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  1. This one doesn't compare well with the car which was the original subject of this thread. I don't see it being worth anything like that car ( which sold quickly for probably something a little less than $25k ). I'm not familiar with the term " motor freshened up ". Does it mean it's been steam cleaned and painted or mechanically rebuilt? The under hood photo shows all the indications that the car had been boiling for some time - a lot of rusty water staining. That being the case you would want to know the condition of the radiator etc. The new upholstery doesn't seem to b
  2. They keep coming up https://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-Other-Makes/303844826746?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Lamar - a chance to make an offer.
  3. So how does this compere? https://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-Other-Makes/303844826746?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  4. I'll play, except we have already drifted into Saturday so maybe this one doesn't qualify!! But it is red.
  5. Good machine shops can do the conversion from babbit bearings to slipper but you will find it hard to convince them to take the work on. In Australia I think the preferred replacement slipper bearings are Toyota R10? There is a fellow in Northern NSW who re-metals your original rods and the price used to be around the same as the cost of machining and fitting replaceable slipper bearings. Try these people in the USA for engine rebuild kits https://www.kanter.com/productdetail.aspx?DeptNo=1400&MakeName=Buick&MakeYear=1935&CategoryID=31&Produ
  6. A bit rough but I don't think there will be a bidding war for them!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Extra-Rough-1950-Buick-Rear-Fender-Skirts-OEM-Flush-Mount-FREE-SHIPPING/313366481511?hash=item48f6190a67:g:XS0AAOSwhZFf6Swm
  7. http://buickcarclubaustralia.com/wp-content/uploads/Pre-War-mag-Jan-2018.pdf After a bit more research page 10 confirms and gives more detail.
  8. It certainly looks like a Buick motor, six cylinder and early 20's. But have a good look at it and you can see it is reversed with the radiator facing backward ( just follow the top water distribution pipe ). That means there is no transmission ( which should be hanging out the front ). Look closely at the photo and you can see a propeller has been bolted to the crankshaft ( it is spinning and hard to see ). In fact you can read " Aeroplane Propellor " written on the front panel. So my suggestion is this old Buick was propeller driven and hence called B
  9. It seems some bidders were still of the belief this was a Century. I find the comments on the bid site interesting but hope the bidders didn't necessarily believe what was being said, for instance this comment from fringecarcollector. fringecarcollector 3,666 @7819, there is no wood in this body. Except the floor board where the battery is. 0 Flag as not constructive
  10. Australian Prewar E magazine. I have an interest in this one! http://buickcarclubaustralia.com/wp-content/uploads/V8-E10-2.pdf
  11. We know you weren't fooled Lamar, I was referring to the BAT advertisement Dec 16 at 2:26 AM bringatrailer The seller has confirmed that the car is a Special, and the description has been updated accordingly. Thanks for your input @Grimsby! Your not moonlighting as @Grimsby are you?
  12. Joel - this doesn't help a lot but does list different moulding ( presumably different length ) for the 60 Series compared to the 80 and 90 Series. I don't recall seeing a 1936 Century headlight without the stainless moulding. My 1936 Century Convertible Coupe has chrome interior moulding around the windscreen but like yours I can't guarantee this was factory. I have also noticed some 1936 Century CC have a stainless trim along the body line - mine hasn't and I see no evidence that it ever has. I see the subject of this thread has now b
  13. The kit is way too large to be carried on a motorcycle and I am confident the tools are all of VLCHEK manufacture. I cannot find ANY brand name but the tools are absolutely the same as those I have stamped with the VLCHEK logo.
  14. It is a well constructed advertisement and very professional in appearance. Although listed as a private seller It really presents as a dealer sale. I see that someone has now realised it is a Special and has pointed that fact out in the last comment on the auction site. Joel you did well on the noticeable differences between Series 40 and 60 and the only extra I could add is the headlights ( 60 Series are longer and have stainless trim on the top ) and the Century gearbox top protrudes further into the cab than the Specials which is almost flush with the floor.
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