Marty Roth

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About Marty Roth

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    National Director, VP Development & Support - Central Div

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    New Orleans, Louisiana
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  1. 1954 Hudson Jet

    GOOD REMINDER ! Thanks Brian, the early Hydramatic used "R" reverse position as a "PARK" when the key is turned off. My 1954 Cadillac is the same as the Jet in this regard.
  2. Single car club decision

    Jeff, Most folks would agree that, while other clubs, Marque clubs, etc. certainly provide unique services, No other club anywhere provides the breadth and depth of services that we find in AACA- in fact, several other clubs have moved their literature collections to be maintained by the AACA Library. Hopefully you'll stay with us as we strive to serve the entire hobby.
  3. Carolina Roadmasters: Valve in Hilton Head

    Another "FIX" is to add 10-15% Diesel fuel to your gas tank. The car will smoke a bit, but this lowers the octane and helps make up for the "Corn-Gas" problems. Some will scoff and say it is nonsense, but my '41 Cadillac - even more prone to vapor lock than my '37 Roadmaster - ran the 2015 Glidden in Oklahoma City in heat as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit, and I didn't even need to switch on the electric fuel pump the entire week.
  4. Carolina Roadmasters: Valve in Hilton Head

    I got best results by switching from Airtex to a CARTER 6-VOLT ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP - This is a vane-type, not a pulse-type AMAZON listing; Carter Carter P4259 In-Line Electric Fuel Pump 4.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews Price: $59.15 & FREE Shipping. Details Your cost could be $54.15. Eligible customers get a $5 bonus when reloading $100. | Try Fast, Free Shipping Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). Want it Sunday, Nov. 19? Order within 7 hrs 41 mins and choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout. Details Ships from and sold by Carter Fuel Systems universal fit Rotary vane pumps are internally regulated, offer a free flow design with no points to burn out or shaft seals to leak 6 volt 1/4 inch NPT inlet and outlet 6 psi output, 72 gph free flow Includes comprehensive installation kit and full instructions for a hassle free installation › See more product details
  5. 10K Posts Club

    MCHinson Matt Hinson is getting close at 9,134- thanks, Matt, Marty
  6. MrEarl's Daily Therapeutic Dose of Buick

    IF YOU WERE TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER NEW ORLEANS: 1. No later than mid-May 2. No earlier than After Hershey 3. A suburban area outside of the city 4. We have at least 4 national members (probably more) within a 50 mile radius, but no local region. Help could be available, and the National WWII Museum has enough attractions for a couple of days visit One of our BCA members, Jack Wade III was heavily involved in restoring the only operational and fully functional PT Boat, the PT-305.
  7. Deckover Trailer Ideas?

    I had my Forest River enclosed 24ft trailer built with a "RAISED FLOOR" so the interior wheel boxes are only 5 inches high over the 235/85R-16 LRE tires on 6,000 lb axles. Even my lowest cars doors, and early car running boards can easily clear this height. The trailers are 102" width, so typically 100" interior. With a 8" wheel box (Many are narrower - but my tires are large) there is still 84" clearance between the boxes so no need for 2" or 4" boards to raise cars above the wheel box PM, or ask any additional questions
  8. 40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

    I have 3 replacements on the way - one of mine same model, but supposedly not affected need to check 8 others plus son, daughter, and grandson's Tahoes, and also each of the 3 enclosed trailers
  9. Brighter headlights on our old machines

    I think my idea of forming aluminum foil inside the taillight bucket should produce more reflection and a brighter taillight than even the white paint. I would love to see a comparison.
  10. I bought Big Blue, a used 1977 Chevy Suburban Silverado 1/2 Ton C-10 from a friend in 1983. At 52,xxx miles, just prior to my purchase it had just received a new 305ci Target Master engine 2 months earlier. The prior owner had an oil change done at a San Antonio dealership which left the drain plug loose so three miles down the road and pulling a utility trailer with the family's camping gear, the original engine locked up. I have been brought up by a Dad who taught me to change oil and filter every 3,000 miles - not to put clean oil through a Less-Than-Clean filter. I have followed his advice since oil is cheaper than engines. The Target Master which was installed at 52,xxx did beautifully until, at around 280,xxx miles, a brand new Western Auto fuel pump with a defective diaphragm filled the oil pan with gasoline. Yes, it smoked a lot and I didn't know why since the dipstick showed "full and clean" so I just parked it after the 35 mile trip home and decided to look into it the next morning. Trying to start it the next morning with the oil pan full of gas and gas vapor, the explosion was heard throughout our otherwise quiet suburban neighborhood. Neighbors came running, the hood had dents from where the rocker covers had torn off of the heads, and the oil pan lay on the concrete below "Big Blue". Neighbors asked if I'd been doing business with the wrong people. The replacement engine this time was a 350 4-Bolt-Main Mr. Goodwrench, and shortly afterward I changed jobs, thereafter driving well over 100,000 miles per year overseeing a sales team throughout the East Coast and Southeast. When the Suburban took on water into the transmission during Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, the odometer had rolled over multiple times, totaling 1,433,xxx miles - yes - One Million, Four Hundred Thirty-Three Thousand. That stated, the replacement engine - properly maintained, had delivered 1,153,xxx miles - again - One Million One Hundred Fifty Three Thousand miles without any internal engine repairs - just oil changes, a few alternators, two starters, and the regular replacement of normal wear parts for the HEI distributor - (Rotor and Module). Can't ask for better than that, can you? By the way, after going under in Katrina, the Suburban went to a friend who builds StreetRods. He used the engine, as well as the 12-Bolt rear-end, and as I recall, he said it only took a "freshening" - didn't need a rebuild - amazing! PS: He also used the 435,xxx mile 454ci engine and 400 Turbo-Hydro transmission from our '78 Suburban Silverado in another StreetRod, but did "go through" that engine.

    James, Typically, 8-lug wheels on a Featherlite is spec for a pair of 6,000 lb axles; 6-lug are generally 5,000 lb or 5,2000 lb; 5-lug are generally 3,500 lb also, your tires are probably 235/85R-16 LRE, or Load Range "E" - same as mine? I switched to Michelin truck tires instead of trailer "ST" tires and haven't had any more problems after getting rid of the Chinese tires
  12. Another Nice $7500 Buick (1950)

    Actually, I would keep the visor - a neat "period" piece - spoke with a friend in Nebraska and encouraged him to look at this '50 Special. If I didn't already have my '37 Roadmaster Phaeton, as well as the '41 and '54 Caddy convertibles, I would jump on this Buick
  13. Bob Coker has been called Home

    Rest in Peace Bob- your "Landau" is in good hands down here, ... and I appreciate your calling me "Cod" Per Mr. Earl, if you were ever referred to as "Cod" by Bob, it would have been in the highest regard. Colonel Charles Codman, referred to as "Cod", was Senior Aide and right-hand man to General George Patton, and was highly respected by Patton during WWII. You have been a real asset to BCA and to AACA
  14. Brighter headlights on our old machines

    Here's an offbeat idea for increasing the brightness of your TailLights: In addition the cleaning the ground contact, Line the inside of the taillight bucket with Aluminum Foil. It will reflect more of the bulb's light where the black, rusty surface was absorbing the light. This also is a goood idea for the show car which might be driven home in the dark after a show or cruise night. This also works on your older trailer lights if you have not upgraded to LEDs
  15. Vapor lock with our modern fuel

    Years ago we installed a modern fuel filter in line to the carb on the '37 Roadmaster. It has a third port as a relief valve and I have tis connected to a line which runs back to a nipple on the fuel filler pipe at the rear of the car. With this return line in place, fuel does not sit still over the heat of the engine. We also have a phenolic additional thick gasket (from CoolCarb Technologies) under the carb of the '41 Caddy, and plan to install one on the '37 Roadmaster Look at