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  1. Left early Sat morning for my oldest son's in Marlin, SW of Waco. Couple pics of the quite, pleasant view. Ben
    4 points
  2. The corn head grease when used in a combine corn head does heat up and flow due to the gear drives in each corn head churning it, a lot. Like a mixer. Now with that said, you have a built in steering gearbox heater on every all left hand drive 1920s Buicks called the exhaust take down. This should warm the box enough on a good length trip to get the corn head grease to flow back to the bottom of the unit. Buick Engineers think of everything!
    3 points
  3. WINDSHIELDS Windshields of vehicles within each group will interchange with each other. 40/60/100 SERIES GRP I 1954-1956 46R & 66R Riv Cpe, 46C, 66C and 100 Conv 1955-1956 43 & 63 4 dr Riv sdn 1954-1956 Olds Holiday Cpe; conv 1955-1956 Olds Holiday sdn GRP II 1954-1956 48 & 48D 2 dr sdn 1954-1955 61 4 dr sdn 1954-1956 41 & 41D 4 dr sdn 1954-1956 49,69 Est wagon 1954-1956 Olds S88 & 98 4dr sdn exc Holiday 1954-1956 Olds 88 4 dr sedan exc Holiday 1955-1956 Olds S88 & 88 2 dr sdn 50/70 SERIES
    3 points
  4. Funny thing but don’t bet on it... I took my “new” car to a show thinking that very same thing, but 20 minutes after I arrived another Pierce pulled in and parked right next to mine! 80 to 90% of the show was post war cars, heavy on the 60’s and 70’s, and there were a few different people who commented that they had never heard of a Pierce-Arrow before and now here’s two of them... Of course, mine drew a bigger crowd... nothing like an unrestored car!
    3 points
  5. Plymouth in this era was mostly a family man’s car and most popular in 4 door models. A 1961 two door is an unusual find.
    2 points
  6. Mr Shaw does our ‘23 parts block still exist and have these pipes? Or are you going to tell me you shipped them to me and make me move two cars to get to my stash of engine goodies?
    2 points
  7. I got the fenders stripped. My sandblaster (Simpson's Metal Refinishing) turned down the air pressure and did a nice job removing the old lacquer and red primer. Some flaws were revealed, but overall not too bad. Phil
    2 points
  8. Yes a good friend has a 61 Plymouth Fury convertible, so I would agree. I do disagree on value v VW. Look at this cars early sixty vibe! Great car to consider restoring. I suspect it has that rectangular steering wheel, a space age dash, and a split front seat with a drivers side lower (or is it higher) than the passenger side.
    2 points
  9. In Pennsylvania, where antique cars are numerous, one could attend two or three different shows most week-ends. One of our region members, with his wife, attends 50 to 60 shows every season. I usually avoid shows that have street rods: The presence of street rods often means that they aren't serious shows for antiques. I'll choose shows that have a fairly large number of cars, and a wide variety, so I can see some different things. The location is always important, since it's more enjoyable to sit in a leafy green park or on the quiet
    2 points
  10. I just think it is great that somebody like you can write posts in another language. It would be impossible for me. Unfortunately, when I was at school, here in the UK, we only learnt two languages, good English and bad English. The good English we leant in class and the bad English we learnt in the playground! Please keep up your excellent posts.
    2 points
  11. I have never thought about it before, until I read the last two posts. With our changeable weather in North Norfolk in the UK, we don't get many extremes of weather. I can work, or should that be 'play', in my garage 365 days a year. Jeff, I hope you are back on the MG soon as I have missed reading your interesting posts.
    2 points
  12. If I have the time, my car would 'fit in' with the other vehicles slated to be there and the drive isn't too horrible, I try to attend. Problem for me, is that shows for stock 20's motorcars are getting harder to find.
    2 points
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  14. Landowner: “I’m gonna fix it up some day”.
    2 points
  15. Again to ALL, The chassis manual is your best friend when working on ANY vehicle. It's ALL explained probably better than I can. The ONLY caution I can give is when your installing the box OR anyone else's boxes. You have to remember this a FULL SIZE car box & it's heavy. Coming out is easier than installing so it would be advisable to have help because as I stated this steering box is HEAVY. AND it's not because it's heavy, BUT ALSO that your in tight quarters & it's awkward trying to move around while your trying to hold the box in place & getting things lined u
    2 points
  16. I just got the new gas tanks in. I only have 6 right now. I will have more towards the end of summer. I also got in new fuel sending units for non AC cars (single line). Please call me at 215-767-0845 if you are interested in a Riviera Gas Tank and/or sending unit. Thank you James
    2 points
  17. I feel your pain. Still have things to get done before the real heat starts and the monsoon season. I've come up with an idea so I can work on the car without feeling like an ant under a magnifying glass. We may be back on our projects around the same time.
    2 points
  18. Lose the wheels for a set of originals and the car would look so much better.
    2 points
  19. My Mother and I did something similar with one of my Dad's buildings fulllllll of stufffff. We had an interested buyer, we agreed on a price for it to be cleaned to the walls no cherry picking and then rented him the building for 18 months while he cleaned it out. I figure we sold for 10-20 cents on the dollar but would have taken 10 years of serious flea marketing to get full value, not what I want to do in retirement. Plus my Mother got rent on a building she wasn't using.
    2 points
  20. The seller got this backwards: So, buy this car and join the flathead club. Join the Flathead Ford Club and use all the resources of the club to buy the best car you can. I have been an impulse buyer many times, but rarely an impulse seller. Bernie
    2 points
  21. Sorry I got here late. Yes 1928 Graham-Paige 629 Town Sedan; 288 CID; 4 speed transmission.. This car has the Big Six and I believe is the ONLY remaining "Graham-Paige 629 Town Sedan". I have been watching Graham-Paige cars for the last 20 years, and have thousands of pictures of Graham cars, and personally own seven Graham cars, including my Grandfathers. So I don't say ONLY without some experience.. All of the chrome trim parts are reproduced. The problem with the 619 and 629 is they used purchased parts for the interior....let me explain. The 619 and 629 had to be upscal
    2 points
  22. There's no such a thing as bigger Ken. Once you have more room.... you just fill it up! 😅 (ask me how I know)
    2 points
  23. This a manual antenna with no numbers on it. I have owned this for about 20 years and just found it again. I am pretty sure it is Buick but do not know the year. It looks new. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Gene.
    1 point
  24. Well done 👍🏻 Might be a good idea to swap it all out as the ratio’s could be different in the rear end.
    1 point
  25. Tsk Tsk Ed. I'm has hard core as you but I would like any of the following at some point: 0. 51 Dodge Wayfarer "Roadster" 1. 53 Skylark 2. 63 R2 4 speed Avanti 3. 66 TriPower GTO Convertible 4 speed. 4. 73 LS4 Chevelle 4 speed 5. 80 Z28 350 4 speed. As for which show to go to. I go to the ones that I have friends attending. Which means I don' t go to a lot of shows.
    1 point
  26. Ford also tried again in 1998 with their 'Th!nk' city car. It didn't pan out, and they sold it to Global/NEVS in 2003. Now Ford is trying again by investing $500 into Rivian. Craig
    1 point
  27. Only 25 days till the Long Island Chapter 40th annual show cant wait to see the large group of Riviera's that show up for the show its great having them as part of our show STOP BY OUR WEBSITE libuickclub.org TO REGISTER OR PRINT OUT FORM OR CHECK OUT THE PICS FROM PRIOR SHOWS SEE YOU THERE
    1 point
  28. If you are talking about the car at the very beginning of this thread, the '39 New Yorker, then you should reread my words. I'm not condemning the car. I love the car. Why would you liken it to your car "that was beyond restoration'"? Even if this Chrysler needed an engine and a transmission, they would have been available with a little searching and probably at a lower price than a big block Chev engine with a blower. No, I don't condemn the car. I, along with quite a few others who have weighed in here, simply dislike the poor judgement of whoever thought that putting a monstrous, loud, gas
    1 point
  29. 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle.
    1 point
  30. I was just discussing this with Jackofalltrades 77 the other day. Thanks for the timely post!
    1 point
  31. How about hybrids like the Owen Magnetic and my all time favorite for cool bad design the "Arctic Snow Cruiser".
    1 point
  32. You are quite the craftsman! I enjoy watching this beautiful automobile come together! Maybe for the open ends of the welting you could fabricate a decorative metal "plug" that would have sort of a "tail" on it so you could slide it into the welt and maybe with just a dot of epoxy keep it steady. Steele Rubber carries these glove box bumpers that are made with a long tail. Something along those lines may be a nice finishing touch for the open end. Keep up the beautiful work!!
    1 point
  33. I am not familiar with this engine but it appears to me that the shaft with the slotted ends (marked 2 and 3) probably drives the oil pump and therefore would have no bearing on any slop/movement in the rotor. Have you checked the distributor shaft/bushes for wear ? If not this is where I would be looking.
    1 point
  34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ws55UQ1Ris Published on Feb 21, 2018 A visual tour of the new and exciting Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, PA. From early 1900s cars, barn finds, 50s classics to Ferraris and more with a sales showroom and cars consigned for sale. This is one of the largest collection of antique and classic cars in the world! Please visit www.classicautomall.com. Open to the public every Wed from 4 to 8 PM. Only open to the public this one day?
    1 point
  35. For what? And why have one built, wouldn't it be easier to find another one or even repair the one you have? It would be possible to machine one from the solid but hideously expensive.
    1 point
  36. One car I think we can all agree on here is cool is this Detroit Electric from 1931. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25593/lot/456/?category=list&length=10&page=39 This exceptional machine is the sole surviving example of Detroits ultimate iteration of the electric car. Unlike previous electrics which made their propulsion known in formal if a bit stuffy broughams, this example takes its styling cues more from Packard. It sports a faux radiator and louvered hood mimicking its gasoline powered competitor. The design of the Detroit sheds light on the unfashionability of ele
    1 point
  37. Dennis, I alerted Glenn Cecchine at CARS about this problem 2 years ago and he said he would look into it and contact their manufacturer. Obviously, he did not. Vendors have a hard time admitting they are selling the wrong part. Even Repops did not want to believe it after I sent in my original and they made me new ones. They were still trying to convince me my originals were repos that had been put in somewhere along the line and that theirs were correct. Maybe if enough people alert them to this they will believe it. Sent you a PM. Bill
    1 point
  38. Unfortunately most of the rusty junk left is just that. Take off parts from a 65 Mustang or 70 Chevelle that are readily available. Stuff like that comprised mush of what I found or old brake parts, especially boxes of shoes and linings. Old gaskets, that's what most lots were comprised of. even when they were NOS they were often damaged new parts or things that nobody needed for cars that weren't being done. I had a few , what I would call virgin hauls, that I did OK, but then again they were far from cheap. When you lay out $7500 to buy a parts lot and there is not many items worth ove
    1 point
  39. Well, Pat, humoristic posting is sometimes difficult to understand when one is speaking a different language. Unless it's really a plain joke, I hardly take a chance to write something humoristic, I'm lacking the finesse of English. As I published the pertaining document, it's the proof I completely misunderstood your comment!
    1 point
  40. On Facebook today. The man who painted my car reflected in the hood of the one he is painting.
    1 point
  41. Indeed these are modern reproductions. The antiques market, auctions, flea markets and even internet sales sites are flooded with them. Originals were the figurines mounted atop Michelin tire pumps, and a variety of them have been produced over the years. The earliest of them used a cast iron figure on top. Later and smaller versions used one made of zinc. The one shown in your last photo is most likely an original. The "Detroit" info on the back has been added to it and was never a part of the original. Sadly these have often been artificially aged and are sold as antiques to tho
    1 point
  42. I found some special welding supplies that should work on any needed repairs. These are for the old fashion stick welders only not for MIG or TIG.
    1 point
  43. Holy smokes, Rob! While I agree we are all crazy, and you maybe more than some, but I don't think it's as crazy as having golf as a hobby.
    1 point
  44. For years I have been saying for every $1,000 more you are willing to pay you can get $4,000 worth of the other guy's work. Oh, the other thing, from observation I have learned to split my money pretty close to even between mechanical and cosmetic. Just in case the is a fire sale- shiny sells. Bernie
    1 point
  45. I'm surprised that you let this just sit out in the garage and get dusty. I keep mine in my living room under some classy accent lighting.
    1 point
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