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  1. Well, after 21 years with the same company helping to recruit and hire healthcare professionals, I've officially RETIRED! Of course I've done it before when I retired after 23 years in the U.S. Navy, but this time I'm not wondering what my second career will be- it's already happened, and it certainly was enjoyable and so satisfying. To think the people we hired made such a difference in peoples lives is awesome. Proud also of the projects I initiated to hire our veterans. Those talented hospital corpsmen and medics can do so much more than what is normally allowed in the civilian world,
    12 points
  2. Do you have a Handicapped placard or tag? If so they cannot by law refuse to allow you to use it nor can they even ask the nature of your handicap. I have become something of a warrior for Handicapped Rights since I have become handicapped myself.
    5 points
  3. so i finally got off my butt and decided to start working on the special again. shes sat for a month or two because of some personal problems that made me lose interest in the hobby and a rochester 2 jet that seems to hate me. ive decided to make some changes.
    4 points
  4. I have a 1938 Imperial Business Coupe in 2(?) condition up for sale. I am looking for34,000. Runs flawlessly, OD, straight 8, at most 788 of these imperial business coupes were made. New chrome, rubber, glass and paint. Brake system, ignition, fuel tank, carburetor, lines and pump replaced or rebuilt. All gauges work, has heater and original radio, they have yet to be restored. I have owned the car for 19 years.
    3 points
  5. If you can find a salvage yard that has your seats but are in poor condition ask if you can slice the seat backs out and can buy the head rests. The seat back is vinyl and can be used for the console lid and the head rest front is leather and can be used for repairs on the bolsters on your seats. Match is perfect and way cheaper then buying new leather from the upholstery shop. A great story, thanks for sharing.
    3 points
  6. This has been my experience with "kits" like this. Their close but you need to re engineer it yourself at home to make it work. Nothing is "bolt on" in this hobby. And once you get the parts to "bolt on" you will still have to engineer the master cylinder situation which they will tell you is a "bolt on" but is probly not. Getting the parts on there is only the first step of a long job. I think it is doubtful that the spindles have been changed. Changed to what? I bet there is no other spindles that will "bolt on" and still work with 46' Buick Super brake parts and steering and s
    3 points
  7. Stanley engines were built into the rear axle, had the cylinders exposed and a tin housing wrapped around the rods. Engine looks like a Stanley with the cover removed. Boiler also has the distinctive Stanley drum shape. Stanley was also the most popular steam car. That is my guess and I am sticking to it lol.
    3 points
  8. Sorry to have to say this, but we here believe that offers are for Ebay, not here. It is a gorgeous car and I would go to Ebay and look under "completed listings" to maybe see what one may have sold for. You may not find a comparable car, so you can also look on auction sites.
    3 points
  9. I cannot answer your two questions but isn't the placement of the bearing on the spindle dictated by the machined race in the rotor hub?
    2 points
  10. Well let me rephrase, all items may be viewed Friday, the day before the auction as well as of course Saturday the day of the auction. Anyone seriously interested in purchasing a car can call the auctioneer and set up a time to inspect prior to those times. No pre auction sales.
    2 points
  11. I think he did it so he could run the car on unrationed kerosene during the war.
    2 points
  12. Im not sure its fairly small. I have a nice black edelbrock air cleaner ill use if it clears the hood.
    2 points
  13. It's a beautiful thing. 12 valve cages like new again. He was able to use all but 3 of the springs, and said the springs from the spare engine were too rusty to use so he ordered 3 new springs and had to shim them to get the right compression. The 3 bad springs (in the pic) were badly damaged from the forces of removing the cages with the Buffum tool, the 3 new springs that he bought of the right length and size had too low of a compression and you can see where he shimmed them. The 6 brass sealing rings on the exhaust were made by Terry Wiegand, the 6 on the intake wer
    2 points
  14. The Buick is really coming together nicely! I think I recall you had holes for fender mount lights to use as front turn signals. Mine had motorcycle style front turn signals some previous owner installed. I removed them and added hidden arrow style LED lights behind the grille, so I have front signals, but no one sees them unless they're in use. A happy period incorrect solution for me!
    2 points
  15. Just figured out the trunk picture, it is a steam powered generator for lights.
    2 points
  16. Speed goodies going it! Cool beans. Let us know how she runs with the new set up.
    2 points
  17. Ben - the WOT from a stop sign was a minor issue from day 1. Remember there were many changes in engine size and carburetor design during this period. The modification of the idle tubes is a work-around, as is advancing the static timing a few degrees. The actual problem is that the 1956 Rochester has no auxiliary air valve. For 1957, Rochester added the auxiliary valve to the secondary. On the 1956 carb, WOT activates the secondary. On the 1957 carb, WOT opens the secondary throttle plates, but the auxiliary air valve prevents air from flowing in the secondary until a
    2 points
  18. Looks like the real deal.....2 cylinder steam engine looks too new for Stanley? Jacketed cylinders...the large oval plate should give away the manufacturer.
    2 points
  19. Engine and boiler look like they came from a Stanley. I have heard of a few similar projects by steam enthusiasts about 10 years after Stanley went out of business. The engines don't wear out, but I would be suspicious of the boiler. It would make a good project for a steam fan and the price seems reasonable.
    2 points
  20. I'm pretty sure you can throw away NADA on some cars as some they value very high(prices you will never get unless at an auction where the liquor is flowing freely) and other more uncommon cars like this in this condition don't trade hands often enough to reflect a current value and the prices seem quite low because not enough current sales have been reported. 21G will buy you a Plymouth in close condition but still probably not as nice. In the Mopar world, one following it, understands why a Chrysler was priced quite a bit higher. Not to say this car is worth a boat load of Money but if I
    2 points
  21. Document, or at least itemize all the stuff you have put into the car, including your own labor. That at least gives them a starting point. If you play nice and respectful, you become the expert on what the thing is worth...
    2 points
  22. I guess my '65 Gran Sport is somewhat unusual in that it does not have A/C. It was sold new in Seattle, so I guess the original owner didn't feel it was needed in the cooler summer climate of the Pacific Northwest. I read somewhere that about 70% of '65 Rivieras were ordered with factory A/C. Dick Sweeney, ROA Technical Advisor, visited Vancouver this summer. I recall him commenting something along the lines of "Geeez, that Super Wildcat sure looks good without all that A/C stuff hanging off it.". I guess I should take that for a compliment!
    2 points
  23. Why did I sell it? I had a buyer lol And I want something smaller, although my husband thinks a station wagon isn't smaller, only shorter! What can I say?! Thanks for the words of encouragement guys! I'm really looking forward to the search. BTW, I've volunteered to work the Membership Booth on the Chocolate Field 2-4 Friday! Come say hi
    2 points
  24. All - As of October 1, 2018, all of the body panels and hood are painted and test mounted. Everything seems to be fine! Painting by Detroit Deluxe of body panels was very high quality. Now finishing engine and mounting stuff like brass trim, windows, windshield, and hood jewelry. Next step and pictures will be engine mounting. Ron Hausmann P.E.
    2 points
  25. Pete, Also, I believe the AC version of the radiator has a right angle top neck because the AC compressor would interfere with the top hose if the neck was straight. If all you can find is the AC version of the radiator for your non AC Electra, you can still use the AC radiator if you change the top hose to an AC top hose. Tom Mooney
    2 points
  26. Hi Pete, I dont know why you are having a hard time but just an FYI...All the 1966 Wildcat, Riviera and Electra radiators are the same except the AC version likely has a larger core and the AC version has a right angle top neck whereas the non AC version has a straight top neck. I know this from experience and I just confirmed it in the `66 Buick parts book. So a non AC rad from a Wildcat or Riviera will work in your Electra. I have cores if you need one but I would think with that many models to choose from you would be better off finding something locally. Good luck! Tom
    2 points
  27. Annie, can't believe you sold the Burb! I'm sure you'll find something to love in the field somewhere. Can't wait to see your post when you do find it. Drop by and say hi when you can - GCC5-6. If we're not there were out shopping. Terry
    2 points
  28. If you have a '38' or later service manual, they tell you how. Other later service manuals work. The first thing is to put the double row ball bearing on the front of the pinion shaft. You then screw on the front nut and torque it to - I believe about 130#' to 140#' That sets the bearing. Then clean up the shims so they are clean. Those shims set the position of the pinion gear against the ring gear. Install the shims back into the housing with a bit of oil to keep them from moving. Then you slip on the pinion collar and follow it with the rear roller bearing. Now this is
    2 points
  29. See hard head!! I'm not the only one insisting you go get checked out!!! Spinal problems can take a while to show up then it's hard to prove they were the result of the crash. As I have already expressed to you, so glad you are OK, and sorry to hear the bag of groceries didn't fair as well. Matt texted me these pics even before the police arrived and I was so shocked and saddened. Rita literally let out a scream. As some of you may remember this is the car that I bought out of the warehouse( along with 7 others) and sold Matt. One of the most solid '54's I have ever seen. Absolutel
    2 points
  30. After more years than I care to admit, I hope to check the 'Hershey Box' this year for the first time. Rather surprised no one else has posted anything about Hershey 2018. Each year I would see the Hershey Posts and wish I was going. Anyone else this year?
    1 point
  31. I was thinking recently of the difference between my car when I bought it in 2007 and today. Here a picture under the hood from 2007 when I bought the car: And here's a picture today: Not a show car, certainly, but I hope an improvement....
    1 point
  32. I have seen having an incorrect gas cap (non-vented vs. vented) create the circumstances described in the OP.
    1 point
  33. The number of electric carts and golf carts has understandably increased in recent years.
    1 point
  34. Is that a Doble boiler? Would make sense for the period. I'd bet if so the motor is worth more than the asking price. Admittedly I know next to nothing about factory steam power.
    1 point
  35. 1920 is the first stamped steel CA plate; before that (beginning 1914) the plates were porcelainized steel. I think the car is indeed a 1914. first full year of the fender-mounted headlights, and rather cumbersome in appearance. For 1914 the rivets were exposed, AND that's the only year prior to 1932 that the "ramp" from fender to headlight rim was convex. Beginning in 1915 (Series 3), the "ramp" was concave and the transition of "ramp" to fender was leaded and smooth.
    1 point
  36. We had a "light" frost 2 nights ago, but no snow yet. I do have snow tires ready to go on...
    1 point
  37. Thanks RivMan! Accessing the site via the dot.org address worked for me! The links to various subpages within the main site still use https. To access them (after getting the annoying error message), I have to remove the "s". Is this a permanent thing? Or will the site be fixed so all pages within can be accessed without having to manually edit the address of the page?
    1 point
  38. Mr. Pilgrim, since the word "rare" is so common, I instead use terms such as "uncommon" or "seldom-seen." You may call your car's feature "rare" if you like, naturally. Another aspect of the overuse of the word: When people have a common car, such as a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, they may tend to call out some "rare" FEATURE of their car. "Only XX were made in this color combination." "Only YY had air conditioning AND the signal-seeking radio." Everyone likes to be an individual, and sometimes that's how they achieve some individuality.
    1 point
  39. Here's one more shot of the wired edge to show the back and underside. For as complex as the curve was, both Wray and I were surprised that it came out smooth, without wiggles. All the filing and sanding took away any last wrinkles and bumps from shrinking the metal by hammering it down against the wire as it was folded over. I've seen adjustable, curved body files with curved teeth before, but he also had a fixed one with about a 10" radius and another fixed one with about a 6" radius that curved 180 degrees. I'll have to get a photo of those on my next visit. Incidentally,
    1 point
  40. Talked to Mrs Coker. The auctioneer says preview will be a the day before but that anyone wishing to closely check out vehicles may call the auctioneer and set up a time to look.
    1 point
  41. That was true with Oldsmobile up into the 1960's, with turbocharging (Turbo-Rocket F-85 Jetfire), and front wheel drive (Toronado). Of course, turbocharging wasn't new and neither was front wheel drive, but Oldsmobile was the first GM division to offer each. The 425 cubic inch Toronado did manage to prove BMC Mini innovator, Isaaic Issagonis wrong, with his statement, about it being impossible to have a front wheel drive car over 2 liters. And the split-case Turbohydmatic FWD transaxle proved to be bulletproof, even being used in the 1973-78 GMC motorhomes. Craig
    1 point
  42. Annie, there are many, many collectible cars in that price range. The cars in the Hershey car corral often start out overpriced, but be persistent--visit every day--and you'll see some becoming realistically priced. If you come to Fall Carlisle the week before, you'll see that their car corral has plenty of cars in the years you've specified. In fact, those years constitute most of the cars there. I have seen a car fail to sell at Fall Carlisle, and the seller will take it to Hershey with a higher asking price. Cars from t
    1 point
  43. Just to follow up with this he took it to a shop and they found the electric fuel pump was bad and only ran sometimes which was blocking flow. He says he just installed it at the beginning of summer so it went bad pretty fast. They installed a new pump and made a bypass so even if this one goes bad the engine pump will be able to pull gas around it. The bad electric pump was blocking all flow even tho its supposed to be flow thru. Their still haveing problems getting it to idle. It keeps surging and they dont know why. But at least it is running again. My friend thanks you for all
    1 point
  44. For a month or so Wifey has been complaining about wind noise at speed in our Reatta. As typical, I forgot about it as I am never a passenger. In any event I finally got to it. At the rear of the door window there was quite a gap to between the glass and rubber. As I played around with it I discovered that it's really easy to pry up the back edge of the rubber. I put a piece of the cheap. Home Depot 1/4 by 1/4 self stick black weatherstriping in back of the existing rubber door seal and walla. no wind noise at all and nothing shows. I think I've stumbled onto an easy, cheap solution for the la
    1 point
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