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  1. I don't recognize the part.  Is that an exterior part and color or is this something from inside the trunk?  Chrysler painted the inside of the trunk and other areas with a grey-green color.  I've heard that at the end of each day, they mixed all the left over paint from the day together and then added black to make it a rather consistent color from day to day.  This was the paint for the next day.

  2. In the HPOF evaluation process, certain items are permitted to be replaced do to normal maintenance, such as hoses, clamps, tires, etc.  If these items have been replaced, they should be with original or aftermarket original items.  In other words, hose clamps must be original style and tire must be original size.

    Good luck to you.  Look forward to seeing your car.

  3. Go to the AACA Home page.  Click on publications and then Judges Guidelines.  Go to page 88 for the form.


    You should check the boxes on the right of the topic to disclose a non original item.  You may write comments on the line.  Checking a box does not mean  you will receive a deduction in that area, but the judges will evaluate it against the HPOF standards.  BE SURE TO SIGN THE FORM.  An unsigned form is cause for the car not to be evaluated, especially if the owner can not be located.  Leave the form on the front seat for the Judges to pick up when they evaluate your car.


  4. Specific points are not revealed to the owner, but the area of deduction is highlighted  on the form from the VP Judging, if requested.

  5. 21 hours ago, Grimy said:

    I *believe* ANCO was only aftermarket, whereas Trico was OEM--but that may be for earlier cars.  You might want to search for a Trico application as well.

    Mopar used ANCO wipers from the factory in these years.

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  6. I agree that it is not a 1953.  The straight 8 engine was last used in 1952 except for the Special series which continued it through 1953.  Also, Buick did not offer a 4 speed manual transmission unless  you count reverse as a speed.  I very nice car.

  7. Looking back at your pictures, I think you should consider the DPC (Drivers Participation Class).  Class judging is based on how the car was delivered to the owner.  I don't believe your rims, tires or blue ignition wires are 1965 correct.  I don't know Tigers that well, but you should have documention that the air cleaner and valve covers are factory correct for 1965.  A very nice car, but for AACA judging purposes I think DPC is the best option.

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