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  1. I'm not sure if this is a good fit for this thread as it is slightly more modern than most of the others, so remove it if it is doesn't fit. The picture was taken in the mid 1990s. The car is a 1963 Morgan Plus 4. The tunnel is the Gilman Tunnel, blasted out of rock in the 1920s for a railroad spur line built for logging (Santa Fe Northwestern Railroad). It is near the town of Jemez Springs, New Mexico. The river shown in the next picture is the Guadalupe River and is just to the right of the car as viewed. Phil
  2. I had a similar problem with a Jaguar XK 120. The car had a brass screen filter at the gs tank, where the line to the carburetor attaches. The filter had a coating of a shellac-like material. Compressed air cleared it enough to run properly. However, for reliability, I had to drain the gas and clean filter and tank. Phil
  3. My first car was a 1928 Hudson Super Six. It had what I believe is called an "F head" engine: One set of valves were overhead. The valve cover had oil pots that were to be filled with oil each day. Ran fine. Nice car. Another interesting feature was the clutch, which was a single plate, with cork inserts, running in oil. Phil
  4. My experience was very similar to Dave Henderson's. I had a 120 roadster that I paid $150 for, a 120 roadster parts car given to me, an XK 140 drophead coupe that I put nearly a 100,000 miles on, a Mk IX that I paid $800 for and enjoyed thoroughly although it gobbled a quart of oil with every tank of gas, a Mark 2 sedan that was a delight to drive, and a few other parts cars that I got for free. My favorite was the XK140, followed by the Mark IX.
  5. This picture was taken on 11/13/20. It was clearly near the end of the fall season here, but the maples still showed some color. Attached also is a picture of the same location taken the day after Thanksgiving.
  6. I spent some time doing some adjustments to my 1935 Cadillac 355D today. Small things: adjusting the throttle linkage (the idle was too high), giving her a grease job, adjusting tire pressures, and partially closing the hood side louvers, as it is turning cool. Then, of course, I took her out for a ride. I don't have the car fully sorted to my satisfaction, but I was delighted with the way she ran. At this stage in our life together, her engine seems strong and solid, her semi-automatic choke works the way it should, the power assisted mechanical brakes work almost like those of a
  7. So, I wonder, why did it get that way? Someone failed to ever put a drop of oil under the rotor? Phil
  8. Me too! Of course, I am 79 and about to turn 80, but those boyish good looks are really a problem! I enjoy your posts. Thanks for the laugh, and good luck with old cars. Mine is 1935 - moderately old, dignified, and short of boyish good looks. Phil
  9. How neat! I wish I could have been there. Wish I were there for the lobster rolls, too! Thank you for posting. Phil
  10. My car is a 1935 Cadillac with the flathead V8. I believe it is an L head design. To my surprise when I bought it, it has an updraft carburetor. Most other cars of that period that I have seen had gone to a downdraft design. One problem with my car is that the design is such that the carburetor is buried below what closely resembles an octopus of manifolds. The carburetor is rather inaccessible. More to the point of this post, I'm guessing it is a very low RPM engine - perhaps 3500 max? Phil
  11. That is going to be a very handsome car when you are finished. I like the color scheme very much. Thanks for posting the pictures (please post more!). Also, thanks for starting this thread. I'm learning a lot from your posts and those of others. Phil
  12. I also wondered if 3D printing would be an appropriate way to go for parts like water pumps and maybe Johnson carburetor bowls. There is a very interesting thread on the subject on the Cadillac & LaSalle Club website. Here is the link: http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/index.php?topic=159641.0 My conclusion is that it is a good way to go, if you can do the CAD modeling yourself or have a fellow hobbyist who is willing to do it for free or a reasonable price. Phil
  13. It is neat to see people getting together again - safely. That looks like a fun day. I am envious. Also, liked the Cadillacs and the Rambler. Phil
  14. I love it also. I bought the DVD. Now I can watch it whenever. Some are keepers. Phil
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