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  1. My garage is a fairly large concrete block building that sits in front of my house. Originally my dad bought this property for the garage to repair the family business vehicles in. I later bought the property from my family and built my house behind the garage about 350’ off the road. The garage sits about 80’ from the road, has a 10w x 9’h garage door along with a walk through door on the front, and just a 10w x 8’h garage door on the back. Because my house is behind the garage, this meant every time I had to either open the back garage door, or walk around to the front. Opening the garage do
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  2. That is a very cool solution. I've never seen anything like that but very slick!
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  3. This thing looks like it could be a winner's circle car at Pebble Beach.
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  4. I fell off the wagon again and went on another machine run. About 18 months ago I passed on a Cincinnati Tool cutter & grinder because I couldn't get it out of where it was. It popped up on CL again and it was $50 or it was going to the dump. The threat won out and with a now strong 19 year old son... we went up there and pulled it out. 7 hour round trip and 2 hour extraction. I haven't got it in the shop yet. I'll add some pics when I get it in. It weighs 600lbs but was a willing participant in the extraction. Probably the smoothest one to date, no small thanks to my son. It is in
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  5. Thankfully after a light lecturing, russ sold.me.just the parts I needed... And Boyette's machine shop in Raleigh, NC is amazing. Still old school, timely, and polite! (Not cheap though, guess you get what you pay for)
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  6. I am newbie to the forum, but have been a Buick club member since 1983, and strongly agree with Cindy's article. I also think Pete does a great job. We need, as a member, to step back, and view and enjoy the Buick club to have fun with our cars and fellowship and stories as it was designed to do.Just my thoughts. Thanks to Cindy and Pete. Bob.
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  7. A shout out to Bob Scafani! I was lucky enough to be able to buy this bumper from him last year, I had it rechromed and I tweaked the main spring mount in our press at work and the cleaned it up and painted it. Turned out pretty nice.
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  8. ^No....HE needs to mow his own lawn....
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  9. Finally finished building my buddy's home. Now I can work on my cars again....
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  10. With labor rates at 100-125 per hour, I'll have to pass on that. I do have a friend with a lift that I may "visit" as an alternative to laying on my back in a puddle of ATF.
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  11. Road trip! Picked up the 65 Sportwagon in Kentucky and drove it back to Maryland. A total of 550 miles - the Wildcat 355 performed well. It was a good day!
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  12. Here is the sleeper of the Amelia Island Auctions - 1932 Lancia Dilambda https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25719/lot/192/?category=list&length=12&page=11
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  13. Not mine. 88 wagon with 68000 miles. Only 2200 bucks
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  14. Well today was the day! For the first time since 1997 the sinatra imperial was brought back to life. I got this car for free from San Francisco with a dead efi. Over the last several months I collected efi parts from anywhere and everywhere. I took it to a very knowledgeable shop that specializes in early fi. Dropped the tank and had it cleaned. The in tank pump was very dead so installed a fuel pickup from a Córdoba. Mounted an external pump with new wiring and hoses and filters matching original specifications. they flushed out the lines several times and installed nos im
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  15. These are some other pictures regarding the throttle linkage. Disconnect the throttle rods on the end of the steering column. Ensure that the lever arms work independently of each other so that it is not something in the steering box parts that is causing the spark to effect the throttle lever.
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  16. I was so thrilled when I fixed the hi-beam indicator in my ‘38 Plymouth. How’s that for small things that make us happy? Lol. nice garage door by the way.
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  17. I agree, the wood wheel with the short spoke of the 1930-35 era is just superb. I am most familiar with the 1931-33 era Franklin for that and they - if painted, not varnished natural wood color, personally to me look better then wire wheels. Easier to clean as well! Here is an advertisement by Motor wheel in the 1929 souvenir catalog for the Chicago custom body salon ( the first salon for Chicago for 1929, there were two - one in January, the later one in November) note that the wood and wire wheel interchange on one hub comment in the ad. the 60 page souvenir catalogs from the custom bo
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  18. Thanks John! The model will be about 430mm (16.9") long. I choose the short wheelbase of 143". The differential halves are now silver soldered and trimmed. Then, I checked for the offset of the differential and I noticed that I did an almost fatal error: I placed the differential in the middle! I will just have to make the RH side a bit longer and all will be good. The picture from the diff body is showing an aperture; this will be needed to install a collar to the drive shafts to have a positive location. The holes around the hole are to attach the cover. You will probably see t
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  19. There are only 4 of us interested, so we can go back and forth, although this is probably a good place to have a dedicated discussion on this car. Feels like a screaming deal at estimate on one hand, but on the other hand I posted a full restored double rear spare coupe for 96k which gives me pause. Then there is the 400k restoration to think about. But, the good news is you can probably bring it to Pebble no problemo as soon as you are finished dumping huge amounts of cash in to it.
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  20. This very attractive one with Castanga body is for sale for around 95k (that seems cheap to me). https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/lancia/dilambda/1929/693030 Dealer website: https://www.viamarco.com/for-sale/lancia-dilambda-coupe-1929/
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  21. Hello Joe, How successful has the trip been to the UK? Nice background information regarding Hayden Eames. It would certainly be interesting to know more of the "back story" of our early automobiles. Regards, Al
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  22. On Saturday, I drove my 1937 Century 130 miles round trip on our AACA Chapter's Annual BBQ Tour. We had great BBQ at Sid's BBQ in Beulaville, NC and enjoyed some shopping for baked goods and other sweet items at the Country Barn in Chinquapin, NC before returning to Wilmington.
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  23. Hayden Eames (pronounced "Ames"...the "E" is silent. It is a very old name in Massachusetts) was an ex-US Navy ordinance officer. He inspected Colt revolvers for the navy (his initials can be found on the M1899 Colt Navy revolver) and was later assigned to the Bridgeport Projectile Company where he became very friendly with Hiram Percy Maxim. When he left the Navy he went to work for Col. Pope of Columbia Bicycle (and Pope Hartford, Pope Toledo etc.). He introduced Maxim to Pope and his general manager. Maixm (who was the son of Hiram Maxim, inventor of the Maxim gun) became the chief automoti
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  24. Your' are more incorrigible than I am Jeff but it's a good find. In addition to being able to sharpen cutters and drills I suspect it will be useful for things it was never intended for. I've used my valve grinder for some odd things but that looks a good deal more useful.
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  25. Biggest Industrial Fire in History I was there Media 1953 Hydramatic Fire Livonia, Michigan I was there... Tell us your story > The biggest industrial fire in history took place in a General Motors plant on August 12, 1953 - a fifty million dollar loss. I was working there at that time. This was the Hydramatic plant on Plymouth Road, in Livonia, Michigan. Ternstedt Division, for whom I was working, was using the eastern portion of the building for two government contracts - one contract was for a state-of-the
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  26. There were a couple silcone monsters on the dance floor in my bar last night.
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  27. Took it out for a test run. Suddenly the front blinkers aren't working again... Never ends. But it does ride smooth.
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  28. Happy Saturday evening everyone. Just wanted to give a shout out to anyone considering attending the National this July. I attended the most recent meeting of the North East Ohio Chapter of the BCA regarding the Meet last night. Our plans are progressing very nicely,and it is VERY exciting to see the attention to detail evident in all that we are doing. Many thanks to Heather Banhidy ,who is spearheading the chapter's organization of this years meet. We have a super group of members involved,and you will not be disappointed in what we have planned, in scheduled activi
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  29. It seems to me there was an article about this process in the HCCA magazine several years ago. Possibly what Caddyshack is referring to. Thousands of discs { fins } for a radiator of much size. And at least a 2 step process, punch the blank disks, put the blanks into a two part die that stamps the corrugation's and the innermost turned up flange where the disks solder to the tube. You must have some long cold evenings on the farm that need make work projects. One of my Packard truck rads use similar tubes and fins. Except the tubes are straight and solder into a top and bottom "tube
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  30. I'm wondering, if this is where the Nationals should be next year? Space and time permitted? Mr. Earl, thank you for sharing your space with us. Very cool! Richie from Northern Indiana
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  31. June 27th, 2020 HERSHEY PA Mason-Dixon Chapter and Freysinger Buick/GMC will host their 12th annual Buick Show at the AACA Museum 161 Museum Drive Hershey, Pa. Peer judging with 6 Buick Classes, 3 classes for other makes modified and truck classes. Best of Show-Buick, Best of Show-other makes, Long Distance, Oldest Car. Dash plaques to the first 75 entries. Registration 8:30-10:30. Show 9-3. Registration $15. Registration includes 1 free admission to the AACA Museum. Contact, Larry DiBarry 717-263-3804, dibarjo@hotmail.com or Dick Beckley 717-395-7128. dbeckley@epix.net Website
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  32. Kind of a cold looking home, But WOW, what a view. I remember as a kid having to go up on the roof and rotating the TV antennas.
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  33. Yes we agree- they've been discussing it over in the CCCA forums. Very handsome car. Very cool car.
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  34. Vette-kid - I have been in touch with Mike Sisco the AACA lead. He has a huge inventory of parts he got out of an estate. He still has a lot of stuff to inventory but is willing to look. Seems like a really nice guy. I have not yet been able to talk to Joe of the Dodge Brothers Magazine so nothing to report there. But I'll keep trying.
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  35. Thank you for the fuel door lever and the bonus keychain! Beautiful!
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  37. A few observations about these kinds of collectibles that I've noted. I note most of the emblems in that collection were truck. I know there is a special market for truck stuff, and IMHO the scarcity of those kinds of emblems probably had an impact on prices. For any collectibles of this type, there will always be a few high-end collectors who will usually duke-it-out among themselves to acquire rare items. But, at the next step down the ladder, there is a drastic price difference. As a result, more common items go for much less. There seems to be room at that end for beginning colle
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  38. Spent some time today looking at some parts and making decisions with my friend Pat who is doing the real skilled work on the car. He picked up the front end and steering column today. We are replacing this pittman arm with a shortened unit, a popular Model A mod for easier steering. Note egg shaped ball. Typical of what we are seeing and likely untouched since new. Also pulled off brake rods and will be rebuilding the service brake cross shaft which has significant play in it now. One unusual thing was an extra leaf on the front leafspring I removed a couple weeks ago. Leafs
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  39. Production cars built to 1954 specifications began on the first day of Dec.1953 and ended the following Sept. 1954. New models appeared in showrooms Dec. 18, 1953. In the 54-25 Chieftain Six output totaled 22,670 cars with 19,666 standard shift and 3,004 with HydraMatic In the 54-27 Chieftain Eight Series 149,986 Pontiac's were made, 39,906 standard shift and 120,080 HydraMatic. In the 54-28 StarChief Eight 115,088 were made. 40% of all Pontiac production and 571 were standard shift and 114,517 were HydraMatic. Something you should know and Charles Coker will agree t
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  40. I got some more welding done on the belly pan form. With the front part of the form clamped to the chassis rails, I bent up pieces to shape the tapered tail and to go around the rear axle housing. Assembly was a little like trying to build a bridge by starting at the top and working down to the supports, except this bridge was even upside down. I didn't want to weld the wires together where they were contacting the chassis because I didn't want to burn the paint. I wound up welding on lots of extra pieces of rod to get some supports, pre-welded a bunch of the pieces together, and finally p
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  41. I have had this Auburn knockoff for nearly 50 years,bought it from a old time local scrapyard. it's a heavy paperweight! I would guess 1930 vintage?
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  42. Amen to all the comments made.
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  43. A bit more progress. Frame is all repaired, and with first coat of primer.
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  44. Hang in there Randy. I was just reminded today, Spring is right around the corner! 😉
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