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  1. If you need it to be 1 1/2" tall buy a stack of them or get a machine shop to cut one out of a thick piece of the same material.
  2. Will this one work for you? https://www.ebay.com/i/264504402407?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=264504402407&targetid=595076424608&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9003007&poi=&campaignid=6470474296&mkgroupid=76413868734&rlsatarget=aud-412677883135:pla-595076424608&abcId=1140476&merchantid=7947404&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9IeL4tWh5gIVCYeGCh1BhQoTEAQYASABEgLA5PD_BwE Wes in VT
  3. Are you a member of the Cadillac Lasalle Club? Or, at least have you looked at their online forum? http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/ They have worldwide membership so I'll bet one of those guys will be able to help you. Good luck! Wes in VT
  4. Again, It's my opinion eBay is not the best venue for these parts. I looked the Completed Listings and saw only one crankshaft that closed with bids lately and that one had a starting bid of $20, 12 bids later closed at $104.49 with flat rate shipping of $25. The sale didn't complete because it was relisted several more times with the same starting bid and closed with no bids. It's active now if you go look. A lot of Model A parts offered have a shipping cost associated with the listing and those don't seem to be at a competitive disadvantage to the items with free shipping. Your Question "Don't know why shipping items or objects is so expensive these days?" My opinion is this. Retail shipping is high to make up for the discounts the volume sellers (Amazon is one example) get so the little guy who isn't shipping millions of boxes has to pay the difference. It becomes very obvious as other people have pointed out. Open an account with Fedup or UPS and you'll see a discount from retail just for that one step. Start shipping a huge number of boxes and you can tell the shipper what you'll pay. Good luck, Wes in VT
  5. And, your other parts are still active on eBay, with free shipping, even after all of this discussion... I can't wait to hear what it will cost to ship that head or crankshaft. Personally, I don't post things on eBay unless I know there's a good chance they will sell. From what I see, Model A engine parts aren't movers on eBay so I would look for a more viable selling venue. Perhaps a Model A forum? Wes in VT
  6. My dad was into woodworking and used a brace as a drill. It looks like a speed wrench only it has a chuck on the end instead of a square end to attach sockets. Wes in VT
  7. Any chance a 115v bulb work? Try these guys: http://www.surplussales.com/bulbs-incan-panel/Bulbs-4.html Here's an example of something they have. Wes in VT
  8. We don't get out as much as we'd like to but here we are at the Waterbury, VT VAE show last August. I'm not in the picture but my wife, Nelli is, wearing her 1st prize winning costume. And, although it's can't be seen in this photo she was carrying a Wendell Willkie for President handkerchief which I'm sure helped convince the judges she was dressed appropriately for the time period. The car is our 1940 LaSalle Model 52.
  9. If you resize the photos to a smaller size they will load to this page.
  10. Any chance you could post a few more pictures? And, maybe tell us where it's located. Wes in VT
  11. 55 - 57 Tbirds are well represented on the internet by parts suppliers, clubs, forums etc. Brake parts are easily obtainable. Here's some sources for you: https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_thunderbird/?ne_ppc_id=1161&ne_key_id=21516967&ne_sadid=304431113685&cm_mmc=google-_-Thunderbird+Non+Branded-_-Exact-_-1957+thunderbird+parts&cm_guid=1-_-100000000000000029874-_-304431113685&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvobphpGv4QIVEoTICh237wb-EAAYASAAEgI63PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds https://www.larrystbird.com/1955-1957-ford-thunderbird-products/ https://www.npdlink.com/1955-1957-thunderbird https://www.ctci.org/ https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=3 Good luck. Wes in VT
  12. There are escrow services out there that might be of interest to you. Be aware there are fraudulent services in addition to the legitimate ones. You might also want to find someone near the car to go look at it to ascertain that it actually exists and possibly provide a report of condition. Many club members are willing to help. Some expect to be paid, others will do it as a favor. You didn't indicate the make, year or model of car you are interested in but it would behoove you to find someone who knows something about the type of car you're interested in rather than one with only general knowledge. I'm sure others on this forum can offer more suggestions. Wes in VT
  13. Here in Burlington, VT what used to be the Lake View Buick dealership building is still in use, but not as a car dealer anymore. On the back corner of the left side of the building is an overhead door that opens to a ramp that goes to the second floor where the parts & service departments were situated. The building was new in 1924 and ceased being a dealership in 1972. The new & used cars were parked on a lot across the street. There's a building on that lot now. Wes in VT