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  1. Henry, I believe the black face is correct for '78 and '79.
  2. Matt's comments are correct, however you may be ask to remove the literature from the trunk or seat by the judges so that they can properly judge that area. You can then replace your display.
  3. Bill, The lock out and cable is used only in the vacuum shifted transmission. If yours has been changed to a 1946 or later hydraulic transmission their is no connection for the lock out cable.
  4. Reverse is in the same place as in a manual 3 speed transmission. Push the clutch in, move the lever to neutral, pull towards you and then up. Release the clutch and you are in reverse. Your transmission is vacuum shifted between two gears in the forward range. This was changed to hydraulic shift in 1946.
  5. Adding a few drops of light oil to the brake booster is covered in the '57 Buick shop manual.
  6. When you win a First Junior and up you receive your grill badge which is to be mounted on the front of the car. AACA national publishes the awards after every meet and maintains a listing of all previous winners. Your car is registered by VIN number with National and they maintain the records. I think you already have good documentation of your award.
  7. Circuit breakers will wear out sometimes. I would replace the headlight switch. The breaker is internal in the switch.
  8. I was visiting a friend who was trying to start his Springfield Rolls. Every time he hit the starter button the horn blew softly. Told him it sounded like a electrical feedback problem. We checked the fuses and one was blown. Replace it and everything was fine again.
  9. There is no general process. Each state is totally different. What state is the car in and what state was it last registered in?
  10. Radials will make low speed steering, such as when parking very heavy if you have manual steering. I don't recommend radials for this reason.
  11. I've run radials on my '67 for years and yes 235R75-15 is the best match. I'm not a trimmer, but there are some tricks to installing this top such as wiring running throught the top to the header motors and the pocket in the inside of the top above the rear window with the rubber magnetic strip which holds the top to the rear window frame when the top is up. This does not come with the replacement top and must be moved from the old top to the new one. Talk to someone who has done one of these before. They are great cars. I've had mine since 1979 along with several other '60's Lincolns which I no longer have.
  12. Also, contact Lincoln Land in Clearwater Florida
  13. Scroll down further on this forum and you will find the Buick section, including the Pre-War section.
  14. Her pictures of the '49 are posted here: THE H.A.M.B.
  15. Leaving the hole open or neatly covering it would not be a deduction. Replacing the headliner would be a deduction, but one deduction would not keep you from receiving a HPOF certification. It would depend on how many other deductions you have and a replaced headliner would add to that total.
  16. It looks like a rear engine support tool to hang over the frame rails and support the rear of the engine when you pull the transmission.
  17. Marge is still continuing the business until she finds a buyer. Sent you a PM
  18. I think this is what you are looking for. Sent you a PM.
  19. It's a '34 Buick and appears to have a European body from the cowl back. I'm not sure of the series, but it appears to be a large series Buick.
  20. It may read 6 volts or less if you just started the car, pulling down the battery. Generators do not put out much until the RPMs are above idle.
  21. Right now, North Carolina has the toughest and most confusing title laws in the country. I'm not that familiar with Mustangs, but is there a VIN number in another location such as on the frame? You can show that to NCDMV and they will accept it. Was the warranty plate removed in the restoration and reinstalled with non-factory rivets? I had another person in NC who could not get a title for a '49 Buick because the serial number was mounted with screws. This was factory and with photos of about a dozen other Buicks of that period, we were able to show that the screws were factory. If you can document that the rivets were the factory rivets through factory documentation and photos of unrestored cars they may accept the warranty tag for VIN verification. You can try the appeal process, but unless you can document that the warranty plate has not been removed or you find another VIN on the car, the only thing left is to go the 3-year route to a bonded title. You can tag the car during this 3-year period, but can not sell it as you will not have a title during that time. Good Luck.
  22. I followed this car through several ebay auctions. Gald to see it has a good home. You can also post your questions to the Maxwell forum further down on this site. The same guy helping you here watch it as well and it will be easier to find your post in the future for reference.
  23. It looks like late '40's or early '50's, but I don't know from what car. It is not '41-'48 Chevrolet. It is not bakelite, which is brown. This is a cream colored plastic, which was greatly used in the '40's. The center of the knob is stainless steel. A cat's eye lighter would have colored, translucent plastic in the center where the stainless is so you could see the glow of the element when it gets hot.