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  1. My dad was a service manager for a Pontiac garage near Chicago in the fifties and he told me a man came in telling him that his car done been ribbrubbed! I never heard of that phrase before which meant being scraped down the side.He also said a woman came in and said her whistle don't blow! Horn? Some acronyms I learned, L.T.D.: long tailed dog. Electrack deuce and a quarter: Electra 225.
  2. A couple of these stories are true, but I'm not sure about the others. While watching the opening commercials at a movie theater a number of years ago they were advertising a Nissan 350z. My wife looked at me and said" what do they mean by 35 ounce?" There was a radio talk show recording of a woman complaining about the deer crossing signs being placed on rural roads and suggested installing them closer to the city crosswalks to cut down on the road kill casualties. After car manufactures moved the headlight dimmer switch from the floor to the steering column there were a number of cases of women getting their foot stuck in the steering wheel. Last week while out in my garage my next door elderly lady came over and said all four of her turn signals were flashing and she didn't know why and was afraid it would drain her battery. She somehow pushed the emergency flashers on. I'll admitted it took me awhile to find the switch. I'm sure there's a lot of other humorous car stories out there. Women,gotta love em!
  3. A couple of these stories are true, but I'm not sure about the others. While watching the opening commercials at a movie theater a number of years ago they were advertising a Nissan 350z. My wife looked at me and said" what do they mean by 35 ounce?" There was a radio talk show recording of a woman complaining about the deer crossing signs being placed on rural roads and suggested installing them closer to the city crosswalks to cut down on the road kill casualties. After car manufactures moved the headlight dimmer switch from the floor to the steering column there were a number of cases of women getting their foot stuck in the steering wheel. Last week while out in my garage my next door elderly lady came over and said all four of her turn signals were flashing and she didn't know why and was afraid it would drain her battery. She somehow pushed the emergency flashers on. I'll admitted it took me awhile to find the switch. I'm sure there's a lot of other humorous car stories out there. Women,gotta love em!
  4. Not my car but on Craigslist Orlando,Fl.is a 74 Rolls with 18000 miles on it no rust for $7000. Sounds and looks too good to be true. I don't know much about those cars but I thought it sounded good. I can't buy it, not enough room. Greg.
  5. I was involved in a parking lot accident two days ago and so now I need a chrome rear bumper,left bumper over rider and left tail light assy. For my 74 mgb. Thanks. Greg in Florida.P.S. I have a new master cylinder for the same car that I can give towards parts.
  6. Someone on Craigslist,Space coast under rat rod parts has a Anglica frame with motor and drive train for $600. Right hand drive though. Greg.
  7. I'd like to get a set of 17" wheels for my 35 Buick to help with the cruising speed. Thanks, Greg
  8. I have a new 6 volt reversible electric fan that I decided not to use if anybody is interested in buying it . 16" round,less the mounting hardware. I paid $60 for it so $45 or best offer. Thanks,Greg.
  9. Hi,I live in central Fl. Near the east coast about 20 miles from Cocoa Beach, 10 minutes off of the I-95 exit. I don't have a camera right now but can try to get some pictures. Like I mentioned its white with chrome bumpers with mirrors located on the front fenders. A real nice black interior,no cracks in pillow front type dash, all gauges work weber carb. 69000 miles,great black top and comes with a full toneau cover as well,non wire wheels,no O.D. Thanks,Greg.
  10. I have a 35 Buick that was restored the first time in the mid 70 s and repainted a couple of times since that. I had small rust bubbles in various areas and wanted to get it taken care of. A local restoration shop said they'd do it for $30,000 ! But I found a man who's doing it in his garage for $2500. He's also taking it down to bare metal. Its been about a year now and he's working at his own pace mainly just on weekends but hey for the price, I can wait. I've seen some of his work and he is a perfectionist,so maybe this year. So far the fenders, grille shell,trunk lid and hood are off and body are down to bare metal and I've had some parts rechromed. Time is on my side. Greg.
  11. Im looking for a pair of outside horns for my 35 Buick, its a small series but I think they'd still look good. Thanks.
  12. I know I've posted this before in another section.I have a nice 74 chromed bumper white MGB that I paid $6000 for about a year ago and would like to do an even trade for something a little bigger same vintage or older,just seeing what's out there. Thanks, Greg.
  13. Do you still have it for sale and could it fit a 1935 Buick driveshaft? We might be able to pick it up this summer on a trip up north if its still available and if it would work. Thanks, Greg.
  14. I double checked the labor on the master cylinder and it read silicone not synthetic brake fluid and I topped it off with synthetic not silicone. Could that cause a problem? Thanks, Greg.
  15. I'm not sure why but the shop I bought the car from had a label maker sticker on the master cylinder that states use synthetic fluid only so that's what I added. I hope it didn't scrrew things up.
  16. Hi, I couldn't get into the MGB forum so maybe some one on this site can help.I took my 74 mgb out for lunch today and on the way back home I smelled something hot and it turned out that my front disc brakes on both sides locked up. I finally got it home and after it cooled off it now rolls as it should.Last week I noticed that the brake fluid was a little low so I topped it off using synthetic fluid as a sticker on the mc said. I know I didn't overfill it. I did notice a little speck of something that could've blocked the vent hole on the cap and the rubber cap gasket was flat in a couple of areas. I guess I'll just drive it again and see what happens. Any suggestions? Thanks,Greg.
  17. Hi I have a 35 Buick and bought a RCA transit radio at a car show with the remote head for it. I later gutted it and put a radio shack transistor radio in the box. It worked o.k. but changing batteries was a pain! If you decide you ever want to sell your radio let me know as someone said it was for a 35 Buick. Thanks, Greg.
  18. Thanks for all the information. Its a downdraft carb. After running and starting up the same day it starts really well. The fuel pumps on a switch. I removed it for now but I might try to relocate it nearer to the tank. Also I forgot to mention that it turned over very slowly after a run but if I let it sit until its cold, it would turn over fine. I think I solved that with a better ground strap. Greg.
  19. My 35 Buick takes awhile to start after sitting awhile unless I pump the gas repeatedly six or seven times while operating the starter or if I squirt gas down the carbuerater.I tried a six volt electric fuel pump but didn't seem to help much,I probably Had it too far from the tank.I wonder if a squeeze type bulb that some boat motors use would help. Any ideas? Thanks,Greg.
  20. My 35 is a four door sedan with the trunk and rear spare tire carrier. Its currently being stripped down to bare metal and repainted, I'll be soo glad when its finished. Last time it was done was in the mid 70's. I live on the east coast of Fl.just south of Titusville. Many someday you can do or help me with my rear end. Thanks, Greg.
  21. Hi,I have a 35,41 series that has the 4:33 rear end ,and I'm very interested in getting a lower gear ratio. Any information will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Greg.I'm in Florida 321 877-2497.
  22. I'm in Florida as well and I have a 1935 41 series Buick, would it also fit my car and is that your only one? Thanks, Greg.
  23. I. Have a 1935 Buick the is currently being restored and while the grille shell is off I thought it would be a good idea to install a 6 volt electric fan pusher fan in front of the radiator. Though it never really ran hot I thought it might come in handy when stopped at long red lights or in a parade. Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks. Greg
  24. I. Have a 1935 Buick the is currently being restored and while the grille shell is off I thought it would be a good idea to install a 6 volt electric fan pusher fan in front of the radiator. Though it never really ran hot I thought it might come in handy when stopped at long red lights or in a parade. Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks. Greg
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