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  • Birthday 10/19/1938

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    Served 15 years on AACA Board, National President 2005

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  1. Elvis: I'd like the carb without the butterfly if it is off of a 320 cid engine (Century-Roadmaster-Limited). Without going to look, I think that is the rear carb. I also have a bunch of left-over nice chrome (excellent for plating) for a 1941 Buick that I hope to take to Hershey, but would sell through the mail. I also have a good rear bumper for Special and Century. That was replated poorly and needs to be replated again. I paid $100 for it and it wouldn't fit my Roadmaster.
  2. Former Gov Charlie Crist is the one responsible for state-wide ethanol in Florida. It is extremely difficult and expensive to get non-ethanol here. There is one station within 50 miles or more of my house. There are a couple of small airports but you have to get it in a can there.
  3. Jerry, It must not get very hot up there. My electric fuel pumps are on a switch so I can turn them on when the vapor lock happens. Never vapor locks on real gas even if it's 100 outside though. Vapor locks on ethanol somewhere between 85 and 90. Maybe the height above sea level here has something to do it, but it's only on ethanol. I hate ethanol.
  4. Jerry: What, exactly, is a fuel cell? Where does it go in/on the car? Finally, bet you have an electric fuel pump on that car for running in the summer. $1.94 per gallon for gas? Wow! $2.58 here....no income tax, but they get us on home/car insurance cost and gas. Drive it down to Hilton Head next year and we'll meet up there if we're both living then, haha. What did you ever do with your dual carb manifold? Ever figure out if it was for the 248 or 320 engine?
  5. It that old '41 sedan a Super or a Roadmaster?
  6. Jerry: The radio knobs were really great and I'll always remember that you sent them to me. I found a guy in Sarasota, FL who can change the old radio guts out and make you a 12-volt radio that is still original to the dash and at the same time attach a plug to the outside so you can run a GPS (if you haven't converted everything to 12v). I could not get my '39 Buicks to run, when hot, with the electronic ignition insert when the engine got hot and I had to go back to points & condenser. The '39s were found to run too hot in the hot weather and the module would break down. Finally, I have to ask you...............with gas back up to $2.559 to $2.599 now down here in Florida how could you afford to run the car every day? Also, we only have ethanol here in Florida except in rare places and my '39 Buicks vapor lock when the outside temperature gets over 85, which is often. So, I drive 8 miles to the only gas station in the county that has regular gas. His place is for sale and his gas was $3.799 the last time I bought some there. 10 mi per gallon would kill me on my retirement pension. Lastly, your '39 Buick Series 81 Roadmaster is a Full Classic in the CCCA now and that should make it more desirable. I'm selling back because I'm 80 and I don't want to leave my wife and/or daughters with these old cars to get rid of. If your interior is nice, $15K is a better than fair price for the car. Could you jump right in that old Buick and drive 600 miles each way to an AACA National Tour? In that case, yes, it would be an every day car except for lack of A/C. I keep getting things cut off my left arm from driving those old non-A/C cars back in my younger days. Good luck to you Jerry..........................Earl
  7. Wish I was in a position to do something, but age and health is a concern here too. I have my '39 Special 4-door convertible for sale with a dealer as we speak. I'm getting down to three cars and hope I don't have to sell anymore for a while. Good luck with your health . All of us who love these pre-war Buicks seem to be facing these same issues. I try not to look at old Buicks on line, but can't help myself. Pulling for your speedy recovery.
  8. Are they the same size as dome light lenses for a 1939 Buick Special or a 1941 Chevrolet? They do look the same, but may be smaller.
  9. J. C. Taylor, Inc. insures my trailer
  10. Actually I think it is 75x185. Can't grow much of a garden you're right about that, but cheap to get the grass cut by somebody else. 😀 Man, it's the garages and size of the house that counts to an old car guy like me.
  11. I've been collecting and looking at 1939 Buicks since I was 16 and now I'm 80. Before that, my parents had one from 1941-1951. I noticed right off that there was no design in the door panels and the material was not correct on the seats. For Marty Roth, the dash looks black or very dark in poor light and after it is weathered....you can't really see the grain in those instances. So, I am not sure you are correct that it has been painted. Everything in the running gear is very exclusive to the 80-90 series and some the 90 series only. Much bigger brake drums, shoes, cylinders and bearings than other Buicks. The clutch, pressure plate, thowout bearing are bigger than other Buick models; although again shared with Century. All of that stuff is harder to find than for a Special model. Likewise, the carb is shared with Century and Roadmster as is the fuel pump, so not as difficult to find as 90 series only. People are building gas tanks although I don't know who they are....but in CA it may not be rusted out and can be cleaned. Read the latest Bugle about a '33 Buick 90 found in a NY garage, parked since 1966 I believe, maybe 1963. You would also have to address the radiator.....'39s were known to be hot runners even when new. But, a man in Arkansas is reproducing the mid-year introduced over the radiator baffles and the fan shrouds. If there is a mouse in the area, watch out for the wiring, and maybe watch out for it anyway, but that is with all old cars that have been sitting. The basic car looks good, and in this day and time with so may street-rod and resto-rod people out there none of the above matters, right? Golly, I'd sure hate to see that. The car has a 140 inch wheelbase, off the top of my head, so yes, the buyer would definitely need a long garage but a 24 foot deep garage would do. If the car was in Florida I could get the interior redone, correctly for $8750-10-11,000. I was quoted $8750 for the '41 Limited that was on eBay....the one in Kansas. I'm not sure Matt Harwood was talking about the same car because I didn't think the one in Kansas ever did sell ($17,500 last asking price I saw). All that said, if you don't live in California or maybe Nevada, the cost of shipping would kill you. All of that said, I believe $6,000 local $4,500 far off is about right for somebody not really desperately in love with a '39 Buick. For somebody who just has to have one, who is a great mechanic himself or has a very close friend who is, maybe I'd go to $10,000...but I'd have to be desperate in love with one. One last thing to remember is that this car is a CCCA FULL CLASSIC. In my younger years that would have added a lot of value. Maybe it still does, but since given that status around 1974 by the club, there is still a pretty low number of Buicks in the CCCA Roster. Excuse my spelling.
  12. Steve and others: I have the latest book one could buy. I did not see Harry Gladding listed. I knew Harry Gladding who ran a large Chevrolet dealership in Glen Burnie, MD (Gladding Chevrolet). I'm not sure I every actually met him in person. A mechanic at the dealership signed my application for membership in 1962. He had a large collection of antique automobiles and hired a man to service them and keep them up. About 1964 he purchased a Duesenberg in Baltimore and had to buy all of the cars in the garage to get it. One of the cars was a 1942 Chrysler barrell-back Town & Country. It had but 13,000 original mile on it. They put that on the used car lot for $900. It was tan in color. I drooled over it, but I could hardly have raised $100 at the time, much less $900. The last time I saw it, we followed it to PA and the Manheim Auto Auction where it was sold. I vaguely remember there was a Maxwell in his garage. From about 1965 and for many more years Charles Calvert was in charge of maintaining the collection, and Charley was a member of AACA and Chesapeake Region, as was Mr. Gladding himself. Charley would sometimes take a car to his home to work on it. I remember one time when visiting Charley and his wife, he let me drive one of the cars a short distance. I remember it had a cone clutch, and was about a 1916 touring car, but I can't remember the brand. I sort of remember it was a Gray or a Dort, but I don't think it was a Gray-Dort. Heck, Man, I'm 80 years old!!! But, I just remembered, I did meet a different Harry Gladding in VA and asked him if he had any association with the Chevy dealer in Glen Burnie and he said not that he knew of. Also, Chesapeake Region has a history collection and they produced a booklet on their history going back to founding in 1955. I was President in 1965 and 1974 before moving to VA in 1992.
  13. I have the magazines, just no time right now to look..............very ill wife recovering from surgery
  14. 85x185 between two streets in Sebring, FL, six car garage plus carport. 2209 sq ft under heat and air, whole house generator, city water and sewer, jacuzzi tub. Cash? Need up to 6 mo lead time to get out and move. $240K