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  2. This is a continuation of my Post #44 in the following link: http://forums.aaca.org/topic/266693-wheels/page-3 As promised, here are the eight visible differences…some obvious and others not so…that I spotted when I placed an OEM 1954 Buick Kelsey-Hayes (KH) 40-spoke, 6”-wide wire wheel next to a similar looking reproduction 40-spoke, 6”-wide wire wheel from Wheel Vintiques (WV): 1. RIM HOLE The diameter of the tire’s air valve stem hole is larger in the KH rim (.625” or 5/8”) than in the WV rim (.453” or 29/64”). The location is in the drop center well wall on bo
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  3. I figured "Fireball" was just a nickname, like Olds "Rocket." But there is a reason for it. Copied this from the 1952 Service Manual page 2-10: "The piston head is specially shaped with a hump on one side and a rounded depression on the camshaft side. This unusual shape combined with the valve-in-head design forms a combustion chamber in which the fuel-air charge is compressed in the form of a flattened ball at the point of ignition. This "Fireball" design regulates the combustion of the fuel-air charge and smoothes out the power impulses."
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  4. Mike: Thanks for the comments. Comparing the weights, wheelbase dimensions, and track widths of the two different year Skylarks, you're only talking minimal pounds and inches differences. My guess would be that tire size was the main reason but I've never seen any other documentation if other reasons contributed to the change in the wire wheel width dimension. Jake: Also, thanks for the comments. I often questioned when Kelsey-Hayes quit manufacturing their 1953 and 1954 wire wheels and whether 1955 Buicks with the 8.00x15 tire got the wider 6 1/2" wire wheel. Proof might lie
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  6. Good to hear money came your way ! My personal opinion is that I believe old cars are not a very good investment. Should you buy them to have fun, definitely yes! Should you buy them to make money, definitely no! JMO, Wayne
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  7. Hello all, my name is Miro and Im 21 . I did register here on this forum couse Im car fan since my childhood. And there is when it all starts. Im drawing the cars I would like to share my work with you. Im long time experienced car drawer, I learned It all by my self and discover some ways how to draw car very detailed and realistic. Im dreaming about to draw other car owners cars. I hope we have here some car lovers who appreciate good art work. Own original handmade drawing of your car or your dream car is a lot more valuable as just regular photo. If you display it upfront of your car on
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  8. So, earlier this evening I was preparing to send a letter to my state legislators to grumble about the ethanol fuel mandate here in Pennsylvania. Turns out that a bill has already passed the house to eliminate the mandate, and is now is Senate Committee. Here is a notice from SEMA followed by the letter I sent to my own representative and each of the committee members. I would certainly encourage any PA based AACA members to do the same ... =========================== URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE) Pennsylvania Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Approved by House; Moves
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  9. IT DEPENDS ON THE POT METAL!!!!! We have straightened hundreds of carburetor castings MADE AFTER WW-II by using heat, pressure, and PATIENCE!!!!! The method we have used very successfully: (1) Cut a piece of 1/4 inch steel to fit against the warped surface. (2) Drill holes in the steel to line up with the mounting holes in the item being straightened. (3) Mount the casting to the steel piece with just enough tension so it does not move. (4) MEASURE THE AMOUNT OF WARPAGE! (5) Measure the warpage again, just to be certain! (6) using the screws, C-clamps, whatever, clamp out 0.003 inch of t
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  10. Although the "use thinned epoxy primer as a sealer" might work per se, there are dedicated products to do that. I understand that when a sealer product is used, it effectively puts a barrier between the lower coats and the top coat to prevent later issues with "what's down there" bleeding through to the top coat. Be that as it may. Acrylic lacquer was GM's paint system of choice before the BC/CC systems came around. It, like the similar acrylic enamel, had it's own sheen or "look" to it, just as the newer BC/CC systems look much glossier. Lacquer was also the refinish system of choice for
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  11. Before you repaint it, since you are in FL, put it out in the sun and let it get hot on a dry day of course. I had this same problem with a 38 Cadillac I had. I covered it overnight with a brand new good outdoor fitted car cover, because I couldn't store it in a Garage at my Girlfriend's Apt and I always thought it was neat to take an old car out on our dates, anyways, when I uncovered it the next morning having had a little rain over night, I found the same thing you did. After I had it out in the sun for the day, they disappeared. I never had them come back either. Of course I never l
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  12. Forgive me for taking liberty with the intent of this posting. But I've shared below some changes I'd wished the Buick engineers and designers had made when the first generation Riviera was introduced. I can think of many, but here's a dozen items I'd wish for if I was buying a new car back then (in no particular order)... 1.) leather seat option on '64 and '65 2.) 425 cu. in engine standard in '63 and '65 3.) three speed automatic standard in all three years 4.) a four speed manual transmission option 5.) move the front seat positions back 3 - 4" 6.) double hinge the center console glove bo
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  13. Whats a TV Tuner ?? Is it the little kid that you would have get up and change the channel for you ? Why did you need one with only 3 networks ?
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  14. '39 was the first year of column change. Not 100% sure but pre '39 Buick, Olds, Cad and/or La Salle shifter may bolt on to the 5 bolt case. Have seen a photo of a '39 with a floor change. Used La Salle parts, Pre war Buick forum http://forums.aaca.org/forum/60-buick-pre-war/ As a '39 Buick owner you can join the '39 Buick Team And we like photo's
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  15. I can tell you where he is. He is very busy!! He has gone back to school at the local college and also picked up a part time job to pay for school. He has been so busy that I have only talked to him once since Christmas. He has also been trying to get some work in on the Kaiser and Buick.
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  16. Just call it a barn find and it will double or more in value! Terry
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  17. Ted is probably right about "say no to lacquer primer"...otherwise it might turn out to look like this .
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  18. Here is one that sat in a garage for 40 years until I got it out and home.
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  19. I am not a professional, but I do know that the local body shop will use different products and procedures than the hobbyist or the restorer does. I use PPG DPLF epoxy primer over bare metal. PROS: It sprays real easy. It is an excellent rust inhibitor and it does not have to be top coated for long term protection. You can also use the same product as a sealer by adding thinner. (No additional products to buy for sealer) It also comes in different colors if you are using it as a sealer. CONS: It is expensive. You have to use what you mix. You must scuff and re-coat before any additional top co
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  20. Does anyone have a front grill from a 1935 Dictator for sale? Ken, Deltaville Va
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  21. TA Performance is the first listing on the google search that I proposed. You can find a ton of parts there plus other similar questions and responses.
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  22. Jack, If all else fails go to "logic". The most successful V-8 in automotive history, with a life span of almost five decades, designed by a company in it's death throws? (No insult intended to earlier Studes). The design of this engine was so ground breaking at that time that it could have cemented Studebaker's future if they had come up with it. I think your knowledgeable friend missed the boat on this one. Greg
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  23. Here is a rare Kaiser Darrin with a hard top. Not a barn find, but an old garage find. THIS PHOTO IS FROM A FACEBOOK PAGE "KAISER DARRIN ENTHUSIAST", MANAGED BY TERRY TRASATTI WHO IS THE EDITOR AND MANAGER OF THE KAISER DARRIN NEWSLETTER AND REGISTRY FOR THE KAISER FRAZER OWNERS CLUB. HE DEALS WITH OWNERS OF KAISER DARRINS ALL OVER THE WORLD.
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  24. I have three that fit that description. What is your budget? Wayne
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  25. I will go beyond quite good to very good! The best I have seen on this or any other site. Wayne
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  26. I have never gotten used to the dimmer switch mounted on the turn signal. And now that I'm getting older I tend to drive with my low beams on. It's hell getting my left foot up to that lever these days! Bernie
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  27. You seem to have learned pretty good English as well as your drawing ability.
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  28. A 1985 2 door Park Ave is worth a look-see, but, my understanding is that 85 Park Aves (first year with front wheel drive) have had a lot of technical issues. One might think after all this time they are worked out, if the car is still in use.
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  29. Registration Update - January 17, 2016 Attendees 664 Buicks 326 BCA Banquet 429 BHA Banquet 219
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  30. Some on here can barely say that about the wheel.
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  31. Hello. I just wanted to make a quick post here about Ebay scams. I am an auto transporter broker and I run accross this alot. I ship alot of cars of Ebay and want to warn people to always pay thru Ebay and not to pay the seller direct. I post this as a public service because I am really sad for alot of my customers who have purchased cars off Ebay and have been scammed. I am one of the few people who give automated quotes on Ebay. If you buy a car off Ebay chances are you will end up with a quote from my company Enterprise Auto Transport. Once people buy their car many people go thru an auto
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  32. If I was judging chassis’ in BCA’s 400-point Class G, 1953-1954 Skylarks competition, my answer would be… Addressing both the wire wheel and the tire at the same time, I would not deduct any points from the 1953 Skylark with the five OEM Kelsey-Hayes (KH) 40-spoke, 6 1/2"-wide wire wheels provided that the bias-ply tires are the correct size (8.00x15) and inner tubes are installed, but I would deduct points from the 1953 Skylark with the five repop Wheel Vintiques (WV) 40-spoke, 6”-wide wire wheels with the same size, tube or tubeless type tire, due to the non-authentic wheel width
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  33. 7 warehouses, 4 restoration shops, more than 100 cars. Now that's passion! We are a lucky Club to be invited to share this mans vision.
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