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  1. Part Chevrolet truck, part 1957 DeSoto....
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  2. 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
    4 points
  3. 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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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.
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  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.
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  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. 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....
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  20. So the battle begins, the old girl is staring to take shape.
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  21. I just took a drive into and along some of the draws around here. Seems to be a good time to revive this seasonal thread. - CC
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  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.
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  23. Brakes, grill, glass, seats of some kind, have some fun, save the paint and body work for later and the interior for last.
    1 point
  24. Time to go all in on this one Matt. I know you have got to be feeling down about "Baby Blue", but you might just end up loving "Pimp'n Purple" a little more. Buick love must endure. Good luck.
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  25. I don’t think you want a 68 Camaro in a film called “summer of 67”. ! Dave S
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  26. Looks very nice. You work fast too!
    1 point
  27. 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
  28. Its a '39 Six that's been converted.
    1 point
  29. Wow. I can only access the .com page. S or no S, nothing else opens
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  30. Do a CO test on the coolant to check for exhaust gases entering the coolant system. The kit is available over the counter. Use a bore scope to look in each hole after you pull the plugs, if you find a clean piston and head thats your problem. I have seen very, very small leaks from hoses that just drip onto a manifold and evaporate the coolant leaving no trace. Sometimes you just have to drive it till it gets worse. The CO detection kit is very helpful on head gaskets and cracked heads.......its not effective for other leaks. Ed
    1 point
  31. 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.
    1 point
  32. My thinking is on today's cars Driving lights are to help make cars seen during the day and times of day when Headlights are not necessarily on. The exception now is most new car's seem to have their Headlights on automatically at all times of the day. You don't see factory fog lights on newer cars normally. All that being said, Driving Lights would help on older cars to be seen to prevent accidents, BUT at the same time Fog Lights should serve two functions, acting as the only lights to be used in fog but also can be used to be seen during the day when there is no fog. Sometimes
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  33. 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
  34. You can often mix and match piston mass (reciprocating) with small rod end mass (also a reciprocating mass) to get all six close/matched. There should be be some mass machined adjustment pads on the inside of the piston on the pin bosses both sides.
    1 point
  35. Hugh Do you know what mass ring weight the crank was balanced to? This is what you want to make the large end rod masses match. Cotter pins included. Typically, the ring weights (a heavy bolted two piece affair that matches the large end of the rod) are made (all 6 in this case) to match the lightest large end you have. Bolt all 6 on and put the crank on the balance machine. The light ends of the rod, the reciprocating mass, you want to be all common so they cancel. Include the bolts. I’ve seen the bolts trimmed to help match mass. It it wou
    1 point
  36. Cadillacs from the fifties had fog lamps as an option. My '56 de Ville had them too. One night, I tried to use only the fog lamps, on an empty road. Oh Boy! Driving without any illumination would be the same. They look good on the car, but they are totally inefficient! OK, they are fog lamps, not driving lamps. However, modern fog lamps are giving some light in front and on the side. Those? Almost othing! The picture is from my '56 Biarritz. The de Ville had the same configuration; the '57 Brougham I have has similar fog lamps.
    1 point
  37. How about “Temptress”
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  38. 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
  39. our local club drove out to a restoration shop...they were not working on any Reattas but they did build the Ridler award car last year and it was in the entry area. Here are a few photos of the shop. forgot to include the only Buick that was there.....
    1 point
  40. This photo was taken several years ago and the only change to the car is the addition of the spare tires cover. Whenever we get this car out and drive it people just seem to go nuts over it. My friend here in town who runs the one Dairy Queen loves for us to come by on a weekend afternoon and hang around for a while. He tells me it is the best customer magnet that he has ever seen. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah Kansas
    1 point
  41. Love all those beautiful Buicks! Here is a picture of my '41 McLaughlin Buick. The backdrop is the coach house on the Parkwood estate of Sam McLauglin, who started building McLaughlins in 1908. Keith
    1 point
  42. Love this thread which I just found today. so here is a photo of my 39 sedan. It was sold new in New Zealand in December 1939. It is a RHD NZ assembled Buick with a Fisher body not the Holden body seen on many Australian Buicks. It a Special but was sold with the Century external and internal trim. (hence the outside trim on the windows and the centre rear seat arm rest) It has been in my wife's family since 1972 and was our wedding car in 1994 and also for her sister in 1995. I purchased the car of the family estate in 2002 and have over the last 4 years done an extensive frame on restorat
    1 point
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