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  1. I've been using one for the 8 plus years I've owned the car. I do shake the duster a few times while dusting the car. I have washed this Buick only ONCE since it rolled out off the delivery truck almost nine years ago. So I'd say "works for me" Sorry these photos are so large. Not sure what I did. ?
  2. 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.
  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.
  16. Thanks Bloo. Good information.
  17. Asking opinions. I notice my brake pedal getting soft the last few times I've had my car (1941 Super 51) out for a drive. Seems like it's down to about 1/3 above floor on stopping. If I push hard I get the normal feel of stopping but still kind of soft pedal. What I am asking is: are they due for a brake adjustment or maybe this is a hydraulic problem? I don't see any leakage on garage floor and I would think the brakes would have failed completely (pedal to the floor) if the fluid is being pushed out. As far as I know the brakes have not been manually adjusted since I got the car almost 10K miles ago. Prior owner had a new master cylinder and brake work but not sure at what mileage The car had 24K when I bought it. Now has 33,800. I admit I am not a mechanic so I'll get an appointment with the guy who knows what to do. Just asking. Thanks Wayne 1941 Super 51
  18. Great photos of great cars in a great part of the world. Thanks.
  19. Or is it Tap Tap Taping? The noise my 248 CI straight 8 is making on cold start up. No mechanic here so stay with me. I am thinking (hoping) it needs a valve adjustment. The noise subsides when the engine warms up but can still be heard just not as loud as start up. What do you think? lifter problem? valves need adjusting? or?? car has 32,000 original miles. It's been making this noise for about 400 miles now. I have had no engine work since purchased at 24,000 miles. Oil has been changed every year or approx 1,000 miles. Thanks for the help Wayne 1941 Super
  20. Wow! Vicente Great cars and beautiful country. I've never been to Spain but would love to see the country and include the museum. On my next trip to Italy I will work on a few day stop over to see this place. Thank you for sharing. Wayne Fresno, Ca.
  21. Neil We have the same car. I too have a bad fuel gauge which bounces empty to 1/4 so I don't trust it. My thoughts. Your terrain is known for it's hills. The San Francisco area in general for it's heavy stop and go traffic. The evaporation thought probably is some of the use but most is the area which you drive. My area is as flat as the floor and I figure no more than 12 - 13 mpg. My normal run is 16 to 25 miles of very flat road at 50 to 55 mph with very few stops. you probably should get more than 6 but I would think with your driving conditions 8 -10 mpg even if well tuned. And don't forget we can't get "real" gas here in Taxifornia Just my H O. Good luck Wayne Flat Fresno, Ca
  22. If you are not concerned about being original Matt Harwood put me onto superbrightleds.com I installed rear turn signal and brake & tail LED bulbs. I am very happy with the brightness (order red for rear not white). I did not replace front turn/parking bulbs as they were bright enough. Thank you Matt Harwood and good luck to you Greg. Wayne
  23. I wish. The closest station to me is 265 miles. Thanks California one more reason to get the HELL OUT!
  24. Thanks.. Mark and billorn . I do some research.