Roger Walling

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  1. I would think that if you pressurized the system (with the radiator isolated) with kerosene, you could find the leak if the oil pan was removed. The system should hold at least 25 lbs without any problem with the possible exception of the water pump which probably could also be isolated. The kerosene would find a hole better than water and could be flushed out easily. I have never done it but it could be worth the try. Or, you could try the dye that is used in AC units to find a leak. The pan would have to be off to locate the leak as soon as it appears
  2. Have you considered using an overhead door with a decal on it? The design could be anything from a castle door to a design that looks like the inside of a barn or a airplane hanger. Google GARAGE DOOR DECALS
  3. Something for everybody there. I'm wondering if there is a strong market for the early cars (10's and 20's) or is it past their prime?
  4. Patina is a much valued treasure, to be admired and unable to be duplicated. Enjoy the moment, as it only comes with time and memories.
  5. Original MSRP Low Retail Average Retail High Retail Base Price $725 $7,025 $10,900 $17,700 Ford two door Tudor. NADA prices These prices are subject to interpretation, in other words, best guess.
  6. Whatever your choice, SET A TIME FOR COMPLETION! A car that takes three years to paint was probably done in the last month or so at the shop! If they are not going to work on it right away or finish it on time you are probably being stroked.
  7. This is not the first car in space. The Star Trek crew found a early ford pick up with a man driving it in space in one of their episodes.
  8. If they lost $100,000 last year, why not just sell $200,000 worth of cars and keep it going for another year?
  9. A salvage title on an older car would not bother me at all if it was a project car. If a car was totaled in 1960, it probably had $1500 damage, a drop in a bucket compaired to restoration costs. It would be repaired to factory specs during the restoration anyways.
  10. One thing to consider is insuring the truck with an "classic" collector policy. When I finished my 56 F750 Ford, my ins. company would not insure it as "it was too big" I also have a 1/2 ton "tow" truck with dual wheels for looks. They would not insure that one either.
  11. I bought a 55 Chrysler and tried to start the engine with no luck. I drained the oil and stuck my finger in the drain hole to feel for particles, All I found was sludge about 1 1/2" thick with a hole through it to drain the oil. After removing the pan, the sludge was completely surrounding the pick up screen and over the top of it, Deciding that it needed to be disassembled, I Removed the water pump, It was completely filled with rust, as were the holes going into the block. I removed the core plugs to find the block completely full of rust. Three months later I happened to turn the radiator upside down and was showered with water that did not drain even though the lower radiator hose was off. You may be wasting your time trying to start it and may do more harm than good.
  12. I don't have a single wentworth wrench and that is enough!
  13. If the tube that you buy is a little loose in the block, place a round shaft or 7/16' bolt in the end and hammer it on top of your vise to expand it. (hitting the sides will expand the dia. by thinning the wall thickness) Or you could add soldier to the outside and file to size. Leave the very end a little small in order to start it into the engine. Have you thought about copper tubing?
  14. https://www.harborfreight.com/38-in-2-in-ratcheting-pipe-threader-set-62353.html $74
  15. Quote from Jack M "That looks fun." Thank you, It really is a very nice riding car. I lengthened it about 4' and the long wheel base is smooth. It drives just like you are riding in an easy chair without a care in the world. You can look down at the road right beside you and it doesn't feel like you are in a car. On another note, I hesitated to post the 38 Buick because I thought some self righteous person would shoot it down. And I really hesitated on posting the Ferio, however I was surprised that it was accepted so well.It is so nice to know that many people here have different tastes in cars. This site is the best one that I read every day, The post are written well and received by others in a gracious manner. Thanks to everyone who posts here for an entertaining and informative site.
  16. Yes it is towing a Fierro. The finished product below.
  17. The 39 Buick uses a chain drive in the wiper towers and they broke after I spent too much time trying to get them to work, so I installed 2 elect wipers on the roof.
  18. I achieved the rust on my new body panels on my 38 Buick by spraying stright bleach on them.
  19. This is my 38 buick when I was done "restoring" it.
  20. Does it really matter if the paint is missing. There are a lot of bald headed men on this site!
  21. I used nothing but WD40 0n this car. This is what it looked like when I bought it and when I finished getting it roadworthy after the WD40
  22. Now that's a decent size toy box. What made the large tire tracks in the snow? They look like turf tires on a tractor. I just put a $400 set of chains on my tractor, haven't had the chance to try it out yet.
  23. Don't forget that you can not back up a tow dolly more than 5' or so. I managed to do it for about 30' once but it took several tries.
  24. I love snow! I have always played in the snow with every car that I have owned. Once I drove in 3' snow until I could no longer go. The under side of the hood imprint in snow was all I could see when I opened the hood to see why it quit! It was packed completely in snow all the way up to the cowl. Did I say that I love snow? (:-)
  25. You can buy baseboard oil fired heat for motorhomes why not trucks. Ps, they already have small internal combustion units in trucks that keep the batteries up and the cab temperature nice and cosy when you are not driving.