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  1. Matt/Jack. I went back the next morning with no luck. After reading you posts I went back again and expanded my search. Eureka! I found it 100 feet from the road in a line of trees. It is dirty but not damaged except for two small shallow dents that may have been there prior. I also found out why it came off, the ring that the wheel clips hang on to were bent so the clips would not hold well. Needless to say that will be corrected before I reinstall the hubcap. Thank you for the information
    7 points
  2. Made a short video of me starting the car and backing it into my garage. My buddy videoing thought the car stalled because he couldn’t hear it running after I turned the high idle down. Not sure if the below will work if copied and pasted on YouTube. Sorry, it’s my first attempt at this. 846691F5 AF09 4578 85B2 F66A0EDC9361
    5 points
  3. All, As of July 20, 2019, the carved oak hardtop and show stand are completed. All windows, window garnish mouldings, and metal trim pieces are in place. It looks wonderful. the front door top windows raise and lower as designed. Can't wait to have it sitting right next to its car body with the roadster top on it! RON
    4 points
  4. Picked this up from a neighbor that was moving .. Walker roll a car 2.5ton mechanical floor jack.
    4 points
  5. **SOLD** This car has now sold. Thanks for everyone's responses.
    4 points
  6. The Allegany Gas station in this photo was owned by my mother's family on Belden Avenue South East, Canton, Ohio. The gas station was operated by my grandfathers younger brother, Winfield Fry. The Fry family home was on the property behind the gas station out of view in this picture. My great uncle, Winfield Fry, who operated by the Allegany Gas station died of carbon monoxide poisoning while working on a car in the service garage of the station on March 26, 1920 at the age of 21 years old. The gas station building was still there as a kid when I was growing up and visiting the property in the 1960s - 1970s, however, the state of Ohio took the property under eminent domain when the intersection of highway 30 and 43 was built and demolished the gas station building and the Fry family home.
    3 points
  7. Unfortunately, this is my wife car and it was "fix this damn seat and trunk latch or I am going to go car shopping" . I spent the money to fix the car.
    3 points
  8. I started boring the center of the pump yesterday morning and only finished it about 3:00 PM today. Of course, no sooner was I half done I though of a better way to do it. But, by then it was set up and working so I kept on with it. I was getting a vibration in the table of the mill I didn't like so I ended up taking small cuts which really drew the job out. Were it not that I've so much work in this one piece, I might have taken a chance and been more aggressive but I tend to come down on the side of "it's working no matter how long it takes." Here's the hole taken out to round... And after hours tending the machine, about as big as I dare make it. I completely failed to calculate the maximum size I could bore so all the time I was doing this I was worried that I'd have to improvise another boring bar to finish. In the end, that wasn't necessary but you can see how extended the boring head is. Aside from a nasty burr on the back side, it came out fine. There is enough room on this side to use an O-ring as a gasket if I want to. I'll have to test it and see what works best.
    3 points
  9. Y'know, if you can get past all the pedigree (or lack of) issues and the ridiculous asking price, I think it's a pretty neat car. Would be great for a day cruise on Sunset.
    2 points
  10. Believe me we are all feeling it. Just gave me a raise in overhead of 8 percent for everything I buy to sell or buy in to run my business. I could get the tax exempt thing, but then I have to deal with the tax man in NY so it's almost easier to pay the extra 8 percent than fight with them. Because even if they are wrong, you have to prove your innocence. I imagine my sales have taken a hit some as well as other states have adopted it. Here is an idea, instead of strangling every nickel out of the citizens, why don't we balance the books. The state is broke and in debt, yet then proclaims how they just bought some new huge tract of land , Taking it off the tax roles, with money they didn't have to add to the millions of acres they already own. Oh yeah and they forget to mention, it's for everyone to use, but all the roads on it will be closed off and the only way in is a 25 mile hike on a 2 lane road. But hey they are saving us from ourselves.
    2 points
  11. John Mereness - i had to start building (rebuilding) the car using the hard top as a guid3 because that was the only t3mplate for dimensions that I could use, see original pictures below. Rotten wood but still could be measured. Those parts actually determined the car. Ron Hausmann P.E.
    2 points
  12. Not to be overly critical, but there are 100 point cars and there are over the top 100 point cars (and both are great), but a long time ago someone said if not doing an over the top 100 point car that no one will notice tiny imperfections when the car is fully finished - and turns out they actually were correct (especially given my standards are generally higher than most peoples to begin with) - my point is perhaps just be happy with the dash and car is still very capable of winning every award on the globe with the dash still being more nice than 99.99% of everyone else's.
    2 points
  13. What width and how many do you need? i'd be happy to send you some as I have more than I'll ever use! PM if interested. Restoration Specialties & supply in PA sells them.
    2 points
  14. Reread my original post. I was referencing the 1929 Studebaker my brother bought was sold new in Connecticut and also located in Connecticut was a Fisk tire factory. Yes, Studebaker headquarters, along with their primary factory, was in South Bend, Indiana. In this post the reference to Connecticut is specifically for the purchase location when new of the 1929 Studebaker President that is the subject of this post.
    2 points
  15. Mike... I've always used HSS. Generally, these old lathes don't turn fast enough for carbide to do a good job (though I don't know what your lathe turns). I do use some carbide boring bars but that is only because I haven't ever worked out the tricks of using HSS for that job. In any case, HSS works fine on cast iron. In fact, I think it is superior for slow speeds.
    2 points
  16. At the level you have taken this car to, I think I would think pretty hard about accepting this dash. Look over the top of the large (speedometer?) hole and on the upper right corner. I think the car deserves to be as close to flawless as possible, and this dash isn't. You will be looking at those wavy lines every time you drive the car. Just a beautiful, beautiful job on this car.
    2 points
  17. Your post will stay on page 1 a lot longer if you post in the What Is It forum below.
    2 points
  18. Franklin offered three types of wheels in 31. Demountable rim, demountable wood, and wire wheels. For the car I know your thinking about, it has demountable rim wheels, sometimes called "clincher wheels". With that type wheel the wooden spokes, inner rim, and hub stay through-bolted to the brake drums. They are not removable without taking off the drum and hub. It's the outer rim and tire that are all that is needed to be removed when changing a tire. If the car had the optional demountable wood wheels, those are held on with special long lug bolts. The hub, spokes, rim , and tire come off as a complete unit when changing a tire. So, to convert that 151 to wire wheels, you'd not only need to find a set of wire wheels and correct length lug bolts, you'd also need to find a set of brake drums and hubs for the removable type wheels. And all that is getting tough to find Paul
    2 points
  19. Yes, I still have some but I may need them: as I realized that I have almost nothing to do, I will begin a new project: engine and frame from a 1930 to 1933 Cadillac V-16! I'm now trying to gather information; I assume that I will begin in autumn.
    2 points
  20. Bob's DOES state it doesn't fit Limiteds if you click on the part description, which I didn't the first time when I compared pricing. Live and learn.
    2 points
  21. Thanks for taking the time to do a video. The car looks great! So quiet.
    2 points
  22. 1965 Buick Riviera custom golf carts - $99999999 (Hinckley) https://cleveland.craigslist.org/snw/d/hinckley-1965-buick-riviera-custom-golf/6933018613.html
    2 points
  23. Ok I did that way back in 1968 and I guess I can do it again I am 73 years young. Not as flexible as I use to be. Don G. I was a Locksmith and safe cracker for 40 years and cancer in 2007 and beat it , And now last August I found out I had aggressive cancer and went to my bones. But after the first chemo all the pain went away, so now they are keeping at bay. I feel pretty well and enjoy working on my cars.
    2 points
  24. If you're car originally came with air, it came with the 5 blade impeller in the water pump, a fan shroud, and a thermal clutch on the five blade fan. As long as these items are in good condition, there's no need to try and bolster anything. Dad drove his 63 Wildcat for years - summer and winter, around town and across country, through the Rocky Mountains and across Death Valley. Never had it overheat. Always had cold air in the summer and heat in the winter - just as it came from the factory. Just make sure that all your systems are in top shape. No bent fins in the condenser or radiator, no clogged water passages, and make sure all the rubber seals around the radiator are present and in good shape. Make sure you're fan clutch operates correctly and your fan is positioned correctly in relationship th the shroud.
    2 points
  25. July 18 2019 93 F with humidity very high. I tested the AC in my 63 Buick Riviera by driving the car and using the AC. I was very comfortable riding on the two way county roads in central Maryland. I stopped for about 15 minutes to show one of my friends I had real AC. After 10 or so minutes the level cool air diminished. The amount of air was fine, it just wasn’t as cold as when I was driving. i did not test the AC air temp with a thermometer. I tested the AC by how I felt. I’m not going to do any more “fixing” to the AC until I break it. I’m leaving the AC system alone. I will put on a vacuum tank and I might put on a severe duty clutch fan or maybe an electric fan . The purpose of the fan would be to pull more air past the condenser. For all that matter this is a wrap. Many thanks to all that joined in to help me get cold air. Turbinator
    2 points
  26. @old-tank I am clearly a parts hoarder...
    2 points
  27. Installing Harley rods in a Matchless V-twin. He used the Harley big end too, and machined it to fit the matchless flywheel. Thought you'd be interested in that part, how the Harley rods are adapted to work in a non-Harley engine.
    2 points
  28. 1920 PACKARD TWIN 6 ROADSTER/Phaeton
    2 points
  29. It could be: depending how one is looking at the car, the LH front fender is not quite a match to the door. The seller told me that the hood was repainted once, but he did not say or he was not aware about other repaint. However, you probably know how the cars were constructed: the body alone was painted and the hood and front fenders were separately painted either in the same plant or in another one.
    2 points
  30. There are a fair number of allantes for sale by me too. Two of the ones I’ve seen in the last year have actually been at dealerships. My first show I went to I parked next to an allante
    2 points
  31. Did someone say Allante's vs Reatta's? Took this pic a few weeks ago...
    2 points
  32. Does he still have both his kidneys?
    2 points
  33. Talk about a simple wiring circuit! That helps make life simple for sure. The field fuse blew when your battery cable came off from what I gather in the Dodge discussion area. Good that it did or the generator could have been damaged. My 1937 Dodge pickup had a third brush regulator but no fuse. When I opened up the generator to inspect it the generator was shot due to some problems it had before I bought it. Solder was all over the inside of the case so it got HOT! You are on the right track with the diode modification yet I never had any problems with the cutout relay the 12 years I had my truck. You might need to increase the generator output when using the diode as a diode needs at least 0.7 volts of bias for it to turn on. What that means in real world is if the battery is 6.3v, the generator will have to be putting out a minimum 7.0v for the diode to allow current to flow to the battery. 7.5v output is probably even better. I think keeping the field fuse is a good idea too if you can. Terry
    1 point
  34. Being an excellent trimmer can be very lucrative these days. As mentioned, there are a LOT of cars out there that need upholstery. I'm getting out of it, since it was an accidental hobby anyway, and yet I turn down a job about every two weeks. The question posed to me is usually OK, you won't do it, will you recommend someone? Well, no, rarely, because there are people doing upholstery, but very, very few people doing early upholstery correctly. By "early" I mean pre-WWII and back to the turn of the century. By "correctly" I mean using the old methods and materials. You can't cut a seat or top apart and expect to use the pieces as patterns, time has shrunk and stretched the pieces. You can't use foam and expect it to feel nor last like the original horse hair and cotton. For a minimum dollar investment and with some training, it's easy to be in the upholstery business. You need patience, you need to understand how things go together, and you need somewhat of an eye to see what's correct and what's not. Once you're established, you could easily have an income of over $100K a year, working by the hour. All that said, I've had three people that have expressed interest in doing just that, told them that I'd spend some time with them showing them the basic tricks. No takers yet.
    1 point
  35. Stock factory 1928 Chevrolet. One year only hubcap.
    1 point
  36. Looks like it might be a 55...
    1 point
  37. Not a letter C or O.... Winged wheel. early symbol for wheels taking flight, so to speak. Frank
    1 point
  38. I take it that what I referred to as the letter "O" is, in fact, a "C". Thanks for the answer.
    1 point
  39. I thought the Civil War was a battle between the political aristocracy and the "new" money of the industrial north. You know, a violent version of the 2016 elections.
    1 point
  40. Don’t kill the messenger, but some of those lines look a bit wavy and not evenly spaced. I know photographs tend to exaggerate certain features, and perhaps the factory jobs suffered from similar applications, but something doesn’t look right. Feel free to stone me if you don’t agree. Not trying to be overly critical, here, but this restoration is as close to perfect as any I have seen.
    1 point
  41. The Grant Six emblem...
    1 point
  42. Looks like they’re sold. I’m not surprised
    1 point
  43. Oops, maybe I should not be demonstrating at car shows!
    1 point
  44. Wow, I'm impressed with your work. Suddenly my D2 project looks like a breeze compared to what you're doing. What wood are you working with, ash?
    1 point
  45. Thank you very much for all your input. This is very exciting for me!
    1 point
  46. Serenity Now ! Serenity Now ! Serenity Now ! Serenity Now !!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auNAvO4NQnY
    1 point
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