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Brooklyn Beer

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  1. Thanks Larry. Gotcha. Have a couple cars in the barn already and have appreciated the help from the boards on here on many occasions.
  2. 6 cyl E-45. Like the open valve train. Bigger motor. Seen a few for sale on Hemmings, etc. rather a known car if at all possible.
  3. Love those fire maker plastic fuel filters on the tops of motors and this one looks pretty dry. It might be the lighting but do the bottoms of the doors look wavy ?
  4. Larry, know anyone in your circle with a 1918 open Buick for sale ?
  5. Was looking at a 1922 Maxwell on Hemmings. The seller gave a good history of the company and even said that post 1921 cars were of not good quality and that when Chrysler bought the company and sold the remaining cars with a full warranty to fix any quality issues. Didn't you have some Maxwell's as well Kevin ?
  6. Yeah, those props are just as bad as the same 3 people who park and sit together at every car show and complain constantly about wind blowing dust on their cars or what other people are doing they don't like
  7. I have a driver 46 model which this is basically a copy of. There are 2 area's of these cars that get some major rust issues and I am seeing one right away. Lower corners of the truck seal. Second I can't tell but it is behind the lower rocker trim that runs the length of the car. If that large trim piece is held on with aftermarket screws then it is a good chance the metal behind it is rotted away or bondo'd. Simple and reliable rock solid motor and trans with the fluid coupler. Really like the fact you can remove the entire front floor to work on things
  8. This motor looks like it might have been gone through some years back. Quick compression test would show it. I like the challenge this car offers if the history is true. All the parts a plus. But he needs to be able to work on the price if he wants it restored.
  9. Floor shift 61 ? Just too many good cars coming up these days. Perfect daily as it already has the parking lot ding
  10. I am sure folks have come up with great gadgets to clean their wire wheels. I realized tonight just how much I hate the task of doing it by hand on my 31 PA, Lets see what ya got !
  11. Good intentions but got in over his head? Carb looks newer so maybe he tried to get running. Not connected to vac tank. Did he stick an electric pump in there and pull it out ? Was the loop in the gas line entering carb factory ? These brake systems are easy and parts readily available. Wheel cylinders 50 each and the rebuild on the master (not pitted badly) about 24 bucks with at home honing. Just did all this on my 31 Plymouth PA. System is about the same. He has drums and shoes included. Looks like original wiring. Lower radiator hose connection looks suspect. Bet a cheapie electric pump and an afternoon of tinkering would get this back up. But at 7.3 and not running an over priced parts car IMO. On the way to becoming an unfinished hot rod. Victory 6 was a good motor for that time. Crappy paint means you can throw more crappy paint on the reveals, top half, etc and nobody would care if you are just practicing your at home skills. Wasn't this the model though that had the issues with the fan blades cracking off and spinning through the hood?
  12. If I can still fit behind the wheel of the 31 Plymouth PA I am pretty sure I can fit in an early Buick. My first 30's car was the 31 Franklin and I was driving the 49 Buick Roadmaster a lot prior and I thought the Franklin was a little smaller. Then I got behind the wheel of the Plymouth and it was like going to a smart car.
  13. Could you post a pic of your 1917 White touring ?
  14. I should send a pic of getting into a 31 Plymouth PA. I know what your saying. The much bigger 31 Franklin is even a little bit or torture climbing around the emergency brake lever. What was the biggest 1918 Buick? Have seen seen a few nice Maxwells and Hudsons as well. Open car preferred. Still kick myself for not jumping on the 26 open Franklin a few years back
  15. The exposed valve train I find interesting and curious to the maintenance needed. I know on my 31 Franklin you have to manually oil the felt pads in the valve cages around every 300 miles to be safe. Is there something like this that needs done here ?
  16. Never owned a car older then 1931, presently a 1931 Franklin and a 1931 Plymouth, and have caught the bug to own a car that is at least 100 years old. Looking at Buicks from the 1916-1919 time frame. I find the motors in these cars most interesting. The exposed valve train in particular. In peoples opinion (That I hope doesn't start a war), can a couple much more experienced and educated owners of these years Buicks give a guy some helpful advice on what to look for and what to avoid in these years? What has my keen interest is a 1918 Buick 45. Thanks in advance. Not new to Buicks as I have a 49 Roadmaster, just new to anything pre 1930
  17. Looks no worse then my 53 Cranbrook. But much better in the engine department for sure. I would not mind it as a daily as is just as I use my mostly original 53 Plymouth that I got for a song just because it is a 4 door that nobody could get to stop from overheating. Was on the way to the wrecking yard. (Clogged water distribution tube).
  18. Like with my 65 Fury convertible, you look out the rear view and see an entire other car behind the front in length. Pull up next to a new Fiat and you look even bigger. You need a 25 ft deep garage just to dock it.
  19. Dad refused to give up his 68 international travelall regardless the fuel price. If it rained it would never start. He finally broke down and got a pinto wagon. It was a bad time for cars.
  20. I was floored today just for the price of black wall 7.60 x 15's for my 1950 to swap out the radials..
  21. My 31 Franklin is this way. My 31 Plymouth is not. Bigger car ?
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