wndsofchng06

1954 century sedan. GA to NC

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On ‎4‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 9:54 PM, wndsofchng06 said:

This is my friend's you tube account. The other videos in no way reflect my treatment of vehicles

Set up your own You tube account. Not that hard. And keep them coming!

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I have one, just didnt have my phone with me the other night

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I've used Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze on my GP (original lacquer paint) with good results.  Paint was originally 'flat white' and now has a nice sheen.  Needs a couple of more applications, but 100% improvement and non-abrasive.  This product works more like the kerosene procedure suggested by RivRider.

 

http://www.autogeek.net/meg7showcarg.html

 

The results can be dramatic, as shown in this article...

 

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/ask-mike-phillips-your-detailing-questions/25304-secret-removing-oxidation-restoring-show-car-finish-antique-single-stage-paints.html

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This came in the mail today. Seems like a lot of reworks for 54.

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That continued through 56, at least.  Actually I give the company a lot of credit for not being afraid to admit some things needed to be fixed, and offering advice on how to do it. 

 

2 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

This came in the mail today. Seems like a lot of reworks for 54.

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and tha's the abridged edition, you can see the unabridged on your next trip to BG

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Pulled the radiator tonight. 

Fingers crossed that it's repairable....20170419_190337.thumb.jpg.ab03261fa7440bebfd50f36c4e77fa0b.jpg20170419_193353.thumb.jpg.ed24666e870605542c0646a18475f421.jpg

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8 minutes ago, wndsofchng06 said:

Pulled the radiator tonight. 

Fingers crossed that it's repairable....20170419_190337.thumb.jpg.ab03261fa7440bebfd50f36c4e77fa0b.jpg20170419_193353.thumb.jpg.ed24666e870605542c0646a18475f421.jpg

What's wrong with the radiator Matt?

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I would hit "like", but I really don't like that:huh:.

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Posted (edited)

$700 seems like a bit much. Maybe de-rust it and dab some solder on it? 

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Thats what I'llhope for.  But i was told the core alone wholesales for 4 to 450 plus labor

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About 450 is what I paid for mine and I live in the most expensive state second to California. Are you going two core or three core? 

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1 minute ago, Beemon said:

About 450 is what I paid for mine and I live in the most expensive state second to California. Are you going two core or three core? 

That quote was to go back original 

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That's probably the issue. Trying to give you the "restoration" rate when a core is a core is a core.

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Yes, that's exactly the issue.  I went through this with '36 and '38 radiators.  If I recall, a modern core was about $300 which included labor.  

 

One thing I didn't like was the call from the rad shop telling me my cores were rotted and wouldn't survive rodding.  I later learned that rad cores were scrapped at nearly $2/lb at the time and the shop didn't return mine and I didn't know to ask.  Also, I've long gotten past losing this part of originality.

 

Joel

 

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Not much beats a good radiator.

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From this tablet, I can't copy and paste links but look on YouTube for a video of a guy melting candle wax on rusted lug nuts. The melted wax apparently wicks into the threads and makes for easy removal.

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Darn choke tube is missing...

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Anyone got a source for the screw and clip for the horns.... both are missing

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Matt, people may disagree with me, but a 2 minute Edelbrock electric choke will solve your problem. If it's missing at the carb, it's probably broken off the manifold and all I can say is good luck getting the broken part out.

 

You can probably find the right machine screw and flat piece at the hardware store. Just be weary, there may be a reason why the horn is disconnected.

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8 minutes ago, Beemon said:

Matt, people may disagree with me, but a 2 minute Edelbrock electric choke will solve your problem. If it's missing at the carb, it's probably broken off the manifold and all I can say is good luck getting the broken part out.

I figured it would be a real b*tch to get the manifold side fixed.  Although i have a few manifolds with the choke tube still on them.  Does this electric choke fit directly in the same place?

8 minutes ago, Beemon said:

You can probably find the right machine screw and flat piece at the hardware store. Just be weary, there may be a reason why the horn is disconnected.

Yea I thought about just dragging it to the store and finding one to fit.  I hooked them up momentarily by holding the wires on and letting a friend hit the horn button.  They work well! But the horn button takes a lot of movement to make contact.

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Just now, wndsofchng06 said:

I figured it would be a real b*tch to get the manifold side fixed.  Although i have a few manifolds with the choke tube still on them.  Does this electric choke fit directly in the same place?

The difference between AFB and WCFB choke springs is that WCFB is backwards from the AFB. I just recieved my correct WCFB in the mail, so I've been doing a tone of research. For $10, pull the spring off the choke housing and flip it over. I wish I had done mine when it was out of the car, but the way it broke it looked like it was supposed to be that way, and I've regretted it since. You might be able to get at the manifold with a dremel tool if it's attached to the car. I haven't had any luck with mine and am in no rush to pull the manifolds off. An electric choke has always worked fine for me.

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So while I await news on the radiator,  ive decided to work on frozen heat controls. Under the dash is very clean. 20170421_182934.thumb.jpg.ff560c992160d8e8a8be561538cc5c1a.jpg

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On 4/19/2017 at 8:42 PM, wndsofchng06 said:

That quote was to go back original 

Hi Matt

    I hope I was clear 55 Cent running car, radiator does not leak, 100.00 plus shipping for radiator. Yer call.

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