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  1. I didn't get as much done tonight as I'd hoped just because re-engineering my engine stand took longer than expected. I had to get the front cover off, which meant removing the front engine mounts, which meant removing the front stand that holds up half the engine. This V12 is much too long and heavy to be supported by one stand so I needed a support up front to take the place of that front stand. No problem, just some 2x4s to prop it up and keep it steady while I paint the block. Once that was in place, I removed the 22 nuts that hold the front cover in place then gently pried it
    9 points
  2. I just stumbled across this while trying to find the listing for the 1926 "Buick" from another thread - safe to say this guy has had enough of the 1% that really annoy the rest of us.... https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Cowl-shell-1924-27-Buick-1924-1925-1926-1927-GM-Hot-Rat-Rod/154387626737?hash=item23f2383af1:g:taYAAOSw9CdgWq5c
    7 points
  3. HERSHEY! That's my favorite car based reality show. Come early and enjoy the swap meet too. Terry
    7 points
  4. The hand brake lever is looking a lot like a sculpture from the Swiss Giacometti, but has no value compared to his "marvels"! For the moment, there is just the profile from that lever and the lower part is far from finished: there will be a fork for the pawl. I will first doing the upper part and then the lower one. On the real car, this lever is about 20" tall from the axle to the end...Imagine that is a car from today!
    6 points
  5. This forum was never meant to replace local and national activities, but instead provide an alternate way to communicate with fellow hobbyists. COVID has escalated forum participation for no other than reason other activities have been limited. With our continued use of masks and social distancing, and more widespread distribution of the vaccine, local and national activities will be in full swing soon! I got my second COVID shot today. It gives me hope that activities will return soon that let us share our old cars in person and to interact with fellow hobbyists face-to-face.
    5 points
  6. To me total membership is somewhat less important than actual engaged participation. In almost every car club I'm actively involved with 20% of the members do 80% of the work anyway. I doubt very much my experience is vastly different from anyone else in that regard. There is a lot to be said for quality over quantity. That said, I'm always happy to see new faces getting involved!
    4 points
  7. Derham Body Co. of Rosemont, Pa. built this town car body on a Chrysler Chassis in 1937. Lower body structure below the belt line was Chrysler sedan and modifications were done above that and to the interior. With the Great Depression going on the demand for custom bodied luxury cars grew less , among one of the reasons was that the wealthy people who could afford a custom car did not want to be "in the face" of many who had no jobs nor enough to eat, so some cars were still being built for customers by Derham but were not as dramatic in appearance. Derham also became a dealership for Chrysler
    4 points
  8. Finished the back of the seat where the hood attaches to. Seems to fit nicely and finishes of the back Started on the rear seat base. We’ll see how this goes , hopefully not in the bin.
    4 points
  9. This is the model of car that was driven by the odd family that lived down the street from you in 1957...a family that may have actually been...beings from another planet! Love these Nashes! The styling screams, "Take me to your leader!"
    4 points
  10. If we are talking about stuff you can find on the tube I really like Restoration Garage on Motor Trend TV. David Grainger is amazing, very car and restoration savvy, interesting to listen to and covers anything from putting some new trim in a Model A to ground up replication of a 1935 Bugatti Aerolithe. He owns a real world restoration shop called The Guild of Automotive Restorers in Bradford, Ontario Canada. He also is a farmer, has connections all over Europe, repairs antique watches and collects antique tractors and aircraft. You can check out his day job on his website here...
    4 points
  11. Ran a few errands today. And saw a prime sign of Spring in this area
    4 points
  12. I have always said to use the 80/20 rule. 80% of the persons out there are reasonable, no problem. 20% want to complain no matter the circumstance. If you do anything for the 20%, 80% of the 20% will be satisfied or somewhat satisfied. It is the 20% of the 20% that no matter what you do they will always be unhappy and their mission in life is to make everyone around them and who they meet miserable and unhappy. That is the 4% of the population. Matt's statement that 1% is low. I concur.
    4 points
  13. Recently added Affordable EFi to my 51 Super convert. Starts and runs great, added aluminum radiator also. Will update as I put on some more miles.
    3 points
  14. Not my car. I was so overwhelmed by this Buick Super I had to pass it on. Check out the web site. Link below. 1954 Buick Super Riviera 322/236HP V8 2 Door Hardtop Stock # 4939 for sale near Torrance, CA | CA Buick Dealer (thewestcoastclassics.com)
    3 points
  15. Yes, Gateway doesn't have quite the ebay feedback rating it should and yes, this one could've been cleaned up a bit more for a few of the photos and had the spotlights removed, but these cars sure are pretty. The '67 has probably edged out the '63 as my favorite Galaxie in terms of looks. The hardtops are especially nice looking, but I like these convertibles, too, especially in these colors. From the ad: 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 XL | eBay "Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is pleased to offer another one to our fun in the sun category- a very pretty 1967 Ford
    3 points
  16. That is a disservice to CL lawn mower ads.
    3 points
  17. A few accessories visible on this '28 Packard six (5-33) sedan.
    3 points
  18. Bill, Yes indeed. This Cadillac has the Derham script badge emblem that was starting to be used by them in about 1941. If you look on the photo of the 1937 town car I posted just in front of the lower front door bottom hinge you will see a small triangle shield shape. That was the Derham badge in use just about from the teens up until 1941. Leather roofs - yes I recall the installation on the 1931 Franklin victoria very well, the upholsterer had a devil of a time trying to get hides large enough to do the job without a lot of seams being placed where they weren't originally. If you get a
    3 points
  19. if it's any help, the wheel opening mouldings are the same for both. they used to install them just down the line from me at the GM plant in 1965.
    3 points
  20. The dual spotlights need to go! Nice car with good lines and complimentary color scheme.
    3 points
  21. Thankfully, the new Jay Leno video linked above fills the void. He shows how it operates and takes it on the road. Isn't it great when inactive cars, especially rare ones, are lovingly cared for and brought back into activity?
    3 points
  22. LOL.. Yep. But bonnie was cute. This one wore combat boots, was what we called a three bagger, and would cus and fight better than most of the men around here Padgett.
    3 points
  23. I think '65 Pontiac Bonneville wagons look real good with skirts. Craig
    3 points
  24. Took the '91 Reatta out of storage for the Spring/Summer/Fall seasons. Ran it on the highway for 25 miles...didn't want to stop driving because it ran so well. Next week its in for its annual MA state safety inspection with oil change/lube and biennial radiator flush:
    3 points
  25. I've made a few friends this week and Aaron just sent me this clipping of Petty using a Ford wedge back hauler... just when everyone said it never happened here's proof. I'm stirring up a lot of memories on the Petty pages and the Bobby Allison pages on social media. Here's to hoping someone out there will remember this truck and who was using it. There was a truck fabrication company in Charlotte called Baker Truck Body and I'm chasing after some info from one of the fabricators. My vin decode says my truck was from the Charlotte dealer region.
    3 points
  26. Wow, a beautiful UNTOUCHED Henney Jr.! Henney attempted to produce a low priced professional car by using a short wheelbase. In classic fashion their historical build standards were so high that the small car ended up costing as much as a full size professional car to produce. They had to sell them for less to be competitive and despite losing money on each one they built, they just could not make up the difference in volume. Henney won the government contract and a large part of the Jr. production went to the military. Professional car collectors like t
    3 points
  27. David better hope none of the chapel benches need to be reupholstered...
    3 points
  28. True, but the REAL question is why would you ruin the look of a car with fender skirts? Only 2 things worse: big ugly visor & hydraulics.
    3 points
  29. I got motivated Saturday and put the body back on the rolling chassis. all new body mounts and hardware. I put a bolted body mount in place of the rubber puck puck to give the car a little stiffer chassis. Still a lot more work to be done but every step is progress.
    3 points
  30. I am always looking for 1957 license plates with my county code on them, because you can register your car to them in Indiana and use them. I decided to check Ebay for a 1958 one and wouldn't you know what I found? A sample plate, brand new in original envelope, with my county code on it. Perfect!
    3 points
  31. Jay Leno just released a new video on his: It is interesting that this car apparently doesn't have its original valve (?) cover. The Leno car has one with "Owen Magnetic" cast in the side. Jay said the original was so porous that it leaked oil out of every pore, so he couldn't really drive the car. He scanned it and used a 3D printer to mock up a replacement. Once satisfied with it, he had a shop make a new one out of aluminum.
    3 points
  32. I think his 1% figure is way low.
    3 points
  33. I used to have to go to swap meets within driving distance, slog through rain and mud, dig through boxes of rusty junk that may or may not fit my car, all just to find spare parts. Now I sit in my favorite chair and browse, and then it gets delivered to my front door a few days later.
    3 points
  34. Apologies if this site has been posted before - I just ran across it: Anthony's Model Cars Some pretty awesome models and dioramas, e.g.,
    2 points
  35. Greetings from Australia..I'm Dave, my first post and new to these type of forums but I have been involved in antique (or vintage cars here) and classic cars, for nearly 40 years.. From 28,32 Dodges & 37,38 Chev sedans, 67 impala, early and late ford trucks 40, 46 jailbars, 69, 71 ford pickups..loads in between.. can't remember them all! Just love fixing or playing around with them. A few snapshots of the 1960 Buick Electra 225 which is taking up premium real estate in my workshop.. I'm a heavy transport diesel mechanic now, but started turning spanner on all sorts of automobile
    2 points
  36. Unfortunately, I think many clubs will consolidate in the future. Nature of the beast. Demographics, on line chat rooms, Facebook clubs, Ext.............. no one is going to throw running and driving cars away.......but prices and events will surly be different in the future. Personally, I have been doing much more of the “email and Facebook” club events since the pandemic hit. Time will tell.......
    2 points
  37. That photo would look all the more appropriate with a full load of bricks in the back, lumber on the roof piled 6 feet high, and a loaded cargo trailer being dragged behind it! Craig
    2 points
  38. 1928 series 114, the smaller Buicks of that year. Also fit 1926/27 Standard six cars.
    2 points
  39. went out this weekend as I understand it. And they are sending post card to those without email. Only gonna cost $1700....what a deal!
    2 points
  40. I keep searching - the truth is I was really hoping to find a pit picture with Petty using the truck but, I found this picture. It doesn't explain the blue paint but if it is the same truck if it is an ex Woods Brothers that just as cool
    2 points
  41. Harold Lloyd's "Get out and get under".
    2 points
  42. I don't know. I'd suggest call these people. They say for '65 the same skirt fits either 2 door or 4 door, so that might include wagon. Is this the tpye? http://fenderskirtdepot.com/Chevy/
    2 points
  43. I chickened out and sent these away to Southern California to be straightened and polished, let's just say I didn't want to make them worse! One had two holes that needed to be repaired. I'm from Canada and I don't find the cost of some work done in the U.S. being stupid expensive. What kills us is the foreign exchange, custom, duties, taxes and shipping. I shipped two! The box was huge but weighed less than 10 lbs, shipping two never made the box any bigger.... so why not have two 37 Buick nose pieces fixed for about double the price but only pay shipping for one.
    2 points
  44. After a brief haitus, I was able to get back on the parts car. Got the dash out.I also got the hood off. The springs were challenging to get off. It took a lever, hook and chain to do the job. Then, after unbolting, I laid the hood on a slopping 2 x 4 and carefully slid it towards the front of the car until I was comfortable enough to pick it up and move it.The rear seat is out and the front seat is unbolted. I will worry about how to get it out later. Transmission will probably next.
    2 points
  45. So I spent 1/2 an hour today prepping for the tire change. Most of that was taping up the rim - painters tape first then gorilla tape on top and carefully sliced along the age with a razor blade. Most of this is advice I got from Ed mixed in with my real experience changing my first snap ring tire. Actually changing the tire took exactly 1 hour. Most of that was getting the old tire off. 1. Remove all stickers from the new tire, inside and out. Any minor piece of anything on the inside of the tire will cause problems for the tube. 2. Prep the wheel wi
    2 points
  46. Nothing highly polished here, much easier on the eyes.
    2 points
  47. More busywork on Sunday with degreasing the engine block and crankcase, cleaning the tops of the pistons, and oiling the cylinders so they stay limber in preparation for use. I rolled the engine outside so I could really get after the grunge all over it. Soak it with degreaser, hose it off gently (keep water out of the cylinders and valves!), then repeat. Blast it with the air gun to get all the water out of the nooks and crannies, then hose it down liberally with brake cleaner to get any oil that may be left and displace any water still clinging to it. Let it sit in the sun to really dry out.
    2 points
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