Ovalrace25

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  1. Rear seal is leaking. Not the oil pan, It is the main seal. QUESTION - Is this a ROPE SEAL? does it have a PIN in the block that hold it? Can I roll in a replacement? Is there a neoprene type seal available? YES, I want to do this in-car-- pull pan, roll in a new seal and back together... COMMENTS? HELP???
  2. Importing a car?

    IF the cars is an American Manufacture, it will pass Customs Inspection quickly. If NOT, then you need to ask the Customs Office that will be clearing the car, just what is required. I have worked with Customs Offices in Texas, California and the east coast and NONE of them play by the same rules! So you MUST talk to the local office!
  3. Flat Towing vs. Dolly Towing

    Hang a tow bar on it and hit the road. Just DO NOT EVER try to back up. OH-- and remember, now the tow car brakes have to stop a lot more weight.
  4. Sorting all this out. Thinking what can I do with three burned up Harley Topper Scooters? I will try to save the 48 Indian. Will see who has pieces I need to save it. Anyone see any use for the Toppers?
  5. Garage & Car Barn Thread

    OK-- Here is the problem I encountered. Wood frame construction in a rural area. Actually was surrounded with paved roadway. And we kept all brush clear. Because of this calamity a restored 1948 Indian, a Cushman 3-wheel ice cream scooter, thee Harley Toppers and many parts of projects were destroyed. The buildings nearby that survived were Brick and stone with metal and tile roofs. HOWEVER some of those also burned because the window coverings INSIDE were combustible. So- what suggestions do you have for the remains of the 48 Indian?
  6. OK, No Still Shots for me-- A video to show it really does run!
  7. OK---- Another one: This 1960 Rambler Town and Country station wagon was a "one owner" that had been in the garage of the little old lady that passed away. Seems that someone that ended up with the house pushed the car outside where it sat neglected for years. Last registered in 1971. I saw it when I was in the neighborhood and was able to bring it home. There are ZERO dents in this thing and the interior is well-----quite saveable.... Engine was stuck, so I rebuilt it. But the original condition is going to be difficult to change.. I want the next owner to see how straight this car is.
  8. What next? Got 5 cars in this deal- That 57 Buick cleaned up fantastic! Plan was to keep two cars out of this deal. Got carried away and kept only one... oops But the Plymouth is in the hands of a guy that got it for his wife to drive around town. She LIKES the car.
  9. And this one: My Trabant P-50. Really ratty, but it won at the Concours d'Lemons a few years ago.
  10. OK-- You have me going here. This is the 1922 American LaFrance I talked the City Fire Department out of. They even delivered it! YES, I got it running.
  11. And then there is this 1941 Cadillac. Found in an old garage with the transmission not working. No brakes, tires shot. and one rear spring broken. I had a bunch of spare parts ready to go. A few days later and some old blankets over the seats and I was cruising.
  12. OK-- Here is another one of my cars. Was up on jack stands when I went to look. Had battery problems, dried out tires and the interior is really SHOT. But after electrical sorting out, tires (a used set from another car) and brakes, it runs like a --- well -- Like a Cadillac
  13. I have read all the old posts about the Bliss and other replicas. I and many others still have unanswered questions. First, Is there ANY online sources for info about the builders, how many were produced, WHEN they were produced and who still has them. AND of course how many are operable? This one is a "full scale" replica, powered by a one cylinder 4-stroke. It has a builders plate and serial number. YES, it has the very light duty bicycle wheels, but otherwise fairly substantial vehicle. I have another one that is described as a "1902 Cadillac" built in Florida. That one uses motorcycle wheels. MUCH more "road worthy" --- Tongue-in-Cheek of course...
  14. And this one last week.. I hope to get more info about it. Not much solid info yet--- Any help out there? Builder's plate says Oregon Oldsmobile Company.
  15. OK, No Still Shots for me-- A video to show it really does run!