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  1. Your are going after this the right way by finding out the guidelines you will be judged against. If you are doing a restoration to factory standards, following the CCI restoration manuals, you should have little problem in AACA judging. AACA only accepts factory documents or reproductions of them to document any item in question. Find an AACA region near you and join it. Become a judge for our National shows. You will make some great friends along the way.
  2. From the 1920 sales info. I agree, the dash appears to be metal. Any 1920 or 1921 owners have any input?
  3. Based on the evaluation sheet, the Original needs to have more areas of originality than the HPOF criterial. The evaluation sheet is available on this site in the 2012 Judges Manual. The older the car the less difference between the HPOF and HPOF Original.
  4. In the hanger in the photo above you can see the "Miracle on the Hudson" Airbus A320-214 that made an emergency landing in the Hudson River on Jan 15, 2009. This is now part of the collection in Charlotte. The DC3 was out of the hanger to make room to attach the wings to the A320.
  5. Your 6 volt bulbs should do the job. Check to see that you actually have full battery voltage reaching the bulbs. Then check the ground curcit for excessive resistance. Both will reduce the brightness of the bulbs. Next look at the reflectors in the tail light to see that they are clean and not tarnished.
  6. These are pre 1960. May work, but not 1961-1964. The are 1956-1959, not sure of year or application.
  7. Olds build cars in four series during many of these years. The series were 60, 70, 80 and 90. The higher the series number, the more expensive and larger car it was. The second digit indicated if the car was 6 cylinder or 8 cylinder equiped. Thus a 98 is a 90 series car with an eight cylinder engine.
  8. Does any one have a photo of a 1921 Maxwell dash that they can post. I'm looking at a touring car and the dash appears to be oak. The gauge layout appears to be correct, but I'm questining the wood rather than metal dash.
  9. Call the bus lines. Depending on if the dementions and weight are within their limits, it may be a cheaper option.
  10. Call a local scrap yard and find out what they pay. Vehicle weights are published in several places. See if 700 is reaonable based on scrap weight. I this is a 1930 Buick, consider damage to the wood body frame.
  11. helfen, Since this is an AACA forum, I'm assuming you wish to have your car certified as AACA HPOF and then HPOF Original. You should disclose on the judging form exactly what you have discussed in this forum along with the documentation you have including the decision of the Olds club to the judging team. They are the ones who will make the decison on if your car qualifies as HPOF or not. I think your chances are good. Go for it!
  12. Just got back from Philly Annual Meeting. One of the best I've attended in years! Thanks to all that made it happen.
  13. The owner of the '48 has not been back to DMV. I sent him three photos of '47 - '49 Buicks all showing the same style screws holding the plate on. Also sent him a scan of the '48 Red Book which says the s/n on '41-'48 is in one location only, on the cowl. He believes this will work and will let me know after his next visit to DMV. Also, there appears to be an error in the Red Books starting in 1949. The '49 and later books indicate an additional s/n location on the '41-'48 Buicks that was not documented in the '48 and earlier books. I'll let everyone know what the DMV says.
  14. A friend contacted me today about a problem he is having with NC DMV about transfering at title to a '48 Roadmaster to him. NC DMV will not issue a title in his name because Buick attached the serial number plate to the body with screws not rivets. They are insisting on seeing the serial number on the frame. All my research shows that the only serial number attached to the car is on the data plate on the side of the cowl. The screws holding the plate are correct, as I've documented it on three unrestored '47 and '49 Buicks. I'm looking for factory documentation that the serial number plate is attached with screws. Any help is appreciated.
  15. This is an AACA National Show so there is no Peoples Choice Award. But with all the unique cars you have there is a place for you between class judging, HPOF and DPC. You must be a member of AACA National to enter the show. Judging guidelines and are available here in the online Judges Manual. Hope to see you in Charlotte!
  16. The later date for Charlotte AutoFair and the 2012 AACA National Meet is a one time change due to Easter weekend and a Speedway conflict. Things will be back to the first weekend in April for 2013. Awards will be given at 4:00 pm in the AACA Tent adjacent to the showfield. The Awards "Picnic" will begin at 5:30 for those registered for the picnic dinner. I don't know the menu yet, but have heard talk of a BBQ buffet. Registration deadline is March 16.
  17. A repaint is a repaint even if it happens at the dealer prior to delevery to the first owner. If you are aware of this on your HPOF car, you should disclose it when you complete the evaluation form for your car. This alone would not disqualify you from the Original Award. The 2012 Judges Manual is now available on this site from the main menu. It clarifies that every car which has previously won HPOF will be automaticly considered for the Original Award. The new evaluation form is available in the Judges Manual also. Good luck on your Original Certification.
  18. Hope you are planning on keeping it Sienne Blue. It's a great color that looks blue in some light and grey in other. This color was used by Cadilliac only in 1946 and only 1947 by Buick. I have a 1947 Roadmaster sedan in Sienne Blue. It's an HPOF car. These pictures are of the same Roadmaster in different light. Your car would look great in this color.
  19. Found your answer. The 848 was manufactured by Philco, the 854 by Motorola. See the attached links. Mopar 848 Ch= P-5801 Car Radio Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Bat Mopar 854 Car Radio Motorola Inc.; Schaumburg IL, build
  20. Hollander Interchange lists 848 849 and 854 as 12v 8 tube radios. 917HR is the 12v 9 tube signal seeking radio (electro touch tuner) and 925 is the standard 12v 9 tube radio. These were used in '57 and '58 Plymouths. The sales lit only indicates two radio options, standard push button and signal seeking.
  21. Sounds like the cut out points in the regulator are sticking closed.
  22. There is enough fex in the springs that you do not have to remove them. Unbolt the sway bar and the shock links. I've hooked a come-a-long around the rear axle and the other end to the trailer hitch on another vehicle. With the come-a-long you can pull the axle / torque tube back far enough to remove the transmission. Far easier than disconnecting the brake lines, e-brake cable and springs to roll the rear end out as the shop manual states. Good luck!
  23. Did you change out all three brake hoses? They may be restricted. I've seen old brake hoses swell up to the point that a pencil lead would not fit inside. I'll find a picture of one I removed from my '47 Roadmaster when I find it. These cars have very good brakes.
  24. Look under the fender below the rear side window. They should be where the body side turns under the car. There should be one on each side. Run a screwdriver up into the holes and the water should flow out.
  25. I have to agree with Jim. I've had more master cylinders fail unexpectedly than a wheel cylinder. The best thing you can do is check the fluid on a regular basis. If it is dropping, you have a problem somewhere.