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Johan Boltendal

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  1. I'm pretty sure it's a LaSalle '30, taillights, splash aprons without doors, to name a few
  2. Walt, how nice of you to ask, I followed the period pictures from the beginning and have visited 2 or more times a day. I’m sorry to say, that with the latest change of the format I actually have lost interest because I will not open each and every subject with pictures or comments seperately. I loved to open the period pictures , as said , to find all at once and pick what took my attention. For me the way I exp. It now will my visting. This comment is not to offend, It’s what I feel, Johan
  3. Hi, following your post every now and then, reading there wasn't any result after a month with the diesel. Took the phone and called a friend who works with aluminium , old and new in his shop. My friend agreed on the diesel solution, also said it can take a very very long time , the submerging being a major attribution in the process, when possible. He also suggested cleaning vinegar or lemon , both dissolving the salt cristals formed at the oxidation of the alu. If not tried already you could think about this. Johan
  4. Had aquired a pair of Cadillac Johnson carbs laying around for more years then was good for them.Actually all and every part was kind of solid, one way or another. My long tome friend and toolmaker said, he learned from his father, diesel oil will eventually loosen any frozen part . The two solid carbs were submerged in diesel oil for about 6/months . They both came apart without ANY damage and I have restored the carbs afterwards to pristine and functional condition.
  5. You could try and soak these pipes day after day with diesel oil, looks like the way it's constructed in the picture, it would hold some diesel around the pipes. Diesel oil will eventually loosen the corroded parts. From exp. it takes up to several month's, but at a given time you can take the jacket off, without damaging it.
  6. My grandfather in front of the two busses, I think this picture was made mid 20's . No idea of the car brand they used to make the bus. Registration nr of both is groningen, in the north of the netherlands where he and we are still living .
  7. The first car could be an Austro Daimler the second a Peugeot D' Arlmat
  8. this fuel gauge doesn't belong to this '32 although it fits the sequence
  9. Unintentionally you made a mistake, your human. I personally recognize the pain you must be feeling, that pain needs to find a place and it will. After realizing what pleasure we all have found contributing and reading/learning in this thread, we can always start again, keep your head up please.
  10. le and ri two large bolts, from the outside of the frame going to two inside threaded cones in the crankcase. Take notice before loosening the bolts, not to take out the two bolts at the rear of the crankcase. these two bolts are holding the cones in place and prevent them from turning with loosening the two said bolts. The engine and box will come down, so you have to support these in a way, before taking the two bolts out.
  11. Carl is giving the idea the right response , that is what I'm after . I have no plans of ever making use of this insurance value to replace, but one never knows what can happen. The value in Europe and the US is about equal for these cars. The agreed value is not used with insurance companies , so that will be difficult to get . I will however make an attempt and find out if and how I can make this happen. Will let you know in the end when I have come to a solution. The pictures of the '32 are in the restoration forum under A few pictures from the '30 will follow thanks Johan
  12. Thanks to all that responded in a way. I've learned now that wanting to know something , put this in a question and to try to get an answer that fits the question, as in this situation " any one has an idea about the value of said cars" is much tougher, then I had anticipated. In fact I didn't get any. The ideas of insurance companies and leads are certainly appreciated and I will follow the Chubb and Lloyds suggestion. I do not have sentimental ideas or thoughts of value, tried to make clear the status and the condition the cars are in . Just wanted to compare my valuation thoughts (the money needed to buy the same cars again) with you knowledgeable people on this forum. Again many thanks to those members who took the time to reply . Johan
  13. Hi , perhaps you can be of help getting my insurance value wher I think it should be. Market value is of no interest because I don't want to sell and they will stay with my children and grandchildren, when I'm gone.No doubt about this. Over here in the Netherlands we have an insurance system that works with appraisers to set a value on an object. Till now never a serious problem. Needed a new appraisal for both and the trouble started, terms like market prewar is down and low, getting lower, buyers wanting these cars are less and less etc etc. Trying to make them clear, that this has nothing to do with insurance value, fell on deaf ears. ( the appraisers that were in the know are no longer around ) We insure the value of a car in the Netherlands as follows, object loss or gone, money received must allow you to buy a likewise car in the same condition, the week thereafter. Assuming the lost cars are to be bought then and there. Cars I'm talking about ; 1930 Cadillac 353 7p limo imported to the Netherlands early 1930 documented from new till now in my possession for 50 years . Restored in the 70s and 80 s maintained since then, with an trans, rear axle, radiator and engine overhaul in 2018 New brakes, new wheels and tires, restored springs ,shocks and steering gear 2019 A very nice driver (3 to 4000 mile per year)with an excellent interior ,chrome and paint. 1932 Cadillac 355B AWP 46000 original miles in my possession since 2001,documented from new , restored from 2007 to 2014 to a car as it left the factory in '32 , specs after the build sheet, condition also new or better then new. we do not know the point system as you have but it scored two 10's ( best you can get)and best of show from 400 in 2018 driven a 100 miles since that moment, air conditioned storage for both cars . The restoration of the '32 is on the restoration forum . Please let me know if you have an opinion on the value of said cars. Thank you very much. Johan
  14. John , as you know, the carb on the V-8 looks simple, but is a precision instrument, as is the distributor , both set well they will hardly give any trouble. 😉
  15. Good morning Jon, thank you spot on , both springs missing, there is a spare carb , with the owner, let's find out of they are present within that one, if not can you supply them or have a source? regards Johan
  16. Hi A 1957 Cadillac with a 4 barrel Rochester is flooding the engine under braking due to fuel coming out of the two vent pipes on top of the carb,. My friend is a mechanic and into old cars rather well. Knows his carburetors and has tried several option to get grip on the situation, without result . Most knowledge is with German made carbs as you will understand. But then that should not be that big a difference.He concluded that the fuel, under braking,is coming out of the two vents on top of the carb, flooding the engine.It kind of builds up and find it's way out into the secondary part.Float level is by the book float are tight and the car is running well till the brakes are applied and the fuel spill starts. Could there be a plate/part or gaskets missing, that prevents this fuel escape under braking ? Thanks for your attention to this question Johan
  17. It actually should work fine , setting these after the manual, what I have found (the hard way) it is extremely important the points have the right dimension, that is length of contact arm, take up point of the rubbing block on the arm, in relation with the cam lobe . If these do not have the original factory intended dimension , it can and will not function, the overlapping is not as it should be with the wrong dimension points. This might help knowing Johan
  18. Howard, this is the information I had wished not to read, but knew I possible would , how very sad . Thank you for taking the time and let me know. Johan
  19. Hi all, Perhaps one of you can help me out. I'm trying to reach George of Ol Car Bearing for quite some time, without success. A lady taking the call says, this box is full and that message is never different. Need to contact George about a payed , non delivered order. All in all we are talking a period of almost 4 months now. There must have happened something, because I never met this with George, I do hope nothing bad has happened. Is there any one who knows why there is no way of contacting George? Thank you Johan
  20. Hi I have a few from a 30 Cadillac in fair to good condition do not know if they fit the Buick, both being GM it might. If you give ( PM) me the details of the Buick ring, I will compare and let you know. I'm in the Netherlands . Johan
  21. Please find a scan of the pages in the preliminary service information of Cadillac regarding the blue dot tail light Johan
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