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  1. Thanks for sharing. Good information to know. Bill
  2. After having to replace the pts. and condensor setup in the Buick, she's up and running well. I managed to meet up with the local aaca chapter who was sponsoring a 'social distancing" cruise. Since I live in the middle of god's country, I had to drive about 30 miles to get to where the meet was starting. We met at a local truck stop near the intersection of Rt 80 and drove through Newton Falls, Ohio. The town with zip.......44444, and and a great covered bridge. Finished up with an ice cream stop. I drove a bit over 100 miles all told, with the car running great. I think that makes m
  3. Do you need - or do you have a proportioning valve? Just wondering because I installed one when I switched from single to dual MC Good Luck Bill
  4. Here's the plate for my 28' Whippet On my 1965 Buick Electra 225 I was able to find the key chain tags for this car. I can remember my Mom and my uncle having these tags in the 60's I think the registration expires in 2050....or something like that. And I have to carry the antique car plates with me too.
  5. Thanks for all the work it takes to write up this post. And thanks to all the experts you have helping you. Hopefully this fall I will have my Whippet running again and can concentrate on making a new top by using your info. thanks much...and stay safe. Bill
  6. My shop consists of 3 buildings. The right section is for cars, center section for woodworking , and the left section is the newest (2019) and is my potting shed and gardening area. My Chevy Colorado sits outside these days. I do any welding or cutting outside but have enough room to work on both cars easily. 1965 Buick Electra 225. This was the first car I ever bought (1973) and I kept it all these years. It was 8 years ago today that I painted it and got it back on the road. I just purchased new tires for it in March and then the 'stay at home' orders c
  7. I understand that we are just talking out loud and the real decision is and should be by the BOD and the local chapter. But I have to ask if anyone has considered canceling this year and bumping everything back by one year? That would make 2021 National Meet in Cleveland, 2022 in Charlotte, NC etc. I totally understand the logistics involved in making those changes for the 2021 and 2022 meets since they are already in the works. And the amount of work the 2020 Cleveland NEO BCA Chapter would have to complete would be monumental, but I would think the $$ losses would be mi
  8. My Mom would buy a new car every 3 years as I was growing up. She needed a dependable car to get to work and drive her 5 kids to church and to visit relatives. I remember in the mid 60's, she and my uncle drove to Detroit to pickup their new car from the factory. She kept it for 3 years and then bought another station wagon.
  9. Mac's Auto Parts sells this one: https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_a/model-a-ford-turn-signal-beep-flasher-6-volt-3-prong-type-a-great-safety-item.html Good luck Bill
  10. I'm late to the game again....in 2020 I just purchased my new tires and had them mounted last week.........and the Buick is safe to drive again. After working on the A/C this winter and checking and/or replacing all the hoses, belts, brakes, connections, bulbs, fluids etc. I took it on it's maiden voyage this year. Just around the block to blow off any dust. I put a bit over 50 miles on it and had no problems. Can't wait till I have a chance to drive it more. Even though I've never had to call for a tow for the Buick since getting it back on the road in 2008, My wife wants me to
  11. On Ebay now https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-1972-Buick-Twilight-Sentinel-1-981467-NOS-May-fit-other-GM-models/153846633894?hash=item23d1f955a6:g:uooAAOSw5eReVvWL Good Luck Bill
  12. I haven't noticed it at intersections with sensors but maybe I'm guilty of staying a car length or two behind at a stop sign or traffic light. I always leave myself an out in case of an angry or road rage driver in front of me. Bill
  13. I found a reprint (1977) of an article written in 1929 that addresses some of these concerns. I thought everyone would enjoy reading and commenting on how wooden spokes were cared for. Page 3 even has the magic recipe. Enjoy Bill
  14. How can you have a " a nearly one owner '31 Chevy Deluxe" Is that the same as an 'almost two owner'? Nice looking collection. Bill
  15. I've got the same set of Tunemaster hand helds. I paid $85 for them back in the late 70's. But yours look a lot nicer than mine. Have come in handy over the years. Good Luck and let the adventure continue.......
  16. I used ColdHose Products. Their info is below. They quoted me a price before beginning work and had a fast turnaround time. This is not the typical A/C repair weather so I didn't expect to wait weeks and weeks. I'm waiting for better temps and then I'll charge the system with R-134. Good Luck
  17. I've got my glass ready to sample the "322 Crank Case Oil" I bottle condition my beer in the spare bathroom shower. That way in case it over carbonates the damage can be controlled. I did have a batch of Holiday Ale explode once. Not a happy site. An entire case blew and there was broken glass and beer in the shower, outside the shower, in the hallway, on the ceiling, on the bedroom carpet........everywhere I haven't made labels in a few years, but here's one of mine that I saved: If you are coming to the National Meet in Cleveland this July, we'll have
  18. wmsue

    Mice repellent

    Peanut butter and traps or the roller has been working strong all winter for me. I have 3 dogs and they each love to root out mice and moles in the yard and eat them. They will hear the moles under the snow and dig till they find them. I won’t use poison cubes or d-con on my property because the dogs would eat the mice or moles and then they would die. Heck, 2 days ago they attacked an oppossum and left it by the back steps to die. Not worth the risk to me. Bill
  19. Nice looking label for sure. I started making beer about 10 years ago and haven't stopped. I have an Irish ale and an IPA ready to bottle. Maybe that will happen today. My wife hates the smell of the hops so I had to put in another kitchen in the basement for brewing. The exhaust fan does a good job if venting, so everyone is happy now. Long live "Black Buick Brewing" Bill
  20. The only new car I would consider is a newer turbo version of my 2013 Mini convertible. Overall the Mini is just a fun car to drive, great mileage, responsive handling and a good ride. My son is 6'4" and he fits in it without a problem. You do tend to rub elbows with the passenger though. I don't have to the turbo model, so that would be an upgrade for sure. I've got 110K miles on it and after warranty was over, it never went back to the dealer. I don't know how anyone could afford to have the dealer work on their Mini or BMW. I changed the thermostat last year and paid $75 for the
  21. Road and Track had a great article on wood graining a few years ago. I have some of the tools for reproducing wood grain for furniture and would like to try my hand at automobile wood graining some time. I'll need different tools for sure. https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a19506337/discovering-the-nearly-lost-art-of-hand-painted-faux-woodgrain/ Bill
  22. Update, Sent the 4 old A/C hoses off to a vendor in Florida and in about a week I had them back with new hose installed with my old hose ends. They cut off the metal and brazed them to new crimpable ends. Very professional job. I had a bit of trouble with alignment of 1 hose connection to the expansion valve, but overall a good job. New compressor, dryer, POA valve, expansion valve, hoses, and a thorough flush of the entire system. It took 3 quarts of flush to be sure everything was clean. The condenser was replaced a year or so ago when I tried to fix the AC. It just needed a flush
  23. I attended the show last May and had a great time. From the Baker Electric car - to the Cole's and the Stanley Steam cars, I thought it was an excellent show. I always love the Gilmore Car Museum. I took the model T Driving School class a few years ago too. Learned a lot. Hope to be there again this year. Bill
  24. I'm in. Today I'm finishing the install of new AC hoses and new tires are on the list. I have a few more items to inspect, then I'll be ready to go. The BCA Nationals are only an hour or so from me. Planning to be there too. My Whippet is waiting on the engine rebuild to be completed. Hopefully before June it will be done. Hope to be driving the Buick soon. Bill
  25. wmsue

    Mice repellent

    Just make sure you or your neighbor's cat or dog don't eat the dead mice or the bait. They'll be joining the mice in the cemetery. Bill
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