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Wilf Sedanet

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About Wilf Sedanet

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  • Birthday 05/24/1980

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  1. Hi guys, some good news and some sad news. First a correction: We decided to use 15w40 classic car oil instead of 20w50 because the engine has healthy pressure and oil can be too thick too. Good news is that my mech installed a new original door mechanism I bought so the left door is now straight as a whistle. So that previous repaired hacked up one is out. Also Bob's automobilia had the '49 Dynaflow trunk plastic inserts. These were previously $275 at another place and now a more attainable $132 so that cracked one can be replaced. Then a bomb shell and a little sad news: I have so
  2. Warmest November day ever. Rainy but warm. So perfect to test the new oil and ignition system. It was a joy to drive again.
  3. As long as I still have her I take care of her. So I refurbished the starter motor. It’s literally new on the inside now. Today I drove her around to stretch her legs and prepare for new oil for the winter (high zinc 20w50 preserving classic car) and also change out the ignition parts. She started and drove perfectly again. Every time I take her for a spin I get so happy and just want to keep her...
  4. I’m reinstalling an original carburetor but I’m missing bolts. Can anyone tell me what thread pattern and size it should be (manifold)? Also, if someone has an original carb throttle linkage (the one on top of the engine) I would be very interested.
  5. I haven’t posted here for a long time since I shared my car and her story at the HETclub forum. If people here are still interested I can share those stories here too.
  6. It’s been a while again. I’ve decided to sell my dream car because I drive her too little. She needs a better home. I did however finally finish the radio today: and I made a lengthy video of her this weekend:
  7. This weekend the test installation with the new 6x9” speaker and noise isolator was successful. I call this radio project practically done. Only a permanent installation is necessary. https://youtu.be/q1jZCx0vElI (I also have a video with more befitting music; Wayne Hancock, but I thought YouTube would probably copyright strike that immediately because the audio is too good 😂) I also need to install some rubber against the rain because the doors are letting in all the water. I’m not planning to drive in the rain much but rain can come unexpectedly in this country
  8. I’ve been busy trying to quiet Rhodora down (wind noise) around the windows, sills and torn rubbers. I also test fitted the car radio project, temporary with the speaker for my ‘49 Buick. I put a 10kOhm potmeter with switch function in the front face and wired it up. It all works like a charm except for ignition noise entering the system. I’ll try a noise filter on the power side and if that doesn’t work I’ll go through the ignition system itself. Here’s the test fit system hooked up, playing a drum computer sample so YT will not silence it:
  9. Since the car radio in Rosetta is becoming a sort of running gag (every time I’m close to finishing it something happens - this summer the amps broke down and the new ones never came - still waiting!) so I decided to repurpose the lot and give Rhodora some sounds. I bought other amps that have no volume control and a custom Bluetooth receiver named Rhodora. The rest is the same setup I made for Rosetta including the bespoke speaker cabinet I built. Since Rhodora has the grille aimed at the window in stead of to the front seat I have to get a new speaker too. The test s
  10. The axle is non stock (Dana 44) and the suspension are bags, next time I have to remove the shock for better clearance. That’s what my mechanic that installed the new bags told me after I told him about the ordeal 😅 The shocks prevented further lowering (although the bags were pretty stretched already too).
  11. Today I got my birthday gift from my girlfriend: a pinstripe for Rhodora by my favorite pinstriper. It was quite a drive (140 mile round trip) but it sure was worth it! Now everywhere I go I will have to explain (gladly) the story behind Rhodora.
  12. Yesterday I got her a new inner tube and some interior work. The wheel and rim is too wide to fit in between the axle and body, that was a bit of a struggle. Back seat removed. Testing out if this sound (and heat) insulation material works.
  13. I did some work today on her. I want to make a new interior but first I need to put some durable paint on the metal. I’ve chosen (a kind of) hammerite which has been proven to work if it’s applied correctly. I’ve planned to do that tomorrow but today I wanted to get her home and do some non-paint insulation. When I got to her garage she had a flat rear tire so I needed a foot pump to get her up to level. After that I decided to put a layer of boiled linseed oil on her body as it should help her age better in our sometimes humid climate. It started to rain today so I could put it t
  14. I haven’t been posting for a while but lots has happened to Rhodora. The suspension was too harsh; no travel in the front and no spring effect in the back. So we changed the front springs (Camaro) and shocks (I believe the same height as a Volvo “Amazon” p121), and in the back some normal airbags with actual travel and comfort. It sits higher in the front so it is a real tail dragger now and in the back it will also not go as low as before. Some people said I am crazy to heighten a lowered car but comfort on long hauls is more important than a little loss of stance imho
  15. Thanks Neil, the Hudson was never intended but sometimes you cannot pass up a unique opportunity when you stumble upon it. The ‘49 Buick Super is my personal favorite but my other unicorn is a 1942 Buick Roadmaster Sedanet but that’s a real rare one. I’m currently working on the radio wiring now and decided to use the dial so it doesn’t look so empty behind the glass (and more original). I also placed a light diffuser (frost filter from my theater days) in front of the LED. The LED now turns on with the original volume potmeter (the on-off-switch). The parts radio I bo
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