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  1. Anyone interested in purchasing the LeBarron Bonney assets? Patterns, some sewing machines, etc. Currently sitting in 3 very full 40'containers. I am trying to help the owners of the material and to make sure it gets into the hands of someone who will be able to help car owners in their restorations. This is not a discussion I feel appropriate for the forums but if anyone seriously interested I am able to give you more info as to $$, etc. call me at 717-534-1910
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  2. A couple weeks ago after a storm in east Pa .
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  3. Not much market unfortunately for the LXXV. Bad for sellers but good for buyers. Much like the XX Anniversary cars they just never seemed to get any traction in desirability. "Maybe" a bump in 10% over the non-LXXV model. They are great cars to drive and own but don't buy with any hope of appreciation. Buy to drive and enjoy. The asking price for this one at $19,500 well above what I'd expect even with the lower mileage. $7-10k is probably closer to reality...….but this is just one opinion.
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  4. Most of the work I am doing is somewhat new to me, so I am learning as I go here. I am humbled by the amount of time people put into restorating of their old cars. The past few sessions in the garage I have been working on rear tail lights. Along with that comes 81 years of rust. Almost every bolt had to be cut apart and ground/drilled out. I restored the lamp parts, brackets, all new wires, rivets, all hardware. All ground mounts cleaned to new metal. Re-routed the harnesses. Covered them up with loom. Solder and eat-shrink at every connection. New hand cut rubber mounting gaskets
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  5. Lil more progress. Radiator and shroud are in
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  6. Well I busted my butt today and got the end sided band and corner boards up, as well as screwed and marked the whole end for the batten strips. All i have left is to put the strips up then the siding is done. I can do that all off the ground and from a ladder. Now that I'm done with the lift for the year, I drove her back around then had to clean out the shop to put her in for the year. I found some floor space I haven't seen since the walls went up. With the siding all up I was finally able to put her in the back corner out of the way. My dad's truck is having issues again,
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  7. Be careful about lumping all the people in a given profession into the same group with a guy who is a criminal. Whatever job you guys all do, I'm quite confident that there are members of that profession who have ripped people off. That doesn't mean you're a crook, too, just because you do that job.
    4 points
  8. About a year and a half ago, a nice little 34’ Chevy pickup got dropped at my house to be freshened up. While it was running and driving, the motor and the mechanics were really tired. The truck leaked oil from everywhere, clutch was bad, and brakes were fair. The truck had been previously restored but as I’d soon find out, very amateurishly. I took the truck for a decent ride to basically evaluate it and realized all I was told was true. The owner wants a nice looking, nice driving truck but doesn’t need it to show level. One mod he’d like if possible is changing the rear to a highe
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  9. Springfield Motors Buick was among the final thirty standalone Buick dealerships remaining in the USA. The dealership has closed this fall after seventy years in business. Robert Scherer, whose father founded the business, is liquidating his remaining inventory of parts and literature. The building is on the National Historic Register, and none of the signs or fixtures are offered for sale. Please contact Robert Scherer at robert@springfieldbuick.com or Cory at cory@springfieldbuick.com to inquire and purchase any of the currently available items below: Ea
    3 points
  10. If the subject car was made of steel and wood framing then I would go with the new coachwork or rebody terminology. Considering it is a fiberglass, I would say replica.
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  11. I'm having a little trouble figuring the down side of that this morning.
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  12. February 28, 2010 Success! The tire was taken out of the mold this morning; in fact, it was what I did first, long before breakfast! As the result is perfect, I can continue with that method. There are only 4 more to do ! Sometimes, I have trouble with chemical products. The white walls are a bit too thick; they are not flush to the black surface. No problem, I just mix again some white stuff and put the material into the mold. As I prepared too much, I put the remaining silicone into the freezer; at -18°C, it should not set. Well, it did not go that way: after one week,
    3 points
  13. Wellsboro is not only a nice place to visit, it's a GREAT place to live. I am less than a quarter mile off Route 6 and about a mile and a half from the Wellsboro Diner. Be sure to wave as you go by.
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  14. I agree with oldcarfudd From the Detroit Library, almost looks like it's the same car, even the crank handle is in the same position https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A229754
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  15. Snow has started to fly in southern Ontario and today I finished winterizing my 1913 Buick, model 31, everyone has their own way of getting the car ready and the following is mine. Previous to parking the car it was thoroughly washed in the driveway with soap and clear water and left to dry in the sun. I drain all the fuel from the gas tank and carburetor and replace the gas cap and close the drains. Then I push the Buick into a single car heated garage with the top up and all of it's parts attached. I do not start the engine to reduce oil dripping onto my fresh cardboard laid o
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  16. Decided to work just a half day today, since it's Veterans Day. Got back to work on the welding. This one went even better than the other fender, I finished in faster time and with better results (Photo 1). I still have a lot of minor cleanup and trimming to do, but the goal is to finish all the major welding on all 4 fenders. Three out of four finished. I can't do the last fender, as I am not caught up to purchasing the patch panel from Moss yet. I'll have to place an order soon. I then continued on more fender hardware for a little longer (Photo 2). Got a call from Libran
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  17. As a lot of us know, the time to make the jigs to do the work correctly often exceeds the actual time to do the job ten fold but there’s no other way to do it right.
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  18. Hi all! I often find myself imagining what a lot of you look like and I’d assume you do also. It’s always nice to put a face to a name. Since most of you don’t have a photo of yourself for your avatar, I was wondering if you’d do me a favor? Would you post a photo or two, of you with an old car? You could describe a little about the car’s history, for example, is it yours or someone else’s, if yours how did you acquire it, how long ago, etc. you could share a bit about yourself too. If you just want to post a pic, that’s fine too. Please, don’t be camera shy!
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  19. Saturday was a small country auction that advertised a 1928 Chrysler 2 dr sedan , 4 cyl car that was original. Ive known of the car for over 40 years, only seeing it once when I was 16 or 17. Over the years I tried to buy it , but it was "not for sale". I went the day before when the auctioneer was setting up the sale and was allowed to look it over. It was the smallest model , 4 cyl, 109 in wb , 2 dr sedan . It showed 54000 miles, well used but very complete. The wood was weak with the doors dropping several inches when opened. The fenders were bumped and the pot metal handles crumbling. I
    2 points
  20. My honey, Cherrie and me in my second 1931 Dodge Brothers coupe....
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  21. At a red light. I looked to the car on my right and the young man was biting his steering wheel. Full on bite with teeth sunk in, lips around and all. He saw me noticed and immediately sat up and looked away.
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  22. OK , I have been busy so it is taking me a while to catch up on reading the many topics on the forums. SO now Steve, John S. and me - WG all know who each other are - heaven help the rest of you! 😯 I can think of comparing this to The Little Rascals ( Our Gang) and the East Side Kids ( Dead end kids) getting together ! Hey the volunteers at the tv studio ( google : 4 village studio) in Floral Park Village Hall still show up to be there to tape our shows , admit they know us ( many are my former art students) too. Wonders never cease. Two gray haired old guys talking about used cars.
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  23. Anyone know the year and make of this car?
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  24. Over the years, I've noticed how quickly the color in the landscape changes. A week prior to peak color, one sees lots of green and not much yellow, orange, and red; a week after peak color, one sees half the trees bare and the color subdued. So timing is everything. But when peak color arrives in the areas that get it, how spectacular it is!
    2 points
  25. 🤮 Excuse ME! (Steve Martin voice.....1978)
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  26. Forget Sema. I like the old jit & the original jit up through the early 70's.
    2 points
  27. I think the problem stems from applying specific terminology like "Auburn 851 Speedster" to something that is really closer to a 1972 LTD Wagon than a 1936 Auburn. Some like the car in question here are pretty well done and others are a crime against humanity, but none should be calling themselves "Auburn 851 Speedster".
    2 points
  28. Dad and I got the exhaust system installed. It was an extremely good fit, with the only concern being that we seem too have two of the passenger side resonators. Notice how the driver side bends into the bumper instead of out. I've contacted the vendor who said they only have one part number for resonators and asked for photos. I sent them a bunch of photos of the installed system as well as multiple exhaust system schematics (pulled from other threads here) showing that the left and right sides should be different parts. They've been good to work with though and I have time to spare, so
    2 points
  29. If that car still has the original lacquer paint you will never get the cement off. The solvents in the cement soften the paint and become part of it when dry.
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  30. In the interest of volume, Cadillac, Lincoln, and Imperial went DOWNmarket, not UPmarket like Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi. I consider the last REAL "Standard of the World" Cadillac is the 1966 Fleetwood. It was an honest-to-goodness Rolls Royce contender. The wood inside was genuine, and there was lots of it! The leather was on the entire seat, not just where you placed your butt. The only thing less exclusive is that there were more of them than there were Rolls Royces. For some dumb reason, instead of keeping it a Standard of the World, the real wood trim diminished to nearly nothing by 19
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  31. Wishing all of our Australia, as well as California friends, safety as they face the fires in their areas.
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  32. Shoulder of the road, soft uneven ground, traffic whizzing by inches away, every jack ever made qualifies as an accident waiting to happen.......bob
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  33. Steve, if you still need the bracket, I can probably get you one on Friday, we are going back to our junkyard. Just let me know beforehand. -Chris
    2 points
  34. Sometime, and in the case of my switch, the slider block that controls the headlights and park lights will corrode. You need to disassemble the switch and clean the contacts in there so they are nice and shiny copper again. Be careful not to lose the tension spring. It is a PITA to put back together.
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  35. just finished my third, and I am nursing them.
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  36. The French built such wonderful cars in the early days! These De Dion Bouton cars were, and still are amazing. Quite popular still for early Veteran era (English and European pre 1905) runs (like the London to Brighton). They are quite small. Consider that is a Curved Dash Oldsmobile it is sitting next to. The CDO is nearly twice the size of the De Dion Bouton, yet the CDO is about a third the size of a model T Ford! That several of these little cars run the sixty plus miles in the L to B nearly every year and nearly all of them finish, nearly every year, is incredible! It should a
    2 points
  37. Wonderful photos! Thank you for posting all these. I see the Dymaxion behind the '07 Thomas Flyer is coming along nicely. I had a chance to spend a couple hours going through the collection a few years ago. The Dymaxion had just been brought in for restoration by the staff. At the time I saw it, work had not yet begun on the Dymaxion. I do wonder what the Thomas was in the shop for? It has its own spot on special display elsewhere in the museum.
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  38. Tonight I started on the cab. The doors were dragging badly but not because of bad A pillars. A closer look showed a rotted and bent passenger side front metal body mount and bad wood repair/replacement on both sides of the cab. The wood was previously repaired with plywood and soft fir housing lumber. Bad enough that soft wood was used, the two original main sills must have been rotted away at the rear of the cab so the person who did the repairs pieced the new wood to the original. This created a very flexible main sill which is incapable of supporting the cab sufficiently to hang the doors
    2 points
  39. Ted, how is the Chevy pick up coming along? Any pictures.? A friend of mine is looking at a 1931 Chevy Victoria featured in the December issue of Hemmings located in South Carolina . Very nice looking car. John
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  40. Yes, we are expecting that storm to come this way too Dei. And then that polar blast later in the week. For the first time in my car owing career, I had the radiator on the Regal flushed and filled with new Dex Cool. It sits outside, and doesn't get used much in the winter. And the service manual called for 150K or 5 years, whichever came first. I have 44K and six years into it so I had it done. All the others I use new antifreeze whenever there is a repair, so none of that is over three years old. So I think I am ready for the winter season. I will miss driving the cars! Texas is
    2 points
  41. I just completed putting the '13 Buick in the container a couple of days ago and the '15 truck in another container yesterday along with my daughters & son-in-laws 2000 Corvette. I will be moving the Buicks around over the winter to work on them in my heated shop.
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  42. Foliage in my area had a very short peak, with about a quarter of trees not changing color much at all. But as I worked on picking up all the fallen foliage in my yard, my Brill bus was actually a big help! Earlier that day, I had dressed her up to commemorate her service stateside in the Korean War: Then got to work raking the lawn until after dark. By bus headlights! As I sat in the driver’s seat to shut off all the lights, I couldn’t help thinking of Linus in the Charlie Brown Halloween special: CHAAAAARGE!!!
    2 points
  43. If you do Rt 6 be sure to to stop at the Wellsboro diner. A step back in time. Avoid RT 30 East of York. Heavy tourist traffic and faux Amish tourist traps...........Bob
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  44. Here's a drawing that Buick never provided to 1953-1954 Buick Owners with power brakes . . . Al Malachowski BCA #8965 "500 Miles West of Flint"
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  45. My machine is very similar. I may copy your drive though. I like that idea. I have an old lathe bed to mount the crankcase on...of course, once this is done, I will probably never use it again.
    2 points
  46. Looks like a Kwik way bar kit cutting tool measuring device..................👍 Here is our pre war Quickway bar set up........made to be hand driven, but we set it up for a machine drive......much better results than by hand. Pierce V-12 block in photo.
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  47. Haha. Lesson learned on my part. The only good thing about this is I really don't need the engine back in any particular hurry, as I'm doing the entire car. There's still plenty more work to do without the engine. I couldn't imagine having a complete car sitting there for 15 months with the engine being done over 15 months (and counting).
    2 points
  48. Great thread and watch for a new feature on this site to talk about your cars in depth. Here is my entry. 1908 Model X, one of two known in the world, the brown hair is a dad giveaway that this picture was before I took the job at AACA!
    2 points
  49. My '47 Buick Roadmaster, me in the '21 Maxwell, again in a borrowed '48 Tucker and finally, the first showing of the AACA Library & Research Center Bookmobile which Tom Gibson and I donated (pre-restoration) to AACA.
    2 points
  50. Love it! Definitely not over-restored.
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