Roger Walling

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  1. Roger Walling

    1948 Chrysler Royal Limousine

    Rusty, I kind off have my heart set on a 48 limo or an 8 Passenger sedan. I have a 31 Essex (2door) that I lengthened 36" and installed jump seats (actually the original front seats that fold forward) It seems to get a lot of attention when I drive it down the highway, keeping up with the traffic. Note the lower lamps mounted on the bumper that use the small dual headlight seal beam from the early 60"s. They are the only way to see where you are going. The original headlamps are totally useless and are like mounting a 4' fluorescent light on your car.
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    1948 Chrysler Royal Limousine

    Does a 1948 chrysler royal limousine have a door pillar between the doors? A friend has a Limo for sale and I can't open the doors to check if it is a Windsor or a Royal. I can't see what model it is, it's buried in the brush. If it is a Royal, it might be worth restoring?
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    1948 Chrysler Royal Limousine

    Rusty, thanks for the info. on squeezing the 392 in. I hadn't looked at it that close. ( Now what do I do with the two 392's sitting in my storage?)
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    1948 Chrysler Royal Limousine

    I have found another 1948 8 pass. Windsor. It has the original seat covers that were installed when new. The chrome has been re-done and is in a box. It had been repainted about 25 years ago and it runs. I want to negotiate, but the owner (who will never do anything with it) does not want to sell now. The waiting starts ... (The other one that I looked at would look very nice with a 392 wedged under the hood) The owner wants $2000 for it. No title.
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    Franklin mildew

    From Readers Digest, " CLEANING & ORGANIZING 9 Cleaning Solutions to Get Mildew Out of Any Surface Trish Barber The tools and ingredients you need to rid your home of mildew for good. Your first plan of attack: takasu/ShutterStock When you want to remove mildew stains, reach for white vinegar first. It can be safely used without additional ventilation and can be applied to almost any surface: bathroom fixtures and tile, clothing, furniture, painted surfaces, plastic curtains, and more. To eliminate heavy mildew accumulations, use it full strength. For light stains, dilute it with an equal amount of water. You can also prevent mildew from forming on the bottoms of rugs and carpeting by misting the backs with full-strength white vinegar from a spray bottle. Plus, there are over 90 vinegar uses (white or apple cider vinegar) that can clean a lot more than just mildew." I used it to remove mold from the inside of my new convertible top.
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    1957 Chevy Serial number / Body Number dilemma

    This is the site that you should go to,
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    Solid rubber tired trucks

    Everybody knows that when you buy a used car, you always kick the tires. πŸ™‚ This came from solid rubber tires that you licked to make sure the rubber was on securely! 🀭
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    C-1 (1953-1962) Corvette help needed

    Everything you ever wanted to know and more!
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    Help! Weaver Auto Crane!

    When I rebuilt my wrecker boom, I thought it would be a good idea to replace all the sq. headed bolts and nuts. To my surprize, the cost was $1 each. about 10 times the price of hex gr. 5 bolts.
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    Ebay down payment, shipping of car etc

    When I bought a car on ebay, I asked for his address and looked it up in Googel and looked at his home. I also asked for a pic. of his driver's licence to compare addresses. I also spoke to him on the phone at length to see if he knew any details of the car in question. I was satisfied and sent a wire transfer. You could ask for a recent photo of the car in his driveway or garage with the door open, taken from the street.
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    Your Future, will you fit?

    Not having a job can be a good thing. I used to light the gas street lamps, then I was a telephone operator, then a typewriter repairman. I also made slide rulers. Now I really don't want to train for any more jobs.😁
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    Right front fender

    Little 34 ford , You are a good man. Make sure the "owner" properly ID's how he lost it.
  13. Too bad the RR car could not have been restored.
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    What size winch do I really need?

    Based on the weight of your rolling load and the slope of your trailer's ramps, you can find the minimum winch to do the job. But you should also remember that winches are rated based on the first layer of rope, where they have the greatest power. In practice, your winch will probably have more than 1 layer of rope on the drum when it is working and will be pulling at less than its maximum. Winches lose from 13% 25% of their pulling power with each wrap of rope on the winch drum. Because of this, recommends using a winch with a line pull capacity equal to that of the load being moved. You can increase the pulling power of a winch by using a pulley block. A pulley block can nearly double the winch's capacity by simply attaching the pulley block's hook directly to the load and the winch's hook to a sturdy mount near the winch.
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    My "new" lathe - Input?

    Whatever you do, do not sand the ways to remove the rust, use a rust removing gel with steel wool.
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    What does original mean?

    No, I heard it on FOX network so it must be true. πŸ™„
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    bad news for Nissan

    The ship is under tow back to Japan. No word on the condition of the fire.
  18. While camping in Maine, I met two men that were with their mothers. It was raining, so I suggested going to the local car museum. After a few minutes the men wanted to leave, they said that there were nothing but old cars there!. Their mothers, on the other hand wanted to stay and look at all the cars.
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    seafoam vs stabil

    I purchased an old fire truck that has not run in many a years. It has an electric pump on it so I put the pickup hose in the can of seafoam and turned on the pump. This filled up the carb and I let it sit for a day. When I hooked up the gas and turned it over, it started very quickly and there was no need to fiddle with the carb.
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    Just retired - need some advice

    When I am bored and don't know what to do, I get in my car and drive to the end of the street. At that point I must go right or left. I make a quick decision and then I keep going. I always find something interesting to do.
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    1954 Dodge Royal Coupe with 9,872 miles

    NAPA is a good source for older parts if they take the time to look it up. Go in person and introduce yourself and explain how you need the parts and you will be back for more. Or you can go to napaonline and look them up your self.
  22. If you are planning to operate it during the winter months, you could offer low cost winter storage for your "museum". You will get a lot of cars, but maybe not too many paying customers to view them. Paid weekend indoor cruse in's with a snack bar could work?
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    To use undercoating inside or not

    I have a convertible that I primed and painted the inside floor. I then applied a thick layer of a rust preventive that is made to spray on the underside of commercial trailers. It does not fully dry and heals itself if scratched. I then cut appropriate pieces of house roll roofing and laid it down stone side first into the wet material, covering it and another light layer and then thick paper. This gives a "mass deadner" to the sheet metal and quiet's it.
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    1954 Dodge Royal Coupe with 9,872 miles

    Please reread my post with additional warnings. While it may be technically possible to remove the oil pump drive like I mentioned, but it may not be practical in everyday life. I don't want to get a home hobbiest in a lot of trouble, so if you do not know Hemi's, don't do it.