like this and no so amazingly little about it! Is this a joke or actually a serious inquiry?
  7. How Many Are Enough?

    Gentlemen, In my defense, I can report that I have made every one of my cars driveable (some were really stuck, too). No vehicle remains exposed to the weather. Problem is, being maxed out, I know I can't buy another and that is torture! (Picture is in jest. I'm nuts but not that nuts)
  8. How Many Are Enough?

    At present, I am up to 15 antique cars ranging from 1915 to 1930, all in need of "something". I have several acres of land and a huge barn which houses most of the cars but have found it necessary to set up four Harbor Freight portable garages to house the rest. My place is starting to look like the circus came to town! Some guys can't walk past a beautiful woman without stopping. I can't walk past an old car without buying! Luckily,I am a pretty skilled amateur mechanic and have a well stocked shop but... Is there a support group for guys like me? an old duffer
  9. 1925 distributor

    see my "for sale" ad in this column a ways back. Selling 22 Buick 4 cyl distributor and housing. $70. inside only surface rusty. shaft turns freely.
  10. for sale: 1922 Buick Model 37 (I believe) NOS head gasket, used distributor with breaker plates and parts, repaired distributor housing.Distributor shaft turns freely. Distributor housing was successfully repaired by brazing . $70 for head gasket. $70 for distributor w/parts and housing. $120 for everything + shipping. NOTE: I do not make money on shipping and charge exactly the amount given by the post office.
  11. 1940 Windsor trunk lid springs

    Have the same problem with my 1940 Dodge. Trunk lid is really heavy. I can't figure out what must have assisted opening it. (springs, torsion rods, etc.) Please let me know if you figure this out. Thanks, Gary
  12. Charlotte car show in April

    Unbelievable!! Must go!
  13. Charlotte car show in April

    Have any of you attended the Charlotte car shows in April. The show appears to be huge. How does it compare to the fall Hershey event? Thanks in advance for all opinions!
  14. Looking to buy a headlight bucket and a bezel for my 1940 Dodge. Need not be perfect, even fair is OK.
  15. The logic of not including a price in a "car for sale" ad escapes me. I see this all the time in Hemmings. Lets face it, isn't the bottom line the price? Perhaps its done in an effort to keep out tire kickers but I find it plain annoying. Calling up the seller gives you a feeling of obligation, best avoided. I found that, in my flea market selling days, it always paid to put a price on everything because people were generally reluctant to ask . Pricing items resulted in much greater profits. Human nature, I guess.