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  1. Got the radiator shell from the painter yesterday so I installed the grill, the hood welting, a new bowtie emblem, and the headlight support cross bar then installed the radiator assembly onto the chassis. Assembled the two upper hood half’s, installed it into the two end hinge pockets then attached the hood brace rod to the radiator. Installed the upper and lower radiator hoses and clamps. Attached the two hood sides with new 3/16” hinge rods, and adjusted the spare tire hold down rod. Installed the two headlight mounting arms and both headlights. Starting to look pretty good.
    6 points
  2. I haven't see any of the EV cheerleaders explain what happens to the relatively (at least in comparison to them) poor. Is the idea that if you can't afford a new EV you'll have to walk? I've owned exactly 1 new car in my life – it was junk and I dumped it in less than 6 months. For the past 40 years I've never had a car that wasn't at least 10 years old and my current everyday truck is an '89. How well are they going to wear? Will any of them be usable when they are 10 or 15 years old? You can't imagine how much I resent being taxed to provide a subsidy for movie stars to buy a Tesla that costs more than my last 10 cars put together.
    6 points
  3. In 2019 I was in California in the Napa Valley during the rolling blackouts. Interestingly, it was the Duesenberg tour.......the hotel had ten Diesel generators outside running. Fortunately the "in crowd" has the income to solve the problem while everyone else sits in the dark. (And heat.) If California can't keep the power up just from AC overload.....imagine what it's gonna be like when they plug in 20 million cars.........🤔
    6 points
  4. Today I decided to remove the old top so I could check the condition of the bows and sockets and see what condition the top was in. I discovered that this was indeed the original top. There were no additional nail holes on any of the bows so a top had been installed only once. The top was in pretty bad shape but maybe what I would expect for a 100 year old piece of material. None of the bows were rotten either so I considered myself lucky. I documented everything with 140 photos. I was surprised to see how the pads still had such nice soft fill in them that was still quite soft. The rear window was in great shape and I was able to save the entire piece that goes between the top and the top of the windshield so I can duplicate that exactly. So now that my top sockets and bows are all clean I can take them to the blasters and have them cleaned up and then I can paint them.
    5 points
  5. For sale on Craigslist: 1962 Chrysler Imperial Crown 4-door Hardtop in Livonia, NY - $8,500 - Call or text Derek R. Hoffmeister: 585 259 00 four seven Link: https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/d/livonia-center-1962-chrysler-imperial/7311625089.html Seller's Description: 1962 Chrysler Imperial Crown 4-door Hardtop condition: good odometer: 107,000 cylinders: 8 cylinders transmission: automatic paint color: green size: full-size title status: clean 1962 Chrysler Imperial Crown. 413 Wedge with the push button transmission. The 413 runs strong and the car rides like a dream. New tires, shocks, muffler. The original carb crapped out so I put on a different carb but the original carb and air cleaner goes with it. The front seat has a couple small blemishes and the gauges need a part for them to work. Power windows, power seat, power steering, power brakes that work great. Older restoration before I bought it but it looks real nice. This car always had people crawling around it at the car shows. It's not a perfect car but it is nice daily driver. Interests have changed this car must go. You don't see too many like these around anymore. No trades and will not deliver. No third party scammers. Only contact me if you are interested.
    4 points
  6. Just stop! tinindian asked to be removed i did what he asked to read more into is idiotic STOP!
    4 points
  7. Spent the afternoon removing the old top and windshield preparing for a new top. My Model 31 speedster looks so good and after 4" of fresh snow last week we had to try the car out. Wind in my hair and wearing sunglasses, all is good. Stay well, Gary
    4 points
  8. There are plenty of well kept Corvairs available without rust. Buy one of those instead. - Carl
    4 points
  9. Never could stand Matadors since an old girlfriend dumped me for a guy who owned one.
    4 points
  10. It is some sort of air resonance from the piston bottoms cupping air and shoving it towards the oil pan. The noise in person sounds like a ball peen on the oil pan, yet nothing can be heard anywhere on the engine with a screwdriver to the ear. So it is not a mechanical noise. Putting the valve covers back on has changed the air movement in the pan, as the noise is not just masked, it is now totally gone. I would have never believed this bizarre phenomenon could happen. I can't think of a good example of air induced noises "changing", but I thought of the Vietnam era Huey helicopters at low level fly-by on a very humid day, the intense Wop-Wop noise can be felt deep in your chest. (...meaning the humidity content of the air gives the air movement from the rotor to be able to hit something...and if you take away the humidity, then the rotor blade noise decreases dramatically) By putting the valve covers back on, the air patterns have now changed inside the oil pan. Both engines made the exact same noise with valve covers removed! That is why I decided to try putting the covers back on, as the only piece of the original engine that was reused was the oil pump. This phenomenon is also why I could not find a bad rod on the old motor, and yesterday morning I slid a feeler gauge up in several piston skirts on the old engine and the gap was not enough to cause heavy piston slap on that engine. "things were just not adding up"....and I was running out of diagnostic ideas. .
    4 points
  11. Thank you for this topic. I’ve read through most of the entries and have found it quite helpful and encouraging. But, I have the wrong story, which I’m working to change. I have had in my “care” for the last 35 years a one-family car that my Great Grandfather bought new. This last year I nearly convinced myself to sell it. But, digging into my records, I realized that if my Grandfather and his Dad can drive this car over 130,000 miles between 1920 and 1932, I should be able to do it more justice and get it back on the road. My Grandfather had it fully restored in the 1970’s and I’ve had various things addressed over the years for a couple of shows. But the sad fact is that the car has only seen a couple hundred miles on the road. This I plan to change. And it will be a story worth sharing! Thanks for further inspiration!
    4 points
  12. We just picked up the 4 Chrysler 70 wooden spokers from Charlie Decker ,A.K.A. Bandit. Not knowing what color the car will be painted (if ever)in the future,it was decieded to go with simple black spoke stripes to give the wheels a finished and period look, an another color accent stripe around the rim and maybe hub too can be added later, matching a future body stripe to tie it all togther if one(me) desired.. Worried a bit that the black stripe would be too subtle,it really isn't and pops the natural wood even more against the black metal parts. Now Charlie is a very busy fellow, traveling to on site locations for custom work, almostly daily and is skilled in all types of pinstriping ,lettering,and sign painting ART! He maintains a studio adjacent to custom car facility in Vernon Connecticut for brought in pieces, like my wheels,guitars,biker helmets ,fenders,tanks,advertizing signs,logos even custom tattoo pattern designs painted out for the tatt man to follow. If you have an on sight job, set up an appointment, but be prepared to be on a list as surely a few will be ahead of you..Same goes for brought in pieces..a 2 weeks wait for completion is no unusual with his demand. You can look into his social media sites and check on some of his work on custom ,classic and antique vehicles plus other odds and ends and other things on 4 wheels or 2 wheels or with 8 strings! 8 strings? https://www.banditpinstriping.net/ Biz card info
    4 points
  13. For sale on Craigslist: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2-door Hardtop in Milwaukee, WI - $12,000 - Call: 262 627 10 five six Link: https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/milwaukee-mint-77-cutlass/7311212228.html Seller's Description: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2-door Hardtop odometer: 70,000 transmission: automatic title status: clean Original owner. Garage kept. Runs perfect. 70,000 miles. Hasn’t been in the rain since the 80’s. Needs nothing almost perfect.
    3 points
  14. If you don't have a diagram always start in the center and work evenly out to the ends. Dont tighten one to spec when others are loose, do it in about 3 stages. Works on anything.
    3 points
  15. Use the cheapest low octane gas you can find. If you can avoid ethanol, do so, but it's not critical if you drive it regularly. It's only when it does a lot of sitting that ethanol starts to make mischief. The owner's manual specifies 72 octane for best performance, so the cheapest, low-octane swill found at the corner gas station will be just fine. High-octante premium might even make it run worse as the 6-volt electrical system sometimes can't make a hot enough spark to light off the high octane fuel. I'm not a fan of additives of any kind. Lead is a non-issue and largely a myth, so don't bother with that. Zinc in the oil is another hotly debated topic but I don't think our Buicks have the kind of spring rates that demand excessive amounts, so maybe just find an oil with some extra zinc in it if you're truly concerned. Any oil from today will be vastly superior to oils of 1941, so whatever your preferred brand is will be fine. If you like MMO, it can't hurt, but it's just transmission fluid or hydraulic oil so it doesn't do anything truly "marvelous" or "mysterious." Stick to a routine that makes you feel confident, which is the most important part. These cars no longer get driven hard enough or distant enough for typical "wearing out" to be an issue so even with modest maintenance it should last indefinitely. Just enjoy!
    3 points
  16. No matter how cold it gets you still pronounce it - Chilly Willis.
    3 points
  17. This is perhaps 90% of the equation from my perspective. I had one year where I had 3 kids in college at the same time. I’ve never seen so many fabulous cars for sale at rock bottom prices in a 12 month window...... as I looked from afar......unable to pull the trigger.......
    3 points
  18. For the the higher efficiency motors it requires rare earth elements like neodymium which requires an intensive refinement process. The power electronics requires tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold- all require mining and processing. While we make motors and power electronics today, we have to ramp up production of these which will require significant increased needs of all these elements. There is no free beer with switching to “environmentally friendly” EVs.
    3 points
  19. Bit of a lazy day today! Rather than be tempted to put the old hoses back on to make it drivable, decided to tackle the seatbelts. I had looked previously and knew that the floors were sound but wanted to improve the sound deadening material that was used. So will order some insulation materials tonight. With all the seats and carpet out will be an easy job to stick the sound deadener along with a softer layer of stick down waterproof underlay. Noticed that the hoses around the hydraulic rams for the top were slightly damp so I will look at how they are sealed. The seller stated that the hydraulics had been done but I will fix it regardless. With a clean, the carpet will be reusable and with the seats out it will give me a chance to get under the dashboard and sort out the bundle of wires from the immobiliser. Am going to replace it with a kill switch instead. And a chance to rectify some small issues on the seats including replacing the #$@#$&$# Whitworth bolts with correct 1/2”AF. And fix the broken fixings on the fresh air vent too! Will probably tighten the clamp around the base of steering column that is just dangling around just for fun 🙃🙃🙃 The more you dig, the more you find but that’s OK. Am more than capable of sorting these small issues out, knowing that they are going to be done PROPERLY this time! Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀😀
    3 points
  20. Wow. That much car, with that interesting body, at that price..... I am smitten.
    3 points
  21. Meet Miranda, the beautiful “Quinceañera” daughter of dear friends. She insisted in a photo shoot with Almendrón.
    3 points
  22. Back in 2006 during the Post National Tour we all got a run around Bathurst - lot of fun in the 1950 Jetback. Looking forward to the NSW 50th next year in Dubbo, just hoping Covid is under control.
    3 points
  23. People were not buying? I wish someone would have followed me home and helped me unload. The people I talked with were surprised at the amount of old iron mixed in with the post war stuff. The traffic coming off the Turnpike in the morning brought back memories of the 80’s. Of course, we’ve learned the little trucks to get around the traffic and the grounds were soon packed. I’d say the prognosis for Hershey is pretty good.
    3 points
  24. I show two 409’s at select national AACA events. Lots of fun comments are received on these two. Yes they both are real SS cars!
    3 points
  25. Being a California car I’m surprised it’s still available at any price or condition, folks out there appreciate the heck out of 30’s Buicks
    3 points
  26. Indeed, a shifter is not that difficult to do, except that its diameter is not constant. It's not possible to machine it the usual way because, due to the length, its too flexible. I had to improvise doing a bit after the other, taking care that the shaft is not like a camel. As I like difficulties, I added a "H" grille into the transmission, used a ball from a bearing, added some small parts and now, the lever can be shifted to all four positions. Totally unnecessary, but fun! The next job: the brake and clutch pedals. I will do first the basic; the multitude of levers, springs and so on, especially for the brake system, will be added when the suspension will be added as I need the axles for the various rods.
    3 points
  27. Seems like a deal, enough so that a potential scam would be my concern here.
    3 points
  28. Hello: I have a Joseph Weidenhoff inc. Chicago, Ill. bench generator tester model # 373 from the 1940's, I'm looking for information on where I can get a service, manual parts manual and any other information on this machine. It is for testing the generators on old motorcycles. It does say Harley Davidson on the panel and also has another model number of 11833-47. I would be more than happy to pay for a copy of manuals if anyone might have them. I've included some pictures of the machine.
    2 points
  29. Get out the dead horse, it’s time to start beating him her again.
    2 points
  30. G Underneath.... Nice to see it going down the road....
    2 points
  31. I'll probably get banned off this forum for life for what I'm about to say: I think there several examples of cars that look better in modified form than they do in stock form. Look again at that 41 Willys gasser posted by Mr. Smolinski just above. Drop dead gorgeous. OK Peter, hit the DELETE button 😁.
    2 points
  32. I actually typed out my My "Top Ten" list several years ago. However, it was more like a Top Thirty, since I couldn't limit it to 10. I made it practical, not including cars that were above my reach. Some cars to me are desirable as convertibles or 2-doors; for others, a 4-door hardtop would be fine. Occasionally, it was a distinctive color for a common car that brought it onto the list. Looking at my list, I see I've actually bought a couple of those cars: a 1969 Cadillac in purple and a 1979 Buick Electra in green. Those were very specific criteria that I didn't necessarily expect to achieve. But it's a lifetime quest and hobby that will never be truly complete!
    2 points
  33. A chev 6 in a nice old Hudson seems under powered and a step down to me. We have a well known local 1929 Ford Model A coach with an unexpected replacment motor. It's a real old time hot rod? Having a Hudson Terraplane 6 installed in 1939 or 40..A gem of an early motor swap .. The owner and the one who did the engine swap in 39/40 had passed about 4 /5 years..Cleve Curtis. But the charming unrestored brush painted black car survives in that state and only a real idiot would put original. Red V8 wire wheels with over sized WW rubber and sealbeam converted headlamps with tared roof complete the personality . I drive once at a pick nick..it was a hoot!
    2 points
  34. How many tow trucks does it take to get a Buick out of the snow ?
    2 points
  35. Mercedes-Benz 1972 280 SE 4.5 (green bag) and 1985 380 SL (red bag).
    2 points
  36. No specific rules. Honestly, if I had the funds I would go Bill Harrah on you guys and try to own everything. As I am now, i have a small collection but always want "just one more." I very much liked the idea of pursuing what has been on my list for the longest amount of time, or what consistently is on the list. I've never written a list without a '29 Franklin on it. So that has to be the next car.
    2 points
  37. Jeep whiz, I don’t know🤔.
    2 points
  38. We call is subdividing down under and unfortunately is on the rise. Where there were once a house on a quarter acre block we now end up with two or three. Often the person subdividing is speculating and never lives on site. For those that do, they probably end up spending all the profit and more on sound proofing and screening materials so they don’t have to see or hear their neighbours every move or noise! No doubt councils love as they gain twice the rate income from the same property, no need for further infrastructure and all the other “benefits” that they will try to sell you! Not a fan of it at all. Give me some decent space for a shed and a garden and some distance from my neighbour! 🙁🙁🙁🙁🙁🙁🙁🙁 Just my two bobs worth Rodney
    2 points
  39. Done. Thanks again. See if I can get it out to get it up to normal running temp and retighten the head to spec. The old beast (original flat 6) did 560 miles (just over 900 kms) in 2 days to drive it home from South Australia to Victoria here in Australia. No problems.
    2 points
  40. Greetings Mike Is the picture you posted a representation of the 1940 part? For those of us that may even own both but have never studied and dont know the difference, it might be helpful, if possible, to post a photo of the 1941 from your car in the posting as well to highlight and help folks to ID if what they have accurately matches what you want. Just a suggestion, hope it helps. Good luck with it!
    2 points
  41. Starting today.... 99359.
    2 points
  42. 2 points
  43. First, If Tin Indian and Pete wanted us to know they would have said so. Many of you are assuming and speculating and this is not good. Second, almost everything today is political in nature and that includes what effects us in the collector car world such as what is in the fuel and how it effects our engines, the price and availability of fuel, the type of paint we can use, road taxes, emission regulations on collector cars that are newer and are still in the system-some forever, and how it effects our wallets, to a pandemic that effects our car shows. If we are to talk about the really important general well being of the hobby then politics has to be in the picture. If not we may not have a future. Legislators and lobbyist have a direct impact on us and the both of them are highly political. You must know there are some people, organizations that want our cars off the road. If you put you're heads in the sand you might not realize that what's going on above you - that you are being buried altogether.
    2 points
  44. When driving your collector car always calculate SMILES per gallon
    2 points
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