61polara

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  1. Scroll down further on this forum and you will find the Buick section, including the Pre-War section.
  2. Her pictures of the '49 are posted here: THE H.A.M.B.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Marge is still continuing the business until she finds a buyer. Sent you a PM
  6. I think this is what you are looking for. Sent you a PM.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. On these Lincolns, the heater water control valve is open (full heat) when there is no vaccum applied to it. Check that all of your vaccum lines are connected under the hood and not leaking. The vaccum is also limited by a bi-metalic switch mounted on the side of the heater core box on the firewall in the engene compartment.
  13. Hopefully this will put this one to bed...........Here are photo's of my '42 DeSoto conv in all of its unrestored, in storage beauty! There is no boxed higher floor for an additional frame. The floor is flush to to sill.
  14. The photo posted above by James B is a '42 DeSoto, not a '41. The floor is just like mine with a transmission / driveshaft hump. At the sides of the floor pan, the floor is flush with the sill step plate. There is no boxed riser section. I'll try to take a photo this weekend of the door sill area and post. It looks like your friend owns the black '42 conv. Can you send me a PM about it's location. Just trying to determine if it is one of the four known to exist or another one that has surfaced. Thanks
  15. The '42 DeSoto floor is flush with the rocker door sill. It's the same body and frame as the '48 Chrysler pictured above.
  16. The floor is flat in my '42 DeSoto convertible, with no boxed section.
  17. This car has always been in the Carolinas. The current owner purchased it about 20 years ago from the original owner's family. It has never been restored, only "fixed" as needed.
  18. Heaters were an option and many times dealer installed. The heater kit (factory or aftermarket) contained all the brackets. The dealer would drill holes through the firewall based on the heater to be installed. Plugs are on the engine to pipe into the cooling system or gas line if it were a gasoline heater rather than hot water. The least expensive heaters only recirculated inside air with no provision for defrost. The more expensive heaters had defrost tubes and ducts. I have a '41 Chevrolet purchased new in Greenville, SC (in the foothills), which has never had a heater installed. The young lady who purchased it as her first car could dress for the cold, but had to have a radio, so the dealer install one for her.
  19. See this one as well! Great '50's cars and snow.
  20. David has a typo in his link above. Try www.thehogring.com
  21. West The '41 Cadillac was modifed before Chip bought it.
  22. Ted, It looks like you are correct on no one reproducing the original battery. In that case, what you need for AACA judging is a black case side post battery that best fits the size of the hold down and battery tray. Remove the labels from the battery. It would help if you could determine if the original battery had individual caps, two flat caps or a sealed battery. The closer you can get the better and again with no brand logo on the battery. For BCA judging, they will accept it as long as it says DELCO. I think your best fit may be a group 24 side post, but check the dementions including height. This is the closest to a group 74 which I think your car came with. Some cross-reference charts show a group 78 which is a smaller battery. Hope this gets you moving in the right direction.