Willie Wurke

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About Willie Wurke

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  2. Sitting 45 years with carb off is enough to stick all the valves!!
  3. The 1154 and 1157 have the same size base but will not interchange because the 1157 has staggered"tits" and will only fit one way, whereas the 1154 can be installed :upside down. Very few car brands used the 1154 , before going to the 1157.
  4. Standard equipment on Fords of the early 30's that had the rear mounted spare tire. That is a Ford key slot (like no other) CURTIS was a brand of keys usually found in hardware stores back in the good ol' days when they could cut car keys!!
  5. That is what I have encountered also. The stop is to keep the cable from going too far into the speedo machanism and damaging the "clockworks". I have only worked in auto repair 76 years but really learning some new tricks now .(doing street rods) "Shhhh"
  6. THIS MOULDING IS NEW OLD STOCK. IT IS 35.5 INCHES LONG. SUPPOSEDLY ALSO FITS EARLY 50's BUICK and OLDS 98 . (Was special ordered for customer in 1953. I don't think he still wants/needs it now!) PRICE $50.
  7. i think you need a lesson in mechanicing. If its easy --you are doing it WRONG Serously now:. The new cable has to go into the conduit from the top. The only reason to dis-connect the lower end is if it broke off and you have to remove the broke off piece. You shouldn't have to remove the front seat-- but it is to your advantage to have a body shape like a snake!! HERE IS A TIP: Put a little swipe of wheel bearing grease on the lower third of the new cable. ENJOY
  8. This car has only 17000 actual miles on it! It is a local car and still has the 1943-44 WWII West Virginia license on it! It was a decal you affixed to the windshield. It has been disassembled and repainted with a mid-year promotion color called Palm Beach Gray with wheels and body stripe in Cinnabar Red. All the work has been by professional craftsmen. Included with it is a LeBaron Bonney interior soft trim kit. It has every piece of soft trim inside the car except the headliner at a cost of $3750. The box has never been opened! It still has the new car feel--- no squeaks or rattles----solid car! The car is in Southern West Virginia---Price is $32500. FIRM call Chris @ 304-574-1150
  9. DON"T DO IT !!!! I spent 15 years in dealership service departments as line mech and service manager. You wouldn't believe the factory recall campaigns and what percentage applied to the braking system! These were all systems designed by professional automotive engineers. I think you are headed down the wrong road1 What is the goal? Bragging rights or stopping your car?.
  10. LIKE NEW Was replaced when car was 1 year old! Tests as OK. $375. 304-469-9648
  11. This radiator sprung a leak in 1958 and was replaced under warranty. It is now repaired and like new. Price is $375.
  12. Trade the '51 for a '41 with factory air. Problem solved plus prettier car!
  13. Somebody needs to wake up and smell the coffee! Arnold has an ad in the current issue of ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE ( I think he always has an ad there)
  14. To me it was just more work to do. I was the service manager in a Mercury-Edsel- Lincoln dealership. The 1959 Edsel was really good. They outsold Mercury for us. Only got one 1960 model . Sold it to the man who had bought our first 1958 model. Very few can claim they bought a 60 model.