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  1. 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
  2. How neat! I wish I could have been there. Wish I were there for the lobster rolls, too! Thank you for posting. Phil
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. I love it also. I bought the DVD. Now I can watch it whenever. Some are keepers. Phil
  8. That is a very handsome car. The smiles on the two faces in the driver's seat make the picture even better. Thank you for posting it.
  9. "There is one extremely rare car in the mess." You've piqued my curiosity in this stay-at-home time. What is the rare car, and where is it? Thanks, Phil
  10. Actually, I think it has a radiator cap. My 1929 Pierce had an archer-less cap, that was quite good looking: Not flat, it had slight uplift towards the center. If I recall correctly, it was a large cap, probably 5 inches in diameter. How I miss that car! Great picture. Phil
  11. Fred Winterburn recently posted this on the MogGroup site which is a site for Morgan sports car owners/lovers. You may find it helpful. "I just posted this on the Porsche 356 registry as a lot of my customers for 6V CDIs frequent that site. I do not intend to post it on any other forum. Folks, A customer asked about a better condenser and I told him what I had suggested a few years ago in the form of a ceramic capacitor that could be soldered into a gutted condenser shell and then potted with epoxy. Quite a few people with various cars now have used this capacitor to ma
  12. It may be just a regular 'ol 56, but what a neat car! Congratulations. Also, please post more pictures when you get a chance.
  13. Well... OK, now that I know my limitations, I guess I will go out and fire up the walk-behind lawnmower!
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    6 volt batteries

    I think the standard for '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s batteries was that one should keep the water level just above the plates. I always filled to just below the bottom of the filler holes. That worked for me. Phil
  15. Good point. The gauge is fluctuating under different conditions. Is the car actually overheating? My criterion for overheating is boiling over with some steam. I have had several cars where the temperature gauge fluctuated from cool to normal to hot and back gain, depending upon whether I was driving uphill, downhill, on a straight, or at a light. (Actually, every one of them was British - seven '50s - '60s Jaguars, three '50s - '60s Morgans, one '59 MG). Even my current 1966 Morgan fluctuates in temperature as the thermostat does it thing in response to driving environment. My 1935 Cadillac
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