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  1. The original poster only posted the one time back in February, so it is doubtful he is even open for volunteers now. I did speak to him on the phone, and he seemed to be a nice guy. I'm not sure if they (the show) would have done a proper restoration, because the masses would probably prefer seeing an old car modified IMO. I haven't heard anything else since.
  2. I hate the idea of selling it, but due to serious health issues, I may have no choice. I will be sure and list it here, but was wondering if any of you that have sold an old car had any luck by contacting any local car clubs? Of course, I can also list it on Craig's list, but I sure that there will be some nuts I will have to deal with. Got any other ideas?
  3. James, right now, I couldn't afford the old rotten wire to install. It would seem that this recession (depression) has finally got to me now. That being said, if you can afford it, I would get the correct looking wire. I believe that in the long run, it would be worth the extra expense. BTW, good to hear from you again!
  4. One thing I have noticed over the years, are all the great people on this site, willing to help out at the drop of the hat. Unfortunately, there always seems to be one person in every group that just doesn't get it! Kenn59, I see that you are a new member here, and if I were you, I would open your eyes to the suggestion that was given you. With the respose that you gave, you will not go far here, especially if you ever need assistance with anything.
  5. It's a great feeling to find someone who knows what they are doing.
  6. Sounds like the size of my original cables before I replaced them.
  7. Rich, the first thing that comes to mind are the battery cables themselves. Make sure that they are not for a 12 volt system. I've got a 37 Pontiac that was very sluggish when starting, that I had felt sure would be corrected with a new battery. Well, I got the same thing. The problem I was having was at some time, a previous owner had installed new battery cables, but used ones that were designed for a 12 volt system. The 6 volt cables are of a much larger diameter, and once I put on the correct cables, the car started right up. This may not be your problem, but it is worth a look.
  8. Was there a formula that they used in the beginning for this? Just curious.
  9. Looking forward to watching your progress! Here is a link to many photographs to a 37 Pontiac restoration that was completed a few years back. These may come in handy. http://gngs.smugmug.com/Cars/1937-Pontiac-6-Restoration
  10. I personally see no problem with members commenting on the price of a car for sale, especially if the asking price is way out in left field. I believe that it is obvious that the seller is uninformed about the actual value of the car in question. If I were selling an item (anything), and my asking price was way off with the true market value, then I would like to know. Unfortunately, I believe that hotrodgirl66 has a strong emotional attachment to the car, which has nothing to do with the true value. Believe me, I can relate to this. However, the seller must understand the fact that why would a person buy a car in this condition (not even running, and without an engine) when they could buy a nice running car of the same year and model for considerably less, and in much better condition. This doesn't make any sense.
  11. If there is a starting problem (slow starter) try starting the car for about 20-30 seconds, then feel the cables,, every bit of length. If there is a problem with the cables, you will be able to feel the excessive heat from the bad area of the cable, and this goes for the connectors as well.
  12. The brokers I delt with (yes, there was more than one) did nothing but promise me the moon, with nothing but lies! I tried more than one, and the ones I delt with were all the same. Once a member here turned me on to an owner/driver, then things started happening. My car was supposed to be picked up in Feb, but only when I hired the owner/driver was it finally picked up in May. I for one will NEVER go with a broker again. I don't like to be lied to!
  13. Just about any battery place will check your charging system while you wait. I know that a lot of the auto parts stores do thia all the time. This way, you'll find out whats going on. The regulator regulates the amount of voltage being charged back to the battery, so if the regulator is bad, your battery might not be geting any charging voltage. Also like others have said, could be a problem with your wiring.