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  1. The ones I remember well, were a 68 biscayne 6 cylinder that the neighbor would rev up and down many times after starting it. You always knew it was his by listening. Across the street a 73 buick 4 door and a few vw bugs. Next door had a olds cutlass about a 71. The one I really remember admiring was a 66 coronet 4 door, that was garaged kept by an older widowed lady. She truly was a take it out once a week go to church person. She drove that car probably for 25-30 years before she passed, and it always looked new. I wish I had the sense then to try to buy it....
  2. My grandfather was from a farming family in ND. He had to go back to the farm after losing his job in the depression. Besides the farming, did cattle hauling and building chicken and residential houses as a carpenter. Would travel to California to help build relatives homes and back by driving an old Oakland touring car and working at fields along the way to pay for the fuel. Later in life still built chickenhouses and used a 38 buick with the rear seat out as a truck. Had a Model A chassis with a saw blade setup to cut planks. WHen I was little drove a 56 and 57 Cadillac sedans that were cast offs from someone and again were filled with tools and other objects. You always fixed what you were using, whether it were tools or material. Never seemed to have anything new, nor did he need to. I will always remember him the same, dressed in worn bib overalls. Never wore anything else... I have a habit of putting my glasses in the cupboard top down. I learned that habit from my Grandparents as the Dirty Thirties would have dustbowl conditions up in the Dakotas. Your bowls and glasses would be full of dirt otherwise. He told me in one year they made $35. THat is all they could make other than the self sustaining farm work.....
  3. It's sad. I too read the latest issue.....not much to get excited about. I well remember the anticipation of the "big book" version coming in the mail every month. It was great reading material and all the classifieds were very full. Had to have been over an inch thick. Its been many years since then. Now.... well you know.....
  4. That picture is our Pontiac 6-28 Landau Coupe, not an Oakland 😄
  5. I did dirt/woods riding in the same era. 1970 and a 1971 Honda SL-350. Heavy buggers, but was faster in a straight line. THe nice part about the 70 was that if you stalled it, just push the electric starter button. The 70 had a hydraulic steering damper on the right side front. My Bell Moto3 helmet saved my face after hitting a rock and being thrown into a tree......fun times........still have the helmet. These arent mine, but exactly what I had in the same colors
  6. I worked for a chevy dealer in 86-87. I remember the chevettes very well. A neighbor lady bought a 79 new....Underpowered with a tiny gas pedal and the goofy steering column that was canted towards the drivers door. I guess engine frame clearance issues?. Even worse was the Chevy Sprint (Suzuki) 3 cylinder. It wouldnt get out of its own way with a automatic......
  7. The Logo is annoying to me, but wouldn't influence what I buy......I am gonna ask Son about it though.......
  8. I have and will again. I had a first gen traverse (POS) then went to the equinox in 2016. The latest is a 2019, and has been a trouble free reliable vehicle with all wheel drive. Its the wifes car. I am a bit biased as my son is an engineer in the transmission division of GM. Personally, I drive a 2004 Ram Hemi and has almost 200K on it. Been sticking it to the man for many years now payment free......
  9. I'm next to our then new 1970 GTX. 440 4bbl, 4spd, super trak pak 4:10. FY4 Gold with Gold interior. Poverty caps, AM radio. I remember going on a multi state trip sleeping on that vinyl seat for hours. No AC in this one. 7 MPG on Sunoco 260. I've been looking for it. Believe it to be in NJ as of 2007.
  10. I'd like to replace my leafs on the 28 pontiac. Passenger side ones are not arched anymore and flat. I've not seen any supplier advertise them, but have seen chevy ones from the same year available, Are they the same, or is the front chevy truck ones due to the weight of the 6 cylinder engine? Thank you Mike
  11. Had it on a new hunter machine which is very sensitive. Its actually not bad with the exception of worn king pins, so new ones have been ordered. Its a I beam front axle, so no caster adjustment save for bending it, but its OK. The slop is the king pins. Toe was OK too.
  12. Turns out the left side springs front and rear appear flat and have lost its arch. Measuring it, the drivers side is about an inch lower vs the passenger side. I guess not a major surprise after 92 years. I figure the car might sit up some and ride better too, Not a major issue, but now that I see it, I want to correct it. I see that 28 chevy springs are being made. Are they the same or do the front ones have to be from a chevy truck because of the 6 cylinder engine? Thank you Mike
  13. For a 1928 Pontiac Coupe. I want to get a king pin rebuild kit, plus a source for new leaf springs.... Thank you! Mike
  14. Thank you Fellows! Much appreciated Mike
  15. OK, will check out the alignment out first. My buddy runs a shop with a new Hunter system......Thank you!
  16. Happened on our 1928 Pontiac after hitting a bump in the road a few day ago. Car had been restored over 10 years ago with little mileage at all. First time its happened in our caretaking. Hadn't noticed anything prior except the steering box play. I have experienced this in a old dodge ram, and it scares the ell out of you..... Steering box has a lot of play and I don'.t know what else yet. What is involved in taking up the play in it? Thank you! Mike
  17. Or better yet, a sticky exhaust valve. I didn't touch anything except (as advised) drove the car for a good 30-45 min in 85 degree weather. When I took it out of the trailer, It had a knock like a rod. As the whole engine had been restored (new bearings rings etc) that wouldn't make sense with normal oil pressure. Turns out it fixed itself. It stopped knocking spontaneously and ran noticeably better. Still does. It has been a trailer queen for nearly 10 years, and only had been driven short distances and short times. In the winter run about 10-15 min trailer door open and shut off, no outside exposure. TinIndian was correct, you just have to drive them. Sitting and short outings does not help, except keep the manifold pristine. I will just step up my cleaning maintenance and touch ups to keep it the way it is. That 6 cylinder has a nice sound to it Mike
  18. So I've been thinking about this. I took the car out yesterday for the first time in several weeks.It is a trailer queen and is only taken out to run it a little bit. Through the winter it only was started and run for a short time, couldn't drive it. It ran OK, but was exhibiting the same issue as described. Then I heard a noticeable knocking as I started to drive it. This went on for several minutes ,then all of the sudden the knocking stopped and the engine ran better and smoother and stayed that way. The engine was fully rebuilt, new bearings, rods etc. Oil pressure was good. I realized this was not a rod, but a hung valve that finally though heat and enough oil splash finally got completely free. I'll bet that it was slightly sticky throughout the winter and that is why it ran the way it had. It may have had more than one doing it for all I know. I run the car on 100 low lead av gas, so no ethanol issues here. I've had sticking overhead valves before in other engines. I would guess this happened as it just wasn't run enough or long enough to free it completely. I do not believe the lash is too tight. I've read that some folks will put a little 2 stroke oil in the fuel to help keep the valve stems happy. What say you? Thank you Mike
  19. Thank you Jon. We are the latest caretakers of the car. I'll check to see which one it is. Do you have a diagram of these that I can see?. I don't know who rebuilt that carb before, and like I said, it seems to operate fine once you are moving along in higher rpm. As for adjusting it, any magic I should know, or is it straight forward, ie do the low speed screw first, then the high speed?. It seems off on idle, doesn't sound right to me..... Thank you Mike
  20. Not sure which I have, but this is on a restored 1928 Pontiac 6. I've read the manual about setting idle mix, then hi speed mix. Am I correct that this carb has no accelerator pump?. I was restored with the car, and still looks fine. It has a dead spot from off idle, You cant just take off as normal but have to bump the rpms so it wont die when starting off. If you don't it dies as soon as you try to accelerate. Other than that it runs fine above an idle, Does this carb have an accelerator pump, or is this just the way this carb is? If there is a good way to tune it, please let me know. THe car was fully restored in 2011, and everything including the engine was rebuilt,. Thank you Mike
  21. Not sure which I have, but this is on a restored 1928 Pontiac 6. I've read the manual about setting idle mix, then hi speed mix. Am I correct that this carb has no accelerator pump?. I was restored with the car, and still looks fine. It has a dead spot from off idle, You cant just take off as normal but have to bump the rpms so it wont die when starting off. If you don't it dies as soon as you try to accelerate. Other than that it runs fine above an idle, Does this carb have an accelerator pump, or is this just the way this carb is? If there is a good way to tune it, please let me know. THe car was fully restored in 2011, and everything including the engine was rebuilt,. Thank you Mike
  22. I was riding shotgun as a small kid in my fathers 1970 GTX. He had special ordered it from Capitol Chrysler-Plymouth in Trenton. FY4 Gold, black vinyl top, gold interior. 440 4bbl, super trak pak 410 gears, heavy duty 4 speed, pistol grip shifter. AM radio, no AC. Polyglas tires with poverty hubcaps. Didn't buy the Hemi, as it was a family car !, and the warranty was very limited. It was extraordinarily quick and I was shoved back in the seat more than once as he would show me how to dust off other drivers.......
  23. What a beaut!😄 I wonder how many are around. I guess as the lowest priced model perhaps many were used up and disposed of.....
  24. If it is a synchromesh, it don't act like it Slow to up shift and double clutch to downshift and a blip on the gas....... besides, who is in a hurry? 😀 The other thing that is funny, is trying to get into it, where those 1920s folks were tiny, nowadays.......um well you know.....
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