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Everything posted by BillhymerMD

  1. Carl I stumbled upon a 1931 Cadillac Concertible Coupe..... Engine does run but I've had a few people much wiser then I look at it and tell me it's in need of a rebuild. I've attached a few photos...we need to talk some time!
  2. Doing well Carl...may be purchasing a 29 touring soon. My closed car currently has the carb out for a rebuild and tires off...painting wheels. I will hopefully have it back on the road soon. Hope you're doing well! Mike
  3. Thanks for all the info. I'll have a look at the float and see if I can't work through the issue. Not a lot I can about the fuel.
  4. Since the weather cooled my 29 Cadillac is running poorly. The engine ran great all summer when it reached an engine temp 170 -185F. Now the engine only reaches a temp of 140 - 155F and the engine has been flooding, car backfiring and all around running terribly. The car has an electric fuel pump with fuel regulator placed many years ago, regulator set at lowest setting. I placed another inline fuel regulator thinking too much fuel was the problem because the car was puking it all over the road but I still have the problem even though I've limited the fuel significantly from the pump. Maybe it's the fuel? Or perhaps its because the thermostatic controller isn't working to heat the engine up? Any ideas appreciated.
  5. Here is a link for young people who love vintage cars...a Facebook group. We welcome you to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1696522337263630/
  6. I think you missed the point. The point is that someone chopped a "Full Classic". Full Classics are set apart by the CCCA for a reason. I don't propose that every old car be saved. But certain classics are set apart for a reason and should be. This was one of them. The car you give a link to is nice and cool but but no not the same thing. IMO
  7. To people who view full classics as works of art, it's painful to see them destroyed. And rightly so it upsets a few of us. One could argue that "its not your car so why do you care." But that is a lot like asking a baseball card collector not to care if someone buys a rare Babe Ruth card and then promptly cuts it into 20 pieces and then tapes it all back together. It makes you sick that there is one fewer example of that car out there for posterity. And this was a rare car.
  8. Speed is the not main problem. The problem is most people today are distracted. The smart phone is the main culprit but eating a double quarter pounder and fries while flying down the road at 80 mph doesn't help either. I don't think making people take tests more frequently will make roads safer ...the distraction factor is going to be there. The good news is that cars are so much safer today then they were even 10 years ago, and they'll be driving themselves soon enough anyway. But for those of us driving our classics we will always have to be vigilant as hell.
  9. Interstate 10 going through Phoenix is very dangerous....I know because I fix all the people who crash. The posted speed limit is 65 but the flow of traffic, when not rush hour, is 80 mph and even 90 mph as you get out of down town. If you were to follow the posted speed limit of 65 mph it would actually be quite dangerous as cars flew past you.
  10. In my humble opinion, I have no problem with someone hot rodding a 3 window ford all day long but I believe there are certain Marques that should not go down this road. I don't own the car so I have no say but seems a shame to me for a full classic to be chopped.
  11. This poor 1931 Cadillac has been chopped and rodded. This seems like criminal behavior to me. Perhaps someone can buy it and restore some dignity to it. On eBay now.
  12. I believe the proper statement is "if it's brown flush it down, if it's yellow let it mellow"
  13. So i so I took the first step and started a Facebook page...doubt it will go anywhere. What would be fun it to physically get together with people our age and promote the hobby and Facebook does not do that but it may help people connect. I called the Facebook page Generation X-Y-Z Prewar Motorcar Club. X-Y-Z is basically anyone born after 1966.
  14. There are probably so few of us around that actually own a prewar car that you may have to expand the boundaries of the club...maybe simply North America ?. I'm 37 and while I've run into lots of people my age who appreciate my car or prewar cars in general, I've never met one who actually owns their own. I have met a few with rods or other customs but thats not really the same thing. I'd venture to say there are few to none in Phoenix metro...a city of 4 million...who own and drive original prewar cars who themselves are under 40. I hope I'm wrong because it would be a blast to get together with like minded people kind of in the same stage of life.
  15. Took the boys for haircuts...mostly just so I could get the 29 out on the road
  16. Carl I emailed you several days ago...I want to hear all about your trip. You could write a book on your adventure Im sure. I am so sorry we were not able to get together last weekend. I was on a trip for work sadly. Look forward to hearing from you.
  17. Thank you all for the advice on starter rebuild shops. Ended up having it rebuilt by a great shop here in Phoenix...total price $144.00. Probably the cheapest thing Ill ever get rebuilt on the car and boy did it make a difference. Bolted it back on today and it fired right up with a vigor that I've never heard from the car before. Was able to take my Dad for a spin before he heads home tomorrow. Mike
  18. Starter stopped working yesterday. The thing actually started smoking. Does anyone have a recommendation for a rebuilder? It is a delco remy model 725-C. Thanks
  19. From the album: 1929 341-b Cadillac

    The 29 was an honored guest at the Diamond Ball...theme was the roaring 20s. Alice Cooper was in attendance. Great car guy!

    © MEB

  20. I was driving down the road in the 29 caddy and this guy flagged me down. Said he had been looking for me. Apparently saw the car days earlier. He was helping put one of the biggest fund raising events for the arts in Phoenix together. Theme this year is roaring 20s. Asked if they could put the car in the main ballroom. Of course that sounded great to me. They gave me two free tickets to the event. It happened to fall on my 11th wedding anniversary so it was great timing. Four course meal. Live band. Alice Cooper in attendance. Wearing a tux for the first time in a long time. We had a great time and so did the Caddy... I knew the car would take me places but I didn't know it would get me free admission to events like this. Love this car!
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