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  1. I have this cast plaque-looks to be aluminum that says-"Bauld Eagles" with an image of an eagle on it and below the eagle it says "Bureau County".  The plate is approximately 5" x 9" and is about a 1/4" thick. 

     

    Does anyone know anything about the this plaque? What it was used for? I am attaching a photo.

     

    Thanks.

     

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  2. I am still looking for a pair of the correct outside rear view mirrors for a 1937 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe.  They mount on the windshield frame with screws to fasten them in place.  I believe Jay Fischer reproduced them when he was alive but am not sure where his inventory went when he passed on or if anyone else is reproducing these mirrors. I am interested in original mirrors or correct reproductions.  I believe they mount on the windshield post and have 1/4 to 3/8" diameter arms that have a couple of bends in them.  I have completed the car but am afraid to drive it because I have virtually no visibility as to what is behind me.  I think the mounting bracket that attaches to the windshield is held in place with two screws. Hoping a good Samaritan can help me locate a set of mirrors sitting on some obscure dusty shelf somewhere in North America.  Thanks.

     

    Picture of the mirrors I am looking to buy:

     

     

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  3. I am still looking for a pair of the correct outside rear view mirrors for a 1937 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe.  They mount on the windshield frame with screws to fasten them in place.  I believe Jay Fischer reproduced them when he was alive but am not sure where his inventory went when he passed on or if anyone else is reproducing these mirrors. I am interested in original mirrors or correct reproductions.  I believe they mount on the windshield post and have 1/4 to 3/8" diameter arms that have a couple of bends in them.  I have completed the car but am afraid to drive it because I have virtually no visibility as to what is behind me.  I think the mounting bracket that attaches to the windshield is held in place with two screws. Thanks.

     

    Photo of mirrors I am looking for.

     

     

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  4. John,

    Thanks for your feedback and suggestions. I will add that 30 years ago the emergency brake is what saved me from an accident.  In fact, I drove the car almost a mile down back streets using the emergency brake to be able to get back home.  Any thoughts regarding the brake booster.

    Thank you,

    Bob


  5. I have a 1962 Buick Electra 225 4 door sedan that at one time was my Mother's car.  It has been in storage for quite some time and I am looking to put it on the road.  The reason it has not been run in recent years is that the brakes intermittently totally lock up.  We put the Buick in storage because the last time it was out the brakes locked up during rush hour traffic at a light and caused a huge traffic jam as well as many irate drivers.  At that time, what I did was crack open the brake line near the master cylinder and it fixed the problem. After that we noticed that sometimes after the brakes locked up, if it sat for a while, it would release the pressure on the brakes and everything worked again.  I am not sure where to start.  I have contemplated just replacing everything from the wheel cinders to the master cylinder and every hose and brake line in between.  I believe the car also has a booster that some people say could be the culprit but is not rebuildable and they are hard to find in working order.  If I change everything out, I would like to convert the master cylinder from a single reservoir to a dual reservoir master cylinder.  If anyone has done this, do you have a recommendation regarding the best master cylinder to use as a replacement.  I care less about keeping the brake system original and more about safety.  I had a brake line fail on the car about 30 years ago and it is not a good feeling when the brake pedal went all the way to the floor as I was trying to stop at a light at a busy intersection where three streets intersect.  I am open to input.  My Mother is 92 years old and she asks about the car frequently.  I know she would enjoy a ride in it.

    Thank you!!


  6. Since I am not having much luck yet finding the amber lenses I am looking for, I guess I will ask if anyone has a 1933 Buick Goddess hood ornament for sale.  If you do, please Private Message me with more details.  Thank you.


  7. I am looking for amber lenses for a set of Lorraine fog lights.  They are approximately 5-6" in diameter and most importantly, the lens is amber in color but is clear.  What I mean by clear is that there is no lines in the glass that are typical of many fog lights.  I think the lines in the glass are there to help focus the beam of light. I am looking to buy the lens or if necessary will buy the entire fog light if the lens is not damaged.  Thanks fro your help.


  8. I have a 1933 Buick Model 68 that has sat for more years than I can count and needs many parts to be updated or replaced in order to drive it.  Everything from wiring harness to cracked exhaust manifold to missing hood ornament and parts in between.  I would appreciate any help tracking down any and all parts related to this car.  Goal is to get it back on the road and driveable. Thanks.


  9. I am looking at buying a 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD with a 6.0 V-8 engine, 6 speed auto transmission, and 4.10 rear end.  I plan to pull an enclosed trailer with a 37 Packard in it.  Has anyone had any experience with this combo and how did it pull.  Someone told me it might be underpowered.  I am new to this game so I am looking for someone who might have some experience.  Thanks.


  10. Thanks.  I heard they had a hotel for the meet.  Would be surprised if they didn't since planning and arrangements for National Meets are worked on far in advance of the meet?  I am also looking for the name of the host hotel.  Hopefully someone has that bit of information.


  11. The restoration of my1937 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe is 99.9% complete and ready to take for a drive. The problem is being able to see behind me.  No place to attach outside rear view mirrors and have them look right.  Searching for an original pair but have not had any located to date.  I have had a couple of persons send me sketched and drawings along with pictures but not clear enough drawings to fabricate parts.  Close but not enough detail.  In addition, 2 different persons provided dimensions and drawings but the dimensions are different so it is impossible to know which one is original versus an aftermarket.  I thought about rolling the window down a bit and clamping a mirror to the glass but doesn't seem practical and only a matter of time before the window is cracked due to clamping pressure.  No sidemounts so sidemount attached mirrors are not an option.  Has anyone had this problem and how did you solve it?  Or does any one have a set of mirrors they might have for sale.  Thanks. pint4@new.rr.com

     

     

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  12. The restoration of my1937 Packard is 99.9% complete and ready to take for a drive. The problem is being able to see behind me.  No place to attach outside rear view mirrors and have them look right.  Searching for an original pair but have not had any located to date.  I thought about rolling the window down a bit and clamping a mirror to the glass.  No sidemounts so sidemount attached mirrors are not an option.  Has anyone had this problem and how did you solve it?  Thanks.

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