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  1. Hello friends, Can anyone recommend a long well established company with a good reputation for radio rebuilds. I have a 76 Cadillac with a radio which needs attention. It is the seek/scanning analog model. Thank you.
  2. A question for those of you who have had to replace plastic filler panels: I have never had to buy replacement filler panels for any of my cars before, but I am now faced with having to purchase an entire rear set of replacement filler panels from the tail lamp surrounds to the panels above the rear bumper on my 76 Cadillac Fleetwood. I will need the little chrome bits too that trim the panels. I am guessing different companies make these replacement panels and was wanting some feedback from those of you who have already been down this road as to a recommendation of the best ones to buy. Thank you.
  3. A question for those of you who have had to replace plastic filler panels: I have never had to buy replacement filler panels for any of my cars before, but I am now faced with having to purchase an entire rear set of replacement filler panels from the tail lamp surrounds to the panels above the rear bumper on my 76 Cadillac Fleetwood. I will need the little chrome bits too that trim the panels. I am guessing different companies make these replacement panels and was wanting some feedback from those of you who have already been down this road as to a recommendation of the best ones to buy. Thank you.
  4. Thank you to all who replied to my posting. I had absolutely no knowledge of this subject to share in hopes of helping my friend make a good decision. You have offered many opinions from different sides of the subject that I am sure will help him in making an informed decision. On his behalf, thank you.
  5. Spinneyhill: All my cars are kept indoors, but I remember hearing stories of what you describe; such things as paint blistering. This guy rents his home. Getting the car inside is not going to happen. Are there no covers designed for such a need or would he be better off just to leave the car exposed? Thank you.
  6. I have a friend who needs a car cover for a car that will be sitting outside. I have no experience with outside car covers. Can anyone suggest a quality car cover made for this purpose? Also it is for a 76 Cadillac Limousine (factory built). I am guessing there are companies who make them to fit. Thank you.
  7. Anyone know what this car is? Thanks!
  8. Can anyone identify the car in the attachment photo? Many thanks.
  9. Thank you for replying. Yes, I know how to turn the motor off, I was just wondering if there is a certain way it must be disconnected in order to prevent a vacuum leak. Do the lines need to be plugged? If I am remembering correctly it is powered by vacuum from the motor??
  10. Hi Friends, I have a 76 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman with the auto leveling system. I have had the rear shocks disconnected and replaced them with manual air shocks. I have not disconnected the pump yet so it is still running. Is there a specific way the pump needs to be disconnected or any lines plugged to prevent loss of vacuum? Thank you
  11. Hi Friends, I have a 76 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman with the auto leveling system. I have had the rear shocks disconnected and replaced them with manual air shocks. I have not disconnected the pump yet so it is still running. Is there a specific way the pump needs to be disconnected or any lines plugged to prevent loss of vacuum? Thank you
  12. Hi Nick, I ordered the book "Kaiser-Frazer 1947-1955 Photo Archive" by Bill Tilden. I also ordered a company decal I found. And I learned some stuff along the way. Many thanks.
  13. Thank you to everyone who responded. You helped me make an informed gift purchase for a well deserving friend.
  14. Hi Friends, Please suggest a book to give on the history of Kaiser for a beginner. I ask because I often find misinformation in books I have purchased on companies I am familiar with. I had rather not give a book than a poor choice. The friend is a beginner and I think would gain a lot by pictures of models offered as well as text. His grandmother and great-grandmother opened and operated a local Kaiser dealership. I cannot help but believe it was quite possibly the only female founded and operated Kaiser dealership. Thank you for your recommendations in advance.
  15. Mike, Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my posting. Your recommendation is both needed and appreciated.
  16. Hello Friends, I am in need of a book recommendation for a very dear friend who is a Triumph enthusiast. He owns a last year production of the TR6, but I think he might enjoy a book on the complete history of the marque. I am looking a book that enthusiast have found to be correct and has a good number of photographs along with written history. I come to you because this is an important friend who does many kind deeds for me. I am not locked in on the idea of a book so given what I have shared about his interest if anyone has another idea I am open to suggestions. Many thanks.
  17. Is there anyone here who might help me authenticate a Maybach Hood Ornament? Many thanks.
  18. BJM, This is a timely post and reply by you. I am the original poster and just received the first book I ordered of the one suggested. Yesterday I received "Henry Leland: The story of the Vermonter who created Cadillac and Lincoln", by Gloria May Stoddard. I finished reading the book in short time as it is quite small. It is a pleasant story but not for the car enthusiast. There is a lot improvising by the author of little things such as what Leland might have been thinking when he was walking in the woods, the kind of things no one could know and seeming to be an attempt by the author to lead the reader with really no information. I am not going to bore you with a review of each book I have purchased, but I will mention those I find worth mentioning among the one's I purchased.
  19. I have no idea if this will help, but back in 1981 I had a new Riviera with the touch climate control. One day I could not get the climate control to produce heat and the lights flashed just as you described. My car was a diesel and it turned out to be a blown head gasket. Nothing was wrong with the climate control. I also owned an 81 Riviera with a gas engine and it was also equipped with the touch climate control. Neither car ever had a failure of the climate control system.
  20. My parents and grandparents gave me a new 81 Riviera when I was 16. I took care of the car beyond belief and that model will always have a special place in my heart, although I am well aware of their many shortcomings. I hope to see such an article.
  21. Which editions of "Automobile Quarterly" have the most informative articles on Hispano Suiza? I would like to know more about their history having read only surface stuff in the past. Thank you.
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