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Marty Roth

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  1. Make sure the new tires do not have any stickers inside the tire. Especially if the new tires are radials, the movement of the tire WILL cause abrasion, wearing through the tube. I lost three in less than 100 mles !! Air up the tube after installing - then let the air out and fill again multiple times - this is done to minimize the chance of a wrinkle in the tube, causing abrasion and a leak. Do all of this with the Schraeder valve stem removed. Only reinstall when the job is completed.
  2. We were driving our 1927 Chevrolet Capitol AA Roadster - Yellow, with black fenders and a red pin stripe, and having a ball. Pinky Randall, well-known world-wide as "Mr. Chevrolet", learned during a 4-cylinder Chevy Club tour of Yellowstone Park - the day of Dale & my 25th wedding anniversary (June 29, 1994), that I had been looking to buy a 1934/1935 Buick 98C or 68C. Pinky stood up to his full height and said " Marty !! Don't you know? A Buick is just a Chevrolet with LOCK WASHERS?" So I asked Pinky "So, what is a Cadillac"? P
  3. My 1960 Valiant V-200 with 3-speed Torque-Flyte had well beyond 300,xxx miles when I sold it- still running great, but rusty rear floorboard from NJ salted roads was becoming an issue
  4. FRANKLIN OLYMPIC, Where are you located? maybe I can help,. (or at least offer sympathy) I also have a 1915 6-40, actually the one which Fred Long owned, showed, and toured extensively for many years
  5. Taking "LOW-RIDER" to a new level ??
  6. Yeah, but we travel loaded down also, as Mark Shaw can attest ! When we drive our old cars cross-country, knowing that a reasonable supply of parts, tools, and other assorted "junque" is along with us is reassuring.
  7. My father bought our yellow Belvedere 2-door hardtop version of this car from my cousin Barry. I was driving it when a girl ran a stop sign and T-Boned our right side back in late 1962 or early '63. We also had a black 4-door sedan version of this same Belvedere, bought from dad's cousin Mel who was being moved to Ft Knox to become an Instructor in Armored. Dad also had a '57 Savoy 4-door he ordered new in September, 1956 (he had always been a Chevy guy, but was taken in by the Plymouth's looks, fins, and 301 V-8.
  8. Transport driver to fireman: Is there a quick service Wash, Dry & Fold Laundry-Mat nearby? Or maybe just a Wal-Mart? My shorts MAY need attention !
  9. Pete, My vote is to repair the damage. Then you have the option to sell, keep, restore (too nice to go this way?). Even the applique at the left and right sides of the dash appears excellent - maybe as good as the ones in my 13,5xx mile 80C - What is the switch or knob under the far left side of the dash?
  10. Try reinstalling the "OLD" condenser prior to making any other changes. My experience is that the oldest of these tend to last almost indefinitely, while new ones frequently fail almost right out of the box, or shortly thereafter
  11. Caroline, Welcome to the AACA FORUM. I agree with the above assessments, and will also be sending you a private message (PM) by email via the AACA FORUM. Our 1930 Packard is an excellent tour car and has given us many thousands of miles of pleasure as we tour the country. I have sent you a private message (PM) by email via the AACA FORUM per a different topic.
  12. Olds 3-bar spinners, but what is the saying in the quotes on the quarter panel?
  13. Drove the 1937 Roadmaster Phaeton 80C Saturday morning- an email advised that we would hold our CARS🚗 AND COFFEE☕ at a local restaurant, Mano’s on David Drive. I arrived to find an empty parking lot and a closed restaurant 🥴. A quick phone call to my friend Anthony confirmed that the “THE BEST PLANS OF MICE AND MEN” geng aft agley - oft go astray! I made a brief stop at a local grocery, donned mask and nitrile gloves👍, and headed inside to stock up on additional supplies just in case the storm held us captive for longer than anticipated - a couple of loaves of freshly baked french br
  14. Vintage Battery Testers for the old TAR TOP Batteries. The prongs could go right through the case- also used to determine current flow
  15. While the '55 is a striking and exceptional design,'the '56, at least in my opinion, is simplified, smoothed, more refined, elegant, and just plain cleaner in form. (This also applies to "Little Brother" Chevrolet.)
  16. Yes, as NZcarnerd noted, 60 Series flatback sedan. I had, for years, been looking for a 68C - 60 Series 4-door convertible sedan. My former 34 Buick was a Series 50 Model 57 , But I was almost lucky enough to get a 98C before a Resto-Modder got it
  17. Dave, with a small apology, Sorry the Crosley show had to be cancelled due to restrictions- One might think that some of the "Hot Shots" representing Crosley could at least have had a "LITTLE" show? Maybe with a "SMALL" crowd?
  18. Joe, It is possible that the gentleman inspecting the vintage tires may not fully understand date coding, or the lack thereof, and might be making an assumption - even looking at manufacturer code or some other designation. Prior to the turn of the 21st century, date codes were three (3) digits, the 1st two digits for the week of the year, and the final digit for the year - so for instance, a code of 194 could have been the 19th week of either 1974, 1984, 1994, etc. Just my 2 cents (in 2020 dollars - not worth much at all). Your own personal disp
  19. Neil, A tough read, - thought it said "CHOPS", as in the old "Steaks & Chops", but now that I look harder, there is fish vertically on the sign, so Fish & CHIPS may be more likely. The car with the roof rack looks to be a MoPar, and I thought DeSoto as well, but could be a standard wheelbase version. The '48-'50Packard is a convertible, so that is why the roof line looks different. Great job there, Eagle-Eye Neil
  20. Almost missed the black '47/'48 (3rd on right) parked at "Pismo Malt Shop"'- Wonder what the tab would be for their Clam Chowder and the Chops??
  21. Thank you, Mike, That is a great suggestion as removal of the radiator on my '37 Roadmaster would be a massive job. I may also try isolating the block from the radiator and running short heat/cool cycles with Evapo-Rust and a stocking in the block. Thanks also kgreen, for your suggestion: "How about a dual flush? Evaporust for the radiator and ammonia for the radiator? Suppose I'd try ammonia first, then tackle the block. Disclaimer: This is an idea, I have no legal representation and no assets, so you are on your own!" Marty
  23. My very old T-shirt from my very old Citroen Days: "I THINK YOUR CAR LOOKS FUNNY TOO !"
  24. Agreed - American Austin - Later American Bantam and a really sweet pair of Trumpet Horns which probably made opening and closing the hood interesting https://www.google.com/search?q=american+austin&rlz=1C1YBKB_enUS506US544&oq=american+austin&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l7.6879j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  25. Thanks Matt, Our '37, following NYC parade service, spent most of her life in a museum and then a private collection. Upon purchase in 2009 and showing 7-8,xxx miles we went through the wiring, exhaust, and normal tune-up, plus dropping the pan. I believe there is likely radiator, as well as likely rear cylinders blockage. At some point I'll probably try Evapo-Rust, but was disappointed to realize that it would likely not clear the copper radiator.
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