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  1. Lube to the upper bearing helped greatly. Not where it should be yet, but it's getting there. Also lubed the lower end of the steering column and not change from that. The issue is definitely in the upper bearing.
  2. I read your article and have to say that I don't know what I just read. Very jumbled, no direction and no clear conclusion. I'm not a car dealer, but have bought and sold a lot of new and used cars and don't understand what a grocery store has to do with your article because you didn't explain why it was relevant. You have included to many irrelevant personal experiences which tend to indicate bias, not saying you are bias, only it indicates that. Tear this article up and start fresh. Sorry to be harsh, but you asked for a review.
  3. Buick used a second method to disengage the starter in addition to the vacuum switch used on the carb. The original starter wiring was grounded through the output wire on the generator. Voltage can only flow one direction in a wire. As soon as the generator put out any voltage, the starter would loose its ground and stop. So in the original system, there must be no vacuum and no output from the generator for the starter to operate. You might want to check with the guy who did the conversion to see how he handled the ground with the new alternator.
  4. You may not care about resale value with a different engine in it because you will never sell it, but when you are gone, someone is going to have to deal with selling it.
  5. AACA National Meet winners back to 2010 are posted here on the AACA Home page under Meets.
  6. Carol will be missed greatly by her family and her AACA family. The special thing I know about Carol is that she was not just supportive of Don in his hobby and advocation of AACA she was a part of it with him and active in her own right. Carol was a valued member of Judges Administration for many years. I always enjoyed discussing her thoughts on Don's latest car acquisition with her. My thoughts and prayers are with Don and his family.
  7. c49er, Thanks, that is what I was going to do next. I'll let you know how it turns out.
  8. I recently acquired a 1950 Windsor Club Coupe. The shifter is very stiff to move, much like a '40's Chevrolet with vacuum shift without the engine running. Any thoughts on this one?
  9. Why did you take the head off for a slow cranking problem? Did you do a compression test to determine there was a problem? Slow fire up on an older carbureted car is usually just the fuel has evaporated from the carb bowl and it takes a little cranking to get fuel back up to the carb. When you get the head back on, let us know what is going on. More complicated now because we also have to diagnose the original problem plus what may have gone wrong in installing a new head gasket. Lots of great guys on here willing to help, but don't jump ahead of us. Stay with us.
  10. Bill, I may have some sales material from there. Be more specific on the years and cars you are looking for before I search my archives.
  11. Come join us as a judge.
  12. These two links should help you. http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Chrysler_and_Imperial/1941_Chrysler/1941 Chrysler Prestige Brochure/index1.html http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Chrysler_and_Imperial/1941_Chrysler/1941_Chrysler_Fluid_Drive_Folder/dirindex.html Also, the car is either a Royal or a Windsor not a Royal Windsor. Both are the same car but the Windsor has a higher interior trim level than the Royal. The semi-automatic transmission was optional in both the Windsor and Royal.
  13. I am aware of that happening, but it is very, very rare. The owner grossly misrepresented the vehicle to the judges, but was telling the true facts to others who came by to admire the car. As far as your PCV question, your only concern should be if a judge missed it at one show, it may be found and deducted at a future show.
  14. 61polara

    Datsun 240Z

    Pfeil, This is the forum of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). Questions concerning judging standards are answered based on AACA Judges Guidelines which can be found on the Home Page under Publications. These are not my personal standards, but those backed by the 60,000 members of AACA and applied to all vehicles entered in AACA National Meets. If you are not a member of AACA, I hope you will join us.
  15. 61polara

    Datsun 240Z

    Yes, we mean factory documentation as noted by several different post above. A restoration is to factory production specs. If Datsun/Nissan approved modifications to the original build, it's documented somewhere. Restoring a car to original specifications requires a high level of research if that is you goal. Without the documentation it should be restored based on the original build documentation not a subsequent restoration. If Datsun/Nissan simply told restoration shops to restore the cars with no specifications as to permitted modifications, then it was an incorrect restoration. I'm not singling out these cars. It's the same as any car where it is restored to the specifications of a prior restoration not to factory built original. So again, factory documentation is critical in this case.
  16. 61polara

    Datsun 240Z

    This is great information, but you need factory documentation of this as indicated above. I would think documentation from Nissan North America would be acceptable as well. A copy of the warranty issued by Nissan North America (not an individual dealer) would be a start. Please post any documentation that you have on this for future judging issues on these cars.
  17. Were the black centers on the Chrysler a midyear change for the Windsors?
  18. That's the current building. The original building was not quite as long and had the typical blue Chrysler square panels above with the dealership name. The lot slopes steeply in back, so the building was two story, with a lower level below grade. The service department and body shop were below and entered from a side street. I searched for photos this afternoon, but had no luck. Do you have a car that was sold from there? Post a photo of it. Most of their sales were Plymouths. I don't ever remember seeing an Imperial there and Chryslers were not big sellers in the area. Lots of Plymouths around though. Actually, I knew two salesmen who worked there. Both are no longer here.
  19. The salesman I knew that worked there died several years ago. I'm still in Charlotte and will keep my eyes open for anything related to Terry's.
  20. Bill, I remember Terry's very well and knew a salesman who worked there. A Rooms-To-Go store is on the site now. Your time frame is about right.
  21. I love industrial design, but when a car is restored and no longer functions as intended it becomes an industrial design, static display. My favorite part of a car show is watching the cars leave the show field under their own power, having to accelerate on to the road. I don't enjoy seeing a non-running car being winched onto a trailer from it's display location. Thus, it should be displayed in a proper museum setting and not at a car show. BTW, really like your driving sales videos, because the cars are in motion.
  22. Ask who their garage insurance is with. Tell them it will be in primer for less than 24 hours before they repaint the whole car. Get their insurance adjuster out there. Have you called your insurance company? They may help with the pressure on the garage. Call an attorney. Their fees may be much less than a repaint.
  23. If it doesn't run, it's an appliance. It's great for an industrial design display.
  24. Specify that the paint will match or they will repaint the entire car. If you don't ask, you don't get. Have them buff out the paint before the match. I've followed your posts on here for many years. Hope all works out well for you.
  25. Dodge built their own engines. Prior to bringing out the Dodge Brothers car, they were an engine supplier to Ford for the Model T.