Marty Roth

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  1. 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.)
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. 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 display, or a museum as noted above is a good idea, especially if you have the pace and the inclination. (A clock was to be installed in the Leaning Tower of Pisa - What good is the time if you don't have the inclination?).
  5. 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
  6. 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??
  7. 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
  9. My very old T-shirt from my very old Citroen Days: "I THINK YOUR CAR LOOKS FUNNY TOO !"
  10. Agreed - American Austin - Later American Bantam and a really sweet pair of Trumpet Horns which probably made opening and closing the hood interesting
  11. 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.
  12. Old-timers, and specifically my late friend Willie Guillot, a First Class machinist, used to tell me that it should be free to "WALK", and not be locked into a fixed position
  13. Neil, Yes, the 3rd from the right in the 2nd row (left of the '48? Studebaker) looks like a '46-'48 Not positive per the '41 Limited facing right ahead of the white/black- per 1st row, look at 3rd from the left, next to bullet-nosed Studebaker - could be a post-war Buick based on the grille? I agree per the Zephyr/Lincoln coupe and yes, the car in the 5th row next to the Buick may be a '46-48 Nash Time for cafe'-au-Lait, or maybe even an adult beverage
  14. First check for spark at the ignition points: 1. remove the distributor cap 1A. use a piece of cardboard, matchbook cover, or a points file to clean both surfaces of the points 1B. if you see a cone shaped buildup, file or replace the points 2. rotate engine so that points are closed (making contact between the two parts 3. with a Non-conducting item, such as a plastic or wooden object, and ignition "ON", separate the points contacts 4. you should see a little spark at that surface 5. if no spark, look to see if there is a bare wire which may be shorting out leading to, or inside the distributor Good Luck, and please let us know your progress
  15. All very solid suggestions , so another question- Would backflushing with EvapoRust be any significant benefit? My '37 Roadmaster runs cool with a 160 stat, but will heat to the max if left running during a fuel- fillup/bladder-emptying stop (goes with the age of the car & Driver?) I appreciate your answers to Bill, especially for the next time I borrow his Model-A to frighten Canadian Cattle- a story for another time.
  16. An early Franklin, such as my former 1917 Model 9A Touring, in addition to the full elliptic springs, achieved part of that silky ride as as result of a very compliant chassis, which was constructed of laminated second growth ash. Another factor was the extensive use of their aluminum body (not the fenders) and aluminum crankcase. Franklin was a lightweight car for the overall size.
  17. Wow !! Two in the first row, none in the second row, One headed toward the right (white /black roof), and possible a '41 Limited ahead and to the left of it? A '46? and a '52 in the 3rd row, 2nd from right in 5th row then my eyes crossed and I headed to the kitchen for a stiff cuppa' coffee and chickory- Thanks, Neil
  18. That '56 Century convertible is one I'd love to have in our garage if a comparable Roadmaster were unavailable. We have visited the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island several times, and once reenacted the scene from the movie "Somewhere in Time" which was filmed there with Bud Jonas' 1910 Oakland. Our 1912 Oakland was at the dock in Mackinac City. Motor vehicles are not permitted on Michigan's Mackinac Island, a great place to visit. Thanks, Elpad, for a great memory.
  19. Thanks Lamar, The saddle shoes, rolled up dungarees, cutie on a Buick convertible, and 1955 license plate say it all- Hail to my Teen Years
  20. Great to see younger people who appreciate vintage Buicks
  21. Great looking car, and excellent appearance, - if I didn't already have my white '54 Caddy convertible I would be considering this one- love the colors
  22. You might check with Doug Seybold as he probably has the answer. I just sent off a pair of sliding (telescoping?) supports to him for overhaul
  23. Sweet ! At least a 3-fer Black '56 Special sedan is obvious, but 4th car to it's right is a '53, then if you look over the right rear of the '55 Chevy wagon 2nd car to the left of the '56, there appears to be maybe a '50 Special 4-door
  24. I could be wrong, but thought that Type A was the originally correct fluid for Dynaflow Any thoughts?
  25. Rube Goldberg would stand up and applaud Well done !!