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  1. So today a newer (as in 2 years) neighbor stopped us today, seems her 14 year old has been scoping out the Model A but was a bit shy... Well, after an invitation, we spent a nice 45 minutes in the freezing shed going over the A. My new pal knows a bit about the era as well, and cited a recent Duesenberg siting in Western MA, how many 14 year olds today even know what an ACD car is... Well, he left with a stack of Hemmings, and in a few weeks I will see if he is interested in taking a ride, maybe helping with some basic maintenance... And so it starts! 👍😊
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  2. Crown Imperial, (1958), will be among some of the accumulation of a lifetime to be sold. I would like to help find the next owner for the car. I will have to go drive the car, put it up on a rack, and get detailed pictures of the good, and also any bad or ugly from all angles. Probably 40-50 or more , well aimed pictures , avoiding redundancy, should be taken for a meaningful analysis. I have done this quite effectively, but in this case, I really know nothing about these cars. Can any of you tell me specific things to look for ? I believe the car has just over 100K miles. Eleanor had the car
    19 points
  3. Why the outrage? This isn't a surprise and is how it has always been. The problem is that most aftermarket companies building parts can self-certify, meaning that they're considered legal... until the EPA finds out they're not. Or they hide behind the "for off-highway use only" disclaimer, which is BS. So this happens. It also seems to be aimed primarily at the guys who build devices to allow diesel trucks to "roll coal." That isn't anything other than modifying your truck for the sole purpose of being an a$$hole. It doesn't make more power or increase fuel economy, it just makes
    19 points
  4. One of the interesting parts of my job, that I actually get paid to perform, is preparing cars for touring. This morning, I took a Pebble Beach best of show winning Duesenberg out to breakfast. I go to a nice small place where I can park out front and keep an eye on the car. Just as I was pulling into my parking spot and shutting the car down, a customer was walking out of the restaurant. He paid me the best compliment of my life............. he said sir you have a beautiful Pierce Arrow! I complimented him on his fantastic taste in fine automobiles, and his understanding of history. I’ve then
    18 points
  5. @55 SURVIVOR, @Mudbone, @dei, I am still here everyone! It's pretty cool to see that you all were thinking of me. Dei hit the nail on the head. My beautiful Wife was so gracious with the new garage. So, about 2 months ago I wanted to return the favor. I made a suggestion that we go ahead and completely redecorate the living room/hallway. That's what I have been doing all this time. A lot of work. The good news is that I finally finished and a couple days ago, I managed to get back into the garage to part out the parts car. I will be posting really soon. Thank you all! Al
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  6. Well it's finally home. Long story, painter wasn't satisfied with the hood so he did it again. But basically a little over a year since I started on it and it looks like a car now. I still have some work to do interior wise but I plan to have her on the showfield at the AACA National next week in Concord a whole 2.5 miles down the road.
    17 points
  7. What's the matter with points? Clean and adjust once a year, replace every 20,000 miles. If you do the electronic conversion PLEASE save all the parts you take off in case a future owner wants to fix it right.
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  8. Some of us here like many aspects of the vehicles we admire and collect. I particularly like the era from WWI to WWII. One of the car related items I have is a small booklet with 36pages that was issued sometime in the 1920s , at least before the Lincoln Tunnel was built under the Hudson River. It was issued by a uniform company in N.Y. City named Dornan. Their location was prime territory for automobile dealerships and coach builders in that era. It was given to chauffeurs and lists places that they would have been directed to drive to for their employer. Here is the cover and an inside
    14 points
  9. I'm done. The cars have become too much of a burden, and when that happens, it's just no fun. Have been doing some retreats at the Trappist site not far from me, about 10 miles away. Trappist Monks. What serenity, with no oil leaks nor cursing at tools, nor promised work not delivered, nor outrageous prices for parts, nor....but I digress, which is one thing I can't do while meditating. This will be my last post, as I'm joining the order this evening, and while it's not quite a vow of silence, it's close. Only necessary words must be used. That's a tough one for me,
    13 points
  10. Our first car meet in over a year. And a sunset cruise. On the way, a young woman asked "What kind of car is that?" Cadillac
    13 points
  11. Let's see the Green
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  12. 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
    12 points
  13. 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
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  14. 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.
    12 points
  15. Pic's look fine from my part of the world! 😁
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  16. This is my 1934 Buick 50Series 56S Holden Bodied Coupe. I love it it has taken quite a few years to get it to this condition I live in Australia and hope you enjoy the Photos
    12 points
  17. So the Century is "All cleaned up and ready to go" , just waiting for Rita to get her hat. 😄 After getting the brakes right, I changed the oil and flushed the radiator and added new antifreeze. I think I've already reported on the job of compounding the hood, roof and trunk with Meguiars Clear Coat Safe Rubbing Compound as they needed deeper cleaning than the rest of the car, then using Meguiars Clear Coat Safe Polishing Compound over the entire car followed by their Carnauba wax and final machine buffing. I used to use their professional line but can't justify the additional co
    12 points
  18. I think his 1% figure is way low.
    11 points
  19. Only took me five minutes to get up off the ground after getting this shot
    11 points
  20. Not that long ago but I guess we should respect those who can keep the same car, and the same woman.
    11 points
  21. My El Camino story starts in 1972,when I was a sophomore in High School. I had a job at a local wheel alignment shop,Weber Wheel Alignment (still in business today!) in West Palm Beach. Directly across the street from the shop was Independent Truck Equipment, a business that rebodied trucks to customer order. The owner of the shop,Rocky Derr, quite a character,drove a fully-optioned ‘68 El Camino SS 396, deep burgundy with black top and black interior that he'd bought new. Rocky had special ordered the El Camino to his specifications. It had bucket seats, console, power windows, tilt wheel, a/
    11 points
  22. I posted this on the AACA Technical section last week, but it's crickets over there. So, A friend over on v8buick.com asked me how to polish his stainless trim before he puts it back on his freshly painted race car. He just wanted a once-over quick job....most bang-for-your-buck type deal. I decided to create a video on how to do this, because it's nearly impossible to explain it via text alone. I call this the "Cliff's Notes" version of polishing. There are a bunch of steps you can take before this, but I will cover that in another video. IF you're looking to do a
    10 points
  23. Went for a ride in the 56 this afternoon and saw the local fire company was having a Chicken BBQ dinner sale. So pulled in line and crept through the half hour wait to get the dinners. This is the same place where I had the wagon in the fall and they had their restored 37 Chevy fire truck on display. Anyway, it was a similar set up. Snake through the driveway, enter the truck bay from the back, get your purchase, and exit the front doors to the road. As I got into the building the ladies at the table actually started a round of applause for the Buick. Not knowing better I tooted the horn and
    10 points
  24. For the first time in a long time I actually felt good today. I went out in the garage and cleaned off the workbench. I put away tools that had been lying around for months. The temperature in the afternoon was close to 80, so I painted my brake and clutch assembly. Those patient enough to follow this thread may remember me doing that a few years ago. I discovered some problems which I’ll discuss tomorrow (with pictures) and show how I resolved the situation. Nice to be back working on the car!
    10 points
  25. What is weird is that I pulled in to a gas station last week in a Model A Ford and got the same Pierce Arrow line.
    10 points
  26. 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.
    10 points
  27. Hi I just bought this car . It is exactly what the owner said . I am glad we made the trip . Here are some better pictures Pat Colleary
    10 points
  28. It’s easy to forget all the blessings we have here in our every day lives. Fantastic modern health care, all the modern conveniences, reasonably safe neighborhoods, ect, ect, ect. We live in the best time in the history of mankind. With all the problems and issues facing us today......living is fifty times better than just 100 years ago. It’s easy to forget.
    10 points
  29. Interior is not too shabby, and I can't wait to clean it up (but I'll have to).
    10 points
  30. C'mon man, couldn't the seller found a bucket of water and washed some of the dirt off this car? For the love of Pete asking 16k and won't give this car a bath???
    10 points
  31. Got the passenger door all done and mounted. It lines up just like the drivers side so all that fussing and extra work figuring out what was wrong with the cab alignment payed off. A big hurdle is done. Both doors need to be slammed pretty hard because of the gaskets but there’s absolutely no movement once they’re closed. It should be pretty quiet going down the road. Also forgot to mention the windshield is in and done other than a tiny area where a fat finger smeared the clear. Wasn’t me on that one! Now to make the headliner front header and the straps for the roof ends then paint them all
    10 points
  32. Installed on the drivers door the top upholstery around the window frames, the new brown door gasket, (all pickups, no matter what color, had brown gaskets), then installed the inner steel door panel. Hung the door on the cab, installed the striker, and closed the door. The gasket is making the door tight but man it closes tight and nice and secure. The door hangs perfectly and lines up great! Thank god. It feels like I got up a small mountain tonight getting that door done and hung.
    10 points
  33. Well HELLO AGAIN Kara ! I am certain I speak for each and every member here when I say how delighted we are to have found a new member in you ! Welcome !! You are now one of us to our mutual benefit . Perhaps , by way of apology, I should explain a certain antagonizing syndrome , you might call it the “Fly by night phantom” , or to quote a famous 12 string blues/folk master, he said : anyone ask you , who wrote this song, you tell ‘em Huddie Leadbelly “done been heeeere and gone”, a disappearing interloper who in this case leaves us with neither song nor dance. They come and stimulate va
    10 points
  34. Hi all The next day was a 50 mile run through undulating farm land and small country towns in 80 degree sunny weather stopping at an old pub in a town called Tarana. The next stop was for a drink at a pub in an even smaller town called Rydal where I took a photo of my wife in front of a friend's '28 Buick. Later on we displayed the cars on the lawns of the Black Gold motel (named after the regions coal mines). After a fun-filled dinner on Saturday night, the skies opened up with a 63 degree rainy day and a long drive back home in fog through the Blue Mountains on Sunday which was a
    10 points
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