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  1. A town nearby solicited me to organize their first car show as part of an annual festival. I set it up in the format of a cruise in, with no classes or trophies. The focus was geared to an easy good time for all. One of the applicants called me with great urgency about trophies. He felt on the edge of some sort of abyss if no trophy was awarded. I told him something could probably be arranged, would it bother him if the trophy had a man with a bowling ball. Bernie
    7 points
  2. I’m tired of being told what to worry about.......global warming, ice cap melting, sea level rising, socialism coming to America.........I have shut off the tv, and stopped listening to both sides lying to my face like I’m some kind of idiot. The sun will come up tomorrow, and the day after, and so on......I may not be here to see it, but I am quite sure it will. I chose to worry about nothing.........I now just don’t give a s##t about anything...........an life has never been better. Be kind to your family, friends, and fellow man..........life is short, go drive your car.
    6 points
  3. I am 19 I bought my first car a 1926 Dodge at the ripe old age of 14. I drove it daily to school. Halfway was a dirt road.
    4 points
  4. Since I was kid I've enjoyed old car advertisements in old magazines like the National Geographic, and the Buick ads were and are special favorites. These high resolution images of Buick ads come from the Saturday Evening Post, and most are unlikely to be found in good resolution elsewhere. Hope people will consider sharing any pre-World War II Buick ads they have. This set is from 1928, but I also have Buick advertisements for most years from 1913 to 1941 if by any chance there are any requests for ads for a particular year. If you double click on them you can enlarge them to read the text if
    3 points
  5. So in a previous thread we were talking about oil pressure and it was suggested mine was to high. Was running up around 60-75 cold and sat around 50 when travelling along warmed up. I changed the oil to a lighter weight with no real change in the pressure. Not totally familiar with these old girls yet and a lot to learn I turned to the book of information looking for a pressure relief valve somewhere. I knew where the 4 cylinder one was but not the 6. So once I found it I wound it back a little took it up to 20mph and eventually got it to sit right on 30psi after a few attempts. Sits on aroun
    3 points
  6. Well, this turned out to be much easier than expected. One of my sister's contacts in Ft Wayne works with a City Councilman that has an Astro Blue 65. We are going to start with reaching out to him.
    3 points
  7. I just wish the future would hurry up and get here already. We're 18 years over-due for a manned space mission to Jupiter and sentient computers. Ten years overdue for having manufactured androids doing the heavy labor for us. And where the hell is my flying car?!? Seriously, nobody can know the future and things always change far more slowly than we expect.
    3 points
  8. I finally collected clean copies of all the 1941 Buick Limited ads. I'm going to have them arranged in a single frame for my office.
    3 points
  9. I often wonder just what someone is expecting to accomplish when they start tailgating me in my 49 Roadmaster while I am doing 45 in a 45 MPH posted zone. Then pass on the shoulder FLOORING it (I think they want a roaring sound?) to only drop back to 45 a 1/4 mile in front of me and getting stuck at a stop sign with me right behind. Speed can be fun but enjoying the journey at a leisure is just flat out satisfying.
    3 points
  10. I was secretly thrilled when she had the accident. I realized it would give me the perfect opportunity to see if I could do the paint myself to a very high level. If this goes well I will most likely paint the MG. I've got some ideas for converting that half of the shop to a 16x12 paint booth and I think it will work very well. I think it will take about 2 hours to set up and take up minimal room when taken down. I'm essentially going to hang 4'x8' cardboard panels from a permanent structure I'll install along the ceiling. ULine sells 4'x8' cardboard panels that are white on one side. I
    3 points
  11. Detour continues... got the paint stripped from the junkyard door. Went bare metal with 80 grit scratches on the exterior side. Interior side just got 80 grit scratches. Gave it two coats of SPI Epoxy Primer. I got the dent out to within 1/8" so I should be able to use the glazing filler to get things right. Once that's done it will be one more coat of epoxy primer but with this coat greatly reduced and only acting as a sealer coat. Then base coat and clear coat. Hope to be back on the MG in a week.
    3 points
  12. Transmission works great now, except I have no PARK. I am using the other dynaflow issue thread to try to sort that out. Wondering if the park pawl is accessible without removing the transmission.
    3 points
  13. This weekend I broke out the clogmaster 2000 to clean up some parts. I started with the rear number plate assembly and two bumper brackets (Photo 1). They came out quite nicely, but do have some pitting. I think a good coat or two of build primer should get the job done. I also decided to try a fender (Photo 2). With paint remover, I took off what I thought was probably lead paint and left it with mostly primer, then finished up with the blaster outside. Ran out of media before I could finish everything. Unfortunately, there are a large amount of pinholes at the lower front of the fende
    3 points
  14. I purchased a 1993 Roadmaster four years ago and the woman I bought it from said then coolant light would come on once in a while and that it had been doing that for as long as she could remember. When it came on for me I assumed it was just part of the deal. The car never overheated or had indications of being hot. I just drive it sometimes in the summer as I have other vehicles. Last year I drove it to the Mecum auction in Harrisburg for a ride out and back. No issues out but on the way back the temp gauge was maxed. I put a little coolant in the overflow and babied her back home. Changed
    2 points
  15. $66k/11 = $6k per car, quite the deal ! California is the place ya auta be, swimming pools, movie stars, old Lincolns.
    2 points
  16. A mix of interesting conjuncture phrased as fact with some BS mixed in: 4. Coal industries go away. Oil companies go away. Drilling for oil stops. We are lucky that electricity grows on trees so we won't need the oil or coal fired plants that are currently powering all those Prius's.
    2 points
  17. I find the original post to be thought provoking. This very much is germane to this hobby and worth a conversation. Let's not sweep it under the rug as just some sort of gibberish and have a productive conversation instead of attacking. Thanks.
    2 points
  18. loved the trains of this period
    2 points
  19. I suppose the MG will have a solid color, not a metallic one. you can paint one element after the other which is not possible with a metallic paint. In the Cadillac forum, somebody painted a '56 Eldorado Biarritz one panel after the other with great results.
    2 points
  20. I just cleaned up my garage big time. Going to inflate the paint booth inside the garage this week to see how it all fits. Seems like the shop where Gillie works is over run with work so they have no more room to paint my stuff. Will have to do it in my garage. Going to pick up another blower with more cfm than the blower that came with the booth. The supplied one works but it just works. A good description is marginal. You worked fast on that door. I’m starting to think I’m going to start doing more myself and will hopefully progress to doing some of the fine body work and paint work. K
    2 points
  21. You would think so but that's not always the case if the ignition is the problem. As 1956322 said, it is the load that causes the problem. Not the RPM. Assuming you have an automatic Try this... drive around to get the engine up to normal operating temperature. Then, in a safe location, apply the brakes really hard and press the accelerator down to put a heavy load on the engine. See if the engine starts missing/shuddering as you described earlier.
    2 points
  22. I am 19 and new to the car hobby I have a 1926 Dodge and a 1997 f350 for my tow vehicle. The handle for the door broke off in Lake Tahoe on New Years and as I was walking in to O’Reillys a girl barely older than 20 and was a cross the room yelled “is that a 7.3 door handle” she then came out with two handles one OEM and the other was a metal upgrade. She then began to tell me all about her truck and how to fix some quirks. She told me about her antique and seemed to have real knowledge. I have been to many part stores and people 3X her age are completely clueless about the most basic things. S
    2 points
  23. Pontiac 1953 thanks for the picture of your Brake reservoir; did you use a paint product that will resist brake fluid? My reservoir is not done at the coating company here in town I am little concerned that it is taking this long. I have been working on the right rear inner fender, need to finish sand a few spots but it is close to done. The inside needs a weld in a few places and the rubber stop mount for the convertible top welded back on. I plan to add a few more spot welds and call it good; I test fit the panel through the process to keep everything in line. The left inner fender ne
    2 points
  24. I wouldn't be too quick to rule out the ignition system. Usually a weak ignition system, especially bad plug wires, will show up when the engine is under a load at lower RPMs. The miss/shudder disappears when the transmission is shifted to a lower gear because RPMs go up and the load on the engine is reduced.
    2 points
  25. How are all the engine/transmission mounts? Can you replicate the shudder in neutral as the engine revs?
    2 points
  26. Look at it this way. It's giving you painting practice. Soooo......are you going to let her drive the MG when it's all finished?
    2 points
  27. He states that the reserve is $66,000 but there's a buy-it-now of $84,000. I'd be very interested to buy that '35 as a parts car and I might even consider it if the math works the way he seems to imply (11 cars/$66,000 reserve). However, I'll have to spend $2000 dragging it home from California and I'm not sure the math adds up at that point, but maybe. Hopefully he'll recognize that separating them will be more lucrative and an easier sell rather than burning through his money on eBay trying to dump them all at once. I'd like to see them go to good homes. There's a '36 limousine h
    2 points
  28. Here are the drawings my friend Joe drew up. Joe is also the guy who will be molding up the rubber parts. Great having an engineer as a friend. With drawings like this, the machine work is a ton easier.
    2 points
  29. OK, I'll start with this one, a velocipede (boneshaker bicycle), that was taken when we held an open day in aid of the Norfolk Air Ambulance. This is a replica of a Velocipede (boneshaker bicycle) that I made from scrap metal. I always wanted to own one of these bits of history, but found original ones to be un-ridable due to the age of them, and too expensive , so I decided to make one. I found a postcard of one that had been made by a local blacksmith (in Fakenham), back in the 1860's/70's and scaled up the photo. A friend of mine made the wooden parts. The spring that the saddle
    2 points
  30. Hard to believe it's been around a year since I last posted. But decided it was time to not just build a new house but build the shop I've always wanted (and frankly. Now it's time for the full ground up resto. First pics of the shop and then the car coming apart. Incredible condition.
    1 point
  31. That is better! More like what it should be. Very well done.
    1 point
  32. Environmental concerns and the continuation of technology advances will impact our lives, like it or not. In the old car hobby we see paint systems changing, chemical restrictions on cleaners and plating systems, changes in fuel formulation and so on. Will we survive, yes no doubt but there will be impacts to deal with. None of them should cause heart attack stress levels if we are willing to understand the changes and adapt as required. As for computers, robots, power generation and the like the world will figure them out and determine the level that’s needed in society. Cars no longer l
    1 point
  33. wonder if this Packard came out of the Packard showroom in Philly? That is now high priced condos....................
    1 point
  34. Within your budget is not the primary concern when it comes to towing. There are 3 things of higher priority : safety, Safety, and SAFETY. An old car which needs a massive amount of work is one thing. Now a tow vehicle needing work is another. But a trailer had best be right. Be patient. Don't jump the gun on this one. Make sure to let the guys here help you. Local sympathetic, knowledgeable help would be the best option. And, again : ALWAYS TOW SLOWLY ! Do not forget to check your hitch up and lashings when you have driven a very slow few blocks from home. Again before getting on
    1 point
  35. I know that this is getting a little off topic to talk about the WindWings, but, since Rod asked, here are a couple of photos of the brackets. These wings were made by a company named Sewell. It is my understanding that there was a multitude of after-market products back in the day for the automobile owner to choose from. My Dad went to the Lawrence, Kansas swap meet for quite a few years and he found the hardware for this set of wings along with just one piece of glass. This was in either 1964 or 1965 and he had a new set of the glass panels made in Wichita. I have the sales receipt some
    1 point
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  37. I assume you mean one in original very good condition. A NOS steering wheel is unlikely to exist.
    1 point
  38. OK, if we are guessing identities, this one should be easy.
    1 point
  39. Craigslist ad: 264 push rods for sale, slight end wear but straight. Block also available.
    1 point
  40. Might the 1/2" hole be a BSF thread? That's a long shot because 1/2 UNF is 1/2-20 and the BSF size is 1/2-16. I don't know of any system that used 19 TPI. 20 seems more likely but the part is old and as much as we'd like to think so, standardization was not as "standard" then as it is now. I've run into several cases where the thread count was standard but the diameter was very slightly different. 32 TPI was a BSF size, albeit for very small screws. But (and I doubt most people who have not cut threads think of this) thread count determines the depth of the thread. The depth of 32T
    1 point
  41. While taking time at lunch to watch a celebration of the work and life of Martin Luther King Jr., I couldn't help but think that as old car lovers we often find ourselves reminiscing or fantasizing (for those younger members) about a time gone by. Let's not forget about the trials and struggles that got us where we are today. Let's not forget, the past is different for everyone, we all have a different journey, some not so rosey. I for one appreciate the style and simplicity of the past, however I would never live there. Appreciate the treasures we care for from the times gone by, but also
    1 point
  42. The arrows on the bottom should point directly to each other before you begin to adjust them. I can't tell the direction on the one on the left. That may be your problem. Also, why does everything look wet, like it's soaked in brake fluid? Use brake cleaner to clean every thing up. If brake fluid got on the linings you need to replace the shoes,
    1 point
  43. Its not just Florida Paul. Since it is not uncommon for cars of today to run for hundreds of thousands of miles the definition of 'antique' is skewed. Back in the day a 25 year old car was considered used up, especially if it had turned the ODO over, they were indeed antique. But times and technology has us so accelerated that we are all mixed up about the term. Now a five year old computer is an antique and 60 is the new 40. Go figure.
    1 point
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