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    If it weren't for those who have "taken a hit" doing their projects because they love them and felt they were worth being saved, than the backbenchers wouldn't have anything to drive.
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    I'm wondering, if this is where the Nationals should be next year? Space and time permitted? Mr. Earl, thank you for sharing your space with us. Very cool! Richie from Northern Indiana
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    Seals-R-Us@Monarch-McLaren.com ...... For leather cup and/or flat seals.....................Bob
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    Hello, today I started with the turning of the large chain sprocket. To make it fit on the balance gear drum, a lot of metal must be removed. As I bought it, it has a large boss this too must be removed. So in the lathe with it, and I started making chips. Came half way today, tough steel..... USA OSHA and our ABDO officers would get a heart attack when the saw this 😊 (and right they are...) So no lose clothing and stay away from the chuck! Must admit, I don't like this job at all. Regards, Harm
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    Hello Alan, The springs that came with the chassis where not usable (way to weak) and wrong with respect to the eyes. I had new ones made. Be careful with the spring eyes. On my Cleveland the front springs have one eye which points to the topside of the spring, the other eye points to the downside. At the rear springs, both eyes are pointing to the downside of the springs. It took some effort to convince the gentleman who made them, that the specifications where right. Spring specifications as they are: length between the eye centers 32", width 5 1/2 ", thickness of blades 1/4", number of blades 4. Ends of the 3 under laying blades are tapered and rounded (that part I did my self, took me two days...😏). I don't know what quality steel they used. I guessed that the weight (with 5 people onboard) is not evenly distributed front/rear. My best guess front/rear distribution: front 40% rear 60% . I guessed the whole car including 5 people would weight 1870 lbs / 850 kg max. As the wheels and the axles don't count in this equation, I subtracted 220 lbs / 100 kg for the two axles and 4 wheels, so the total weight for the springs will be1650 lbs / 750 kg. That gives a front spring load of approx. 330 lbs / 150 kg through each front spring, and a rear spring load of approx. 500 lbs / 225 kg through each rear spring ). So my spec for the springs was: front 330 lbs /150 kg nominal load, rear springs 500 lbs / 225 kg nominal load. Including the length and width , this was sufficient data for the gentleman to make the springs. To be honest, I suspect him, that he made the springs all the same, except for the position of the spring eyes πŸ˜‰. Regards, Harm
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    Mike, thanks for your concern. I am OK. I don't think this cold, wet and windy weather we are having here in the UK is helping much with the breathing. Slowly, walking up to the workshop, doing a little of the easy tasks like cleaning up the Bridgeport and sorting out the boxes of tooling. Jane has been helping me with anything that needs lifting or moving as any movement like bending down to pick something up makes me breathless. When sitting down, doing nothing, you would not think there was anything wrong with me. The problem is, I've always been a busy person and not very good at doing nothing! Not having anything to write up on this site in the afternoons I have been trying to learn a bit more about machining by watching some you tube videos, plus sticking some stuff on eBay and planning where to put more shelves in the workshop. I may have to give in an try and find a local handyman to help with some of the jobs I want to do in future. I will attempt to start back on the Humberette when I have cleaned up and sorted out the new machines. I have managed to buy two pairs of old stock Harley Davidson V-twin fork and blade conrods at a reasonable price. I plan to 'cut and shut' these conrods to use in the Humberette engine. At least things like that are keeping me busy and my mind working. On one of the machining forums, I read that a fellow who had bought a second hand Bridgeport, was spending lots of money on tooling for it. His wife said he was having a love affair with this new machine, so she has named his Bridgeport 'Bridget'. I really like that story, so now I have Bridget and Sally, the surface grinder. I am looking forward to getting intermate with them in the days to come, at present we are just getting to know each other a little better!
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    For me here in Northern NSW Australia finer weather is our lake being full of water again and some good green grass again and slightly cooler days after a lot of months of no rain hot weather and fires. February has been beaut with close to 500mm of rain here for the month. Sure not so good Speedster weather but oh so welcome.
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    Hi Kevin. i will get the close up pics next week. you got good eyes there ..! lol. when i get ready to rip the front seat to reupholster it.. i do remember you want it a set of pics from the rear section of the front seat. i will post it. no worries. what i do realized is that the front bottom seat is not correct that's why you see in the early pics when i got the car ..the upholstery in that seat is different , now i know is not from this car. is a square shape on the bottom frame , when it need to be round in the front corners and it' also an inch longer.. so i will have to do some work to remold it to fit in the box base,
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    Different ad showing elegance not just the car.
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    Perhaps Fisher-Vincent Price?
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    I have been around cars my entire life, well over 50 years, and I had never heard of this little experiment by Goodyear until a friend sent me an article about them. Seems they were a colossal failure but I guess they caused quite a stir at the beginning. How many of you guys had heard about these experimental tires? https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/heroic-failures/goodyears-illuminated-tires-promised-a-whole-new-frontier-in-car-fashion https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/woman-adjusts-her-stocking-by-the-light-of-the-new-goodyear-news-photo/3137865
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    Currently own 5. If you are asking have had, including company cars probably 175-300. (12-18 new cars a year for about 14 years)
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    I was at the GM Heritage Center this week on Monday for an event. The Y Job was there. Still a stunning vehicle.
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    The drain plug probably won't stay tight over time. A soft copper washer, maybe from a plumbing or hydraulic supply house might do it.
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    I've seen those before. They're used for transporting lost souls to the River Styx landing. Cheers, Grog
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    As built, yes, BUT...the later availability of multi-grade detergent oils plus a number of internal mods specified in Ocee Ritch's ca. 1965 book "Lincoln Continental" make these engines much more reliable. Add a PCV to help aspirate the crankcase, substitute single-piece Ford valve guides (and valves), and a few other cheap mods, and the engine is good for a long time. The fact that Cadillac OHV V8s and other engines were substituted early in these cars' lives speaks to (1) the desirability of the styling, (2) the poor design and or quality of the engine AS BUILT, and (3) other than the engine, the rest of the car was at least satisfactory.
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    Here is my radiator cap project. It didn't come out perfect, but I think it's usable. I used "Smooth-Cast Onyx" casting plastic. It's jet black urethane, and quite hard. I was unable to brake a test casting with a hammer. It set up in only few minutes, which might be good or bad. There were some bubbles in the casting and molds, but it takes body filler well, and can be painted. A vacuum set-up could have eliminated the bubbles, but that was more than I wanted to tackle. The photos, in no particular order: Here is the finished wood pattern after painting. Molding the part using drill press. The pattern (correctly sized) is glued onto the wood I turned on the lathe. A carving chisel fit the pattern nicely. The casting ready to be smoothed and polished.
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    Probable held a bag for a carpet sweeper, was there a crematorium down in the basement? Bob
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    A few more photos -- it's probably not going to look this clean for long, so I thought I would post these.
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    We put 800 miles on JN-565 in four days last October.........all on back roads and the Pacific Coast Highway. Car drove fine, had no issues, and was a pleasure. Any CCCA car is usually a decent driver, most are above average. The problem is too many people are too cheap or lazy to properly restore, sort, and drive their car.
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    I wish I could remember where the rest are.
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    1928-1929 Hupmobile, Model A & M, door emblem.
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    Here is another photo of the carrier. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Sounds like he is being dogged by bad luck.
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    Fabric top? Who said anything about driving in the rain? Primer and paint? Leave as is means just that...leave as is. Driver this shabby car? You have been in and around Baltimore? Fits right in. Get it running and stopping. Drive it.
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    We analyzed this one quite a bit on the PackardInfo Forum site. The Thief Proof Number stamped into the firewall tells us it was an early 1948 22nd Series convertible body shell. Assumptions are that it is largely based on a 127" wb Custom Eight body and chassis since the convertible frame is unique to that model. The doors and quarter have been re-skinned with Clipper parts after door jams were modified to accommodate the change. Mounting a 127" wb front clip and changing the dashboard to 1942, plus various trim completes the look. While its not a factory build, no one can deny how incredibly attractive the finished car will be.
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    Sold for $27, 650 USD! Awesome. Glad to see it bring in a respectable number. Relative to other same period 4 door Mopars.
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    This is something I have pondered for many years: 'How many examples of something do the car collectors of the world need?' The original production figures for any "rare" car are 1000? . . . 500?. . . .maybe "They only made 50". . . . ???? They may have only made 400 (or less) of something, but commonly the marque experts can still account for 350 examples 70-80 years later. It's still supply & demand that determines the cash in hand. This is why I have a really decent, unrestored 1941 Continental conv sitting dead in my garage. Thirty years of 'gonna restore it someday' has now made that economically impossible 😒
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    The SL was posted early on in this thread but here is a fun pic, we have had Stella, the worlds most spoiled rescue 5 years today! She loves riding in open cars!! 😊
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    Hello Harm, Were the springs that came with your chassis usable or did you have new springs built? I need to address the spring issue soon. Regards, Alan
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    Replacing some dash instruments in 48 degree weather... Then 5 days later... There are better days ahead!
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    Guess we'll resurrect this thread every year … πŸ‘
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    Thanks for the report, Konrad! I just logged into the forum to post this pic and my own report of the afternoon's events, but Konrad has summed it up so well I will just post the photo. It looks like just another photo of my Buick in the driveway, but it's not. It's a photo of my Buick in the driveway after a successful test drive during which I tried my best to get it to pop out of third gear and it just wouldn't do it! πŸ˜„ I'm a very happy camper and again want to thank my friends for all their help.
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    I think he fell in the wagon. As in a 1994 Buick Estate Wagon. AKA Large Marge. And the seven step program is for quitters. Not sure he wants to quit. Or we want him to quit either.
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    Buick sounds like a better deal. Bob
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    Thank you John. I tried everything I could think of but found nothing for the nailhead. Because all the rest have the bolts on the edges and the nailhead with only the two on top I wanted to ask.... Thank you again
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    May I add my condolences to the others Adam. I am sorry for your loss.
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    Good question. I drive my Stude all year unless it's raining or snowing. We don't get much snow here so it's usually not a problem to drive it at least once a week....
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    My apologies supercargirl, the car's price is beyond my means but for those who have noted Harry's reputation I must defend. I am a conservative person who typically but not always votes Republican BUT Harry S Truman was a great President, period. Consider that he had to make tough decisions at the end of a difficult war. Then lead America in what followed. I am currently reading the Habersham book "The Coldest Winter" covering America in the Korean War. Truman's leadership should NOT be questioned. He had great common people skills that politicians lack these days. He was one of the last great "people's" Presidents along with Lyndon B Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, the 1st two of which I do not share political philosophies with but who were leaders nonetheless. This is one of those cars where I would love to sit in, where the President sat and simply soak in the environment and times. Frankly, it should be at the Gilmore, for all to see and appreciate.
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    David, I do have fenders but shipping across the country could be a pain. If you set up a shipper I can dig out 2 65 fenders. I have about 25 fenders and my wife will probably scrap them when I'm gone. Gene 610-359-8901
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    Oh my, Doug, I had no idea. You have a second-generation bathtub Nash, too. I am so sorry for your loss (of dignity). Hehehe I have a great story about a '53 Ambassador that a pal of mine had. Like yours, it was a gorgeous Survivor car and was finished in a stately but oh-so-drab middle blue. We all saw the intrinsic beauty of its superb condition and humoured the owner, John, into believing he had a great car. Assembling for a club tour to the mountains, John was chamois-ing his Nash and polishing all that lovely Korean-era chrome. A couple of teenagers came strolling by, admiring the lineup of neat old cars. They stopped, dumbstruck, at the Ambassador and one of them blurted out, "Man, that is the ugliest car I have ever seen!" Hehehe, John was mortified and I don't think he ever got over it. No idea where that car is today. I did ride in it several times and it really was a fine road car but, OMG, that styling...! Some things just don't pass the test of time.