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AL1630

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  1. Looks like an awesome road trip! I really want to do something like this one day. I wonder how many miles he travels each day?
  2. Probably not easy on the wallet either, trying to push that brick down the road. Maybe fuel 'economy' is measured in Gallons Per Mile on this one!
  3. That would probably take the finish/plating off if it is. I agree, without a photo it's hard to tell anything.
  4. Yes, I was pretty surprised that there was so much foreign car coverage. They had to quit printing their foreign magazine for a reason, after all. I like plenty of foreign cars, but the smaller section at the back was plenty in my opinion. I did like the Rambler article, though. I might keep it around a little longer.
  5. Yeah, the two posts kinda got mixed up. Sorry if I was involved with hijacking it a bit. RIP Carl, it's too bad I wasn't able to know him better, but whenever I talked to him on the forum he seemed like a great guy who really liked the hobby and sharing it with others. I'll always miss seeing his posts on here. Hopefully locating his missing car will help bring some closure as well.
  6. I think the car has been found in this thread:
  7. Definitely the same car! I dug through Carl's Posts and found this album of images. His car DOES have the Idaho registration stickers.
  8. Based on the photos Carl's brother posted in another thread: That could be it. Looks very similar, though there are a few minor differences. Carl's car has a large orange light mounted to the bumper in a couple photos, but in the newspaper photo it doesn't. Bummer that in the news photo the hood is up, because if that Idaho (license plate?) tag on the windshield was there it would confirm it's the same car. Also doubtful that there are too many 1927 Cadillacs in that color in that area. Probably worth sending a message in my opinion.
  9. I won't name any names either, but thank you to all the people that have helped me with troubleshooting my engine and various other things. Also thanks to everyone for making and contributing to all the fascinating threads on this site which have provided myself and others with much new knowledge and entertainment. Many of you are walking car encyclopedias!
  10. Especially because the car was driven around that much I would think that a club member or show official would have some idea of where Carl finally left it. I agree that it almost sounds like a storage facility - maybe somewhere with climate control in that heat?
  11. Yes, Yellowstone would be a nice break in the middle of the Wyoming-Southern Idaho part of the trip. Much better than more miles of high desert sagebrush!
  12. The "Audible Alarm" fuse! 😀 It might take out the whole fuse box (and you) when it goes off, but you won't be wondering why the car stopped running.
  13. I would love to do this at some point! I believe US 20 can be driven coast to coast without touching the interstate if you take some small detours. I agree though, there are some long stretches of road that aren't fun to drive in any car. They even installed signs at each end:
  14. What state are the plates on the Olds from? They don't look like Idaho antique plates. Hopefully it's coming to a new owner here!
  15. Seems to me like the same level of 'preservation' as putting a SBC into a Ford.
  16. My library has a similar service, I love looking in there to find old ads, especially for cars. Of course, there's never been much of an auto industry around here so all the ads are for cars produced in the East, but it's still cool. I'll go track down a couple . If nobody has a compilation of such ads, I propose that this thread become the "Newspaper Auto Ads" thread, and we can work together to make one!
  17. Generally it means a non-working part that could be rebuilt. For example, a 'core' fuel pump would be one that leaks gas, doesn't work, etc. but could be put back in service after a rebuild. A core engine is one that's all worn out and may or may not run, but could (probably) be rebuilt and used again.
  18. The way to check for this is to run the engine and see if parts of the radiator are cold, right? Cold sections = plugged tubes. Also, AllenWConrad, A handy tool to have diagnosing stuff like this is a laser/infrared thermometer gun. That way you can check things without risking burns.
  19. Yeah, check all the tune-up stuff. Carb, plugs, distributor, etc. My car used to overheat quickly at any temperature above ~80 degrees, especially running at higher RPM. I tried all sorts of stuff - New water pump, checked timing, flushed everything several times, checked for air bubbles etc. Eventually someone suggested that the distributor bushings might be worn out, causing 'self-setting' timing since the shaft would move around as it spun. I replaced the distributor and what do you know, now it runs at thermostat temperature even in the high 90s. Also check the oil - any signs of water in it? That said, in my situation it took 10-15 minutes of driving before it got too hot. If your car is only going 100 yards before heating up, that makes me think it's a flow issue or even a bad gauge, or something else (like timing) is way off. Most cars don't even get up to operating temperature that fast. Also, I second the welcome!
  20. I love 3D Printers, I used them to make some new badges for my car. Next I might try making some moulding clips. Stuff like that would be nice to have reproduced since it's hard to find and any NOS stuff is 60 year old plastic which I don't really trust.
  21. The first thing I would check is to see if the block is all plugged with crud. Take the hoses off the radiator, and aim a garden hose into the block. If a bunch of brown water and dirt comes out then that's probably a part of the issue. The amount of scale and rust chunks that came out of my engine the first time I did that was unbelievable.
  22. The best bet might be to pull the good parts off and just get rid of the rest depending on rust. Of course, it's hard to tell without more detailed photos.
  23. I've always thought these were pretty cool cars! If it actually runs and can move under its own power that's a huge bonus. Do you know the story behind this one and why it was parked? Just thinking it may run but there may be other things wrong. In my opinion, a project is much more desirable if you can actually drive it onto the trailer - it means a lot of the really expensive parts are still good. Of course, seeing how much rust there is and the condition of interior pieces is important too. By the way @JACK M, Hemmings says a 1941 Luxury Liner weights about 3,149 pounds.
  24. Wasn't there a thread about Nevada's new rules a couple months ago? As I remember it was mostly to stop their problems with people putting one time fee antique plates on their daily drivers to save a few bucks. The headline seems a little sensational to me.
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