61polara

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  1. The correct class is 25b, Sports Vehicles, Open 1961-1969. Good luck in your class judging. Nice looking car. You may also want to review the Judges Guidelines which can be downloaded from the AACA Home Page. Your must be a member of AACA National to show your car.
  2. Greg, it does not go in the heater box. That is under the hood. The coil stays inside the car. It goes in the airflow of the heater outlet inside the car behind the glove box. The other guys are giving you general information not Chrysler specific information. If your heater core was inside the car, there info would be correct but your heater core is in the engine compartment. I have a '50 Chrysler and it is the same system as yours.
  3. Measure you old wires and go to NAPA You can buy individual wires by the length.
  4. Carpet remints work great you can change them often as needed. Keep the plywood floor. It's not big enough for a show room and just adds weight. I believe in over kill in towing. For the past 10 years I've towed a 24' enclosed hauling a '56 Lincoln Conv. I specified HD axles for the larger brakes (7500 Lbs). I had the manufacturer rate the trailer at 10,000 pounds to keep out of CDL requirements, but I knew I actually had 15,000 pounds rated available. Way over kill. Pulled by a Chevy 3500, long bed dualy. Way over kill again, but in 100,000 miles of towing, never an issue or scare.
  5. Agree, the clutch is worn out
  6. It's coiled up and left behind the glove compartment box on the inside of the car. This controls the flow of hot water through the water valve to control the temp inside the car. Graham Man is describing the temperature gage tube, but I think you are describing the heater water valve. You may want to support the coil with a loop of wire or zip tie.
  7. The change was actually in 1948. When getting my '47 Series 70 ready for the road, I followed the BCA Judging Guidelines and ordered 8.20x15 tires. They wouldn't fit under the rear finders or in the spare tire well in the trunk. I researched It further and found the change was in 1948. Documentation was sent to BCA and the Judges Guidelines were corrected. I used the 8.20x15's on my '48 Cadillac 60S. I just wasn't planning on buying 10 tires that month.
  8. Evidence of the engine turning is still there in the photo.
  9. Millhouse hasn't visited this site since 2016. Try sending him a PM which will also go to his email.
  10. Happy Birthday to your Dad. Going through the same thing with my 93 year old mother. The good days are great, the others I wish were better for her.
  11. That is known as a horn chirp. You can do the same thing by hitting your horn button really quick. Its not broken. Look in your owners manual and you can see that you can turn it off as well. I always do this on my cars.
  12. That looks like a casting part number on the intake manifold. What is needed is the VIN number stamped on a pad somewhere on the block.
  13. Post this in the Dodge Truck section below and you will get more responses.
  14. I have 4 6.50x16 Allstate tires still wrapped. White wall. Can deliver to Hershey.
  15. He had a good attorney. Some are jerks, others work miracles. The full price was awarded as damages against the seller for not performing to a contract.
  16. Greg, Contact eBay with an attorney. Auctions are legally binding contracts. I had a friend a few years ago with the same situation. With an Attorney he was able to reeive the full sale price plus kept the car for another sale.
  17. I suggest you post this in the general discussion area. For judging purposes it would be in the Production Vehicles in class 27n. You could also consider HPIR for the DPC classification. Good luck on your car. We don't discuss values in the Judging section of the forum.
  18. Buick changed tire size from 1947 to 1948. The 1947 spare tire well is to narrow to put the 1948 tire size into it. This is the case for a Roadmaster. I'm not sure on a Super.
  19. Spend your money on looking at the front end before you spend it on new tires. My '60 Buick runs straight as an arrow even on the 15 year old bias ply tires. The car only has 60,000 original miles on it. Your Olds should do the same with a rebuilt front end. I drive this car long distances as well as local shows.. Charlotte to New Burn, NC; Charlotte to Atlanta; Charlotte to Hagerstown, MD and on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Never a moment of steering instability or constantly needing to correct the steering.
  20. Have you checked for worn suspension / steering parts. It sounds like that is the problem. These cars didn't swim all over the road when they were new with bias ply tires.
  21. What are your issues with the 8.50x14 tires? My Buick runs 8.00x15 as standard issue.
  22. Here is my 1921 Maxwell restored in 1953. The top was replaced 20 years ago. The engine is stuck from the prior owner letting it sit for 20 years with a leaking head gasket. Working on freeing it up.
  23. It will be a deduction that most chassis judges should catch. A few years ago I replaced the 12 year old correct size bias ply tires with new Coker correct size bias ply tires before a 300 mile drive to an AACA National Meet. Wonderful great ride and handling. Could not believe the difference in just having new, correct size tires on the car. An H tire is much wider than your original tire and it may not even fit under the rear wheel well and a spare will not fit in the spare tire well.
  24. Yes, it's a speed handle. One was in the large Craftsman set that I was given as a high school graduation gift in 1971. Very handy until I bought an air ratchet.
  25. You can clean the rear window with SimiChrome polish. However, the window has become brittle and this takes a fine layer off of the window. This is a short term fix as the window will fail and split. Keeping it stored inside and you may get quite a bit of additional life out of it.