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  2. Or more to the point, if this is another pack rat type owner who can't even afford storage, let alone upkeep/resto, why not sell them to someone who can? I feel bad for the loss of the cars, but I don't have any sympathy for unrealistic hoarders.
  3. I really enjoy seeing these kind of historical display posters and photos and am going to continue my search to try and make my research finding as accurate as possible - no guessing. Love those "FLASH" poster and hope to find as many as I can, along with photos, for my project. Thanks David.
  4. YEP DON'T NEED LOUD MUSIC AT THE SHOWS AND MEETS! THE WORST EVER FOR ME WAS A SHOW AT A TECH SCHOOL, PEOPLES CHOICE JUDGING. Our AMC Club decided to make it a Club advent for a get together and had about 20 AMC Cars come. There were no Class, Year or Model requirements. The Schools Parking lot filled up with Low Riders, Tuners, Drift and Modern Vehicles with LOUD....REALLY LOUD SYSTEMS IN THEIR TRUNKS DOOR PANELS AND ANY WHERE THEY COULD INSTALL AMPS AND SPEAKERS. Our Club arrived early and we parked together. Then arriving late were New Trucks and Cars that parked directly behind us, back to back. They proceeded to fire up their systems to see who had the loudest. I packed up and left...no fled, to get out of there fearing for my hearing. I must be getting old.
  5. Where`s the heavy rubber pad or silly putty backing for the center? Looks to me like someone has been into this cover jacking around as evidenced by the missing/broken screws. Ed, take the cover apart and lets see if the center properly indexes into the spinner. I suspect someone was in there playing games, Tom Mooney
  6. Hey Doug, Great time yesterday! The eight plus hours in a car for the International Buick parts transfer was flawlessly a blast! It was a fun time traveling with you and just having Buick fun! Thanks for all your help and the fine conversation on our trip. It sure made the trip go a lot faster. Glad the BP was lenient with you (haha) and you made it back safe and sound. We will definitely have to get together again for another International Buick rad trip. Maybe next time, we will go to that place south of Detroit, Windsor! Thanks again my friend. It was a pleasure to have you as a traveling partner, rain and shine! Jim
  7. That is actually in very nice shape for its age and I would be surprised if a professional car collector doesn't snap it up. The full windows also make it more attractive for someone looking to convert it into a party or gag vehicle. Hearses seem to be either ridiculously under or overpriced, I have always had a guilty desire to own one but have never had the storage space for such giant vehicles. The older ones are also crazy heavy to the point that special running gear, wheels and tires are needed to safely drive them.
  8. Thank you, to all of you for your helpful information ! Hans
  9. The "Parking Brake" light problem sounds like the pedal assembly is sticking. The grease used becomes sticky after 30 years and prevents good operation. I suggest spraying a bit of WD40 (or similar) on the pivot points and work the pedal a number of times. It should free up and work correctly after that. The light is activated by nothing more than a copper tine making contact with the parking brake pedal pawl gear. The brake light switch down by the pedal activates the rear lights on the car. If you swapped over to vacuum assisted brakes it's possible that the brake light switch bracket is different from the TC Teves pedal. You might be able to get away with tweaking the bracket so the switch works if it is different. The switch itself screws in and out of the bracket IIRC. HTH...
  10. On the Navy technique, that's used to check preheat for welding where approximately room temp (60F) minimum preheat is required. The source of the moisture is really the water vapor as result of burning a hydrocarbon fuel (acetylene, propane etc.). The basic combustion products are H20 and CO2 always. Once the metal heats up the water vapor no longer condenses, and yes there is a lot of water that will condense. Try your propane torch on a cold piece of material and you'll see.
  11. Matt, I am glad you are still on the forum and still messing with cars after the fiasco with the Lincoln.
  12. figuring all the work is in prep as it always is. stripping and filling in puts and doing copper coats.that is where it all is. I am ok since it will result in a superior finished product.i got him down to $300 out the door...think i am going to stop at the polished nickel so that i can get Bill (Uvira)to aluminize them, seems to be a superior quality and longer lasting product and no tarnish/polishing required
  13. Might be best to take it to an upholstery shop that does convertibles. Window sealant might be the solution, but I don't know how well that stuff will cure to the vinyl/cloth of the top.
  14. Also improvement on rough roads like railroad tracks.
  15. So if the vehicle owner is way, way behind on the rental space, why not just put liens on the cars and not just throw them outside? Putting liens on the cars and then going to court to have them forfeited to cover back rent would have been the smarter way to go. File liens on them, seize them through court and then sell them.
  16. Apart from that aftermarket turbo kit , 53 and 71 series Detroit's are pretty simple engines. But not 2cv simple . 2 strokes with intake ports in the cyl. liner. 4 conventional exhaust valves / cyl. Heavy for a pick up but good output for a compact diesel. A bit thirsty and noisy. Greg in Canada
  17. Hello David, I believe what we could be seeing behind the lady on the left is two of the 11"x17" dealer mini posters one above the other much like the attached image. The side border does not quite much but I am sure that there is still allot of material out there that we have not found yet. That is why we need to share everything we have with Bob and not hoard it just to ourselves. I know that Bob is not making a dime out of this, he is just doing it to bring back to life a very important part of Dodge Brothers history!
  18. ok the plater wants $175 each to strip, clean up, copper, nickel, silver, polish.... about 3 weeks so $350 for finished complete Silvered Reflectors or Nickel Plated i asked about only doing up to nickel, he said, same price either way ?!? silver must be cheap or they are overcharging up front ?!?
  19. Here in small-town Pennsylvania, with a bit of searching, it would be $540 to $600 a month. That makes the car hobby much easier, and might be one of the reasons that the hobby thrives here. It pays not to live in big cities---
  20. I am wanting to purchase a 1934 Dodge Coupe. Rumble seat or trunk model. Restored or unrestored. Thank you.
  21. The top is not sealed to the window there, the water should drain out.
  22. Bump. Thought I had found the plastic 'retainer' at RockAuto but they sent me something else. Anyone know where I can find this plastic retainer or gasket in the photo in my last post? I've also seen it referred to as a "Firewall seal."
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  24. Thanks, Mike! I actually finished the knob but I don't like it. The crown is too high and the diameter too small. In some other context, I might still use it but this has come out so good that I can't bear to do that so today I'm making it again.
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