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  1. I have 2 very nice driver-quality 69-70 Electra wheelcovers for sale, $25 each, Paypal or personal check. Please add $10 for shipping in CONUS, or local pickup. Mark Monaghan Virginia Beach, VA AACA, ASWOA, CLC
  2. Alex, I can empathize completely. As was suggested in an earlier reply, size them, up and if they don't want to share and warm up to you, move along! Keep looking and you will find the right folks to talk to. Sometimes you don't need to be in a club to enjoy it, and sometimes it's the right kind of folks and you can have a lot of fun. I love old limousines, hearses, ambulances, and sedans (horrors! Not the coupes??) Keep charging! Slainte (Cheers!)
  3. Come to Virginia Beach and join us in supporting the Saint Patrick Division Ancient Order of Hibernians charities at our 3rd Annual Car Show (all makes and models). Link for more information and registration: AOH 3rd Annual Car Show
  4. This is a fund-raiser event for the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St Patrick Div1 in Tidewater VA. Saturday, 8 SEP 2012, 8AM-4PM (Rain date 15 SEP 2012). Located at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1236 Prosperity Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Early registration until 01SEP is $20.00 (email for mailing address), or $25.00 day of the event. Participant and audience voting for awards in all classes, participant magnet-placques for all show cars. All vehicles and motorcycles welcome. DJ-Music provided, & food and drinks for sale at the event. All proceeds are a charitable donation to the Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus, both registered 501c Charitable Organizations. No alcohol, show cars must have a fire extinguisher. AOH Car Show
  5. I just replaced the battery from Antique Battery in Pennsy for my 1970 Electra. After a short charge, it started right up. We are good-to-go!
  6. Wax, wax, and more wax. I have to do the limousine a section at a time or I'll be too worn out for anything. I finally got it done so it is ready to go for the summer....now I have to wax the Electra.
  7. Come and join the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St Patrick Div1 in Tidewater VA. Saturday, 10 SEP 2011, 8AM-4PM (Rain date 17SEP2011). Located at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1236 Prosperity Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Early registration until 01SEP is $20.00 (email for mailing address), or $22.00 day of the event. Participant and audience voting for awards in all classes, participant magnet-placques for all show cars. All vehicles and motorcycles welcome. DJ-Music provided, & food and drinks for sale at the event. All proceeds are a charitable donation to the Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus. No alcohol, show cars must have a fire extinguisher. Flyer: AOH Links
  8. I was finally on shore duty in the Navy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester (Wor-stah) Mass. The Navy sent me to San Diego for training, and just before I noticed my fuel line leaking. While I was out there I found a junkyard in San Diego, and retrieved the whole fuel line. Needless to say it wouldn't fit in the luggage so I carried it onto the plane and had it between my knees all the way back to Massachusetts. Can you imagine that today??? A perfect fit, it solved my cracked fuel line problem.
  9. I loved watching how the fin, tail-light, or back secret door would open to get the gas cap on the 50s cars. When we were very young, our 1960 Cadillac Limo was at the Citgo or Sinclair Station for a repair and the station lent us an old blue Studebaker. To be funny, the gas station guy told the three of us kids to "make sure your Dad doesn't go over 35 mph, or it will blow up!" Living in Roxborough-Manyunk in Philadelphia with all of those hills- we were doomed! All the way down Shurs Lane we screamed and screamed as the speedometer edged on and over 35!:eek: Dad was sure mad! We wouldn't ride in that car for the rest of the week. Every time I see a blue Studey- I think of that story!
  10. I added an engine-to-firewall ground that has been missing for years. Yesterday I replaced the battery-to-fender ground. Hopefully this will take care of my spurious electrical issues!
  11. I came home in a 1952 Cadillac Limousine. My brother and sister in a 1949 Cadillac Limousine. My oldest daughter came home in Mom/Dad-in-law's 1981 Oldsmobile; and my younget daughter in our 1983 AMC Concord DL Station Wagon.
  12. This is a fund-raiser event for the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St Patrick Div1 in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com</st1:City>Tidewater <st1:State w:st="on">VA.</st1:State></ST1:p Saturday, 10 SEP 2011, 8AM-4PM (Rain date 17SEP2011). Located at the Knights of Columbus Hall, <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">1236 Prosperity Road</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">Virginia Beach</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">VA.</st1:State></st1:address> Early registration until 01SEP is $20.00 (email for mailing address), or $22.00 day of the event. Participant and audience voting for awards in all classes, participant magnet-placques for all show cars. All vehicles and motorcycles welcome. DJ-Music provided, & food and drinks for sale at the event. All proceeds are a charitable donation to the Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus, both registered 501c Charitable Organizations. No alcohol, show cars must have a fire extinguisher. POC: Mark Monaghan, jaxops1@verizon.net Ancient Order of Hibernians, St Patrick Division, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, Virginia
  13. It was this car in my signature, a 1970 Buick Electra Convertible. It was just a high school car (although a cool convertible) when I got it, and then a college friend suggested that I attend the AACA car show at Saint Simon's Island, Georgia. I took 3rd Place, and from that point on the convertible became part show car, and a daily driver.
  14. The 1990 Grand Marquis is still available, price reduced (not the car in my signature by the way). Email me for information or an appointment: jaxops1@verizon.net
  15. This is a clean and well-maintained Grand Marquis GS with 118K miles. Gray, with a light gray interior. Landau roof in good condition. Interior is velour with driver 6-way seat. Full-sized spare plus a doughnut spare. Steel-belted radials with good treads. No rust or damage. Roof and trunk need paint. This car has the original engine, the Ford 302 fuel-injected SFI engine. It starts right up, and the car drives smoothly. Transmission replaced with a Jasper professional transmission 5 years ago. Full repair history available since 1994. $2,200.00 obo, contact jaxops1@verizon.net (Va. Beach, VA).
  16. Never had that problem. I'm ready with my response, that I get the same or better gas mileage than their SUVs. Also, I don't need a shoehorn to get into my car, and a chiropractor when I get out! Wasteful would be to get rid of a working, safe vehicle, and start 5-7 years of car payments on a small plastic car that won't outlive the loan.
  17. I don't know if they work on those, but you could ask D+M Restorations in South Carolina: Car Clock Repair, Gauge Repair, Speedometer Repair | D&M Restoration or USA PArts: USA Parts Supply. My Dad said that the problem he always encounterd with air leveling was the bags would leak. Then the car would go down on its axles and he couldn't tow it. My rebuilt A/C compressor leaks, and that can be frustrating. Perhaps as a compressor, you could ask Classic Air if they do them: Classic Auto Air - Air Conditioning & Heating for 70’s & Older Cars & Trucks.. Just some thoughts.
  18. Yes, in the 56 Cadillac. Yes, but only in the 56. My other cars are all experiencing high engine temperatures, including my wifes 2001 MB.
  19. I found C&P in the 1980s, and very much enjoyed the restoration articles and ads. They had a great nation-wide car show listing as well. I think that it began to get full of ads, and not much writing. There was a propensity to focus on the muscle cars. Month after month it became a bit tedious. I tried to go back and find a C&P Magazine, but there were none out there in the stores. They have a website, which is where I found that the ownership had changed. I also saw a magazine called "Classic Car Magazine" which was basically an auction advertising media with little writing except for how some auction company did. I dropped that one!
  20. Richard, If no one has answered this yet, call around and get some estimates. When you ship them the bumper, they will revise the estimate. I sent my 70 Electra's bumpers out and paid about $500 apiece for them, but they were show quality rechroming jobs and that was aout 10 years ago and the place I used is out of business. For my Cadillac, I use New England Chrome Plating in East Hartford, CT: New England Chrome Plating and Brass - chrome plating, brass plating, gold plating, metal finishing, industrial plating, boat restoration, motorcycle restoration, powder coating, fireplace, hard chrome plating, chrome, auto parts, antique, antique re. Just tell them what you want. They call you as soon as the pieces arrive to go over the estimate with you. I have also heard good things about Paul's Chroming. Shop around. You may have to drop your bumper off at Fedex or a shipping place because they won't pick one of those beasts up at your house most likely!
  21. Yes. Yes. In 2007 I had to use heat shielding material on the 56 Cadillac to protect my exposed fuel lines and fuel pump from manifold heat. My fuel in the fuel filter boiled regularly. This heat-wrap solved that problem although it looks ridiculous. In 2009, with Ethanol required by Virginia throughout the year not just in Winter, my engine temperature has been up at least 20 degrees, running at halfway instead of below half (probably about 200 degrees F or so). This is also true for my 90 Mercury, 70 Electra, and my 56 Cadillac, as well as my wife's 2001 MB. The difference is that the newer cars have return lines and the fuel doesn't sit in he line getting hotter. After an hour's drive on the expressway, I could not restart the 56 Cadillac last Saturday. It was a warm day but not really hot.
  22. All of my vehicles, including my 89 Ford, 90 Merc, and my wife's 2001 MB run hotter with the E10 gasoline. We had a similar thread recently on this.
  23. heh heh, they say that in Rochester also but for the opposite reason!
  24. Under the back seat of my 70 Electra was a shopping list, and the whole floorpan was covered in spilled birdseed. I also found the original window sticker stuck up against the rear quarter panel inside the window control panel. Under the back seat of my 56 Cadillac was a note from the funeral director who orignally owned the car for a funeral pickup with the man's name and date/time of the services.