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Everything posted by John_Mereness

  1. I like the disks, but would have been nice to have them all match and have all the mounting parts too.
  2. Sidenote: at our house the "restored" stuff does not last too long - I find better cars are usually upgraded originals or super nice originals. I have no problem with restored cars, but most restored cars are not all that well restored from a driveability standard (usually takes me a year plus to work all the gremlins out).
  3. Because they are more interesting generally speaking. By the way, ask someone who has ever organized a Concours about finding ACD cars to be on their show fireld. They want restored, but turns out most of the cars are "well driven" as they are eveyone's favorite tour cars (aka most people find that frustrating matched to many of the really shiny cars often has plenty of authenticity flaws to them and ...).
  4. You could probably go like 14K to 16K or so comfortably if the Coach/brougham has anywhere close to a usable interior (if a trainwreck interior then less). A rebuilt engine is still never cheap so that gives you some more wiggle roam perhaps.
  5. Years ago, Dad and I went into the Williams Rolls Royce to look at a New Turbo Bentley - the "hostess" asked if she could help and dad asked the cost of the black one in the window. She did the "have to ask thing." Dad asked her is she owned a home and she said yes. He asked if she asked it's price and she said yes. He then replied it was a shame she could not afford her home. She took offense. We then left and drove to Herman Albers RR in Zionsville and it was their lucky day.
  6. Your going to tackle the moth damage post your father's interior restoration ?
  7. Try this: Core-Sure http://damonq.com/Core-Sure.html = My radiator guy has been using it for 40 plus years and he puts a little in even on a new recore (anyway, a handfull of honneycombs in these parts have it in and are doing fine).
  8. Maybe 20K if it were in United States (and more loosely assembled for moveability).
  9. As to this car - price probably should be in the 30's somewhere (despite its flaws, it probably it equally strikes me as a pretty good car). And an S/C car with an S/C replacement engine is no big deal - common in Cords.
  10. Because the engine had issues - when you let a car sit with bad aluminum cylinder heads you get all hell breaking loose (so you have a car that is probably worth around possibly 50-ish if running and driving that needs 10K plus or minus of engine work (aka price is about right).
  11. Dis-assembly happens and bad stuff too = I try to tell people to get it running first and go from there or ... - point being to take it in small doses as you think you are going to rework something that it took 1000's of people to build in the first place. A good friend use to fully assemble any project and then take parts off and restore the parts to shelve them - basic point was by the time the car was dissembled the car was ready to re-assemble (lots of 100 point cars went through his shop on that process and only one car over 40 years did not get finished - that guy was cheap
  12. Horrid cars to put tops on - lots of extra work involved - my upholsterer says if I bring him another he will smack me silly.
  13. I believe Duesenberg spoke of "stainless wheels" too (but I could be wrong and they could have called them Chromium plated), but probably the only stainless was the spokes and rest was chrome.
  14. Probably the only interchange on wheels would be odd duck stuff and Cadillac using 20 inch wheels - a Duesenberg for example is a similar wheel, but in 19"
  15. Fairly morbid and I left out plenty of shots, but your google search engine would be: Thelma Todd car
  16. Questions: Stainless or not stainless ? Who has the best reproduction and why is it the best ? And how well did it install ? Sidenote: Please refrain from comment if you have not purchased and had installed - I am very well aware there are options out there (I am just tired of the poor options).
  17. Who has bought a stainless system (and from who did they buy it) for a 1940 Lincoln Zephyr Continental and how did it go installation wise ?
  18. Here is something else to think about - does this years lack of activity to any club make it more or less valuable to the membership (ie they just learned for a whole year that they can do without X) ? I only mention this as I see pretty much the same people here on these forum pages and not like a herd is flocking to the door.
  19. 34/35/36 Auburns and 36/37 Cords (but not Custom Beverly's) are pretty nice as to length,
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