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  1. Please allow an old man to brag a bit. After 37 years of restoring professionally the business was turned over to my 35 year old Son Devon two years ago. I still come in every day and do a bit of upholstery and woodwork but for the most part I just get in the way. At last week's Hershey we showed a 1960 Eldorado Biarritz which was the first full restoration run completely by my Son from start to finish. Happily it was well received and garnered a First Junior Award. I can now rest easy knowing the business is in good hands
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  2. well it is an actual question / vent session when I wrote this. yes the whiskey had me thinking, drink a bit, stare at my vehicle (car sits behind me in my man cave/garage, so from time to time I spin around and stare at it). over the years I have built countless vehicles, modified frames, can weld mig,tig,arc and am pretty good at fabricating. so when I stare at vehicles I see what could have been or could be. the speed on the highway is not as much an issue to me as the rev of the engine as I am driving 55-60mph (via phone GPS). I would like to go a bit
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  3. Alrighty, here's my google link to over 500 photos mostly taken by my husband Joel! Enjoy! https://photos.app.goo.gl/r65KGdwCUSUnD1mk6
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  4. Tail lamp Tuesday. Found this pleasing photo of our 1913 Buick model 31, on tour, before the Old Car Festival in Michigan. Maybe Autumn Buicks because it was September. Regards, Gary
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  5. Here is a good short video of an auto pioneer. First turn signals. https://www.chonday.com/32935/cacjartlef6/
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  6. Here are a few photos I took as well. Charlie
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  7. Actually, we are busier than we've ever been. Happily his wife is a tenured school teacher and a butcher's daughter so hopefully they will never go hungry.
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  8. This year was simply amazing for me. I needed to make up for last year when I was mending my broken leg and didn't get to see much of it, so was determined to cover as much as possible. My best finds were actually on Thursday during the rain. Vendors with covered spaces were eager to sell and I was braving the elements in search of great automobilia. One of my best acquisitions this year was a superb early French bronze figurine of a lady in an early automobile. I'm trying to research some history on it so any help would be appreciated. One like it was sold at an auction in Germany in 20
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  9. We'll see. I'm meeting with a local hot rodder soon to use their acid bath for my modified intake manifold. I also finalized my switch for 3D printing... I went through a painstaking process of modeling every component in the system to a degree of accuracy that makes sense to me. In the shop here on campus, it's about a $10 job since its relatively small and hollow. It shouldn't see any crazy stresses unless the switch bottoms out, which it shouldn't. I also need to refine the mounting arm strength and switch lever length. I'll most likely increase the radius
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  10. Got the copper washers today and they look like they work. No leaks and we kept the factory fitting. I cleaned up the fitting a little with some fine sandpaper just so it doesnt look all chewed up. Note that I didnt chew it up. I removed it with my bare hands. It looks a little better now and no more leaks. Very happy!!! The equal leg 90s wont work on my application. I looked forever to find the right one. The one's on Ebay are pretty close but none are for 5/16" line. Glad I didnt have to do something else. All fixed and back running again. Thank you for the help!
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  11. I'm a little late getting this (probably last) entry posted, but the reason for that will be explained in a few moments. Took my time getting packed up at the Comfort Suites-soon-to-be-a-Mariott in Allentown (right across the street from the Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, which I had never even heard of and I love rollercoasters; maybe next year...). Arrived at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles a bit after 10:30 a.m. and had a delightful visit. I had not realized just how steeped in local history is the Boyertown museum, but soon learned its deep and fasc
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  12. 1951 Oldsmobile 98. Compare the side spear and the tip of the large stainless piece on the rear door.
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  13. I am able to remove mine myself, usually. I have several furniture pads left from my time in the trenches. Raise the hood and place a pad over the fender , stretching into the engine compartment. Another over the radiator with excess on the ground. Lower hood and carefully raise the other side , placing a pad here. Lower hood. Carefully slide hood forward , lowering the nose until it is on the ground, atop the pad. Pick it up and carry it away. Of course, the buddy way is easier. Ben
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  14. Today I installed the sill plates and jute padding for under the seat and the back seat floor. I used a spray adhesive to smooth out the padding and make it conform to the hump in the middle.Tomorrow I will put the mat down after cutting the material around the seat brackets. I am hoping to start work in the rear quarter windows to install the flexible pile lining with the stainless steel bead by the end of the week.
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  15. This is my 1952 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75. I traveled 575 miles to get it. It was taken off the road somewhere around 1975 due to an “excessive oil leak.” The engine was removed, the heads were rebuilt. That’s as far as the engine was rebuilt. It sat outside of the car uncovered. I found a couple rebuilt stickers in the car. The brakes were rebuilt, they still have the Made in USA stamping on the pads. The sticker is dated 1976. The regulator was rebuilt. As for that there was nothing else rebuilt from what I saw. The transmission and engine came outside of the car. I’m not sure it’s the sa
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  16. I was wondering how many 16V's are still operational. Let's use the "Like" button on this page to do a poll. If you have a 16V, and it is still operational, please click the "Like" button below. It should be interesting to see the result! Thanks in advance!
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  17. Congratulations to all winners!!! Click here for the 2018 Eastern Fall Meet Winners. If you did not receive the award you desired, please write a note with a S.A.S.E. to the V.P. of Judging - Jim Elliott, PO Box 723, Yorktown, VA 23692.
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  18. He said it was a Crank Cover.........so my thinking is it covered the Hand Crank they had back in the early days to start the engine. You could cover the hole on the front of the car if it also had a battery and starter, uncover if the battery was dead or there was no starter?
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  19. Sorry to hear, we always hate to lose anyone, and anyone with talent is missed that much more. I guess you could read that wrong, but it's what I feel....
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  20. Spy photos from the Tesla- Fisher- Spacex development team.
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  21. I COMPLETELY DIS-AGREE WITH ANYBODY WHO SAYS I HAVE TO TAKE MY EYES OFF THE ROAD. THESE ARE ANALOG GAUGES & IF YOU KNOW YOUR CAR/GAUGES YOU WILL KNOW WITH YOUR PEREIFIAL VISION IF SOMETHING IS AMISS WITHOUT TAKING YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD. END OF THIS SUBJECT FOR ME. Tom T.
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  22. Makes me laugh thinking of all the twisted knickers. Ben
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  23. Some of the folks in the Cascade Pacific region of the Plymouth Owners Club have fitted overdrive transmissions to their '33 Plymouths. I've heard from them that a '37 DeSoto overdrive is pretty much a bolt in, just swap the top cover from the '33 transmission and put it on the '37 overdrive. And apparently that overdrive uses a cable for actuation and the freewheeling control for the '33 transmission can be used for that. I think a shorter driveshaft might be needed too. Mind you, I've not done this. So all the above is hearsay, but it might be worth looking into if you are determ
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  24. Like Sactownog, my primary consideration was to reduce the high-rpm strain on the engine at speed, and secondarily to be able to cruise a little faster because of the 26% reduction in rpm at any given speed. (Mitchell also offers a 36% ratio, and perhaps even more, but that is too much for these applications, IMHO.) That 1925 Pierce 80 has four-wheel large mechanical brakes so that wasn't much of a concern. A group of us made a group buy from Mitchell of about 16 units--one is in the 1939 Cadillac 75 I owned for 42 years, another is in a 1937 Packard 12. The Mitchell ODs are robust units, a
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  26. I am NOT an expert on these early makes. But I find them fascinating. In an earlier response, I suggested Autocar. I had noticed a similar-looking vehicle on page 85 of the Standard Catalog. Fenders very similar, front and rear. Radiator similar, with full-eliptic springs. Hub caps similar size, radiator similar shape. The Autocar shown in that photo seems to have an enamel style radiator emblem at top, which is different, and headlights are different. But I ASSUME that there were often small differences like this throughout a model year for many manufacturers. Again, I am not try
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  27. Its not a Buick. I think Leif is right about a Studebaker. Here,s a 1916
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  28. This is a dumb question, but what is a 1930 8-55? Is that the model number? Buick didn't build a straight eight until the 1931 model year. Pete Phillips, BCA #7338
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  29. nice pic even though, wanna go fishin with those girls
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  30. https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/1940-buick-special/6723911306.html Saw this on Craigslist by me. Looks solid from the photos. 1940 4door special. Owners name is JT and number is 845-893-4599.
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  31. Well, its back together, it spins, and it doesnt make noise... so I'm alright for now. Seperating the driveshaft from the pinion shaft was the hardest thing. I hung the assembly from a forklift with a bearing splitter and used a oxy-acetylene. When it had some heat, i picked the whole thing up and slammed it down on the bearing splitter. Brutal; I know. I replaced the pin with mild steel I turned down a couple of thou less than the hole. Replaced all the bearings which I found one of each of all four from different vendors (Bob's wants about $100 per bearing, I found em about $25 each). I made
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  32. Jump in the deep end or start in the kiddie pool. Even if you make a hash of it, you're no worse off than when you started. As pointed out earlier, this car (like 99% of all others) makes no sense financially. Might as well learn something while you're going broke.
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  33. Glad to hear that Mel's 1916 truck found a home. It's been for sale for two years, since he passed away just a few days shy of his 100th birthday. I saw it sitting under a plastic cover in the rain at the auction in Hershey last week, but this is the only photo I could get... Pete Phillips
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  34. This is my own car Gary. I’m pretty excited about it and hope to have it ready to show by spring. It will be a trailer queen somewhat it’s first year while I’m taking it to the bigger shows, then I’ll start driving it after that. Hope to have it at Hershey next year also.
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  35. I have a standard "pop rivet" tool. I am going to see if some standard pop rivets will work. They are available in a size very close to the original rivet size, although not exactly the same size. For the purposes, I think they might work. If not, I will order some tubular rivets from Restoration Supply Company. I think that they would be a slighly more correct rivet for the job. Rivets are on page 38 and 39 of their online catalog: https://www.restorationstuff.com/pdf/RestorationSupplyCompany.pdf
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  36. ben there & done that--looked for 3 years for mine--both mine were broken--hooked up with Vintage and Classis reproductions.com--the company is in Michigan & deal with Dodge stuff--calledMyersedp@aol.com--they distribute for Vintage, who's located in Australia, yes I thought the same thing--tom & Cindy are the ones in Michigan--good people & nice to deal with--they happened to have my 2 in stock--just be sure your sitting down when you get the price--if you need any more help , pm me--I can get you Meyers phone number if you need it--good luck---Tom
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  37. When I first acquired our 1936 Dodge D2 RS Coupe, the previous owner had dropped a '53 Olds Rocket block and Hydramatic transmission into it. This was 1966. At the ripe old age of 18, my first thought was to swap that engine for a Valiant 273 V8. (at least it would be MoPar) Then I realized I was NOT an automotive engineer and whatever I tried would probably turn out badly. So I returned to the wrecking yard where I bought it and was able to get the correct 1936 Dodge engine and parts the last guy had removed. Thankfully he had only cut the cross member to allow the Hydramatic through and the
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  38. Here are a couple favorites! Cool all day, but few empty slots, if they registered it seems, they showed up!
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  39. The Cadillac is finally home! No overheating, no stalling. Now that it shifts I can see that I need to adjust the carburetor a little more. The shifting needs some fine tuning too. It shifts first to second alright but holds second while it’s revving a little too long before clunking into third. Then you have to let up on the gas for it to shift into fourth. That’s just a linkage adjustment so I’m not overly worried. But it made it the 17 miles home with no problems at all. Next thing on the agenda is to figure out why I keep losing brake pressure. It’s not leaking anywhere and we bled them fo
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  40. 1951 Special driven in from Washington state. This is the one that was in the Buick Bugle a couple of months ago. Nicer in person! Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have owned this car for more than 50 years.
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  41. Sir? can you shut off the car while I'm filling you up, you're gaining on me.
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  42. In the late eighties and into the nineties, the Sears Catalogue sold reproduction Allstate bias ply tires in original sizes for vintage cars. They also sold reproduction Allstate batteries. When Sears went out of the catalogue business, these products went away.
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