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  1. Part Chevrolet truck, part 1957 DeSoto....
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  2. Work continues on the rear door trim panels.... Test fitting the upper trim assembly. All the tan and beige vinyl components are mounted to a .030" thick hardboard foundation, which is then mounted to the main substrate panel. Mocked up in the car: Those wrinkles around the upper, front and rear edges are there because the perimeter vinyl hasn't been edgefolded to the main substrate yet. Satisfied with the progress on the right rear door, I started on the left rear. Then, mocked up quarter trim panels to verify the
    4 points
  3. Most people on this forum may know this already, but in case they don't, I thought it might be helpful information to some to know that technology in the last decade has given us a very easy way to get inexpensive and high quality music sources in our antique cars. I like prewar cars and I also enjoy having period music playing in the car. In the past, this wasn't such an easy thing to pull off. A long time ago , I used to bring a "boombox" into the car and play cassettes or CDs to get good sound. But these days you can buy a cheap wireless handheld bluetooth speaker that works with any sm
    3 points
  4. She looks mighty proud. Looks like my '65 C20 in the background. Cal.
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  5. Good afternoon all! I spent a few days investigating and studying the Dynaflow. In particular, issues with slipping, leaks, whining and rumbling noises. Basically making notes of what a happy healthy Dynflow performs and how a sickly Dynaflow does not perform. By and large the threads on the forums I read did not come to a conclusion as to what the issue was and the resolution. I would like to start this thread in hopes those that that that have experienced Dynaflow issues and resolutions would share. Also, in hopes the thread is sticked becoming a page full of answers to trials
    2 points
  6. A couple of years back I was a regular here while fixing up my '66 Thunderbird for an indie film I produced (prior to that, I was here posting photos of a 1919 Chevy 490 I had purchased). Been into old cars my entire life so I thought it would be easy to find 60's cars to populate the film, "Summer of '67". I started going to local car shows and handing out a flyer to get owners interested in having their car in the film. Problem is, the responses I was getting were from guys with modified cars. For an accurate representation of the 60's, I needed bone stock cars or ones with peri
    2 points
  7. Another thought for those wanting to keep their smart phones, bluetooth speakers, etc. charged on long drives: One easy way to do this is with an external battery source that has a 120v outlet. Many battery boosters that we carry to jumpstart our cars have them -- just insert the plug like you would in your car, and in addition to jumping your car you can charge your various battery-powered devices. This is good in case the power goes out at home, too. Alternatively, you can bring along an external portable battery source like a laptop (or a dedicated battery source just for electronic dev
    2 points
  8. Update, cooking right along, torque tube , rear diff and suspension, all brakes and brake lines with drums and new bearings. installed trans lower linkage and e- brake cable.
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  9. I hope to have my ashes scattered in the Red Field, seriously.
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  10. So its used to get the grubs and worms out of you oil.
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  11. Hello I have a 49 Super with Dynaflow, Mine was leaking at the torque converter,had been apart sometime in the past,replaced all of the bolts with nylon inserted lock type.Found a number of the original bolts were cracked along the slots on them , allowing them to back off.Dynaflow apparently leaked when fairly new,In the program service bulletins condensed book over half of it refer to The Dynaflow .Buick said that unless it was leaking more than a pint of fluid in a 1000 miles ,that was considered normal. It seems to work ok after that but still get a slight amount of leakage noticedable on
    2 points
  12. That's a Sweptside, ain't it? Ha Ha
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  13. He's a railroad man and gets up very early in the morning
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  14. I never intended to be a parts supplier............it happened mainly by accident, and the fact that no one else seemed to be interested. I am a retired manufacturing engineer/problem solver for a fairly large company. Even before retiring, I became involved with the Reatta and tried to help when people had a problem. One example...a Reatta owner called one day saying he was having his seat redone and the lumbar bladder was shot, where could he get one? I'm thinking that should be no problem and started looking around. I was going to SEMA every other year and had a book lis
    2 points
  15. Managed a couple of hours before dinner today and pulled the Special out to see what I could do with the paint on the passenger side. Up close you can see what needs attention on the door. This is not really a proper fix but more of a preserving issue. The fact it doesn't show as bad does help though. Before anyone says anything, I know full well it's going to take more than a little paint to deal with the rocker panel!! Still, encouraged with the results I moved on to the lower front fender and the obvious spots.
    2 points
  16. Heres what the coolant passages looked like when I took the intake off. Now I know why I never had any heat and why she liked to run hot at idle even with that big aluminum radiator. This is after I started to clean them out.
    2 points
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Rodney, I believe the Bluetooth protocol for smart phones specifies a range of 10 meters. Put in more personal terms, my experience is that if the speaker is in the passenger compartment, and the phone is in my pocket, I can be in the car or out working on parts of the car (under the hood, getting stuff from the trunk, etc.) and it still works great. If I walk across the driveway, on the other hand, it begins to cut out.
    1 point
  20. Both the 264 and 322 are externally balanced, but different front and rear as you know. Dynamic balancing at a machine shop will fix the difference at that time. You can attempt static balance using a bubble balance for tires and come pretty close. Stock engines are "sorta balanced" and can be improved. Ask a machine shop. Not necessary if driven 'granny style', but a hotrod engine should be able to tolerate 5000 rpm without issues. If it is worth taking apart it is worth balancing. If you do it you will see what I mean!
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  21. Keiser, you definitely keep us forum members informed and entertained! Thanks for sharing your findings and being a part of the forum.
    1 point
  22. That would be interesting if any information could be tracked down. I have looked at as much information on the factory cars as I could find and the fwd turbo iterations appear fairly similar to what I have done but with the older 3.8fwd engine. The hi-boost rwd looks to be an old style GN engine and drivetrain. There have been different people that have done turbocharging to various fwd GM cars but no kits I could ever find.
    1 point
  23. Only problem, Sometimes people Do not give us space to unload our stuff, we come a long way and need hours to setup, pop up canopies, and fill water jugs to secure them for wind. to make herco happy,breakout tables and unload thousands of pounds of stuff my Recommendation is if you come Tuesday come after lunch See you there!
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  24. I drink a glass full of dihydrogen monoxide every day and it hasn't harmed me yet. Was watching a "building off the grid" show the other evening and they wanted to install a naturally occuring dihydrogen monoxide collection system but it turns out such a system is illegal in Colorado.
    1 point
  25. I can tell you that many vendors say that Tuesday is a great day for them. There are a lot of early birds who are trying to get first crack at the vendors so about noon there is a lot of traffic. Next year we are going to try to open up for business on Tuesday as a result.
    1 point
  26. Thank you for a very worthwhile post, and for sharing a simple but helpful thought
    1 point
  27. Does this look better? It is not a headlight bar. It looks more like a brace between the left and right mudguards (I think you in North America call them fenders).
    1 point
  28. Have you reinforced your headrest yet? :P If the air cleaner is 10x3", you should be good to go.
    1 point
  29. Because at the disk brake takeover point, fixed anchor brakes like the ones in Spineyhill's graphic were long gone. The front shoe on such a system, Lockheed in Chrysler's case, tends to "apply" itself on braking in the forward direction, while the rear shoe wants to "unapply" itself. Step bores were an attempt to even things out. IIRC Ford also did it on their fixed-anchor brakes, along with a shorter piece of lining on the rear shoe. Lockheed soon fixed this by splitting the cylinder in two, and putting the second shoe and anchor on upside down. Now you have 2 leading
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  30. That is my guess too. The simplest way to repower the Packard would be to transplant the whole Stanley rear axle/engine assembly. There were steam car enthusiasts long after Stanley, Doble, White and the rest went out of business. There were always guys reviving old steam cars and trying to build new ones, at least as late as the seventies. The sixties and seventies actually saw a revival of interest in steam as a means to fight pollution and get around the gas shortages. They never got anyplace but had more or less fun trying. Here's a 1969 Chevelle converted to steam
    1 point
  31. Its a '39 Six that's been converted.
    1 point
  32. I did some more research on removing the clutch from my 1922 Oldsmobile. I believe that I don't have to remove the bell housing. After removing the clutch pedal assembly and a few other misc. items, I can rotate the clutch release shaft with the clutch fork as I pull out the clutch assembly. This way the clutch fork will be out of the way so that I can lower the clutch assembly from the bell housing. Any comments on this procedure?
    1 point
  33. Wow. I can only access the .com page. S or no S, nothing else opens
    1 point
  34. Randy, I’ve been grateful for the times when I was able to get a crew of people to help with the larger tasks. Each time I tried to “economize” the project by making sure I was as prepared as possible by having supplies ready and knowing what I wanted. It was always uplifting to see so much progress in a short time. I’m now working on my bathroom vanity. There’s nothing standard about what I need, so I’m building it from scratch - and scraps. The ‘74 is feeling at home around the shop. It’s a smooth ride.
    1 point
  35. FOG lamps are for when there is FOG present; night or day. DRIVING, ROAD, or RUNNING lights are for when the car is moving forward on the road regardless of the weather; night or day. Starting in Canada with the 1990 model year, daytime running lights became mandatory. Sweden had that law in place many years previous. In the 1960's a RUNNING light was a somewhat popular option, and my dad's 1964 Plymouth had one. Full-size 1969 & '70 Dodge Monacos had a built-in running light they referred to as a 'Superlight'. Mustang offered a light-up accessory horse running light on 19
    1 point
  36. Would appear most agree with me sales hype
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  37. This is mine, smooth and clean, just the way it rolled off the line in 1936.
    1 point
  38. This Cadillac is exceptionally good looking. The designers got just right. If it were mine, I would run sans front license plate and round medallion. The LEO's have never bothered me about a front plate on any collector car.
    1 point
  39. Don't know any specifically, but somebody will have them. Bring one of yours along to match up pieces, Also you could get a ballcap and write something like looking for parts for 1928 Pontiac. Happy hunting. I am searching Chandler parts-I think you will have better luck than me.
    1 point
  40. Engine installed and running. After replacement of A/C system components listed previously, system held vacuum for five days, so should be good to recharge. Now to start the tuning process.
    1 point
  41. Here are some pics of my 38 Special
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