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  1. 45 degrees in Mass today. Perfect for 94 year old guys to drive their cars.
    5 points
  2. Suddenly I wish I wasn't slung so under.
    5 points
  3. Kids fed and happily ignoring me: Dads garage is more interesting, warmer, and I have some parts to box up there.
    5 points
  4. Here is my 1931 Reo Royale Victoria 8 - 31 before I started on the wood rebuilding which all has to be replaced right down to the sills. There is only a few of these 8 - 31 known to survive. A Royale in a forest metal rotted out. [ middle picture ] A Royale member in Alaska saved this Royale [ bottom picture } and had it shipped to his home.
    5 points
  5. I know this probably doesn't directly have anything to do with Buicks but it does have to do with my Daughter Sarah who was at the 100th in Flint and at least 2 BDE meets over the years. She is a true Buick lover and is currently on an underway aboard the USS San Jacinto with the task force led by the USS Eisenhower. I am very proud of her for so many reasons and she sent me a message the other day saying that since leaving they have not been allowed to touch land. They will probably not see any port visits until at least May so I asked her what she would like me to send in the way of things t
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  7. This just showed up in today's Toronto Sun chain of papers
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  8. This is a tough position! Let me start from the end. There are no affordable hobbies. Even gardening can be expensive. But it helps to focus on something that brings you joy. 40 is a scary time. For many it is a perception that things are moving forward while perhaps you think you are stagnant. Or maybe an awakening to one's mortality, and that there may not be enough time to accomplish what you want to do. But from my experience it is actually a time when magic happens. You may suddenly realize that opportunities exist and you're qualified to step into them. Things can happen
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  9. Ted, I love the work on the truck. This forum is a great way to take a break from the stress and reality of the 24/7 news about the virus. It is important that we should all be informed, but we also need time to stop and breathe, and this is the place to go. Thanks, John
    4 points
  10. Same license plate, happier times.
    4 points
  11. I do not think a lack of interest in mechanics is surprising. The only aspect of restoration that is consistently rewarded is cosmetics.
    4 points
  12. I believe a main reason for this is no one seems to have the same idea what a restoration is. There’s no actual definition as far as our car hobby goes. What Joe might think is a full restoration, might be half of what Bob might consider a restoration. I do not understand though how those basic three that you mention, and I’ll add another, safe, aren’t a priority with anyone who restores a vehicle. If anyone looks at my restoration thread, you will see that I go completely through the front axle with all its components making all like brand new. King pins are always fully checked and even if j
    4 points
  13. I am a new member after recently acquiring what I believe is a factory 1929 Studebaker 8 Roadster. My extensive search has not resulted in finding any factory RHD models of this model. Could anyone identify the origins or any information relating to this vehicle ?
    3 points
  14. Happened to run across this while on Youtube, not sure if I ever posted it, has it really been seven years since I retired. A bit personal but definitely Buick related. Lil Rivi-Airhead. Sure miss these folks. Watch all the way through to see why everyone's arms go in the air. Buick Power
    3 points
  15. Most people here know I have had a desire to own a 1990 select 60. Well, not exactly a select 60 but check it out, I just purchased this car. For you Corvette fans it's a 1964, 327/300 HP #s matching car with a Muncie 4 speed transmission, AM/FM radio, both hard top and soft top in white, trim tag 936/491DE identifies it as correct white car with two tone white/red interior and knock off wheels. The word of the day is thrilled!!🥂🇺🇸😎
    3 points
  16. There is an attorney , an AACA member, who specializes in this kind of problem in the area. I you need his help happy to pass along his info.
    3 points
  17. I had the Model T out briefly today, but no pictures. But since photos from prior events seem to be welcome on this thread, here are a couple of Stanley shots. One was taking firing up on a misty dawn at the HCCA 1-and 2-cylinder tour last September on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake. The other was taken arriving at the coffee stop at a real cars and coffee on a very cold fall day about a year and a half ago.
    3 points
  18. My winter garage is a table in our sunroom. Here are some recent garage projects. I really enjoy the posts of the real cars, this was great idea.
    3 points
  19. 1965 Cadillac upper headlamp bezel....
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  20. Things are still pretty quiet up here. The '25 Buick has been run recently. The '29 McLaughlin and '21 Chevy are ready to run. Sometimes it's nice just to go out and "visit". The half doors in front of the "29 are for the latest stablemate,a 1999 Jeep TJ Sahara. They are a rare commodity here in rust free or unmodified condition.This one spent it's life in BC and Arizona,with many of it's miles logged up behind a big motorhome. While not a recognized collector vehicle yet, I feel it's worth preserving. Besides,I just like Jeeps,pre-2007. It remains to be seen if there will be any place to driv
    3 points
  21. I said before that they will be older pictures... The 1928 A phaeton was sold to someone in northern Vermont, and my 1929 roadster wound up in Switzerland shortly before moving from Maine to North Carolina. My 26 T is being stored in a friends garage while I have the Pierce engine apart in my small 2-car garage but gets out occasionally even though the traffic here is terrible for the 35MPH driving! And my “newest” toy is a 1931 Pierce-Arrow, which is pretty much out for the count as the place making my new pistons is in California... That later A is a friends car that
    3 points
  22. Don the roof framing was completely gone and I did not have any patterns only a picture of the wood framing a Royale member gave me. I designed my own roof wood framing with the arc and chamber made from cardboard templates. Luckily the other wood was good enough to use as patterns. The tricky part was trying put the wood sills exactly into their position under the sheet metal sides of the car. I had made a jig up for reference so it was just time consuming positioning the body on the sills. The wood trouble was caused by the car been stored outside in Utah where they
    3 points
  23. Good Morning Everyone, first cup of coffee is on hand and here's what I decided to bring out today, not totally free from it's winter slumber but the sun is shining here so maybe a run around the block later
    3 points
  24. Its curved to match the top piece. Keeps the wires in line.. ill get ya a picture with some dimentions later today... John.
    3 points
  25. Tonight I finished making my battery cables. I grounded the battery to the frame as original and also to the transmission. Added an electrical cutoff switch in the positive line to the starter.
    3 points
  26. To our valued members: The AACA and its affiliates are monitoring issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as abiding by the CDC and other governmental agency recommendations. Our members are our utmost concern and we will make notifications as necessary should our events or operations be affected in any way. The AACA office and Library is now back to work in the building but due to Covid and a consolidation of all staff to the library portion of our building by June 30 we are keeping the building locked and not allowing guests for the time being. We will be m
    3 points
  27. I saw this fabulous slide at a site I discovered on facebook and figured this one needed to be here. The full title of the slide is Street Scene, Saskatoon Credit Union Federation 9th Annual Convention held at Watrous, Saskatchewan, Canada on June 23, 1947. Cars aren't the main subject matter but there are HUNDREDS of well done late 40's/50's slides there >>> https://everettbakerslides.smugmug.com/Photography I went through only the first of 4 albums.
    2 points
  28. Beautiful sunny Spring day with UV rays pouring from the sky. We took a ride along the Lake Ontario State Parkway today. The parking areas at Hamlin Beach State Park had an impressive number of cars. Many people out walking and well spaced. Blue water all the way to Canada. Somewhere in the city Jimmy and Lois were hiding under Clark's desk. And he was interviewing other reporters for tonight's news. He's ready.
    2 points
  29. Hi Phil... found it.... John
    2 points
  30. AJ...you don't look or act like a day over 90! Big Al looks good.....it was fun to have him and your mom down here the other day.
    2 points
  31. We have a similar shirt in Arizona except it has a outline of state of California in red with the hammer and sickle and says " Don't let this happen to our state"
    2 points
  32. Detroit Public Library: View of a 1934 Pierce-Arrow convertible coupe roadster. Printed on front: "Salon. 1934 Pierce-Arrow." Handwritten on back: "Pierce-Arrow, 1934. 1934 Pierce-Arrow, Model 1240A, 12 cy., 175 h.p., 139" whb. -p. convertible coupe roadster. License plate: Land of Lincoln. 2119000. Illinois, 1950."
    2 points
  33. Hood is also covered, Great photos! Bob
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  34. For that reason alone that cup is worth more than the contents of the garage
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  35. Cheers to that cup! And the shop is pretty darn nice as well! Don
    2 points
  36. Isn't that high priced "patina"?
    2 points
  37. Ah, it follows the curve! Gotcha. Thank you! Phil
    2 points
  38. John is correct, these pics are from a 1950 Pontiac shop manual showing the piece in question is indeed the same curved shape as the top. The ignition wires lay in the there side by side.
    2 points
  39. Good morning all you early and late risers. My cuppa comes form a local coffee roasters company "Just Us", and I prefer their Italian grind, specs for tasting notes say "high roast, high body, low acidity"! The '31 Chevrolet is a Special Coach, a term used in Canada for Deluxe models, has side-mounts, cowl lights etc, currently self -quarantined! The '31 Chrysler CD8 Roadster is in for minor repairs, should be finished in a year or so. To prove I am up to date, here interestingly enough is today's local paper which I picked up at end of driveway this am while out photographing the cars. You g
    2 points
  40. I had a thread some time ago regarding my Snap-On item. It's a display case shaped like a typical garage with a removable plexi cover. I use it to hold some of my model cars and trucks. Bought it in Rhinebeck over 20 years ago. When I brought it up several years ago, no one had ever seen one like it... Frank
    2 points
  41. Yes, you can use it. If you want a drain use a T plus your fittings. Some of the six cylinder tanks are larger but other then that I know of no difference.
    2 points
  42. G’day, There were many different Stewart Vacuum tanks on many different marques of car. the early DB cars had one outlet on the base to the carburettor. The essex had two outlets, the one in the centre was the drain and the one closer to the side was to the carburettor. The centre drain allowed any water collected to be drained off. I am not sure if later DB cars had one or two. Regards, Nige.
    2 points
  43. Well, The photo was taken on State Street in Ludlow Mass, my hometown of fifty years. I can tell you if the Packard exists, I have never seen it. I have heard a rumor of a similar vehicle in New England, but can not prove it’s veracity.
    2 points
  44. In some ways maybe but man at all the things I thought I would have accomplished/completed and or gotten to by now. Advice to those approaching retirement, double the dollars that you think you will need and divide by two the projects you plan to accomplish... you'll still likely come out short on both though.
    2 points
  45. This was last Sunday: A most pleasurable task was accomplished today. I woke my Model T up from its’ winter nap and prepared it for the coming driving season.My son stepped right up and offered to take it for a shakedown cruise. I planned on being the copilot until the queen of their household pulled rank on me. Needless to say Grandpa was a pushover! Veronica is looking forward to learning to drive a Model T when she is tall enough.
    2 points
  46. Also, with our older engines that often have worn distributor lobes, the correct point gap does not translate to the correct dwell. A dwell meter when used correctly will result in the correct dwell.
    2 points
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