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  1. Obviously time to put the top up!
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  2. First you need to know the legal disposition of the estate. If there's no will, then probate court will probably decide the widow gets everything. Or maybe one of the kids contests it. That makes things sticky. Until things are finalized legally, there's nothing you can or should do. If the widow tells you to sell the cars but one of the kids decides he or she wants it, that makes all kinds of headaches. Let them finalize the estate and put everything into place legally before you do anything. However, there's something important you can do to help right away. We deal with a lot of
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  3. After searching for 5 years and many post in the Want Section here on the forum, the missing passenger side door molding for my '69 Impala SS project has been located ! A friend of mine in South Jersey was able to locate the NOS molding from a acquisition this week of vintage parts ~ Thanks Donny ! Steve
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  4. FINAL REGULAR POST UPDATE: Everything in life must come to an end, and it’s time to put this thread to its logical conclusion. While the car still needs a bit of sorting and finishing...........today I will align the front end.......it’s time to end the regular updates. I will install a new set of tires in a few weeks, and do countless other small items. I spent the last four days driving the White as my “everyday car”. It’s been staying outside overnight in my driveway at my house.....the rain and heat finally stopped in Southern Florida. I used the car for going to work, o
    21 points
  5. Took a few photos today of the 1956 Coupe deVille and two 1955 Coupe deVilles.
    18 points
  6. A local senior, a life long vintage car lover, dropped by to visit me today. He wanted me to have his 45 year collection of “Skinned Knuckles” magazines. I had never heard of the magazine before. Wow! Tons of technical articles on vintage car systems. My favorite subject. I’ve got years of reading ahead of me. I guess I’ll start at the 1975 year and progress. His name and mailing address are on them all. I am floored by the generosity of the people I continue to meet in the old car hobby.
    18 points
  7. Hi everyone, here's an update on the Moon restoration. Since springtime I have sandblasted, painted, and rebuilt the whole running gear minus the engine, transmission, driveshaft, and steering Box. I had issues with the primer and paint when doing the frame, so that needs redone in the spring. Since winter is here, I have the frame bolted to the springs just for mocking up the body. I hope to resume the woodworking in a couple weeks. The honeycomb radiator was also gone through, soldered and painted by Ellet Radiator in Akron Ohio. Various other small parts have been found or made by others al
    18 points
  8. On this day ....and every day. (Mods if you feel this is more appropriate somewhere else on this forum and should be moved, I'm OK with that.)
    18 points
  9. I found some photo’s of my first 55 Buick. (Special 2Dr sedan) The photo of me standing next to the car was taken in 1969. I was 14. I came out to my brother in-laws farm in the summer to help bale hay and do minor service on equipment. The hired man had left several cars behind when he quit. I was told if I could get it running I could have it. After repairing a transmission cooler line and stealing a battery out of an old truck, I was driving around the farm. Unfortunately it took two years to get the title. More photos to come as I find them……..
    17 points
  10. Commemorative Air Force (CAF -formerly Confederate Air Force) displayed their B-17, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, flown in from Texas, along with several other WarBirds. In strict accordance with COVID-19 restrictions, the public was invited to share what some of our “Greatest Generation” built, maintained, and flew. Representing Lagniappe Chapter of Louisiana Region, AACA, Chapter President Whitney Richard and I displayed the 1937 Buick Roadmaster 80C Phaeton, an unrestored example, previously the Parade Car for New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Dan Kennedy and Evelyn Geist were
    16 points
  11. After a wait of over three weeks my incredible 38 Buick showed up on Thursday. Buying this car was a very big leap or faith in human nature. I found the car in an ad in Hemmings, it was located in the Denver area. I called the man that listed the car, had a very nice conversation with him about the car. The seller answered all of my questions with straight forward answers, then followed up with pictures of any areas of the car that I asked about. Common sense told me to go to Denver and look at the car, however, with the Covid thing getting out of hand, I decided to jump on the car. A dea
    15 points
  12. I’m a relatively new member here but I’ve already developed some friendships that are truly promising. I’d like to thank @George Cole @pkhammer @Grimy @edinmass All of you have helped educate me and provide technical and parts support for my Haynes project. This forum is something that has turned into a very substantial resource for me and I thank all of you!
    15 points
  13. Ok Ok Ok ( read that and hear actor Joe Pesci's voice) Here you go. I have way to much old stuff .............................
    15 points
  14. OK I'll be the one to say it. Would someone please organize an intervention to see if we can stop the seemingly endless dividing and subdividing of the forum into more and more restrictive sub forums?
    14 points
  15. Never trust someone that doesn't like dogs. You don't have to own one, but if you don't like them something is wrong.
    14 points
  16. My dogs are like the wife........no help in the garage, but they like to go for rides...........they especially like open Model J's. Yup....they are spoiled! Both the dogs and the wife. Of course....the car is NOT mine.
    14 points
  17. Moved the Buick to it's permanent home. Of course, it wouldn't be possible without my kids!Still have enough room for the other Buick.I have to get the family van ready for inspection, but as soon as I am done with that, the other Buick will be in here too.
    14 points
  18. Guys, The photo of the American Underslung badge is the one on my personal car. I won’t give out a lot of information about it right now but suffice it say it is a later six cylinder American touring. It is currently under restoration and I have decided not to reveal much about it until the car is finally ready to debut. The car found me a lot more years ago than I care to think about but with the help of my father and brothers the car is slowly coming back to life. As best as I can determine there are about 32 Americans that still exist. They built cars that were the siz
    14 points
  19. 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.
    14 points
  20. I picked up this Wasp, its got 47,000 miles on it, 202 with hyrdramatic. The engine runs real smooth and clean. The body is solid, just one rust spot along the bottom of the right rear door. Came with 3 Hudson service manuals incl. the transmission manual. From what I see, It has had a new head gasket, wires, plugs, gas line and filter at the tank end, rear shocks, brake flex lines. All of the lights are working except for the under dash lamp and missing bulb for the glove box lamp. I wound the clock and its keeping time. It needs new tires. The temp gauge, radio, and heater blower are n
    13 points
  21. Gracie MaGoo (because she’s wonderful) and Sophie 14 year old Golden Doodle sisters. Love to be in garage or back seat when ever possible too supervise or just hang out.
    13 points
  22. Ok so the kid was driving illegally for two reasons, no license and no insurance. What makes you think mandatory inspections would have changed that situation? It would have just been one more illegal act most likely. We don’t need more regulation we need proper enforcement of current laws. dave s
    12 points
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  24. Don't let anyone drive your early cars, especial brass cars. BIG NO NO I often asked by people to drive one of our early cars. A guy, who is quite knowledgeable on 1940s-1950s cars. He fell in love with our 1913 Marmon Speedster 48B. I took it out and pointed it out down a straight stretch of road. Showed him the foot feed and leave the throttle control on the steering wheel alone. He got in the car, I started it and told him to go very slow. As he settled in and caught his sleeve on the throttle control, and went wide open! My heart about stopped! 9.5 liter engine is very powerful a
    12 points
  25. Ebony duo on their weekly patrol for vermin.
    12 points
  26. Clancy has been my shadow since being rescued over 4 years ago. Sometimes I feel like a chauffer to him, like in this picture. "To the doggy beach, James" !
    12 points
  27. Photos taken this morning about 400 miles north of Montana. I was at this place maybe 20 years ago and recall seeing them then.
    12 points
  28. this forum does not need the spam and security problems of Facebook
    12 points
  29. Agree with David--it depends on the person. I've let other old car people drive my cars, no problem. Some schmuck off the street? No way. Too many little things that we instinctively pay attention to that a guy getting out of a Toyota would never even imagine. I don't think he believed you when you told him how much repairs would cost. He has no frame of reference and it probably sounded ludicrous. A new engine should be $2000, not $100,000, right? Civilians just aren't geared to deal with old cars at any level. That's why the learning curve upon joining the hobby is so steep and y
    12 points
  30. Ed, what you state is true and totally accurate! If we did that now we would not come near the sensation that the original owner/passengers got when the car was new as the roads then were just cxxp! A larger horsepower car with minimal ability to properly brake , on two wheels, not four, and very little coachwork for some thought of 'security' plus very narrow tires on as you state fairly heavy chassis is something you have to experience to appreciate. My "66" experiences ( rides in Austin's happened more then once) were less than those in his type 35 Mercer raceabout. He liked driving t
    11 points
  31. Great news today! I got my trunk hinges back from rebuilding today, and I believe they are BETTER THAN NEW! It has new brackets fabricated (2 were missing) and all new rivets as well as custom-made mounting pins. I highly doubt the tolerances were this tight when new! I am extremely happy with the results.
    11 points
  32. I have lots of tools starting with a Sears 208 piece tool set I bought in 1968 but I would say the handiest tools for restoring a car would be a check book and a loaded Brinks truck.
    11 points
  33. The local Buick dealer can't even fix my 2019 Buick. I guess if you want your pre-war car broken, they can do it as well as anyone else.
    11 points
  34. Hansi was a rescue. Miss him a lot.
    11 points
  35. Did some work in the garage these past few days. I convinced Holly it was too nice outside to be doing indoor house projects. Put up drywall on the far right and one sheet on the back wall to cover the insulation. And 2 sheets on the front wall again to cover the insulation that is up. For a total of 10 sheets of drywall. I used 1/2" ultra light. It maybe ultra light but a 67 years old I do need help. And Holly was right there with me. Started on the shelving. Made two 12 foot sections. they are 2 foot wide. Sti
    11 points
  36. Mochi the maltypoo (Maltese side dominant), 15 lbs, 21 months old, whom we acquired one year ago today, doesn't like the garage but loves to ride in ANYthing. Before we got him, he'd been in cars only to go to the vet and groomers and had only been walked in a townhouse commons. He can't wait to go out and sniff, but riding is the absolute best! Very well-behaved in vehicles. He replaced Rags, a poodle-dominant male maltypoo, who made it to 17 yrs and 4 months, attending 8 Pierce-Arrow Society meets and innumerable regional tours.
    11 points
  37. Our garage helper is a Newfoundland named Cole. Here he is with my son in back of the Cole Aero 8.
    11 points
  38. Although begging to be named "Sparky", this is Gizmo.
    11 points
  39. This is Henry, he's not fond of hanging out in the garage for too long but sure loves going for a ride.
    11 points
  40. Hi All Here are the door pictures. The doors are 7ft 6" by 10ft. The one on the right has the automatic opener. The one on the left would need the type of opener that mounts directly to the torsion spring. This is due to the fact the track follows the scissor trusses which are a 3/12 pitch inside. Here is an overall view of the addition and existing structure. The weather is supposed to nicer tomorrow and I plan to clean up the debris in front. It is to warm up into the 50's next week, so I should be able to seal
    11 points
  41. My dads car, I learned automotive stuff on this car. I had small hands back then.
    11 points
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  43. 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.
    11 points
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  45. Magneto gap is supposed to be 0.025" or a whisker over... Pancho was happy to help with the measuring.
    10 points
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