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  1. Amen to that Bill! As he requested I sent him an email thanking him and telling that the car was running with the fuel pump. He sent this reply back: Hi Doug; Thanks for letting me know how the pump turned out and for the opportunity to work on it. It was a learning experience for both of us. That arm was a bit tricky to line up but I am pleased that it all worked out. It was certainly my pleasure to be able to help you out with your car an I appreciate the glowing reviews. Our motto has always been that "Service is our best part!" and I am fort
  2. Loving old cars? Success and failures. I had been looking for a rebuild kit or a fully rebuilt fuel pump for the Nash all this time and saw both on Ebay but... having to ship them into Canada I was not confident they were done with current gas appropriate parts and with exchange and shipping.... Started shopping parts suppliers close to home. I spoke with a man doing them out of town and wanted $200.00 to rebuild mine. I get that he is a business but thought I could do it myself for a lot less than that. Then I called the President of our car club who has a large ant
  3. Picked up a few sheets of particle board before supper and went into the garage to prepare the ceiling for them. The plastic needed to be stapled up along with pushing some insulation back in place before trying to secure the 2 ft by 4 ft panels I had cut making it easier working alone. Of course I had to clear that shelf in order to gain room to screw the panels to the ceiling joists. Interesting adventure digging through stuff I hadn't seen in years like a dash pad for Dad's 1959 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight he scrapped. I liked driving that car almost as much as my Limited but
  4. Went back at the garage today as every day counts right now with the process of getting the addition built. Brought down the bike that was hanging from the rafters and set it outside beside the Limited. This was my father-in-laws that I didn't have the heart to let him throw out when they moved to their apartment. With a bit of cleaning I think it will be nice being that it is black also. Didn't notice the manufacturer but it says on the cross bar Made in England. With it out of the way I did some re insulating before fixing up some plastic that had fallen down.
  5. Made the decision the day was mine after lunch and dug into the garage to get the Limited moved out enough to change the flat tire which will make rolling it inside and out by myself much easier. Put a rope on my truck and inched her out inch at a time once the motor and stand were out of the way. I lined it up so the rear tire was accessible at the opening where the jack stands are. Using one of the many bumper jacks I have I was able to raise the car enough to remove the flat and put on the inflated roller tire safely. O
  6. After a somewhat disappointing week (some of it having no luck with the Nash and locating a fuel pump...) decided to end it around 3 pm due to a final phone call with a customer of 16 years. Seems she was expecting all four buildings I've done in the past to be completed on next Saturday which normally takes 5 working week days. Pointing that out plus the fact I have no employees with which to put inside the normally closed up offices on the weekends (due to you know what) was told she would get back to me. Diligent as always she wasted no time to call back and say "They have decided
  7. @Caballero2, I'm positive this wasn't a car unit as the cord is for 110 volt only. Would have been a nice treasure to fund though and have a picture of a record player in a 64 (?) Buick Electra.... This was a very nice car I saw around the Buick National 2006 taken in downtown Flint. Anyone know the car?
  8. Once again another 90 plus day but found the energy to get gas and head over to the Nash. I uncovered her with full expectation of firing her up and she didn't disappoint me. While folding up the cover and letting her idle, suddenly it quit! Pumped the accelerator several times but would not fire. i poured in 2 gallons from my small tank and put some in a small bottle to put down the carb. It acted like it wanted to fire so know there was spark but hearing I was having trouble Glenn came out and we both tried to get her running with me inside the car and
  9. Have been told I'm different in many ways... My first High School car is this 1958 Buick Limited given to me by my Dad when I turned 16. I drove it for a year before this came along. As far as getting another one, I still have the Special convert today! The Limited sadly was rusted beyond the effort to restore but... Found her twin sister many years before stripping the parts car. I still have it and currently working on getting it in running order. Did I say I'm different? Oh Ya, cause if I could, I
  10. A bloody Hot Monday today! Decided against more lawn cutting early with the sun and heat so went over to the Special to sort the electronics that was pulled out of basement that I will take to the drop off centre. Thought this unit was kinda neat so fooled with the speaker wires a bit and scabbed a wire for the antenna to see if it would work. Low and behold with a bit of fussing it works! Even the record played turns but slowly. Imagine there is a belt that likely is hardened and stretched but going to keep it for the garage addition at home. Pure 60's I think
  11. It did the same for too! Not only do you have something special but you made your dad very happy and have a video memory of the moment. Congratulations on a fine job well done!
  12. After a leisurely morning sipping coffee on the deck finally went over to the Special and cut the lawn. It heated up and with the humidity didn't get much of anything else accomplished except a little sorting of stuff in the garage. My big industrial fan is at home otherwise... The big bin is 95% full and is leaving tomorrow so decided to head home for a shower. Had to stop at the mechanics shop and take a shot of the Nash out back. Have always felt my cars are safe and secure if they need to sit there for awhile. Hoping Tuesday evening proves n
  13. Got together at the mechanic at his shop this morning and after about 30 minutes have the Nash running again! Binging a 5 gallon can of fresh gas on Tuesday and putting her up on the hoist to check a few things out.
  14. We have one more day of cleaning out the basement where the Special is and then will do some sorting in the garage as we have the big bin till pick up on Monday. The basement access is tough being an OLD house... I would have worn a hard hat if the darned thing didn't keep falling off every time I leaned over!! Didn't find that stash of cash down there that you hear stories about but came upon a news paper dated October 30, 1956 which made for interesting reading while having a break. I knew the owner was an American who moved here som
  15. Possible door on the drivers side? The wall inside looks to be a darker panel hinting that would be an opening.
  16. Shoot! So my Limited with an older repaint will be difficult to match the existing black paint when I have the fenders redone? What would the chance be Lance that paint would match?
  17. Will spare everyone the mundane details of the work day and get to the chase of the Limited story today. I was able to unearth the fenders I took off the Limited in order to cleanup the frame way back making pulling the motor & transmission out much easier. At first glance they don't look too bad but... Like everyone else experiences when really getting into a car, there are surprises to be found. Using aluminium sheet and bondo under fresh paint is such a backyard fix... With the rusted out brace I can't recall just how the
  18. Having been a boater also, till selling the last one around 2014, I prefer Jimmy Buffet's "Wastin' Away In Margaritaville". 🙃 Will that work? (Going to take a little practise before I can get the old fingers to work right again... )
  19. Good morning everyone. Slept well last night with visions of Limited's in my head. 😁 Thought I'd post some pics and show what that wax can do with a little effort. Using the wax on wax off method and a little pressure cleaned up the dull black paint with good results. I only did what I could reach with the hood on the roof like that but you can see the condition on the left and what I had done on the right of this shot. As stated before the overall paint is not great but with all that is going on right now (and for the next few months...) a little s
  20. After another long day ending it with going to see the Limited and found myself doing what I love best. Found another can of Carabuna Cleaner Wax and spent an hour waxing some of her black paint. It's no where near show field quality but under the garage lights looks pretty good to dream and sleep well tonight.
  21. I'll agree being a western car what shows in the pictures looks solid compared to a car having been used and sat around here. Even the chrome looks be decent driver quality for my likes. I can tell you most of the parts will fit on a Limited 4 door except the rear quarter sheetmetal, moldings, tail lights, trunk and trunk trim. The Limited model was stretched in that area for the three models based on the Roadmaster line. Wish I was closer...
  22. Or possibly a wire that catches those tabs?
  23. That's right Bill. The border closure was extended recently till August 21st and living right on the border to Michigan (Detroit is my entry point) boy do I miss going over! I wish I could get over to see both 1957buickjim and 95cardinal. Joe was kind enough to inform me of 364 motor that supposedly came out of running '58 Buick where he was going to drive to getting parts for one of his cars. The price seemed fair enough so he put it in his pickup, brought it to his warehouse and is storing it there till things open up again... I thought it would be good to connect it to
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