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  1. SO nice the car was restored to the original sedate colors and not like so many cars in the past 30 years , been restored with bright colors ( ie yellow fenders purple body) and over plated - wheels , door hinges, etc and no extra Trippe lamps mounted to the front.
    8 points
  2. The worst part is when you stop for a while and just can't find the energy to continue. It's like writer's block. You just have to power through and continue.
    8 points
  3. Found in a small Canadian town outside the city in a guys field couple years ago. Young guy traded his truck for this and was going to drop a V8 in it and change the rims/tires, etc. Last year for the straight 8 engine and first year for the Star Chief. Came with original bill of sale from Big Sandy Montana. Definitely loved by past and present owner.
    6 points
  4. My first antique car. Re painted by the PO in 1960. Driven on Glidden 34. It will be back on tour this spring
    6 points
  5. Ed, I know I speak for almost everyone on this forum when i say THANK YOU for keeping it original!!! As you know many would have converted this into a "Trailer Queen". I made this mistake on several cars myself including a 31 Cad V-12 with 34K original miles. As I aged in the hobby I realized the historical value of unrestored cars that you can drive and enjoy.
    6 points
  6. 5 points
  7. Update: After a LONG journey we are now street legal with the White. Took it to lunch, and back to the shop to finish up the afternoon. Then took it out for a forty mile drive.....in southern Florida rush hour traffic. Car is getting better and better with every mile........I intended to adjust the brakes. With all the use they have new settled down and seem set in.......so, we will let them be for a while and see where we end up with them. It’s quite a blast to have a new to me car that is sorted before I ever drove it. It doesn’t have any bad habits. And with each new mile
    5 points
  8. I am the opposite as well. I can get way more done when I am alone compared to having a helper. I do on occasion call one of the kids to help with something heavy or to hold the bolt while I got to the other side to start the nut kind of a thing. I am always talking to myself, Once in awhile I get caught having one of my private discussions with myself. They all think I am crazy anyway.
    4 points
  9. My '13 Touring out a couple years back.
    4 points
  10. Ed, fascinating story and a great adventure! Thank you for sharing this step by step process with the rest of us. This is the type of thing that makes for a truly interesting story for most car guys and that has been proven through the number of posts and interest that has been shown in this story. I can only dream of such an adventure but I know in my heart I am not the right guy for such a car. You are obviously the right guy. I had the pleasure of riding with Willis Abel in his Stanley Steamer a number of years ago and I was so excited I thought "WOW! how I'd love to own a machine like this
    3 points
  11. Finding enough disposable spare cash to buy the parts when you need them. It seems like every time I need a major part I have to stop working on the car until I can save the dollars to pay for it. I refuse to just credit card it. But it does help to have a wife that supports your hobby and tries to save some $ where she can. I do appreciate that greatly. Now if I can just convince her to get her hands greasy!
    3 points
  12. As usual, opinions ALL OVER the place. Any printed item is outdated before press time. Any online item is outdated by the time the first reader sees same. Let's just enjoy our BUICKS! Ben
    3 points
  13. As I was inspecting and cleaning up the wiring I didn't like the look of the fuse block, so I took it out and cleaned it up as well as I could. I'll check the resistance across all contacts tomorrow. I also assembled all of the freshly-plated trans and throttle linkage.
    3 points
  14. The garage is much safer than our house........as a matter of fact, we go to the garage as a shelter in the event of any storm that is a two or higher. You can get some sleep now........the posting will slow. We will do a decent video......probably 20 minute or better. We can’t edit video, so it will be rough around the edges. But it will show it going down the road, going through the gears, ect. Looking forward to driving it now....
    3 points
  15. Today, ahead of the bad weather I decided to take the car to work. Also got the correct thermal type turn signal flasher relay from Napa. Now it's all boarded up inside the garage. Weather eye on the horizon again. Phil
    3 points
  16. Ed, a heartfelt thankyou for keeping me up every night for the past three months. It has been a fantastic story that I have re read several times. Stay safe and away from hurricanes. I trust that you have a safe shelter should one hit.
    3 points
  17. You'd be welcome any time Ed but I'm sure we'd have so much to talk about that very little work would get done. This whole project has been an adventure - and yes, I realize I have a very odd notion of what constitutes entertainment. So far, this had gone well - I give credit to the White for going a long way to contributing to my skill set. If this comes out right I'll probably think I can make anything...
    3 points
  18. We will shoot a video soon with the tablet.....better sound, better field of view. And a nice drive along the ocean. Should have it done by the weekend. Then the thread will start winding down. Ed
    3 points
  19. After the adjustment was done it was send back to the paintshop. They have started the final fitment, hopefully it is only a few weeks and it is painted.
    3 points
  20. My 1930 DeSotoCK6 Rumble seat coupe. One of 600 total Canadian DeSoto production in 1930
    3 points
  21. That’s correct, the Zust was found in Dawson City. It is speculated that there was a connection between the Guggenheim family who owned a mining company in Dawson and also owner of the New York Times who was a sponsor of the race, was able to acquire the vehicle believing that since it made it around the world that it would be a good vehicle for the poor roads in Dawson. Of course the car would have been wore right out by the time it made it up there, with people not understanding that it wasn’t necessarily the car that made it, rather the determination of the men who got it there. Met
    2 points
  22. Jeff, Thank you so much for all you have done to keep your Great Grandfather's remarkable story alive! Fifty years ago, when I was in grade school I purchased "The Race Around the World" by Robert Jackson. I think I have pretty much worn that little book out - Its still a cherished part of my collection. Your Great Grandfather and the entire Flyer crew have always been hero's to me. Best regards, Terry Harper
    2 points
  23. Been spending the last few days working on the FOR. Cleaning and adjusting things for the show in Gettysburg on November 7.
    2 points
  24. Some more about the Zust on Vancouver Island. The story about it being found in Seton Portage is wrong. I don't know where I got it, but it is definitely not true. However, it is the car that was in the race and it did finish it. The Thomas arrived in Paris on July 30, 1908. The Zust arrived 48 days later. The London Daily Mail had contracted with a Zust crew member to send them regular updates on their progress. It had been agreed that the Zust would go to England for a time to be displayed at the London Zust dealer. Following that, as the car was being driven to the Folkes
    2 points
  25. Have to wonder if its a KX code car. Engine patina seems to match appropriately. Too bad about the back end!
    2 points
  26. The car is a 1947 or 48 Kaiser Special - the only real difference in years would be the hood and trunk script. The Frazer was a separate make but still manufactured by KF. Essentially the same body but different grille and bumpers on the exterior.
    2 points
  27. The interior (especially the dashboard, door panels & carpet) looks pretty nasty and two of the headliner bows are on the floor in front of the back seat. The hood ornament's missing and the car doesn't run. Looks like the driver's door doesn't want to stay open. Also some rust repair was done under the taillights and the bottom of the trunk lid has rust bubbles under the paint so a thorough rust inspection would be in order (especially underneath) on a unibody car like this from the northeast. Not saying this is a bad car but all these things are possible red flags and the car should be
    2 points
  28. PAINTING! Painting day I get up shower and wash my hair. No deoderant. It's been a restless night rehearsing in my mind the plan. The shop floor has been wet mopped the day before and everything laid out. My wife knows not to bother me before I go to the shop. Best not to even talk to me. The source of my tension is because I KNOW, no matter how careful or prepared I am something will go wrong. A fish eye will appear in the first coat, a bug will Kamakazi onto a panel, a paint drop will leave the gun to find bad place to land, the air hose is always trying to brush the last coat
    2 points
  29. 2 points
  30. Hi All, Update on the doors. They will be installed Thursday morning, a few days early. I put up some insulation over the weekend. 7 rolls of R19 in the walls. Will need another 6 or 7 rolls to finish the walls in the addition. Have decided on drywall for the walls. Will start on the far end wall and front right wall. These walls will be for storage. Bought the concrete sealer but the weather has been either rainy or damp, so will have to wait for a nice clear day. But I have it so I can do at any time. Start of insulation. Have to
    2 points
  31. That was the first video I came to that half ass represented the simple point I was trying to make which was don't try to correct axle dragging by throwing a bunch of weight on the rear of a trailer, tha's all. I've gotten on the road with cars without engines loaded on trailer frontward and stopped and turned them around to see if there was improvement, sometimes yes sometimes no, generally depending on if it was a long body Buick or short. Loaded a 76 Estate Wagon in Mobile Alabama once and hit the interstate and the trailer was wagging like a puppies tail, exited at the next exit and pulle
    2 points
  32. Black pipe is the prefered pipe. Galvanized pipe flakes off on the inside and ends up in your air tools. Whatever you do, DON'T use pvc. It shatters if it breaks and sends shards into anyone standing near. Besides that, if a fire is near it, it melts and released a blast of air that turns it into a blow torch.
    2 points
  33. Today I'm back to working on the dividing head, getting it set up to cut the teeth in the White water pump drive gear. There are 4 gears in the train that uses the head to rotate the gear while it is being milled...the two driving gears are mounted on the lead screw of the mill and the driving worm on the dividing head. The other two gears are mounted on a stud and connect these two in a ratio that will give the correct lead. The stud is adjustable and there are 4 holes, two in the head and two in the table of the mill, to mount it depending on the size of the gears be
    2 points
  34. When I moved in, you smelled fresh cut hay and cow manure. Now, my animals piss off the neighbors..........I am an official working farm. The new neighbors went after me for my trailer, equipment, roosters crowing, and my 1 ton truck .....which are all prohibited by the NEW zoning laws. As a working farm, I am exempt. They took me to civil court......and it got thrown out.........so I then complimented them by parking all my equipment out on the roadside instead of the parking area 800 feet off the road.........The best part is the guy who took me to court would push his snow down the hill and
    2 points
  35. My problem is that a tenth of a millimeter is .039...roughly .004 while a hundredth of a millimeter is .0039, less than half a thousandth. For machine work on cars I find that tenths are too coarse and hundredths are too fine. What really bothers me the most is that the political "leaders" who foist these things on us have no conception of the problems they cause and, generally, no concern for anyone outside their own rather narrow circle. Back when it was predicted that it was inevitable that the US would adopt the metric system I had a friend who was an electrical engineer. He was all for me
    2 points
  36. Here is more of the story of the 1905 Oldsmobile that Fred Bell owned (mentioned earlier). This information is from an article in the December 2006 / January 2007 issue of the VCCC magazine The Vintage Car. As Fred indicated the frame and engine had been rescued by Ram McGladery in 1968. Apparently the engine had been used to power a boat for some time and eventually was discarded in a dump on one of the local islands. There wasn't much to work with. The engine had serial number P.E.CO.1, which was believed to be Packard Electric Company #1. This would make it the first Oldsm
    2 points
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