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  1. I am guilty of saying this one. I had a derivable 1960 Cadillac that I was slowing doing the body work on but needed to sell because I was living with my brother and sister-in-law and she hated that it took up so much of the driveway. We lived near Atlanta GA, and an airline pilot came to look at the car. He asked a lot of questions, and finally said that he lived in Texas and did I think he could drive it home After I finished laughing I told him I didn't even drive it to work if I had to be on time. He bought it anyway, and I always wondered how far he got with it.
  2. I inherited my fathers 1919 Chandler completely dissembled. Its been a puzzle to rebuild all along as there is not much out there for reference. I will never attempt to do this again.
  3. Love it! If i ever get my 1919 Chandler running I wont be far off that mark.
  4. Mentioning the 12 volt to spin faster that may not be a bad idea for just getting it stared for the first time. I did that to fire my Chandler motor the first time.
  5. For me keeping interest in a multi year project. Often I already have eyes and imagination set on the next project before one is finished. For the record I would say anything i do is rebuild and not restore. I haven't got the patience or money to do a proper restoration on a car or bike.
  6. I take it your car doesn't have fuel primer cups? You mentioning that there is no smell or sign of gas makes me wonder if its not pulling the fuel up from the carb. I guess a serious intake leak could cause that but I am not an expert. You are on track, spark, and fuel at correct time and she should fire. Be sure to let us know what you eventually find is the problem.
  7. Those are some serious factory specs. terms like restored, matching numbers, original etc sure get messy and mis-used often these days.
  8. Thanks again. The only reason i am considering was my brother and I built the Corson Ferrari 512 out of it, and its a cool car. I sold him my portion of the car to finance a business I started. He shortly disassembled the car to repaint, but then moved and never completed the repaint. I am not that much in love with the car to end up investing what sounds like could be many thousands of dollars just in repairs let alone finish the painting and new tires. I already have two prewar antique cars i am working on so don't need a third project.
  9. Thanks for all the input. Definitely a few more things to consider than I thought of. Its a shame but no the car wasn't set up to be stored long term. I will probably pass on the car as it would end up needing more than its worth, and I am not that attached to it to make it such a project that it could become.
  10. I have the opportunity to buy back a v-6 Fiero I sold 25 years ago. Mileage is less than 20K, Ran beautifully when sold, but sat covered with a tarp ever since. Is there any truth that various seals in the engine and transmission will leak from sitting? Would I be inviting a ton of headaches? I expect brake calipers would/could be frozen, and of course need new tires. It has sat covered in a driveway in PA for 25 years.
  11. Be sure to post some photos when its complete.
  12. Last year I registered a 1931 Ford Model A in Georgia. They gouged me for $1 and $12 for the tag. Gotta love that!
  13. As others said. Do Not use the inferior products to complete the project. You will have reaction/adhesive issues and in the end will cost more. You mentioned using Maaco but its 8 miles away. Surely you can get it towed there. Its sounding like your best bet.
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