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  2. Are you seeking an all-steel two-door? If so, your clue to an 'original survivor' would be a brown one, at least for the early ones. That was the only color they came in. Craig
  3. I came across this YouTube video of early helicopter development efforts. At 11:24 it shows the helicopter bounce and throw the test pilot upward into the blade and get thrown a short distance. He only suffered a broken arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k562IriqnlA
  4. I'll bet a SPAX pan head would be a good fastener for a more permanent affix. With a fender washer and nylon spacer under the head. Drill a pilot hole in the backside of the rubber - the same diameter as the screw minor diameter. This permits the screw without bulging the strip. A dab of petrolatum to ease the cut. Makes me want a boat tail again! Who wants to trade?
  5. KInd of aligns with the information that Leatherique claims about their 'Rejuvenator Oil': "Known world wide for its ability to soften even cardboard hard leather. It is a complex blend of animal proteins, collagens, with absolutely no oil fillers of any kind." Many years ago either the originator of this product (Clausen) or the current maker had an ad that featured Dick Teague claiming that he'd softened the original leather in some 1905 car such that the car didn't have to be reupholstered! I also know my late dear friend Tom Shriver in Nashville swore by this product line.
  6. Thanks to all of you for replying. I've been told half the fun of restoring a classic is the hunt. I'm already starting to enjoy this. I appreciate the links and phone numbers.
  7. I have a radiator from a 1918 Model 85-4. It leaks but may be repairable. It's yours for the cost of shipping if you can use it.
  8. The year, 1951, you’ve been to the club, had too much moonshine, ran out of gas, got a ride home and forgot where you parked the new Roadmaster
  9. Correct. From Wikipedia: "Connolly Leather Limited was a British company that supplied highly finished leather primarily to car manufacturers. Founded in 1878, it went out of business in that form in 2002. A successor firm, Connolly Brothers, UK, has resumed producing traditional Connolly leather products and lines."
  10. I agree, Gunsmoke, that these historical anecdotes are interesting. I read quite a lot from old books and magazines, and have reprinted some historical articles for our AACA region's newsletter. I also know a centenarian or two. I think it's a myth, though, for today's populace to think small towns are "sleepy" or that life was slow then. Transportation was slow and sometimes arduous, but people had just as many cares as today, and sometimes had to work longer and harder than those of us in today's convenience-laden society. It wasn't a care-free life with every evening rocking on the porch, unless a person was 4 years old at the time. The farmers harvesting with long hours of hard work, even at night; workmen with a 6-day work week; pioneers happy to travel 10 miles in a long day; wouldn't tell us that their life was easy or slow!
  11. your on the wrong thread . with said they are made in UK , can get through company here ever high price.kings32
  12. Just checked their website shows they don’t sell for Buick .. ford and other makes yes but not Buick
  13. Graham was always there with some hard to find Technical information when I asked a question. He was was close friends with Chris Wantuck who went by Friartuck on this site. When Chris died last year Graham was upset. Carl I am sorry to hear this bad news.
  14. Perhaps the photograph number in the bottom left corner gives an indication of the date: Year 47, negative #563. Is "Leo" the photographer well known around your town? Maybe he had a photography studio and has his name on numerous scenes and portraits.
  15. Dennis Flusch

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    My 1970 Olds "Blue Machine"
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  17. I heard at Auction the 1931 Packard 840 had antifreeze in the oil not a bad ploy- if you want to buy a car on the cheap at auction- bring your own water! LOL
  18. I think Wayne Carini in Connecticut has a Davis, believe his has a 60hp Ford V-8 and he didnt sell it already? hard to believe!
  19. In contrast those plastic kayaks were, cold and simply lifeless. but probably keeping the business alive through profit- vs handmade canoes.........lol!
  20. Theres a buick buy/sell section here on the forum...good starting place.
  21. saddle soap- that simple and inexpensive. Moisturizes and softens dried out leather. I better make friends with a bear hunter! Liawatha might be able to help you out with that.................
  22. Here's another vote for Waldron's. Beautifully made, fit perfectly on my Skylark.
  23. It looks to me like it would be a simple matter to replace the stock master cylinder with a conventional one and use a remote power booster. Some cars from the early fifties had a power brake booster under the floor in the same location as your master cylinder. There was a dent in the floor under the seat to accommodate the booster. Chrysler products for instance. Today's boosters are smaller in diameter and don't take up so much room. This would be even simpler. You would need a hatch in the floor to check and fill the brake fluid, or a remote reservoir. Here is a modern conversion for a Chevrolet that shows what I mean.
  24. Interesting video I ran across on a 1933 Studebaker President Model 82 in Moscow. Not sure what he's saying, but the video is still interesting to watch. Best I can determine the car is owned and used by a place called "La Colline" which is a French Cuisine restaurant in Moscow. Trip Advisor has it listed as the best restaurant in Moscow, and possibly all of Russia. Not sure if the cars history is new with this place or it's always been attached to the restaurant since new. Unfortunately I couldn't understand what he was saying in the video to know the story. https://youtu.be/IJh9HN1G_N0
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