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  2. You could investigate Rolls-Royce SSI/SS2 and Bentley T-Type rear suspension. They use a torque arm arrangement that is flexibly mounted to a crossmember between the transmission and rear end. It should give the basic concept of how to fabricate what you want. The RR arms are pictured. Many are being parted out, but a lot have damage from tow hooks and rust. I wouldn't do it myself, but I have put about 20,000 hobby miles on my Dynaflow over the past 15 years and see no reason to change it. In drive mine has infinite ratios. I have a 6 speed ZF electronic automatic, V12 BMW. The drive train feel is nearly identical on both cars.
  3. I put my notes in a slightly different place than a book in the car: I migrated it all to a database back in the 1990s. And then when I set up my "vanity website" I put it up there. So it is free for anyone to look up what I know, or think I know, about cross referencing early Plymouth parts (which given Chrysler's "badge engineering" often helps for other Chrysler products as long as you know the original Chrysler part number). The database is at You can search by name, part number or part type code. Or you can browse through the various pages of the virtual parts book. No, I don't stock or sell any parts, this is for information only. And I am always on the look out for new cross references and newer cross references for the ones I have.
  4. Hugh, Have you thought of a 1925 Buick trailer ? Spares on hand wherever you are. See this on Bit of fun ! Regards norm
  5. Looks like an early Dodge Brothers gas cap to me. About a 1918 I believe.
  6. The best Charcoal wheel paint I've heard about is Eastwood's Charcoal rally wheel paint.
  7. Doubt it but you'd need to contact the ROA office to make sure.
  8. Just Google "Ethanol proof fuel hose" and you can see what's available and read some reviews. Good information out there.
  9. A real 12 cabriolet is an expensive car. More than 100 unless it is in pieces.
  10. Lots of ads in Hemmings and Smoke Signals mag. Smokes is all Pontiac.
  11. ttt...........................................................
  12. National First Prize winner
  13. About 8 years ago, I took my brother with me to look at a 1988 Covette Roadster. Maroon with a new tan top and new tires, 58,000 miles, a one owner golf course garage kept and pampered car. $8,000. Drove like a truck to me, so my brother bought it. He spent a fortune on the electronics in the dash an sold it for $6500 a year later. We were both disappointed in comparing it to our former 57 & 58 Corvettes. Was higher tech but a lot lower fun value.
  14. I had an upholstery shop recover one for me in the correct vinyl. I cut away the curled parts of the old hard plastic/vinyl and filled in with minimally expanding foam (aerosol insulating stuff from Home Depot) carved and sanded everything smooth and the upholstery shop recovered it. Watching what they did, I wouldn't be afraid to get some 3M upholstery adhesive and do it myself. Some gentle heat and pull and stretch it into place. My next thought for my 64 is to put a double French seam right along the leading edge of the cover with a slightly different shade of thread. The downloaded picture has too much contrast but you'll get the idea.
  15. Finally got the car going again. It was probably flooded. I don't know why it was so unhappy this morning, but this is the second time this has happened and both times it has happened the morning after a long, fast drive. I don't know what the mechanism is that causes it. After a certain point, the chokes were working against me (remember, I have two of them) but I was out of battery power to make it crank any longer. I quickly grew weary of well-intentioned advice and a gathering crowd all telling me things I already knew or explaining that I didn't know what I was doing, but fortunately everyone left at about the same time and I was finally alone. Melanie went and rented a Tahoe then bought another battery and some jumper cables (because nobody stocks the long battery the Buick needs, we had to use the spare as a jump). Unfortunately, the crappy parts store jumper cables were not up to the task of conveying six volts, so they melted instead of turning the starter. I drove to two other auto parts stores until I found some heavy-duty ones. I gave the melted ones back to the guy at Autozone who told me I connected them wrong and that's why they melted. I didn't argue because I was homicidal at that point and someone surely would have gotten hurt. Note that you can punch through the metal side of an Autozone trash can if you're angry enough. The edges are razor sharp, so expect to bleed on the way out. Of course, in their infinite wisdom, the Buick engineers made the hood open from the side so I could not simultaneously connect the batteries and operate the chokes on the carbs. We removed the hood instead. With Melanie cranking with her foot on the floor and me holding the chokes open, it finally fired. Ran like crap for a minute or two, then smoothed out and acted like nothing happened. Oil pressure was WAY down, like 5 PSI at idle and less than 20 PSI at speed so I figure a LOT of gas got washed down there and thinned it out. We made it to lunch and back again, but then I went back to the auto parts store and bought $100 worth of oil, a drain pan, and a crescent wrench (what, carry tools? In this car? Why would this car need tools?) and changed the oil in the parking lot. The Rotella was OK I guess but I went with 20W50 Castrol this time. It drove fine after that, even on the highway and even with hot starts. Any time we were driving, the ammeter was pegged and probably will be most of the way home tomorrow as it recharges the dead battery. At least it is back to starting and running correctly now and oil pressure is back to normal (45 PSI at speed and 20 PSI at hot idle). This pushes me ever closer to giving up on old cars. I can't handle this kind of heartbreak over and over. I can't invest this much time, money, and effort only to get kicked in the nuts every time. My father was probably right, as he usually is. Don't go far from home, don't spend more than you can afford to throw away, and get out when they start to make you miserable. I'm pretty miserable. Being bi-polar means I'm miserable a lot, but these cars are like anchors that pull me so deep that I sometimes feel like I won't be able to get back up. I'm starting to think that ALL old cars are crap. I can't have spent the last 10 years finding the only 1500 shitty ones. This is too hard on me and when I'm upset about a car, I'm a terrible husband and father. I love my family more than I love old cars, so I think they may have to go. I can't do this much longer.
  16. agreed- these are starting to get very pricey.......................
  17. Telriv, So would that be a fuel injector rubber fuel line? Art
  18. There’s a picture of the dash knob I’m looking for,
  19. just paint the fenders and aprons black and the car will look better and better.
  20. You don't have anything else to do. Get off your LZ butt and make a contribution to something. 😎😁
  21. IMHO, the best thing to do with either mirror on the passenger's door is to match its location to the driver's side mirror and put a full sized convex mirror on it. You can use them for backing but the big advantage is that wide angle that eliminates the blind spot where the right side sail panel is.
  22. "INTERNAL FIRE'' by Lyle Cummins is the best engine history book. Worth a read. It should be in your library.
  23. If you have an air compressor with large enough capacity to run air tools, get a small air saw. The blade length and stroke length will keep yo out of big trouble. This one is $20 @ Harbor Freight.
  24. The weep hole is at the right of the two jet type screws visible at the bottom. Watching from underneath, it looks to come from there and wick down off those bolts. The weep hole is just a hole behind the choke and doesn’t look to go internally.
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