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  1. joe_padavano

    Can anyone tell me what car this is?

    Not even close to either Grumpy's Toy nor a drag car in general. Note wheelie bars, hood scoop, and big-n-little tires. The car on the shirt is a roundy-round racer, NOT a drag racer.
  2. joe_padavano

    Can anyone tell me what car this is?

    Considering that I stole the pony stock photo from a Mercury Capri website... 😉
  3. joe_padavano

    ‘60s Olds/Buick question

    Are you asking about the 1960 model year specifically or 1960's in general? Clock location varied with both year and model, though typically it was to the right of the speedo. Upholstery could have been cloth or vinyl, again depending on year and model.
  4. joe_padavano

    ‘60s Olds/Buick question

    I can't speak for Buicks, but the few Oldsmobiles of the 1960s that did have consoles never had a clock mounted there. Olds installed a tachometer or occasionally a vacuum gauge. The 1962-63 Jetfires even had a vaccum/boost gauge on the console. Oldsmobile clocks were always located in the dash. Oldsmobile clocks of the 1960s did have a second hand - even when mounted in the center of the tachometer on the infamous Tic-Toc-Tachs of 1968-72. By the way, no Oldsmobile station wagon of the 1960s ever came from the factory with a console of any sort. Bench seats were the only option.
  5. joe_padavano

    Can anyone tell me what car this is?

    Traditionally with white shoe polish. 😉
  6. joe_padavano

    Can anyone tell me what car this is?

    I'll add that the rear spoiler was available from the aftermarket. The car on the shirt appears to be a pony stock race car.
  7. joe_padavano

    Can anyone tell me what car this is?

    It is a caricature of a 71-73 Vega hatchback, to be exact.
  8. joe_padavano

    Trying to figure out what this car is

    And THIS is why I asked the country. I didn't think it was a car sold in the US, and it DEFINITELY is not an Oldsmobile.
  9. joe_padavano

    Trying to figure out what this car is

    Might help if you gave us a hint as to which country you are talking about.
  10. joe_padavano

    Rust Valley Restorers , a new low ?

    Perfect!
  11. joe_padavano

    Alfa Romeo

    But... but... It has all the buzzwords. "Barn find". "Estate sale". "Patina". How could it NOT be worth that much? I am curious, however, how, if the car is currently in Portland, it spent it's "entire life" in the Southwest... 🤣
  12. joe_padavano

    Rust Valley Restorers , a new low ?

    No, I'm pretty sure it's these three...
  13. joe_padavano

    1953 Buick Special drivetrain change

    I don't disagree with this, and many novices who watch too many cable shows think you can built a car like this in seven days. On the other hand, you can buy an aftermarket trailing arm suspension setup that will replace the torque tube with a minimum of "reengineering" and math. Attention to detail and proper weld technique is always necessary, however. Alternately, you can also get a plethora of aftermarket four link kits. The Buford already has provision for the panhard rod.
  14. joe_padavano

    1953 Buick Special drivetrain change

    That is nowhere near the big deal you are implying. People have been swapping newer axles and transmissions with an open driveshaft in place of torque tubes for well over half a century. No, it's not a bolt-in, but neither is the engine. I realize this is AACA and not H.A.M.B., but this is not rocket science.
  15. joe_padavano

    Spray 9 as alloy wheel cleaner

    I'm very happy with Spray 9 as a water-based degreaser. I have not used it for brake dust before. Thanks for the tip.