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  1. Showing a bit of wear and tear, but trying to hold onto a bit of class ...
  2. I've had excellent success From Retro Radio Restoration on several radios, both as original, and also for a couple which were updated to receive AM/FM/ipod/CD input Retro Radio Restoration http://www.theoldcarguys.com/resources/listings/retro-radio-restoration-2/ Electronics repair shop in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Address: 5524 Ridge Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 Phone: (717) 367-1428
  3. Commemorative Air Force (CAF -formerly Confederate Air Force) displayed their B-17, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, flown in from Texas, along with several other WarBirds. In strict accordance with COVID-19 restrictions, the public was invited to share what some of our “Greatest Generation” built, maintained, and flew. Representing Lagniappe Chapter of Louisiana Region, AACA, Chapter President Whitney Richard and I displayed the 1937 Buick Roadmaster 80C Phaeton, an unrestored example, previously the Parade Car for New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Dan Kennedy and Evelyn Geist were
  4. Commemorative Air Force (CAF -formerly Confederate Air Force) displayed their B-17, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, flown in from Texas, along with several other WarBirds. In strict accordance with COVID-19 restrictions, the public was invited to share what some of our “Greatest Generation” built, maintained, and flew. Representing Lagniappe Chapter of Louisiana Region, AACA, Chapter President Whitney Richard and I displayed the 1937 Buick Roadmaster 80C Phaeton, an unrestored example, previously the Parade Car for New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Dan Kennedy and Evelyn Geist were
  5. Solid offer, and I see their stores when we used to be able to travel- but they don't have stores in my area, and shipping costs would negate any $$ benefit
  6. The experience, knowledge, expertise, and willingness to share by members of our Buick FORUM continue to amaze and delight
  7. Exactly as I suggested earlier in this thread- Matt, please phone me
  8. Phil, I apologize in advance for what I believe to be sad advice. Your father's 1936 Buick Limited appears to be a solid, but total restoration project car - worthy of restoration, but a major project. While you "believe" the engine to be OK, having sat 20 years unused and not even turned over, nothing can be assured. What you actually have is a totally disassembled collection of parts with essentially no road map toward completion of a torturous, hazardous, expensive, labor-intensive, overwhelming journey. Unfortunately, the cost to restore the parts, buy tires and tu
  9. From my Power Squadron, and Coast Guard Auxiliary days- THE 3 Rs RED to RIGHT on RETURN
  10. Similar to the 1964 I owned back in the 1970s, and passed along to "trimacar"- The '64, with the 425cc small-block opposed 2-cylinder air-cooled engine had no rear quarter windows, and the front doors were "suicide" doors, as all 4 doors were hinged at the "B" pillar with a simple crimp, sliding down the pillar. The hood and trunk lid were also crimped at the edge, and could be raised and then slid sideways to be removed with a single bolt
  11. Jacking by the chassis gives the same benefit as if you had used the original bumper jack, but with additional safety. This will also serve you well if ever you need to change a tire "on the road", and maybe carry a good block of wood along with the floor jack you carry in the trunk, as well as a jackstand. Yoou can get a decent lightweight aluminum floor (trolley) jack at discount outfits such as Harbor Freight, as well as many other more high-priced suppliers. I carry one whenever I drive an old car, and keep one in our daily drivers.
  12. David is absolutely right ! Back when he lived in Louisiana, he once had me drive his '09 Sears. After he properly taught me all of the controls, I was at the helm (tiller?), and started slowly enough on the dirt/gravel area of his family business. Controls on this type of car are very different from anything to which I was accustomed, and even while being extremely cautions, got things backward for a moment, turning at a speed, faster than I felt appropriate for a highwheeler. David was, of course, diplomatic, but I was shocked and remorseful, even to this day, at how quickly thin
  13. Bravo, Early Fiero, and Citroen did this back in 1955
  14. While our little 2-CV did have 3 lugs per wheel, the later series DS models, as well as the SM had 5 lugs, and by the way, the handle which served as a lug wrench also fit the end of the shaft which allow even the 1970s era DS to crank-start, and that same handle also removed the single chrome bolt which attached each rear fender to the structure. Front fenders, just like the rear ones, aligned on a pair of"finger" locators, and were attached by 3 bolts. Removing a single bolt allowed removal of each of the doors. For lightness, the hood and trunk lids were alumin
  15. A rear main crankshaft seal getting oil onto the clutch could be a culprit. A slipping clutch is more likely to slip in higher gears as the engine is "working Harder" just like trying to drive away from a stop in high gear as compared to Low. Before buying an old beater back in the 1950s, we wold take the car a few blocks away, pull up against a phone pole, rev the engine and try to push while in 3rd gear. If the car stalled then the clutch was good, but if the engine was more likely to rev some, then a clutch job was probably in your future - not what we wanted in a chea
  16. Hi Craig, The issue for Citroen, while being able to meet emission standards was explained to me of satisfying the bumper height regulations. Since the relative height was hydro-pneumatically controlled, over time, the cars would gradually lose pressure and the car would slowly sink. While I cannot absolutely confirm this as the cause, it seems valid. Another item was that of crash standards related to the 5 mph bumper requirement since the entire front and rear of Citroen was designed to absorb and crumple in a graduated manner, sacrificing the vehicle while protecting occupants - as
  17. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Mullin - and Peter Mullin was our guide. I'm in awe of the red Delahaye at the center of the exhibit, and the entire museum is amazing. Of course the Schlumpf Collection is amazing. We also got to visit the building next door which houses restoration projects, as well storage for units not currently on display.
  18. Hi John, From August 1970 through December 1971 we lived on St Joe Road on the north end of Fort Wayne, Indiana, opposite Shoaf Park, and daily drove first my blue 1967 Citroen DS-21, and then after it was wrecked at a major intersection. Heading out to teach night class at Purdue-Indiana University Fort Wayne Campus, driving west one evening where Saint Joe Center Road crosses N Clinton St and becomes E Washington Center Road, a fellow in a new full size Mercury coming east at me, turned directly into my lane causing a head-on collision. He was injured quite seriously as I recall,
  19. Single spoke steering wheel was designed offset so as not to break ribs in the event of a very serious head-on wreck, and the opposite portion of the rim would "give" slightly to cushion the blow while hopefully keeping your head away from the windshield - also among the earliest providers of 3-point seat belts, both front and rear. The self-leveling, self-jacking feature was fantastic, and I demonstrated driving the car on 3 wheels, and on only the 2 front wheels when using an equalizer hitch and trailer. Far too many other safety items to go into here and now, but coefficient of drag wa
  20. REASSURANCE !! I have known MRyals - the seller, for 34 years, and can assure that he is both a friend, and a straight-shooter with quality parts. We live in the same area, are members of the same local club, and he shared my Hershey spaces back in the 1980s. You can trust dealing with this gentleman, and while i've not personally seen the parts, and do not know his price for the entire lot, I'm certain he is open to a reasonable, modest offer to get the parts gone and into the hands of Buick guys/gals. Somebody should grab all of these parts,
  21. Having owned many Citroen versions over the years, I can share information, advice, experience, etc and have also started posts in Automobiles and Parts - Buy/Sell Parts For Sale and also in French (Peugeot, Renault, etc.) Please let me know if I can help you maintain, restore, or just appreciate these unique and amazing autos
  22. I may also be able to answer questions for your Citroen as we have owned , driven, and enjoyed SM (Maserati-engined), D-Series, DS-21, 2-CV and Ami-6 versions for many years.
  23. CITROEN D-Series Parts Available soon - ANY INTEREST ? Also an original Technical 3CV AM January 1964 Edition Owners Manual from our Ami-6 (101 Full page Illustrations plus 222 page Technical Operations). I HAVE STARTED CLEARING OUT ONE OF MY GARAGES (wife cheering in the background) As I do, there may be several parts of interest - mostly mechanical, but a few trim parts, and 2 very good D-Series hoods from a 1967. also at least one DS-21 Wheel 5-lug I'm located Half-way between the New Orleans French Quarter and the Airport. Please respond her
  24. CITROEN D-Series Parts Available soon - ANY INTEREST ? Also an original Technical 3CV AM January 1964 Edition Owners Manual from our Ami-6 (101 Full page Illustrations plus 222 page Technical Operations). I HAVE STARTED CLEARING OUT ONE OF MY GARAGES (wife cheering in the background) As I do, there may be several parts of interest - mostly mechanical, but a few trim parts, and 2 very good D-Series hoods from a 1967. also at least one DS-21 Wheel 5-lug I'm located Half-way between the New Orleans French Quarter and the Airport. Please respond her
  25. Stick with your original 6-Volt system, just do all appropriate tune-up items and adjustements, use #0, or 2-Aught batte3y cables, and clean all ground contact areas down to bare metal- you'll be better off in the long run Good luck
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