Jerry43

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  1. Hey Parrts, from my experience with Model As, I’m pretty sure they will run on warm expired beer.
  2. Hey Carl. Still have the 39. Trying to get 15,000 for it now. Trying to get money in the bank for the old lady. Start it up once and a while, driving gets harder without power steering on the old girl.. they keep taking parts out of me, like an old car but don’t have any new ones to put back in. Thanks for the talk, hanging in there,, Jerry
  3. Thanks Matt. I hope I live that long.
  4. Thanks Matt. No not advertised anywhere else. Like Pete said, spring and summer are better for old car sales. I use it all the time to shop and cruise, so signs on it will probably sell it at Lowe’s or Walmart. What snow Pete, sunny and 80’s. You know I’m only kidding. Need Firestone town and country snow tires. That’s what my father always had on his cars in the 40,s and 50,s.
  5. No Gary, still have. Not one call of interest on the car. Probably have better luck at the shows this summer.
  6. Leave it to crooked politicians to screw everything up. A few years ago there was legislation pending to destroy all vehicles prior to the date they imposed severe pollution laws. There was a big uprising by we who loved our sport.
  7. I have to confess ,Earl, our stations upstate sell non ethanol 91 octane. That’s all I use in the Buick and my boats and jet skis. I should send you some. Yea Ben. The tank is mounted on the wood above the tire. I thought of using an electric pump . Like I said the vacuum boost helps the wiper. I might install a boost tank like the 50s Buick’s have.
  8. Earl, I’ve used fuel cells on several cars I couldn’t get original tanks for. They’re aluminum or plastic foam filled gas tanks. Prevent sloshing or explosion in the event of a crash. I put an aluminum 20 gal in the Buick. Started underneath then got lazy and mounted in the trunk to the side so I could keep the spare tire where it goes. I don’t have an electric pump, wanted to keep original for the vacuum part for my wipers. Gas this week jumped to 2.19 due to the influx of tourists and college kids. I did sell the dual carb manifold to a member on the forum, it was for the 320.
  9. Hey Peter, no . I just love to drive the old ones. Not much for shows. No matter how nice I make things , I never think they are good enough for people to want to see. I always entered in Dave’s Bone Yard show at Fullers. Always put my 50 Ford pu in and all the 55 Chevys I’ve had while living at the lake.
  10. Good to hear from you Earl. Yea it does suck gas. Even a little more now that I put that larger carb. Does run much better and a lot more power. All my improvements make it a lot more reliable. Never have a heating problem. Put in a new radiator, a aluminum flex fan, and in front of the radiator an electric fan for sitting in traffic on hot days. Carry enough fuel , installed an aluminum fuel cell, because no one seems to make a replacement gas tank. Been watching the discussions and all 39 ers are looking for one. You mentioned the interior, all still original, even the headliner, like new. Seats had some holes, now covers. Yea, she’ll go easy from my house in NY to anywhere I want. I’m on Hilton Head all Jan,Feb,andMar. Almost tempted to drive it down, but wife didn’t want to drive my truck alone. Gas here was 1.94 last week. Don’t worry about money, it’s just pictures of dead presidents. Take care of yourself. Life sucks, then you die. (joke)
  11. No, but that’s funny because I was standing there near where the old Stewart’s was, watching my friends, Andy Witt, and Tom Black going by in their cars, and they yelled for me to go home and get the 39.
  12. Thanks Carl, might try that.
  13. Thanks Gary, I’ll try to remember to let you know. I originally thought about 20 would be reasonable, but Earl thought about 18. Needs to go ,so 15 should be good. I live sort of near you in upstate NY in the Adirondack park. Lots of car hidden away like this one was when I found it. Only a few hundred people in the town where I live. If I parked it in the drive, maybe 5 people a day go by. I love the pre war cars. More metal in front fender than in my whole new truck..
  14. Thanks guys for all you encouragement but , everyday counts now. Hey Earl, haven’t talked to you since the radio knobs. John S, I’ve used this car just about every day since I bought it about 5 years ago. No reason not to, was somebody’s everyday car 80 years ago. I can remember going to California with my dad several time back then in all his old Buick’s. I’ve made this old girl a little more reliable with electronic ignition and 12 volts, but still the same drive train. Here’s my Father with an Olds we also had.
  15. 39 Roadmaster, true survivor. No rust or rot. Runs great. New brakes, clutch, seat covers, good tires, all original. Daily driver. Needs nothing to drive home. Must sell due to serious health conditions. 15,000. Call 518-683-0626, or 518-863-6285
  16. 39 Roadmaster, all original survivor. Parked 35 years, dry garage. No rust, no rot, all original interior in good shape including headliner. Had some recent upgrades, new clutch, new radiator, etc. Runs great, upgraded to 12 volt, electronic ignition, bigger Rochester carb, reliable and lots of power. Driven pretty much every day. Not a trailer queen. Good paint and tires. Any questions ,let me know. 18,000
  17. 39 true survivor. Parked in dry garage. No rust or rot anywhere. Runs perfect, converted to 12 volts, starts quickly . Engine, trans, rear, brakes all very good. Not a restored trailer queen. I drive it everyday and go every where. Have 23,500 in it, that’s the price. Come drive it home, no trailer needed.
  18. I see most of you are reporting on cars damaged in transport and such. My experience is way prior to that. As a kid I worked at the Ford plant in the early 60s. Believe me many of the brand new cars and trucks are damaged right on the line. The pace of production is nuts and stopping the line is a shooting offense. All damage caused in the frenzy of production is fixed later by a repair crew at night. Not always the best, usually it just a replacement part pulled off the production line. So for anybody that has a 61 to 63 Ford , car or truck, I,m sorry, I was a kid.
  19. 39 Roadmaster, all original survivor. Parked 35 years, dry garage. No rust, no rot, all original interior in good shape including headliner. Had some recent upgrades, new clutch, new radiator, etc. Runs great, upgraded to 12 volt, electronic ignition, bigger Rochester carb, reliable and lots of power. Driven pretty much every day. Not a trailer queen. Good paint and tires. Any questions ,let me know. 23500.
  20. Thanks John, yea I drive this pretty much every day. I converted it to 12 volts and put in an electronic ignition, starts quickly, put on larger Rochester carb, has plenty of power, great daily driver. I remember my father always had Buick’s in the 30s, 40s and 50s. I’ve gone to California many times in one of them. No fear of ever being stuck. As far as the health, just part of being three quarters of a century old.
  21. 1939 Roadmaster, very nice shape, true survivor. 70,000 miles parked for 35 years in garage, refurbished recently, new clutch, radiator, etc. runs great. A true daily driver. Health and financial issues force sale. $22,000.
  22. Testing out a manifold and new carb on the 39. Drove 100 miles just to make sure. Lots more power
  23. Probably shouldn’t give away Ford out of school talk. In the early 60s I worked at the Ford factory in Jersey. After a long day of building trucks and cars, some of us were assigned as repair men. Spent hours repairing all the damage sloppy build that went on all day. Plenty of work and overtime replacing seats, fenders, windshield, etc on brand new cars. If we misse something, we were told don’t worry about it, the dealer will fix. Of course no one ever told the dealers.
  24. Dual intake with carbs. Sitting for years,need rebuild. Exhaust flange had crack, was welded. Looks good. Also 39 radio. $800 for all.
  25. Hi Matt, just measured it, 34 1/2 ear to ear. Let me know so I don’t tell people the wrong thing.