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  1. Attended local bank holiday car show over 500 , only one Buick , but probably best in show , a mint condition 58 limited edition, absolute dream machine, Dei , bet you like this one
    5 points
  2. I got a pack of screwdrivers 50 total which will help refill my screwdriver drawer. Ands my brother in Law gave me a motion detector light that fits in the toilet and lights it up at night. Just what the heck I need. Not to mention it is multi colored LED lights.
    4 points
  3. Good Morning. Here is the rig I restored with Bob Fairchild many moons ago. It was converted and used by The Boston Globe for a newspaper truck recovery vehicle. 3 1/2 ton Manley hand cranked (Arm-strong) winch. Enjoy. John Mark
    4 points
  4. Not Buick-related but my awesome and very clever wife bought me this absolutely beautiful 1929 Cadillac Fleetwood portfolio from a fellow board member. It's the most amazing factory brochure I've ever seen. I'm so excited to have it as part of my collection. Best gift ever!
    4 points
  5. In 1952 my dad together with his brother bought a 1926 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan in bushell baskets, literally a basket case. Over the summer they assembled the car and drove it through high school. The car was sold when my dad went to England in 1957 but he was able to get it back in 1969. We've had the car ever since. I inherited it last year after dad succumbed to Parkinson's disease. Here it is as it looked in 1974 (dad behind the wheel) and as it is today.
    3 points
  6. My 73 Regal almost done new vinyl roof is on no problems with taking rear window out.After new years puting window trim back on,
    3 points
  7. Larry, Congratulations! Good video too. I hope to get my 15 Buick Speedster (The Bumble Buick) up and running soon too.
    3 points
  8. The dawning of the brightest light, that will eventually transform the world. (I did go out into the garage and gaze at the antique cars, though!)
    3 points
  9. I got the engine for our 1915 truck running today.
    2 points
  10. I lulled my ā€˜53 out of the garage today for a special Christmas Day cruise around the block. She purred wonderfully and I realized how much I missed that smooth flat six sound. My Windsor has been resting in the garage since mid October. Seasons Greetings Chrysler fans. 2018 was a good year here. I look forward to 2019! - Keith
    2 points
  11. What is the best way to lubricate the distributor shaft of the cars with starter generators? There is a grease fitting. Then there is a cavity between the Starter Generator housing and the distributor housing shaft. Then there is a 1/8" hole in the distributor housing shaft and you can see the actual distributor shaft. No way the grease will jump across and into the little hole. I assumed the grease fitting was for the drive gear also. This fitting is about 3" above the drive gear. Lots of old drive gears out there with very sharp teeth from a lack of lubrication. The shop manual says
    2 points
  12. It is good to know that the disc conversion works with 56 power brakes (and maybe 55 power brakes since it is similar in function but not location). I did see that conversion on a 55 manual brake system and it did not work well: seems that only the rear brakes were functioning while the rotors were only warm after some hard stops that were scary; may be a difference in pedal ration along with MC bore size on manual vs power brakes.
    2 points
  13. I have not done that part but here is a suggestion I have used on other plastic parts. Use something like instant glue to hold the parts together in alignment. From the backside.... take a short piece of wire, bend the ends down so they can go into the plastic.....care must be taken on a flimsy piece like this because you do not have much thickness to work with. A metal staple will work fine.....cut off the legs to the needed length. Lay the wire part over the crack ...centered....mark the location of the ends......with a drill...smaller than the wire, make a start
    2 points
  14. When a music show is good, the public is asking for one or two titles more (I don't know how it's called in English). I will do the same with a small bonus: the story of the Avanti model! It won't take so long as the story is ready, I just have to translate it. It will come after the last Mark II picture will be published as I will continue with the same post (if it's allowed).
    2 points
  15. Leaving Christmas Dinner Last night, cold but luckily no snow.
    2 points
  16. I lube the shaft and weights. Pack the large well too. Assemble. Part of my routine is to lube this often until grease comes out the water pump shaft. Wipe off the excess there as it comes out. Agree. I had a distributor drive gear that was worn to pointed razor sharp teeth. Lucky I found a good one.
    2 points
  17. Last few , sorry if your bored by now šŸ˜
    2 points
  18. If you have $100,000 to spend, buy a finished car.
    2 points
  19. Not much to report as I've been taking it easy and hanging with the family. Last two days have been wonderful weather wise and I've gotten in some more test drives. I'm going to do a deep dive into what I have, what I'm missing, what needs to be repaired, etc etc. I'm also going to move all the parts that are either duplicates, unusable or for a different car out of the shop area. Once I start on bodywork and taking the car back apart, I want to be able to easily track everything that comes off. I threw the windshield on just for completeness but I think it adds a lot to the look of the
    2 points
  20. I know this image is around the interwebs, but this one was from the Spalding (maternal grandfather) archives. From Hock's Buick in Cincinnati. My grandfather had several Buicks- a 62 LeSabre and a 68 LeSabre were the ones I remember. He also had the greatest nickname i@ MIT - Dymo (short for Dynamo :)) He was also known as Skip... I do not think anybody called him by his given name Francis Wheeler Spalding. He would always draw locomotives for me when we came for Christmas. I got married too late to have kids, but I though "Rusty Wheeler Nagel" would be hilarious ... Na
    2 points
  21. And here's the proof! Click on the image, then click on the "Play" arrow if the video doesn't automatically start.
    2 points
  22. Went shopping for the wife's Christmas presents and just so happened Home Depot was next door, so in need of a new good big tape measure I came out with $100 worth of Christmas stocking stuffers for my self. The wife wasn't amused when I walked through the door and she said did you get me something nice, (she knew I was going Christmas shopping for her) when I showed her the Milwaukee Bit sets and new tape measure.
    2 points
  23. I've had several vehicles with Dynacorn bodies (a '67 Mustang and a Bronco) and the quality was quite good. The guys who built them said that it was nice having all virgin sheetmetal to work with and that for the most part, the quality was good. Their biggest complaints were that sometimes OEM or repro parts from other manufacturers don't fit very well--it seems that Dynacorn uses Dynacorn parts for their tooling so your NOS fenders or hood might not fit without some tweaking on the reproduction body. The second thing--and they ALL griped about this--was that they had no idea how many little p
    2 points
  24. This one predates the car. The two children are my uncle - now still alive and well at 97, and my late aunt. My father had not yet been born. The date would be about 1926. The man driving the dray was a neighbour, George Ashby, who worked for my great grand parents for some time. I have an idea that horse collar is still hanging in the stable.
    2 points
  25. I'll never forget when Roger started this process by making the tire. That just blew my mind... and I was like "wow, this is going to be something I've never seen before". That certainly proved true and it has been a blast every day since then.
    2 points
  26. Clarence's car was always a Rochester, NY car. Here's an older article: https://autoweek.com/article/car-news/1911-selden-model-40-r-varsity-roadster-turning-heads Clarence had a Rochester paper from 1958 with a human interest story about the car and its history that he liked to show. I was in my early 20's and just got a new girlfriend, my Wife now, and we stopped by his place on Atlantic Avenue where he would be out puttering about with the Selden and the Brush. He gave my Wife a pair of oriental planters figurines that sit on our kitchen window sill today. He liked her but
    1 point
  27. It was a 23 7 passenger Buick I think I got 14 ft of it . I soldered the wire arm of the float mechanism (put a hole in the end of the float cleaned and tin before hand used a electric iron) also got a cable adjustment sleeve / nut and 2 small cable clamps for the thin inter wire all from a bike repair shop in Valparaiso Indiana the adjustment sleeve / nut was to fine tune the gauge all I need to know when it was low on fuel. I hate to ask my wife to walk to town for more fuel
    1 point
  28. Also a vertical wind shield, and the headlights in the 'normal' place, make it no later than mid 1919.
    1 point
  29. Don't know. I only test drove the car once when purchased in November. I've been busy simply degreasing, assessing things, like brakes, before I do any more road tests. So maybe I should just change the fluid and hold off with the rear end, for now as you suggested. I don't it's ever been changed. The car only has 27,000 + miles and it looks dirty. I 'm anxious to check out the state of the engine first anyway. Thank you
    1 point
  30. Looks like John nailed it I found the photo in my original post on a Aussie site while researching 1927 Dodge Senior Six engines. Amazing what we come across in research isn't it... Wonder what happened to the original rims though? www.spikesys.com/EBT/Loco/m3.html
    1 point
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  32. Nice story! You'd think they could find the correct wheel for that car though.
    1 point
  33. Right. A 400 CCA battery should start the 322 ( or 254) engine just fine in warm weather and new. If the battery terminals show 11 ish volts with the starter engaged, then the starter is NOT engaged! If the solenoid clicks, but no starter whirring sound, then the solenoid is bad (internal contacts typical failure) or the starter brushes are worn out. If no clicking, check cables, neutral safety switch, starter switch, etc. BTW, all Buick V8s are 12volt vehicles. You could say the same for Chevy, but they did make a V8 back in the early teens, so those Chevy V8s were 6 volt.
    1 point
  34. Looks like a Don King Special!
    1 point
  35. Dang, he IS alive. Merry Christmas, Lamar. Ben
    1 point
  36. I was thinking it was probably priced at double it's realistic value. I saw it on my somewhat local craigslist before it was posted here. You could dump 10G in Mechanicals faster than you think if everything is worn out and tired if you do the work yourself. It's still a Packard and those parts aren't cheap. Doesn't matter if they are going on a one off bodied speedster worth a few hundred thousand or more or an old converted Sedan. Sellers usually price the parts figuring they are just short of unobtanium rather than common stuff. I do agree it's cool but lots of things are 20G c
    1 point
  37. Thank you, Guy, for helping my wife, Melanie, put this in my collection. This is an incredible piece and it's just beautiful. Merry Christmas!
    1 point
  38. OK Skeeter: The numbers? Well, I guess if one likes statistics....ya know, like in baseball. For 66 Wildcat purposes the 425 was the first to fall as they had less meat in the blocks. I have 4 425'z .30 over and many 425'z that are clunked out. The 401 was much better but at this point in time many of them are klunked out. Always stick 6 grand in the budget sooner or later for a re-build. And believe it or not, THAT could be a low figure at this time. I base my statement on years of experience with these old heaps and my current ownership of more than i care to disclose. Mitch.
    1 point
  39. Yes that will be a sad day for all that are following the progress. I just hope Roger takes a well deserved break and get his real cars out and go drive the wheels off of them.
    1 point
  40. Jeff You could not have said it better. One amazing craftsman at the finest. The only problem the Mark is almost finished. Nelson
    1 point
  41. Obrigardo, en voce e sua familia. ( my spelling is off Iā€™m sure. Born and raised in MA! But Iā€™m sure you know what Iā€™m trying to reply. šŸ˜†
    1 point
  42. This effort is poetry in motion. Wonder if the artist would consider doing work for the antique car hobby drawing up hard to find parts ???
    1 point
  43. He who wants worldwide coverage in advertising. Ebay pretty much has the best exposure to the most people.
    1 point
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