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  1. It was on June 18th of 2018 that I joined the AACA and made one of my first posts on the forum titled “looking for owners of Cole Motor Cars. At the time I had a 1913 Cole Series 9 Touring Car. Since then, it has been a whirlwind 16 months for my 19 year old son and me! Over that period of time we 1. Acquired two more Cole motor cars 2. Made lots of friends, connections, and relaunched the Cole registry at www.colemotorcarregistry.com 3. Organized a Cole owners meetup this spring with ten Coles in attendance 4, Helped the Gilmore Car Museum put together a special
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  2. Attended the Wings and Wheels Car Show held at the Delaware Coastal Airport. Great day. Quite a few Buicks of every era. And made a new friend. Charles E. McGee. Tuskegee Airman! Piloted the P40, P39, P47 and P51. Great time talking with him.
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  3. Thanks for your posts and good wishes. I am a lot better now than I have been for a long time. I did not realise how bad I had got. The problem is that the 'loss of lungs working' creeps up on you very slowly, getting a tiny bit worse each day, you just think it is old age creeping up on you. I am pleased to say I have managed to stay off the 'roll ups'. It will be a week of NO SMOKING in 2-hours time - not that I'm counting! Spent a lot of yesterday in the workshop and again this morning. No progress on the Humberette yet, apart from what the coach trimmer has done. I hadn't chase
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  4. I haven’t even seen it! Picking it up tomorrow!
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  5. Not sure of this is the correct forum but close enough! For those that are interested, the Dec 2019 edition of Collectible Automobile has an article on 1977-79 full size Buicks. What classifies this edition as memorabilia is that my 78 Estate Wagon is featured in the article. Back in April, @JohnD1956 was contacted by the editor of the magazine looking for an estate wagon to photograph. As JD no longer had his wagon, he directed them over to me. After some very short discussion (I’ve always liked this magazine) a photographer was in touch and a photo shoot was arranged. I had
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  6. Out camping and giving rides at the campground for family & friends this weekend. Also drove about a 70 mile round trip from our shop to the campground and back.
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  7. Looks newer than 1907. Looks more like about a 1914.
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  8. Use a hacksaw to cut screwdriver slots on the end where the heads were.
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  9. Indeed. The rest of the article talked about a change after about 1996, so that hoses since then are supposed to be far less permeable to moisture than the old ones. No matter what, I change my fluid at 2 + year intervals.
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  10. Very well written article. A friend of mine attended that Cole meet last summer at the Gilmore Museum. While he was in Michigan, I was in Reno for the big truck show and attended the National Automobile Museum (formerly Harrah's), and saw the two door version of the 'Toursedan'. Craig
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  11. Hmmmm that must have been that phone call I didn’t answer, oh well...😁 seriously, I’m sure they got the better one to represent these sleeping beauties! Congratulations!!! At least I can show everybody the pictures and say “I almost bought that car!” Well done Doug! 👍👍👍
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  12. Awww yeah, every time I hear or see ole 611 she gives me goose bumps, such a distinct sound from the engine and that whistle!! To be short, when I was a kid, living near the rail yard in Norfolk, VA, we used to get to ride that train from behind the school. Yes, they stopped, it loaded us up and moved on. We were close to a 16-track yard and an eight-track rail crossing . We rode it up to the mainline then they would bus us back. I did it every year, have pictures of me in the train with the cab, etc... plus I used to live four blocks from that mainline eight-track crossing, and in
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  13. I talked to Dave Tachney today and how's the wood was his first question. I don't know for sure. Both doors opened without sag and the head liner was in it and looked dry (though possibly a rodent condo). He also reminded me I have too much junk already and I am old. I say reality is for quitters.
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  14. While you folks won the coveted Procrastinators of America Grand Prize we still will have a full field on Saturday for the fall nationals! In fact, more cars than last year! Thank you but those 300 plus that registered in the last week please recognize that some of us are not heart healthy!! Try registering early next year, it is not that painful! In all seriousness, there is a lot of pre-planning that goes on and the earlier we and the region have the info the better. Thanks and let's have another spectacular weather week!
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  15. I don't have a lot of information, but did find this information in the Cole information that I have from an old Cole Bulletin. “As for the teams and drivers, some of them spent their Sunday off as guests of “Farmer Bill” Endicott, the driver of the No. 42 Cole, who had many of the boys out to his farm in Crawfordsville, Indiana for a big, home-cooked country meal courtesy of his wife. Many of them drove out to the Endicott farm in the race cars they would pilot in the big race on Tuesday, May 30. (1911) The forty-second and forty-
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  16. Our newly acquired 1955 Buick Roadmaster Convertible. Lovin it!
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  17. only 562 miles on my electra this year
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  18. Thanks for the tutorial on the operation of the side windows on that Cole Toursedan. Auburn offered a hardtop-like steel-topped touring, and also Studebaker offered the Duplex Phaeton and Duplex Roadster steel-top tourings, but unlike the Cole, but they had roll-up side curtains. Interestingly, in China, Shanghai Horse Bazaar and Automobile company made a hardtop coupe in 1924 with roll-up side windows similar to the Cole Toursedan/Tourcoupe. Here is that Made in China 1924 Studebaker Light Six which is currenly in the Studebaker National Museum.
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  19. Those are Westinghouse Air Shocks for an early type of air suspension. Cole worked with Westinghouse a few years earlier on these and started offering them on cars at that time. There is an air compressor under the front seat and you ran the hose to each cylinder and filled them up to between 45 and 90psi. The car would raise up 3 to 4 inches and would provide a nice comfortable ride. Two cylinders were on the front and two were on the back.
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  20. Welcome back! The trim is good looking.
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  21. From TrulyVintage. (If you can’t afford to purchase the proper equipment to sleep in your pick up truck - find another job) Anything under class 7 truck should be outlawed for doing over the road hauling. From TrulyVintage. (Don’t BS folks by telling them it is for the “ security “ of their vehicle) People that haul high end freight like jet engines and certain HC are required to stay with the truck.
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  22. Need more info. Mileage, color, options? Got a link to an ad? If not running that significantly reduces value. The typical “ran when parked” statement by a seller is supposed to make a buyer feel good that it will run but all the risk is on buyer which must carefully access this risk based on what they know of cars history or integrity of seller.
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  23. All of my Packards have steel factory running boards and the factory parts book reflects this.
    1 point
  24. Just made my own for the inside column seal. Turned it pretty good IMHO
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  25. The moisture permeating the hoses would be from humidity as well as wet conditions under the car. Honed cylinders may require oversize cups; I put some in some of my cylinders in the '90s.
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  26. Running and safe is fine, but,..... If the bottom end babbitt needs redoing (most 90+ year old babbitt does), there's a few thousand dollars for rods and mains,.... and there are no off the shielf parts to do that. The engine base has to be sent out to a shop qualified to do babbitt work and align bore the new mains. 28 Franklins have the most complex and expensive wiring systems of any Franklin. And I can guarantee that if it still has the original wiring the insulation is all hardened, cracking, and falling off. It's not a question of if it will have electrical pro
    1 point
  27. I'm not looking to make a 100 point car. I'd not replate anything. Probably not repaint either. It would live indoors except the few drives in nice weather. I prefer to keep cars the way I find them and just get them running and safe.....
    1 point
  28. DoT 5 is silicon. No silicon in any other fluid. Just use DoT 4 or 5.1. As the DoT standard evolves, the boiling point increases and the rate at which it absorbs moisture decreases. Based on what I read at https://blog.firestonecompleteautocare.com/brakes/everything-you-need-to-know-about-brake-fluid/ I would keep the NOS hoses as nice, perhaps original, samples and use the new hoses: "Myth #1: Moisture is the primary problem with old brake fluid. Today the breakdown of the additive package is the primary problem. Before the application of modern fle
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  29. Hope he's wearing his brown pants!
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  30. Steve and the whole Hershey crew... Thank you for all you do to make this the "Greatest Show on Earth!!" I know we all complain when something isn't as we would want it or something goes wrong, but this is a massive undertaking and all of the workers do a fantastic job bringing it all together.!!! Again, Thanks for all you do!
    1 point
  31. I would like some old money. Not to remake the world in my own personal image like Bill Gates but so I could be a regular guy like Jay Leno and makes folks happy.
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  32. Must be that 10.25:1 compression ratio is now closer to 10.5:1. You need to get out on the Interstate and "blow the slugs out" as my grandfather used to say!
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  33. Properly prepped frame being sprayed with POR 15
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  34. Seems like there is a lot of misinformation on what POR 15 actually is. First it does not react to rust, it dries in the presence of moisture and forms a seal to keep the ingredients needed for metal deterioration to continue. Effectively moisture is a catalyst similar to how a two part automotive Urethane works. It is far superior at holding out moisture than a single part primer and Rust-Oleum the same that a modern two part urethane paint is far superior to an old air dry enamel. One note. POR 15 contains iso- cyonates. You need to use a respirator when using with plenty of ventilatio
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  35. 35, You know that "bed Liner" now comes in a rattle can. But you might consider one of the "Flexsteel" spray on products. That has to be good rock protection stuff. Mike in Colorado
    1 point
  36. We have not but I will discuss with the team. Friday night we plan an outdoor movie at the complex.
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  37. Wishing you good luck with the recovery. In your case, smoking is certainly not helping a lot!
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  38. Attendance at the banquet is not required and many show participants come into the banquet hall around 8:00 pm and sit or stand around the perimeter of the room. The awards are announced by class and move quickly, so listen attentively. Sometimes the class order is changed and may start in the middle of the classes, such as the year I got my First Junior and Class 25A was the first class announced. I haven't attended in many years since my car is in Repeat Preservation, but I would suggest you attend. Best of luck entering your Mustang for judging and I hope you do well and enjo
    1 point
  39. Put on blackwalls if you like them and are keeping the car. Put on whitewalls if you want to sell the car. A great many people these days act like they prefer blackwalls because they're "more correct," but my experience suggests that people prefer whitewalls when they're buying a car. Flashy. They always wrinkle their noses at blackwalls on a vintage car that they expect to see with whitewalls. "Why'd they cheap out on the tires?" is something I hear a lot on cars with blackwalls. For me on one of my personal cars, it would depend on the car. I wouldn't have my '41 Buick Li
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  40. Steve, I give you guys (both male and female) a lot of credit. I'm sure you start planing for the next year on the Monday after HERSHEY. When does the A.A.C.A get access to the grounds and start setting up the A.A.C.A. tents and the space markers on the ends of the aisles and probably dozens of things we don't see? I remember the old days when every aisle had a lettered sign on each end of the aisles, I have several hanging on my garage wall. Thanks!
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  41. I also took the '73 GS stage1 4 speed to the Radnor Hunt Concours. The featured class was Buick, The designs of Bill Mitchell. I have and probably will never again see so many Buicks at a Concours. It was an honor to be invited, had a great time with lots of friends from the BCA and local clubs. Marty Schorr wrote a nice article on the Buicks at Radnor Hunt. He used my car as the feature photo! 🙂 Here is the piece written about my car. and a photo with Alan Oldfields '75 all original Pace car next to it. His car only has a little more than 3000 miles on it.
    1 point
  42. I have been busy and haven't posted in a while. Two weeks ago was the NE Buick races and show at Cecil County Dragway. Drove the '75 Electra to Atlantic City to hang with Buick friends and then to the show. Over 450 miles all together. Had a great time, toured to the Herr's potato chip factory and won a trophy in the show. The ride back was a blast. Was in a bit of a rush Saturday afternoon on the way home due to another car engagement. The car drove like a top, 75-80 MPH the whole way. 🙂 Mileage is now 24,772. Started at 18,500 two years ago.
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  43. The stick/seat combo looks like a great idea, and a thoughtful gift for any guy or gal on the back side of 50! However, this is a CLUB. If any member or visitor comes to my space and needs to sit in the shade for a bit, that’s great. We can certainly shoot the bull for a while. We take along an extra chair or two for that reason. If you’re in the green field, just look for GAI 18-19; near Hershey light pole 18. I bet plenty of other vendors feel the same way. The hardest part is asking. Once you do, you find out you have a lot in common with everyone here.
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  44. Definitely would like to see more pictures. It's even in my price range for a change and I'm headed to Hershey. Interior and underneath photos would help as well as under the hood.
    1 point
  45. We were on a car tour in Canada a few weeks ago and one of the stops was a brewery where I saw these lovely engine-turned storage tanks that hold (I think he said) 20,000 bottles' worth of beer... Probably the same technique used on the Buick dashboards--a large, flat piece of sheet stainless on a machine with multiple turning heads and some kind of feed table to move the sheet 1/2 radius down and 1/2 radius to the left or right as each row is completed. Probably not a difficult or complicated system to set up beyond configuring it to get the results you need.
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  46. 1948 Olds 98, I think....but the wheelbase seems short for 125 inches
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  47. I just recently acquired my first prewar classic which has been a goal of mine for some time now. The car being a 1917 Kissel 6-38 4 passenger roadster which many other automobile makes would call a clover leaf roadster. The car is very complete roughly 95% though it is torn down and in the middle of the restoration process. I have very little if any history on the car other than the two previous owners names at this point. The car seemed to have been kept in decent condition with the chassis being very nice with no rust pitting and also keeping all its original metal panels. At some point in
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