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  1. Ray saves the day, again. I'm sure he's tired of getting calls from Texas.
  2. Looking for shock link ball seat and springs along with rubber seal or dust cover. Seats I have are worn and some of the springs I have are broken. Any help appreciated.
  3. At a show this weekend and saw a beautiful 61 sitting in a spot. As I looked the car over, I noticed a worn chrome bezel in the driver fender. Talked with the owner who said it was for a spotlight. He had the spotlight at home, it worked, he just felt it was out of place on the car. The original owner ordered the car with the spotlight. Did GM have a spotlight option in 61 or was this a dealer installed item? The bezel seemed to fit the fender very well. Unfortunately, no pics.
  4. Listen to Matt. After following his posts, and seeing that having the proper tool made a job easier (whoda thunk?) I searched for and bought the same wrench for a 33 KA I'm working on. Best little purchase of the year. At 85 bucks, it sounds pretty reasonable over fabrication yourself. Factor in your labor rate and materials. Plus all of the measurements are factory correct with a factory wrench.
  5. I've used and installed products like Dynamat and Roadkill that, as most know, are a butyl sheet that is sticky backed. A cheaper alternative to these brands is a company called Noico. I've not personally used it, but a close friend did and is happy with the results. I've also used, and prefer, spray-in such as LizardSkin which has 2 systems, one for noise (sound control - SC) and one for heat (ceramic insulation - CI). Between the sheets and spray-in, I've done 15-20 cars.
  6. If you're not concerned with the originality, Lizard Skin is a good option. There are two parts to their system, one is ceramic insulation for heat and the other is a noise reducer. I've used it on several hot rods and it is a vast improvement. It stiffens things up and reduced noise and heat considerably.
  7. You probably won't find too many reproduction parts like you would a model a or a 57 chevy, but there are a number of Lincoln guys in Hemmings that specialize in mid century cars.
  8. Joe, congrats on your purchase. Spending a little bit of time now going over all of the components will only add to the enjoyment you have once the car is put back into service. They are great touring cars!
  9. almost the same steps when restoring, with the exception of the gasoline wash, of course. so steps 35 - 40, 12 coats of color? Seems excessive, I guess it was hand rubbed and not sprayed so that it didn't build material? Also, what is step 46 - tint coat?
  10. 2 early examples I know...... A '18 center door Buick was painted a brown/maroon A '21 Touring Buick as light blue
  11. Several of the most recent cars I had a hand in of the restoration, Pierce, Buick, Lincoln L had traditional stuffing, hog hair, horse hair or similar, used for the interior. Most upholsterers these days don't want to go through the trouble of stuffing seats, they prefer to use foam and push the project out the door. The use of correct internal materials can make or break a correct restoration.
  12. If you can't find who you're looking for, I've had good luck with my local auto paint supply house doing the same.
  13. Thanks for the offer. Upon your mention of him, I looked him up online and left a message to see if he can help me.
  14. Admittedly there are few choices these days regarding ignition coils - especially 6v coils. The original coils were in the 33 Lincoln I'm restoring, broken tops and all. These had the mounts welded directly onto the coil as most old(er) coils did, and fit under the cowl inside the car. So what are you using? Standard replacements from local auto parts store (with modification) or something different?
  15. convertible coupe. I would love NOS but expect used, as long as it's better than what I have. Do you have one, perhaps?
  16. Part may fit other makes/models I found the unit on the bay, the owner will eventually get a photo to verify it is the proper piece, Bernbaums does not have one, another supplier in Ga. was very helpful, but they too don't have the regulator. Any help would be appreciated.
  17. It was a good gathering. Too few cars due to varying chances of rain, mostly heavy thunderstorms that weekend.
  18. Lets figure out context here... Lincoln guys are doers and buick guys are talkers -----or------ Lincolns always need repairs and buicks are relatively trouble free? hahahaha
  19. Thats the only right way to do it though, right?
  20. There are people everyday, right now, restoring early to mid 90s Chevy trucks. 10 years ago, you wouldn't have guessed they would receive much attention. Now, lightly used examples are fetching what they cost new. It's all cyclical. You might not see the value in a late model car, but the 15 year old right now will have memories of his dad's 2000-something Bullitt mustang or his brother's '03 Corvette, or remember his first date with his future wife in his used SRT neon.
  21. The Pruitt Company in Houston - not the northeast, but they do manufacture springs. They've been in business before your Star was built.
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