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  1. I see much derision about this phrase but I believe it's only meant to show the car was not parked originally because of a blown engine or similar catastrophic issue.
    7 points
  2. Yup, we drove 1938 “Black Beauty” most of the Easter weekend, probably put over 100 miles on her. Mainly sealed country roads with a detour over a steep downhill stretch of dirt! Tested out both the brakes and engine braking in second! She ain’t afraid of the dirt neither!
    6 points
  3. I did not get a picture, but the wife and I drove almost 60 miles on the 1913 car on Sunday after church. Trying to get all of the bugs out and know the car better. We are getting ready to go touring this summer with this car and the '15 truck.
    5 points
  4. You can find it on Ebay at. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1933-Cadillac-Other/123744738752?hash=item1ccfc2ddc0:g:M9UAAOSwTZ9cv0ct
    3 points
  5. Around the corner from my house....I have always love this rocket style....it seems to have an extra chrome piece on each quarter panel along with that silly bumper strip down each side.
    3 points
  6. Disconnect the arm from the motor and see if it closes manually. If it does it only needs an adjustment. Gene.
    3 points
  7. I am usually a stickler for authenticity. But, I cheated on the wiper motor. My housing was cracked, it was leaking vacuum, a mounting leg was broken, and I couldn't find a correct replacement. A Model A Ford wiper motor fits the mounting holes perfectly and they are being reproduced. In twelve years no one has noticed it is not the correct motor (just squealed on myself) and it works great.
    3 points
  8. ...and then the whole class said in unison..."THANK YOU MR WILLIE".
    3 points
  9. Drove about 170 miles this weekend: water pump is dry; radiator is dry; tranny still leaking but not as much (wishful thinking?) after the STP. I will add another bottle after it leaks down. Planned 300-400 mile trip (150 miles from home) this next weekend. If stable it will go to OKC in June Gotta get back to killin' bugs and killin' the planet .
    3 points
  10. It seems that by waiting long enough, I am able to get around the 9.77 MB issue. Here we have Saphira, the Reatta that our daughter has her eyes on. There's a broken part in the ignition, but I was able to get a replacement blue steering column in Brookfield in 2017. Finally, the McLaughlin-Buick 29-51, which has had the mechanicals gone through and wheels refinished. Unfortunately, the tubes we got had valve stems that were too short, so adding extensions on has caused leak issues. I hope to get that dealt with this year so that I can actually get on the road.
    3 points
  11. Here we have the 1976 Skyhawk, 1966 Wildcat beside the Electra (with portions of 1923, driver quality 1976 PCR, 1954 Century, and 1941), the 1923, and the 1954 Century Estate Wagon (model 69).
    3 points
  12. Once I learn how to post a video I may have something more to show you. I took the Buick for it's first drive in probably 55 years! Really an impressive car, especially when I compare it to the 1922 Dodge brothers and the 1929 and 30 Model A that I have driven. Much more refined. I started with filling the vacuum tank with gas. I filled it 2 days earlier, and some of the gas leaked past the needle and seat and I had an occasional drip that smelled up my garage. I figured it might until it ran a while and really seated in. Easter Sunday at 2:00 pm I again filled the vacuum tan
    3 points
  13. No matter how much braking you get if mounted on the drive shaft, you will still only get 4" or less per tire/road surface.
    2 points
  14. That is exactly how 15,000,000 Model T Fords left the factory. Foot brake band is in the transmission. Hand brake operated internal shoes acting on the rear drums.
    2 points
  15. I put about a 100 Miles on the "puff" since taking it off the U-haul, trailer then Sunday I got the transmission filter and oil for the transfusion and made a mess of my driveway, which I expected, having done one of these before, and hopefully will run for while, Oh and I washed it yesterday by hand!
    2 points
  16. I hadn't given that any thought. What would be appropriate? I rather dread having to repolish the etched surface. Wouldn't you use a strong base to neutralize the acid? (Keeping in mind that I know nearly nothing about chemistry.) I cleaned up the other end of the manifold and assembled it this morning. then calculated where the oil lines have to go. It's more complicated than I'd thought because they can't overlap neatly. I came up with a plan in any case but it will be a long time before I have to install them. First, I squared the oil manifold on the mil
    2 points
  17. It will stop both wheels however on loose surfaces they will spin, one forward , the other reverse. It also puts quite a bit of strain on all the driveline components esp . things like axle shafts. It's sort of like having a very grabby clutch only all the stress is reversed. My Packard truck has a large drum brake on the driveshaft and the parking brakes on the wheels. Most owners recommend reversing things so the brake pedal operate the wheel brakes and the parking brake lever operates the shaft brake. Greg in Canada
    2 points
  18. Drove to a nice small town on the eastern shore of MD. It was an American Legion car show. The group pictured here, like me, did not get the memo it was canceled due to weather. Well, we all parked anyway. The Legion did bring out the music and held an impromptu show as a small group did bring their cars. Eventually a few more showed up. The Legion opened at 12:00. Promptly at 12:01 the drinking began. Early starters in this town I'm guessing. Great people and super friendly. I packed it in not long after and headed home on the lovely country roads. 136 miles round trip. I res
    2 points
  19. I have follow your posts for years and feel for you as I went through the same with my Mother. We are driving her 67 Camaro RS Convt this weekend on an Ohio Region tour to Cambridge, Ohio. Maybe I will finally figure out how to post on this site.
    2 points
  20. Check to see if you forced the horizontal rod to move at its adjusting point near the headlight motor. If not, you must have bent something. Try re-adjusting the horizontal rod so the clamshell closes. Make sure the adjustment is not too tight or you will keep the limiting switch on the motor from opening the circuit resulting in a burned out headlight motor. Tom Mooney
    2 points
  21. Lamar, Ask Jack Welch to send them to you. That is the process that he has stated Just send him your name and BCA number.
    2 points
  22. Matt; You have missed the point. There was no disagreement about wording. There was a request to change wording. That was done. There was a request to correct an errant coma. That was done. The disagreement was over wheterr or not I would repost the minutes in their entirety. The correct way to do that is to list the changes and request the minutes be approved with those changes. It is not to force the secretary to repost minutes in their entirety . You can read , reread or talk to anyone you want , but this is the very simple truth of the matter. I had no choice but to have the minutes go un
    2 points
  23. Maggie, we have a lot of very knowledgeable people on the AACA Forum. However, back in the era of the pictured car, styling changed noticeably every year, and each make of car had very distinctive styling. Chrysler products (such as that Plymouth) were getting more and more unusual--some might say bizarre. So the car was easy to recognize!
    2 points
  24. I drive my rivi year round even when it rains. I am of the opinion that we only have so many miles of driving during our lifetimes so i try to spend as many as i can in my rivi. But if it snowed here i would i would not drive it in the snow. Not trying to preserve this car for any future owners.
    2 points
  25. Just joined forum, I've been a member of AACA for years, finally decided to get involved here.
    2 points
  26. 2 points
  27. Objective discussion is one thing, beating a dead horse is another. The discussion appeared to have turned into a bunch of armchair experts telling the secretary in a disrespectful way at times how to do his job. A couple of months ago all we heard here was "Where are the minutes, what takes so long for the minutes to be posted, the members need to know what's going on...." Then this month during the minutes approval process when some members not wanting to play by the rules and clearly stonewalling the process thus adding to the time taking to get the minutes out, the secretary takes an app
    2 points
  28. Everyone that wants to know what was said during the January 2, 2019 meeting should request a copy of the transcript of the meeting that was recorded by AT&T. You might find it interesting.
    2 points
  29. A number of years ago, I wanted to take my Cord to the ACD meet and have it certified. The shifting had become problematic on the car, however, so I called a well known fellow in the ACD club about doing some work on the car. "Are you going to drive the car?" he asked. Yes, I said, not a tremendous amount of miles but I do plan to drive it. "Then YOU need to get into the shifting mechanism and fix it, so that you understand it. If you break down on the side of the road, YOU need to be able to figure out the problem, because I guarantee that no one else can help you...."
    2 points
  30. My Special did that same heating / not cooling issue way back and changing the thermostat and flushing the rad didn't cure it. I eventually had to bite the bullet and re-core it and increased it to a three core which today keeps her running normally with the 180 degree thermostat with minimal raising in city traffic. I hope you have success with flushing as it is the easiest effort to try but be prepared... She sure is a beauty and is worth the efforts!
    2 points
  31. Thanks John. I haven’t been doing much for the past two weeks because I had something a little strange happen to me. After putting up all the cabinets and working like a crazy man screwing all kinds of things together using both my right and left hands, I woke up one morning in severe pain in my left shoulder and my left triceps. I could feel a huge knot in my shoulder blade area and it was all swollen. My wife works as a physical rehab assistant and at work the therapist gave her a small hard rubber ball for me to roll on to work the knot out. So on Thursday night I did just that and it felt
    2 points
  32. Isn't the purpose of an open forum to allow for everyone's opinion? I'm sure there are some positive opinions of Tesla mixed in with bad ones in these pages. Mine was positive, and I have despised electric cars since the Prius first showed up.
    2 points
  33. A forum is a discussion; a website is a lecture.
    2 points
  34. The electric car is no solution to the "environmental crisis" (assuming there is one, and assuming cars are causing the problem). As stated above, you still have to generate the energy since electricity is not energy source but a conduit. Gasoline happens to be both. A "true believer" is not really interested in the engineering since they are saving the world.
    2 points
  35. Just pop on up to the Fountainhead Auto Museum in Fairbanks. They have a 1921 Daniels.
    2 points
  36. Thank you, one and all for the posted replies. I appreciate your effort. It looks like Denver is my closest encounter for a Kissel. I have had the hots for a Kissel for many years, ever since I road in the rumble seat of a Gold Bug on a Fall Foilage tour in Minnesota, back about 1966 or so. I was back home from the Army at that time. At that time that beautiful yellow Kissel belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, of Cokato, Minnesota. I finished college in 1969 and immediately hired on with The Company. In 1972 I returned from an overseas assignment and met up with the Johnson's again. At th
    2 points
  37. Yes, I imagine it is very hard to keep up with it all. I cannot even get ahead with just the few here. But that is a nice garage to keep em all in. Too bad we didn't live closer together. I'd be happy to help you put some miles on some of the more obscure ones. 🙄
    2 points
  38. I now have to assemble the intake manifold...something I've been putting off because I don't particularly care for the polishing I'll have to do. But, there was no putting it off now so I soldered the elbows to a short piece of tubing to hold while I filed and sanded them. They took about 2-1/2 hours each to do and I have to admit they came out pretty good. I assembled the pieces on the engine to get they straight with each other. I then stuck the interface between the threaded elbow and the flange in two places to lock it in place. Then I very
    2 points
  39. I run the lathe at the lowest possible speed. It's critical that the piece being knurled be held very securely. I usually attach it to a fixture held in a chuck or directly in the chuck. You then have to get both knurling wheels in contact with the piece and absolutely parallel. Then I start the knurl with a light cut and with about half of the wheel on the piece and run it down until it's about half off. Stop the lathe, reverse direction, turn it in a little more and run it down again until it's about half off. It's critical that the wheels never come off the piece since it is virtually
    2 points
  40. Beautiful! Makes the car. Ben
    2 points
  41. 54 miles to Easter Brunch today! The day started sunny, but then threatened some rain later on. About half way home I got the chance for these shots!
    2 points
  42. Well, the extended test drive to the show today went fairly well. I am going to need to address the temperature creeping up and not wanting to come back down. I'm pretty sure I'll need to flush the system and replace the thermostat. I found out the AC WORKS! Ha! Clock works, too. I feel the car wanting to wander a little bit, but I think most of it is natural with the bias ply tires. It was happy on the highway, though. I just need to work on the temperature issue before OKC. Brakes are still not happy. I bought hoses for it, so that will be the next spot I work on.
    2 points
  43. Earl, if you'd like a little unsolicited advice that you could pass along to your selling dealer, here's what I would have done if the car arrived at my shop: 1. Remove that foam insulation on the fuel lines. It's Home Depot junk that makes people think the car has something wrong with it. And it looks like an amateur has been maintaining it. Not a good impression. 2. Remove the fender skirts. I know you like them, but they're polarizing for buyers. Keep them with the car, show photos of them, maybe one photo with the skirts installed, but otherwise I would present the
    2 points
  44. Giselle McKensie and Gordon MacRae sing the praises of the new 1946 Buick! You may need to create a simple log-in account for access. https://archive.org/details/78_my-buick-my-love-and-i_gisele-mackenzie-and-gordon-macrae-billy-may-frank-skinner_gbia0021814b
    1 point
  45. I am looking at buying my grandpas 1956 Buick super. It is the automatic and has the 322 nailhead. The car has 30,000 original miles, and a newer interior. There are no rust holes in the body, only small pitting and rust on the chrome. It runs and drives without issue. The paint is not in very good shape, and there's some scratches and dings here and there. He is looking at selling it to me for $6000. There's a lot of sentimental value for me, but I want to make sure that I'm not overpaying, and want to make sure he isn't selling it too cheap. Please let me know your thoughts, and any
    1 point
  46. You have to be careful to position the sealer right on the edge of the glass, or it will show past the stainless trim when you are done. The way the factory did it is they put the ribbon sealer on the glass, not the body, but I haven't tried that method.
    1 point
  47. I began using the Mobil 1 10W40 in my '63 Riv last year. I don't have enough run time with it yet to have an opinion on it. I did not have noisy lifters before. I am mainly on the lookout for any increase in oil leaks after switching to the synthetic oil.
    1 point
  48. Spent the big bucks for new shoes that arrived yesterday. It's a full day with my friend when it is time to install 5 tires. Finally 5 matching tires. Photo 1 is of one of the tires that was on the car when I bought it. It would actually hold air for 10 minutes and it was leaking at the valve stem and not the tire. One interesting thing about my wheels and the spare tire carrier. The rims only go on the wheels 1 way due to the wheel bolt spacing not being centered on the valve stem. What this means is that, if you had white walls on the car, you can not flip the rims for bl
    1 point
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