Larry Schramm

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  1. Larry Schramm

    Want to buy passenger side door mirror for 70 Buick

    Passenger door mirrors were an option at the time, not standard equipment. In GM speak, an RPO like DD4. Most of the mirror options on cars are in the D_ _ section of the GM RPO code book.
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    Something old found in the desert...

    True, but the market for them is limited. probably less than a dozen persons that could use them, maybe. Only true value would be in a speedster of the like where Mark Shaw used some on his car.
  3. For those of us that lived then, experience is a great teacher.
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    70 Estate Wagon

    What brand & model of car? Possible picture of what you need?
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    Something old found in the desert...

    Probably worth about maybe $10.00. A pair of two good ones sold for about $50 a year ago.
  6. They did not have any woodgrain on the car. When my Dad ordered it he got about every option except that one because the "woodgrain" would look shabby after a couple of years and the paint was fine. I think the car had the trim, but I am not sure. If I find a picture I will post it. That has been 50 years ago.
  7. Here is a picture of one of the cars that I had in the early 80's.
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    Something old found in the desert...

    The step is from a 1915 Buick C-4 truck or a 1916 Buick D-4 truck. Passenger side. Same as drivers side, except the part of the fender indicates that it is passenger side. Typical of the passenger side, not worn very much. Also note that someone used a blue flame wrench to the step and cut the vertical support off.
  9. My parents had one of those. Exactly like it except it was blue and a '68.
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    Reo Truck Parts

    The American Truck Historical Society is a great bunch of truck guys. The meet they had last year in Lexington, KY had over 1,000 vehicles in attendance. Look here.
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    1918 Oeverland 90 Front Spindles

    I do not have the spindles, but I have a couple of front wheels if you are interested around that era.
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    Brian Heil Official Announcement

    Well it is official. Brian Heil is retiring from General Motors after 39 years and 1 month of service. I attended his mass retirement party last Friday at the GM Propulsion Headquarters in Pontiac, MI. Great engineer that had a number of patents to his name especially for his work on the 3800 V6 engine. Now he can come on more tours with the group!! PS: In the picture he is standing real TALL for his contributions to GM.
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    More Australian Cars

    I agree that the "possibly Buick" is not a Buick
  14. I got the engine for our 1915 truck running today.
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    Not Always A Good Day For A Buick

    I inspected a Reatta years ago that hit a horse. Had a horse shoe imprint on the roof.
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    What did you get for Christmas this year?

    No wife in the list? I would think she is #1 and everything else is after her.
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    1958 Caballero

    This is a stunning vehicle. It will be at Autorama in Detroit this spring and at the Buick meet in OKC in June if all goes as planned.
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    1922 Oil pan removal

    You might try a good local hardware store for the brass screen.
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    Hot Rod 1925 bUICK

    It would be interesting to see what type of axle he was using. Sounds like the whole drive train was able to be swapped out at will.
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    1940 Buick Super Restoration

    If I understand geometry correctly, the only thing that body weight would change would be the "level" of the frame to the ground, not if the frame to axle is centered to the frame. The two measurements that you would need to check would be to find the center of the frame and the center of the axle which I would guess would be the top bolt of the center of the axle. Put a regular carpenters level on the top of the frame and see if it is level. If it is not then add weight to the side of the frame that makes the frame level. Once the frame is level, then put your plumb bob on the center mark of the frame and see if the weight aligns with the center of the axle. The only dimension that the body would change would be the levelness of the frame to the ground. If when everything is together and the trim height is different from side to side measuring at the top of each wheel well opening, then you would look to change springs to bring the car into level.
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    1922 Oil pan removal

    I like that idea.
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    1922 Olds 43A Connecting Rod

    Pictures of both sides of the rod are also very helpful along with a tape measure for sizing.
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    56 4dr interior?

    I agree with Glenn. If that is just surface rust, the floor is in great condition for it's age. More often than not, many look like swiss cheese. Another option would be to mask & tape off the rest of the interior of the car and have the floor media blasted. That would be my probable direction. Should not be that much. Just a bunch of media in places that you do not mask & tape off. Then you would have an extremely clean surface to work with.
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    For Sale Monogram Scriped Lens

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    1901 blueprint

    Did you try the Oldsmobile Museum in Lansing, Michigan? They might be able to help you.