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  1. I'm not a T-Bird guy but as I have gotten older I have warmed to them. Imagine that. If I was buying it would be this one (as F Birds are a fortune). 57, Black, Dual Quads and a Stick with overdrive. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1957-ford-thunderbird-84/ This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is one of approximately 1,499 built for the model year that were ordered with an E-code 312ci V8 equipped with dual four-barrel carburetors. This example is equipped with a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive, and additional features include a removable black hardtop, a tonneau cover, chrome trim, Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels, rear fender skirts, and a Town and Country radio. The car was refurbished during prior ownership, which included repainting the exterior in black, retrimming the interior with black and white upholstery, and a rebuild of the drivetrain. Acquired by the seller in 2015, this E-Code Thunderbird is now offered with a clean Iowa title in the seller’s name.
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  2. Just picked up this 1930 Pierce Model B Touring about a week ago. I am new to PA’s (and a car as old as this) but I have been contacted by several PAS members (which I have already joined) who are ready,willing and able to offer me any assistance/advice that I may need. I wish to thank you all in advance (Ed M.) When it hit the internet about a week or so ago it certainly stirred up a lot of interest. I look forward to owning this car
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  3. Wow, there are so many beautiful classic Buicks in this thread! This is my '48 Roadmaster that I named Black Dahlia. I bought it last year in Wisconsin and brought it out West to Arizona.
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  4. What goes around comes around; Couldn't resist this one of her Hissing!
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  5. Movie Ridiculousness? A 1964 LIncoln Continental sedan weighs 5050 lbs. In the movie Goldfinger, they crushed one and then put it in the back of a Ford Falcon Ranchero pickup. The Ford weighed 2750 lbs. How on earth could the Falcon hold a 5000 pound car in it's bed? Look at the picture of it driving down the road. The rear of the Ford isn't saging one bit. 5000 pounds of weight in the back and it's perfectly level. Impossible.
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  6. There is a 1926 touring car that just came up on the Franklin website. I drove this car for a week in 2015 at the Trek and it ran great. Fred’s son Mike is selling the car. Jim
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  7. Old cars, airplanes, and boats. Money pits every one. See the connection? I'd add "fancy" ladies but just like with the P-51 the geezers here would just hurt ourselves..............Bob
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  8. That Long Long Trailer movie shou;d be a mandatory watch film before anybody can own and opperate a towable RV.
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  9. This was the era of American space age excess like the 59 Cad, The Chromesmobile, The Exner Fins so this car dovetails right in. It might have influenced the Powell Motors Homer
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  10. Had the best day in the last 18 months today!! 1 st - Our young contractor started laying the tile on the floor in our basement bathroom which is going to make the wife happy. That old saying right, Happy wife, happy life... 2 nd - I got a bit of lawn work completed before I went out to where the Nash & Special have been stored since March. I brought supplies to clean up the floor that the owner said the Special had marked her spot and was surprised to see some transmission fluid along with a bit of black oil on the floor after pushing her back about the end of the torque tube bolting to the differential. While cleaning it up with old rags and some thinners trying not to remove any concrete paint figure it might be the accumulated tranny fluid escaping before I replaced the transmission with the rebuilt unit and didn't pull the plug (if there even is one) on the back torque tube. When I bring her home later will jack it up and check for a plug or drill one in to let it drain out to not ruin the u-joint or pinion seal as I have read about. I've know 85 year old Fred since I was 18 and speaks his mine so figured it wasn't all as bad as he stated on the phone but made him quite happy to see me on my hands and needs wiping up the floor which got his approval. 😆 With new cardboard under the engine & transmission (which is not leaking and a large sheet of bubble plastic under the torque tube and axle, things should be fine for awhile till she gets home later. The Nash behaved herself with only a couple of oil drips and he had it running for a fellow last weekend that seems very interested in it but we are not quite there on price just yet. Every car needs a bit of TLC and we have talked bout this (being honest on my part) but will see just how interested he is when I go tomorrow and tell him it's coming back home to attend to the brakes and put a For Sale sign on her. I really wish I didn't have to sell her but... no room at the Inn is my problem. Come on Lottery numbers.... We shared lunch and talked about the good old days and the car guys that sadly have gone to greener pastures but laughed remembering the good times with old cars in general till it was time for me to go. 3 rd - I decided to go the long way home and stop into another long time car collector that again have known since I was a kid and heard he was "cleaning up" his country property. Koni is a great guy and if he liked you would give you the shirt off his back. Everyone for miles around knows he liked old cars and often would just drive their old family car to his place and give it to him. Unfortunately he couldn't say no and most of them sat out in his fields around the buildings that are full of the "good cars" and as you can see, have deteriorated to the point of being sent to the scrap recyclers. Like this Buick Hardtop... Or this early Corvair... His five kids are not interested in many of the cars so at a spry 84 he has decided to start the cleanup to not leave it for them to deal with. I'm guessing there is over 200 vehicles including a few big trucks and two motor homes and?? I thought I saw a wood cabin cruiser back there... I would have loved to stay and scout around longer but he said there were no '58 Buick cars or Nash stuff and just then I get a call on my cell from a man interested in buying our 2009 Dodge Caravan I had listed. Said he was waiting for his wife to finish work at 6 and would like to come tonight and test drive it if that was OK. Sure I said and bid my farewell as it was 20 miles to home yet. So to cap the day, they came with their two young children, liked what they saw and took everyone for a drive to comeback to ask if they could pay cash and buy it right then as is? I dropped the price to compensate for the cost of the Safety and after signing a receipt and the ownership (known as a Title to my Us Friends) off they went freeing up a spot in the driveway for the Nash when it comes home. As stated at the beginning of this post, it was the best day in a long time and I gave a gracious thanks at our late evening dinner. 😇
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  11. It's even more ridiculous to believe that you could squoosh s Continental to a cube that size
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  12. You are turning out a very nice job. Dogged determination is getting you where you want to go and you seem to have a natural talent for figuring out the things that you make small mistakes on. I am sure that the amount of time you are spending on this paint job is way more than most people would spend but you have the patience to do things until you get it right . Unfortunately if you drive it it won't stay perfect bu that is just life. What did you do with the Metz?
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  13. Just picked up this 1930 Pierce Model B Touring about a week ago. I am new to PA’s (and a car as old as this) but I have been contacted by several PAS members (which I have already joined) who are ready,willing and able to offer me any assistance/advice that I may need. I wish to thank you all in advance (Ed M.) When it hit the internet about a week or so ago it certainly stirred up a lot of interest. I look forward to owning this car
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  14. Done -- can we get autographed copies?
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  15. I am new to Franklins and passed on a 26 open car because I was stupid. Have a 31 but regret thinking that 25K was too high and passed
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  16. Gilbert--the 65 Lesabre was a new body for that year, and as you say do have nice looks different to the Riviera, with the A/C---, not as high spec as riv, but if you really like it ----go for it---cars are funny things, they are a little like people-----you either like them or dont like them. Do your home work on the Lesabre , service records, history, ownership ,rust probably no problem in Arizona, When your riv returns---and you have by then both cars,----who knows you may decide to sell the riv and keep the Lesabre. Il tell you something i have experianced over the years, i have owned 11 Buicks from 1939 to 1991. every one ,the engine had never been pulled or reconditioned from new, and i never had a major engine problem with any. good luck.
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  17. Well, honestly, I initially thought it was a name like a cheesy used car lot.
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  18. I am glad to see you are back on the bus...so to speak!
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  19. The very short wheelbase of a forklift simplifies steering, handling, and precision in short distances. The REASON for rear steering on a forklift is in fact precision. Once one gets the feel for it, a well loaded pallet can be targeted (forklifts with side to side slide help those that don't get really good at this!), and with the fixed front wheels having their peculiar geometry, steered straight forward sliding a well squared pallet in between another one or two with only a fraction of an inch to spare. I was doing that when I was eight, and doing it quite well! Longer wheelbases work very differently. Front wheel steered cars, the car follows the steered wheels. One can or really NEEDS to visualize only a short distance ahead, and the rest of the car follows the front end. Long wheelbase rear wheel steered the rear end guides the front end and the driver MUST visualize with great accuracy at least two to three times the wheelbase ahead. With front wheel steering, a one foot error in visualization can be corrected in about one foot. With rear wheel steering on a long wheelbase vehicle, a one foot error in visualization would take about six to ten feet to correct! A forklift, with its short wheel base might be able to correct a one foot error in about two feet. The relationship between wheelbase and distance to correct an error is a geometric progression. Each additional foot of added wheelbase adds considerably more distance than the previous foot added. Got that? Given that, one can quickly see that rear wheel steering gets into trouble really quickly. The worst part isn't even 'normal' driving. It would be emergency maneuvers. A sudden need to pull hard 'left' may not be able to be planned for twenty feet ahead! Even relatively minor potholes or objects that suddenly need to be avoided could become a disaster!
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  20. Just about the end of the line and the most extreme example for the styling concepts it uses. By 1962 the world had gone back to rather "basics". Every era seems to go a little too far with styling of just about everything. Clothes, furniture, housing etc. all seem to go a bit much before the end of the trends
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  21. Funny you should mention that. Our daughter is Autistic. One of here prized possessions is an old manual typewriter. When she gets frustrated (such as when a Halloween party got canceled or some other grave injustice) its very common to hear her furiously rapping out a response or rebuttal - usually in the form of a legal argument. However, for her creative writing (about 300 words per day.... everyday) she uses her I-pad. I think the mechanical feel of the keys and the satisfying rap and clack is therapeutic for her.
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  22. My previous post was not to be construed to say that the factory had sized the axle pipe for a GS engine. Why as it appears, Buick elected to use various pipe sizes throughout the entire system one can only guess at this point in time. My car is not a GS model and has a 401 that is bored 0.060” over. So I’m around a 412 now. Whether good or bad, I elected to put a GS exhaust system in it and as previously stated is 2 1/4” end to end. I had no problem getting the clearances noted in the shop manual after the adjustments noted in my previous post. Tom T. noted to the same adjustments in one of his posts in another exhaust thread. Can’t imagine any of this really matters much with these cars. It looks as if the output numbers for the GS were done with the smaller axle pipes and until now, that I’ve noticed, no one has brought the smaller pipes up in a thread before. Maybe Tom T. could elaborate on his exhaust system. Ray
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  23. Designed by fashion designer Andrew DiDia and built by Ron Clark and Bob Kaiser of Clark Kaiser Customs between 1953 and 1960. Only production part on the body is a Chrysler windshield, everything else is hand made including the chassis frame. Powered by a 365 cu in Cadillac V8. DiDia sold it to his friend, singer Bobby Darin who drove it to the Acadamy Awards in 1961. Cost $93,647.29 to build and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive custom car ever made. Love it or hate it, you have to give DiDia credit for commissioning something spectacular, and Clark Kaiser for their work, this being the first hand made aluminum body they ever did.
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  24. I wholeheartedly agree with your “golfer” analogy and for decades have used same/similar references to numerous other hobbies in which enthusiasts spend sometimes obscene amounts of money with little or nothing to recoup from or show for it. That’s what enthusiast, including myself, do. And as a hobbyist/enthusiast, I don’t expect ANY financial rewards from my own vintage cars, nor driving the “cr*p” out of them, hiking, traveling, attending live opera/theater performances, etc. (sorry, I’m not into golf though). My wife seems to enjoy spending a lot of time and money on our garden, but apparently, despite some occasional cursing/cussing I hear, derives great pleasure of attending it. My reply was merely to offer an “opinion” or “perspective” for OPs question (paraphrasing here) “what’s this worth ?”, which to me, right or wrong, came across like OP was trying to assess if the (empty) “cab” he/she possesses has any financial (resale ?) value “as is” or …. P.S. Having personally performed numerous complete/extensive/partial restorations, both professionally and for myself, in past 4+ decades, I’m more than aware of “cost effectiveness” or lack there of associated with them and couldn’t tell how many times I’ve even tried to talk clients out of doing something, while fully aware that such effort had prospects of talking myself out of a job/work I do to earn a living.
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  25. Through the Collings Foundation, I got a chance to fly in a dual-control P-51 Mustang. As a licensed pilot, I was given the chance to take the controls. While I flew some routines, the Collings pilot flew us through loops and rolls that I couldn’t do. My stomach could only take just so many rolls, then I begged for relief. But, it was a lot of fun and a very special experience. Me in the cockpit. The dual-control P-51.
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  27. The only people who know less about cars, then these movie producers, are the producers who make the tv shows on Motor Trend tv!!!
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  28. This thread is one year old today......time flies.
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  29. The topic "Period images to relieve some of the stress" has been moved under the "Photos and Videos" category. The long running topic "Period images to relieve some of the stress" remains intact and is pinned to the top of "Period Images - Pre WWII" You'll also find: Period Images - Post WWII What Is It
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  30. Imported my '53 Roadmaster Riviera in 2014 from Texas. Still not 100% finished, but with new paint, new bumpers, new venti ports and new radials it looks good in the late afternoon sun.... Want to go to car meets so badly!
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  31. Have a few favourites, but like this one as good shot of front of Ruby and the associated memories of a great night out with friends.
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  32. Taken by a pro photographer while at a car show couple of years ago. The photographer saw my car again in a recent ? show and approached me to show me the picture he had taken. No doubt the 54 Roadmaster 72R with factory AC depict its beautiful lines and confirms the Buick’s “The Beautiful Buy” slogan of days past.
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  33. Including the Kelsey Hayes Spoke wheels
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  35. Gotta love it. But, then again, I'm a bit jaded
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  36. My '57 Model 73 Roadmaster Riviera Sedan, a driver, at the Carolinas Aviation Museum with an Eastern Airlines DC-7B.
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  37. I can never work out which end I like best, front or rear!! And a question - how do I keep these photos the same size as the others on this thread?
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  38. '54 Muscle, paying no attention to a sign!
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  40. 1953 Buick Roadmaster out for a drive on the 4th of July in rural SW Iowa.
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  41. This is my favorite because I just brought her home... today. 1949 Roadmaster Riviera..
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  42. Well, I finally got a picture to upload. '54 Buick Skylark that's been in the family for almost 40 years. Time for a re-restoration.
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  43. Just about done, I sure hope I can get to a few cars shows here in the midwest this summer.
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  44. Here are two of my 1958 Buick Special convertible that are my favourites (so far...) This was in Port Huron, Michigan right at the mouth of the St Clair River where Lake Huron empties into. Blue Skies, Blue Water, Top down, does it get any better than this? Port Huron, Michigan again (same day). This was their Tourist Information Office.
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  45. great shots, every one of them. Betty at sunset summer in colorado
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  46. 55 Roadmaster from Selma area to NYC area.
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