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  1. I have had good success keeping mice out of cars stored over winter outside by placing mothballs ( lots of them) in car interior, trunk, engine compartment, and on the ground about the car's perimeter.
  2. I had a chance to buy one - and didn't. I'm still kicking myself. It was a fun truck to drive, very solid. Congratulations! Phil
  3. My 1935 Cadillac has vacuum assisted mechanical brakes. I'm sure other models/makes did, also. The brakes work very well. There is some fade on mountain roads, probably due to the lining material. Phil
  4. If I recall correctly, the Russian ZIL and ZIS automobiles were made using Packard designs, bought under license. It would be neat to see the various models available, their local cost, and any other information. P
  5. Jeff, That 1933 Cadillac is a handsome car. I'd love to see more pictures of it. Phil
  6. Years ago, there was a movie made in eastern Pennsylvania based on the book “Birch Interval”. My 1941 Dodge pickup was involved. It was paid $25/day and I was paid $19/day to drive it. The movie starred Rip Torn, Eddie Albert, others — including, of course — me. The movie bombed, and the movie careers of my truck and me were destroyed on the spot. I’m convinced the movie failed because both my truck and I were cut from the final version.
  7. Cadillac had two taillights in 1928. I was unable to find an image of a 1927 Cadillac that had more than one taillight. The images below are of 1928 Cadillacs from Mecum auctions.
  8. C Carl, The top was in the 3/4 position, since the air temp was brisk. After I posted this picture, I concluded I should have taken more pictures, especially showing views of the "scenic, winding mountain roads". A storm came through last night, and the leaves are mostly gone now. However, I will make an effort to get pictures of some of the roads and the scenery - maybe this weekend. Phil
  9. Here is another Smoky Mountain shot. The car is a 1966 Morgan drophead coupe. The shot was taken a few days ago, when a front had moved through and the weather was great: Crisp, cold air, lots of sunshine, no clouds, and lots of leaves. The road shown here is straight, but we spent the afternoon touring windy mountain roads, with lots of steep and lots of switchbacks. The only thing that could have made it better was other old cars and friends (not necessarily old) joining us. P
  10. Fall is about past here (Smoky Mountains, NW North Carolina). This morning, there was snow on the mountains above 3500'. Where the picture was taken, we had a 1/2' of snow, but it melted before I took the picture. However, the leaves are still pretty and this is a great time of year: Crisp mornings, warm afternoon sun, cold nights. Below is a picture of my car. In the background - barely visible - is Grandfather Mountain. Had I been faster with my camera, the photo would have included three turkeys - two hens and a Tom.They are very pretty birds, but look too scrawny to invite to my Thanksgiving table. Phil
  11. Hi Trickydicky43richard, Sorry you have not yet gotten any responses. However, I think good advice is available. Do a few searches on this site, and you will find more answers than you will ever need. The subject has been addressed lots of times, albeit probably not specifically for a 1939 Chrysler Royal. You will also probably get a number of different possibilities, as many car owners have personal preferences. When you get a chance, please post pictures of your car. Phil
  12. Good looking Mom, good looking kid, good looking car. Nice picture! How neat!
  13. Hi Carl, I hope that doesn't involve your beautiful 1924 Cadillac. P
  14. Just a guess, but I'll bet Trinindian and Owe_Dyneto use cork gaskets. The reason rubber gaskets are bad is that sulfur is used in the vulcanizing process. Sulfur is great for tarnishing silver. Ask anyone who has propane or natural gas for central heating. That said, I think there are numerous new gasket materials that might work. My one late 1930s classic has cork gaskets, and they work well - over decades - with minimal care. P
  15. I'm curious: No one mentioned phosphoric acid. I believe that has been used as a rust remover/passifier for years. I believe it was used as a prep for painting rusted parts. P
  16. Nice picture. I'd have it framed! It may be a new picture, but it sure captures the car's period. Phil
  17. You may want to look at after market motorcycle signal lights. There is quite a variety available, many of which look adaptable to old cars. P
  18. Wel, I'm impressed: What a lovely car! I'm envious. I'll bet you will love it. P
  19. I like that: Two people ending up happy with cars they love. That's the way it is supposed to work. P
  20. It is a thrill to see a Morgan Plus Four shown on this site. Thank you for sharing. Here is another: A 1966 drophead coupe. Phil
  21. Hi Bruce, I have had several cars with door sag problems, a result of wood screws pulling loose. I think with the high loading swinging doors cause, wood screws will always work loose. The approach recommended to me (and I have used successfully) is to use a small steel backing plate. Drill and thread the plate so that machine screws placed through your hinges and through the wood body parts can engage them. I used stainless steel machine screws, mainly for looks, but also for rust prevention. It is an easy afternoon job, after measuring and buying the parts. Good luck. Tell us your solution. Phil
  22. Hi Matt, At 45 degrees, your radiator shutters are reducing the airflow almost fifty per cent. If your Lincoln is like my '35 Cadillac, and you have the shutters open and the hood louvers open, the car should not overheat during long idles nor on steep hill climbs. I'd disconnect the shutter thermostat and see how the car temperature behaves on a good hot day. I'll bet you just have a shutter problem. Phil
  23. Also love your beautiful car! You and the Stanley in the cold make a great picture. Thank you.
  24. My recollection is that, when a condenser fails, it fails catastrophically. Not true?