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  1. Well I officially graduated on Saturday. They have it kind of backwards, because I still have classes until the end of the week, but I'm glad because it looks like I'll be able to leave Wednesday at the latest. Then its back to Me and my Buick.
    7 points
  2. If ever there was a GREAT reason to help support the new building and Library facility now is the time. It will not only be a big undertaking to relocate the existing material, it will be a big effort to bring in the Philadelphia holdings. Every member should be proud of this accomplishment and what it does to further the AACA Mission as the primary resource for the collector car hobby. Terry
    4 points
  3. Well it starts as designed and like it did before with the switch with the higher stack of shims. And I did figure out how to disassemble: pull off the spring and then the washer and you can access the shims to add or subtract. Adding 0.015 more shims resulted in about an inch of less travel of the accelerator pedal to activate the starter. That was enough to prevent unloading of the choke while cranking and kicking it off the fast idle cam after it did start. Even with a perfectly adjusted choke, everything else has to be timed to work correctly! So, why am I messing with this? The
    4 points
  4. Whoever did it took a VERY scarce car and turned it into a look-a-like that looks like ANY other hot rod. I don't mind a lot of hot rodders, but this car should not have been turned into a cookie cutter car.
    4 points
  5. I think Walt is right. There is a young fellow, with a young family, who recently moved on my block. He owns a 1928 Model A, and a 1960 Ford dual wheel flat bed. One day, I went over introduced myself, complimented him on his car and truck, and had a nice afternoon chat. I brought him over few of issues of Hemmings, and became fast friends. You have to bring them into the fold. It is that simple.
    4 points
  6. My father-in-law was an officer in Patton's army. He never said much about his time in Europe and what he saw. ' My wife and I offered to take him back to Europe if he wanted to visit again and he refused. He was a great and honorable person.
    4 points
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  8. I was told by a high ranking member of the ACD club (might have even been the president at one point) one day years ago long before I had a Cord when out of the blue he stopped at my house in upstate NY because he saw my 1932 Hiboy I was building outside as I was wet sanding on it, Then he saw my old 32 Drag car (Largely Untouched since being raced in the 50's) long before there was really an interest in cars like that, how many guys with a Cord or an Auburn in their garage have something like my Hot rod in their other stall. He was also an Appraiser and was coming back from looking at a car
    3 points
  9. They did go camping! And their camping may have included a chef and servants, but it was closer to real camping than most people today ever get. I would like to add, that does not include my son. He backpacks in, sometimes uses a tent, often, no tent, climbs mountains, and so forth. Been awhile, but done that sort of thing myself a few times. Over the years, I have probably seen at least fifty photographs taken on their trips. Many of the photos show the several greats lounging around, others show Henry chopping wood (he actually enjoyed doing that), or Henry and others clowning a
    3 points
  10. Really Bob.... "as what I heard" is not reportedly it is what some people like to use the term fake news, I'm a straight shooter so i prefer to say "what I heard" is a B.S. excuse to cover up some B.S. story...... just saying Same here!
    3 points
  11. Show then how to use tools! Think my Grandson was four when he ripped his first wheel off a tire. Look of accomplishment on his face was priceless. Bob
    3 points
  12. They are unwanted, and have no value. I will send a self addressed/stamped box for shipping.
    3 points
  13. Please give a source, my quick search has turned up nothing on this.
    3 points
  14. I refuse to have anything to do with Facebook.
    3 points
  15. What's cooler than a glass bowl fuel filter? You can see the sediment, and it fits in the category of modifications that don't affect originality, such as new tires, new battery, new safety laminated glass windshield, side view mirrors for safety, and even the extreme of front disc brakes, for safety. Nobody is against safety. These 100 year old gas tanks are full of rust and the fuel line is full of crud so nobody calls your car a "rat rod" if all you do is put in a really cool old-style glass bowl filter. Here is how.
    2 points
  16. I've been lucky enough to secure my two "dream cars", both of which were in a state of disrepair I could handle. Both now nicely sorted, and quite good drivers. Could not be happier............. Mike in Colorado
    2 points
  17. Steve, your last sentence says it all. Just for the sake of preservation this is the right move to make. I have taken a fair amount of classes, courses etc. in preservation of paper, photographs, etc as the appointed historian for the village I reside in that were sponsored by the state of New York. I was for several years the librarian of Henry Austin Clark's private library at his home on long island that now resides at the collection of the Henry Ford Museum. ( it was my time spent doing that 45 years ago that made me aware of so many assorted periodicals, factory publications, motor sho
    2 points
  18. I am not sure how to interpret this post but it is the right move in the short term and long term for all parties. The FLP has not had a official curator of the collection for several years. Much of the collection was languishing in the library and unknown to most of the automotive public. That also meant that no ongoing preservation was occurring, no digitization and no promotion of the collection was being done. The FLP rightfully realized the collection was essentially being warehoused and did not fit their mission. After extensive research and visitation by them they realized the
    2 points
  19. If you get it, consider not vanishing it; rather, properly sand, then oil it. That would be more original. The feel of the actual wood, not a "polymeric" coating, is more pleasant while driving. Though subjective, to my eyes, the wood looks better oiled as new, than if coated with gleaming varnish. Some would disagree, and I won't hold it against you 🙂. - Carl
    2 points
  20. Here are some photos
    2 points
  21. Bernie I cannot speak for others, my thought is we will see more attempts at legislation that is unfriendly to the hobby, and AACA is best positioned to represent our intetests. But just an opinion and you know what they say about those... 🤔😉
    2 points
  22. They actually still lag quite a bit. Some really nice ones can be had south of 20 and even in the low teens with some serious looking. Of course you see 30 and 40 G examples but they aren't selling or are fresh rotisserie restorations that the owners spent double that on. I've had a 59 or 60 on my radar for years and every now and then a good one comes along for around 20. Same with the 57-58 Ranchero. We are talking very nice looking turn key drivers or local show car quality. With muscle cars actually coming down a tad and not riding the crest any more, you will probably see the 6
    2 points
  23. Thanks for all of the positive comments! Really appreciated. Jim, it is my intentions to have it at the Nationals next year, however I will be starting my 8th decade by then so will just have to see what the Good Lord has planned!!! As I have indicated, this has been a 10+ year project. Ones initiatives, energy and capabilities change tremendously as we age. My advise to anyone is to NEVER start a project of this magnitude unless you are a young man!!!! I am thankful that it is done (nearly) and hope that I am able to enjoy it! The project has resulted in a pretty nice car consider
    2 points
  24. I thought of your car as soon as I saw it......Just picture it with a white interior. Usually those adds from Classic car dealers are a hot mess with errors, omissions, and mis-representations from not doing their homework but whoever did this one has their act together. It'd be great to see it in person to see what the paint job looks like
    2 points
  25. I can see it now. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Computer, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft giving President Trump a call and asking "hey Donald, want to go camping with us".
    2 points
  26. One more rarity lost. Keep doing it to these rare cars, guys,, soon they'll be extinct. Street rods are generic, all look the same, might as well take the make badges off, what they were makes no difference anymore. This poor Continental Flyer could be anything.
    2 points
  27. There was an old thread here back a while ago with a pair for sale and the guy couldn’t get any offers on them. I have seen at least a half dozen pairs and singles for sale in the last few years, and they seem to just keep sitting on the swap meet table. Let’s face it, they are not very stylish or attractive. They look OK on a few cars(gold bug) but they are a distraction or a detriment to most any car you place them on. They are like those gun handled spot lights that go through the front windshield glass..........just like Woodlights.........they are often more of a distraction than a positi
    2 points
  28. My father served with the 6th Special Battalion, SeaBees, US Navy from the founding of the Construction Battalions, through the duration of the War in the Pacific. While he never discussed most of the action or his time in the Navy, others who served, and especially other veterans I've met at the WWII Museum here in New Orleans, have filled me in on activities, heroism, and the dirty job the 6th Special lived through. Dad did often remind us what nice people the Fiji Islanders were, and how they helped US servicemen when they were able. My respect for all
    2 points
  29. Years ago there was Hot Rodder on this Site who offered for Sale the Antique cars before he chopped them up. When he chopped them up or put a whole new under carriage underneath them he then offered the parts to buyers. The Hot Rodder took a lot of heat from the Members and then he quit offering them for Sale and disappeared. Maybe this is one of his creations or mess ? I do not like what he has done at all.
    2 points
  30. Congratulations! Must feel great! Best of luck in the future Ben.
    2 points
  31. Pssst........... Here, c'mere. Lemme reach out and try to show you around. First, here in General Discussion, there is wide and general curiosity covering a lot of bases. Guys and gals might like to get to know you by way of your posting an introduction to yourself and your car(s). It is just natural, being as you have come in for a landing on a very long and wide runway. You really are not obligated to anything, as long as you follow forum rules. However, if a degree of anonymity, or perhaps secret spy imperatives, maybe even a "discretion profession" restriction (shhhhh........... I know a
    2 points
  32. Ted, is there anything you can't do? You made a lot of progress in such a short time. The work looks great. John
    2 points
  33. Sloth, what is the wheelbase on the Cleveland Roadster? Very nice work.
    2 points
  34. It was actually most likely Tesla that put electricity in that man's house. Edison wanted DC and that would have required a substation every quarter mile and was wildly impracticable. Tesla was pushing AC and that is the reason we have the widespread electricity we have today.
    2 points
  35. All common sense and logic. We'll have none of THAT around here. Better we sit and listen to a barely pubescent young girl strutting and shrieking "the sky is falling" while we all nod in solemn agreement with the wisdom that comes only with age and experiance. .................................SHEESH!.................Bob
    2 points
  36. Nope, just shift quickly like the manual says. I dont lolly gag between gears. And it does not grind doing it. However, I do not wind it up before shifting but shift far earlier thatn I do with a more modern car (like the 38's).
    2 points
  37. Now if they would have shut all the lights off while they were laying on the floor, it might have meant a little something. Cutting class so we have to keep the building open longer for a makeup class is going to have a negative effect on climate change. Were they all wearing all natural wool clothes manufactured in an eco friendly facility. Little things will do more than publicity stunts that actually take more energy than they save. Kind of like protesting and blocking a road, so all the cars have to sit and idle, instead of getting to where they are going. Police have to use fu
    2 points
  38. I think I want to change my "unobtainable" choice. To this.
    2 points
  39. Awesome! I took a video of it. Kind of unusual of me as I mostly stick to still photos. Not sure how to embed them into the post but it looks like this might work
    2 points
  40. A few interior shots. Tan leather and maroon carpet. Seats are 1st generation Riviera, custom console and 1957 factory A/C Oldsmobile dash.
    2 points
  41. OK. here's the car! picture quality is not the greatest and not very plentiful. The best I have for now! Don't know that the paint color has a name, but it is a deep cherry/maroon metallic. Looks black in the shade and metallic cherry in the sun.
    2 points
  42. Hallo Al, I must figure out how it originally was made. But as now, I think, it is a hatch with a 1/2" 90 degree edge, with on the top (near the dash) a hinge. For fabricating the louvers I have to make a simple die. But this item is for the time being on the back burner. Below I include a link to a very interesting project, the fabrication of louvers is shown in detail. The writer describes how to fabricate a simple die for fabricating louvers. To me, it seems a very elegant solution. And another benefit, I can easily adjust the dimensions fitting the Cleveland louvers. And above all, as
    2 points
  43. Yes....I could have listed MANY that I have always wanted, but I posted my DREAM car. The Chrysler Turbine car has always been in my mind since my neighbor drove one. He was a Chrysler engineer and was in the development department in Highland Park, Michigan. He was a test driver for the Turbine car. I used to get up early each morning just to hear him start it up. I still have this kind of a rare book that his daughter gave me.
    2 points
  44. It is sad that most of todays kids do not recognize the significance of what those guys did and only criticize that there was a a war. I have trouble with that.
    2 points
  45. My mother's only brother served under Patton's 3rd Army and was killed in the Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge. Also had another uncle that was a Submariner Chief Electricians Mate (E7) Pacific Fleet WWII (survived to work for the Navy Dept. DC in later years).
    2 points
  46. Oh, how times change. When my wife and I acquired our 1913 Buick the car had gas operated headlamps, but not functional. Using a web site named BrassBuicks.com a great fellow Harold Sharon gave me advise to get the correct pipes, hoses and all the parts to get them to light up. When the job was completed I was so happy and excited I sent in a photo and called it Glowing Gaseous Globes. For the past 20 years my photo was the banner picture on the BrassBuicks.com homepage. Yesterday the moderator telephoned me asking if I had a higher quality photo for use in a new site. I did not, the
    2 points
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