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  1. Neil, Have you checked the vacuum switch on the carb ? Sometimes they get sticky, (intermittent) before they quit altogether. Mike in Colorado
  2. I can cruise at 30 - 35 comfortably in my '31 Imperial eight. At 45 things get real busy, and the fan noise takes over. My brakes have new linings and cylinders, but it takes looking well ahead to motor safely. Mike in Colorado
  3. Why in the world would you use brass ? Ron Carp in California re-sleeves brake and master cylinders with seamless stainless steel tubing. Had my '40 Buick LTD done 6 years ago and not a drop from any of them. Cost was VERY reasonable. Mike in Colorado
  4. Matt, When I shortened mine, I brazed a 2" section that would be the new end first, then cut it to length with a 4" grinder, and then ground the end square to fit in the Tx. Mike in Colorado
  5. Ken, Give her TWO courses of dawn and hot water (by running her) to de-oil the insides. Add 2 gallons of Evap-o-rust and drive her. I works better when it's warm. You can store it with Evapo in her if you want. I did that to my '40 Buick and it sat in the barn all winter with the Evapo in it. Got so clean that I ended up having to replace all the frost plugs in the spring. But I could see inside, and it was squeaky clean, even in the back where the crud tends to accumulate. But she runs cool now.......... Mike in Colorado
  6. Here is my '40 LTD engine. Mike in Colorado
  7. O. K. Lamar, if that's the way you want it. I can understand. But you old dog, you've been holding out on us. What else do you have in your private collection ? Now I do have to thank you for my new 'screen saver". Mike in Colorado
  8. Loading up . Mike in Colorado
  9. Of course this is not bad either, But by now we're talking about somebody's grandmother. Wouldn't you like to go back in time................. Mike in Colorado
  10. Lamar, She sure is a cutie ! But IMHO, this is the standard by which all others shall be judged ! Mike in Colorado
  11. Yup, 8 years later. My how time fly's . Here is my installation and yes, 8 years later and lots of miles too, it still looks like this. I do believe it has done it's job keeping the heat down in the bay and by the M/C. Went from the base of the exhaust manifold all the way back past the master cylinder and to the "X" member of the frame. Used radiator clamps about every 8" just to make sure it did not unravel. So far every thing is still in place. Mike in Colorado
  12. Packard's do need "dressing up". They're such cute little things. If he would ditch the side mount canvas covers, and put a set of wide whites all round, just think what she would look like
  13. Hey fossil, Their address is listed as "French Camp, Ca. which is the south side of Stockton. Call the BBB or Cof C in Stockton and see if they know this business. Seeing their picture of components, at $260.00 for the kit, i would jump on it. If you call them, get a couple of previous customers names and check them out. I may be right behind you for a set on the '31 CG. Mike in Colorado
  14. Matt, I feel your pain regarding "new" cars. Ruth drives an '02 Dodge Grand Caravan with 265K on the clock. Other than tires, and brake pads, (which i did) she has not spent a hundred dollars on her car since we bought it in '04, w/ 36K on the clock She would not trade it for the world ! My driver is a '14 Chrysler T&C with 105K on her now, purchased in '18 with 31K on the clock. I would not even consider anything newer than a 2015 from any make!!!! So your solution is to take that black thing behind your new car, send it to Dave Kindig, get an LS-1, a 9 speed auto Tx, add disk brakes, and bag the 4 corners, and drive the crap out of it ! Just like "Leno" did with his Roadmaster. Mike in Colorado
  15. Here in Colorado, we did get away with one car show this year. Called it a "peaceful protest". Imperial did good last year. No awards given this year, so it was not a "show". Mike in Colorado
  16. WWW.pushrods.net Bend Oregon Send a good one and they will copy them. Upgrade to 4140 CrMo steel at your option. I've have these in my '40 LTD (320CID) for the last 5 years, and they are great ! Mike in Colorado
  17. Taylormade, Any decent panel beater / blacksmith with a pair of tin snips, a grinder and a Dremmel tool could knock this out in an hour or so. Why not make your own ? Mike in Colorado
  18. Keefer, I did mine similar to Bill's. Used one of the short rubber fender mount types, and mounted it under the fender just ahead of the sidemount, using it's support bracket. No one has found it yet, and we've been to several car shows this summer with a lot of lookers. Mike in Colorado
  19. Love the matching color scheme, and Ms. Rita looks like a "happy camper". But what's that funny red flag for ? GO ARMY ! Mike in Colorado
  20. X2 on John's liking a bit of red accent. Painted the belt line trim groove and 3 hood ornament grooves "Chinese red", and i like it. Mike in Colorado
  21. I did some welding on Steve McQueen's dune buggy back in the summer of '68 when he was racing them at Ascot Park in Gardena, Ca. He introduced me to James Garner who was racing a jeep that night. My bride, Ms. Ruth came around a trailer in the pits at the Elkhart Lake, Wis. Road America Can-Am race and ran smack into Paul Newman. He bought her a new Coke. Oh, and I bought a car from the famous Mr. Marty Roth. Does that count ? But he made me come get it. All the way from Colorado. Though he did buy lunch................... Mike in Colorado
  22. Salida, Colorado Loaf and Jug today reg @ $2.54 and diesel @ $2.54. I could not believe diesel's come down. With each 100 points from City market, we get a dime off gas though, and i buy the grocery's. Usually get 20-30 cents off per gallon up to a 30 gallon limit. Mike in Colorado
  23. Rod, From your signature block, it looks like you know your way around model "A's", so you should know what to do. Video's indicate it runs, and stops, so just change all the fluids and drive it. OR you could ; Check the tires for age (date code / cracks etc.) You could pull the pan, just for a look see, if you get sludge on your finger in the drain hole. You could pull a wheel or two to check the brake linings. Just depends on what you are going to do with the car.............. Mike in Colorado
  24. Methinks they are. Our local True Value carries grade 2 in a silver cad plating, grade 5 in a black oxide, and grade 8 in a yellow / gold cad plating. Mike in Colorado
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