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  1. What a waste of every one's time............bob
    6 points
  2. He did the antenna on my 65. Works better than it ever has and very fast turn around.Thanks Barney!
    5 points
  3. Take the $10,600 and move on. I honestly wish you better luck next time....
    5 points
  4. I've been working for some time on my father-in-law's 1918 four cylinder two seater, and we've finally got it running reliably (at least it seems so). Long hours have gone into getting the car mechanically back in shape that I just couldn't resist sharing our success. We still have a few items to sort out before I can tour with the car: - Adjust brakes - Install new float in oil sump - Finalize a couple of electrical improvements But before the leaves fall, I should be driving the car! WHOO HOO! Pictures below. I tried to upload a v
    4 points
  5. Taking the pan off is a tried and true preventive action. Pulling the pan you might find 10 pounds of sludge or nothing. Cheap insurance.
    3 points
  6. Ok, got the front guards on & took it down the street for some better photos.
    3 points
  7. I saw it on the Internet, so it MUST be true.... 🙄🙄🤣🤣🤣🤣
    3 points
  8. In the interest of moving forward, I want to get the speedometer head installed back into the dashboard. Several years ago I traded the original unit to the car to Russ Furstnow for this one. It is the same unit with the exception that this one has the light colored face. Russ had completely gone through this one and he told me that this one was one of the best ones of these that he had ever came across. We did our swap at the Chickasha Swap Meet and I had him set the odometer to the same mileage that was on the original head. I also had him go through the flexible cable and check to make
    3 points
  9. If you have any drawings or plans at all scan, photograph, copy or whatever and post here so we can have a look. I too had a hard time trying to figure out what you are trying to do and I look over my wife's shoulder a lot as she draws house plans professionally. I'm thinking you have just 14.5' between the garage and the wall, and your side garage doors will open facing that wall. Is that right? If you don't have plans will that affect getting the necessary permits? Is the wall yours or a neighbors? Normally there are property line set-back restrictions that zoning certainly would be in
    3 points
  10. Needed to make room in the Buick Barn to sweep and clean the floors. So this became a good photo opportunity for the 12 roadster, 24 Pickup, & 13 Touring. Again on Saturday August 3rd, I gave rides for the opening of another 5.5 mile section of the old Oregon Hwy 30 in the Columbia Gorge. This was the only time it will be open to antique cars as it is dedicated as a walking and bicycle trail.
    3 points
  11. FOR SALE 1962 Buick Skylark Convertible. 215 V-8 4 BBL carb 86,679 original miles. $4,500 O.B.O. Owner presently is in a nursing home. Family must liquidate because of sale of the home. Very solid presentable car with some minor rust in rear fenders. About ½ the paint looks to be original and in need of some touch up. Decent chrome. Very nice top which is around 10 years old. Front seat needs repair of some split seams. Dash needs redone. But, all things considered it looks to be a nice driver condition car.
    2 points
  12. For those with 63s and 64s with A/C, I’ve found the reproduced 61-62 Impala heater valve can be used if you add a bracket. I’ve also used a Gates 28473 90 degree hose to make the bend toward the engine, but I bet normal hose would work. If you fast forward to 4:59, I go over it in this video:
    2 points
  13. I have a 2011 Silverado 1500, I love that truck -- still, it has been flawless. 330hp 5.3 Litre/Allison 6 speed. It pulls my 9500 pound (Boat, trailer and fuel)combined weight steel hulled tugboat no problem at all. It marches right over mountains like they are not there, mileage sucks pulling that much weight, get about 9 mpg with regular and 10.5 mpg with premium. Normal city is 13 mpg and 20 on the highway (empty), but that's good for a 5700 pound vehicle. With the little Locomobile on a trailer behind, I have to keep looking back to make sure I didn't lose it. -Ron
    2 points
  14. I believe that when the 50th Anniversary BCA event was held at Mr Bulgari's "NB Center for American Automotive History", the trailer parking for that event was a few blocks away at the baseball stadium that is the home of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs minor league baseball team. I am told back then the team was playing on the road so the trailers used the parking lot at their stadium. I cannot speak for the 2020 Grand National's trailer parking but I would think this location might be an option as well if the team is playing on the road the weekend the 2020 GN is held. No doubt Steve
    2 points
  15. Start pricing all that stuff out in a 2500 square foot garage and figure a normal crew of skilled craftsmen Maybe rental of a Lull and or man lift, possibly multiples, add things like slate alot of custom windows nice finishes, in floor heat. Give me 650 and I could build a dandy of a garage with lots of architectural style and there probably wouldn't be alot left over. My one garage door with opener and we are talking high end but on the bottom end scale as true custom doors are over 10,000 each, Mine with opener was almost 6000. Pella all glass doors for man entry doors start at
    2 points
  16. In the 1990's and a bit into this century I had good luck going through my club rosters and finding a person near a distant car. I could match a person with a similar car and got excellent evaluations for $50 to $100, probably a little more today. I got one car checked over for a friend. It was a modified Chevy. I found a person near it on the Cadillac roster who had five hearses and a couple of cars. I figured he was eclectic enough. Turned out he worked in the shop that put the exhaust and knew the car well, even knew a hauler. My friend is still driving the car. That is a b
    2 points
  17. If they won't allow an inspector, pass on the car. That's a big red flag. That said, even "professional" inspectors won't give you the information you hope they will. They'll look it over, make notes of where all the scratches and demerits are, and maybe drive the car, but probably they'll just ride with the owner. They probably don't know anything about that particular type of car and may have exactly zero experience with anything that's more than three or four years old. I could tell you all kinds of amusing stories about inexperienced inspectors coming to look at expensive old cars
    2 points
  18. Howdy how! Over in Tempe Phonix spending some time with cars. some updated pictures on the wagon and the 57 Coupe. The need the seats, doorpanels done. Material already ready from SMS fabrics. Also need to order a new carpet. When thats doen it is just some minor work at it will be ready to ship. The wagon is soon ready to fire up, the valvecovers came out really nice. All painting is almost complete and the color is very rich and deep. Think it was a good choice. What we realized as that the parts car I bought has saved me for thousands of dollars in parts and labour. Sti
    2 points
  19. If you don't use it often, buy a set of car dollies. Drive the antique straight into the garage. Then put it on the dollies and slide it sideways to the far wall leaving plenty of room for your wife to pull her car into the garage. Don
    2 points
  20. If the chuck needs to be replaced get a good quality one. Buy the best and cry once. My 20" Grizzly (import) drill press and generic chuck has a bunch of run out. I don't use it for close work, just to drill holes. The mill is for the serious stuff.
    2 points
  21. I have a 1934 Dodge which has the Free Wheeling setup. Basically on mine there is a control knob on the dashboard ( see the pic ) ....the big one in the middle with a button in the centre. This is attached to a cable as you can see in the second photo. This is the attached to the gear box and enables you, once engaged, to change gears without putting the clutch in. The only problem was that people forgot to disengage it and the car kept on going. The black and white photo is a 34 in the showroom. Zoom in and have a look under the spare wheel on the ground. Notice anything ???.....I believe the
    2 points
  22. Both very rusty parts cars. Offers on complete cars encouraged. 57 Buick Special 4 door hard top 57 Buick Super 4 door hard top Best to email me direct mwilliams021 at nycap.rr.com
    2 points
  23. This is what I have pictured in my mind based on what has been said. If this is right, it would be annoying for right side access, but, if its the only way to do it due to property lines/easements/etc, then go for it.
    2 points
  24. The KX code Super Wildcat back from rebuilt, painted and again connected with the TH 400 Super Turbine. Now back were it belong. One bad head, but my friend Art where able to get hold of a correct one including casting number.
    2 points
  25. This car in the black and white photo is in the "What is it" forum and I say it is a 1933 Studebaker Victoria Brougham. Is it? The blue car is why I guessed that since it is nearly identical....minus the sidemounts.
    1 point
  26. Mike, If its the chrome that's the problem, look for a Molotow ONE4ALL acrylic paint pump marker*, liquid chrome. Guys in the bicycle restoration business have been using it with great results. Ed * check Amazon.
    1 point
  27. Bryce, On your fuel gauge - does it look like the ring holding the glass in is some type of snap or expansion ring? The curved segment with the markings looks to be in pretty decent shape - you might want to pull the pin and remove that so as not to do any damage to that piece. From the photos it is obvious that the glass lens goes in from the top. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
    1 point
  28. A person can spend $650k on a 2500 sq ft building if they really want to.
    1 point
  29. Welcome to the AACA Discussion Forum. I too am not quite sure what you think is wrong about the current fenders other than the rear contour of the rear fender, but the quick answer is, No the Century fenders on ebay will NOT fit on your 80C. I would also suggest you scroll down a bit to the Buick Pre-War Forum where you will probably find the most experts on this era of Buick available. I would also recommend you check out the 36-38 Buick Club at http://www.3638buickclub.org. Membership in that club would probably be a good idea for you. Also the best source of any parts for 1936-1941 Buicks i
    1 point
  30. Well to give you the "rest of the story" as Paul Harvey used to say, I also want to replace the oil pan gasket, so I do need to take off the pan It makes sense to inspect the wrist pin when the pan is off. As to the float, I have a new one made of plastic, so I'll use that rather than a cork one. It was designed for a Model A Ford, but should work just fine. I used the same thing for the float in the fuel tank.
    1 point
  31. Definitely not an Overland 4 or Model 91 circa 1920 axle with the Triplex setup. I believe it is a Chevrolet 490 circa 1920. The below link should show the spring attachment to the axle. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/130386.html?1269252966
    1 point
  32. I did say in my posts that I would not include anymore photos of rebuilding the other main shaft/flange and flywheel which make up this V-twin crankshaft assembly. Replacing the loose rivets with countersunk screws has been a big learning curve for me. My last post showed the problems I had with the main shaft/flange with the steel appearing to have been hardened. And the drilling of the clearance holes for the 5/16 UNC countersink screws being a bit of a problem. I was rather concerned that the material of the shaft would be a real problem with cutting the countersinks for these s
    1 point
  33. When the boss gets her new vehicle and needs running boards installed in February, and you have a stone driveway you just suck it up, freeze your a$$ off, and do it... 😀 the price of old cars inside, new ones outside...
    1 point
  34. Chances are the knob itself can be replaced and may match from other full size Buick’s from the same year. The entire assembly is unique because it is tied into the vacuum system that opens and closes the headlights.
    1 point
  35. Third backseat after cleaning! The quality of the vinyl is impressing, the could produce real good stuff back then...
    1 point
  36. Painted and wet sanded and clearcoated
    1 point
  37. Oh man...you could have accepted the plaque for the next forum exchange.... Good to see things are functioning, if not perfectly and that you’re able to get Chiquita, I mean Belle out to Buick Pointe. I don’t remember seeing an email about the Rascals hits...that’s a bunch of characters there 😜
    1 point
  38. Based on the diagram a commenter provided, it would probably work IF YOU ALWAYS BACK INTO THE GARAGE.
    1 point
  39. I found this 1955 Dodge postal van and couldn’t resist bringing it home. I don’t think many have survived, internet research shows very few examples, maybe less than a hundred remain? Supposedly USPS ordered 3000 but it’s unclear how many were actually built. The coach work was done by Fageol. It is right hand drive with a stepped down frame so it can be driven standing up. It has a corrugated roll up door in the rear. I will be installing a slant six and automatic. It originally would have had a Flathead six with an automatic but the powertrain was gone.
    1 point
  40. Set up some cones, garbage cans, or whatever according to your measurements and see if your car fits.
    1 point
  41. Funny, I was thinking my A and 4 grand would be about right for the MG. They are everywhere between 15 to 20 for a nice one. Problem is I like them about equally...
    1 point
  42. Yeah, what Matt said. I would try to fix it if it were me, but every old car, in daily use, had some things that weren't quite right. Find out how bad it leaks. IMHO fix it anyway. Transmissions are sort of fiddly to check the level in, the car needs to be hot, level, in the correct gear (idling in park on a ford/mercury), its hard to see on the stick. ALWAYS check engine oil when you get gas, BTW. In 1969, someone at the gas station would have done that for you, automatically. Yeah it's possible, but probably not because of that. Some cars just have butchered wiring harn
    1 point
  43. Completed the 3.5 day HCCA Portland Group Annual Tour; Bainbridge Isle and Beyond last week.
    1 point
  44. Probably but not soon. He's going to the H.A.M.B. drags at the Mo-Kan Speedway on Aug. 12 but he'll be racing his 64 Super Stock Dodge 330. He just acquired the dragster and is waiting on the fire suit and other safety items before taking it out. I'm in touch with him so when it goes, I'll go.
    1 point
  45. For Sale is my 1969 Camaro Z28 RS. Fathom Green, Parchment vinyl top, Green standard interior. Real deal Z28 with Rally Sport. Born-with drivetrain. Numbers matching. 302 four-speed, 3.73 posi rear. Original smog intact, chambered exhaust, console, gauges, endura bumper. Factory Rally Sport. Built at the Van Nuys, CA plant. Sold new in Colorado Springs. Original invoice, documentation, photo library of stampings. Older restoration that runs strong and shows excellent. Asking $80,500. The reason for selling is I'm looking for driver/project correct original 1966-67 Corvette convertible small bl
    1 point
  46. Today is three years to the day of the 50th Anniversary BCA event at Mr Bulgari's "NB Center for American Automotive History". I just reshared my album of the event on the AACA FaceBook page to give everyone an opportunity to see where next years (2020) event will be held. Just over 200 pictures.
    1 point
  47. I put the larger wheel cylinder (NAPA) all 4 wheels. Not everyone agrees with themon all 4 but my 130 can drag the wheels in a hard stop.
    1 point
  48. What i think is getting sort of missed here is how much cheap tools have improved in recent years. In the 1970s-80s-90s, cheap tools were unusable crap that was probably going to cause damage to whatever you were working on, and maybe injure you. Craftsman was expensive, but good enough to get some work done. Snap-on, Matco, and Mac were excellent, but completely out of reach for the average person. If you were missing some socket to get a job done, you might ask a few friends, ask yourself if you can really justify buying some weird size socket you might never use again, and then
    1 point
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