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    Wayne Burch

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  1. Of course we all know to be careful when buying i.e. cars on CL. example a friend of a friend just last week purchased what he thought was a good deal from a private party on Sacarmento Craigslist. $14,000. When he went DMV to register the car he found out it had been rented from a rental company. All normal documents provided by seller were bogus Title, his I.D etc. all fake. Police say no recourse because he can not be traced. The buyer is OUT $14,000. I Guess transactions need to be done at the bank AND the DMV to be safe. just saying.. it can happen.
  2. Either one of the name possible buyers can easily afford the $19 million price. It would be about 8% of Mayweathers earnings and only about 4% or Ronaldos $460 million net worth. If we look at the average income in the United States as being about $70,000 per year that would be like a $5,600 car for Mayweather and a $2,800 car for Ronaldo. Not even the cost of a good used car. I say who ever the buyer is good for them and good for all the employees of Bugatti. A lot of good jobs for French auto worker. I'm glad rich people like to spend their money, if they didn't there would be a lot fewer jobs. My question is: why is it going to Pebble Beach when they could use the time to finish the car😊 just saying.
  3. I just have to join in here. My very first purchase on credit was two Sears tires when I was in the Navy and home ported at Long Beach Ca. 1968 for my 1960 Olds. only could afford two. never forget Sears for allowing me to start credit. Can't remember the price but paid them out on time. "those were the days"
  4. Thanks! for some reason I didn't find the lower priced trucks. Duh.... I'll pass them on. Wayne
  5. Not me but a friend is looking for a Chevy pickup 1951- 1953. I think up to low $20,000's. Of course the amount he'll spend depends on condition and location of truck. Western U.S. best but open to finds. Thanks Wayne
  6. I have four used Coker 760 X 15" Bias ply tires. (3" white wall) approx. 7.5 years old. good tread. Used approximately 9,000 miles on my '41 Buick. Could be used as replacements for casual driving or spare. (Require tubes) Any value? any Interest? Just asking. Wayne 41 Buick
  7. Thank you all for the feed back. I am ordering radials. (Diamondbacks Matt🙂) Yes these will be for my only collector car the '41 Buick Super 51
  8. Looking for some feed back. re: Is it time to replace my 8.5 year old Bias Ply tires. Treads very good. Sidewalls appear to be good with no obvious cracking. Tires have been on the road 10K miles. Should I replace these because of age? I am thinking of radials next because I don't trust tube tires now since one went bad on me a 60 mph. Appreciate any thoughts. Wayne 1941 Buick
  9. Looking good Neil.? I'd like to see it in black and white for that "real vintage" look?
  10. Had new brake shoes and master cylinder installed 500 miles back on my 1941 Buick Super. When I picked up the car I was disappointed the pedal was still on the low side and soft. Almost as low as when I took the car in for new shoes. Mechanic suggested I drive it a few hundred miles come back and he'd adjust the brakes. I did what I think is a normal break in for new shoes. So here is the question. Can the pedal height increase as brakes break in? They are now high on the pedal, firm and stop well so I'm happy. Just wondering how this can happen?
  11. Great photos Sebastien. Lots of interesting cars in a beautiful local. I always enjoy a car show when you can park on grass and have the big trees for shade. Makes for a perfect setting. Just have to say when I see that big '68 El Dorado my memories come back when I had one for my daily driver in the early 70's (pretty classy) usually got 7 miles to the gallon. I thought expensive to drive when gas was .33 cent a gallon.? I don't want to know what a fill up is in Euro's ?.but oh what fun it has to be. Thanks for posting. Wayne 1941 Buick Super
  12. Bonjour Sebastien? Thank you for posting the photos. I enjoyed them. Wayne
  13. Bought a new 77 Chrysler Cordoba. Owned it until 1984 at 98,000 miles. I don't recall having too many issues. Expect 10 mpg city and probably not more than 15 highway. Good luck
  14. I'm with Grog.. I don't know what a peep mirror is either. Maybe that's what mine are. If so the mirror area is very small (round 3 1/2" diameter ) and are extremely difficult to adjust. However once adjusted they do the job and I believe are correct for the era of the car. I bought mine from Bob's at a reasonable price. Good luck Wayne
  15. My Grandson Giulio age 9 with the '41 Buick during his Christmas visit from Italy.