billorn

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  1. Sadly this seems to be sop with them. If you can get them to deliver it's usually good but it's always a if.
  2. Thanks you guys. I'll check both things.
  3. Hi Olds experts. I have a 1956 Super 88 that has a small vibration when it's running. It feels almost exactly like a flat-spot on the tire or a out-of-balance driveshaft, but it happens even while standing still in gear or in neutral. The previous owner's of the car had the engine and transmission rebuilt and drove it about 900 miles with the vibration which goes away above what I guess is about 2000RPM. When I asked them about it they said they're engine guy said that the torque converter could be installed like 13 different ways and he probably picked the wrong way. That sounds fishy to me. So we pulled the transmission and rigged up a rear "engine mount" to hold the engine in place and fired it up. Still shakes. It's the engine, not the transmission. Then I looked at the torque converter/flex plate and it almost looks like there should be three parts to it, but right now it is bolted together as if the torque converter IS the flex plate. Could there be a missing "flywheel" type thing that goes in the middle to add some mass and balance the engine externally? Harmonic balancer looks good, but I have no idea as to whether it is correct. Can anyone shed some light at least on what I should be seeing behind the engine and whether it is possible to have an out-of-balance engine due to some external mis-matched parts? The thing runs great so I don't really want to rebuild it, but it has that persistent shake that is truly incorrect. Also the previous owner had to sue the mechanic to get the car back so going back to him is not an option but maybe he intentionally screwed something up out of spite? Mabye something easy? Thankyou for the help!!!
  4. It's only been 5 days on a message board where everybody is a expert on Model A's and already has a old car. It will take time and more then a free ad on a message board to bring big money like this.
  5. There are company's who will make any kind of pistin you want. Diesel pistins would be heavy with really thick tops. Not good for a gas motor.
  6. There are company's who will make any kind of pistin you want. Diesel pistins would be heavy with really thick tops. Not good for a gas motor.
  7. Look up the wrestler who sold his Ford GT sports car before he was supposed to. Ford sued him but they settled so I think it's hard to enforce but if theres enuf money involved maybe its worth it.
  8. I dont mean to be picky but why did you use all red wires? Do you have a wiring diagram? Someone in the future maybe even you is going to be pretty angry when they try to fix those windows again and cant figure out what was done here. That car is worth doing things right. Costs more takes more time but always a better results. You probly shouldn't take others advice as meaning to be mean to you. People here have alot of experience to share. Just because you dont agree does not mean they are wrong. Learning sometimes means setting aside what you already think you know and being openminded. Nobody expects you to need to be rich to do this but you can be poor and smart just as easy. Nobody said stop working if you cant fix one thing. They said chasing 2 or 3 related problems without solving any of them is not the best way to get a win as you say. I agree with that. If you think about it it makes alot of sense. Fixing cars is a process not a win lose thing. You can accept knowledge without worrying about how its delivered. Thats ok. Nobody is insulting you. If they didnt care and didnt want you to succeed they wouldnt say anything or give you any help at all.
  9. Surprisingly nice interior. Usually cars like this are really ripped up.
  10. Look's great!! Only thing I would do is paint the condenser black and help it blend in behind the grille. Im pretty sure the factory just sprayed everything black before the grille was installed at the factory anyway you can see the overspray on your radiator cradle. Love your car!
  11. Is this the same one sitting dead in some mechanics shop? If so I would say not to buy it.
  12. They were wondering where that weird roof line came from on that yellow plymouth hot rod. I think I have the answer.......
  13. Could the battery just be dead? It wont jump? Those early electronic distributors had control chips/modules in them that would go bad without warning and the car would crank and crank but never even try to start. I think new one's are availble now. But if theres no juice flowing and it wont even crank then Spinnyhill is right and you should start with the switch or the solenoid and see why power isnt getting to the starter.
  14. Link to auction or at least an auction number? Help us out here.
  15. Put it in you're garage and you can look all you want! Good car at a good price.
  16. I sent him a message but havent heard back yet. I hope your right Kongaman.
  17. It seems like alot of people who are sad they cant get a pre war car are really sad they cant get a hi end pre war car or a convertible or a coupe instead of a sedan. I'm sad we lost a young person to just another modern mustang but then again if thats what he "settled" for then maybe a pre war car would of been the wrong choice anyway. I have seen alot of not expensive sedans sell here like 30's and 40's pontiacs and buicks for 10-20 thousand $. There was just a 6 cylinder Packard sedan that I think sold for like 12 thousand $. Alot of guys seemed interested but just as many said the would be interested if it was a 8 cylinder or a coupe. Well duh but it wouldnt of been so cheap then. My Olds is a sedan. I wanted a 2 door but it was out of the budget. Now tho I'm in the hobby and having fun. I didnt get exactly what I wanted but I have a car I like that I use alot and have fun with. It isn't my alltime dream car but it is still fun and the price was right. Sometimes maybe it's better to just be in the race rather then wait for one you can win......
  18. From what I understand both the car and the thread are dead. Another member seemed to say some not nice things so the thread got canned and from what I can read between the lines I think it seems like Matt crushed the car???
  19. Is this the $80,000 wagon and all along it had no transmission and an incorrect driveshaft?
  20. Is that really a thing that happens people just getting into cars? I have been doing car shows for more than 40 years and have never ever seen that happen let alone have it happen to me. I cant imagine that the public going to a car show thinks its ok to just get into any car they want without asking. MOst people at shows are respectful even if they dont have cars they know that they are special and not toys. I see stories like that here all the time but I just cant rap my head around the idea that people would just open a door and get in with their family or let their kids climb on the cars like their playgrounds. A person that dumb wouldnt live long enough to make children. I also dont like the loud music and Im totally sick of 50's doowop crap. How about some Floyd?