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  1. You are an artisan of the highest order, great fabrication.
  2. That is a fine looking car. At the risk of losing friends here on the forum, I noticed you added an outside visor which I think looks great. Could I trouble you for any information you may have on it, make, type, size?? I’m thinking about adding one to my ‘41
  3. Touché! Great minds think alike…
  4. Beautiful….just needs a 4-star General flag or license plate.
  5. Thanks Matt, you should know…
  6. It looks like a $50k car to me, especially given how much has been spent on its restoration. I know it’s a base model but you wouldn’t know it looking at it.
  7. I’m a little confused in that my research indicates folks are asking a lot more than this for these cars, remains to be seen if they get what they are asking. This is a friend so I want him to get a decent price for it, particularly given what’s gone into this car. On the other hand, if this is the way it is, I’d buy it and be incredibly happy. Thanks again peter
  8. …and thank you both for your help.
  9. I am shocked and humbled. It looks like so much more. That wouldn’t cover the paint job on this beauty.
  10. 10 to 14?? You must not like Buick’s much!
  11. After some research, surprisingly and sadly, it seems the very best restored cars only fetch $50K, if that. Many good driver quality cars, barely half that. These are relative steals in my opinion as they are cool, spacious, elegant, powerful cars.
  12. A good friend of mine has a magnificent ‘32 57S for sale with an interesting history. Bought by his father over 40 years ago, it was maticulously restored to concours condition over 30 years, now a total restoration with a few hundred miles on it, maybe. It has been stored and not driven for a couple years, hence the yellowed tires and dusty body. I would be very surprised if there was a better one on earth. Last pic shows a reflection in the paint. What do you think it’s worth?
  13. This excellent thread goes into my reference files. An unrelated question if I could, I couldn’t find any info on options regarding the ‘48 Continental. Were there any? And the dash color matches the leather on the seats? thanks again, peter
  14. Looks fantastic...hoping those are just shop wheels so you can move it around. Otherwise they need attention!
  15. Thanks very much. BTW, I’ve always admired your work...
  16. Wow...I’m going to have to study this. Thanks, Grimy, I really thought this was going to be a lot simpler. Thank you for spelling it all out for me/us.
  17. Ok I’ll bite....so how does one engage the electric OD? I take it can be engaged in either 2nd or 3rd gear?
  18. Thanks Grimy, yea the Buick is so torquey it’s almost like an automatic in that 3rd gear can cover a really wide rpm range. Hope it has overdrive, dunno yet..
  19. Thanks Matt. I'll definitely go for a spin first. I read the performance isn't great but I sure do like the way the V12 looks!
  20. I am contemplating a '48 Continental but don't know anything about the flathead V12 it comes with. I've read weak areas are cooling and complicated ignition but nothing really beyond that. Could I trouble some one for the skinny on these motors and what to look out for? The one I'm looking at has been totally rebuilt so I am confident it will be ok but thought I'd run it by some one with experience in these motors. Thank you! Peter '41 Buick Roadmaster Sport Coupe
  21. Great find...and nice color coordinated photo.
  22. Could one of you please fill me in on Lloyd’s/Glen’s business? I gather they built quality overdrives for vintage Buick's. Which year cars? thanks much, peter
  23. Great job Neil. Question: will your method of painting work on a latch that is already installed or do you have to take it off? I worry about the paint not leveling properly with the part upright and not lying flat. thanks for the info- wish I had a fairy godmachinist. Peter
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