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MCHinson

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  1. The last new vehicle I bought was a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban. Recently, I wanted a Crossover. I first researched Buicks and since I refuse to drive anything made in Korea or China, I passed on the Buicks. I had a particular overall length that I wanted so I could fit it where I wanted to park it in the garage, and I needed sufficient front seat hip room for my disabled wife. In my climate, I wanted light colored cloth seats and a few other particular options. (For some reason almost all of the cars at the dealerships here have black leather upholstery which is uncomfortable with our heat and hu
  2. Interesting car. I find it odd that it has no covers on the sidemount spares. I also wonder if it was originally sold without running board trim. I also notice that it has a 1937 rather than a 1938 steering wheel, although it does have a 1938 horn button on the steering wheel. Unless I were to win the lottery, I won't have to worry about those minor questionable items.
  3. If the car has been sitting a while, you should pull the brakes apart and rebuild the wheel cylinders in addition to the master cylinder. From the photos, I think you will be fine with reinstalling the same brake shoes and springs as long as you don't have any broken springs. If you find broken springs on any of the wheels, you can just replace the springs and reuse the brake shoes.
  4. I was happy to help reunite him with it. He was excited enough about it that he texted me several photos of the car before he even left your place.
  5. If you read through my 1938 restoration story on this site, you will see how to disassemble and go through the brake system. That is exactly how the Buick accelerator start system should work. If the engine is not running and the accelerator is pressed, it activates the starter system. If you don't have a factory service manual, you need to get one. It will explain how all of the systems work and how to work on them.
  6. I have driven my 1937 Century from North Carolina to a tour in Indiana and back to another tour in Ohio and back home the next year. The car is a 6 volt, bias ply tire, unrestored non-modified but well maintained 1937 Buick. The Buick engineers knew what they were doing in that era. The cars were designed to be driven. Properly maintained, they can still be driven anywhere. Lots of people seem to think you have to modify cars to make them "better" or "reliable". My personal experience tells me that they are mistaken. Fix what is wrong with it, and you will be fine. You don't need to "upgrade"
  7. I am sure that the 1939 Century brake system is as good as those on my 1937 Century and 1938 Century. The original brake system in proper condition will lock up all 4 wheels. Restore it back to original condition and you will be fine.
  8. I would check with your insurance company. Your insurance likely will cover the cost and they will certainly know where to send you for the best price. Even if you don't have insurance to cover it, your insurance agent can likely suggest where you should go to get it replaced.
  9. You need to let the moderators know this new forum user's user name. He is clearly a scammer and needs to be banned.
  10. I would try the McLaughlin Buick Club. Hopefully someone there can help you. http://www.mclaughlin-buickclub.ca/
  11. I don't recall what the original title of this discussion was, but since Peter changed it to what it is now... I will only point out that a small number of electric cars have already been on AACA Showfields. We even had an electric car on display at the Annual Convention this year. The club is ready. As more electric cars achieve an age of 25 years, more will be shown in AACA competition and will eventually find their way onto AACA tours. The club is ready. The electric cars just need to become a larger part of the car market and you will see more of them at AACA events. When the club adopted
  12. Look at the top right corner of the white text box that comprises your post. Every single post should have those three dots there. If it is your post, clicking them will bring up the edit function as an option. If it is not your post, you will find the report button in that pop up menu.
  13. The show was cancelled. There will be a show in November in Gettysburg.
  14. Earl, At the top right corner of all of your posts you should see three dots in a horizontal line. Click on those three dots and it brings up a menu that includes "edit". Click on the three dots, click on edit, and editing works just like it used to work, so you will be able to edit any of your posts that you want to edit.
  15. A competent old school machinist would probably repair it by brazing it. https://www.lucasmilhaupt.com/EN/Brazing-Academy/Brazing-vs-Welding.htm
  16. My initial thought would be to double check to make sure that you don't have the ground wire hooked to the gauge wire and the sending unit wire grounded. That is the only way that I can imagine the gauge operating how you are describing.
  17. The number that was issued for your car when it was registered for Hershey should be the correct car number. The number does not change for the car after it is initially assigned by AACA. If you have a paper form, you can register by mail if you wish to do so. I understand that they are giving those who were registered for Hershey the first chance to register. I also see that the online registration is now up on the website, so you could also do that and save a stamp. Either way should get you registered just fine. If you use the online registration you should find the car already listed so y
  18. I have never heard of any car fuel gauge set up to operate like that but I know nothing about 1953 Pontiacs. Does the sending unit have 1 or 2 wires? Perhaps if it has two wires, if you switched the wires, it would go to empty when off like I feel fairly confident it should do?
  19. It is my understanding that Larry Howard, who restored this car, and sold it back in 2006 or 2008, has made a deal to purchase it back. It will be a couple of weeks before he picks it up, but I look forward to seeing it here in Southeastern NC soon.
  20. Assuming it is like 1938, to remove the front seat bottom, you have to remove the screws to remove the cloth covered metal trim on the bottom edge of both sides of the seat. The front edge of the cushion will also have nails or screws securing the fabric to the wooden seat bottom frame. After you remove those screws and/or screws and nails, the bottom cushion can be removed.
  21. I can only say that the one NASA Climate Change scientist that I know personally must not be one of the "Most scientists". I also remember when the "Coming Ice Age" was supposed to be a problem, back in the 1970s. There are a number of reasonable scientists who still question the "settled science" argument. We collect cars that are 25 years of age. Few of them are currently electric. In the future, more of them will be electric. That in itself will not require much change to the hobby.
  22. No, Everybody can see edit history. It has been that way since at least the previous forum software revision. It is not anything new with the latest revision.
  23. You do realize that an "Executive Order" in not binding on the next Executive, right? That means that despite it being California, that Executive Order does not mean anything. It is just smoke and mirrors.
  24. I purchased a set of rechromed bumpers for my 1938 Century project from Dave Tacheny. I don't know if he has any other rechromed ones currently but it was cheaper and faster to buy a set from him than it would have been to have a set rechromed.
  25. Welcome to the AACA Discussion Forum. I would agree that Dave Tacheny at 763-327-3460 is the most likely source for the correct trunk handle, but I would add that you need to call him between 4 and 7 pm Central to reach him. I would also suggest you check out the 36-38 Buick Club. The website is: http://www.3638buickclub.org/. You should consider joining. If you either contact me through the contact the webmaster link on the club website, or send me your email address via private message on the forum here, I will be happy to email you a .pdf copy of a recent newsletter. The newsle
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