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  1. Get your eyes checked...........
    5 points
  2. You never give your title to one of these dealers. A BCA member found me in the BCA Roster and contacted me direct. Together we both came out okay in the nick of time apparently.
    5 points
  3. Still plodding along. One of the repairs I've been dreading since day one is the quarter panel. The quarter panel is, of course, steel wrapped and nailed around a wood frame. Removing those nails and unwrapping the sheet metal is quite a chore. Where the metal has gone around curves it has been expertly shrunk flat... the reverse is required to get it off and I had a tough time getting the doors done. I finally decided to tackle that this afternoon and I was quite surprised to find that it can be slipped off. Once the screws, nails and rivets have been removed the back comes out a bit,
    5 points
  4. If you are in the process of buying a car from them or have a car on consignment with them better call the Lakeland, FL police. I was just on the phone with them this afternoon and evidently my 49 Buick I bought (and titled) from them was resold by them a couple more times after I titled it. They have impounded 85 cars he had in the shop and are trying to sort out the real owners right now. Too many "owners" claiming the same vehicle. The swindle is approaching 9 million right now. Lots of money sent to buy a car and no car shipped. Lots of cars sold and no money sent out from consignment s
    4 points
  5. Buick Racer The first problem is I insist on staying within my budget or less. There will never be a budget that can support a project like this because even if the school funded it there is no way to get the money back out for the next project. No one wants the liability. Second, no one will keep throwing money at a project when students can accidentally blow up their 10K dollar motor and just hand you another 10K. Finally, I am probably the only person willing to make the gamble that if things don't go right I loose the money invested. Hey ,students had success and great practice
    4 points
  6. So lucky to live near a wonderful museum that I can drop in every couple of months to see what is on display (also have a research library that one can utilize as well). Went a couple of weeks ago and a very nice 1905 Buick was proudly on display. All the cars on display are running and licensed and they are driven regularly (occasionally I see one) which is perfect. If anyone is in Los Angeles this should be on your list of things to do (and it is free!). Anyway some pictures...
    3 points
  7. Backtrack - there is nothing wrong with consignment (especially when the consignor is also a licensed dealer) - it allows the owner much higher price for the car (ie avoids the 40% to 60% +/- discount right off the top). Dishonesty is what dishonesty is and it can appear in any type of business - that is the key problem right and I am sure I have never heard about any dishonest dealer ?
    3 points
  8. Let's avoid stereotypes... There are good dealers and bad dealers... There are good brokers and bad brokers... There are good private sellers and bad private sellers... There are good buyers and bad buyers... May your counterparty always surprise you in a good way!!!
    3 points
  9. At 4:30 EST on 11/6/19 the FOR moved for the first time in many years under it own power!!! Was a short loop around the parking lot but it goes in both forward and reverse in hi and lo range! It still needs a little tuning, but it runs and moves!
    2 points
  10. Any universal aftermarket carb will need to be jetted and recalibrated to match your particular application. Historically, Aftermarket Holleys have come out of the box jetted way too rich so they will run and drive on anything. Gas economy was typically horrible, and a lot of plug fouling followed. Most people don't understand that carburetors are not a universal bolt-on sort of thing, and that some development time and recalibration will need to follow. Can you imagine how many warranty claims they would have if they made a close guess, and on some of the cars they were too lean,
    2 points
  11. Work is continuing on the FOR. Yesterday I filled the radiator with water and to my dismay I had a leak at the temp sensor bulb at the back of the block.The only way to really get at it was to remove the dash, which wasn't that hard, several screws and I disconnected the oil pressure gauge and throttle linkage. When the dash was out of the way I saw the problem right away and it is what I had suspected, I had cross threaded the fitting into the block. Being able to get right to it, I was able to remove it and clean up the threads and reinstall it correctly and now it has no leaks! As i
    2 points
  12. Thank your lucky stars. No, I don't know, but I had a 61 Ford and both vacuum (with booster pump) and electric were options. That may have been true on the Edsel as well. The electric ones do have an advantage. They might actually work.
    2 points
  13. I know R.I. has been around since late 70s early 80's. ( I still have a cat. from back then- I think). Several years ago my wife and I visited R.I. unannounced. I was vac. close and thought I would just go see the place. Sometimes that says a lot. 1st I surprised my wife actually wanted to see the place also- she has no interest in cars. When we got there I was expecting the "cold shoulder". Man was I wrong.-- Now picture our unannounced visit during lunch time. I only expected to ask a few questions then be told to come back. The receptionist, went a got a fellow named Mark ( I
    2 points
  14. You are probably right. I see you as a good looking guy.
    2 points
  15. I'm sure I can install a steel deck that can handle that. That one would certainly look good on it.
    2 points
  16. Yep you got me there, but my point really was just try another condenser, save messing with the multi meter.
    2 points
  17. You mean watch out for brokers. People who sell others cars are not dealers. Dealers buy and own their own cars. Brokers sell other peoples cars. Dealers are licensed by the state, have to carry insurance, have to have a bond to protect customers from activity like this. Dealers are inspected, cannot be felons, and have to follow a code of conduct. Brokers, third party sellers and individuals do not have to do any of this. You are better off to buy from a dealer than anybody else. A dealer is in business to sell over and over again. Individuals can lie all they want and often do. After all the
    2 points
  18. Bought this beautiful restored trico washer jar and pump on Ebay to put on the Custom Catalina's firewall.
    2 points
  19. It seems that you need to get your problem with the IPC straightened out. You'll never know if the brake lights are working properly until the IPC is good. Clean terminals and reinsert. If that doesn't work buy a used working one from one of our vendors on this site, they're not that expensive. Or find one in a PnP from a Reatta or a Riviera. Always good to have a spare.
    2 points
  20. AACA judge and my friend Norm Hutton says people join AACA for the cars but stay for the people!!
    2 points
  21. Who put this picture of Leonardo DiCaprio up here? Anyway, put up some more pics of the 29 DeSoto. And I have to say that 32 DeSoto wheel and gas cap are awesome Art Deco pieces! But 32-33 Mopars seem to be in short supply!
    2 points
  22. Bhigdog the whole of long island is not what you list what you perceive it is. Some sections , yes, but to label the entire 100 plus long mile area? Really? Another generalization based on what is reported in various "news" sources, which like some opinions here are based on fact, maybe, sort of........... Yes, I rent a garage here as well - two car, $225 per month, and am a 30 minute train ride east of NY City.
    2 points
  23. New question - is the cam lube just dielectric grease or do I need to buy SL-2 Lubricam, no one local seems to have it though I can get it on-line. The car is now running. I took hchris advice and went to an old former Carquest car parts store that has been around for years and he actually had the condenser that his parts book called for so I asked for points and got them too - wow. The parts seemed difficult for my big hands to install without dropping/losing a screw so I decided to just pull the distributor out and make sure everything was in and set correctly. Cell phone picture
    2 points
  24. I don't know how it is set up but the tank is just for looks and the fuel line goes straight to the carb.It seams to have a good regulator and is doing good on its lowest setting.I use a Holley regulator on my 25 and am very satisfied with it.As I stated I had my carb professionally modified to work with the electric pump and runs well on 1 psi.It has a larger rochester needle and seat in the carb but looks original.I just took the car on a 62 mile trip with no problems.As for the 23 I don't know how it was set up and by whom so I am a little More concerned..All I know is right now it is do
    2 points
  25. ANYTHING can be construed as misleading if you're dumb enough. However, saying things like "the best in the world" is not illegal nor fraudulent. It's called puffery and while such statements may not be factual, they are also not disprovable and a reasonable person would not interpret such a statement as a guarantee that this is unquestionably the best in the world--there could always be one better but the seller (and buyer) would have no way to know for certain. I avoid using absolutes of any kind when describing a car because there's always some smart guy nit-picker who will focus on that on
    2 points
  26. Given the considerable money and time someone has clearly invested here I'm sure that if there was a way for them to have made that molding on the drivers door line up better then they would have done so? Maybe they were intentionally trying to be true to the original level of quality/ fit and finish? Maybe there's something to that whole Christine curse thing because I would absolutely hang myself If I had to walk by that molding everyday. I'm sure many will think I'm being insulting but I'm rather insulted that I took the time to open link reading "automotive perfection-grade #1 show car" on
    2 points
  27. Again, looking good so far in the valley.
    2 points
  28. Mechanics have never had it easy!😁
    1 point
  29. Isn't that toll on the GW in one direction only ? (New Jersey, the only state you have to pay to leave...)
    1 point
  30. Finally convinced my Mom last year to get a new car ... She had a 1995 LeSabre that was the last car my Dad bought her before he passed away . We have had a lot of Buicks over the years and they were damn fine cars ... But when we went new car shopping for her is when I realized Buick no longer makes interesting cars . We got her a Chrysler 300 , and she loves it . Hemi V8 in a bona-fide rear wheel drive SEDAN. Oh , and to get back on topic , I had a 1986 GN , That was a Regal .
    1 point
  31. One success! Horn is back together and working. The button doesn't match the belt painted steering wheel exactly, but close enough!
    1 point
  32. One aspect of this that I was worried about was keeping the boring bar rigid. That is essential for boring a smooth hole and last night a way of tightening the guides on the keys shaft occurred to me. I drilled and threaded the ends for a cap screw. I put fender washers under the screws and was able to tighten the guides up against the crankcase. This is what I'm striving for. It will need a center support which will be made from a flanged pillow block but the really critical issue, did the two ends line up and leave the bar movable seems to have worked out.
    1 point
  33. Last Tuesday, Anna and I decided that we could go safely to London, no Brexit hassle anymore, just a general election (Anna and I are very fond of London). We got a last minute booking, so Thursday morning off to London, arrived on time at City Airport. Friday we visited Bonhams at New Bond Street, a nice selection of cars and automobilia were for sale. What took our eye? A nice pile of parts of a Locomobile steamer, a bit steep, for it was estimated at €5,600 to € 6,700. Later that day sold for $ 4,800 including all fee's. Well, as I am not into steam I still gave it a thought. Pink glasses o
    1 point
  34. I have always believed that comments should not be permitted on for sale threads. There are plenty of ways to reach a seller without (often unintentionally) ruining someone's attempt to sell something.
    1 point
  35. I think it was just the choice of wording that opened it up for critique. If it had originally stated one of the best in the world or could be the best in the world or possibly best one available for sale or listed at this time. It's all wording. Bring in the lawyers. Devil is in the details. I always try when emailing or writing ads, to re read them and modify them, probably much like you do Matt before i hit the submit button to make sure everything I state is correct and nothing can be construed as misleading. Hell even my literature is listed as decent shape with some wear when
    1 point
  36. Ever drive a jeepster? It makes the subject car of this thread look like a Duesenberg.
    1 point
  37. In other words, it's just a novelty item. Check evil-bay and you'll find them showing up regularly for various car makes. Here is another one - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-16S-Pocket-Watch-Plymouth-Auto-Theme-Dial-Case-Runs-Well/153704453677?hash=item23c97fd62d:g:pZEAAOSweP9dueaf Terry
    1 point
  38. As my Mother used to say: ‘To each his own’
    1 point
  39. ♦ The parking brake lever assembly under the instrument panel is the same for all 1953 Buick Super 50-series and Roadmaster 70-series models. (edit: The Skylark is a Roadmaster 76X Model.) ♦ The parking brake cable length is the same for all 1953 Buicks EXCEPT for the 4"-longer (125.5"-wheelbase) Super 52 and Roadmaster 72R four-door sedans. ♦ The rear brake cable length (from the right-rear wheel to the left-rear wheel) is the same for all 1953 Buick Super 50-series and Roadmaster 70-series models. ♦ There are numerous earlier 121.5"-long wheelbase Buicks that use the same
    1 point
  40. I found some older photos of the 50 series engine pans for your reference. Bob Engle
    1 point
  41. Great news West. It is a model 97....at least it was.
    1 point
  42. I bought this old tow truck and would like to know if anyone can provide history of Johnnie's Garage. It is a 1932 Buick 97. I believe it was in NEPA for the majority of its life but can't say for sure.
    1 point
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