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About Hans1965

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  1. Hi there, here are my costs.... In the US: - Enclosed pick-up Kentucky New York USD 695 - Ocean freight USD 895 - Insurance USD 225 = ca. 1800 USD In Europe: -Handling charges (Unloading, customs clearance documents, ecotax) 500 EUR -Vat 7% 1568 EUR -pick-up Rotterdam port to my garage 250 EUR = ca. 2300 EUR = ca 2500 USD Total 4300 USD (ca. 3900 EUR) on top of sales price. VAT hurts me most, is on car price and transport. I always follow my gut feeling after I have talked to the seller and my expectation is lo
  2. Hi Vegard, I asked hydro-e-electric some time back but never got an answer. Looked online but did not find anything, Bob's nothing, too. I used this instead, see below. It is a power steering hose for modern corvettes, I think. It is a bit stiff, but worked, the ends can be straightened or more curved as needed. Costs less than 20 USD at parts stores. I am using ATF (Dexron III). Flushed my old system 3 times as ATF is very cheap stuff. My biggest problem was to find a new gasket for the reservoir. Made one myself finally. And then the pressure of the pump was too low. Had to clean the pressur
  3. Nice 49 Riviera, too. Obviously a package deal and now he wants to sell the 4 door...
  4. This is what I got for 15 grand a year ago. Super smooth engine and really complete. Interior shot though, currently in the making. Bumpers excellent, side chrome slightly pitted. But if the guy had spent 7 on the chrome alone, then you could say the car costs only 8.5.... That's the way I would convince myself it is a great deal and in fact a steal. 😂👍😊 Do you use similar strategies? But the rear fender chrome is a must, totally agree.
  5. Hi Mohamed, I am using Hardi gas pumps (hardi-automotive.com), available for different applications, engine sizes and 12V or 6V. German engineering and manufacturing is never cheap, but this is good stuff. You hold it in your hands and you instantly know you bought something that will last. One thing less to worry about. Before that I bought these flimsy small pumps, too, until gas leaked out or they simply stopped working.
  6. I experience some real problems with my 56 Cadillac CdV, no Buick, but you guys know everything. The car needed new mufflers and pipes and my mechanic replaced them. Then he wanted to fine tune the two four barrel Carter carburetors to make the engine run a little smoother and the odyssey started. In the course of the last 3 months he rebuilt the carbs, adjusted the linkage between them, replaced the intake manifold gasket due to a vacuum leak, replaced the points by electronic ignition and much more I guess. We had all sorts of malfunctions, some really scary, some less. But
  7. You were trying to help. Thanks for that!
  8. Thank you very much, Al, exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately no Buick National swap meet in Germany.
  9. Does anyone here know where I can buy the gasket between reservoir and hydrolectric pump for my 53 Buick Roadmaster Riviera? Or has diameter and thickness? It is a simple rubber gasket I guess. The one one my car was handmade and has just fallen apart. Hydro-e-lectric does not have it on their website. Thanks a lot!
  10. Sounds familiar. I was told by the system admin of this forum some time ago that they blocked access from Europe (or especially Germany, cannot recall now) due to masses of spam flooding the forum. I installed the Opera browser on my devices which has built in VPN. By that the forum cannot 'see' where I am located. Problem solved.
  11. At this price you can only expect a car with work. Still like this car a lot. Outside okay, interior okay, chrome, okay. Electrical stuff to be checked. 'Runs and drives' could mean it doesn't stop supported by the picture with the yellow 'stopper'. Brakes shouldn't be a too big issue... But I am broke at the moment anyway...
  12. You guys have great fantasy or have experienced the worst!! Of course the description gives space for a lot. So from your experience a vague description always means something shady.
  13. I looked it up on the Barret Jackson site. It was sold at around 12.5 k. Before that the same car was sold via Barret Jackson in 2017 for around 20 k. The 13.5 now for this Coupe seem to be a good price. But what means "needs a little help"......
  14. Because of the C pillar I prefer the 56 over the 57, but honestly, is there any 50s Cadillac not to like? Gorgeous machines.
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