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  1. Hello Barry I know we’ve talked before about the continentals and the devauxs,I hope you have more luck finding a coupe than I have at finding a devaux cabriolet,I’ve got 2 31 devaux coupes a custom coupe and a sport coupe and a 32 standard coupe,several years ago there WAs a continental coupe on a trailer at the Pomona swap meet for sale,I have not seen it since,good luck with the search if I see another I will send them your way,p.s. a couple of years ago I sent you some info of a picture of a continental convert,was it right,good luck dave
  2. I worked on a lot of fiats in the early 80s and had a Renault account starting in 84.this was the collision repair industry,I would say it’s a merger made in heaven,they are both p.o.s. In my opinion,always where always will be, Dave
  3. Hello Matt,try taking the old pinion seal to a bearing supply store,I think every town in the u.s. has one,they can usually have it the next day if not in stock, Dave
  4. After being in then auto body collision world for around 45 years I have my opinions,first off I started off cleaning cars,then asa painters helper then as a painter then as a metal man,first off as a metal man you started with a body file a pick hammer and a dolly and slapped.most body work in ,the shop consists of collision work not body work,body work finishes the job before paint,sIncethe mid to late 60 s polyester filler has been used for a couple of simple reasone,1 it is faster,2it is less expensive3 alotof the sheetmetal is what they call is high strength low alloy steel,this steel is strong but thin and doesn’t take heat well,between heat and the weight of lead the industry needed a light weight filler,in the early years I believe bonds was just resin and talc,in the last15 years the filler has came along ways,4 th is thehealthconcernwith lead,bonds or polyester fillers was supposed to be used for imperfections only,but soon body men realized they could use it far thicker than what was recommended,when your on commission you. Work fast and cut corners,now for primers,in the old days it was common to use lacquer primer,you could apply numerous oats with no problem,body work was finished with 80 grit sandpaper,fast forward to today,the metal work is finished with 150 to 220 grit sandpaper,you cannot put numerous oats of primer as before,the primer now is more of a primer sealer than it is a sutfacer,you prepextra goodnow with these primers,the prick to a good paint job is always in the prep and prime,don’t cut corners and don’t try and hide your flaws,just my 2 cents. Dave
  5. If I remember right my dads 49 olds 98 to door hardtop had vacuum operated power wiindows
  6. See if your paint store has a fleet chart,most paint stores have this chart in hundreds of different colors I’ll bet you’d be surprised that your able to find the color you need, Dave
  7. Let’s see do I need another project. No. Do I want another project. No. is the graham interesting. absolutely, if your not going to pursue it how about sending me a message with info if it’s close and I can make a deal we’ll talk. Dave
  8. I believe in the next view years the powder coasters will have it perfected,its came along ways in the last couple years, dave
  9. In the late 60s I worked for an old man,he was a machinist and an engine builder,after hot tanking an engine he would mask cylinder bores and mainbearing journals and paint the inside of the engine with rustoleumn,is it still a good practice if so what paint are people using now,do we clean it differently, Thanks dave
  10. How about a Stewart Warner fuel pump for a 1931 devaux 6-75. Anything, Dave
  11. Does anyone have and old rebuildable fuel pump for a 31 or 32 devaux.the devaux I recently purchased has an electric fuel pump with a block off plate,I’d like to get an original pump and use the electric as a backup.i believe the pump is a Stewart Warner 506 n. Model pump. Thanks for looking Dave
  12. I believe a lot of the 20 s Lincoln’s had bodies by Locke, Dave
  13. hello bill this is Dave in California,I hope the bb1worked out for you.ok before I begin I know I’m going to catch hell from some.billi take it it’s the Chrysler that is going to get painted,if you are painting it black fenders and body a different color I would look for ppl delstar acrylic enamel or DuPont Centauri acrylic enamel for the fenders and black trim.i would spray 3 coats and then about 2 days later lightly colors and with 320 wet and dry,let it set for about 2 to 3 weeks then resend with 400 wet and dry paper and then apply 3 more coats of black.i don’t know what the color the body is going to be but what ever paint you use watch the I’ve ratings somesingle stage such as red fades quickly even with a clear coat,I’m sure you can find the acrylic enamel if you can find the wagon peddlers as they carry illegal products,the acrylic enamel will outlast the basecoat clear coat, Dave
  14. Hello everyone does anyone know of a 1935 Buick 60 series cabriolet convertible that came out of West Virginia in the fifties it was originally a black car painted a sky blue,my father bought this car in 1943 from a used car lot,he had the car until 1947 ,my dad said there was a guy from New York that would always try to buy the car,my father said he would come to town and buy certaincars.after awhile my father and him became friends.my father would deliver coal to businesses farms and homes,my father would keep and eye out for certain cars and let him know when he came to town where they where.the Buick was sold in48 I believe,by then my father had gotten married and started a family and lost touch with the guy from New York.somewhere about 1953 we where back visiting relatives I west Virginia and my father found the Buick for sale at a little car lot in front of I believe hillside auto wrecking.my father finally persuaded my mom into letting him by the Buick back but by then it had been sold and they had no info who bought it or where it went.in68 I was visiting West Virginia and my uncle took me to the wrecking yard I believe it was in Morgantown I asked about the car but they just treated me like some stupid kid.any one remember a car in the area or a story about the car,I know it’s a long shot but I grew up hearing about the Buick constantly. Dave
  15. Hello everyone, This jackass answered my ad a couple months ago using the name Edwin,said his father had just passed and he had just sold the house in Reno and he lived in New Mexico,said his father had parted out a devaux and he had all these parts for 300.00 he wouLdeven put them on a pallet and had a friend at a trucking co and would ship them for an extra 55.00.ill tell you he really had me going until he said he had a continental kit and a trunk rack I’ve never seen a devaux with a rear mounted spare and trunk rack,finally the light came on and I knew he was scamming me,everyone be careful, Dave