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  1. Thanks for the replies and comments on the finish on part of the trim Almost 12 months has gone by and have found out that the rear doors won't close because too much "padding" was used in the top area where the compound tapering conical shape piece of formed metal that goes from the top of the shoulder/rib area of the front seat frame to floor. The rear doors were starting to bind on the over padded section of metal near the C pillar even without the door trim card fitted to the door , which is an extra 4mm (160 thou). This strain does not equate to a good outcome considering
  2. Interisting info.,thanks for sharing to all who have replied. The 'rolling chassis" question is a good one,the only way to compare would be to have some pictures/measurements/info to compare! This post is not really an update but more of a "what do think" about the "trim" that the "trimmer" did and should such workmanship be accepted as "she be right mate" on a unique vintage, or any other vintage for that matter? Have a bit of a look at the picture and feel free to comment in any way! This is looking at the back/top left corner of the front seat as if standing in back looking forward. Wa
  3. just testing 3 random picture uploads !
  4. Have never had it done but i think it might be able to be cut by "waterjet" cutting method (would need to be tried on a sacrificial small sample first ?)...if the sacrificial piece does not turn into a bucket full of small glass ice cubes then probably a good chance the real one won't. They require a template of shape and usually charge a "setup" fee which may be a bit involved on a curved piece. Many years ago i used an engraver to put patterns on my wife's car (rear quarter glass) while still in car with no problems , i thought that was cool so i tried it on a rear quarter on the table.
  5. Link works ok from here http://www.vvap.com/catalog.asp
  6. ^ sounds good , hav neva seen a vet susp. set up ? sort of might be based on the vel type of thing for models of same Gm group made on a lower scale in other countries...don't know ?..could do with a bit more metal between front/rear to stop the things from twisting up like likorish ? ps... the CCT rear view on the Hurricane was in monochrome and although largeish by today's standards,very few details available.
  7. Hopefully the links work just to give an idea on a "smaller' size 2 door looks like underneath on rotisserie & mount points , (the pictures are of a GMH product that was available over here from factory with a 308 cubic inch V8 (rwd) ,weighed in at 2700 pounds)...from the late 70's,although not a Reatta i hope a bit of an idea can be gotten of the idea of the rails?, sure beats crawling around underneath, and simple-ish enough to construct? http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/sirpsychosis/Car%20Rotisserie/DSC04084.jpg http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/sirpsychosis/Car%20Rotisse
  8. Another GMH "special" , sort of looks "familiar' in a way ?
  9. I am starting to like the Reatta ,3800 rwd would be good enough for me,but the steering wheel is on the passenger side , but on the point of being able to spin it , this is a not finished rotisserie, just for an idea (still looking for a pic. of a 2 door on one). The reason i mentioned the front/rear chassis rails as a mounting point is because they are generally COG when the car has been gutted , but not knowing what they have in terms of chassis rails it is hard to tell , may need to make up a specific adapters somewhere along the way. From what i have seen the little Buick looks q
  10. Thanks , sounds a bit like the story of some of the cars made over here,not many wanted them from new, but now try getting one (even though the numbers were higher). Bit off topic , but GM (GMH over here) did some really strange things at times (even stranger now) A couple of pictures from a 1969 "prototype" , this thing had camera rear view with screen on dash , oil cooled front brakes,adjustable pedals to suit driver ,an early form of "find my way" (navigator setup) , 253 cubic inch V8 making 253 bhp plus a myriad of other subtle things. But who would have wanted one of these in "69"
  11. Having only been here a short while i sort of see/read a bit on these little cars , may i ask without being offensive , what makes them a special ? On the rotisserie side of things , what a lot of the mad mob do over here is use the front/rear bumper mounts/front/rear chassis rails as the mount points to spin it once it has been gutted , seems to work out ok . sounds like an awesome bit of gear in the making.
  12. After looking at other pictures !, the fitting, (on the back of head,drivers side) that might be "assumed" as being a heater outlet?...it would more appear that the "outlet" originally would have been used as the Temp. gauge sender fitting but looks like a pipe fitting has been screwed in ?..certainly looks Continental , if it was a heater fitting there would have to some sort of return to the cold side of the cooling system? Other than that...this is looking at the front of a C600
  13. To remove pictures/attachments.....click on your user name, click my settings, a new 'window" appears , click manage attachments , a list of all the attachments you have added will appear, to the right of the attachment will appear a check box, check the box related to attachment/s you wish to "delete" and "delete selected". Sounds like the upload problem is sorted and going on the allowable 19.53MB upload it does not take long to chew that up with large pictures so a re-size is not a bad idea if intending on adding quite a few pictures.
  14. I am just wondering on the M600A327S ? ,the prefix used in Continentals usually started with C,"M" perhaps denoting the type of vehicle that the particular type of engine/head was assigned to during manufacture ?, don't know, not a lot of info. around about these things other than that C400 was 4 cylinder & C600 was 6 cylinder version ?, what the rest of the codes mean is a bit of a mystery,the "extra" pipe sort of denotes a heater which as already said would tend to make one think that it's application was for "passenger vehicle"...interesting....they did make engines for various other a
  15. Not sure on what is "pot metal" that that is being referred to ? ...is it the stuff that door handles etc. that were made of this metal?...it can/does be polished and coated to "keep" a shine...but , when we sent some handles away that are NLA to be chromed the call was that if they were re-Chromed after being cleaned up that the impurities within the cast would only "make there way back to the top after a while (years?)" and result in a poor finish after some time. The other alternative to get a good finish on pot metal was to have it cleaned up and then resin dipped/sealed and then re-pl
  16. Just triple plate the stuff and be done with it, sure it costs a bit more but well worth the effort in the long run for real chrome , can't beat it when done properly..plastic cheap "chrome" = a plastic cheap society in my opinion...just saying ,as per some other opinions.
  17. Thanks mate for that,have been a bit busy (slack) to get more info. I think you are right about the "aircon" models with the fold out screen. The Continental i mentioned was a Beacon and was featured in the 1999 edition of Restored Cars,i believe it was from Adelaide? Came across the "hand book" for a Flyer although it is the LHD version,there will be quite a few "differences" in versions,at least according to some one from the "States" who knows a little bit about these cars.....yes...not very popular in the car scene but i feel play a "somewhat" important role in History from Detroit, i be
  18. http://forums.aaca.org/topic/256756-deleting-a-post/#entry1372566 sheesh...what went wrong there? something went missing?.....see how it works.
  19. The cast "cl" is indeed a Continental logo..at least according to a Continental block with the same logo...just my 2 bobs worth.
  20. This is just a test,this picture was originally 239x320 (44.1KB) i re-sized it to 66.79KB ... The same picture on another forum using the same software is roughly twice the size and clearer (mainly due to a black background of the reply box once posted). It seems like a setting issue within on which i have no idea how to help with, but they are working on it The link as to where the other picture sits could be posted for benefit of comparison (it does work when previewed from here) , however i feel it would be a breech of the rules on behalf of both forums to do that , so that's a no
  21. ^ wheew ,thanks for that,thought i might have got the "down under sense of humor" all messed up after thinking about that reply
  22. Yes,by saving them somewhere on computer then rotating them with choice of software used for photo manipulation then re-posting the photo after manipulation...or..manipulate photo to desired rotational angle prior to posting
  23. ^ i think it is an embedded function/option that will remain no matter what,however,if you choose to follow a topic simply click it and you will be notified of new replies to that topic, if you wish to not follow the topic,simply click "unfollow topic" when viewing and you won't be notified, other than that, just ignore it ....sort of a handy function if members are keen on reading things that could become hard to find at some later date...or just interested in the topic
  24. Thanks mate,nice,well kept car . will be in touch later on The "flying lady" ornament was "custom made" ...there are two sizes available,one is "large' the other is "small". It is a two two piece set up,not sure on what models used the small/large but would hazard a guess that the Ace used the "large" ornament,(not sure),the base (winged shaped piece on grill) is a different piece that can be identified by the size of the model badge (eg. Ace,Flyer,Beacon) that fits to the base that fits on the grill,(i think,still working on that?) These cars are not the most "popular" in the American
  25. Sorry,have never tried to do it,this might be some help Help Topic: Gallery The gallery can be used to upload images you wish to share with the community. To access it, click the "Gallery" tab at the top of any page. Gallery Home Page The gallery has two areas: Categories and albums. Administrators will create the categories that you can upload images into, or create albums within. If you have permission to create albums, you will be able to create them within the categories that administrators designate as accepting new albums. The homepage may show a feed of recent images, featured image
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