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  1. If you get one, keep the original dry paper filter to install while servicing the K&N filter.  I too was misguided and bought one --- could not tell any difference in power or mileage.  And the servicing was a pain, even more so than the oil bath filters on my 55's.  Maybe if I had burned incense and mumbled incantations while servicing it would have been less painful.

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  2. I had a nightmare that I was back in Michigan again.  then I woke up to all this white and nasty stuff that I thought I left behind.  So we have rolling blackouts no internet no TV and limited water.  But I have a 12 lb Kitty on my lap and all is great.  But just a two-day supply of beer.  so much for those Chinese wind turbines that froze up and solar panels that don't work if there's snow on them.

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  3. 3 hours ago, Marty Roth said:


    So, from 1950 to 1956,

    Bradshaw added a glass-enclosed front to the sales floor, extending out to the sidewalk

    where they now display a '56 Special sedan,

    along with a pair of '56 Chevy wagons - a 210 4-door, along with a Nomad,

    upgraded and modernized the signage on the showroom building,

    and revised the signs on the parts and service building - 

    Nice to see the changes over a 6 year perio


    But is this 

    Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC of Greer | Your Preferred ...


    or is it

    Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick


    Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick in Cedar City, Utah?




    Cedar City, Utah

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  4. The least you will need is the nailhead of course, nailhead bellhousing, clutch assembly, flywheel and all the linkage to adapt.  The frame rails on the 52 may be narrower which will require custom made headers, a mini starter, and maybe relocation of the steering box.  The 52 transmission may work, but is too light for all but the 264 nailhead.

  5. 1 hour ago, Smartin said:

    I think I have settled on Garnet Red over Black.  Just need to decide if it gets white/black or white/copper interior.  Probably going to lean to copper.  That is the exact color combo of the one Brian posted first.

    Think:  Black over Garnet Red.  I cannot find any examples, but cannot forget the one i saw in 1992 at the Kansas national meet...a convertible restored by Art Wright.

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  6. 5 minutes ago, lancemb said:

    I have noticed the same sorts of issues, and it came to light when looking at owners of 1957 76C's.  I know for a fact that at least 2 of those listed no longer own one, and those are just ones I have knowledge of.


    I think the only way to make this accurate long-term is to have owners provide VIN numbers, so that duplicates can be removed.  Starting fresh, requiring all owners in club to update this information before the next roster comes out (or not have their car listed) I think is the only solution.

    Do you see the same discrepancies in the digital online version?

  7. Condensers.  As noted I use old-old stock USA condensers with good service and performance.  A friend recently had his car towed due to a defective condenser.  Now I have a question:  Is there any reason the condenser cannot be mounted outside the distributor?  This would make it easy to change or just test a different one.

  8. 21 minutes ago, lancemb said:


    Often the pocket and/or ball will just wear and become loose rather than break.  If that happens you can slip it back in.  You may be able to lubricate it to prevent further wear and wire it together loosely to keep it from coming apart again.

    If you fix it fix it right.  I re-engineered mine with some modern heim joints.  That was after driving 600 miles with a string from the linkage at the carb through the vent window.  Tough driving in town, but thankfully the added cruise control served me well on the highway.  On my 55's that part is very hard to access even on a lift....impossible in a parking lot!

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  9. Adam, what are you going to do with it if you get it?

    Trailer to BCA 400 point judging?  Right now it will not make a Silver award...too much damage, warts, incorrect items.

    Drive it across the country?  Too much undocumented modifications (torque tube); missing parts (AC compressor braces); old restoration done by poor research and then sitting in a museum.

    You better have a passion for that thing...

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