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  1. Have you thought about fitting a ring gear and ...
  2. As they are a pain to install plan to do the job only once - it helps tube longevity to talcum powder the tubes, flaps, and tire casing (Johnson's baby powder - scented works well enough as real tire talk is pretty hard to come by). For tubes - just throw tube in a plastic bag and shake (same per each flap).
  3. 80K miles in 41 Cadillac w/automatic with the good old fashioned Dextron red color type A. And always when changing added a can of Trans X Automatic transmission Stop Leak Fluid - helps with the leather seals.
  4. Printers pans and oil is cheap - just something you get use to with early cars.
  5. I use dot 4 - less hydroscopic than Dot 3. Dot 5 is fine, but just never really liked working with it.
  6. By the way, an "L" Lincoln is a fine fine automobile. Most people I know with 28's-30's tear their hair out a little via the updraft carburetor sitting down in the engine valley running off a vacuum tank, but a couple others have a kit someone made in 1970's to go downdaft (and others have figured out how to adapt to get downdraft) and they tour regularly without issue.
  7. Engine rebuilds on CCCA cars are large chunks of change. Woodworking is incredibly difficult. Parts availability is a mega problem. Aluminum cylinder heads on the K's - yikes what an un-fun problem And, then you have the question of if you are willing to loose money (because any more I see more people lose money than profit). I have sat with a few friends and they have said X went for a record rice, but a couple of those I know the people who have done them and it may have set a record at sale but they still lost money on it. I would
  8. Photo was taken in 2015 - my last drive prior to it getting picked up to go to Arlington, VA.
  9. Possibly this too - appears to be an Open Front Town Car via windshield.
  10. The 29 Coupe and the 29-30 Close Coupled Sedan - Black are realistically the only two cars that stand a chance at being restored. A Lincoln of 20's-30's era is a pretty rare car all things considered and if you need a parts car to restore a parts car - then.....
  11. I generally paint reflectors white inside such as parking and taillights.
  12. My first car - July 1979 (age 14) - drove it 80K miles (rebuilt everything 1-2-3 plus times) though cosmetically an HPOF car . 1941 Cadillac 60 Special Fleetwood Photo was taken in 2015 - my last drive prior to it getting picked up to go to Arlington, VA.
  13. MGTC, MGTD, MGTD, MGA, Chrome Bumper MGB, or an Austin Mini.
  14. They oiled the roads to keep the dust down (and in many placed today you can still find dirt roads in least expected areas). Remember working an a 5K mile CCCA car that only left downtown LA once - it was packed with mud underneath.
  15. Do not know if any help or not, but I have bought reproduction vacuum brake parts from Brian Joseph www.classicandexotic.com - beautiful quality.
  16. The 1941 Cadillac 60 Special Fleetwood also had a slight green tint to it's glass (much more subtle/pale tint though than my 1955 Buick Roadmaster with E-Z-I glass).
  17. The 1932 Rolls Royce Phantom I Dover Sedan (built November 1932) that I had parked next to you two years ago at Dayton Concours had a green tinted divider window - it was delaminating on the edge really bad, but when I took it out to replace and laid it on the garage floor my sister walked by and said "that is interesting it has tinted glass." I then took it to the glass shop the first words out of their mouth was "how close do you want the tint." A lot of people would say the tint was wrong and it was heat/light damage, but my opinion was the delamination (that was not present on any othe
  18. I would think the Lee of Conshohocken tires to be the second set - clothes strike me as later too.
  19. I had the problem - I took a fine Dremel bit and cleaned up the edge - and then retapped (starting with a regular tap and finishing with a bottoming tap) - the purpose of cleaning up the edge was to prevent the tap from catching on the chrome and pealing.
  20. The 1932 Rolls Royce Phantom I Dover Sedan (built November 1932) that I had parked next to you two years ago at Dayton Concours had a green tinted divider window - it was delaminating on the edge really bad, but when I took it out to replace and laid it on the garage floor my sister walked by and said "that is interesting it has tinted glass." I then took it to the glass shop the first words out of their mouth was "how close do you want the tint." A lot of people would say the tint was wrong and it was heat/light damage, but my opinion was the delamination (that was not present on any othe
  21. I have had them with die cast parts in them (which disintegrated) - lets just say sometimes it does not go real well as a result. Keep trying before you go to the extreme.
  22. Picture what you just showed in your original dash with the "richness" of the colors under the glass dash panels. The materials just did not hold up well - look how decent your car is. Just a thought, but the decal for the dash has been reproduced and I thought it to be Shipshape and Bristol Fashion - the one in your photos does not show it with graining, but I thought the 30 decal had graining on it.
  23. Perhaps call Tom Rassmusen and Odyssey Restorations in Minnesota - my guess is the wheel has already been invented. Also, I use Zakira's Garage on Cincinnati for automotive machine tool projects - they are very good at what they do (they restore Miller race cars). .
  24. I am leaning toward you making a mistake in taking pictures of restored cars - the insets in the nickle dash panels on most of your photos are original-unrestored - notice how "rich" the color is on the panels under the glass - that is what the rest of the dash looked like too) all be it I believed a more straight grain verses what is under dash glass is more burled).
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