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  1. 10 points
    "Outrage" and "shame" are pretty strong words over an aftermarket accessory. Okay, I get that you don't personally like it, but I would suggest that it is our differences in tastes that make for such eclectic and interesting meets. I may be wrong, but I seem to remember a time in the past when AACA accepted up to three period-correct factory accessories. Of course, at the time, that meant you could have a manifold heater, a motometer, and an air cleaner on your Model A. Heck, back in the "period'', I was a teenager putting 'period correct' accessories on my car. I think it's fun to see some of them again. What is a bigger "outrage", a 1950s car with mag wheels, or an over-restored classic era roadster with a mirror-finish basecoat/clear coat "concours" finish on every chassis and undercarriage part? IMHO, what will keep our hobby and our club strong Is some appreciation of what the other guy is doing, regardless of whether or not it is what you might do with the same car.
  2. 6 points
    This sums it up. Thank you A.J. AACA is for the preservation and appreciation for automotive history. The Corvette owner, Steve Eason, is promoting the hobby in many ways: preserving, showing and, most importantly, showing the world that vintage cars can been enjoyed on and off the show field. The Drivers Participation Class is for those who prefer to drive their cars as opposed to competing for Junior, Senior, Grand National and National awards (actually, there is a national award for DPC, too!!). DPC allows for a few alterations in order to make the car more enjoyable and safe to drive. It is an AACA official class, and none of the alterations that Mr. Eason has done to his Corvette have caused the DPC class judges to object. My comment to Mr. gervaisgt: For more than 14 years, I have strived to feature all aspects of AACA. I receive many letters from members who think that all I feature are high-point award-winning automobiles. Nothing could be further from the truth. As most of us know, pictures lie. In fact, if you read through the Letters section of this very same issue (November/December 2018), there is a letter from a man who "claims" members of an AACA Region in his area have shunned his cars because they are the wrong make and wrong condition. Steve Moskowitz penned a perfect response of shock, adding that "There is a danger in equating All of AACA as having a singular view on the hobby ... Our magazine tries to add mixes of DPC, and HPOF cars along with exposing members to rare cars that [few] of us can ever hope to own. We are proud of those members who restore and maintain their cars for the enjoyment of the rest of us." Snobbery is a cancer of the old car hobby, weather perceived or real. Why should we not feature as many aspects of AACA as we can?"
  3. 4 points
    Drove the Electra Friday to the pole Barn. My 1st post with the Electra this year was April 29th with 20,312 miles after a show and tour in Ct. the day before we got her out of the pole Barn with a dead battery with 20,234 miles. Friday I had to have her towed to the shop because it turned out the fusible link blew. So I started and ended the season fixing small problems. Otherwise she was a fun driver this year, and thankfully the only problems were the ones at the start and end of the season. She now has 23,291miles, for a total mileage of 3,057 for the year. Everything is now stored for the winter. Can't wait for the Spring!
  4. 4 points
    I'll tell you what, YOU can be the guy standing at the gate, stopping cars to check for modifications while everyone else backs up onto the street, blocking traffic, honking horns, with overheating radiators and slipping clutches on a hill. YOU can give out YOUR phone number for complaints after the show. YOU can be the guy everyone comes to complain to when it takes too long to get in the gate and their cars overheat. YOU can be the guy going out to face an extremely irate hot rod owner who will tell you that you, your mother, your kids, and everyone related to you is a piece of crap because his car isn't welcome at the show. YOU can be the one who has to find the other car owners and move the other cars already properly parked so the angry guy can leave with his exhaust roaring and his tires spinning. YOU can be the guy who takes the blame when the irate guy goes on the internet to tell everyone what pieces of crap the people running the show are. YOU can be the one whose wife gets yelled at because she manages the gate and gets called all sorts of unkind words. Step right up. If it's as easy as writing a mission statement and making a sign, you should have no problem with this job. Do we have a deal? People LIE to get into shows, including the Stan Hywet Father's Day show our club hosts, and probably into Hershey as well. They KNOW it's for stock cars and they simply don't care. They think their shiat is just too cool to be missed and they also want on-field parking. We get people calling and asking if their car is permissible because it has an electric fuel pump (yes, of course) but we never get guys calling to ask if their 1948 Ford with a supercharged V8 hanging out of the hood and a 6-speed and air bag suspension is permissible, they just show up ready to fight their way in. By the time they're rolling through the gate, either it's time for a confrontation with swear words and screeching rubber and a big hold up to the rest of the line where 499 other cars are trying to get in, or it's let them in and hopefully have a quiet conversation later where they understand they made a mistake and nobody gets embarrassed. Or God forbid it's something like we had last June where an Autokraft Mark IV showed up--is it a Cobra replica or a legitimate production car? It's aluminum, made on the original tooling, by a guy who bought the original company, using vintage Ford parts. Let him stay or throw him out? Does a mission statement cover that kind of situation? Someone's going to be pissed no matter what you do. A sign, big letters on the sign-up form (as I mentioned, we actually make them sign the form indicating that they understand the show is for unmodified cars only and they ALL do), whatever--none of it stops the handful of guys with modified cars from showing up and pushing their way in. Rather than screw up everyone else's day, we let it ride and handle it quietly. They KNOW they don't belong. They just don't care--they JUST HAVE to be there, rules be damned. I presume the few (VERY few) non-stock cars at Hershey are treated the same and they choose not to make a scene by turning them away at the busy front gate. Sometimes it's just not very easy. If you're at the front gate, 500 cars are streaming in, and you see this car in line. It drives by quietly. Are you letting this car in (no fair scrolling down and cheating)? Uh oh, looks like you just let a hot rod in. Time for a showdown, some shouting, and an angry visitor!
  5. 4 points
    When I moved last i said no city no hoa no subdivisions
  6. 4 points
    Although I am a purist in the true sense of the AACA, I totally understand the reason for the article. I suggest we all read it in its entirety before making harsh judgment. The Studebaker in question was designed to mimic the "concept car"designed by "Studebaker stylist Bob Bourke". The owners, Vic and Connie Oliver attempted and were successful at building their car based upon the drawings of Mr. Bourke. Page 50 gives specific reasons for each of the changes to the car, per the concept. As Mr. Oliver points out, the car was accepted by the AACA in Class 39, Special Interest Vehicles, which is a non-judged class, fully approved by the Class Acceptance Committee. Per the article, it is a "display-only class" consisting of celebrity, movie/television props, historical significance or "an innovative design that never matured". They received only the third ever granted Special Interest award for this category - on the show-field, not even at the awards banquet. There are several categories of AACA vehicles including Driver Participation, HPOF, etc. which have been previously added in an effort to accommodate different tastes among our members. This little beauty fits nicely into another category and might even be considered a work of art. If one were to find an early Ford or General Motors "concept car" tucked away in a barn, should the AACA ignore it, based upon the purist standards? I think not. I commend them for publishing, informing and educating us on this part of automotive history.
  7. 4 points
    Drove the 60 to get a Christmas tree. Went to a tree farm. It had rained the day prior. Needless to say....mud bog. Being I cut my teeth in slippery stuff driving a 78 Regal, no problem. Watched 4 wheel drive spinning all 4. I let the Dynaflow do what she does best....slow off the line. Old girl was in and out, tree in trunk heading to the carwash. Yep, Good time mud boggin for a tree. Merry Christmas ya'll. EDIT-I forgot to mention, the 60 rides on a set of Coker bias ply. The mud was no match for the land yacht.
  8. 4 points
    I pulled out of the driveway about 1 PM in the '60 Electra, sun shining and 50 degrees, we thought it was nice out. I thought "Oh, crap. I should have brought my camera." We went to our usual Sunday afternoon diner on the public square in the next town west. Parked right out in the center of the square. We walked out the door. And my Wife said "That's Scott's car." And there was his yellow '73 Centurion coming across the square toward us. Scott Heise, another Buick Club member grew up in this town of Holley, NY. He and his Wife, Joyce, had just come out to hang a wreath and it was a good Buick day for him as well. "How'd you spot my car in the crowd!" Scott and my Wife share November 23rd for a birthday. So back inside to sit for a few more minutes and let the locals see two Buicks on the Square. No camera today so here is an older picture of the car Scott bought when it was 2 years old. He had the top up today, maybe because he turned 76.
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    I'm in full agreement with the "period correct" look. I strive for it with most of my 60's era cars. Did a rotisserie restoration on my 1968 Firebird 400 4 speed a few years ago. It was nut and bolt correct and numbers match from bumper to bumper. When finished I installed a big pair of 50 series BFG's on 10 inch rims on the rear. The car looked great, period correct and got a ton of compliments for "looking just like they did back then". Now I just bought a 1965 Corvette 327 4 speed coupe, two weeks ago. Doing the same level of restoration and when finished I will run a set of period correct Cragar SS wheels with the big fatties in the rear. I love that look. And, after seeing so many perfectly restored muscle cars with skinny 6 inch tires and dog dish hub caps, they have just lost interest for me. I currently run a period correct bumper sticker on my '73 Corvette.😄 Greg
  11. 3 points
    Today I was able to get the drivers side front fender painted and cleared. WHooooo Hoooooo. I'm happy with the results. Once it sets for a few days, on the car it goes . The other will be done shortly. Moving along.
  12. 2 points
    I know the price is high especially for a 4 door but it does look very nice original shape so thought I'd post. https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/1963-buick-wildcat/6756302932.html Fresh out of storage since 1976 this car is two owner car that has been unseen since 76. It was very dirty when i got it, I put new tires new wheel cylinders, new masters cylinders, brake hoses, radiator is fresh recore the power booster is out being rebuilt now will have back in a week! I drove the car without power brakes just too see how runs!!! What a ride very nice! The paint is good mostly original it has some spots of rust but no rust threw any where the chrome polished very good for being 56 years old! serious only call me with ? I do not email!
  13. 2 points
    Pair of Special Century tail light housings in very good condition. Right has a small crease on the lower outer side and a small break about 1" long in the back up housing .Both are almost pit free !! VERY GOOD driver units or OK for show ! Open to Fair offer !!!! Asking $450 + shp & ins Bill
  14. 2 points
    I just finished totaling the mileage for the year of my '75 Electra, which has been documented in the "Raise your hand if you drove at least one Buick this weekend". In fact I just posted my last of the season there with the total. The car was great and is a great driver. She even won a 1st Award Jr. at the Gettysburg AACA Eastern Spring Meet. OK, get to the point! The number of miles driven was 3,057.
  15. 2 points
    Being such a nice day ( relatively speaking) I decided to clean out the other three doors on the wagon, to see if that was what was causing the interior smell. I did both passenger side doors first and there was a lot of dirt in them. It was soaked from the rain yesterday and packed into the seam at the bottom. But I was able to wash it out and the insides of the doors are fantastic. That left just the rear door on the drivers side to do. But I was cold and tired and decided to put all the tools away. I figured since the Drivers front door wasn't all that bad when I did that a few weeks ago, that I'd do the last door another day. But just after I got all the tools put away I felt like it was a job undone...so I pulled everything back out and opened the drivers side rear door. Well, jackpot! Here's some pictures. And another task done and done! Note the condition of the insides of this door. All the rest look just like this! I don't dare tell my wife that I need a winter car still!
  16. 2 points
    I made a clutch pilot tool from a leftover piece of round stock that was already at Ø .836 diameter, which fit the clutch spider, then turned the end down to Ø .750. Using Hugh's tip for compressing the clutch plate with (3) 5/16 bolts, the clutch was pretty easy to mount on the flywheel and line up with the alignment pin. Now begins the fun part. I assembled the engine hoist underneath the chassis and extending up thru the frame behind the center crossmember then lifted the transmission. The input shaft would not start into the clutch because the battery box interfered with the transmission bell. I hooked a come-along on the battery box and pulled it back about 1/2" to get clearance. Now the input shaft would start into the clutch, but it still took a lot of effort to get transmission fully lined up and get it seated home. I am not sure if the small amount of slop in the alignment pin allowed something to be misaligned, or if it's just a difficult task. I would hate to do this from underneath the car. Kevin
  17. 2 points
    Oldford, really no double standard at all. The rule for the flea market is that if a vehicle could be exhibited in a AACA class it is eligible for the car corral. Secondly, there is no AACA national police at Hershey running the car corral. Hershey Region members and volunteers do their best at attempting to follow the rule book. A VERY tough assignment for them. They do a very good job but sometimes a car gets in that should not and maybe a car goes home that would qualify. As explained by A.J., the Studebaker was approved for a non-judged class by a committee of AACA judges. As to the Packard, I think I know which one you are referring to (rushed so have not gone back to your post) and all I can say is that if it is the Speedster it does not meet the criteria of the rule book but when it was entered in the show how was anyone to know? Once it got there and in place then it was not asked to leave. It was a hit though! I am all for following the rules. No reason to have them if you do not follow but sometimes you have to use common sense especially when "no babies or animals" are harmed!
  18. 2 points
    I spent about a year and a half shopping for an everyday car to drive through the decade of my 70's. I have always leaned toward Buicks and Cadillacs as my preference. The Cadillac XTS had all the good writeups and appeared to be my car of choice. In February I tried out a well cared for 2017 with just about 20,000 miles, priced at $30,000. Rebadged Chevy. I was really disappointed. Since the 1990's I have recognized that my frequent ownership of upscale cars on the edge of recognition as collectable has insulated me from the new car owner's 4-5 year degradation of the traditional quality experience. Like the story about raising the temperature of the water a frog is resting in, they don't get the full impact of the change. For me the change is like touching a hot stove. I don't want a narrow cockpit. I don't want to be able to tell which individual wheel hit a bump. I am not impressed with advertised horsepower rating calculated at 6500 RPM or the eight speed transmission required to compensate for it. Urban cars are here for the plebeian buyers. And the percentage of those leased is 30 and rising. They aren't really "selling" that many new cars. I like cars and I know how to fix them. I have the best of 100 years to choose from for my transportation. I am lucky and that's an exception. As a boulevard style driver, it is hard for me to get out of a well maintained 1960 Electra and into a 2017 Cadillac without obviously noticing something is lacking in the experience. When the Caddy salesman asked me what he needed to do to make me want the car I replied "Add mass". I sent him an email when I did buy the acceptable car, just to tell him it weighed 4800 pounds. About 25 years ago a good friend told me "The car business is not for people who like cars. It is for people who like money." If one car manufacturer figures a way to work that to their advantage...... Bernie
  19. 2 points
    There's no need to look for aluminum drums that are still within specs. J&G Brake relining puts new iron liners in your old aluminum drums. Quite the service. They also rebuild broken aluminum parts. Check out their website. https://www.jgrelining.com/
  20. 2 points
    Do not buy into the aluminum drum idea whatever you do. I've been down that road, it's extremely rare to find a good set out of a junkyard. You cannot use them on your current backing plates and if you upgrade to the Roadmaster 12x2.5" drums on the front, you'll be searching for the more elusive 1957-1960 12x2.5 aluminium drums. You can make the 12x2.25 aluminum drums fit if you have access to a mill and don't feel bad about removing meat from your current backing plates. Otherwise it's a pipe dream. I don't have much else experience with your setup but if you find a modern system that fits under the floor, your pedal ratio should be ok. Otherwise the stock power brake system is cheap and easy to rebuild and is actually pretty nice.
  21. 2 points
    Greg, I hate to be the stickler, but that Nixon bumper sticker would only be right if that '73 Vette was produced before November 1972. If produced after October and delivered after November 7, 1972, then that accessory would not be period correct. Ha!😁
  22. 2 points
    Thanks everybody for the thoughts and suggestions. I found one, thanks to Larry Schramm in Detroit.
  23. 2 points
    Bite the bullet, get a new cap. Ask yourself, how much is the tow home going to cost versus buy another cap?
  24. 2 points
    Like it or not, modifications have always and will always be done as owners personalize the cars they love to be what THEY want rather than what others think they should have. In the 60s and 70s just about every muscle car sold was either turned into a weekend race car with aftermarket parts or at minimum customized with a set of mags and wider tires. Companies like Wheel Vintiques make a fortune selling repro oem style wheels because so many of the originals were thrown away! Like many other groups AACA has seen the mod trend and has the DPC class to allow it, I'm sure there are still plenty of bone stock classes to satisfy everyone. I personally like the day two look and do not mind seeing some of it covered.
  25. 2 points
    Rest in Peace George, and thanks for your service to all.
  26. 2 points
    Hard to beat the original. And I like customs. Ben
  27. 2 points
    I'm new here, but will toss my opinion in as well. I have been in body repair for 35 years and today all I do is classic cars. First of all, Let's forget about the "anchor to a tree" idea. That is how we straighten demolition derby cars to run one more time. It works, but not very accurate. Secondly, a come along would probably break and then we would be discussing how to fix a different type of body all together! Hydraulics and a digital frame rack is the way to go. The floor pots work, but again, accuracy and multiple simultaneous pulls (recreating the collision in reverse) would be key in dealing with something this severe. I would also like to add that the "it'll never be the same" adage is incorrect. I tell my customers that if you can tell where I made any repair, if it drives differently, squeaks, rattles or dose anything that it did not do before the collision the repairs will be free of charge. The whole point is to return to pre-collision condition or better. It's not years of experience, it's caring about quality and a love for all things on wheels! Now, all that said, if I were to repair this car (I say "if" to stay on topic) I would take JohnD1956's advice and use it as a donor for another car. However, if the car has a significant or sentimental attachment to you repair it, I always say anything can be repaired, the question is should it be?
  28. 2 points
    If that's all it needs to be "done" then I'd get it done. It moves it from a project to a turn key. If I were in the market for such a car I would assume that needing a top means there are other neglected projects in store. Of course all cars are ongoing projects in one way or another. But it's unusual to have a car that just needs one thing really only need one thing and I suspect your shoppers are thinking the same.
  29. 1 point
    I can see where that earthy rotting smell might linger there. Now, go get a few of those Christmas Tree air fresheners and you will think you are driving an "OLD" car every time you go to the store.
  30. 1 point
    That looks an awfully like my house gutters' junk!!!
  31. 1 point
    @philip roitman Congrats on making the challenge! Such a great car!
  32. 1 point
    The thermostat only maintains a minimum temperature, which is why it allows an engine to warm up faster. The thermostat's rated temperature is where it starts to open and it is fully open about 15-20°F above the rated temperature. Once a thermostat is fully open, the heat generated by the engine and the cooling system's heat rejection capability is what determines the equilibrium temperature. A 160° thermostat does not give an engine more cooling capability than a 195° thermostat. Due to the flow restriction, an engine will run slightly hotter with a fully open thermostat than with no thermostat. See Cooling System and Stant Thermostat FAQs
  33. 1 point
    Had a great visit from one of our fellow forum members who dropped by the garage on Friday, had a nice long talk and added a few more "must do's" to the list..... thanks bud..... Anyone who has seen Keith's YouTube content will know that there is some really good information there and he sure knows what he is talking about! I might just have to drive up to Kamloops to give the car a good shakedown and go see his 53!
  34. 1 point
    Thanks for sharing this, JZ. Four-door hardtops are seldom seen for most models today, though most collectors don't realize how scarce they have become. I see the seller is asking $8900, and the all-important phone number in the ad is (724) 815-7248.
  35. 1 point
    I had several people look at it over the weekend and there is general agreement that best possibility for this is indeed a salesman's sample. I am aware that there were small editions of various Neverout brass lamps produced as counter-top displays or salesman's samples. I know that Jim Sandoro has one such lamp displayed at the Buffalo Transportation Museum, and I know another New England collector of brass stuff who has one. There is also a minature Saxon Brass Headlamp that was produced with a clock in it as an advertising piece for the Saxon Lamp Company. I recall seeing one for sale at Hershey. So - I'm ok believing Salesman's sample might be a good answer to my "what have I got" question. Terry
  36. 1 point
    Penetrating oil does not mean WD40.
  37. 1 point
    I obtained this from the 1948-49 Buick Shop Manual. Hope it helps. Joe, BCA 33493
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Yes always try to get the best for your money.This took 13 years but, did I learn a lot .Anybody know of another 1912 McIntyre? Super rare ,but not a big buck car.cheers Pete
  40. 1 point
    Just can't resist the Queen in the sunshine
  41. 1 point
    While we don't allow political debate, I would hope this is considered above politics on our forum. And, I would ask that we all acknowledge a wonderful man who served his country with honor. I really liked George H.W. Bush. While many debate our various military interventions, the CIA, etc., there are many things that absolutely must be monitored on a constant basis in this complex world. He served our country well as former head of the CIA, as an Ambassador to China,Congressman and President of th e United States, in addition to his service in the Navy. He truly loved our country and lived for public service. He served in a time when Democrats and Republicans could work together to solve and compromise. This year we lost two wonderful Americans in Senator John McCain and President Bush. Our country including our Congress should reflect.
  42. 1 point
    It’s been many years since I had a Corvette in the fleet
  43. 1 point
    There is a lot to be said for putting a modern, warrantied crate engine in. However, you likely will need a brain box. An updated tranny means an OPEN drive line and rear end pumpkin. Kiss the torque tube goodbye. You will need to then link up the rear end/axle housing with trailing arms. Chev C-10 long trailing arms and axle housing u-bolts work great for this. The torque tube and it's arms cannot be used in any manner what so ever. If you can find a 61 Invicta pumpkin, it will bolt right up to the rear housing--no kidding--and the '56 axles will slide right in too. Rebuilding the 322 Nailhead isn't rocket science, but you have to remember that the engine is 60+ yrs old and most mechanics have never seen one. Hot rod shops will take on the project, but you could lose the block to over zealous drilling, grinding, boring etc. Valve guide updates can be the death of nailheads due to the water jacket being easily damaged. I'm sure every Buick guy will tell you to be super careful in your mechanic selection process.
  44. 1 point
    Many people use ATF and acetone 50/50. Remember WD-40 is a Water Dispersant not a lubricant contrary to the label. If WD-40 loosens something make doubly sure that you lubricate it with a real lubricant.
  45. 1 point
    The rental car from NYC would be best. If you could get a flight to Newark rather than NYC JFK you will be about an hour closer to Hershey and avoid the NYC Metro Traffic. I live about 25 east of JFK and have to pass through the city to get to Hershey, and at any time of day on any day the drive from JFK to New Jersey can take anywhere from 35 minutes to 2 hours to go only 25 miles. Newark International is right on the way to Hershey. We stay in Harrisburg PA about 12 miles away, it works for us but there are many many hotels to choose from. Tuesday is the set-up day, but by noon time many of the vendors are open for business, by Friday afternoon many of the vendors that are far from the show field are packing up.. The show is Saturday and many of the vendors close to the show field are still open until early afternoon, I would plan on seeing the show and arriving early to watch the cars enter the show field, as well as watch them exit after 3 PM' Get a program and locate the vendors that carry the parts you might be looking for, make sure you have some good shoes to walk in and most importantly have fun
  46. 1 point
    Ben, Do you park out of gear ? Another Saturday and another trip for lunch. Fairly boring as we didn't see much besides cattle, Llamas and a dead possum on the road. But it was a nice sunny day for a drive. Another 56 miles today for a total of 1759. Car is going to get some wiring changed this next week so hopefully I will have A/C again. We still got plenty of time to drive these old cars down here, so not giving up the challenge quite yet. It has been fun though.
  47. 1 point
    With the tires installed, the mirror and signal lights replaced I could finally take it for a ride! Now many of you would rightly think , who cares? A v6 1992 Buick is no classic, nor power monster, and/ or, even note worthy! But that's just the type of Buick I like! A plain jane car which most would bypass in a minute but those who know, would greatly appreciate. The Buick 3300 in this car is very adequate for the 3,000 lb carcass! The steel styled wheels are kinda sporty and interesting although I am missing two of the trim rings. And one center is broken although the latches to keep it on the rim are still there. The worst thing about this car is the paint! I can see it was shot with a coat of paint from the pinstripping down. I presume to cover scratches and dings. I can also see the original paint was not prepped because around the insignia on the back the original paint was covered and appears to be in nice shape. The insignia was just taped over, from top to bottom, and with irregular lengths of tape. If there had been any prepwork beneath this top coat it would have shone here. Meanwhile the top coat had hazed and cracked and the scratches and dings have irregular finishes that polish are not addressing. But none of that mattered at this moment. I got a chance to drive it for a short while. With the new tires it really felt great! And the only issues I have are the A/C does not work and the battery light keeps flashing intermittently. This car has a volt meter plus a idiot light for the circuit. And paying attention to them both I discovered that the light would come on when the volt meter was pegging around 17 volts. Once the meter dropped below 13 volts but it was usually above the 13 mark on the scale. When it was around 14 volts the battery light was off. So I figured a voltage regulator or at worst, a new alternator. Then I discovered what an alternator would cost! Whoa! In this area $111 for a rebuilt to $175 for a new one. Good God! This was just a winter car!
  48. 1 point
    Been out of this car, and the challenge, due to some mechanical issues. Finally got it straightened out and topped the tank up today during my test drive, adding this 134 miles to my last total of 1491 for a total of 1,625miles into the goal. At this point I don't see me driving the 56 much more this year, so I'm gonna say my total for the year was 1,600 miles and better luck next year. It was a fun challenge! And I thank everyone who participated. And even though I did not make my goal, I think the opportunity was a tremendous benefit for me personally, as I have a renewed level of confidence in this vehicle. If the weather cooperates and gets seasonal again I'll most likely get it out for a run or two. And next years challenge will start on January 1st, instead of half way through the year.
  49. 1 point
    I have a 1911 Cadillac Foredoor Touring which was "assembled" back in the 70s. I wouldn't say it was restored, certainly not by today's standards. But it is a complete, running, and presentable car that could be used as-is, or restored. Much mechanical work has been done. Not a brass radiator car, but has nice brass lights and trim. Located in Canada. $39000 USD pictures and video available.
  50. 1 point
    Nice to see one of the '57 Chevrolet models that's less common today. Hope you find it a caring home!