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Ron of Chicago

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  1. In 1967 I was a mechanic for a Lincoln-Mercury dealer just northwest of the city of Chicago and had the pleasure to see one of the Lincolns that came in for some service. I have to wonder......... is it best to use a scotch pad to keep the finish up on these cars???
  2. Sounds like a good time was had by all. Nice car and best of luck with it. I keep hoping that one day I will find something like that to occupy my time. Ron of Florida
  3. Would I like to have my first car........ you betcha!!!!!! 1955 Pontiac 2dr. HT green and white. Bought it in 63 for $90 and loved it. Traded it for a 58 Pontiac Star Chief in 65 (another one I wish I kept). When I came back from Viet Nam in 67 I bought a new Dodge Coronet 440 with a 383, 4bbl and 4 speed and posi. Once again I kick myself. Hind site being 20/20 it makes me sad. I commend all that kept their first car. Ron
  4. I'm sure that it will be a nice remembrance to have around. I was fortunate to have a 62 Coupe back in my high school days in 65 and have always wished I had kept it. Also had a 65 later in life (and another one that should have been kept 🤔) I keep my eyes out for another one and maybe one day will find the one I want. Best of luck with the car and enjoy the memories. Ron of Chicago, now of Florida
  5. I was a mechanic for a Lincoln - Mercury dealer just outside Chicago in the 60's and had a 67 Lincoln Stainless pull in one day. I guess it was driven by a Ford Rep. Neat car but I just didn't get the jest of building them. Ron of Florida
  6. Welcome to the AACA forums 53Dan. Very nice car. And nicely taken care of. As to your horn problem, it sounds like you may have a wire that is either loose of rubbed bare someplace in there. Pull the wheel and take a look inside. It's always a good idea to get a shop manual for the car you have as they are invaluable at times. You can find re-prints on Amazon for probably $25.00 Good luck with the car and enjoy. Ron from Florida
  7. Welcome to the AACA. You can try this as it will give you some information. I like Edsel, especially the 1958's. Great car. have fun with it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edsel
  8. Try this Gonzalo This is from the SMS auto fabric site https://smsautofabrics.com/collections/1956-oldsmobile/model-ninety-eight-starfire-convertible-coupe
  9. Hey Nils, try the guys on chevytalk.com they can help you with all the numbers game. Ron
  10. Welcome to the A.A.C.A. w30 driver. A lot of great information here from some super people that know their stuff. The unfortunate part of all this is that without the build sheet there is no way to positively say it is a W-30. Most of the things that made it real were bolt on's. Was the car built in Lansing? That is not the most important thing because Lansing built a lot of 442's. But it was the only place that built W-30's. To many, not having the original engine devalues the car but the important thing is that you like the car. I had a 69 Cutlass with the W-31 package and I know it was the real thing because I bought it from the original owner. The bad news to this is that the engine was replaced by the original owner . He had a 350 Olds engine built to W-31 specs but without the correct numbers on the engine it could not be pawned off as an original. That didn't matter to me because I loved the car and enjoyed it all the way up until the real bad news as it was stolen. There are a lot of Olds message boards with a lot of very knowledgeable people if you want better advise. I say enjoy the car and have fun with it. That's what this hobby is all about. Does it have the O.A.I. feature? I would also like to see a picture of the car. Best of luck with it, Ron
  11. 56-3067DX = 56 is the Year 1956 and the 3067DX is a 98 Deluxe convertible coupe equipped with electric windows and 2-way power seat Body L 1036 = L=Assembly Plant = Lansing Michigan, 1036 is the production serial number of the body Trim 354= Beige color interior, Leather Paint S64-52 = 64 is the lower body color 64 is Citation Bronze and upper color 52 is Charcoal Please let me know if these are your colors. This information comes from the Catalog of American Car ID Numbers. Aand when I look at the information on the Autocolor Library I can not find a 64-52. It sure sounds like a nice car though. Food luck with it, Ron
  12. Have you tried looking for the Wheaton Historical Society? I think they also have a Wheaton Facebook page. You may get lucky and find someone from there that may have a picture or knowledge of the dealer. I just found information of a dealership in Park Ridge. I knew there was one at one time and found that it had burned to the ground in the 70's. Good luck with your search. Ron
  13. Place your hand on various spots on the front of the radiator when it is hot. If you find any cold or cool spots you will know that your radiator is not flowing properly. Use caution not to burn yourself. By the way, great looking car Ron
  14. Welcome to the club Jackh00. there's a lot of great information here from many well educated car people. I found this from a guy on a Studebaker site. Not totally sure of the correctness but it will give you an idea. You can always got to a tire shop like Coker and they can help with the correct size. An interesting note to consider is the width of whitewalls. When whitewalls really became popular, they were used on Firestone Balloon tires, which featured tall sidewalls. These tires had whitewalls of nearly five inches. By the 1950's, whitewalls were at a pretty standard 3 inches, but that didn't last long. Around 1954 through 1956, you could expect to see whitewalls from 2-1/2 to 2-11/16 inches on American cars. Then, 1957 through 1961 saw another change with whitewalls ranging from 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 inches. Finally, the big change happened in 1962, when most American automotive manufacturers made the switch to 1 inch whitewalls. From there, whitewalls got even more narrow, until finally getting down to 3/8-inch during the muscle car era. The only exception in this whitewall width timeline is luxury cars. Some Lincolns and Cadillacs retained the wide whitewall look longer than other passenger cars, and they also held onto the 3/4-inch whitewall for quite some time Ron
  15. Outstanding purchase. I am somewhat of a purist myself and I agree with what you want to do with the mat. Keep up the great work. Interesting thread. Ron
  16. Keep up the good work cevensky. Great find. Wish I could come across something like this. I had Portawalls on my 58 Del Ray back in the 60's. They never really seemed to hold up. The more you drive it the better you'll like it. Stay safe Ron
  17. One of the best reasons to be a part of this site is the great help you can get from knowledgeable people. Thanks sean 1997
  18. After looking at the second picture. Was this car from France? Maybe that is why the numbers do not make sense. I have never seen one. Do you have a picture of the entire vehicle? My Catalog of American Cars shows all the interior codes as a three digit number starting with 4 Please keep me posted Ron P.S. You could try to contact Scott Mich BCA #6619 here on the AACA site. He seems to know quite a lot about Buicks but he hasn't been on for a while.
  19. Looks like this is a Buick Century Convertible, Paint code D I believe is Windsor Gray. Having 2 D's would mean that the center and lower color is the same. I think the No 1 denotes the Convertible top.
  20. Hello J.Palamara. I would like to see a picture if you have one. I have no doubt that the factory started using whatever they had, especially if they were on strike. I have even looked on the Chevytalk site for an answer to all this and there is nothing there. I just love it when the factory does silly things without telling anyone. Hang onto the car as it just may be rare enough to help in the retirement years. Also please post all the information on the cat=r like engine, transmission and a picture of the badges. Thanks for the info. Ron
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