ThomasBorchers

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  1. Hello, a friend owns an early Reo Roadster. It has the 2 Cylinder engine. We are not sure about the year. I guess it should be a 1908. What do you think? The car is in a good older restored condition. He would like to sell this car. What is a correct price in the US for such a car? Thank you for your help in advance. Kind regards Tom PS : I posted this one also at the Reo section because I don't know if evereyone browse through all forums.
  2. Hello, a friend owns an early Reo Roadster. It has the 2 Cylinder engine. We are not sure about the year. I guess it should be a 1908. What do you think? The car is in a good older restored condition. He would like to sell this car. What is a correct price in the US for such a car? Thank you for your help in advance. Kind regards Tom
  3. Hi Dave, well, I can shift but not without the noise of the transmission. But someone has tried to adjust the linkage. NOW it is harder to shift to every gear. Has someone a manual how to set the linkage correct? Kind regards Tom
  4. Hello again, I adjust the clutch a bit but this will not work. Then I checked the oil level in the transmission. The oil level is at least 1,5 inches below the plug hole. Could it be, that this makes the problems with the shifting into reverse? Regards Tom
  5. Hi Bob, thanks for the answer. A kind of this test I made yesterday evening and it was as you said, the grinding was not to heavy just a little bit. I talked also to the owner before be and he said also, that I should adjust the clutch. He did this also in the past and then smooth shifting should be possible. I will try it... Tom
  6. <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:HyphenationZone>21</w:HyphenationZone> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> Hello, I own a 1949 Chrysler New Yorker 4d Sedan with the Fluid Drive Clutch. I just got this car and make my experiences. With engine running, car is not moving, it is no problem to shift in low or high. Driving also no problem. But if I want to shift in rear, it makes a horrible noise… grrrrrrr…. So actually I can’t shift into rear, just if I switch in with force. But this is not the right way, of course. So where could be the problem and how can I solve it? Thanks for your help Tom
  7. Hello, as we know now, we own a 1929 Detroit Electric Model 97 and no 1923/24. We are restoring the electric but we are not sure with positive or negative ground. We have a wiring diagram but this is from a 1924 model and it shows positive ground but at our car we have negative ground, what is correct? And we would need a wiring diagram of the 1929 Model 97, where could I find one? Regards Tom
  8. Hello Gene, thanks for your hint. The car runs now not bad, it seems as more often we drive, that it will going better. Engine did not run a lot of years. Tom
  9. Hello, I have for sale a very rare 1931 Reo Royale 4d Sedan. It has still its original paint on it in a very good condition. Body and interior is not restored but the engine and so on got an restoration. Runs and drives great. No rust. See photos at : Vintage Automobile - Reo Royale Year : 1931 Make : Reo Model : Royale Price : EUR 75.000,- Location : Zetel, Germany Contact Information : Thomas Borchers, Borch1090@aol.com Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Kind regards Tom
  10. Hello, we own a 1923 / 24 Detroit Electric. At the rear it has the original Watson Sabilator Type AA but there is now one at the front. Where could we get such stabilzer / shocks ? Thanks for your help. Regards Tom
  11. Hello Jerry, this sounds great. We had a look at the rear shocks. These are Watson Stabilator Type AA. Are these the correct ones ? Some photos would be great. And one more important question : Which how much Volts runs your car ? Is it 72 volts or 84 volts ? What is correct for this year ? We have the Model 90. Do you have a photo of the rear lamp ? We own this car about 10 years and the obly tour we made was very, very slow with fully charged batteries. So now we restore the electric system and need new batteries. Thanks for your help. Tom
  12. Hello, we own an 1924 Detroit Electric but the front shocks are missing. Where could we get some? Thanks for your help in advance. Greetings Tom
  13. Hi Rusty, I found out the solution. We had a 1955 Cadillac Eldorado and I still have the shop manual. There is a large body section and also about headliners. You were on the right track with "Or maybe the metal strip was first bent out, the headliner pushed under it, then hammered flat with a wooden mallet" The shop manual says, after installing the supportwires, tacked the headliner at the front and rear, then push the headliner at the sides with a headliner installation tool under the reatiner tabs of the side roof rails. So I think, that the windlace is tacked with staples first at the roof sides before install the headliner. Tom
  14. Hello, here is a photo of my 1955 Buick. Nice color combination, or ? Tom
  15. After years of restoration of our 1955 Oldsmobile 4door Sedan I am now at the point that I could install the headliner. But.. how ? :confused: I browsed Google but find no tips for installation. Is there a online manual around how to do this ? Or a book or something else where it is shown step by step ?<o></o> I think it should be the same as at the 1955 Buick 4d Sedans. I started alread a thread here : <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><meta name="ProgId" content="Word.Document"><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 9"><meta name="Originator" content="Microsoft Word 9"><link rel="File-List" href="file:///C:/DOKUME%7E1/THOMAS%7E1/LOKALE%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_filelist.xml"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:HyphenationZone>21</w:HyphenationZone> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoAutoSig, li.MsoAutoSig, div.MsoAutoSig {margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.EmailFormatvorlage15 {mso-style-type:personal-compose; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family:Arial; mso-hansi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:black;} @page Section1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt; margin:70.85pt 70.85pt 2.0cm 70.85pt; mso-header-margin:36.0pt; mso-footer-margin:36.0pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style>http://forums.aaca.org/f120/1955-oldsmobile-headliner-installation-273027.html but got not the solution for my problem, since I have a Sedan. <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Thanks for your help.<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Tom
  16. Hi Rusty, ok, thank you. I think the same system should have the 55 Buicks. I asked at the Olds Forum but got no answer. Ah, windlace is the word I have searched for. Regards Tom
  17. Ok, now I had a closer look at the car where I shall staple the headliner on. And yes, I found some oddments of thick paperboard. On the side they will be fixed with these teeth as you can see on the photo and at the front and rear window they will be hold in place with thick staples. There are also these small holes in the sheet metal for the thick staples. But where can I get such thick staples ? Here in Germany there is no chance, I am afraid. <o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> So, and then I think, that these round things ( I attached a photo ) will be hold in place with the mouldings with the teeth. And I think, that they will be screwed onto the headliner. But stop… this can not be… than I would see these teeth mouldings. And it should look like at the last photo. If there would be mouldings at the top of the door openings like at the hardtop, it would be no question but so ??? Help… :confused: :confused: :eek:<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Kind regards<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Tom<o></o>
  18. Hello Rusty,<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> thank you for your nice manual. Inside the car is nothing at the moment except the dome light and dash board. I have no idea where I should place the staples because there it just bare metal. <o></o> At the top of the door openings I have these parts which you can see on the photo. These parts are screwed on and holt the head liner and these round things which is around the door opening ( I don’t know the English name, a kind of it you put between fenders and body at older cars, just bigger ).<o></o> As you can see, these parts has teeth to hang in the headliner. But the side with the teeth goes to the body and how should I then hang in the headliner ? And when I hang in the headliner before, I can not screw these parts to the body. <o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> The problem is, than I haven’t disassembled the car, so I have no idea how it was before. <o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Kind regards<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Tom <o></o>
  19. <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><meta name="ProgId" content="Word.Document"><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 9"><meta name="Originator" content="Microsoft Word 9"><link rel="File-List" href="file:///C:/DOKUME%7E1/THOMAS%7E1/LOKALE%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_filelist.xml"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:HyphenationZone>21</w:HyphenationZone> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoAutoSig, li.MsoAutoSig, div.MsoAutoSig {margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.EmailFormatvorlage15 {mso-style-type:personal-compose; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family:Arial; mso-hansi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:black;} @page Section1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt; margin:70.85pt 70.85pt 2.0cm 70.85pt; mso-header-margin:36.0pt; mso-footer-margin:36.0pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> It is an important point what rocketguy said. So it is also necessary to change the DOT 5 brake fluid after two years to avoid water drops in the brake system. This is the other side of the coin, using DOT 5. <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--> @ Hurst Olds : To clean your brake lines I would use brake cleaner spray until pure brake cleaner comes out of the lines. Blow out than the lines with water and oil free air. You have to change all the rubber parts in the cylinders and the brake hoses. Than you should be sure to use a 100 % DOT 5 brake system. I still use DOT 3 or 4 in my cars and all 2 years I change the brake fluid. It is important after rebuilding brake cylinders, to use a brake cylinder paste when installing the new rubbers and pistons to avoid rust in the cylinders. And you should also press down the brake pedal several times, once or twice a month when your are not driving the car. Tom
  20. After years of restoration of our 1955 Oldsmobile 4d Sedan I am now at the point that I could install the headliner. But.. how ? :confused: I browsed Google but find no tips for installation. Is there a online manual around how to do this ? Or a book or something else where it is shown step by step ?<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Thanks for your help.<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Tom
  21. After years of restoration of our 1955 Oldsmobile 4d Sedan I am now at the point that I could install the headliner. But.. how ? :confused: I browsed Google but find no tips for installation. Is there a online manual around how to do this ? Or a book or something else where it is shown step by step ?<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Thanks for your help.<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Tom<o></o>
  22. A 1911 Oldsmobile Limited Touring would be nice. A Duesenberg Model J Roadster would be fine also. But... a Bugatti Atlantic would also fine. Tom
  23. <o></o> Hello !<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> The power brake booster of our 1955 Olds Super 88 is in a bad condition. I disassembled it and made some repairs, so it works now but the piston goes not to its end position after depressing the brake pedal. Perhaps it is just the large spring in the booster. But the housing where the piston runs is also not perfect inside. So actually it needs a full service but this is expensive. Also costs for overseas shipping, customs fees and so on.<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> So I think about to switch to manual brakes. I did this years before at my 55 Buick. There I needed a different brake linkage. Do I need this also for the 55 Olds ? It is possible to get these parts ?<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Kind regards and greetings from Germany<o></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o></o> Tom