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  1. I'm doing Ed a favor. This is getting picked up Thursday and I got it running so we don't have to push it on to the trailer.
    8 points
  2. I painted the crankcase tonight and it turned out pretty well. I spent a lot of time masking off the blocks, starting with some 1/4-inch fine line tape around the base. It's critical that the line be crisp and in exactly the right spot so that it doesn't look like the engine was painted after it was assembled. Blocks masked off and crankcase ready for paint. Then I gave it another wipe-down with lacquer thinner and sprayed it with Plasti-Kote cast aluminum paint. This paint was recommended by AB-Buff (Lynn) as the same stuff a lot of restorers use for their cran
    8 points
  3. Nice morning here for painting. All looks ok so far but that can change in the next hour or so. Some little bug will think it’s fun to play in wet paint with his mates. 🤨
    7 points
  4. Took about 30 minutes
    6 points
  5. Another update..........the Chinese points don't fit correctly, can't be adjusted correctly, and float over 1200 rpm. Typical one size fits all Chinesium junk with poor spring pressure. So a correct American set of points is on the way. Typical running problem where you find multiple issues.............we will get it all correct. 👍
    5 points
  6. 5 points
  7. One step back today... well yesterday really today I just drive. My radiator is in need of a bath and I found a repair shop a few hours away that specializes in car, truck, and tractor radiator service in a predominantly tobacco farming area... on top of that they have been there since 1927 and the owner knew what a honeycomb radiator was! Once you start looking for a radiator shop you find out quickly that it’s a dying breed, and sadly one that Matt Hinson mentioned recently is no longer able to do the work because his radiator guy was killed in a motorcycle accident.
    5 points
  8. Put some brake fluid in the ol' '31 DB so I can stop better.
    5 points
  9. A tiny spring...No rocket science, isn't it? Well, if only I would have fingers' size in relation to the spring! It went twice in the air, found it on the floor both times, a luck! Now, the hand brake lever is functional; I hope that after the plating (only the tiny rod is painted), there will be enough play at the handle and pawl to let the spring doing his job, because his strength is rather limited! I will go now to the other side of the transmission: one cover must be done plus the brake and clutch support which is bolted to the transmission. I think I will need again the help from Ale
    5 points
  10. That is one 1950 Chrysler beater cpe.😬 It belongs in the cemetery. Keep looking and buy a good car.
    4 points
  11. Best colors on worst year. Lots of money spent, but lots of alternatives for less. A study in contradictions. I keep waiting for these to really take off, but aside from a few anomalies that pop up every now and then (which is why everyone thinks they're taking off) values always seem to flatten out again. I think a big part of it is that these are advanced collector cars, not for the beginner. Lots of guys see them on TV and want to have one then realize that it's $2000/year in maintenance just to own it, never mind feeding, insuring, and housing it. It is absolutely the American
    4 points
  12. That picture with the thresher is priceless! I have seen those big steamers running at shows but to see a 'real life' picture of one in action is awsome. Thank You for posting this.
    4 points
  13. Spent the day masking and blocking the body back with 320g. Then a quick orbi with 400g. She’s all ready for me to paint in the morning if the wind settles here. I’ll be up before the sparras fart to give it a top coat.
    4 points
  14. Just getting started on what Ted Aschman used to say was was the worst job of Model T Ford ownership. New bands. If my grandson stops by sometime during this process I will send him to the house to see grandma. I do not wish to “expand his vocabulary” as I work on this project.........
    4 points
  15. The work continues on the left rear door jam and quarter panel. I cut out a nearly top to bottom strip from the quarter panel. This was rusty from way back and had been filled in and nicely painted over. The section on the bottom I left in place to provide some support to keep every thing in alignment, as the rest of skin was very flimsy since it was not longer attached to the door jam. So I fabricated a section for the middle part. It looks pretty flat, only it isn't. So I made up forms out of a piece Ash, and bent and dollied it into shape. Then a similar procedure for the top piece as
    4 points
  16. For sale on Craigslist: 1951 Buick Special 4-door Sedan in Hendersonville, NC - $12,500 - Call or text Jerry: 352 552 87 one nine Link: https://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/d/mountain-home-1951-buick-special/7306158601.html Seller's Description: 1951 Buick Special 4-door Sedan condition: excellent VIN: 16335982 cylinders: 8 cylinders transmission: automatic odometer: 39,959 paint color: green title status: clean All original, totally rust free survivor, 263 CI straight 8, Dynaflo automatic trans, 39959 miles, excel
    3 points
  17. For sale on Craigslist: 1975 Buick LeSabre Convertible in Huntsville, AL - $17,500 - No phone # provided. Reply to Seller through Craigslist email to: c2d44f4838493d6dac8a14afa3de1126@sale.craigslist.org Link: https://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/d/huntsville-buick-lesabre-convertible/7306446246.html Seller's Description: 1975 Buick LeSabre Convertible condition: excellent transmission: automatic odometer: 67,416 paint color: orange title status: clean 1975 Buick LeSabre convertible. Hard to find them this original and this
    3 points
  18. The new Chinese junk ( do they float because they are junk? ) came from Napa. Only place available locally when I was first starting this mess. I can not find a set of NOS points for the State Commander. They are available for the President but that’s a Delco distributor 8 cylinder. The State Commander is an Autolite distributor 6 cylinder. Not positive that matters but I’ve already feel I’ve given Ed enough curve balls. The newest ones are supposedly American Made Autolite that the supplier says he hasn’t had any complaints about. He is a Studebaker parts supplier. He also is close to Ed’s
    3 points
  19. Hello, During the last four weeks, Anna and I spend a lot of time with gardening. Also, I build a new green house for Anna (Chinese made kit ). The last green house was a flimsy affair, it was cheap but served its purpose well. So a new, and more sturdy one was ordered. Took me several days to assemble it. Lets say that the assembly manual left a lot to guess about. Original manual was translated from Chinese in to the French language, from there to English and German, and all four where used to come up with a Dutch translation (well, some kind of Dutch 🤣). Cleveland activit
    3 points
  20. Wayne, thank you for the information about my grandfather's Ford TT truck. The steam engine was used for harvest / threshing season and the rest of the time he used it in either the sawmill at town or for the mobile saw rig he took out to farm properties. It was a 23 horsepower steam engine, which doesn't sound like much but it was 23 horse at the drawbar. The power of the machine was amazing with steel lugs bolted to the drive wheels. The attached photo is one of his two Minneapolis gas tractors that was also used for threshing season and he is again running the Minnie on a belt with the
    3 points
  21. True, I do all my own work but after fighting my stock 32 Ford 4cyl radiator core leaks for over a year on my daily driver, I was forced to find a new core. Woodstock Radiator in N.E. CT is a home based, one man shop run by a 80 year old guy. A reproduction hot rod radiator will not work in my car as the core is too thick and would hit the fan. Here he is taking off the only good top tank of one of several 4 cyl 1932 radiators I brought him to make one good one. He then sends out the repaired top tank to Maine Radiator and they build a new custom made core. (They fi
    3 points
  22. A cycle car is one step up from a go kart so they are right in my wheelhouse.
    3 points
  23. Had a bit of vibration when the fan was in high...plus it didn’t seem to push much air. I guess this hood insulation would explain it. After cleaning out the blower fan, changed the spark plugs and wires so of course I decided to clean up the engine bay... BEFORE It was pretty gross, lots of oil, tree crap and rodent stuff. Emptied a whole can of brake clean to get rid of the sludge. AFTER I'm pretty sure the cover isn’t the correct year but it was the best j e at the scrap yard.
    3 points
  24. Rusty heaps Thanks for finding my next projects little TLC and they will be road ready. I love soft tops and hate to see them waste away. JBP thanks for the photo it helps, when you bring a car home that is in boxes it is a slow process pictures confirm I am on track Steve
    3 points
  25. Can anyone identify my grandfather's truck? Behind the truck his steam engine is running on a belt to the Red River Special threshing machine. Presumably it is the same truck that he removed the water tank used to service the steam engine and replaced it with a "camping" box-body. Possibly a Ford TT? There is a deer with a serious rack of antlers on the left fender.
    3 points
  26. I just gave away a Reatta. Not because there was anything wrong with the car, but it had a lot of minor things to be done. Clean & lube the windows channels, lube the locks, fix loose trim, replace a bad speaker, etc.... Reatta's are a nice car, but is no longer my greatest area of interest. If it does not have wood wheels, kind of not interested unless they are my Wife's cars. Then it is important! The person that got the Reatta was extremely happy to have the car. I look at it as a win-win for both of us. I just got a bunch more time to work on my
    3 points
  27. Had a wheel cylinder hang up on the JN and decided to dig into it. The drum, which is new ended up with some hot spots in it. We will chuck it up and use a tool post and grind it round. Then reline the friction material and cam grind them. More tomorrow on the front end.
    3 points
  28. Let there be light! And the tail lights work, too. I think the electrical work is now complete.
    3 points
  29. For comparison, it’s $4k more but look at what you get https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/chrysler/windsor/1665326.html
    3 points
  30. Nah, get your coffee at McDonald's, then you can sue them for millions. 🤣
    3 points
  31. Well said John, well said! There has been a long running show on Long Island at an old estate called Westbury Gardens. I remember going to the show with my Father in the 70's and he would park his Model A in the spectator parking, because he felt that this was for 'the really good cars' not a 'knock around' car like his. The show is run by one of the five AACA Regions on Long Island, now it is anything goes, as long as the car owner pays their entry fee, so the spectators can look at the cars for free? (that can be an entire separate thread) (getting the thread bac
    3 points
  32. I remember the chassis but it did not have the steam unit fitted to it when Austin owned it. For the auction that the chassis was sold at in 1980 I made up the paddles with numbers on them for the auction and brought them out on the day. I only recall the chassis running once at the museum , very loud and noisy . It was stored in the NE rear section of the museum property in the "truck" barn for a while. That was the place with a wall of shelves that had parts in them that raccoons decided to inhabit as homes upon gaining entrance . One had to be very careful as I have mentioned here before
    3 points
  33. "Removed the restriction and attendance tripled." Yes, that is the temptation: Lower the standards of any organization merely to achieve numbers. If the above show boomed, the cause may have been much more than the newer cars. It sounds like the case above was from several years ago. Were there that many people waiting to see the cars of the 1980's? Do owners of Hudsons, Studebakers, and Packards really want to be outnumbered by street rods and modern Challengers? Said the organizers of the dog show: "You know, we can
    3 points
  34. Yep. Thats what happens when gas is left in a tank for years. And yes. Laquer thinner or Acetone will break it down. I've cleaned a lot of tanks out on all kinds of equipment and automotive stuff. Be warned, sometimes cleaning the stuff out leads to pin holes and leaks. Dandy Dave!
    3 points
  35. Whatever you do, don't put gas in the car with ANY of that left in the system and run the car. I unwittingly did, I bought a Lincoln Continental, I thought the tank was dry, I put gas in and it started right up and ran great. Shut it down, the next day it wouldn't start at all. The varnish had dissolved in the gas, gotten on the valve stems, and locked every valve up solid. Trying to start the car bent most of the pushrods, and it was a huge job to fix. The valves had to be driven out of the guides with hammer and punch, heat didn't help much.
    3 points
  36. All kidding aside, it might have. That was early in my ownership of the car, and I was pondering how I might get electronic ignition in it. I got pretty serious about investigating it when I figured out that all the brands I was looking at for points were owned by the same company and were probably supplying the same points. I have since decided that converting it was a bad idea, in part because the car is 6 volts, and in part because it destroyed a digital panel meter (volts) in a three mile drive, and then made my test equipment lock up when I tried to figure out why.
    2 points
  37. AFAIK, 4 way flashers were standard equipment across all models in the US starting with the 67 model year. Fords had them in 1966, with the switch hiding in the glove box.
    2 points
  38. I've been working on the "new" engine, installing the old oil pump, cleaning/painting... but I just spotted that the broken pump is a higher volume pump with larger diameter pump gears and they are a bit wider, too. So, I'm not sure if my original motor had the correct pump. That small 1/8" NPT outlet fitting going to much larger 3/8" ID copper feed pipe still makes no sense to me. There would have not been a one piece fitting elbow to make that transition in my opinion, so now I wonder if the guy who dragged this car out of a junkyard or woods in the 1960s needed to swap a pump
    2 points
  39. I figured it out, the primary throttle plates were installed backwards, and not closing all the way, and the main/secondary jets were swapped, so I fixed those two and now it runs like a champ, and yes the float clips are important and they are working properly
    2 points
  40. I'm pretty sure that's a car in the shed. Don't want to be accused of highjacking the thread into the world of traction engines...
    2 points
  41. The earlier cars seem to command a significant premium. There were a lot of changes in, I believe, 1963 where the cars got longer and wider, the windows changed (flat vs. curved side glass), the shape of the top changed, and a lot of details were watered-down to make it cheaper to build. The 1966-67 cars are the largest of all with the least dramatic styling so they're at the bottom of this particular food chain. Condition plays a significant role, of course, but the purity of the early design makes it the one that serious collectors want to own.
    2 points
  42. AJ has promised to shoot video and post it here while the tour is on..............Last few adjustments this morning, and it's going into the trailer tonight for next week. We serviced the GMC and now are going to do a quick check over on the trailer. We went through the entire thing last year before we picked up the White in August, so it should be fine.
    2 points
  43. If you are talking local car shows is one thing, but even those shows should have some sort of rules. But when you are talking about shows with a standard recognized award "as it was delivered to the public when new" pretty much sums it up There is no room for "what if's" or "could of" unless supported by paperwork. So regardless of anyone's personal thoughts or feelings the rules are pretty self explanatory, once when you drive the car on the field you are playing by those rules. Now lets try to get this thread back on track, if a person enjoys modified cars or like t
    2 points
  44. 2 points
  45. Ed, Thank you for saving this car but also and even more so for making it roadworthy again . That is what will allow so many people to enjoy seeing it go down the road. My dear friend from England, Peter Moore when he and his wife Rita came over to attend Hershey with me in 1988, stated it best as we stood and watched a car drive by as we walked from the "blue" flea market " old cars are best when viewed in motion". Nothing says it better then that. Walt
    2 points
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