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  1. Body work is 99% complete. Tweaking the wheel shields (fender skirts) and rear bumper stone guard which are originals purchased from @2carb40 (Thanks yet again Greg!). The car is in primer stage and blocking. The car is fully assembled including underside panels like stone shields so that anything that can affect body panel alignment is in place for verification of final assembly. Since the doors were totally reconstructed, the window frames and crank mechanisms and ventipanes will be installed also to be certain that everything will line up after paint. Paint isn't scheduled until winter
    6 points
  2. I unfortunately replaced all my ducts with cheap dryer ducts from Home Depot. Hence the knowledge of hose clamps. I think the aluminum foil works better than the old stuff, maybe. Just don't look under my dash please.
    4 points
  3. This look like a scene where a UFO just landed over there and that nice lady is about to be eaten by something awful with glowing red eyes.
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  4. Well I enjoyed it and as a life long Olds buff, owner of several CDO's and other early Oldsmobiles, Olds employee and Olds dealer I wish great video's like this were 100% accurate. I hate being picky but the 1897 Olds that is on loan from the Smithsonian is one of 4 not 3! Ransom Olds has neveer been given his just due by the automotive press. He had a ton of first in the industry.
    3 points
  5. He should offer it to the hobby at a scrap price, win-win. Sell the Franklin parts the same way!
    2 points
  6. I am sorry but I fail to see an issue with any of this. I personally do not like it (displaying trophies), never have done it and think it stands a good chance of causing another car damage or someone tripping over them. New car, old car....I am just happy people are attending car shows and hopefully will get more engaged in the hobby. Lot of bashing here where we can just look the other way. If it makes this guy and whatever club he is showing the car happy what real harm does it cause any of us. This is a huge big hobby, with people who have their likes and dislikes. Sort of like why t
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  7. Headline: RIVIERA PAVES THE WAY FOR CORVETTE STYLING 1968 A little later
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  8. A very turbine indeed. The first cousin to the 63 /64 cast aluminum turbine with center CAP two bar spinner and emblem. Turbines have a high cool factor. Yes, indeed. Turbinator
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  9. Classy looking all the way! Tough to keep clean but well worth the effort. These covers have some weight to them too. I have a set of driver quality ones if anyone is looking for some. PM me if so. Thanks.
    2 points
  10. Out of sight, out of mind. Sounds like something I would do. I like it, Ben. Ben
    2 points
  11. When no one is looking put them in the dishwasher,run them thru twice but only to at a time,don’t get caught, Dave
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  12. O.K. friends and men, gentle and otherwise : Please allow me to "spread a little oil" (please don't accuse me of being environmentally insensitive), on these somewhat tempest tossed waters by bringing us back to topic. Dig', which vehicle will be outside this Winter ? For how many months ? How frequently will you have access to it and be able to ventilate, dry out, and monitor it ? - Carl P.S. Please be nice and respectful of one another. Print communication can get off track and exaggerated fairly quickly. Delivered without the modulation of verbal form, much less the nuance
    2 points
  13. Thanks WQ59B, you beat me too it, that is one of the best HAMB threads along with this one with L.A. photos.Bob https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/the-history-of-los-angeles.446547/
    2 points
  14. Hold on to your fedora : https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/vintage-shots-from-days-gone-by-part-2.1154030/
    2 points
  15. Prior to the early 70's there was not as much data required by government agencies to be kept for cars built in the USA. There were records retention requirements. After the requirement was lapsed, the records were typically destroyed. When I worked for GM in my GMI co-op years, I had the opportunity to clean some of these records out and send them to landfills, like inspection tickets, build sheets, etc. Additionally, the cost of computer storage (online) and historical data tape retention was also kind of expensive back then, and of course we didn't have the internet, so they were destro
    2 points
  16. It probably needs a new accelerator pump. With carb full of gas and engine off, look down the throat, and move the throttle slightly. The streams of gas should start instantly when you move the throttle. If there is any delay at all, its gonna drive lousy.
    2 points
  17. You already know I'm in love with this car. It is the endgame for a guy like me, the best pre-war Buick to own (OK, that's a little biased, but only a little) and if you want a tour car that does everything well, this is it. Comfortable, fast, reliable, stylish, and thanks to the efforts of our friend Earl Beauchamp it's now a CCCA Full Classic. Awesome color combination of Monterey Blue over a red interior (it was originally Touquet Beige, which is pretty blah--this is so much better). It has the look and feel of a car that has always been loved and well-maintained, but never taken apart and
    1 point
  18. This will be my first Hershey Swap meet. I am very excited! My Dad is joining me and it is his first time as well. A friend of ours goes every year and parks his trailer across from the Green field. We will be camping in his trailer. My Dad and I will be flying in from Oregon on Tuesday morning October 8th and heading home Saturday October 12th in the evening. We attend the Portland Swap meet every year, but I assume Portland is a pea in the ocean compared to Hershey. We want to see and experience as much as possible. We are not bringing a show car, just ourselves and b
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  19. The 1966 Buick Riviera just might be one of the only from-factory-classic cars with a full width phantom grill out there? The one year only wheel covers bring that same elegant pattern spinning to its four corners. So cool that hence forth they should be deemed: "PHANTOM TURBINES!"
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  20. Yep, the hybrid series of auto radios. No high voltage. Audio output is transitorized. Yes, +12 volts on the plates of the tubes, called "Space Charged".👍 Usually the elctrolytics and paper capacitors and it is good to go, good being relative. The fully solid state ones of 64 or so were better performers, but Bendix was a good company, did mostly defense communications work on the electronics side. The old plant in Baltimore is now the National Electronics Museum. SInce you already had it playing once, do you or your friends have an auto antenna laying around? You can
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  21. Not dissing your car but a Scrambler just ain't the same without the red, white, and blue paint job.
    1 point
  22. Those kids are losers, the losers my Grandchildren will make a fortune off of. Bob
    1 point
  23. Doctors and lawyers don't have theirs on the wall just to 'show off'. They are there to prove to YOU they are qualified that you are getting the best medical care or services that you are paying for. Craig
    1 point
  24. I remember running a major meet back thirty years ago with five other gentlemen, it was a well attended national meet.........perfect weather, great venue. When it was all over each of us reached in our pockets and tossed in 800 each to cover the loss..............it takes lots of effort and money to run a show. Think about the insurance...........for a TOTAL RAIN OUT ...... you can't run a concours without it. One bad year of weather and with no insurance its all over. Two thumbs up to ALL the people who put on the concours/shows.
    1 point
  25. During the Sept 18 BOD meeting, the SOP revisions were approved and will be posted on the BCA web site. Minutes from that meeting will be posted on the BCA WEB site following their approval at the Oct BOD teleconference meeting .
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  26. Out in the boondocks a "Car Show" means any motor vehicle. The 1914 Model T can be parked next to a 2018 Corvette and the next car in line be a barn find 1984 Chevy Station Wagon. The Former Sheriff's orange metalflake 55 Chevy always wins peoples choice because everybody respected Homer. Still fun to meet to local car buffs.
    1 point
  27. If you have 12 minutes watch this video of R.E. Olds and how he changed Lansing. https://www.c-span.org/video/?464139-1/re-olds-lansings-automobile-industry
    1 point
  28. Spinney - I've been following chistech's work and it is beautiful. But I don't have access to CNC equipment or folks who have such to make molds. A little beyond my skill set. I do agree that this is likely the only way we can get the parts we need produced. If I could find a machinist/hobbyist who would do this kind of work for fun or at low cost, we could likely keep them very busy. Any takers???
    1 point
  29. Im sure there are others out there, yet if so they are much more of the simple brute design. We like a Sophisticated Brute!
    1 point
  30. Taylmade, I have a technical builtin, I got from Harry on adjusting Gimmer box, if you PM me your email , I will send you a link
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  31. I know much , if not all of this may not be applicable to your steering box, but may be worth a read. Not sure if yours is the same, but the most important thing to realize with the DA box is that free play must be minimal in the "straight ahead" position but increases dramatically towards either right or left lock. This is normal to ensure that the car does not wander when driving on a straight road. Good luck
    1 point
  32. Your pictures are very well done with great choices for background scenery. An interior pic and under the hood pic would be helpful for possible buyers.
    1 point
  33. MIke...3mm is the right size. mine using a 3mm dowel pin but I see no reason why a grub screw wouldn't work just as well. jp
    1 point
  34. When I was a kid in the late-50s/early-60s, our neighbors were a senior couple that was financially well off. The wife bought a new Imperial every year or two. Don't think she ever drove them over 30, but the husband would sneak off once in a while and "blow out the cobwebs". 🤣
    1 point
  35. Unless you can find some replacement parts, you are stuck with what you have. Have the sector shaft ground if it is not round and replace the brass or bronze bushes to a very close tolerance. Any lateral movement in the shaft will be reflected in play at the steering wheel rim. The worm may be in the right place. Is there any sign of it having been further up the shaft? They are a press fit on the shaft. Unless you used a lot of force, it should not have moved. The bearings in my DC were the originals. I managed to get new cups but nothing else. I just reused the old be
    1 point
  36. Next thing I removed were all of the heater hoses along with the splash guard for the starter.I made sure I labeled the ends of each hose before removal so that I know how to route when installing new ones. There are 4 altogether. The picture above shows the 3 hoses coming off of the water pump and coolant manifold. I started with the middle hose that runs on the driver's side.It runs through this front body mount here as shown above.The run is sandwiched between the floor pan and frame on the driver's side as shown above. After that, the hose bends inward towards the center of the car as
    1 point
  37. Matt - there is an EXCELLENT book on the Rochester Q-Jet written by Cliff Ruggles. It is paperback, not expensive, and a must-read for anyone having Q-Jet issues. In the meanwhile, I cannot read the number on your Q-Jet, but it appears the date code is 0914, which would be 1 APRIL 1974! If I read the date correctly, and this is not an April fool post , then the carb certainly is not original for 1968. Easy to test the accelerator pump as suggested above. I would also check the tension of the secondary air-valve spring (1/2 turn past lightly touc
    1 point
  38. Doug, I am going to suggest that if your original sender is similar to my '72's, in that the sender unit is contained within it's own baffle, then you will find this style of sender to be erratic. When I did mine a few years ago I could not immediately find an original style unit. I used one of these style senders and it does work, but the gauge is all over the place because of sloshing in the tank. At the time there were several units available and I believe mine was less expensive than that one on e bay. I do not know if any are really better than the other. If you have the service ma
    1 point
  39. Finish the body, make sure it's all lined up (just to 1954 standards) and test and reinstall the radiator. We've also talked about a repaint, after her 2021 archival show though.
    1 point
  40. Oh brother, is that the truth! Last night my wife and I watched semi-doc on Netflix about this old couple (late 80's) who'd lived in a restored Scottish castle for the last 40 years. Too feeble to maintain the estate any longer, it was time for them to sell. So the camera follows them around as they slowly start packing, pretty boring stuff really until the old doll pulls out an enormous clear garbage bag (the backyard autumn leaf size) and says it's full of her hair she's been collecting out of her combs and brushes for the last several decades! Ugh. Hoard Queen? I think we hav
    1 point
  41. It is a steal of a deal for $7.000........
    1 point
  42. You have it wrong, instead of owning 2 or 3 decent high rollers you own 2 or 3 junkers. My plan in a nutshell.
    1 point
  43. Perfect example of why I do not attend most local cruises and shows with my two 30s cars,,,,that,and the $20.00 Fee somebody's fund raiser !
    1 point
  44. If it makes anyone feel any better, whenever I am in California with a car that has a Bijur oiling system, I always lube the chassis and dump the oil on the ground. I love explaining it's stock, and thus perfectly legal. I like to leave a large carbon foot print.......😎
    1 point
  45. 100% agree. The VERY BEST THING you can do to encourage future hobbyists is to simply let them see old cars just being cars, not art objects, not dangerous clap-traps, not unreliable accidents waiting to happen. There's an insanely persistent myth everywhere that anything that doesn't have 12 volts, disc brakes, and a Chevy V8 in it can't be driven with any safety, reliability, or even at all in today's world. We know that's total BS. But we're only a tiny fraction of the hobby and an even tinier fraction of the world at large. Most guys only know what they see on TV and at local shows where l
    1 point
  46. Fantastic bunch of craftsman working in that shop.....................
    1 point
  47. Overall progress seems slow. The body is scheduled to be fully epoxy primed next week, followed by detail bodywork to clean up small dents and welds that have been ground. The car will not be free of filler, but the 40+ gallons that were removed will be replaced by considerably less. The car will then get a coat of high build primer and be ready for blocking. My estimate of 40 gallons may seem like an exaggeration. That could be but I'd hate to see an X-ray of the lungs from the guy that put all that bondo on the car, then sanded it to be the perfect disguise that it was. I've
    1 point
  48. Trunk rehab continued: The right rear body mount was cracked and with too many pinholes from rust: The new mount: The trunk finished with welds ground and spot welding completed:
    1 point
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