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  1. Got my 72 up on my lift to dust off the underside after our trip to the ROA a few weeks ago and thought I would share a few pics for anyone who might be interested . 2 1/2 inch stainless - easy to clean with scotch-brite. KReed ROA 14549
    7 points
  2. Pretty close to being finished. I needed to plate a couple of linkage pieces so I'll add those tomorrow. I have no idea if I did it right or if they will work, but I was able to follow all the steps (sucarbs.co.uk is a great source along with Joe's site) and was fairly confident that I was doing what the directions said to do. I'm cautiously optimistic that'll they'll work with a little tuning.
    6 points
  3. @cjp69 That is one sweet Riviera! Love the blackwall tires! just screams performance! Meanwhile, drove the GS approximately 140 miles yesterday. Just local touring after a late breakfast run. This car is my favorite! The picture below is one of the dirt roads in that area. It may look like the driveway to this farm home, but it's on the maps and just passed by the property.
    5 points
  4. I think this is a late teens Franklin from the looks of the front of the car. Spotted by my son in the Burlingame CA area a few days ago.
    4 points
  5. I completed one throttle washer today. I sure do appreciate all of the help with dimensions and advice. I bought a small piece of stainless and used a couple of bimetal hole saws and a grinder. It's all polished up and ready to go. Too bad that this is a 1925 Buick Standard 1 year only part. Hugh
    4 points
  6. Finally got to drive my 71 GS for the first time this weekend, went to a show on Sunday.
    4 points
  7. It has been a very long time since I posted any progress on my project. Its now running and sort of driving. That was a big hurdle to get done. Those first few trials very stressful wondering if I forgot something and the engine will blow up and it was all for nothing. Luckily it runs and sounds great. With two kids and a busy job I havnt had much time to spend on it in the last few months. Like all projects I have found it to be far more work than I expected, but thats the whole reason of doing it! The wood is slowly coming along, but also far more detailed work than I could have ever imagine
    4 points
  8. And guess what showed up at Back to the Bricks in Flint over the last weekend, courtesy of NATMUS, thanks to Sid and Belva:
    3 points
  9. Just got back from a car show supporting Veterans at the American Legion in Laurel Maryland. Fantastic time for a worthy cause. I am definitely going to starting to look into getting a 1 1/8 inch Performance Front Sway Bar for the Buick, she felt like she was swimming going around some corners today
    3 points
  10. Hi all At last - after 10 years in storage (in the US) and then best part of a year with me in the UK 'tinkering' - my special order paint '65 has come back to life...here's a link to a short youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2MZNAsxuK4 Couldn't have done it without help from this forum so many thanks to all - very glad to return a 65 to the road where it belongs..... All the best Kev
    2 points
  11. I’m gonna have to think on this a little longer but right now I’m leaning toward leaving the body on. Mechanical stuff I can fix, but I’m to old to try to learn body repair. Steve
    2 points
  12. The banjo wheels were also available in Mahogany in addition to Ivory. There is a bit of debate about the correct color of the Ivory wheels. One school of thought is that they were almost white and have yellowed over the years. Another school of thought is that they were a darker Ivory when new. I am much too young to know for sure. For years, I thought they were all Ivory, but have recently seen more Mahogany ones, although I think most people expect to see the more common Ivory color steering wheels. If I had a standard wheel in good condition, along with the original factory do
    2 points
  13. Simple replacement and make sure that you turn the new one off and on at least twice a year. Also make sure that you use antifreeze or at least a rust inhibitor in your coolant.
    2 points
  14. Morgan, I have been following your posts for the past few days and I feel your pain. I was able to remove only 8 of the 12 valve cages and I too broke my Buffum tool trying to remove one of the stuck cages. The tip on the small hook broke off and I had to get it welded. Currently, the remaining 4 cages are soaking in the 50/50 acetone/brake fluid mix you suggested and I have pressure on one of the springs with the Buffum tool. It's been soaking for just over 24 hours, but no success as of last night. I also have a significant amount of carbon build up on the pistons and valves. In fac
    2 points
  15. The food prices seem absurd but then it's a short term thing and if I were coming to this event I wouldn't grumble too much.I went to Hershey in the Fall of 1989 and it was a captive market as far as food vendors were concerned. I think they were all one outfit scattered over the ground and identical prices says I'm right. Here in Huntington WV we have a family owned eatery close by and they have what many think are expensive sandwiches but the quality is always there and these prices keep it from becoming a "hangout" for low life types that are plaguing parking lots
    2 points
  16. Cummins Diesel engines built in '98-'99 with a large 53 cast into the sides of the block had a bad habit of the water jackets cracking just above the pan. Mine developed a 10" crack just after it went out of warranty. Out of desperation I "stitched" it using 3/8" bolts sealed with Loctite. Worked well and lasted about 6 months until I could afford a new engine. There is nothing mystical about the stitching process. We have it done by our local NAPA machine shop and have never had a failure.
    2 points
  17. That looks like a very nice car. What problems with the frame do you have that need repair? Is the body channeled over the frame like my 32 Dodge Brothers, or does it rest on the top of the frame rails. Unless your frame really needs attention, lifting the body is a lot of work.
    2 points
  18. Frank Casey has been doing my stiching since the 1980’s. Great guy, very talented, and in my humble opinion he doesn’t charge enough for his work. Try and get something welded today by a skilled welder.......not some hack, and you will pass out when you get the bill. Stiching is the best repair, it took me a while to realize that heating cast iron is ALWAYS a very bad idea.
    2 points
  19. Hannibal crossing the Tug Hill Plateau coming into Rome, New York.
    2 points
  20. Seems we have read about a dead or weak battery before? And people say I am frugal.
    2 points
  21. Ride in the early morning mist. Tom Kunek Victoria, Australia ROA#3845 BCA#47703
    2 points
  22. I used to be a sheet metal worker in local #24 out of Dayton, Ohio. When the tank on my 1923 Hupmobile starting filling my fuel system with rust flakes AGAIN last year (after several professional attempts to fix it), I was griping to a friend that I could have made that tank out of stainless steel myself, back when I was bending tin for a living. He reminded me of a mutual friend on our pool team who still was a sheet metal worker. The guy (Steve) agreed to build me a new tank, using stainless steel. Another friend assured me it could be painted, using special materials (my tank i
    2 points
  23. For the few out there still repairing parts. Used bushing driver set from long ago. 20 pieces total in metal box. Range is 1/4" to1 1/4" $28 plus $7.40 priority shipping USPMO or PayPal , buyer handles fees Send a Private message Thanks Roy
    1 point
  24. Have you tried PB Blaster on it? That may work.
    1 point
  25. Keiser, them numbers do mean something! LOL.. I found it it be a 1951 Chrysler. Thanks
    1 point
  26. I saved a 63 from a salvage yard car is basicly complete but rough i have no idea on prices on parts if someone needs something contact me AC car 401 pw windows pw ant buckets consol remote mirror no tilt some useable boby panels floors trunk gone flintstone mobile motor locked but complete i beleive bumpers are useable but will not know until i remove them will also sell as a complete parts car located in New Oxford Pa 17350 Thanks Cleason Jr 7174652697
    1 point
  27. Roger from your description it sounds like a rough condition parts car. Those old Chryslers are nice cars but not especially rare or expensive. If you want one you should look around for a better one, they are available for decent prices. A quick search turned up a few nice drivers from $9700 to $18000 with a Town and Country woody convertible for $109,000. If you find one locally you may get a nice sedan between $5000 and $10000.
    1 point
  28. There's a guy In the aaca general parts for sale saying he gives rebuildable cores away for $50. I've removed the eBay listing and will pack this in my parts building.
    1 point
  29. This one's better than core. But I'll just keep it. Ebay listing is deleted. At $50 after fees it's not worth it.
    1 point
  30. This should be in the technical section. You did not state if you have a dropping resistor hooked up to the coil for the rum position,. You may have a shorted coil, many of the new coils from overseas have come come pre-shorted.
    1 point
  31. Fred Trusty's article is great, my kind of writer. I think all in our era had similar experiences. Great job Fred.
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  33. Heres my jack set up, about 30lbs of confidence
    1 point
  34. Hi Guys" Thanks for your ideas..I found my old 1946 Motor manual and it had the same specs as Bob H mentioned.. So I rechecked my 39 and found that the left side within specs and right side so close it suits me. Reset toe and I am done! Heading to have a top put on next week.. Thanks All!.
    1 point
  35. 1935 Chrsyler Airstream Sedan. Purchased from 2nd owner who was wanting to restore but never got around to it. Sat in a barn for 40 years before he got it and sat 17 years in his garage. Has some new parts. Engine does crank and he drove it around his yard. Original inline 6. Radiator looks to be in excellent condition. New brake pads, fuel pump, water pump and some others. Body is very nice, only rust is floor boards. Have all chrome trim for inner and outer, does not have hood and grill is no longer on. Have nice chrome headlights and original taillights. 2 trunks and gauges for dash. Let me
    1 point
  36. And some others spend theirs paying off a legal judgement and a divorce after their wife runs off with the now rich accident victim's lawyer................Bob
    1 point
  37. WOW! I don't, have a horse in this race, but for that kind of money I believe I would stay with V. Ben
    1 point
  38. The original system was configured for the brake fluids of the earlier 1950s, as that was something that ALL service facilities had "on the shelf". ATF was still not as prevalent back then, as there were still a bunch of manual transmissions still out there (which took the same lube as the rear axle, generally). Brake fluid, by necessity, has a very low viscosity number. ATF is more like 10W motor oil, i.e., thicker . . . which might be an issue in a convertible top fluid mechanism not designed for it. Then there's the issue of seals and hoses. Leaks of brake fluid can be majo
    1 point
  39. Pressing the passenger side now, squirting water ? now and then for a week period. the headliner windlace rail (painted in orange) already installed.
    1 point
  40. Agree! I had to get a picture of this one when I saw it at the Syracuse Nationals in July.
    1 point
  41. I'm sure it's a replica because Mark told me the story of the two cars, and I watched the car get built. The car with the blue fenders and sheet metal (see post #11 above) was brought into the shop to be restored by one of two brothers. They had inherited the car from their father. However, they each wanted the car, so they worked out a plan that Mark would restore the original while building a second one identical to the first. I don't remember exactly when this was but perhaps as early as 2001-2002. I was in and out of the shop fairly often back then, as I worked only 5 minutes away, an
    1 point
  42. Dear 48NWYKR, When I read your first post in this thread I thought you were crazy, but now after reading some of the later posts, I know you will make it! A word of caution though, nowadays, Mexico is considered a dangerous place to drive. I have a friend that went to Guatemala last year to visit family, and they all had bodyguards with them.
    1 point
  43. 1934 Cadillac La Salle Boat Tail Speedster project The 1934 Cadillac La Salle was the poster car of the Art Deco height of automobile styling revolution. It introduced sleek grills, clamshell guards, Bi Plane bumpers and long “speed in motion” styling. The long port holed bonnet hid a large 240ci straight 8 motor that, whist copied from the Oldsmobile raw casting, was total engineered by Cadillac. In their stock state, the 1934 La Salle was capable of over 100mph and was chosen as the pace car at the 1934 Indianapolis 500. Created by legendary GM Stylist Harley Earl, the ’34 La Salle was
    1 point
  44. cahartly & bibarlaw, Thank you for your help. I didn't expect this to be from the 1920's. Never thought it was a AC brand, no markings anywhere. Well, its gonna be a parts speedometer! I can hear a little rattle! Thank you for pointing out the good and bad with this style speedo.
    1 point
  45. I got an email from a fellow forum member today about a source for steam bent bows asking if I was also interested. I tried to respond back to him but the email came back. Anyway I am a do it yourself kind of guy and I have bent white oak years ago on a wood boat project. I remember years ago at Hershey a company called Oak Bows I think it was called that I have not seen for sum time. I ran into a vender a couple of years ago at Hershey that told me it used to be his family business. He was saying how the business had dropped off because lack of demand. Anyway here is a video on makin
    1 point
  46. Here is an UNMODIFIED 1955 Chevrolet Nomad.
    1 point
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