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  1. Today we continued to drive East after a so so breakfast. I cannot recommend this place for food quality although the service was excellent. At this point Rt 2 takes over for Rt 35 and it is again an interesting ride. First we saw this steam locomotive. These wheels are taller than me! That had to be one powerful loco. Then we stopped along the way at various scenic overlooks. Right before lunch we stopped at this park and got the feet wet again. I was really tempted to get into the water here. It was not that cold.
    10 points
  2. We left Brookfield and headed home, the long way. After a good breakfast yesterday, we headed to Milwaukee and up Rt 43 towards Green Bay. Along the way we found a quaint town with access directly to the Lake. It was a beautiful spot, and I got my toes in the water. It was too cold for me though it was a pretty spot. but we had a ways to go so we moved on. We drove almost to Green Bay and found some non ethanol 91 octane for the queen. Also this... I
    9 points
  3. Took the truck out to dinner last night with Derek Thille's boys in the rain. One of his young'ns each way. Ran about 20 miles in total. Definitely a ride for the real guys.
    4 points
  4. I really like this photo! It shows a 1941 Buick sedan on Laurel Hill, east of Portland, Oregon, with Mt. Hood as the backdrop. Can you identify the model? I would say that it is probably a Super or a Roadmaster four-door sedan, model 51 or model 71. I imagine that the colors could be light green and dark green. This is likely a publicity photo for the Oregon State Highway Department.
    4 points
  5. Ok, I have not read through every post, but I have to add some thoughts on things that most definitely do not attract younger members. Older members calling 1970's and later cars "used junk" does not endear them to younger members. I have seen it countless times on this forum, and also heard it many times in person. Not everyone shares your opinion. I may or may not be interested in your prewar car, but at least I don't call it old junk. Clubs such as Packard and some others having their show day on a Thursday or other weekday. Younger members work. We are not all retir
    4 points
  6. I have been watching this posting for some time now and I've read a lot of postings here but very few postings address the question of what will it take to make the AACA more appealing to young people. My thoughts on this are take the word young out of the equation. I'm in my early 60's and for some people here that's young and I might post here, but I'm not a member of AACA. I've had at least one old car or truck for almost 40 years, some of these old boats and box's have been touch and go, a couple have been frame off and kept for years. Long and the short of this is, that in all
    3 points
  7. I took the Electra to the Tues night cruise. A nice warm summer evening here, over 80 attended, which is pretty high turnout for this one, as it tends to be a smaller cruise. No pictures, but the Buick count, was 2 Grand Nationals, a '71 Skylark, a '72 Riv., and my Electra. Keith
    3 points
  8. My homemade clip and the ball bearings fell out again recently. As it turns out, they are held in the track by a split in lower track in the front where the metal is punched inward. Inspection showed mine had not been adequately punched in. Last weekend I was able to acquire the correct clip finally from a 6 way seat that had the lower brackets rusted out. The day before Brookfield I was able to install the proper clip and did my best to pound in the front of the track to retain them for good! So far so good...made it to Brookfield and back without falling apart!
    3 points
  9. I try to do my best to find cars to get people started or fill that bucket list. Here is a good starter car for a newbee and in that very affordable near 5,000 price range. This one is turn key on the road with lots of new mechanical tid bits. https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/6184028025.html
    2 points
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  11. After the paper work resulting from 3 ½ weeks’ vacation, I decided to assemble the parts to be chromed on a new tree. It’s very time consuming; the parts must be secured to have a good electrical contact and not to be lost. Usually, each part is attached with 2 wires; obviously, the small ones have just one copper wire as contact to the tree. While assembling all those loose parts, I did a new check: are now all parts done? Of course not: the dip stick for the transmission and engine oil are still missing; they were quickly done. However, as they are unpractical to attach to the tree, the
    2 points
  12. You should hear what's been said to me about my '89!! lol
    2 points
  13. Well, I'd probably edit out the "what rubbish", but I understand what you're saying. My parents were comfortable citizens of a small town in Louisiana, which was not exactly a hotbed of activity in the old car world in the 50's and 60's. In the early 60's, when I was 12 years old or so, I saw a magazine with an old car on the cover. Something about it hooked me. In 1963, my father bought me a project 1931 Chevrolet, which I restored by 1966, and in 1965 (before I was through with the Chevy) he bought me a 1925 Dodge coupe. Both of these cars were bought for me, by my VERY under
    2 points
  14. I have a set of 1986-91 Buick La Saber Mag wheels, these wheels are as close to NOS as you can get. They were removed from the car at the dealership because of clear coat peeling, all are in excellent condition except for needing new clear coating. Price $200.00 plus shipping. 1-262-392-2989 or mribbich@wi.rr.com Marv.
    1 point
  15. For years, Enfield Auto Restoration provided a service of making custom upholstery trim, such as wire-on and hidem welting, from your leather. This enabled a trimmer to match the leather being put in a car, see picture, custom leather and wire-on made to match. Enfield quit doing that service (although they're still in the restoration business, of course!), and put the equipment up for sale. I'm happy to say that a company has bought the equipment, and is now back in the business of providing custom trim supplies. Below is the contact information. They make wire-on,
    1 point
  16. I just installed one of these and the job was relatively easy, even for someone with my limited mechanical skills. I followed his instructions to the letter. My old gasket was the original one and it was intact, but rock hard. I used Q tips to clean out the groove. The toughest part of the job was removing the old spark plug rings. I finally got a small pick and just dug them out. I could not find torque specs anywhere. Since the 8v engine calls for 105 inch pounds I figured that might work, but as I was tightening the new gasket it just seemed "right" at 80 in. lbs. My major leak is
    1 point
  17. Sadly Annie, you are not alone. Both my point judged and HPOF cars are from the 1980s. When I first joined AACA and brought my point judged vehicle to Fall Hershey the first few years I showed it I heard a number of very negative comments (like LINC400 mentioned) as I drove into the show field. I chose to ignore those negative comments and chalked it up to some people's opinions/mindset and lack of what I call "Automotive Respect". To me, "Automotive Respect" is the appreciation of all vehicles and their place in automotive history and respect for their owners. I might not want to
    1 point
  18. Sure..... Single edge binding is a strip of leather, 1-1/2 to 2 inches wide, skived thin, and folded over on one side Double edge binding is same, folded over on both sides. Both of the above are used for finishing off edges of tops, carpet, or anywhere a finished edge is needed. Hidem is sewn with two beads, and an opening between the beads. You can open this up, drive a tack (or staple) through, and the beads close up to hide the fastener. Wire-on has an integral zig-zag wire, with a small bead on one edge, and a large half-round
    1 point
  19. I agree. When you hear "How do we attract young people into the hobby", different people have very different ideas about what is meant by "young". We have youth members and student members in our local AACA Chapter, but most of the new members join in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. This is the demographic that more easily lends itself to having a sufficent place to store or work on a hobby car. This is the demographic that is more likely to have sufficent disposable income to be able to afford a hobby car. This is the demographic that is most likely to have the time for the hobby. I am
    1 point
  20. Amazing, where do you find all time to do all this work. Nice to see that you do, and it will look great when you are done
    1 point
  21. That car looks worthy of a Gold Senior award, I reckon.
    1 point
  22. Surfacing the exhaust ports on my Brown & Sharpe 2A (heavy horizontal mill with an accessory vertical head). The blocks are bolted down to the table via fixture that holds them in perfect alignment so the ports are flat across both jugs. After doing this, the entire fixture was turned around to do the intake ports.
    1 point
  23. Not bad at all, for the price. Seller is a man / woman of few words ......... but they do know how to post the price they want.
    1 point
  24. I like the thought of buying this and making a 56 4d convertible. Maybe fabricating a fiberglass removable hardtop. Be a great start and wouldn't feel bad about cutting up a good car.
    1 point
  25. All manual machines... the newest of which dates from the mid-30s. All of the others are much older. But, I don't see that as a handicap. There are a great many parts in very early cars that are better made on the sort of machinery that was used to make them in the first place. A huge amount of the "advantage" to modern machines revolves around rapid production and eliminating the element of human error. That is nowhere near as critical when the largest number of like parts you'll ever make is 8... and mostly, 4 is the maximum number. I know several professionals who prefer manual machines whe
    1 point
  26. Doug, the time chatting was great, and kind of a "cool down", as I was a bit buzzed after the banquet. Your company was greatly appreciated! Keith
    1 point
  27. Having had a fantastic run of warm, blue sky days but being caught up with family responsibilities over the weekend I grabbed an opportunity to fire up the Buick to deliver a parcel to our son who lives a few miles away. Having completed my good deed for the day, I decided that a little trip down the western side of Tuggerah Lakes was in order. I even located my Grandfather's holiday house that I spent many weekends and holidays at during the '70s. The weather was so good and I was having so much fun I continued on and having circumnavigated the lake I finally arrived home 2 hours later having
    1 point
  28. Didn't mention the Swap Meet yet. I was fighting restraint while my wife was out shopping at the Mall. I could have spent my inheritance with one vendor alone! The one thing I did splurge on was this Limited convertible model. It was the first time I have seen one with the top up. I have two other Limited models from this manufacturer. One is the Limited 2 door. (wish it was black like mine) And the other is the Wells Fargo convertible. Figured my reward for some restraint was this little bit of c
    1 point
  29. We did not go to the Banquet Saturday evening but I came down about mid evening and stood outside to hear some of the awards being given out. Met a fellow, his 15 year old son and wife who just became a member who received an archival award. The smile on his face was priceless! Especially since he decided to join last minute on Monday (I think) and bring the car to be seen. He is an enthusiastic new member guys! Tried to catch up with a few others but while talking.... missed them until heading back to the room and ran into Keith and Glenda. We sat and chatted in the restaurant
    1 point
  30. Friday morning found me much better and continued prowling the field talking to different one's and snapping pictures. Meantime my wife was back out on a shopping mission..... My son is a Packers Fan as is his wife. Turns out she found a pair of folding aluminium Packers chairs (reasonably priced) and shopping was fine for her so after getting together for a late lunch Friday we decided to drive to Lake Michigan. Downtown Milwaukee was BUSY with their Summer Fest but once through that we headed north along the Lake till stopping at a beach. This was looking north. L
    1 point
  31. From a purely practical point of view you are probably right... but I am not practical. My whole purpose is to do as much as I can myself. I'm more interested in the process than the product. Besides... I have time and machines. I don't have much disposable income.
    1 point
  32. My 39 Zephyr Coupe. Seven year project.
    1 point
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  34. Hard to beat 3M seam sealer. That's one thing that there is little debate on.
    1 point
  35. But it IS an exclusive club both by design and intent. As a club of antique cars, their owners, and interested people, cars newer than 25 years are excluded. Why would the club try to dispel it's image of exclusivity? Without that cachet it would just be another commodity...........................Bob
    1 point
  36. I agree that we should always think outside of the box and always keep trying to do our best to make the club appealing to the next generation. In my personal experience, I don't think that this is the way to attract the younger folks. I, along with a few other members of my local chapter, routinely attend our local monthly Cars and Coffee events. Most of those attending are the younger folks that you are talking about. Quite a few of them have cars that cost more than many antique cars. These folks are "car guys" and "car gals". They are getting exposure to antique cars and many of them are s
    1 point
  37. Since Adam made this car so dang shiny, I have started to upgrade the chrome pieces that were not as shiny, starting with the rear bumper. Here it is last weekend at the first show of the season!
    1 point
  38. Managed to find another NOS Roadmaster script on Ebay to replace the other side!
    1 point
  39. Finally have the renewed trunk emblems on - man they are flawless! I also ordered a headliner for it that should be in in a couple of weeks. Not decided yet on whether I will install it myself...
    1 point
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