John_Mereness

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  1. Wise move on taking down oil pan - I scraped a lot of crud out of the bottom of the last 1925 pan I pulled down.
  2. Replica Auburns have been made to "balance" as well
  3. Try "the filling station" or all chevs of the 40's
  4. www.packardplastic.com and www.yesterdaysradio.com (which now looks owned by LeVine Restorations) I bet I have an easy $3,500 in all plastic for a 1941 Packard 180 from yesterdays radio - but it is stunning !
  5. You may enjoy a CCCA membership - we have a very well done publication(s)
  6. You must remove the metal parts from the Bakelite throttle and light parts at the steering column (no exceptions - you cannot plate together). Various people have reproduced the die cast parts for the throttle and lights over time. I have painted the levers black on several cars now- the die cast just does not plate with structural longevity and ..... (not what I wanted to do, but .....). And, metal parts are riveted to Bakelite - you can drill out or use a Moto/Dremmel tool.
  7. Standard wheelbase - I believe roughly 132" - just well proportioned and 32 is a dynamite year for styling.
  8. Super stylish car (and really impressive on the road too), though also the first year they dropped the body down over the frame - be careful of wood rot in the sills, lower door post at the sills, doors, around windshield/rear window and roof. Look at how lower door fits, door sag, top moldings pulling from body, and ,,,,,, Also, I recall calling a friend regarding a 1931 V-16 engine rebuild and he was $1000 a hole, 1000 for clutch/pilot/throw out, 2,500 for accessories, 1500/2000 for proper radiator and another 10K if I wanted it 100 point show cosmetics (basically 30K). Also, you will pay a premium for missing parts (also replacement parts availability outside engine are a but sketchy).
  9. I believe Brian Joseph has them in stock
  10. i AM THINKING THIS WAS a CAR OWNED BY DAVE BELL - OR HE HAD A TWIN (WAS NOT THIS NICE IN CONDITION PAINT WISE AND .... LAST TIME I SAW IT, BUT WAS A PRETTY SOLID CAR AND IN SAME COLORS AND .....
  11. The nice thing about an open car is that you can get it into a standard height garage door verses I think you need a 9 foot for most closed cars
  12. Dad just said that appears to to be it - looked at it in mid 1960's (very first Antique car he ever looked at) - $3,200 drive it home - he did not buy as cost was high and parts availability, but said it was in outstanding condition. He thought it was midnight blue when he saw it.
  13. Were these on all air conditioned cars, what years, and what location? And, what if anything would a 1955 have ?
  14. Saw a fellow listed an Elcar on ebay today - under Misc cars