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  1. This is a car that you could make into a very good, reliable driver. Mechanical parts are very available but not so for trim. It's not like a 57 Chevy where every part is reproduced. Outside of mechanical parts, you will largely be dealing with used parts. There are several good vendors supplying parts for these cars.
  2. It's a long shot, but since this is a new problem after years of diving it, look for something that has changed. Is a motor mount going bad that has shifted the engine some and increased the idle speed because of the movement?
  3. Greg, You've been on here for a long time. Don't discourage some one from getting into the hobby. Your problem with your car and lack of interest in any one buying it a the price you want is that the wood was very poorly done and the interior is incorrect. The rest of your car looks nice. The Royal that the OP is looking at is a totally different project. As others have suggested, put your car on Ebay with no reserve and accept what ever it brings.
  4. Maxwell built their own engines and did not use a Continental engine.
  5. Yes you can. It will look like a painted top that used to be a vinyl top. Bed liner will give it a textured look.
  6. Interesting combination of choices. Blue with a black top, blackwall tires. 4.44 rear end with overdrive. Radio but no heater. Blackwall tires are not a supprise in 1946. Many new cars were delivered without spare tires due to a tire shortage.
  7. Some of the 3.8's used a plastic fitting for the heater outlet. They tend to fail and can be replaced with the metal outlet.
  8. Contact the National AACA office.
  9. Just a guess, but I think it may be a process to de-carbon heads. The name can be broken down several ways but Cyl-clean seems to imply cylinder cleaning. it may be a water injection into a running engine through a priming cup.
  10. https://jalopnik.com/auto-industry-legend-lee-iacocca-dead-at-94-1836060734 Automotive giant Lee Iacocca died this morning.
  11. Twenty years ago I helped start a Downtown Fathers Day Show. The them was your car is your award. Preregistered cars received $10 "Downtown Dollars" to spend with any downtown merchant. sponsorships were found for the dollars. About 150 cars showed up. Everyone was happy. A few years later, the downtown merchants decided that people love their cars so much that they will pay us to let them show their cars. An entry fee was charged and I no longer attend.
  12. I'm not familiar with what an "&amp" is but these cars seem to have plenty of them. They must be rare options that can't be mentioned. Can you clarify or correct if it's a typo?
  13. The rear end looks like my '21 Maxwell
  14. Sorry, but it's no make or model now. A mass of various parts and should have been titled that way. More politely, it was a reflection of his personality.
  15. I don't have the color in my files, but look at late 70's and early 80's Corvette reds. There is an orange - red that is almost dead on.
  16. No trouble. What kind are you having. You should consider posting in a new post. This one is eight years old.
  17. I think the color combination is killing the price on this car. Do you have any factory documentation that this is a factory color combination? I think that would help the sale.
  18. If you find a matching code please post it. I need the same for a 42 DeSoto. A shop with a good color mixer should be able to match the color for you.
  19. Dad graduated from high school in 1941 and left North Carolina for Baltimore to become a riveter at Glenn L. Martin building the B-26 Martin Marauders. In 1943, he was drafted into the Army and served with the 167th Combat Engineers in France and Germany. Discharged on January 1, 1946 in New York City, he returned to North Carolina, bought a 1939 Pontiac Eight and started college. Around 1949, Dad's younger brother was still in the Navy. (Enlisted at the age of 15 and was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked) He was driving his 1941 Buick Super home on a weekend pass for a date with his girlfriend and fell asleep; car totaled but he was unhurt. Hiched the rest of the trip home and borrowed Dad's '39 Pontiac for his date. Somehow he managed to total that car as well. Dad, without a car, borrowed his father's '46 Dodge Club Coupe, took a curve to fast on a dirt road and totaled it. Three cars lost in a week. Dad replaced the '39 Pontiac with a '47 Kaiser, and Grandpaw replaced the Dodge with a '49 Plymouth. I never knew what my uncle ended up with.
  20. Don't be too miffed. That's a really nice car you did.
  21. Or it might not have. The problem with buying someone else's modifications is that usually they don't give you a list of all the modifications and parts used in the modification. Do you sill have the brake booster above the master cylinder? That one pushed on the top of the brake pedal rather than pushing on the push rod. Or do you have a 67-70 style booster which mounts on the firewall between the firewall and the master cylinder? You have a leak some where in the system. It sounds like you are saying that you have pedal when you first bleed the system, but not pedal the next day. That indicates a leak somewhere or an incomplete system bleed. For a complete bleed, you should bench bleed the master cylinder, then start at the wheels RR, LR, RF Lower, RF Upper, LF Lower, RF Upper. If there are no leaks, you brakes should hold.
  22. 1970 Dodge Challenger conv (only a 318). Still have it too.