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  1. 61polara

    1949 Chrysler windsor

    Why did you take the head off for a slow cranking problem? Did you do a compression test to determine there was a problem? Slow fire up on an older carbureted car is usually just the fuel has evaporated from the carb bowl and it takes a little cranking to get fuel back up to the carb. When you get the head back on, let us know what is going on. More complicated now because we also have to diagnose the original problem plus what may have gone wrong in installing a new head gasket. Lots of great guys on here willing to help, but don't jump ahead of us. Stay with us.
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    Dealership Information Wanted

    Bill, I may have some sales material from there. Be more specific on the years and cars you are looking for before I search my archives.
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    Pollution Controls

    Come join us as a judge.
  4. These two links should help you. http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Chrysler_and_Imperial/1941_Chrysler/1941 Chrysler Prestige Brochure/index1.html http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Chrysler_and_Imperial/1941_Chrysler/1941_Chrysler_Fluid_Drive_Folder/dirindex.html Also, the car is either a Royal or a Windsor not a Royal Windsor. Both are the same car but the Windsor has a higher interior trim level than the Royal. The semi-automatic transmission was optional in both the Windsor and Royal.
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    Pollution Controls

    I am aware of that happening, but it is very, very rare. The owner grossly misrepresented the vehicle to the judges, but was telling the true facts to others who came by to admire the car. As far as your PCV question, your only concern should be if a judge missed it at one show, it may be found and deducted at a future show.
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    Datsun 240Z

    Pfeil, This is the forum of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). Questions concerning judging standards are answered based on AACA Judges Guidelines which can be found on the Home Page under Publications. These are not my personal standards, but those backed by the 60,000 members of AACA and applied to all vehicles entered in AACA National Meets. If you are not a member of AACA, I hope you will join us.
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    Datsun 240Z

    Yes, we mean factory documentation as noted by several different post above. A restoration is to factory production specs. If Datsun/Nissan approved modifications to the original build, it's documented somewhere. Restoring a car to original specifications requires a high level of research if that is you goal. Without the documentation it should be restored based on the original build documentation not a subsequent restoration. If Datsun/Nissan simply told restoration shops to restore the cars with no specifications as to permitted modifications, then it was an incorrect restoration. I'm not singling out these cars. It's the same as any car where it is restored to the specifications of a prior restoration not to factory built original. So again, factory documentation is critical in this case.
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    Datsun 240Z

    This is great information, but you need factory documentation of this as indicated above. I would think documentation from Nissan North America would be acceptable as well. A copy of the warranty issued by Nissan North America (not an individual dealer) would be a start. Please post any documentation that you have on this for future judging issues on these cars.
  9. Were the black centers on the Chrysler a midyear change for the Windsors?
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    Dealership Information Wanted

    That's the current building. The original building was not quite as long and had the typical blue Chrysler square panels above with the dealership name. The lot slopes steeply in back, so the building was two story, with a lower level below grade. The service department and body shop were below and entered from a side street. I searched for photos this afternoon, but had no luck. Do you have a car that was sold from there? Post a photo of it. Most of their sales were Plymouths. I don't ever remember seeing an Imperial there and Chryslers were not big sellers in the area. Lots of Plymouths around though. Actually, I knew two salesmen who worked there. Both are no longer here.
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    Dealership Information Wanted

    The salesman I knew that worked there died several years ago. I'm still in Charlotte and will keep my eyes open for anything related to Terry's.
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    Dealership Information Wanted

    Bill, I remember Terry's very well and knew a salesman who worked there. A Rooms-To-Go store is on the site now. Your time frame is about right.
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    Does it even have to run?

    I love industrial design, but when a car is restored and no longer functions as intended it becomes an industrial design, static display. My favorite part of a car show is watching the cars leave the show field under their own power, having to accelerate on to the road. I don't enjoy seeing a non-running car being winched onto a trailer from it's display location. Thus, it should be displayed in a proper museum setting and not at a car show. BTW, really like your driving sales videos, because the cars are in motion.
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    Damage to my 48 Lincoln

    Ask who their garage insurance is with. Tell them it will be in primer for less than 24 hours before they repaint the whole car. Get their insurance adjuster out there. Have you called your insurance company? They may help with the pressure on the garage. Call an attorney. Their fees may be much less than a repaint.
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    Does it even have to run?

    If it doesn't run, it's an appliance. It's great for an industrial design display.
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    Damage to my 48 Lincoln

    Specify that the paint will match or they will repaint the entire car. If you don't ask, you don't get. Have them buff out the paint before the match. I've followed your posts on here for many years. Hope all works out well for you.
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    Fisher Body

    Dodge built their own engines. Prior to bringing out the Dodge Brothers car, they were an engine supplier to Ford for the Model T.
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    1950 Imperial not starting

    Your Chrysler has only one fuse, that is for the radio. Chrysler used only circuit breakers during those years.
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    Lost half my electrical.

    Determine where each of your aftermarket items pull their power from, It could be a bad connection at that point. Check the turn signal fuse again.
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    1950 Imperial not starting

    The green blinking light on the dash is your turn signal indicator. The parking brake warning light is the light under the dash right above the parking brake.
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    '57 Buick totaled in Hamilton, Ohio

    Looking at the other pictures, it appears the car received a side hit as well. That damage was not caused by the collision with the statue.
  22. A paper bag of early 1950's condoms in a 1947 Roadmaster trunk.
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    Woodgraining kits - any feedback?

    I've also experimented using basecoat paint that had not been reduced and had good results.
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    1967 Buick tires

    At least you have options. I have a 1970 car that came with F78-14 bias plys. Radials were not an option. The tire is available, but only with a 3" white wall. The size would be correct but the white wall size would still be a deduction.
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    1941 olds hydromatic transmission

    If it's on the internet, it has to be true. Since Type A was around before Dexron, I doubt that it was a 50/50 mix of Type F and Dexron.