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About steelman

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  1. While not quite as thick, this is from a 31 Ford Model A we rebuilt last year. It was pretty thick. Car was parked in a barn in 1974.
  2. Turb, I think you have a bad vacuum hose. Hole in the line somewhere if you can’t get vacuum on either end. Hook your MighyVac to a short new hose at the trunk latch. Now see what you get.
  3. If you haven’t, take the lenses out and clean them. Careful, they will scratch. Both inside and out. I will make a huge difference. My car sits in my garage facing East. So when I get home in the evening the afternoon sun reflects off my tail lights. More than once I have checked to be sure my lights have not been left on. I know they have not, but they reflect really well when they are clean.
  4. George, was this one in Poland, or even in Europe when you found it? Or did you buy it and import it over there? Excellent work, by the way.
  5. Took me 60 years, but I finally made the honor roll. Thanks, Rodney!
  6. One of my great fears is when I die, my wife will sell my parts for what I told her I had in them...
  7. If you can hear wind noise, your pipes aren't loud enough. There, I said it. Couldn't hold my tongue or sit on my hands any longer. 😁
  8. One of the few things that didn’t work on my car when I bought it was the heater. It had been bypassed. I assumed it leaked. It did. Bought a used one, it leaked too. Bought a new one, it did’t fit. Sent it back. Got one from another place, it didn’t fit either. A/C cores are different and are not reproduced. Non-air cores are reproduced, but they are different. I took my old one in to be recored, as Brian suggests above. Fit like it should, because it was the one that came out.
  9. I haven't seen Will post in a while. Not sure what is happening with his car. He posted some on this forum, but better photos and details are on LatG. Maybe this will help. https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=56282&highlight=riviera
  10. Get creative and do it right. But I love yours just like it is.
  11. Hate to burst your bubble, but I am not sure these will work on the rear either. Changing to a 65 front hub makes the center hub diameter smaller, but you will need a 1 to 1 1/4" spacer to keep these from rubbing the frame in a turn. My 17x7 wheels with 3 5/8 back spacing still want to rub on full lock. Still have to machine the center in the rear. But first, crawl under the car and look at the exhaust routing. Notice a lot of the inner wheel well is used by the stock exhaust. So at the least you will have to cut off the exhaust over the axle and dump in front of the tire. Stock muffler is beh
  12. Ed assumes you are using an original 62 Nailhead. So now we have to ask, what are you using for a motor. May work, may not.
  13. Word of warning, Chevy truck wheels will not fit 63-64s without a spacer. Center hole is too small. If buying original Buick wheels, check the center hole diameter if you are trying to fit a 63 or 64.
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