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Marty Roth

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  1. That is a FRONT WHEEL DRIVE Buick, Towing that old truck !
  2. Hi Ken and welcome. That is a snappy looking Buick - drive with pride and zest !
  3. Chris, even if you later find that you are available, there "MAY" still be banquet tickets available - or others who registered may have a change of plans, offering you tickets. ... and if attending and eating at the banquet is not open to you, you can still be there to receive any awards for your car.
  4. You made the right decision. HPOF is for unrestored cars - Historic Preservation of Original Features DPC is for cars with period-acceptable non-factory modifications - Driver Participation Class
  5. Thank you, Elpad, for this pic. The 1956 Buick is stopped (in a No Parking Zone) at the main entrance to Radio City Music Hall on what was the New York City's 6th Avenue, later renamed Avenue of the Americas. this pic looks to the South on 6th Ave, and the cross traffic is going east on 50th Street. To the immediate right, 10 years later, would have been my office on the 4th floor of the Time & Life Building, with multiple fountains at the entrance, and parking spaces reserved for "New York Press - Only". Thanks for the memories.
  6. Visited the Henry Shane Museum again last weekend, and once again got to appreciate this very special custom 1941 Buick Roadmaster, restyled by Frank Curtis
  7. Wow, just realized this was a 2-fer The red & white 1955 just beyond the 2nd bus, but then 3 cars beyond that, there is the white 1955 convertible
  8. Since I have many thousands of miles, and many hundreds of hours of seat time behind the steering wheels of both my 1937 all original Buick Roadmaster 80C Phaeton, as well as my all original (other than maybe paint tough-up) 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet convertible, both being a 3-speed stick shift, my feeling is that each has its own personality. Both are more than capable of hours and hours of highway cruising. Both are easy to drive and relatively simple to maintain. I cannot say that one is a better car than the other. The better one is the one I get to drive on any particular day! See you down the road ...
  9. Roger, You made the right move despite the cost and effort required. Not only is comfort an issue, but especially the safety of your passengers, yourself, and the rest of us on the road. Enjoy the ride !
  10. My wife and I have maintained at least one car for each era of touring, and some multiples. She drives them all (not yet on the '15 Hudson, but hopefully as soon as it is back on the road). I have surprised her with vintage red convertibles, bought for her, and in her name. Since the late 1960s we have toured together, and always felt that tours were great vacations for our kids and grandson, who also grew up in the hobby. She is also a Senior Master AACA Judge, and all of our cars have been shown - but she prefers tours to shows because of the great connection with people, and the amazing places w've visited. Now toward our declining years we may slow down, a bit, but still try to find humor when and where we can,
  11. Used Dot-5 when completely rebuilding the brake systems on our 1958 and 1963 Chevys, and never had a problem with either one for many, many years, owning and driving tens of thousands of miles. If not doing a complete rebuild, I always use only Dot-4 since it is less hygroscopic (not absorb moisture to cause rust in system) than Dot-3, and is available everywhere - even Wal-mart, since we drive our cars cross-country.
  12. Interesting that all, except for the Buick, are wearing Fender Skirts
  13. Prior to my properly restoring it a year later, Back in 1965, I had my 1948 MG-TC painted at the Earl Scheib shop in Elizabeth, NJ. They would sometimes run a $19.99 special which fit my budget. Their green paint would hopefully have been close to Brittish Racing Green (BRG), but it actually came out looking like a shiny Dill Pickle ! Even so, it held while I finished college, got a full time job, and completed a more proper restoration over the next couple of years. This LeSabre looks to be a decent entry level car, BUT I WOULD WANT THE BUYER TO GET A GOOD LOOK UNDERNEATH FOR RUST, CONSIDERING THAT IT IS IN MINNEAPOLIS!
  14. Very nice, and such a reasonable price- I really enjoy our '37 Roadmaster- hopefully the new owner of this one will have as much pleasure !
  15. Per the rods at the base of the steering column, one is the throttle, essentially the same as a gas pedal, but without the safety of a return spring. the other would be a link to the distributor in order to retard the spark when starting the car, and to advance the spark while driving. I believe your car would have had a thermostatic bypass, so that could be the other hole at the top of the radiator. Your best bet would be: 1. get a shop manual 2. Move this thread down to the BUICK PRE-WAR SECTION for best results Good Luck
  16. Prayers for Bob's full recovery and to minimize his pain. Burns are especially painful. Prayers, also, for the skill of Bob's surgeons ! (card sent)
  17. Andy, try placing the Motometer in yoour home refrigerator - maybe even the freezer, and check it every so often. That solved the issue when the fluid in mine separated, many years ago. Good Luck
  18. Yes, Hudson name on a Nash Body, The pair were calleds "HASH". Sad ending to a great marque.
  19. Just a guess, but wouldn't the Special and the Century wagons be comparable? and likely a 4-door hardtop in either of those series?
  20. Wayne, I bought one of these maybe 35 - 40 years ago to add to my weight-distributing hitch. It operates by the lever increasing the amount of friction on the sliding bar, making it harder for the trailer to sway. You can leave it relatively loose, or lock it totally solid, or find a sweet spot somewhere in the middle to provide resistance and hopefully help slow the oscillation of the trailer. I used it once but found it totally unnecessary if the trailer is properly loaded with at least (and preferably More than) 60% of the total trailer weight forward of the axle(s) mid-line. Mine sits in the garage - somewhere, and will stay there unless I find myself with a load impossible to properly proportion.
  21. We carry half our garage to help other folks - and it seems to work - ... that, plus lots of prep time
  22. I also carry the low profile lightweight aluminum floor jack from Harbor Freight, as well as a board to place under it if not on a paved surface. Last year for Fathers day, the kids got me a top-quality 1/2" drive DeWalt impact wrench, sets of both SAE and Metric deepwell sockets, and ear protection. Of course I still follow up with my torque wrench. All that, plus a ramp for trailer wheels makes life safer and a lot earier. It allowed me to help other folks during the recent Founders Tour in West Virginia.
  23. What is the strange contraption on the roof of the Dodge directly behind the black Buick with the white roof ?
  24. Very Patriotic thankfully not an actual flag which should never touch the ground
  25. Yes, that is exactly how I reemember it, too ! Very finickey adjustment, so you have to hold your jaw "just right" when tightening the screws, or it may decide to blow when you make a turn - maybe right, but maybe left, (depending on your politics?).
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