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  1. Installed the rubber running board onto the metal running board and installed the chrome strip along the edge. Started to fit the board to the drivers side and found the wood I replaced was just a little too thick and was hitting the top of the running board. I had to trim the wood with chisels to narrow the bottom edge enough to clear the board top. Cut and trimmed up a piece of welting and held it in place with double sided tape, then bolted the front of the board to the rear of the fender with six 1/4-20 bolts. I will have to pull the rubber board off later when I bolt the running board dow
    5 points
  2. Rewiring Old Sockets The new front harness I got from Rhode Island Wiring Service requires that I re-use two sockets from the old harness -- a six pin socket that connects the front harness to the rear harness, and a three pin socket that connects the turn signal wires from the front harness to the wires coming out of the steering column. Here's what the six pin connector looks like: To open up the connector, I had to very carefully pry up the little ears -- first with an Xacto and then a small screw driver. The connector then comes
    4 points
  3. I found this on YouTube. Enjoy the old cars.
    3 points
  4. Late teen's early 20's. Car facing camera might be a 1915 mid size Buick. They had a largish, light colored, square name badge like this car has. Also cowl and windshield look about right for a 1915 Buick. All the others look to be no newer than around 1922. Greg in Canada
    3 points
  5. We started the weekend early as Friday was Windsor's answer to the Woodward Dream Cruise by holding what promises to be the annual Cruise the River event down on the water front in front of Caesars Casino. Finishing work at 12:30 and a start time of 1 pm till 11 pm, I grabbed the Special, loaded chairs and snacks to join my friends and watch the cars roll in and out. We set up my tent between my friends cars as the sun was a bit warm even though there was a nice breeze. It was a perfect spot and kept the girls happy. I liked that Denise's hair went
    3 points
  6. Hello keiser31, Here in Australia we are used to all sorts of oddities in motorcars of all ages. Remember it is 102 years old! Some-how I doubt if this one will find its way to my garage doors. I am waiting for some more photographs to appear in my in-box. Even then it would be a day's drive each way plus over night accomodation to go to look at it. Then if I did buy it, there is the problem of transporting all the loose parts home. I just like to keep my friends informed about some of my more interesting activities. I know I need another project in order to keep me alive and my
    3 points
  7. MAKING THE NUTS FOR THE BIG END PIN Well, I was enjoying myself until I started on the nuts! I found it very stressful. Maybe because there was a lot to think about, I was cutting into a blind hole, and it was the first time I had tried it on this big lathe. I managed it, tried the jig, that Joe had suggested to make first. That fitted OK, but seemed a bit loose. Perhaps I had machined off a 'tad' too much metal? I then tried the big end pin and that fitted the same, a bit 'wobblily'. I used the donkey saw to cut the interna
    3 points
  8. Dwight, You do not straighten push rods. You replace them. Someone will have one for you. You just need to do some looking and have some patience. So by that I also mean that you do not want to install a new push rod and then bend it. Here is some more food for thought. Remove the bad push rod. Take a rubber mallet before you turn the engine again and ensure that each valve spring moves (some) when you hit it. Turn the engine say 15 degrees. Tap all the springs again. We want to make sure all the valves move before we do any crank rotating. Before I forget, mak
    3 points
  9. Again that is NEVER the point of doing a restoration. Jeez can we get over that! Restoring anything, a car, a house, whatever - or to put it another way - to be a woodworker and make a piece of furniture or as my wife does - to restore a piece of furniture - is about the art of the process and the satisfaction of the process in the end result. I am so tired of the "you will never get your money out of that car" criticism. I have 2 Reattas I am restoring neither are "worth" a dime. I overpaid to read their for sale ads for crying out loud. STOP the comments about value. Resto
    3 points
  10. Stephen Barner, Ok, I have now received some Model Legislation from the Special Equipment Market Association (SEMA), for your assistance. I have sent it to you via AACA private message. This model legislation was originally intended for assisting state-level legislature deal with issues like inoperable vehicles, while preserving the rights of car collectors to pursue their hobbies. I hope it will provide you with the assistance that you need. Thanks for caring about people who like old cars!
    3 points
  11. A bit off topic, but Buick related, a little while ago I questioned this tube running alongside the generator in this '58 Buick While browsing my parts manual from 1960 I ran across this image of the '58 Buick A/C installation. So while the tube employed in the blue car seems to be aftermarket, it also seems to be an attempt to re-create what the factory would have installed. Further, the next page of the manual showed an alternative '58 system called a "cool pack" This does not employ the tube. And having neve
    3 points
  12. There is a very snazzy fleet wood bodied S that was restored by Steve Babinsky. I don’t have any pictures yet. There is a neat 200 roadster which I also need pictures of.
    3 points
  13. When I'm tinkering in the garage I like to listen to some of Yoko Ono's primal scream therapy tapes.
    3 points
  14. Now I know why we are doomed as a country. I realize every older person typically thinks this of the younger ie millennial generation, but its becoming a reality. So I put my 77 Pace car up for auction and have a reserve on it. Bids have gotten pretty close so I decide to let it roll and lift the reserve to get it sold. Go to my listing and it wont allow me to update it and remove the reserve. After numerous maddening attempts, I cave and call support. Get ahold of a younger guy on the west coast, explain the issue and I can tell he thinks Im a moron cause any dope can do this. He walks me thr
    2 points
  15. I have always experienced that no photos equals no interest. How do we even know if we ARE interested if we can't get an idea of what you have? They could be rusty parts cars for all we know.
    2 points
  16. At least they didn't mistake it for "orgasm" "Well, a friend of mine named Steve Goodman wrote that song And he told me it was the perfect country & western song I wrote him back a letter and I told him it was not the perfect country & western song Because he hadn't said anything at all about mama Or trains, or trucks, or prison, or getting' drunk Well, he sat down and wrote another verse to the song and he sent it to me And after reading it I realized that my friend had written the perfect country & western song And I felt obliged to include it
    2 points
  17. Regardless of the stormy weather forecast I dove into the rear brakes today. Since I am not fond of squeezing between the car and the little bit of space around it in the garage, I put a pop-up in the driveway and pulled under it for some protection. Man this car is lonnngggg! Anyway, jacked er up and removed the pass side tire and then struggled with the drum. Just would not come off, so I poked around the backing plate for the adjuster hole to find none. What? I was completely surprised to discover the plug for the adjuster hole had never been removed.
    2 points
  18. I've found some ways to search. but it's time consuming. My problem is like some of you I have a wide interest range in old cars so I like to cast a wide net, but really hate looking at the same old overpriced rust buckets and aborted rat rod projects that seem to be the bulk of what's listed. With Craigslist charging though I have found they chased off a lot of sellers that seem to have moved to Facebook.
    2 points
  19. Thanks for the tips all! After reviewing the shop manual, my money is on the vacuum advance. I think the ignition & centrifugal advance are probably fine given that the condition does not occur at high rpm in neutral, only while under load. Now I just have to figure out how to diagnose and fix it! I received the car with electronic ignition installed, but I think I have the OEM in a box of spares. It looks like the plug wires are old, but no shorts, so I will probably just replace them and the plugs as a maintenance item if nothing else.
    2 points
  20. They don't want you to search. They want you to spend all day looking at it.
    2 points
  21. No posts in a while. Took some time off to do a 1-week tour of some cool stuff in the mid-west. Also been working overtime and have had almost zero time, as usual nowadays. Finally got another weekend at home to work on the MGA. I've been grinding the welds on the driver's side rocker with some success. Will need to fill in some pin holes, but making slow progress. should be able to do more this weekend. Since I don't have enough time after work to do much, I've been slowly working on the seats and more side projects., as they take minimal time to process. I almost have the
    2 points
  22. Took part in the Cruise the River event Friday taking my wife and friend for an Ice Cream stop along the route.
    2 points
  23. Don't get too interested in other people's opinions. Look at everything else in another person's life and see if you can handle other decisions of theirs as well. You've done fine so far - believe in yourself.
    2 points
  24. Really nice work, Neil. That kind of stuff isn't my strong suit and I feel intimidated every time I have to grab a soldering iron. You're doing a great job!
    2 points
  25. Please explain WHY you think the price is right? Because "you can't restore one for that price?" is no longer a valid argument. There was a very nice 1938 Cadillac 60 Special on the Cadillac LaSalle Club forum offered for $8900 that sold for less than that price. This is a market correction. Thankfully and finally. Obviously I am an anti-greed person. If I have one of these, and I spent an honest $15,000 to buy it, I am not going to ask $25K for it, which is what this seller is essentially doing. We can haggle over what he did pay, meh, I might be $2000 off +/- but the bot
    2 points
  26. The 820s are much, much too big. They are trying to make radials that look like bias-ply tires, and that's commendable and I think in many cases they've been successful. My initial recommendation for Earl's car was the 700R15 that Diamondback sold based on a Yokohama carcass, but if I recall correctly those were not available at the time Earl was shopping for tires. Diamondback was also still in limbo on their "Auburn" radial, which is apparently now available in limited release. Shortly before Earl, I was going though this exact same situation with my 1941 Cadillac 60S which wear
    2 points
  27. The front plate assembled. I then started on the water inlet hub. I used my 20TPI to thread it. 1-3/4-20 isn't a real size but these parts aren't intended to ever come apart. This is just a way of getting around making a complicated casting. I faced and bored the inlet side plate to 2.70 - the size for the thread. It was a little fussy fitting and, in the end, I had to lap it slightly to eliminate some burrs but it went together OK. The inlet side getting faced to 1/2" th
    2 points
  28. After the wife and I fought for two hours to get the four wires in the metal loom last night, with success, the wiring harness is now going in!
    2 points
  29. As far as the quality of the film , it was probably restored and digitized. Our library is able to take period films and put them in digital format and they look great. I am sure the film is authentic.
    2 points
  30. Well, then when do you think it was? 1912? There are far too many details in that short film for it to be anything but from the period... do you think someone made a fake New York City and hired hundreds of actors - not to mention things like the steam tugs and horse drawn conveyances – in order to shoot a 5 minute black & white video? Look up the recent British film "They Shall Not Grow Old"... 100% original footage of WWI from the Imperial War Museum. It is simply astonishing how the speed and lighting was corrected.
    2 points
  31. There was some uncertainty among some members weather or not the engine turning was a decal or not. 1940 Service Presentation makes it pretty clear: Unfortunately most of the engine turning on my panels has been buffed out. I wish there was a decal replacement because as much as I'd love to have the turning done again it'd would be right out of my budget.
    1 point
  32. I think we have pretty well pinned the timeframes down despite the lack of date, but I agree it would be nice to know for sure. Dad continues to have a bit of a rebound. No telling how long it will last, but I’m enjoying the visits while he’s doing better. I know he may not be with us much longer. I believe he had an infection, followed by a stroke. They don’t know for sure and they don’t really have a specific cause for him becoming ill, but he did suffer a fall before he became sick a few months ago. It’s an emotional rollercoaster at times, made more difficult sin
    1 point
  33. VL2. Love the picture isn't it a shame nobody put a date on the back side. By the way how is your dad doing. Keeping him my prayers. Mike
    1 point
  34. I will be following along Randy! I also get frustrated with the marketplace search on FB, however I have found some really good stuff listed if I have a bit of patience. I just missed a 58 Star Chief a couple of days ago. The guy was making the deal with another gentleman as I was messaging with him. It was a great deal, most of the "bull" work was done & the price he was asking was less than he had invested in chroming, plating & polishing of all the brightwork! God Bless Bill https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/nationwide-single-car-transp
    1 point
  35. If you are intent on doing this read (and understand) this first. Just don't use the original master cylinder like Scarebird says you can do. Any "universal" kit will require more modifications like changing the fulcrum/pedal ratio. I can help you get the stock system working better than the conversion (but you did not ask for that).
    1 point
  36. On the one hand this collection of long term storage cars is indeed "King Tutt's tomb", on the other hand at this point in time few of these cars are going to make enough sense to many old car hobby potential buyers to turn them into actual buyers. There are definitely many potential gems in this group, but most if not all seem to need substantial amounts of restoration. And big restoration projects; regardless of the potential end product, are increasingly in a difficult position in the marketplace. Many of us are probably very interested in cars of this sort, I know I am. But re
    1 point
  37. I see little chance of owning (or even recieving on offer on) any car that is advertised at triple it's true, current value.
    1 point
  38. Looks like there is plenty of rubber for the road. Vintage "run-flats."
    1 point
  39. Well I'll Be. I've been living in the PNW most of my life and didn't even know it.
    1 point
  40. I agree with Y-jobfan. Lets not say goodbye, see ya later!
    1 point
  41. How did those people survive? There was not one warning sign not to cross in front of traffic, no guard rails protecting people from trains, not even a stop sign to guide traffic! Oh, wait a minute, there was common sense, something that is lacking today.
    1 point
  42. On any pre war car, I have always thought that radial tires were a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. While the idea can be appealing, it creates more potential problems than it theoretically solves. Generally speaking, keeping a car “bone stock” is a good idea. Engineering was better than most people realize by 1925.
    1 point
  43. If you inflate a radial to 40-45 psi it will feel like a bias tire.
    1 point
  44. I miss the old days when someone bought your car on ebay and backed out of the deal. At least they had to courtesy to call you up and lie to your face. Kids playing with the computer was always a good one. Don't forget mad ex wives and or girlfriends who still had the ebay password. Then there was always the I didn't see the other zero excuse.
    1 point
  45. More pics from Kingston, Ontario The fantastic 1929 McLaughlin Buick Roadster is owned and driven by Bill and Marlene McLaughlin of Toronto. Laurence Bell of Oshawa, Ontario brought the 1929 Model 47 sedan. and I still have a shot of Larry & Joyce Schramm with their 1913 , but cannot yet upload it - well maybe tomorrow?
    1 point
  46. AACA has not shared any info except with a Nationwide discount program that has been running several years. I get these everyday from Amazon, Ebay, etc that come to me via text and usually say I won something or have a gift. I delete immediately. There is NO such program going on with AACA and no survey's being done at the present time although we may do on in the future. Our members will be well informed prior to that for sure. This is the first of this one I have heard so if anyone else gets it please forward it to me so i can give to our IT people. Thanks and sorry no $55.00!!!
    1 point
  47. Take out the A Pilars if you are concerned about scuffing the side edges of the dashpad. A J clip fits in between the dash cover on the bottom lip metal on the dash pad frame. The J clip had threads in it. Bill showed a screw, probably a number 8. I think and I’m happy to be mistaken but the stock screw has a black rubber washer the fits neatly under the head of the screw. I’ve taken my dash pad out and recovered it and put it back. Turbinator.
    1 point
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