chuck nixon

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  1. Have you checked with Mac Blair, Mr.1932 parts guy?
  2. 1932's did have artillery wheels like my 32 found in original condition in a warehouse in 2006. Engine of my 32 restored with original equipment.
  3. Well, besides buying a new Enclave Avenir last week I got a call from Summit Racing regional warehouse and retail store in Arlington, TX. Summit asked me to bring my 1967 Sportwagon GS400 Tribute car to put on one of their two turntables as you walk into the entrance of the retail store. Car will be there for the month of February and get lots of looks. We loaded it on the turntable and I was not finished opening the doors, hood and tailgate when I turned around there were about 8 people standing there admiring the car and full of questions. The black paint really pops in the window and at night the turntable is lit from above so I will have to go at night and take a photo or two. Really a bunch of nice guys and gals at Summit and I am glad I filled out an application to show the car about 6 months ago and got the call. They will be showing the car and telling the story of the changeover to the GS400 Tribute on the Summit web site in a few days. As a GS400 Tribute Sportwagon, which I showed in Brookfield WI BCA in 2017, I installed a completely rebuilt 1967 GS400 V8 and T400 transmission that came with the engine. Also installed GS hood and grill, chrome rally wheels with red stripes and red pin striping. Car is loaded with every option available as far as I can tell. Car was black from the factory and had a beautiful new black paint job over bare metal when I bought it. 340 engine in the car when I bought it was not original and getting tired. I wanted to have the Sportwagon400 look like a factory made GS400 and had fun doing it and completely redoing the interior OEM material, texture etc. Nice to show a Buick in place of Camaros, Mustangs, and other 60's cars. Now I need to request the chance to show the 67 Buick GS400 red convertible on the turntable perhaps later in the year. Chuck
  4. Thanks again guys for all the advice and experience. After next weeks classic car show I will get it back in the shop and we start taking the box out and appart. Chuck
  5. Terry, I bought the Corn Head grease. From the top looking into the filler stub oil input device there was a light grey grease coating but when I unscrewed the filler stub from the box body and looked further into the box I did not see a level of grease. We loaded the Corn Head grease in a grease gun then ended up putting 1/2 - 2/3 of the tube in the steering box. Then I moved the steering wheel back an forth with wheels jacked up off the floor. I think the left turn binding was a little less but still binding. I may try to take the back of the box off and see if the box is full of crud before considering taking it out and all apart. Will also study the info from Hugh and Roy including Hugh's 10 page document on a rebuild. Could be the king pins need grease but we can see grease oozing out top and bottom from previous service. Different grease fittings from today's grease guns so will have to do some research on what to use to add grease to them. I will look at other steering components to see if there is any binding before we remove and disassemble the steering box. I will keep the post informed as we move forward. Thanks to all who have provided info and keep it coming. Chuck
  6. Needs some advice on the 1921 Touring car I bought last May. I have not driven the car more than 1/2 dozen times due to other commitments and just plain busy but when I have driven it I have a problem with the steering. Turning right no problem with the steering wheel and making the turns. Turning left is another story. I can't turn more than 1/2 a turn on the steering wheel and the wheel almost locks up. You can feel it getting tighter as you turn it and then it is almost locked as you turn as far as the wheel will go. I know this could be caused by several issues but before we go taking things apart I looked in the spout where you add steering box lubricant and it is dry as far as I can down the hole. So I am thinking maybe the box could be half full or lower and needs lubricant. I have not researched all my 1921 technical info but thought I would ask for opinions here first. If it does need lubricant, again without researching the manuals what weight oil would I pour into the steering box? Appreciate all advice and opinions. Chuck
  7. I had previously posted about the 1921 Buick Touring Model 45 I purchased last May at the Mecum Indy auction. Well, it has been sitting quietly waiting for a couple of minor items that needed attention and to finally be registered here in Texas. Got the safety inspection and it is now registered as an antique. This past weekend the car finally came out of hiding and Friday night I took it to a 1920's murder mystery 'flapper' event at the request of a friend so they could use it for background in photos. That worked out great and then I thought since it is in the trailer why not take it to the festival in Waxahachie. TX about an hour south of Fort Worth. There was a car show with 75 cars as part of the festival which included several hundred vendors for several blocks around the courthouse square. Great weather and enormous crowds after all the rain we have had in Texas. The car was selected as a top 20 participant and had the most fun talking to folks who wanted to know what was it, did I restore it, do I drive it, and what a wonderful vehicle for the public to see and appreciate. I really like the way parents would lift up the little kids, show them the interior of the car and overhear them explain the big tires and wood wheels, the dash and steering, gear shift and brake handle, etc. A real learning experience for many young and hopefully interested car kids. Life is Good?
  8. I will ask Roy whqt gives?
  9. According to Roy Faries we had 64 Judges: Here are Roy's numbers I used in a BCA2018 presentation to the NTX club last Saturday. I was on a team that judged the Riviera's and we had 11 to judge and like Pete I was the chassis guy so I too was up and down a bunch. In the Denver thin air and the warmth of the day as we approached noon the water bottles came in handy. Chuck Final Numbers •Registrations w/guests: 331 • •Vendors: 33 Paved Outdoor spaces 46 Indoor spaces 28 Car Corral spaces 9 Total Cars 171 400 point judging 72 Display only 64 Archival 21 Modified 14 Drivers 53 Senior 15 People Total people 654 Judges 64 Chuck
  10. Just acquired a 1921 Touring Model 45 and I need the dash light to fill the hole and light the gauges. Also could use a rearview mirror and spot light if they are out there somewhere. What have you? See photos Chuck Nixon
  11. You should also try Cars on Line as I have sold and bought cars from the Chuck
  12. Just acquired a 1921 Touring Model 45 and I need the dash light to fill the hole and light the gauges. Also could use a rearview mirror and spot light if they are out there somewhere. See photos of what I need on a 1920 Touring at the recent BCA Nationals in Denver. Thanks for looking and any advice or what have you? Chuck Nixon My car
  13. Update: Turns out the car was back at White Post every 2-3 years for carb cleanout and tune up plus other minor things to keep it in great condition. I have receipts into the late 90's.