46 woodie

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    67 years young, I'll never grow up!

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  1. I used the sealer that the Bill Hirsch Company sells. It's supposed to be ethanol gas proof. So far so good.
  2. John. LeBaron Bonny was purchased by a new owner and in talking to him at HERSHEY, he was really trying to make it work. I have used them for 3 Model A's, my '32 and my '46 Station wagon and was very happy with their interior kits. I hope if it is true that they are closing, there is another company that can offer interior kits for us. From what I understand is they were hit with several retirements and could not find the craftspeople that were required to do what we all expect in our interiors.
  3. Similar to the '28 Model A Ford before they changed to a single disc. The "A" has four or five discs, not exactly sure how many.
  4. 152K without changing the timing belt? I wouldn't gamble, by purchasing the car and installing a new belt. What happens if you find out the motor is junk, do you really want to get into the parts business. I wouldn't want that car around while you wait for the phone to ring about a part someone need for their CRX. You might consider walking away as others have suggested.
  5. Model A Fords also had Ford Script on some of the battery cables.
  6. I'm betting that it was made from a combination of parts, as an attraction to lure tourists into thinking they are being driven around in some sort of antique car. Those front tires look like solid rubber. The seats look like modern, high back, bucket seats.
  7. I gotta agree with Joe. Woodgraining looks easy but if you aren't a professional chances are you might regret doing it yourself. I have a 3M Di-Noc catalog and you can get very close to the T&C original pattern, but as Joe states you need to know what you are doing to apply it. You might want to bite the bullet and talk to a professional about what to do with your car. If you log onto the T&C website there is contact info.
  8. Just to add to what Roger suggests, if you do use air to blow out the gas line, disconnect it from both the tank and the carb. On another post a while ago a gentleman stated that he disconnected the line from the carb and blew the junk back into the tank. Big mistake that will come back to haunt him.
  9. Along with Joe suggests, did you change the height of the oil pick up screen when you replaced the oil pump?
  10. Well, Greg and John have your answer, tell the Judges you want your points back!
  11. I find it interesting that the judges questioned you about the blue dots. If they didn't know and weren't positive, then they should not have deducted any points for it. They were just guessing. As kaiser points out, this was discussed and from what I remember reading, some cars of the era did have blue dots.
  12. At the Woodie Show in Ogunquit, ME last year a gentleman had two antique bicycles that were completely made from wood. Very apropos!
  13. Kfle, I think by now the consensus is to leave your car alone and simply enjoy the heck out of it. You have a rare and beautiful car that most of us would love to own. I personally think most people are shying away from full blown, multi dollar restorations. Whenever I enter a car show with ether of my cars, I put a small card right under the windshield, event, card that states "Please do not judge". Too much nit picking and too much jealousy when awards are given out.
  14. I have "Year of Manufacture" plates on my cars. 1946 was a one plate year in New York because of a war shortage of steel, so I don't need to run a front plate. It takes the look of the car back to 1946 without a modern plate.
  15. I would suggest that perhaps local companies sponsored the trophies and the Locomobile Car Company sponsored the cup you have. I don't think LKA might mean Los Angeles Kennel Association, if it was it would be engraved LAKA. Might be a local chapter club, like Lakewood (LKA). Unique piece.