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    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
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    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 imagined!!! I like to keep a oil stain on the floor under it to keep the dust down?
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    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
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    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 now.We were once threatened by two of these punks and I asked them if they had a pre-need burial plan and I told them I was armed.I always am with either a 45 Colt or a 38 Super and have no patience with those who won't learn to work or are on drugs.
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    Hannibal crossing the Tug Hill Plateau coming into Rome, New York.
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    Seems we have read about a dead or weak battery before? And people say I am frugal.
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    Ride in the early morning mist. Tom Kunek Victoria, Australia ROA#3845 BCA#47703
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    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 is exposed to plain view). I gave Steve my old tank, and he went to work fabricating and welding up the new tank body for me. Then, an old drag racer-pal of mine used his machining skills to make a perfect replica filler neck, fuel line fitting-boss, and gas gauge neck. Paul Frost also cut apart my old, broken diecast metal gas gauge assembly, and machined new parts out of brass to make it work. (That's Paul, in the photo below). Then it was painted, and it looks beautiful today. I can FINALLY say that I really am done with rust particles in the fuel bowl of my Hupmobile carburetor.
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    Hi All, The service vendors, merchandise vendors, parts vendors and general references on the Franklin Club web site (other than the specific ads posted by members) have not been updated or reviewed for quite a while. These are on the FORSALE tab under parts, services & vendors, and merchandise, as well as on the TECH tab. Does anyone have any suggestions of any vendors that we are missing and should be put up on the web to help us all out, or vendors that are listed that are no longer relevant? Let me know and we will update the website to keep it up to date for our members and others looking for help. Cheers, Bill Eby
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    I agree there is nothing mystical about it, but I will not hand a engine block worth 300k and impossible to find at that price to my local Napa machine shop. I rather have the guy who cut a hole in the oil pan of a aircraft carrier and stiched the inside of the engine while standing in the pan work on my stuff. If it’s good enough for a US Navy oil burner carrier, it’s good enough for me!
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    for 7500. you couldnt do the wood you have-you stole the car. ..........
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    1959 Fords & Edsels did not use any water valve to control the temperature of the output on the heater. The 'Hot - Cold" lever moved a door that blended air through the heater core. This meant that during the summer hot water was circulating through the core at all times. Any air that bypassed the blend door would put hot air into the passenger compartment. Instructions in the owners and shop manual suggested turning this valve closed during the summer. However few people did, so they routinely stick in the open position. The suggestion above that they need to be opened and closed regularly is accurate. Aside from leaks, you can leave it open all year long. Or replace it with a straight nipple to connect the hose in a leak free manner. Original style valves that can be opened and closed manually still readily exist and can be found at a good parts house.
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    Have you tried PB Blaster on it? That may work.
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    Universal Tanks had a good match to mine. Had to lengthen hold down straps 9/16” and lower mounting bracket 3/4”.
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    Thanks, Grimy! I feel better now. At least there was some basis for that foggy old memory of mine!
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    Usually it is not the installing, it is taking them off. The hubs are on a tapered shaft, they are supposed to wedge tight together when you tighten the nut so they can't turn . Over the years they grow together, to where you need a BIG puller to pull them off. The factory puller went on all 5 lug nuts. The usual puller you get today has 3 legs and goes on 3 lug nuts. Get the biggest one you can fit on. Tool rental shops have them. Start by removing the hub nut. Turn it around and put it back on flush with the end of the shaft. This protects the shaft, and prevents the hub from taking off like a guided missile. Now put on the puller and wail on it. If it is too stubborn leave it overnight and wail on it some more. It will pop loose eventually. This has been covered numerous times in the Chrysler section. There are some interesting threads with pictures.
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    I see this as a tremendous shortcoming in current AACA judging criteria. Such criteria would mean that fascinating period-correct after-market accessories would be removed; and a rare diesel engine that speaks of the energy crisis may be a detraction! Surely there must be a way to keep these parts of automotive history within AACA, and even appreciate them.
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    I’ll need to bring my fishing rod so I can find my wallet.
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    Thanks for the help. Still looking
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    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.
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    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.
  22. 1 point
    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.
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    The guy is a newbie, give him a break! He isn't an old seasoned critic like most of the responses here. It's a great picture, thanks for posting it!
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    I don't know if it is still with it, but at the time it was a major player on the show circuit it had a ton of info with it. Bob didn't due thing halfazzed so I have no doubt it was done as it came. As I said, it was a special build for a Buick exec. Try to find someone with a list of the Bugles and the highlights of what's in each one and you should be able to get some good info in it. I think he used to have a large sign that had alot of the info on it. This restoration is pushing 30 years and it still looks mighty good.
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    YES! Just like 2016 our oldest daughter out in LA got tickets, room 15 minutes away as a Fathers Day/Christmas gift. She had a great time in '16, hope to catch the Tour, lunch in Carmel, pit tour at Laguna Seka, some auctions, few nice dinners and the Sunday show. It is the next best thing to the Hershey swap meet IMO. Bob
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    Heres my jack set up, about 30lbs of confidence
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    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!.
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    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
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    Agree! I had to get a picture of this one when I saw it at the Syracuse Nationals in July.
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    Well, My desperate foray / experiment in getting the Special moving again proved one thing, I now know just how far she gets on a three gallon can of gas! Turns out it is exactly city 38.2 miles... Got up Saturday morning and after coffee called Tony to see if he would be up for a visit. Due to our decision to leave the wet parking lot Friday apparently the skies cleared up later after 6 and he went expecting to see me and the Special. He lives not too far from me so grabbed another can, filled it up and figured I had enough to go there and back. The ride over was fun as there were lots cars that were likely heading over to the Woodward Cruise for the big day and had many thumbs up and horn honking. Tony and I spent about two hours chatting and comparing things on his car and then thought I'd better be on my way. At the last minute decided to go across town to my friends who had stayed till the rain quit Friday to see how he and his friend enjoyed the night. Pulled in to find after looking in to his garage window he was out in one of his 7 cars so headed home. Was about to pull on to a service road when... she quit. Ok no problem, I have the other full can so opened the hood and switched the line and while cranking her over to pump fuel into the carb doesn't the battery start to weaken... That has been happening a bit and probably should get a new one but... Fortunately I was on a two lane road so traffic could go around but man, When did people not know if you come upon a vehicle with the hood up that maybe one had better put a signal on and carefully go around??? I called my son to see if he could come and give me a boost and waited, trying to direct people to get over. Aren't old cars fun?! The boost was fine and she fired up idling like she should. Headed home with no issues and after putting my slow trickle charger on, grabbed a spare battery in the garage and put it in the trunk for my next adventure out....
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    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.
  36. 1 point
    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 one of his all-time master pieces. It appears that the older I get the older the cars get and this La Salle project has been on the back burner for too long while I've worked on other earlier Cadillac & veteran's and now should go to another owner with renewed vigour. Whilst GM never produced a factory Boattail a few were produced by independent coach builders, this car is styled on those creations. This right hand drive model is one of the few export models produced for the Australian market. The frame is sandblasted and painted in GM Black, the front end is assembled, wheels painted (deep maroon) with correct new Firestone 650 x 16” White Wall tyres. Lots of the custom boattail wood work is completed with single “dicky seat”. The block & crank have been stripped & blasted & coated to protect it ready for re-build. The very hard to find Bi Plane bumpers are present and in good condition, including the bumper with the rear step plates for the dicky seat passengers. Front & rear guards are sandblasted and primed as is the bonnet & cowl all are rust free. As well as quite a few NOS parts, there are plenty of spares including a sedan and a very rare set of 6 wheel equipped guards (Harley Earl pleaded with GM not to permit the use of 6 wheel equipment as he fell it ruined the lines of the styling, however customers demanded them!). Also included is the rare and unique to 1934 luggage rack to mount around the Bi Plane bumper & a period correct heater. Complete with extensive literature, this stunning project awaits completion. More details & photos upon request. Car located in Mudgee Au. $US25,500 delivered to Long Beach Ca.
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    Ain’t nobody taking my Buick!
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    Here is an UNMODIFIED 1955 Chevrolet Nomad.
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    Harvest: The AC unit is the one that was used on my 1925 Buick Standard and probably some others. And yes cahartley speaks the truth. The one in my car the trip odometer functions and it does work up to about 30 MPH then it goes crazy and pegs at 70 MPH. Buick friend Leif Holmberg told me if it even works a little DON"T TOUCH IT! Every one I have seen at Hershey and other swap meets were pretty much junk. There was a beautiful example on a vendors stand for $200. I asked him if it was checked and he replied it was a fully functioning unit. I gave it a light shake to see if the drum pivoted and heard a sickening rattle sound like there were loose pebbles. I thanked him and put it down. I picked up one for about $10.00 just to see if I could play with it and see what parts inside disintegrate. The problem is that the pot metal expands and cracks so you can't get the works out without destroying the rest. The Master Buick ACs are similar. I found a real nice one that I was able to disassemble. I found the drum support was badly cracked but still in one piece. At the time I was still teaching IA and we had a 3D printer. I thought one of my students and I could print out a replacement. We never got to that point. I still have the Inventor files if I ever get ambitious again.
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    Good idea. Makes it easy for the victims lawyer to find you after the accident and for the insurance company to know where to send the letter advising of the pending fraud investigation..................Bob
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    Friday was the local Cruise-In down on the waterfront and after getting my fuel supply in place, fired her up and went for a ride around the block. That felt good! Once back in the driveway checked under the hood and all looked well so washed off the bit of dust from the new house construction next door that always seems to get under a cover. Weather forecast was "iffy" but left the top down and headed to the parking lot to meet up with the usual gang who were texting to see if we were coming and advised they had saved a spot. Busy with good conversation and such when I look up and see a familiar face. It was Gary and his wife which they drove their 1939 Buick to be here. Introduced each other and chatted for a bit looking at my car and then looked at the western skyline... decided to put up the top (as did my friends) and walked over to his Buick to see it before the rain started. I knew this car some 20 or so years ago and it looks very good today. Then the light rain started... Decided to walk back to my car and Gary said they were going into the Casino and get supper. Suggested they head on in before it really rained and as they were out of sight, it rained cats and dogs! Now, this is a car show and one expects to be out and walking around seeing cars but here my wife and I were, sitting in the car with steamy windows (and not for the good reason- LOL) so when the rain eased off a bit, talked to the group who thought about going into the Casino for supper too. Most of us were soaked through and once someone said if we went in there with the air conditioning this wet that some one was going to get ill. With a calculated guess that the evening was shot due to weather, decided to drop off the cars, get changed and meet for a warm dry dinner. It wasn't unanimous so half stayed to brave it out. Our restaurant choice was a bit of a drive and it really rained on the way there but stopped before dinner was over. Sadly we might have made a hasty decision as I saw posting of the Crusie around Town about 5:30 and things had dried up! Still felt good to get behind the wheel of the Special though, even with my temporary fuel supply!
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    No governor from the factory; that was likely added when the engine was converted to use as a stationary engine. The exhaust manifold is, as I alluded, a biggie: Cracked manifolds are common. reproduction manifolds are >$2,000. I think it would be worth your while to pull the spark plugs and add about 3 or 4 ounces of a 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF (or Marvel Mystery Oil available at Walmart & O'Reillys) to each cylinder, then put the plugs back in finger-tight. Let sit for a week before trying to rotate the crankshaft. If it will budge at all when you go to sell it, it will be worth more than a stuck engine. Valves may well be stuck in the guides, prohibiting rotation, but don't worry about those for now. Lump, Seagrave bought Pierce-Arrow 8 and 12 cylinder engines in the 1930s, machined but parts-matched-yet-disassembled. They bought the tooling for these engines when Pierce was liquidated in 1938. Seagrave modified the engines to use dual ignition (2 plugs per cylinder) and other mods. Seagrave used the 8-cyl thru WW2, and the V-12 through the late 1960s, albeit in modified form. I have a 1941 Seagrave 8-cyl as a backup engine. I won't use the dual ignition head, but almost all other components interchange, and it came with TWO of the Delco 662-J distributors used on 1933-36 Pierce 8s. Seagrave 12 engines moved the distributor drive to the front of the engine (2 12-cyl distributors) and thus had different camshafts and timing covers than Pierce 12s, as well as dual ignition heads.
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    thanks OZ! he only wants originals.
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    Very rarely do you see a photo of a vintage car after an accident. This is a 1926 Buick Standard 2 door in the photo. I don't now how the top section separated behind the seat, but it did. A pretty high quality photo for it's day. It might have been used for an insurance adjustment. I saved this picture because there are some period details in the photo that we rarely see. There is a stack of demountable rims next to the car, so a pretty early photo.
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    Good day to celebrate today When something is broken since 1984 and it it works again, it is a good day in my book to to celebrate. I am lIt and this this is for you Niki...
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    Mark, I use this master parts book a lot. It will help with finding the year range of parts that are available. Hugh
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    Dodge, not earlier than 1917 and not later than 1919.
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    The car is a 1928 Cadillac. Likely a 5 passenger sedan. Sometimes a snapshot just captures a moment and I believe that this is one of them. A man, his car and his dog enjoying a summer day by doing some swimming. The 1920s at it's zenith. The plate is 1929 California. The car has a herald (trumpeter) ornament. As I understand it 1928-9 Cads did not have an official/authorized ornament, the herald was was produced as an aftermarket piece but it looked so nice that GM adopted it and made it officially available late in the 29 model year. They then began offering several different styles for 1930+ If you have any other details please share them.
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    Nick, A word of caution regarding a stuck engine. On my E 45, the water pump was rusted solid, preventing the engine from turning over. I would recommend you verify , or remove the water pump shaft, before you try and force the engine to move. If it is the pump that is locked up, you could end up damaging the timing gear forcing the engine to move. Glenn Manes Wheatridge CO USA