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  1. I seem to remember some early 60's Chryslers having a dash mounted turn signal switch. I think that is what you have.
  2. I had a similar problem on a '57 Buick. It would run great for 15-20 miles and die and would not restart. Let it sit for 30 miniutes and it would crank right up and run for another 15-20 miles and die. There is a filter/strainer on the pickup tube in the tank. This tank had not been cleaned out and the sediment in the tank would clog the filter. After 30 minutes, enough would fall off that the car would crank again. Cleaning and sealing the tank and removing the pickup striner solved the problem.
  3. I beleve the one on the left is '46-'48 Buick and the one next to it '49 Buick. not sure on the other two.
  4. This happened to me on a '57 Buick with power brakes on a road trip. The diaphram seal in the boster is leather. There is a cover on the top of the boster. Remove the cover and add a few drops of motor oil and move the brake pedal up and down. This should cure your problem. This is covered in the shop manual.
  5. Can you post a photo of what you have? It will help you get an answer.
  6. Hi Chris, Check Autocolorlibrary.com They have it available in PPG Sudan Blue 504 IM1691. Dave Bowman
  7. Check the rear flex hose again. I had the same problem on a '47 Roadmaster. Replaced all hoses and in a few months had the same problem. Took off the rear flex hose and cut it open. The inside of the hose had swollen to the point the opening was less than 1/16". Put on another new hose and that corrected the problem. If it was a problem with the master cylinder push rod adjustment, you would have problems on all wheels not just the rear.
  8. I had the same wiper problem on my '60 Invicta. The grease in the wiper motor drive gear was rock hard and keeping the park lever from moving into place. Pull the motor, take the cover off the gear drive, remove the old grease and relube. You should be in great shape then.
  9. You could use the special Chrismas - New Years plant shutdown to buy at least a week given the engine production date and the body date. Seriously, there is no such thing as a "6 week" rule in AACA judging. Also, AACA has no requirement for matching numbers. All we require is that the engine in the vehicle was available in that vehicle from the factory. We further require that the engine appear as it did from the factory, including the correct color paint. Keep up your research. If all engines in 1957 Chevy trucks were gray and passenger cars yellow, it indicates your engine has been changed. Keep on digging for the definitive answer and keep the documentation you find, especilly if you find that the yellow 265 is correct.
  10. For AACA judging, it would not be a problem. AACA does not judge date codes or production dates. However, you should document that the 265 was available in a '57 truck. If not, that would be a deduction. You should post this question with what ever clubs you plan on showing the truck at. Each has different standards.
  11. Your's is number 4. The last I heard, this car seems to be in Washington state. This looks like the same car. Any more out there?
  12. 61polara

    Do Not Judge?

    Starting in 2011, the HPOF and DPC cars are placed on the show field before the other classes rather than at the end.
  13. Re #279 The SC plate #1 is indeed the Govenor's car and the Govenor was Strom Thurmond, who you can see on the porch.
  14. Based on the '42 DeSoto part manual, all '42's used the same brake light housing. Part #990584. I'm looking at a US manual, so export cars may be different.
  15. The great thing about this thread is that in one place we have photo's of 3 of the 4 known surviving '42 DeSoto Custom convertibles!
  16. In an e-mail to me he mentioned that the car was or is in Austrailia. I've ask for photos because as an export, that part may be a Dodge or Plymouth.
  17. The column does not seperate from the box. Remove the steering wheel and gear shift lever and pull it out through the floorboard from underneath the car. You will have to raise the car enough for clearance. If the center of the floor pan unbolts and can be removed, you may get it out that way.
  18. I've driven many tour miles on my '47 Roadmaster, with no issues with the factory brakes. These are very good brakes. I've never had a fade issue. Moving to disk brakes would also require a power boster because of the increased pedel pressure.
  19. Sorry for the break in the post, the cat hit the Post Button continued from the previous post: sdn 2dr 1075 sdn 4 dr 6463 town sedan 1291 sdn 4dr, 7P 49 S-10C Custom bus cpe 120 club cpe 2236 conv cpe 489 sdn 2dr 913 sdn 4dr 7974 town sdn 1084 sdn 4dr 7p 79 limo 7P 20
  20. Production figures for 1942 DeSoto's are: S-10S DeLuxe bus cpe 469 club cpe 1968 conv cpe 79 sdn 2dr
  21. Here are photo's of my car and the brake light assembly. The assembly is approx 19.5 x 4.5 inches. Your car is Austrialian. Can you post a photo no matter what condition it is in? I'm curious to see if it is the US DeSoto or an export model which may be based on a Dodge or Plymouth body. That may make the brake light a Dodge or Plymouth part. My car is unrestored original and in driving condition. Mine is one of four known to exist. For anyone else following, this is the North Carolina car that many thought did not exist. I purchased the car from the second owner who bought it in 1949. I've had it for about 10 years. It is not a Fifth Avenue, but has all the Fifth Avenue accesories except for the finder skirts and cigarette dispenser steering wheel. The car is licensed and driveable, but has no top on the frame.
  22. The bookmobile completed legs one and two of its trip to the AACA Library today. First leg: extraction from its storage location for at least 20 years. It was started and running two weeks ago, but today was the first time it has actually moved! Tom Gibson drove a block to be loaded on the AACA trailer for the second leg to Charlotte Autofair to be on display at the AACA National Show on Saturday. By Sunday evening it will be in PA in the restoration shop! Special thanks to Steve Moskowitz, AACA Library and the AACA Museum for their assistance in this effort! Chris, you were excused from this event due to prior commitment you couldn't get out of. We anticipate your posts after you see the Bookmobile on Monday! Dave Bowman and Tom Gibson
  23. On my '42 the housing with the brake light is body color not chrome. Only the strip below that says "Fluid Drive" is chrome. My car is an unrestored original. It is not a black out model and is a Custom conv. I've talked to the owner of the yellow car in the photo and he believes his was originally painted body color also. The sales info shows it plated. Do you have any other info to add?
  24. The bookmobile is up and running, and now has brakes to get it out of the building. It will be extracted from the upstairs of a 1924 Overland dealership this week and will be on display at the Charlotte AACA National Meet this week. Dave Bowman