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  1. A real ozone generator (not the cheap type that plugs into your cigarette lighter... a good one that plugs into the wall, plan on $100 or more from Amazon) will do wonders. Just don't leave it in there for weeks or it will start to bleach the fabric.
  2. I am stunned that this car is still on the market, sorry to hear about your bad luck with Irene!
  3. you can buy one from Bob's Automobilia Bob's Automobilia
  4. Excellent, thanks so much for this info suchan!!
  5. Hi guys, I know this is a strange request since I in fact own my own 1938 model 41 (Special 4 door trunk-back touring sedan) but what I am looking for is dimensions so I can figure out storage for my car. To make a long story short I rent a garage space about 15 minutes from my home to store and work on my Buick... my home is a condo so no garage. I pay a premium to have a spot where I can work on the car and which is close to my home. I've just learned that I am being given the opportunity to lead a major project for my company in Hong Kong, which will necessitate moving there for 12-18 months. So in the meantime it makes sense to store my Buick in a storage facility or the like. Currently I am on another project in Canada, so I can't just pop over to measure my car... but I need to start researching my options ASAP since I may be leaving in less than 45 days. Anyway, if anyone can tell me how much width and length I need to allot for my '38 41 I would appreciate it... can't seem to find this info on the web. Thanks!
  6. Agreed, I am a cat lover and thought this video was hilarious!
  7. Man, very puzzling... as stated before, if you have compression, spark and fuel you should at least have some sputtering/"barking" from the engine as it tries to run. The fact that you seem to have all three of these things yet the engine isn't even trying to start says to me that something is fundamentally awry. Is it possible that you mixed up plug wires while setting the timing and now have the wrong wires going to the wrong plugs?
  8. Looks like a match to me!
  9. Yeah, I am puzzled too... I agree that the grill looks much like the style on the 40 Chrysler. My brother sent me the picture, the wreck is located on a piece of property he is thinking of buying and he was wondering out of idle curiosity if I could identify it... I told him between the grill with the broad chrome spears and the bumper/iron design I figured late 30s/pre-war but couldn't nail it down more than that.
  10. Any ideas what this car once was? Fairly distinctive bumper, but the chrome "spears" on the solid metal backing has me scratching my head...
  11. Would it be possible to use one of those tent-like carport things instead? I don't think they're prohibitively expensive and this would keep a cover from coming into contact with the paint and trapping moisture.
  12. What a beauty! Congrats!
  13. Man oh man, what a car! Congrats on your newest addition!
  14. Some very good advice here... I tried to "wake up" the original wipers on my 38 some years back using WD-40, but had no luck and ultimately bought and installed a rebuilt unit from Bob's Automobilia. I believe it was under $100.
  15. Yeah, that car is a swingin deal... if only I had some more garage space!
  16. 40 miles of driving should definitely show you any issues, if the only thing you found was a loud heater fan then it sounds like the car is A-OK. Assuming your heater fan is like the one on my 38 you can still buy OEM units or have yours rebuilt to closer tolerance... should quiet it down a bit. I'll admit that I poked around until I found the original ad for this car... even if you bought it for the full asking you did very well. Love the look from the side, great lines!
  17. I cannot believe this car has not sold at this price in this condition.... man oh man!
  18. Then I'd say it sounds reasonable... I have done it myself and it is not a fun job, plus I managed to destroy two different new rubber seals and had to order new ones which meant more money and a long wait.
  19. My thoughts exactly, when I replaced the glass in my 38 special four door about four years ago I was able to get all of the glass itself for under $500. If this includes installation as well as the seals/felts etc it's probably not a bad deal.
  20. You don't mention the purchase price so it is hard to assess how well you did re: the "deal" but I will say that the car looks great, and I agree with your patina assessment... just right! Regular maintenance is really all you need to do with a car of this vintage unless you recognize a problem (overheating, excessive smoke from exhaust, strange noise from engine, running problems etc). I would encourage you to buy the shop manual for your series of car so that you can familiarize yourself with the various systems and their workings, but otherwise I'd say you are ready to enjoy for years to come. Congrats on the purchase!
  21. Looks like the victim of an amateur restoration, but still a pretty neat car and looks solid. There are some things about that speedster body that are giving me pause... I think this is probably a 1916 but others will be able to give you a better idea. Does the owner have an asking price? I don't see anything that couldn't be put right by the next owner.
  22. You're not going to find (or want) NOS (New Old Stock) rubber, but you should be able to buy good repro rubber through either Steele or Bobs Automobilia. I believe Bobs sells Steele products at a discount, but I may be incorrect.
  23. Hi all, again, thanks for all of the info. I guess comparably low price point had me a bit blinded, in the light of day I don't think I will pursue this one any further... I'll just keep on saving my money, at this point I should be able to buy a more legitimate Stanley sometime around 2050 ;-P Thanks again for the feedback, I truly appreciate it.
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