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  1. I've been driving my Skyhawk pretty much all week to work and around. Fun little car that brings back tons of memories as I had one, almost exactly like this one, as a young adult.
    5 points
  2. Still holding to the couple of hours a day routine though it is sometimes hard to see the progress. I got two of the MGA tires mounted on the newly restored wheels and put those on the rear so the car is back off the jack stands! These are just for rolling the car around and I'll be replacing all the tires with new tires when I'm done. There were several miscellaneous pieces that didn't get painted that I now need, mainly the radiator. I got those painted and started getting those items on the car. I got the crankshaft back and have started assembling the engine. I turned a 2 h
    4 points
  3. Down at the old Bull Durham Tobacco warehouses (see neon sign) for a Sam Cooke tribute performer
    4 points
  4. Just completed 4 days of touring on the HCCA Portland Group Annual Tour in John Day OR. This was a long hot hill climbing tour that required side of the road fixes and adding lots of water.
    4 points
  5. If you are like me when I get a new toy I stay close to home until I get comfortable with the sound, smell and feel of the experience. This summer I have been using our 1939 Century with our local car club and ice cream runs, etc. Today went to breakfast in the town down the road with some friends and took the '39, my first time with passengers, 28 miles round trip. Thursday we are taking the car for a day trip to a Canadian National Park followed by a cruise night at a Museum, should be well over a hundred miles. Wish us luck, Gary BTW I am reviving this thread because I like
    3 points
  6. Drove the Special for the first time in awhile! Unfortunately it wasn't too far as I have FINALLY committed to dropping the gas tank to clean it out and replacing the old fuel line (with the help of my son)!
    3 points
  7. This should rustle some jimmies.... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5955209/Incredible-pictures-Lowriding-culture-embraced-world.html
    2 points
  8. Just got home a few hours ago from the AACA North East National Meet in Gettysburg. We left Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we did the car tours, a Friday bus tour and then showed the '75 Electra Saturday. It was a fantastic event, extremely well organized and run. I was totally surprised and very happy last night at the Awards banquet when the car won it's First Place Jr. Award. The car drove flawlessly and we ended up visiting a friend in Pa. on the way home today. Total mileage for the trip was 767 miles and the car now has 22197 miles. I bought her last July with 18500 original miles and h
    2 points
  9. Yeah, I like easing into the experience of a car, too.
    2 points
  10. Indeed K31, David and his wife are the principle organizers of the event, also had their 64&1/2 Barracuda there, I'm told it was #21 off the assembly line. In your honor as a Mopar guy, a couple more Mopars, I think a '67 Sport Fury and a '54 New Yorker. Both were in wonderful original condition.
    2 points
  11. Well that didn't turn out well at all! We decided to stop in Exeter NH to have breakfast. As we pull into the parking lot the AC cut out and dash said low on Freon. We had breakfast then I went to a parts store to buy a can of Freon and give it enough to make it work. It worked for about 20 minutes and shut down again. We turned around and went home. The next day (Friday) I looked at it and thought I found a small leak at the receiver dryer connection. I tightened the fitting and recharged the system. I ran it for an hour. It looked good. Then Saturday I started the car and it tripped out and
    2 points
  12. Do you still have winter blend in the tank?
    2 points
  13. I will take cars for a $1,000 Alex. Just ask Keiser31
    2 points
  14. The George Whittle Murphy Duesenberg at $10,340,000.
    2 points
  15. Well, after that, I've decided not to post any more on this thread, that's for sure....oh, snap, I just did....
    2 points
  16. Hudsons already did Xander, Especially pickups right before I bought mine. Now they are on their downward slide. Already a bunch of even old people came up to me and said Hudson made a pickup? I guess they won't be buying one to relive their youth.
    2 points
  17. You obviously don't understand how I work at my shop. $400.00 - Chassis complete with motor, transmission, and drive train (from a 1990 Ford Ranger I bought a while back for $400). The truck runs fine too. $100.00 - Welding supplies to modify the frame to fit the '54 Chevy body. $100.00 - Used sheet metal to repair the '54 Chevy body. $90.00 - Three gallons of Majic Equipment paint from Tractor Supply. 1gal Primer, 2-gallons of color for nice two-tone paint job. $30 a gal. $200.00 - Material to sew up a new interior. $25.00 - Rustoleum Chrome paint to
    2 points
  18. I love this car! Totally unprepared, we jumped in at 10:00 last night and blasted to an event more than 60 miles away (our newly acquired 1935 Lincoln left us stranded and we needed a back-up). Did a parade in the morning, showed the car in the afternoon, then hammered home at 60 MPH in 94-degree heat without issue. Car ran rock-steady at 170-175 degrees, never stuttered or faltered, and remained eminently composed throughout. So comfortable and quiet, in fact, that Melanie napped most of the way and reports that the rear shocks make a significant difference in the way it rides (wh
    2 points
  19. Here 2 rare ones, a 1930 Essex Convertible/Roadster, and a 1929 McLauchlin Buick
    2 points
  20. There is this mint/low mileage/all original/one owner/ran when parked/restored/only one known/priced for quick sale/know what I have/cash only/no tire kickers/when was the last time you saw one/needs nothing/lot drives/TLC/worth $$$ when done/will help load on your trailer/death forces sale/divorce forces sale/to many projects/need the room/new tires/comes with extra parts/do not need help selling/show winner/clean title in someone else's name/known history/rust free/fresh battery/barn find/never driven in the rain/magazine cover car/don't waste my time/#2+ condition/dare to be different/ask t
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  21. FREE stock radiator if you pay for shipping from zip code 35757 (Huntsville, AL area). Or come pick it up. It has a leak in the header tube (if I recall correctly what I was told when pressure tested at the radiator shop). I'm not sure it is worth shipping and repair but if it is to you, let me know. Pictures attached.
    1 point
  22. It’s a little incredible isn’t it....
    1 point
  23. Here you go....this one has the 1929 Dodge Brothers DA6 radiator cap on it which is not correct for the Senior Six.
    1 point
  24. Congratulations Ben on a great write up. It takes technical knowledge, writing skills and many hours of work to produce this kind of product. I and many others enjoyed reading your work. I am glad that you have received this recognition. Joe Indusi
    1 point
  25. Previous discussion referenced the 322 Loadmaster for that era trucks: http://forums.aaca.org/topic/59525-322-buickchevy-truck-nailhead-info-anyone/
    1 point
  26. Found the cause of the problem - pulled the left front signal wire from the socket to the junction block and went for a drive. Both signals worked all the time. So the issue is with the light socket or wiring to the junction block. How can the bulb create a short in the socket?
    1 point
  27. NAPA stores should be able to supply these items.
    1 point
  28. Can't help remembering how you asked about restoring the interior on your 47 and when I pointed you to a professionally made interior kit for half price you couldn't afford it. But you can afford to blow $200 bucks and an weekend to buy another project. Wish I could say I don't understand but unfortunately I do.
    1 point
  29. You can undo or loosen the body mount bolts/nuts and then raise the front of the body an inch or two off of the frame, replace your body mount rubber pads, and let it back down. Then do the same thing for the rear half of the car. Springs can be replaced without removing body from frame. Just be really careful and think things out before you undo them.
    1 point
  30. Don't you mean Billings meet?
    1 point
  31. Another I saw at the Keizer, Oregon Dodge Brothers meet years ago....
    1 point
  32. Nice middle-class car, 1912-13. Quite a few possibilities Any other photo's in your family's collection ? There were many makes that look similar in this era. Greg in Canada
    1 point
  33. Just got back from the coast last night. Auburnseeker was correct. The car is a 1929 Dodge Brothers Senior Six. Here is one from Calgary....the names on the headlamp bars are accessories. Here are the two cars side by side....
    1 point
  34. This is why I made the point a few posts back about the LWB Coupe vs the SWB SSJ. The Whitell car just GLOWS which is why I'm not sure where the SSJ will land.
    1 point
  35. WOW! my eyes cant stop looking at that Duesey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like an incredibly hot woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn, Im getting eye burn..........................
    1 point
  36. Not quite -- it seems to me that the guy with his hand on the wheel is occupying that position!
    1 point
  37. To complete the discussion about the trunk emblem, I put it upside down! The animals are walking at the ceiling...But, like Randy wrote, nobody will notice, that major flaw will be "washed" with the other details from the model. At least, there is no major error at the emblem in the horn ring center. Due to the size, I'm putting 2 pictures, one with and the other without the flash.
    1 point
  38. That car is readily restorable. Find a good frame. Find all the sheet metal. Maybe $10K for all the mechanicals. Have all the chrome done for maybe $10K. $10K for Misc. Another $10K for the paint. Course it would be lucky to fetch $20K on a good day......................Bob
    1 point
  39. The dark haired one does seem to cover a little more of the door panel.
    1 point
  40. Have you thought about installing the '54 engine and drive train into the '47? I'm not sure, but I think that swap would be a direct bolt-in. I'll bet that someone following this thread knows for sure whether or not that swap would be a direct bolt-in project. As you pointed out in your first post, you can't go wrong for just $200 for the '54. I'll bet you've already had $200 bucks worth of fun just poking around in it. Cheers, Grog
    1 point
  41. Wow Schmiddy, that is a beautiful wheel and an amazing horn cap. One thing you might find interesting is that the wood wheel I have although gorgeous, doesn't match the color of the original wood in my car. The wood in my car is fairly light in color with a reddish cast to it, while the wheel looks like your steering wheel, not even close to matching. I have found a shop nearby me in Rockwall,Texas that has the sole business of restoring all kinds of steering wheels, and I 'm going to have them redo the wood grain on my steering wheel to match the rest of the wood in the c
    1 point
  42. Saw the thunder clouds coming and tried to get all the tall tin on the back gable cut but didn’t quite make it. Got the ladders laid down and cut tin pieces picked up before the heavy winds arrived. Went to the fridge and had a couple beers with Wonderboy and watched the heavy rain coming down. At least the storm waited til almost quitin time to roll in. Thank ya Jesus, thank ya Lord. Did get the front cut and is coming out just as envisioned.
    1 point
  43. Hugh, I have the felt seals for $12.50 a pair. Like Leif says, they work fine. fred.rawlng@live.com
    1 point
  44. With you John on a couple of issues . When you have a pretty car common problem , greasy finger prints always on front wings and doors as folks stand alongside for must have photo, have pepper trees here in Cyprus overhanging my drive , so sap a regular problem to, so always cleaning . Worst problem for me was the seams on my car cover left fine scratches in gloss finish , till I realised what they where , now place cover inside out , doesn’t look so good, seems to work. ? keep up the good work . cheers pilgrim
    1 point
  45. There is a NOS one on ebay now, but they want $720 for it. But it's NOS!
    1 point
  46. An important part of rebuilding MGA carbs is making sure the main jet is centered to the needle. There is a small tool that takes the place of the needle when re-assembling the jet and seals that insures the needle will be centered in the jet. And in my experience they always need new throttle shafts, not a difficult job. Greg in Canada ….. 45 years of MGA's.
    1 point
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