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  1. Doug, Gene has them call at 610-359-8901. Turbinator
  2. JFrame, the color I’ve heard for the 65 Rally Wheels is known as Shadow Gray. The rocker panels for the 65 are suppose to be Shadow Gray. I’m going on what I’ve heard from a person I would say is a 40 year expert on parts. Im trying help here with a piece of info you can go forward on. You probably know this, but different states have different customs and regulations regarding chemicals /paint, etc. I found a auto supply store in PA that will scan your color from a FLAT shaped item. The colored piece piece you want scanned must lie flat on the counter for the scanner. Sherwin Williams auto paint in Towson MD could not mix flat/matte black car paint. Can you believe that? They tried to mix the flat black but gave me a gloss black. Confirm with someone who is in the know on the ROA Tech specialist list on the Shadow Gray. Turbinator
  3. Don, not so sure about those manuals explaining what you need to know to get where you want to go with all the electronics. Some of the manuals are written by American engineers or Off shore folks where English is not their first language. We have people writing, but I’m not sure they are communicating what they write. Turbinator
  4. Ken, Thank you. I thought the price fair for what I put in the refinishing to make the value added worthwhile. Turbinator
  5. Sir, I’m faced with older gents buying cars at low prices and taking care of their car. Im looking for the few that are in the restoration process looking for good parts. The unfinished banged up rocker panels usually go for $600. a set. When I got my motorcycle in 1965 I could get a gallon of gasoline and a pack of Marlboro for $.60. And there is no inflation ?
  6. All used eight pieces powder coated and cured satin black. All screw holes reinforced and/or repaired. Polished. Refinished Repaired $800.00 FIRM. PM me if interested In purchasing
  7. Sir, last things first. Facebook forums are weak at best. The enhancements you’ve made to your car have not materially changed the construction or design of the car. The front brakes, dual master brake cylinder, and radial tires You added are for your safety. I would award points for a driver car you that you can take drives and enjoy your vehicle, If the ROA was a club for “trailer queens” Id go along with nylon bias tires single brake cylinder 100% used parts replacement from donor/parts cars as standard level of acceptance. I think there are limits on where you place your car for peer judging, but then again it is for fun. If a person wants an after market AC that works in his car and the rest of his car is stock it should enter as stock. Thank you for your participation. Turbinator
  8. Winston, your point is well taken. I think customized cars, resto mods, hot rods and the like can be a subset under each model automobile. Or even a subset of the brand of automobile. My car is stock. I put different wheels on for different events. All in all my car is stock; however, I’ve shown pics of modified wheels on my car with Buick center cap assembly. Stock? No. Out of place? I don’t think so. From a purists point of view I’m all wrong. So, is having metal valve caps on my tires is non stock. I have radial 710 R 15 bias look tires on my car? Stock? No. The tires look like they are bias tires. Am I wrong? It’s our car we can show it like we want. I’m my opinion a 63 Riv with 1” white wall radial tires is great. I think 65 Rallye Wheels on a 63 although looks sharp can be shown in stock or slightly modified. I don’t vote in peer judging. So many of the cars look so good I can’t make up my mind how to vote. Turbinator
  9. PWB, having sold various types of back office mailing/shipping/weighing systems to the DoD for a long time I quickly adapted to their way of doing business. The military had different demands which I thought goofy, BUT give the customer what they want. I found on the bottom of the cabinet the place they want it grounded. Never fault a man for being safe, but there are limits. Thank you Turbinator
  10. Gents I purchased two govt’t surplus safety cabinets from Ft Detrick, Md which has been closed for a long time. I feel better migrating all the flammables to a safer place. I bought an oily rag can. My fire extinguisher is up to snuff. Turbinator
  11. When I finished the last coat on the air cleaner I said to myself, “ that’s as good as it gets for me. Turbinator
  12. Gents, yet another attempt to achieve a good/acceptable color on my air cleaner. This color attempt is with powder coat. Powder coat seems more durable than some paints I have tried before. Turbinator
  13. Thank you. I had no idea what it was. You learn a little everyday Bob
  14. Bernie, Berkible 2+2 Gum Cutter in an aerosol can is great for cleaning carburetors and removing paint. I buy it by the case. I like the product quite a bit. I’m afraid the gum cutter, acetone, denatured alcohol, paint thinner and all the rest might catch fire from something goofy like a battery charger left on. Who knows? That is why I asked the question? Turbinator....
  15. Ed, I must say you have a first class set up in your shop. Right now I have two fire extinguishers and they are charged. I don’t smoke, nor do I use my acetylene torch in the garage. I take the rig and work and go outside. The amount of flammable have grown in the shop and I was giving thought to minimizing a fire. I’m a hobbyist, but I sure generate a lot dirty oily rags. Thanks for the tip. At this stage of the game you cannot be too careful. No sense in casting safety to the wind. Turbinator
  16. Bernie, your gum cutter, spray paint, solvents, parts cleaning fluid, adhesives, and whatever can catch fire easy you keep in the laundry room? You must not have much of that flammable stuff around. The cloth rags can be recycled by washing them at the laundromat. The cost is about $10 for the washer and dryer. Paper towels work anytime and I have them. I just feel cotton rags are economical when you wash them and use them again. i use a good bit of solvent to clean my work so I can shine it, paint, or powder coat it. You’ve got to keep it clean. Turbinator
  17. Sir, I’m sure you know this, but maybe you don’t. Many aftermarket parts for our cars are weak. We bust knuckles and out butt to put the part on only for it to fail. NAPA carries a product line Edrich (?) that has heavy duty levels at least in starter selinoid. The first selinoid I put on my rebuilt starter failed. The selinoid failed and it cost $20.00. I bought the heavy duty Edrich selinoid and it cost a lot more. The Edrich heavy duty selinoid worked first time and still works. My point is quality parts are hard to sort out, but the good stuff is there. Turbinstor
  18. Ed, how about a heavy weight galvanized trash can with lid? I’m not opposed to spend what is needed for safety, but seems to me a metal container with a lid should be safe for oily rags. I’m in for a fire safe cabinent at auction. thank you Bob
  19. Auburn seeker, yes Sir I use paper towels often. I buy clean cut up T shirt rags by 50 lb carton. I was them at the laundromat. Still I must put them in a safe place to avoid an accident. Thank you
  20. Ed, it all makes sense. As a hobbyist I did not think my 880 sq ft space would collect so much flammable materials. All I know is I’ll need a fairly large cabinet for all stuff I have that can fire. my zRiviera takes up one bay and I’d really hate to lose the car. thank you for the good advice and direction. Bob
  21. Gents, over past three years my shop has collected , cleaners, solvents, aerosol paint, aerosol solvent, liquid solvent, engine oil along with acetylene and oxygen tanks. im a safety conscious person that wants to minimize risk of fire. At what point do you get a fire cabinet for flammable fluids. Are there any quick study charts that guide you for fire safety? i don’t have any open flame tools appliances used in the garage. Torch cart goes outside when I use it. I don’t want to catch my garage on fire. Turbinator