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  1. JBuick, Thank you. I am still working my way toward being able to show the car. At least now I no longer have to push it. 1924 was a step change at Buick. Raising the height of the radiator in the model change and adding front brakes. I just finished pinstriping the car yesterday. My pinstripe procedure is below. I posted my wheel pinstriping procedure earlier. I also have my replated bumpers on the car. My headlight reflectors have been sent off. I was hoping to get a photo outside, but the garage door spring broke so the car stays inside until later in the week.
    5 points
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  3. Kings of the Road museum I have visited the Kings of the Road museum a couple of times in the late 1950s. The only two cars that I actually remember is a 1910 Cadillac Town Car and a mid ‘30s Packard sedan. The Cadillac really locked on to me, it was so tall you could almost stand up in it and walk around. The Packard had an electrical circuit board on front of the firewall on the drivers side which had fuses and switches that played a variety of tunes thru different horns. I saw this Packard at a car show, in operating condition about 35 years ago. Sometime in early 1960 my fri
    4 points
  4. Just finished up the roof. Now to finish up a little machining for a friend.
    4 points
  5. At the BOD meeting last evening Kevin Kinney was appointed to replace John Steed as BCA Chief Judge. Roberta Vasilow was appointed Chapter, Region and Director CoOrdinator . Both appointments will be for a five year period as per the BCA ByLaws. The changes proposed by the SOP committee were approved with modifications as presented , and will be posted in a future Bugle for the membership to comment on , before being implemented. A Finance committee was created by President John Steed with Bill Stoneberg as Chair and Sydney Meyer and Jerry Courson as members. A Membership growth Committee was
    4 points
  6. Nice car! The deletion of the continental kit will be a big improvement.
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  7. Unbolt everything you do not want and put the bumper back on the car. Cut exhaust to length. List continental kit for sale. Enjoy cold adult beverage. Should only take a few hours. Spray the bolts with PB Blaster the day before.
    3 points
  8. The silverbacks here will tell you those care are worthless since it would cost more to restore them than what they would sell for when done. "Beware the Philistine who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing".
    3 points
  9. Please don’t hate me because I’m Buickful, but here’s my other 21. It was too sweet to pass up. Had a great time driving through upstate New York to close the deal. 1980’s restoration in great condition. Giddily awaiting its arrival!
    3 points
  10. Attached is a photo of the metal bracket which holds the rear of the hood at the center pivot. Kevin Roner made this part for me as mine was missing. I have since found an original - rusty one- for reference. What I noticed during hood installation was that the factory hood fit at the rear was rather poor. Too much gap between the rear of the hood and the cowl trim. I had to put an S shape into the hood pivot to allow me to move the hood back further and get a really good looking hood line. This photo shows the added bend that I put into the bracket. About a 1/8" bend. The bent bracket
    3 points
  11. It's a nice piece of automobilia, but I don't believe it's specific to any particular automobile. In my opinion it is a photo-prop. It was common in tourist areas, particularly beach-front locations, to have your photo taken with an automobile in the background-especially so for people who did not actually own an automobile. I have a number of such prop-photos in my postcard collection that show a variety of fake cars. In some cases, actual non-running cars were used, with a painted canvas background. In other cases, a painted car on canvas (or wood) was used with potted plants, etc in th
    3 points
  12. That is not entirely true that the side molding was not available in 71. I had placed my order for my 71GS the last week of March. A few weeks later in April, the owner of the Buick dealer called me and asked me to stop in. He showed me a promotional picture from Buick that showed the side molding that had just became available. He asked me if wanted to see if they could add it to my 71. I said yes. A week later, the dealer called me and said that my car was in production and it was too late to add. Another mid year change was the medium gold vinyl top that had become available in
    3 points
  13. The finished product. I'm also happy with the new cables as the post lugs are much smaller and I had a fear of the positive grounding out on the cover. Best $100 spent! Install new 2/0 cable. It was longer than I liked at first, but considering all the linkages and moving parts it worked out quite well. Doesn't hang too low either.
    3 points
  14. Without a doubt, this is one of the very best restored Improved Ford Tourings anywhere in the world. A comprehensive and exhaustive, no expense spared, frame-up restoration from a rust free, Virginia car was completed over the course of five years. The effort resulted in an AACA Senior Grand National award, with multiple repeat-preservation awards, most recently at the Auburn AACA Grand National, June 2019. The car was the winner of the MTFCI 2006 Stynowski award for most meritorious restoration of the year, multiple Concours class awards including Meadowbrook Concours, Willistead Concours, Gr
    2 points
  15. I remember when it was like that. Something has changed.... Mine seem to have got heavier over time.
    2 points
  16. Rebuild what you have. The many times I replaced with a reconditioned carb off the shelf that did not work well I lost count. Concerning hesitation, I can attest to my rebuilding of the Rochester on the 1960. The only item internally I replaced was the accelerator pump. I used a can of carb cleaner to clean it up. Sprayed in the various orifices, etc. I assured the floats were set as they should be. I put the top back on with new gasket. My rough idle is gone. The best part, the hesitation was gone as well. Entirely new running condition for the better.
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  17. Thanks Mike, but for the most part it is JZRIV getting the pictures loaded onto the gallery. Sure, with maybe a "little" help, but it is all Jason loading them. We, I say that even though it is mostly Jason, are still adding pictures, he was going to add a post when they are all loaded and captioned.
    2 points
  18. Thanks to @Ray_Knott , @Rivman, and others for getting the meet pictures posted on the ROA site 2019 Meet Photo Gallery and for posting the list of class/category winners.
    2 points
  19. PayPal gives you some protection in case a transactions goes sour. At least you stand a chance of getting your money put back in your PayPal account if you can prove you were cheated. Bitcoin on the other hand is like sending cash in an envelope to a P.O. Box and hoping you get something in return. Scammers love Bitcoin because there is no chance of getting the money back or knowing for certain who got the money. I won't use it.
    2 points
  20. Translated in the metric system, it's about 0.12mm "wobble" . I'm wondering how precise those assemblies were when new. Anyway, I appreciate all the work you are doing on that machine.
    2 points
  21. Amazingly, the trunk is COMPLETELY empty. THAT was a surprise.
    2 points
  22. Just funning ya. A bunch of bored old guys hang out here.
    2 points
  23. The front bumper looks great! I see you did highlight the bracket faces like mine. I chose not to have mine plated because the steel plates were so very wavy. They must have looked pretty crappy even when new. I would have probably spent another several hundred dollars just getting them smooth enough to plate. For my work in progress driver the powder coating is fine for me.
    2 points
  24. lancemb Such is the state of the former now dead restoration culture and hobby in the United States. 10 to 15 years ago this car, in this condition in a far away place like Montana still would have garnered $3000 in my opinion. (I know, I was buying and selling projects hot and heavy in those years) Now people truly pause and reflect on if they have the time, space and bucketloads of cash to bring a car back to life. It's not just that we know that a fully restored 56 Roadmaster 2 door hardtop might top out at $35,000 to $40,000 and it would take more than that to corr
    2 points
  25. Nickel plated rims are more durable and also look correct when they are not polished after plating.
    2 points
  26. I really like these, bought a set of 4 at a moving sale for $100.
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  28. JBuick, You have some very nice Buicks. Regarding wheels, Here is a photo of an original 1925 Buick wheel. Nuts are Heavy Hex fine thread. Still available. They take a 3/4" socket. Originally they would have been black oxide. Wheel Wedges were black oxide. Rims were zinc or cadmium plated. center of the hubcap was body color. wheel pinstripe is as shown. Black oxide is not a very durable finish. I had my lug nuts and wedges powder coated "black satin". I use a plastic insert in the next size up socket to protect the finish. Mac's F
    2 points
  29. You’ll find the original the day after you find and buy a replacement. With the help of my ever patient wife, we inventoried every part for my 32DL, made a detailed list and packed everything in plastic containers. It all started when I couldn’t find one of my metal ribbed headlight connectors. As we went through everything, it still wasn’t showing up. Then I pulled out each empty shelf and there it was resting on the edge of the concrete garage foundation. It had fallen off the back of one of the shelves. I hope you have success - believe me, I feel your pain!
    2 points
  30. I finally found a new bargain for the day for the New Be. Ok it's not exactly one that will quicken the heart or that many will lust after but looks like a pretty clean priginal car by the small interior details and $3000 OBO is about as cheap as they come even with 4 doors. Look at how clean the dash looks and the front passenger compartment. Might be a survivor. Looks like the original floor matt. Chrome looks pretty good as well. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/1950-ford-custom-sedan/6930004323.html 1950 FORD CUSTOM SEDAN - $3000 (cliffside park) I am
    2 points
  31. padgett, this is a stock "hi-torque" 327 truck engine. Pretty sure it didn't require any special fuel back then. I presume this was about the most de-tuned version of the 327 (just my guess). Definitely not a Corvette motor. The says there were two 327 versions for trucks, one (185 hp) at 8.0:1 compression and another (225 hp) at 8.5:1 compression. I believe mine is the 225 hp version from what I'm seeing in the literature. Looks like the 185 hp version was used in larger straight trucks. The "Turbo-Fire" 327, by comparison, had a 10.5:1 compression ratio. Reg
    2 points
  32. Tonite's offering There is not much like a big car from this era! Just a wonderful driver!
    2 points
  33. AKA THE 3 position switch....dim, flicker and off......
    2 points
  34. Just a friend we met at the fireworks the other night. Told him about the club, I hope he joins. Great family and a beautiful car.
    2 points
  35. You wouldn't have thought so if you'd been in the shop today. I made a couple of bone-head errors. Fortunately, nothing I can't fix but I spent much of the day on the water outlet tube and now have to make it all over.
    2 points
  36. The idle speed for these straight 8's are 365 - 385 rpm. When I pick up the idle I get in the mid 7's like you mention.
    2 points
  37. Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! Went for a short cruise on a hot day. Excuse my electrical ignorance but, does moving to heavier cables and extra ground help charging as well as hot starts? I swear the gauge is acting different. When I take off from a stop it goes heavy in the charge zone. While cruising it actually sits half to a needles worth in the charge zone. It never did this before. Restarts are waaay faster and stronger. What I would expect. I have to admit, I always thought I had "sufficient" sized cables that came with the car. I see now the PO before me just bought regular batter
    2 points
  38. Depending on other problems one of the things I have done in the past is to add a drop of solder onto the bulb tips, usually both for tail/signal/brakes. Then you can use a file to make the tips the correct depth for your needs. Tom T.
    2 points
  39. there's lots of R12 floating around.....I have about 60 lbs of it on my shelf.
    1 point
  40. They look like boat parts to me. The struts used on dual cowls are much heavier and hold the cowl up, not down.
    1 point
  41. The other good thing about this kit is that it contains bushings and a height extension so it can be used on several different makes, as noted above...
    1 point
  42. I just posted this on the other thread: I started making one out of an old steel protractor that would mimic the Delco tool but then I bought a book of shop equipment for Pierce, Studebaker, and Rockne cars and found another tool. Here’s the other tool that was listed in that tool catalog, it’s a Winn Synchrometer... This unit is pretty much what was made available at that time and works well considering, but I have also been given the advice to find someone who has a distributor machine to get it set up right. My Pierce uses a Delco-Remy 660P distributor, v
    1 point
  43. A lot of model T people like to collect things made from model T pieces. I have a forge blower, the crank handle on it is made from a model T brake handle! That garden cart could be a nice addition to such a collector. Restore it with care, make it like it was many years ago, and you will have something special.
    1 point
  44. My take is that you are wondering how accurate your temp guage is ?? if you can see where the temp probe is located on the engine thats where you want to point your IR gun, close is better. If you are looking to see how hot the coolant is then point your IR at the radiator inlet pipe/spout. If you are looking to see how well the radiator is working, point your IR at the inlet pipe then the outlet pipe and note the difference between temperatures, generally you should get a temp drop about 15 degrees C for an efficient radiator.
    1 point
  45. Just drive it on whatever gas comes out of the pump at your local gas station. Anyone want to suggest that's a bad idea? Let's end this nonsense before the cloudy waters become opaque, eh?
    1 point
  46. Hello Mike, I have been dealing with some significant health issues of my 93 year old mother and simply have not been able to keep up with the automobile chats. I have just a few moments so I thought I would compliment you on the good variety of machine tools you have. The quick change pieces make milling machine work more pleasant for sure. I also agree that the 4 jaw chucks are much more able to repeat a very close center, (as good as the operator makes it and has the skill set). A three jaw is OK if you are just doing a one off fix and do not need to keep a dead on center for several p
    1 point
  47. Red-Kote is an internal fuel tank liner designed to seal leaks and prevent further rusting. As a sealant, Red-Kote excels at sealing the often hundreds of pin-hole leaks that occur along seams or where straps wrap around the tank. Once in place, Red-Kote forms a very tough, flexible membrane that will never crack or flake as many competitive products do. Red-Kote will not plug lines or cause engine damage when used properly. Future rust will be prevented because condensation will not contact the metal. A partial list of additives that Red-Kote is resistant to includes ethyl alcohol, methyl alc
    1 point
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