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  1. 12 points
    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, and now we're successfully breaking down barriers for them and putting their experience and skills to work in the right place. Friday was officially my last day at work, although I'll go back later this week for my retirement luncheon and to pick up a few things still in the office. I woke up this morning without an alarm clock, didn't have to fight traffic, and spent the day leisurely sorting and packing for Hershey. Best part of this is I won't need to work by axx off so I can go, ain't worried about what's going on while I'm gone, and won't have to unscramble some crisis when I get back. Sweeeeeeettttttt! So-if I walk by at Hershey with a kinda frozen smile on my face just figure I'm having a really great time! Terry
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    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.
  3. 4 points
    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.
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    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.
  6. 3 points
    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.
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    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.
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    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 suspension. Wilwood wont help because they dont know how to solve this problem. The bearing they gave you worked that one time on that one car that they think is similar enough to your 46' that their "bolt on" kit might kind of sorta work. But if they used a prewar car for prototyping you might be out of luck unless you switch to whatever spindles they used to make they're kit. Did they make they're kit knowing that there are big series cars and small series cars and they might have different spindles? Or maybe the design changed after the war? I hope its easy but I bet your going to have to find whatever spindles Wilwood used to make they're kit and swap those which is a hassle job. Or some kind of spacer to keep the bearing from sliding all the way down the spindle? Is it too late to return the kit and put the drums back on? At least you know those work.
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    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.
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    In addition to a few junky ol ‘54 parts I’ll be bringing these and do not plan on bringing them back home. Brother Brian has generously offered to share his double spot with Matt and me so if in the Orange field, stop by OAF 39 and join in the shenanigans.
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    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?
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    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.
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    "Sounds like the guy inferred some Buick parts was junk." "Lemme finish this butt and I'll get Brian."
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    I think he did it so he could run the car on unrationed kerosene during the war.
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    Im not sure its fairly small. I have a nice black edelbrock air cleaner ill use if it clears the hood.
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    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 were made by Gary at NAPA in Saratoga. He had to buy a huge chunk of brass rod stock and has most of it left over so if anybody needs brass sealing rings he needs to get rid of about 10 pounds of brass.
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    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!
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    Just figured out the trunk picture, it is a steam powered generator for lights.
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    Speed goodies going it! Cool beans. Let us know how she runs with the new set up.
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    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 pre-determined vacuum is present in the intake. This solved the issue. Opening the throttle maybe only half way for 1/2 a second and then flooring the throttle might also work, maybe worth a try. Jon.
  22. 2 points
    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.
  23. 2 points
    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.
  24. 2 points
    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 had it, I would want in the upper 20's at minimum and maybe a bit more if it's really nice. It is an Imperial which was the top of the line Chrysler for the day. I'm not in love with the 38 Styling but this is still one pretty good looking car. For example I had a 68 Big block pretty nice tripower Vette, All correct Numbers matching etc. I got probably 20 percent less than they said it should be worth. I sold my 36 Chrysler Convertible for probably twice what they said it was worth. It's nice to use if you are trying to buy a fairly uncommon car as they will probably value it low and you can use it to try to drive the price down or justify a cheap price from a seller, that's about it. I had only a 6 cylinder 36 Chrysler a few years ago and had a chance to drive my old 36 Plymouth that I had owned 10 years earlier at the same time, though mechanically pretty similar, the Chrysler even in a 6 felt like a Luxury car and the Plymouth felt cheap. Mopar guys understand that and pay for it. I think your low 30's is a good starting point. A crappy car to build would cost you near 10G to acquire and another 50 G to make this nice if it's as nice as the 3 photos you posted and the condition 2 you stated.
  25. 2 points
    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...
  26. 2 points
    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!
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    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
  29. 2 points
    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.
  30. 2 points
    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
  31. 2 points
    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 Mooney
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    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
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    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 important - you NEED to have the assembly spacer ring that keeps the roller bearing forward as you push the assembly forward into the carrier housing. Also, twist the pinion collar to ALIGN the holes on the collar with the three screws in the carrier housing as you push it together. If you don't get them aligned as you get it together, the holes in the spacer won't align with the holes where the screws are inserted. If you are close, you can move the pinion collar by sticking a small screw driver in the hole to make sure they are aligned. As you put the three screw in, they will provide the final alignment. The service manual tell you how to sequence the three screws - tighten them correctly. You will not be able to move the collar (rotation wise to align with the three screws)) once you start pushing it together. Been there / done that, redone that again - - duh ! You need to use the spacer (C-shapped) to keep the roller bearing forward as you push it all in place. After you have pushed it in place, you remove the instillation spacer and its sone. NOW I remember - there may be a spacer ring between the pinion gear and the roller bearing to keep the roller bearing from moving rearward and touching the gear. So sorry if my memory is not all there, I am suffering from 'old timers' so I use my service manuals. This should give you a good run at it. Then you need to put the drive shaft back on the front of the pinion shaft. I used teflon paste to lubricate the male spline for assembly. Do it slowly to get the cross pin hole aligned. I went to my favorite machine shop and played it on their metal bench. Fixed the transmission end to a non moveable block ? and then used a screw jack on the pinion gear (with an aluminum block to protect the gear. Slowly pressed / moved the two parts together until the cross pin holes aligned and then put in the cross pin. Now yo can use any (?) 1/4" bolt for this function. I used a grade 5 NF bolt and a lock washer to keep it together. Being a nut about balance, I matched the head of the bolt with a regular washer to try to keep the same weight at both ends of the bolt. Works. If you have a drive shaft shop close by, you can then take the complete assembly there and have them balance it perfectly. A great way to finish up a part that you will not be able to do easily in the future. Read you service manual to see if I forgot anything. By the way, "Dr Earl" the moderator on these forums, has the spacer assembly ring and the very important forked tool to tighten the carrier bearing on final assembly. It is not rocket science, just proper procedure with the proper tools. JMHO
  34. 2 points
    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. Absolutely zero rust, straight body and good mechanical condition. Matt absolutely loved the car and spent SOOO much time joyfully working on it (til he got to the ignition, but even then he persevered) and had great plans of having the interior redone etc. While I am sad to see the car in this wrecked condition I can't imagine how Matt felt when he walked out to the car this morning. I feel pretty certain Geico will total the car, no way repairs could be less than the value. But not sure how insurance companies determine value of old/classic cars. Hopefully it will equal at least the dollars you have in it. Which brings to mind all the NOS and nice chrome I sold you for it. Hopefully you can replace/salvage that After the adjuster looks at it. Or you can purchase the car back from the insurance company. Keep us posted and I'm sure I speak for all here, let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
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    This is almost too good to be true. Is this really a 23 mile 1964 Beetle or a really good restoration? If it's really a 23 mile Beetle, is it worth $1,000,000.00? My suspicious nature was tweaked when I noticed that the top of the ad claims that the Beetle is being offered by a "Private Seller", but at the bottom of the ad, the contact phone number is that of a dealer (Burback Motors). Anyway, here's the link: https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/volkswagen/beetle/2171078.html?refer=saturday Whatever it proves to be, it looks like a really nice Beetle, but a million bucks? Nah. Cheers, Grog
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    ?Looks like Brian’s bogartin to me. ?
  38. 1 point
    Hi your car looks great ,I also have a dodge sedan restored in 96 .One thing that may be of help to you at this stage of restoration is to install a drip tray/channel at the back rear windows .My car didnt have anything and the water ran down onto the inner guard and rusted the panel as the water was trapped between the upholstery and the body.The channel is sealed at both ends with a half inch copper pipe soldered to one end to drain the excess water.(73 holden torana bypass hose connected the pipe to the wheel well at the back of the rear wheel.) PS .My german shepard was also helpful , keep up the good work, off to colac Dodge rally friday We will be in a 28 blue senior sedan so I can catch up then Stuart
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    Maybe the rest of the Stanley is in the tree line...How things have changed, an old junk 1920? Stanley repurposed... I am guessing the Packard was heavier then the original Stanley? it would be cool to see run again. I wonder if anybody knows if it worked? The generator in the trunk would be the last thing I would work on, so my guess is it did run at some point.
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    Congratulations! My 15th retirement anniversary was yesterday. Now, every day is Saturday! ? The only problem I've found is it's easy to fall into the trap of "Meh...that can wait 'til tomorrow."
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    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?
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    Finally stopped raining after a month and we had 2 sunny days. Still not dry enough to do any painting on the 1925. We put on about 80 miles on the 1937 yesterday. Also I installed the re-built radio Dave's 40 Buick did for me. I do not have it hooked up yet as I have to re-cover the antenna lead in wires. Rubber coated with a shielding layer. Most of the rubber coating is gone. Also I have to mold a new lead in grommet as well as one for the power lead.
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    The poster was discovered by a close friend, Bob Feeley, about 40 years ago in Ct. . It was with the family of the Franklin dealer who got it from the Franklin company along with a lot of other sales literature. I bought one or two of the Franklin sales pieces but had the rest and mentioned that if he ever wanted to part with the poster to let me know. I have had it over 25 years. I owned a 31 Franklin for many decades and about 30 years ago had it out for a ride and stopped to buy something. When I came out an older gentleman was standing looking at it and told me " I worked at a Cadillac dealer near Columbus Circle in New York in the late 1920s early 1930s and the Franklin dealer was also on Columbus Circle ( west edge of the circle) and he said it was wonderful as Lindbergh would go to that dealership to have his Franklin serviced ( the car in the poster) and when he did all the Cadillac service guys would stop work and go look out the window to try and catch a glimpse of the "Lone Eagle" . The people that owned the Cadillac agency did not object or tell them to get back to work. In 1930 the USA was in the depth of the Great Depression and people needed "heros" to get them through the day and give them hope, Lindbergh was all that and more. He used the NY City Franklin dealer ( Pace Motors) because he lived in NJ and had a publisher friend he often visited and stayed with on the north shore of long Island not to far out in Sands Point. The publisher was Harry Guggenheim who in the late 1940s started a daily newspaper that still exists today named Newsday.
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    Went to a local all make car show with some chapter members today. It was a charity event for the John Theissen Children's Foundation. Got quite exciting when the Football player signing autographs was Ottis Anderson, Superbowl MVP in 1991 who received a 1991 red Reatta conv. from Buick. He came over to my car and was thrilled to see one just like the one he received in '91. Pretty cool day
  45. 1 point
    sounds like you need a vacation son. hang in there til Hershey, that should recharge your battery.
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    I talked to a few friends about the issue, John Csordes & Pete Majestic who offered good troubleshooting suggestions. I was really bummed out and they encouraged me not to take apart just yet. Talked to Mike T. at TA Performance today and told him about my issue. 0 pressure in #5 and he said it sounded like one of the valves was not closing. Pressure checks BEFORE/AFTER VALVE ADJUSTMENT 1.200 2.203 3.200 4.204 5. 0/192! 6.205 7.190 8.195 I will fire her up tomorrow and see whether we can get her to run right.
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    Best car related French thing I have seen - cars with engines under 360cc do not need to be registered in France. Without licence plates such cars are untraceable, very stealable, and cant be reported stolen as they have no legal 'identity'. First one I saw in Paris had a notice on it - "cette voiture n'est pas abondonnee" - this vehicle is not abandoned. As best I recall the French anyway. jp 26 Rover 9
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