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  1. I bought some lenses for other lights from this guy. He seemed to be very knowledgeable and good to work with. Good luck! https://oldcarlenses.com/
  2. WILL ROGERS Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known. Some of his sayings: 1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. 2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. 3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works. 4. Never miss a good chance to shut up. 5. Always drink upstream from the herd. 6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. 7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold
  3. I guess he was at least thinking of his own safety.
  4. They marked the strap with paint to not forget to remove it. I'm thinking that wasn't necessary.
  5. I have a brick from the floor of the original race car garage at Ormond Beach, Fl. I want to make a diorama using the brick along with a period correct race car model of one of the cars that actually raced on the beach. My question is: who makes a good quality model kit of the old racers? I would prefer a kit but would be interested in an assembled car if it was the right size etc....
  6. Micky, I will be your neighbor next year when we move to Lexington, NC where my 31 roadster is stored.
  7. Thanks Ron, I expect to buy the moldings and cover I need from them as well.
  8. I'm enjoying your work greatly. Where did you get your running board covering and aluminum trim? I'm in the process of finishing my running boards and looking options. Thanks, John
  9. I didn't get to work on the car yesterday but spent a few hours cleaning brass today. I started with the vinegar and salt treatment with a lot of elbow grease and that helped but it was really slow. I bought a palm sander to use on the radiator shell and it really made life easier. I didn't us too aggressive of a grit paper but the tarnish is slowly coming off. I can't work tomorrow but had to see how the shell will look so I trial fitted it to the radiator. I think it looks great but will look even better after several more hours or days of sanding and buffing. I was able to
  10. Worked most of the day and have little to show for it. Some parts of the puzzle just go together slower than others. I did get the spotlight back together. I'm working with a lens company to find a new lens so hopefully that will work out. I transferred most of the brackets from the old firewall to the new and was going to cut the hole for the steering column but my jig saw broke. Got to get a new one tomorrow. I think I have the problem solved for the one headlight rim that won't shut. I spent a lot of time removing the inside of the rim and now it shuts ok. I w
  11. Not much to show for a lot of work but I'm happy for the progress! The salt and vinegar worked great to remove the ages of tarnish on the spotlight. Today I started sanding with 600 grit paper and up and was very surprised when Gray & Davis showed up. I was hoping that I could figure out the mfg. and I guess it was just tarnished over. The process of lightly sanding with grit up to 2000 takes time but it is really paying off. The brackets are done and look good. The light bucket has a lot of dents and scratches. I have worked out many of the dents but some of the deeper scratch
  12. I had a very productive day in the shop today. It looked like rain so I did not push the chassis outside but managed to take a few pictures anyway in my over crowded shop. I completely disassembled the spotlight that will be attached to the firewall. What self-respecting fire chief's car doesn't have a spotlight? The brass was very tarnished as you can see but by using salt and white vinegar and a lot of elbow grease I have it down to mostly plain brass now. The light is in remarkable condition and will buff our beautiful. I have to get some more buffing supplies but should ha
  13. Got the radiator painted and in place. The rear-end has all the parts in place. Everything needs to be adjusted in order to have brakes but that will have to wait until the motor is in as the rod that carries the brake and clutch pedals attaches to the transmission housing. I'm still battling with some of the linkage up to the brake pedal but I will figure that out sometime. I have a cabinet man cutting out the new firewall. I decided to paint the firewall body color as I didn't want to add another color with wood stain and create another contrast to the fire engine red and black trim
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