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  1. Hi all, I'm trying to find some info, and maybe the owner of a Lincoln Model K LeBaron Sport Coupe that will be auctioned at Auburn in a few weeks. Here's the Hemmings listing: https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/auction/lincoln/k/2138895.html if anyone knows this car, or the owner, or both, please contact me. Thanks, Joe Northrop (979) 324-6432
  2. It will be for show. Yes, I'm a CLC member. i have a couple other Cadillac's, a '70 Eldorado Lucerne Aqua/white '72 Eldorado slick top white/oxblood, and a '76 Eldorado convertible, Briarwood Green Firemist/White. ill probably bring the '68 to San Antonio in '18!
  3. Thanks for the help! lynn was able to verify that the prize winning claim was legit!
  4. Hi, i bought a car today that is alleged to have won a National First Place Prize in 2000. is there any way to verify if this is true? thanks for any help! joe
  5. Here's the link: 1965 Buick Riviera 2-Door 401 CI, Automatic for sale by Mecum Auction Looks like a nice, decently optioned non-GS car. The announcers talked about how they expected dramatic increases in first-generation Riviera prices in the near future..."a car that is just beginning to come into its own" or some such BS. I hope they're right!
  6. Thanks for the tip. Some very useful information at the link you provided. I'm just East of you in College Station. If you happen to hear of someone who has a nice '61-'63 sedan, please let me know. Best, Joe
  7. Hi All, I'm interested in finding an original, very well-kept 1961-1963 Continental. Can anyone here tell me if this is the best forum for discussion of this car. I have a '65 Riviera, and have found great support from the guys on the Riviera Owners portion of the AACA website, and am wondering if I'll find similar interest here? Also, if anyone has one of these cars for sale, please contact me. I'm only interested in a car that is in very good shape, not a project, and it must have working factory air. Thanks, Joe
  8. I've had the same great experience with Clark's. I bought a custom interior kit for my '65, and the quality of the seat covers was first rate. And, as Ron noted, the customer service is a throwback to the days before automated answering machines and poor service that is the norm most places these days. They're friendly, efficient and utterly reliable.
  9. For anyone who may be interested... I took the car back to the guys who did the carb rebuild today. Unfortunately, I was not there to see exactly what was on the intake manifold when the car was originally disassembled. But, the guy who did it claims that the stainless steel baffle was cut exactly like the gasket. Because he couldn't get the gasket off, he used the new stainless baffle that I provided from Old Buick parts, which I learned today was not the same as the old one. It did not have a cutout like a smile in the front, matching the gasket. When we took the thing apart today it was quite apparent that the new baffle was missing the front cutout that seems to mirror the opposite (back side) of the carb. This was quite a puzzler, as it seemed that the carb or intake was on backwards. As there was simply no other way to put both pieces on, we drilled and cut the baffle to match the gasket and put it back together. I don't know yet if it will solve the smoking problem. I'd be interested if anybody else has had this issue come up. But, I now have a new, slightly more urgent issue. While coming home from the shop, the accelerator stuck open and it was a wild ride until I realized I could reach down and pull it our. Not sure what's causing this either. Any thoughts from you "been there, done that" fellas will be appreciated. Thanks, Joe
  10. Thanks, Ed. No, it was not smoking before. The guys who did the carb rebuild had the valley cover off to replace the gasket. I don't think there was anything wrong with it, but they recommended doing it as long as the intake manifold was off to replace the plug on the underside (which had deteriorated). Where exactly would I look for the "draft Tube"? Thanks, Joe
  11. Hey Ed, Thanks for the interest. I checked the vacuum lines, and the one on the top rear of the carb was off. After a little more investigation, I realized that the smoke was not caused by oil being forced out of the filler cap and dropping on the exhaust manifold. It seems that smoke is coming out of rocker covers, both at the oil filler cap and at the PVC valve if I remove it. Is this normal? Any idea what could be the cause? Thanks, Joe
  12. Yes, it is still functional and I replaced the PVC valve when the carb was rebuilt. Its attached to the valve cover on the passenger side of the car.
  13. Hi All, Thanks for all the help on various issues. I just had my carb rebuilt and the intake manifold plug replaced. Now my car is forcing oil out of the breather-style filler cap. My mechanic told me that the original cap should not have a breather. Several of the pictures I've seen of cars like mine do have the breather cap, and I'm just looking for some guidance...I know, pretty elementary, but, can somebody tell me if I have the right cap? If so, why is oil leaking out of it fouling my engine and causing it to smoke? Thanks again for all the great support, Joe
  14. I've followed this with interest, as I've wondered if my car was sitting at the appropriate level. Does anybody know where to measure for factory-spec ride height, and what the numbers should be? Thanks, Joe
  15. Thanks, fellas...it turned out to be the core plug on the underside of the manifold...had a large hole in it. I was having the carb rebuilt anyway, so glad to get to the bottom of this now. Joe