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  1. I have a set of 1930 Cadillac V-16 exhaust that was removed from a running car. The owner was getting ready to take the car to Pebble and the exhaust was in need of new porcelain. He chose to purchase a new set for $17,000 and then had to spend another $2,000 on machining to make it fit correctly. This set is complete and functional. It would be fine for most shows but not Pebble! This set is $4,500 including shipping in the lower 48. I accept US Postal Money Orders or Western Union. If interested, contact: Wayne 413-658-4416 yachtflame@yahoo.com
  2. So....what is this and do you have one for a 1930 LaSalle 340? How about a 1931 Cadillac 355?
  3. Not sure if you are still looking for a 16 or not. If so try Brian Coffee skindoccoffee@aol.com (937) 776-7202 (937) 643-2393 He had several a few years ago and is starting to sell off part of his collection. If you get a hold of him, tell him Wayne Elsworth sent you.
  4. Any body sitting on a Halibrand quick exchange differential? I’d like to help my friend find one of these. Wayne yachtflame@yahoo.com
  5. Years ago, I varnished three 1932 Chris Craft 21’ speedboats. They had been stripped, sanded and stained the same. One boat I did in Petit Captains Varnish, the second one I did in Interlux Schooner varnish and the third I did in Epifanes Clear varnish. The Epifanes was by far the brightest and shiniest of the three. In keeping in contact with the owners, turned out that the Epifanes lasted the longest though I couldn’t determine how each boat was kept and cleaned. When I went to sea on yachts for the next 40 years, all I used was Epifanes and it stood up very well in the salt water and
  6. In 1985, I was driving through Mamaroneck, NY when I noticed the Oldsmobile dealership that my 1954 Rocket 88 was originally sold at. (I found a copy of the original sales contract and battery warrantee). I drove in and said I was there for my 40k mile warranted check up. I thought I’d get a couple laughs from that one! Next thing I know, the original salesman, now the dealership manager came out and said they’d get right on it! They did a complete check up on the car including changing the oil and antifreeze. Asked if it was ok to have the local paper come take a few photos and a
  7. Ask Ed about his elbow, seems he’s old school and was using his hand and arm as a hammer!
  8. I have a friend looking for a mid 1940’s Ford quick change rear end. If you have or know of one, please contact me. Wayne Elsworth yachtflame@yahoo.com 413-658-4415
  9. I’ll get a photo of it when I go out to my shop. If you would let me borrow the medallion, I can make a mold of it and have it back to you as quickly as the Post Office can move it. I only need it 24 hours to make the mold. The process doesn’t effect the piece at all. wayne
  10. I’m looking for a hub cap emblem with stud that bolted into the center of a 1931 Cadillac hubcap. Most of these were stamped in to the brass “skin” but the authenticity manual show the bolt in version for both Cadillac and Lasalle. I have the Lasalle one and am looking for a Cadillac one.
  11. I have a 1931 goddess hood ornament if you are still looking for one. I am looking for a 1932 (or 1931 aftermarket) Cadillac hub cap emblem with the stud. I’m making hub caps and need an emblem to make a mold of to cast. Wayne Elsworth yachtflame@yahoo.com 413-658-4416
  12. A sad passing of a great fellow! Amazing that three siblings got to this age. I’d like to have some of those genes!
  13. As a marine Yacht Captain in charge of maintaining yachts and antique speedboat restorer, I have found that there are usually 9 opinions from 5 people on this subject! What I have learned after 50 years of working with all types of wood, whether on boats or cars is that if the wood is thin enough to fully soak it with a penetrating epoxy such as CPES, then you can then apply a coat or two of your favorite epoxy. I’ve used many types of epoxy and there are defiantly different final types of epoxy. Some are hard/brittle and some are more flexible once cured. Depending on the intended use,
  14. Back in the early ‘80s, I ran a yacht for a NY attorney, Roy Cohn. The one thing he taught me was that “You can’t sign away your rights. This is America. You have the right to sue anyone for anything! A contract or waiver is a nice thing to have signed... it turns away most people but if he takes it to an attorney, it’s just a piece of paper with ink on it.” Matt, when all is said and done, what is the final cost of this transaction, money or your sanity?
  15. Matt, you are in the “rock and hard spot” part of the program. I make parts for old Cadillacs to help out people’s restorations. It’s a hobby and I do it for fun. Occasionally I get a guy wanting a set of interior door handles for his car. I cast the proper handles and have them chromed with no deposit, then send them to him once he’s paid for them. Then I get a call from a very pissed off buyer saying I sent him the wrong handles. Most times it turns out that a previous owner had replaced them with what he could find, not what it left the factory with. Occasionally they did leave the factory
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