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About FLYER15015

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    '40 Buick Team Member
  • Birthday 12/17/1941

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    Buena Vista, Colorado on the continental divide
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    Taking care if the "Baby", flying RC planes, and trail riding a ktm 525EXC.
    Now restoring a '31 Chrysler Imperial CG


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    ex engineer, now a casting sales rep

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  1. Just to chime in here, I have to agree with Matt. Having spent some time with OCM, Sandy Jones, (God rest his soul) who owned TWO '33 series 90's, I pretty much know what a correctly done '33 series 90 should look like. Like they say in Kansas, "this one ain't right !" The car being in Texas, maybe it was done at "Gas Monkey" ? In any case based on the current price / condition, I'm walking away from this one. Some things are just unforgivable................ Mike in Colorado
  2. X2 on what Marty said. Most welding supply houses have short bits of (00) or (000) cable they will give you, or charge very little for. You can buy the copper ends from them and solder them together yourself. Make an extra and run it from the bell housing to the frame. 6 volt systems like a good ground. Mike in Colorado
  3. There is a running "Big Boy" in the Cheyene, Wy. yard. It is a 4-8-8-4 and with it's tender, as long as a train, so to speak Mike in Colorado
  4. I saw 6 black fiberglass "sleds" that looked from a distance just like that car, in Salida Colorado just after they finished filming some of "The Fate of the Furious" up on Monarch pass (U.S. 50) a while back. Sorry, I did not think to take pictures, but I won't forget them. They looked quite forlorn on the trailer. Like old war horses. Mike in Colorado
  5. Try "Bob's Automobilia" in California for the packing if you want to do it yourself. OR, send the leaker to "The Flying Dutchman" for a rebuild, and it will work like new.!!!!! Now take a good look at your frost /freeze plugs. I did my '40 LTD and ended up replacing 3 plugs. That stuff does a good job............. Mike in Colorado
  6. Storage location (in the weeds) is criminal, and should be prosecuted ! Will someone please bail this car out................... Mike in Colorado
  7. Hey Nick, I have 4" on my series 90, and they are "Martin's". Good luck with that. Were I to replace them, I would choose the "Lester" 4" bias ply tire. Mike in Colorado
  8. Tom, Since your "can" looks like mine, here is your oil filter cross reference chart. You are welcome, Mike in Colorado
  9. When I replaced all the wheel cylinders, hoses and master cylinder on my '31 Chrysler, I used a harbor freight brake bleeding suction gun. Did it all by myself. Started at the farthest wheel RR, then LR then RF and then LF. Filled master cylinder twice per wheel 'cause it does not hold much. Went back and repeated the sequence a second time just to check for air = there was none. Rock solid pedal now. Mike in Colorado
  10. I told you Matt would know. And he mentioned the potential overheating concerns too. So, did you do the frost plug mod to your bypass valve ? PS; LOVE the heater hose shut off. I did the same thing to my '31 Chrysler. Mike in Colorado
  11. Valk, Looking at your second picture, and were it me, I would place them just a bit "outboard". Say centered on the outer edge of the grille. I think the style and size are perfect for a '41. 1941's are a bit too late for a big round Guide fog light. The expert here would be Matt Harwood, or Edinmass. I feel sorry for you guys with those "newer" cars with splash pans. HAHA............ Just my $ .02 and worth every penny. Mike in Colorado
  12. Here is how I did mine based on an old picture.
  13. I'm with Ben, and still use my circa 60's Craftsman beam type torque wrench. If I want 90 #, I pull on it till the little pointer says 90. Being up in years, I will some times put a cheater pipe on the handle. It still reads 90 # weather I use my hands or a 6' pipe. And I sleep like a baby at night, Unless I start thinking about my water pump bearings..................... But that's for another thread. Mike in Colorado
  14. 1. put key in switch. 2. Put selector in "Park". 3. Turn key clockwise, all the way. 4. Step on tall skinny pedal on the right. 5 Hear VROOOM VROOM
  15. Per our "friend" Mr. Google, the split cotter pin was invented by Mr. Ira J. Young in 1912 in St Louis. Not Harry Cotter. Wasn't he a kid magician ? Boy, we're really off track now................ Mike in Colorado