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  2. If I'm understanding well, you are still welding with oxygen/acetylene? I learned the process more than 50 years ag; I'm not sure if I still could!
  3. Did anyone get you the help you needed yet?
  4. The clicking sound reminds me of a rebuilt magneto I used on a late teens Townsend tractor. I never did find out what caused the clicking. I've listened to the video 6 times and the clicking seems to be in the area of the magneto.
  5. By the way, for anyone one that has experienced it, a chrome spoke wire wheel is dazzling when the sunlight hits them just right or at night, especially when you get under street lamps = they have a "camera flash bulb" effect. You also get the same effect all be it more dazzling with a 33 and 34-37 Cadillac V-16 "Flipper Bar" hubcaps,50's flipper bars in full caps, or even such as a 1955 Buick Roadmaster hubcap. And sidenote: this is a really great photo too !
  6. Maybe use the chrome paint thats out there now.
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  8. The action house is close to me. I’d be glad to go and take a look if the car itself is close by. I’ll give them a call and get the details.
  9. Like that, the 250 with supercharger engaged. That was for the touring road cars. I don't remember exactly, but I believe the race prepared competition cars had something like 275-300, partially depending on the supercharger used. These obviously were fast cars for their time. Brutal and obviously ready for "business", they were also often exquisitely beautiful. Not as "refined" as the swing axle rocker box straight eights that followed. But I have been told by guys who have driven both and pushed them hard, that the older race bread cars handle better when close to the limit. Makes sense to me, as I am not wild about swing axles in general. I sure wish I could give first hand testimony ! - Carl
  10. Keep your priorities foremost in mind. You have things to do.Take your time, you are still relatively young. Don't buy YOUR Auburn sight unseen. You, and I and most of us here, know that when you are hunting a "keeper", it really has to be a true love affair. If you don't have time to look at a real prospect, wait until you are in a position to do so. It only took me 3 1/2 years to find my '24 Cadillac. Out of Hemmings on the opposite side of the country. 20 to find the '27, less than 200 miles from home on Craigslist. The '49 Fastback by the side of the road with a For Sale sign on it. The '57 Eldorado convertible out of the corner of my eye in the back of a used truck lot. And many more which I fell totally in love with as soon as I could caress them. What satisfaction ! What a thrill ! For every one of the many cars I have bought, there have been a number of pigs I have passed on. Buying a potential long sought after car without first falling in love with it, may indeed be the proverbial "pig in a poke". - CC
  11. I hate when the “have to do” house stuff gets in the way. Pretty soon the wife and I will be trimming back all our shrubbery and cleaning up all the beds to get the yard ready for winter. This year is my second using my Kubota and the enlarged bucket I made out of plywood. I’m getting too old for a ton of multiple trips to the back edge of my property with a wheel barrow. Also bought myself a good gas husky hedge trimmer. I go right through the bushes like they’re butter now.
  12. Joe, I assume a double rifle or is it a Fowler? Now that is something I want to see pictures of and know more about. What’s pretty cool is a lot of the old car guys I talked with at Hershey this year are also old firearm collectors. From one “disease” to another! We have a sickness.😀
  13. Hi All, Apologies in advance for starting another first-gen dash cover thread. After reading all of the previous posts, I was ready to purchase one of the Dashtop dash covers for my 64. But then I came across this QRP brand "dash shell". Anyone used it? Links to both items below on the CARid site. https://www.carid.com/1964-buick-riviera-interior-parts/dashtop-dash-cover-902030131.html https://www.carid.com/qrp/dash-shell-mpn-br04141.html?singleid=100948940&url=89840761
  14. There are issues with "too much " zddp" in the oil. What's too much? Probably the 3000ppm in some of the Joe Gibbs racing oils, as an example. Too much zddp can compromise the other parts of the additive package related to detergency, from what I've read. Everything must be in balance for the best results. How do the "racing oils" get by with the 3000ppm level? They're only in the engine for about 500 miles, then they are changed. No real detergency issues with that low mileage on the oil, I suspect. About 5 years ago, most of the diesel-rated oils (i.e., Shell Rotella T 15W-40 "dino") had right at 1500ppm zddp. Later versions of that oil are now closer to 1200ppm zddp, in synthetic or "dino". The Amsoil "Z-Rod" oil is about 1500ppm zddp, as I recall. Other than the PQIA, also check www.bobistheoilguy.com Virgin Oil Forum postings of oil analysis done by individuals. Most of the tests are privately-funded by the posters and are performed by Blackstone. On ANY oil analysis results, always check the date the analysis was done. VERY important as it can change year-to-year, by observation. Below are a few of the Virgin Oil Analysis postings from the www.bobistheoilguy.com website. There are about 50+ pages of such, not all with postings, though. You can also find a chart of Mobil 1 motor oil composition on the ExxonMobil website Most all of the "consumer" oils have zddp levels of about 1000ppm, as the "car" oils are usually in the 700-800ppm zddp level range. API rating "SL" was the last oil that was supposed to have 1000ppm zddp in it. The later "SM" oils went down to about 800ppm and lower. The original "SN" oils were in the 700ppm range, but as the "SN Plus" oils are attuned to the GasDirectInjector motors currently in use, their additive packages have been tweaked a bit from the orig. "SN" oils. ONE change was to increase the zddp levels back to 800ppm, as Calcium was markedly reduced. The "S_" designations are for "Spark Ignition" engines, as the "C_" designations are for "Compression Fire" (diesel) engines. Other than the noted Rislone zddp product, almost every camshaft vendor now has some sort of zddp oil additive for sale. Financially better to find an oil with at least 1000ppm zddp to start with. AND one that is readily-available at common places. To me, that means the "diesel-spec" oils, with the basic "C_" designations on them, BUT also with a secondary gas engine rating. BUT the way some things seem to be changing, be sure to check the oil analysis websites every so often to make sure what's what. Enjoy! NTX5467
  15. Anyone in the area somewhat versed on Auburns or atleast early cars with lots of wood? I still have to make something happen with my Cord, though with some stretching and it would be uncomfortable but could come up with some money on top of what I got for my Ford in the meantime if the deal was right. I can not spare the time to go look at it myself. I have to try to get my garage done before snow flies which is going to be tight but possible. The few days to check this out, could be just the number of days I need to get it done. Living in the Northeast, sucks this time of year as it seems we are always trying to cram to get work done before the (6 months last year) winter sets in. Of course the days get shorter by a few minutes every day as well. I've finished with a flash light more than once.
  16. Yes I do. And this is no longer around for loans greater than 61 months, thank goodness. I never had a rule of 78 loan, always asked to make sure they were "simple" compound interest.
  17. I'm reluctant to speculate on value as it's been many years since I paid attention to prices. I'm sure others will chime in. Agreed I would say it was "restored" years ago. Yes, it has a wood structure that is covered with sheet metal. If I was serious about buying it I would have the car inspected by someone or make arrangements to check it out myself. In my opinion to much money to buy sight unseen. Good luck.
  18. Hey guys, I've got the car my 1922 Cadillac starting readily and idles nicely, however there is an occasional clicking sound. The whole motor has been apart, so I'm not sure if it's just something finding its new home or something more major I should be worrying about. Oil pressure is inline with what the book say it should be so I don't think it's that, could be a tappet but I would have expected something a bit more regular if that was the case. I can't hear any sort of pattern and struggling to think what could be making the noise https://1drv.ms/v/s!AhZpPcMu-n3MipMqYLp8f87qd5J10A
  19. I Guess by original they mean not modified. Definitely restored at some point with those finishes. Still could be fun and interesting. Any thoughts on actual value? Runs is a bit subjective can it be driven today or is runs just good enough to get it on and off the trailer? I wonder how the wood is? I think these are loaded with wood if I'm not mistaken. With some of the plating being skipped during the restoration, I wonder what else didn't get gone through? Runs and drives well, would be a bit better.
  20. Pictured is a 1952 to 1954 sunvisor for a Ford. Needs some work as you can see. $125 plus shipping PM me if interested Thanks
  21. Message Seller Charmaine Sue Go to parrottauctions.com. go to current auctions Hide or report this PARROTTAUCTIONS.COM Parrott Real Estate & Auction - Parrott Real Estate & Auction Company Parrott Real Estate & Auction - Parrott Real Estate & Auction Company Charmaine Sue This car is all original and runs. Beautiful car
  22. I first saw the post on the ACD Club Facebook page. Charmaine Sue 4 hrs forsale Contact Seller 31 Auburn forsale on parrott auction high bid Message Seller Carl
  23. Just took the 1950 Chrysler on a 35 mile run after getting it. No guts no glory right? Will give the update tomorrow. I will say i am especially happy after figuring out why I have no first gear
  24. Walt G

    Cunningham

    If you paint the wood wheels a medium to dark color and then pin stripe them when you repaint the car proper subtle colors ( that would be appropriate for a formal car) it would change the whole appearance of the car. It would make it look more period/historically correct. There was a time when everyone restoring a car with wood wheels would strip them to the natural grain of the wood and add white wall tires. This made the cars look like they were riding on roulette wheels found in a gambling casino. Most wood wheels were painted not left the natural wood color so you could see the grain and then varnished to a glossy sheen - all of this makes them stand out and focus your eye on them, which you then do not see the fender or body line because your attention is to the sphere shape of the wheel - a bulls eye.
  25. Yup, this is a shell for the guys at "Welderup" in Vegas. Mike in Colorado
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