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  1. Complete dual carb set up for 41-42 Buick straight eight (248). Will fit 46 - 48 with small 8 . Good shape . No cracks or welds . Carbs will need to be rebuilt . Air filter has minor repairable damage to front carb flange. Heat riser rotates freely. PM for additional info . $775.00 OBO. Does not include shipping or insurance. Prefer pick up if possible. Located SW Chicago Suburbs . palosfv3@earthlink.net seven 08 seven 12 five 187 [ATTACH=CONFIG]261468[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]261469[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]261470[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]261471[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]261472[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]261473[/ATTACH]
  2. Complete dual carb set up for 41-42 Buick straight eight (248). Will fit 46 - 48 with small 8 . Good shape . No cracks or welds . Carbs will need to be rebuilt . Air filter has minor repairable damage to front carb flange. Heat riser rotates freely. PM for additional info . $925.00 OBO. Does not include shipping or insurance. Prefer pick up if possible. Located SW Chicago Suburbs . palosfv3@earthlink.net
  3. Second on the HAMB but the guy with the answer is Rik Hoving . Link to his Custom Car Chronicle . Forum: CCC Forum | Custom Car Chronicle
  4. I have a deep love of old cars especially traditional customs and hot rods . This Buick is not what I would call a custom or a rat rod . Its maybe a parts car at best. I don't mean to be harsh in what I say just realistic . When I see things like the skulls and the flat black paint it tells me the person that is doing the modification is following trends ( which usually go out of style quickly ) and is at the early part of learning about automotive design , engineering and repair . These are the individuals that need our help in learning about the evolution of the automotive industry . Like the old fiddle tunes that were handed down from person to person , the next fiddler has their own interpetation of the old song . I just hope it still stays true to the original melody. .
  5. For the conversation sake . There are very few completed and really well done customs. They take an extraordinary amount of time , planning and money to do right. Customs are one of the most personal car builds that can be done . They reflect the style and personality of the owner and when completed, can be difficult to sell . This Buick is not a well thought out custom . It lacks vision and appears to be something done to kill time in the garage . I don't think the cost of the windshield was the primary reason for the sale . This can be done for $750.00 to $1500.00 depending on if its done by a knowledgeable glass shop or by oneself . I believe he found out how much work and expense is involved . In 2011 the Grand National Roadster Show in LA had an event within the Show named " Customs Then and Now " . This gathering assembled around 75 noteable historic customs from the late 30's to the mid 60's . It was quite an interesting event as you could physically see the evolution of the custom over several decades . Here is a link to Rik Hovings post on this historic event . Customs GNRS 2011 The Customs Then & Now Show... my story. - THE H.A.M.B. Rik had a problem with his photo hosting site and all images may not appear. this link is to his hosting site http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_car_photos/beautiful_custom_cars/vintage_custom_car-1/custom-car-shows-2011/gnrs-2011-custom-cars/gnrs-2011-customs-t/
  6. 1948-1949 Cadillac Tail lamps with extension and fuel pocket for sale (used). Located South side of Chicago. Asking for 250.00, for further details please call (773)585-8900 Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm.
  7. The best and most accurate way of matching color is to have your PBE supplier take a reading of the desired color with a colorspectrometer which is supported by a data base of all currently available colors that can be mixed with the current mixing system toners . You will need a good clean sample of the original color a minimum of 3 " in diameter for best results. There are some companies that have reformulated some older colors so they can be mixed from current toners but those may be a limited selection. Colors from the early 50's we not as complex as todays colors and usually used less than a dozen toners to make up the color . You will also note on some of the old Dulux color formulas that they were mixed by volume . All materials are mixed by weight now .
  8. Mfg 9/73, 75,254 mi, A/C , A/T Nice unmolested Z . Fresh professional bare metal refinish on extremely nice Ca. car . Underside / engine compartment detail and refinish of all suspension and components. Nice original interior. Too many new parts to list. Located in SW Chicago. Additional pics showing original condition of car when purchased and during restoration at https://picasaweb.google.com/wgmauto/1974Datsun260z 773-585-8900 for additional info Asking $17,500.00 May consider trade for 1952 Lincoln Capri 2dr of similar condition.
  9. The VIN number on the post is the one you want to use. I had a Facel that was titled with the engine number and it would not be accepted by the auction house for sale until the correction was made . Wound up taking the car to the SOS inspection lane with the proper paperwork and it was a fairly simple fix but this was in Arizona during the January auctions and I'm sure the auction houses had made arrangements for this, as it appears to be a common issue from time to time with old cars . .
  10. Interesting thing about SRS systems is that GM / Oldsmobile produced a number ( cant remember if it was 100 or 500 ) of air bag equipped test cars in 1953. In the early eighties they found one of these cars in a barn in Nevada . They cleaned off the chicken manure got it running and test crashed it to see if the system still worked . This was just about the time that SRS systems were mandated by the Feds. I first saw this film at an I-Car traing class in the late 1980's . I believe they still use this early test film in their SRS instruction classes .
  11. This material has been used extensively by many auto manufacturers over the last decade to prevent stone chipping . There are no real negatives in regards to removal and color fadeing. The only difficulty we have experienced is when removing large areas of this film material ( dealer applied to the front 12 inches of a hood for example ) it is time consuming.
  12. These engines are not made for more than 4,500 RPM. The push rods are way to long and prone to bending above 4,000 RPM. There are some that have figured out a better set up but I dont remember where I read the article . It may have been on the HAMB as I think there was someone running one of these in a Bonneville car .
  13. You will need to decide on what style of seat belt you want to use . The old lap style belts can be installed quite easily but there is a reason they don't use them today. Lap belts cause the body to pivot at the hip area and offer no head or upper body protection from the dash and other components that are not people impact friendly. This was the reason the feds mandated a lap and shoulder belt in the late 60's . Installing a lap/shoulder belt can be involved and not to many shops will take on the liability of an installation.