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  1. A little known fact is that there were a very few 49's produced with engines made by either Electrolux or Hoover. If you have one the sound is normal. You can tell one of these engines by the fact that the air cleaner is a bag type. That and the garage floor never seems to need a sweeping.............Bob
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  2. Went to the local car show yesterday. They had a mobile chassis dyno there. The Fords and the Chevys made good power and a lot of noise, but the bad Buick took home the prize with 596 H.P.
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  3. I like the black. It's a nice contrast to the other parts. I considered adding a black engine cover but I never got past just doing it with photo editing software. click to enlarge image
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  4. Here are a few pics of the car coming out of its hibernation One with the former owner I would NEVER change the color.
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  5. well since 'rita has neither low miles nor is going for any points at a show we had a slight mod this weekend. The original grey engine cover is in pretty sorry condition and all the mounting points onto the hard lines are snapped off sooooooo sourced a black cover from I believe a mid/early 90s pontiac? in very nice shape but there is a slight mounting difference at the PCV tag area. Note...I could have painted the original cover I suppose but I haven't had much luck with engine plastics ...especially light colors. Plotted a new mount hole from the originals location s
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  6. One of my friends made that same comment as soon as I took the first pictures of the seat. Great minds... I have tentatively named it the "Front Row Speedster"
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  7. Measuring from the CAP.............Total length = 23 3/8". To the full line = 21 5/8"...............Bob
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  8. Great post, the results look fantastic! I like the black appearance too. Nice!
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  9. I wanted to share with you a picture of the plastic line that raises and lowers the power antenna. This fellow in WA state sent me this NEW Delco antenna. He wanted me to install the plastic coated steel cable . He has a 1987 Buick GNX. When I opened the antenna, it was truly new, but has a 1986 date code, upon disassembly I found the plastic cord on this new antenna was cracked and that small wire was the only thing holding it together.....looks like he made a good decision. Some of you old timers here remember the fellow in California that was selling used Reatta antennas. He said
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  10. undated photos of old car shops View the full article
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  11. Just remember, if ever through Georgia, stop by and see us
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  12. Yep, sounds like it has been "modified". Probably has some coach joint cracks at the front upper edge of the rear quarter windows too, Fords and Chevies are good about "making noise". NTX5467
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  13. Well, I felt like the Karate Kid with "wax on, wax off" for about 4 hours a day for 3 days, but I love the results! Had to use 400 grit wet sanding to have any impact on the rust, but going to about 1200 or maybe even 2000 to shine up everything. I've gotten several suggestions of either to seal it with a polymer or just WD40 wax it, and at this point the WD40 sounds safer? Going to buy a cheap polisher this week and have it as shiny as I can get her before doing it so if there's any last words before I move forward, shout soon? Thanks all! Pictures of how she looks now attached!
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  14. And then there are those that sing, when they can't carry a tune, they just like to be heard no matter. Dale in Indy
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  15. It appears to have already been "rodded". That looks like a big block Chevrolet in the engine compartment, and I'm sure that other appropriate driveline/drivetrain modifications have been made. I'm a fan of hotrods, but I'm also a fan of untouched or restored original vehicles. I don't mind seeing someone hotrod a derelict/wreck/rustbucket, but it pains me to see someone hotrod a "classic" vehicle that is either original or can be economically restored. That's a fine looking Desoto, with lotsa extra parts, but I think that the asking price of $30,000 is about three times what the packag
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  16. Nice car. I love it when members share photos of their cars.
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  17. A comment on the mixture screw setting: There is a MAXIMUM setting beyond which no further good is accomplished. Check the original manufacturer's literature for a range. On carburetors built prior to 1968, over 1 1/2 turns generally is futile, but there are a few exceptions. What happened in 1968??? Smog emission. So, the angle on many idle mixture screws was changed; as for smog emissions, it was desirable for finer tuning with the screws. Some carbs in the early 1970's still have adjustment at more than 3 turns. Contrary to what many believe, the idle mixture screws do not adjust the
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  18. And it is on the shelf at Walmart for $194.**
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  19. Just another $53,000 leaving the country!
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  20. So do you have one that you restored and need to have judged or are you just stirring s**t ? Flint has done this twice in the past 15 years and I didn'tt hear you complaining.] As someone who has his car ready for the Flint meet in 2008 but it was not judged, I was affected. I had no issues keeping it ready for the next meet...
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  21. All, Another Kissel owner had several "spares made a few years ago, because there was no suitable interchange commonly available. Problem solved.
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  22. Another Sunday lunch over in the next county. A 3 mile walk along the Erie Canal in the morning and a sunny 85 degree convertible ride to lunch. It's good. And the Pierce-Arrow Society Nationals in Buffalo yesterday! Bernie
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  23. Thanks. It has been preserved but neglected both at the same time. It was rolled into the garage for a very long hibernation and we all know what that does to a car. The good part is that the interior did not suffer - no signs of any rodent damage. Lucky I guess
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  24. The pros seem to know before the car even gets through the gates. It's always fun to find some factory anomaly that defies their schooling. It drives them almost into convulsions. "It can't be , well I've never, that's not how it was done. " Reminds me of when I sold my fuelie Vette. Now the NCRS guys and wanna be guys are about the pickiest I have seen. The vin stamped on the plate on my column was stamped out of whack of what was the norm. Instead of the middle of the plate, it was stamped really low down to one side. They said it had to be restamped. GM never did it that way. (fi
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  25. One of the better things to do is to find a region of the AACA or other car club in your immediate area and go to a couple of meetings or shows. There, you will meet folks of like interest and may be able to make some friends to hang out with while they work on their cars. Hanging back and watching/helping others work on their cars will help you learn lessons that may not be found in any book. Plus, you gain friends and enjoy life more.
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  26. Friday, I went to the Swiss Mark II owner to take pictures and dimensions from the bumpers. He had a used set which is much agreeable to manipulate than the ones installed on a car...Even if these bumpers are not good looking, they were ideal to make pictures (no reflexion and to drag them on the floor! Some time ago I began, when I wanted to do something easy, the A/C "thing" which is attached on the inner fender. A look from an original one can be seen on the first picture. Today, I finished that assembly. Of course, there are no tubes or lines; they will be added right before the final asse
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  27. The show was a great success We had a really good time and with the indoor venue what else can you say.. It was well worth the trip Congratulations to the Kayana region members you all did a superb job......
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  28. I really like that car - looks like you got a nicely preserved wagon.
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  29. Just a couple of pics after messing around this morning. Used a very fine scuff wet pad and then polished a small spot on the hood. The shed is dark-ish so cannot really see it so well
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  30. Are you sure that's a balloon and not a condom? I heard the marketing dept back then had a wicked sense of humor.
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  31. His other post has two photos.
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  32. I bought a 1936 Plymouth on last November, complete, but with some issues. Unfortunately live is not always easy, neither bringing a car back to life, especially if it has being parked for the last 60 years and even worse, without the spark plugs in place. Yes, spark plugs were out and even though everything is there, the engine was seized. Back in December I put penetrating oil (ATF oil+acetone, great stuff that I learned from one of your forums) it works, at least for the cylinders. This last Saturday I open the head cover and three of the valves are stuck on the open position and one of t
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  33. Said it before, and I'll say it again. It is really sad that the BCA sees fit to promote next year's meet before this year's meet has even happened. It steals the thunder from this year's meet and no doubt makes some members postpone coming to this year's meet in favor of saving up for next year's. In years past, the BCA NEVER promoted the following year's meet until the current year's meet had been held and finished. Pete Phillips, BCA #7338 Leonard, Texas
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