Marty Roth

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  1. Enjoyed meeting Bob many years back - possibly when we visited the Museum in Dayton in 1996 when the Glidden Tour leg from Asheville, NC to Dearborn, MI stopped overnight in Dayton. Bob and Betty Thurstone were with us during the visit, and driving their (former) 1930 Packard 733 convertible coupe. Bob was a wealth of knowledge, and an all around nice guy with whom to speak - especially when the conversation turned to Packard. RIP
  2. After you give up all hope of finding it, permanently and irreversably modify the the mounting, because the very next day, someone from the club who hasn't looked at ther FORUM for the past 2 weeks will find three spares for the original part - then you head back downstairs to the car, stepping on the correct original bolt and nut with your bare feet- at least that is what happens around here ! I used to place each removed nut or bolt back on the original part, and in the proper location as soon as it was removed, and again after it was cleaned, painted, or restored- but that was when I was young, abitious, and had more hair and less weight - now I'm happy if I don't lose the entire part, and with taking my 81mg aspirin every day, spend more time icing down the bruises and cleaning up blood dripping on the parts from every scrape and cut, mostly forearms, scalp and knuckles.
  3. Thanks Mike, Now you've got me thinking about MY water pump bearings, ... and the slow leak from the rear end - - - the Buick's, not mine , time to make a differential rear plate gasket, and use some good sealer, ... again on the '37 - - -
  4. I was just about to suggest this, as it would account for #1 piston to be at top dead center, but on the exhaust, rather than the compression stroke when the distributor was positioned. The same thing happened to a member of our local Corvair group - and after several days of fiddling, I reversed the wires on the "modern" Pertronix electronic unit he used to replace the old-reliable points and condenser, and then transferred all of his ignition system spark plug wires exactly 180 degrees- after that, it fired right up
  5. Interesting shot, with '57 Buick behind Caddy, next to Chevy wagon with passenger's front door open- "59 Buick on the auto-transporter coming toward camera and the Oldsmobile a the traffic light which dwarfs the import Gogomobile/Autobianchi/Vespa ahead of it.
  6. very nice '56 Century Estate with Grandma, Dad, and Daughter, thanks, Dave, for another nice pic
  7. I'll take mine with Heshey's syrup - But need the Bolt and Nut - for STARTERS. Maybe Post a pohoto of how and where the Starter Bolt and Nut attach. Take a pic with your (or a friend's) cellphone send to me if you need help posting a pic
  8. To my recollection, the grille does not look like anything would have come out of the Oshawa, Walkerville or Regina assembly plants during that era, and may not be related to the data plate you show
  9. When I misplace something it is usually somewhere close-by, but does not make sense in a traditional way. Look on the floorboard of the Hupp, on the chassis, on a spring shackle, on a spring leaf, on the car next to the Hupp, then go upstairs, have some ice cream, go back downstairs to sweep, and it may be right in front of you?😉 Good Luck
  10. Fender Skirts look good on some cars, but probably not on a 1957 Buick. The car's body and trim lines do not need enhancement. Does the Mona Lisa need Lipstick? Tramp-Stamp Tattoo? Push-Up Bra?
  11. 4 minutes ago, mike6024 said: Only your first picture is good. The others have shadow and glare on them. You might consider taking photos very early in the morning when the sun is low in the sky. And you literally have to move the car to take pictures of both sides, because if for one picture the sun is at your back, and on the vehicle, then the other side will have the shadow and your picture will be taken facing the sun. So turn it around. These are my suggestion if you want to get a set of really good pictures. The ones you have are OK, but not great. I don't like the rear picture, way too much shadow. My Additional notes of what I think could benefit your sale: Lots of good photos, exterior Interior, undercarriage, engine compartment, instruments, list of recent repairs, upgrades, honest list of any needs or flaws, positive attitude instead of complaints should make you more attractive to a potential buyer, rather than one who will expect you to be negative and difficult to deal with.
  12. There is lots of help, and helpful advice here on our FORUM. Asking for it in a reasonable manner works best, as in: "You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar"- ... and I also learned that from my Dad's sister -- and from my Mom. Worlds of experience here to assistyou in presebtation, as well as being realistic.
  13. Jerry, The way to fix it is to place your mouse-pointer on the last letter of the header to your ad, backspace to delete the jerryd29123, and replace it with "32 Plymouth manifolds" Welcome to the FORUM- there is lots of good advice available here, including how to better use the FORUM. All you need to do is ask- we all started at some point
  14. Value received - sounds fair? There are some who expect something for nothing- but the real world rarely works that way
  15. I use a serpentine belt (yes, grooves outward) on our 1915 Hudson - works great
  16. Yeah, but for the time it takes to pick up her favorite type of cheesecake (or would you prefer crawfish and shrimp?), we get to visit with some of the most decent, generous folks we've ever known- and we only came to know you through the old car hobby -- maybe 42 years ago? CANNOT PUT A PRICE ON THAT Just another example of the wonderful folks we've come to know through the hobby- Thank you, David, not just for your comment, but also for more than 43 years of sharing, advice, technical, professsional, and emotional support when needed, Ides of March parties, schmoozing with Hollywoodmovie folk, and so many good years for our brides to share in our hobby, especially including our children
  17. Our Chocolate Field stickers came today, Row CG- 32,33,34 see you there, or at the Chocolate Field AACA National Membership Tent - First thing Thursday morning, or come to CJE after Friday Judging School - FREE !!
  18. Actually: It would be a minimum of a 328 mile round trip in a pre-WWII car, taking at least all day, and maybe into the night. John is correct when he suggests that you take your father to the cars, and likely mid-late afternoon would be best as the drivers are returning from a day's activity
  19. My wife appreciates the hobby, the cars, the places we tour, that our children and grandson have grown up with hundreds of surrogate grandparents as we've toured the USA, the friends we've enjoyed over the years, those in the hobby who've consistantly supported her throught her battle with liver cancer, Most hobby participants realize that a hobby is an expense - not a profit center! If you played golf, tennis, followed NASCAR, pro Football, or were an avid skiier, You would spend far, far more regularly in travel, tickets, merchandise, admission fees, equipment, etc.- and have WHAT? to show for it? Maybe because I choose to look at this activity as a source of FAMILY ENJOYMENT, and what pleasure we as a family serve to the general public, I see it as a modest way to enjoy life, and not use wifely comments to belly-ache about life choices. How much could you get - what kind of "Rate-of-Return" on selling used golf clubs, balls, green fees, instruction, country club membership? Would you expect to profit, or even get your money back reselling your bowling ball, tennis raquet, water skiis, CB radio and antenna, golf shoes, NASCAR pennant, or admission tickets to last year's baseball game? This is a hobby - enjoy it - reality says you may spend a bit, but at least be sure your wife knows you're not spending it- on booze, or some other guy's wife.
  20. My father's sister dealt, throught her life, with severe spinal issues, but remained quite optomistic and happy. When I once complained about something certainly minor and now foorgotten, I recall only her poetic response: "As you travel throughout life, my son, Let this be your Goal: To Look Upon the Doughnut, And NOT Upon the Hole". I've tried to recall, and to use this simple poetic quote, and to look at the bright side, - appreciate what I have - not what I don't have. I may have had a more pleasant life as a result of her simple, yet important advice.
  21. Turbine Tech, hope this helps you- You can easily go back and hover over each of your 3 ad captions to add more description to each of you three ads and show that each of them are for different parts- otherwise most folks will think that it is just three ads for the same part
  22. A bit off topic, and with apologies to the seller, but I really like the Chevy Hardtop in this post- Thanks Walt. I'm pretty-much a pre-WWII guy also, but grew up in the NY/NJ area in the '50s. You may note from my signature that I appreciate everything from Brass-era through modern iron (plastic?). As a "Car-Crazy" Kid, growing up in the fabulous 1950s, we ate, breathed, slept, and dreamed cars, cars, cars. We could identify almost anything from two city-blocks away by year, make, and model - sometimes even by the sound of the exhaust or the sound of the starter. The showroom floor behind the paper-covered windows of a dealership at the time of the new-car reveal each Autumn, was Valhalla to us. Even more exciting was the General Motors Motorama, a free show at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria hote (as welll, where GM unveiled all of the new models from all of the GM lines, as well as fantastic stage shows with a Big Band, dancers and singers to rival any Broadway show - AND the opportunity to actually sit behind the wheel of every GM make and model, including many of the "Dream Cars". I sat in a Buick Dream Car which, instead if a rear-view mirror, had a TV display screen connected to a video camera which showed what was behind the car (today's Backup Camera?), but that was in the early/middle 1950s! When they premiered the fibreglass body of the to-be-released 1953 Corvette, they had a button for a trip-hammer in a showcase, displaying how many thousands of times the panel could be hit without damaging it, and I must have stood there beating the "POLO-WHITE" 'Vette fender hundreds of times, until a man asked me to move on so his kid could have his turn. Late Fall 1952, sitting at the wheel of the 1953 ElDorado convertible, I was King of the World - and Dad was using his Hand-Wound 8mm Kodak movie camera to record me in that beauty, never imagining that some day I'd own my very own 1941, 1952, 1954, and 1970 Cadillac convertibles - or that he and Mom would eventually have a gold 1972 Sedan DeVille, serve as Captain and retire from the Linden (NJ) Fire Department, and move to the Fort Lauderdale area. Thanks for you very kind comments, and best, again, to the seller and ultimate buyer of this Chevy- your car will be a great addition to somebody's weekends.
  23. It looks to have the potential to be a very decent driver. We had a 1952 Chevy convertible with Powerglide which was a sweet handling and driving time-machine The car appears to actually be a 1952 Model Year Chevrolet Bel-air. The Bel-air designation was at that time, the description of a pillarless two-door "hardtop convertible", not actually a convertible. but without a "B" pillar - so it "looked" like a convertible of the era. The style supposedly originated with the 1949/1950 Buick/Cadillac models, although some have also noted Chrysler's use of a hard top mated to a convertible during tat same era. As noted, the grille, parking/turn signal lights, front fender& door stainless trim, rear quarter stainless, as well as the trunk badging are 1952. This may be the case where it was produced in 1951 as a 1952 model-year car. Certain states back then would title cars as of the sale date, rather than the model-year. There are also cases of a left-over being titled as a couple / few years newer, having sat unsold and/or untitled-unregistered in dealer inventory for an extended period of time. Several years ago one of my late friends bought a "new" thirty-five (35) year old never titled 1965 Oldsmobile convertible. It was sold to him with the original MCO, the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin - sometimes known as MSO for M'fg's Statement of Origin. The Olds was brought to the Hershey Car Corral by an employee of the original receiving dealership in Rhode Island. Since it was at that time an untitled vehicle, the local DMV was initially unwilling to transfer and register it until it was pointed out that, despite the p[assing of years, it was essentially the same as any "Brand New Vehicle". Looks like an honest ride - Good luck to the seller, and to the eventual buyer.
  24. Advance Electrical Rebuilders in Michigan did a complete rebuild for the Starter/Generator on my 1914 Buick B-37 Jason, the owner, did a fantastic job. I highly recommend his work. Welcome To AER Advanced Electrical Rebuilders is not your typical “Auto Electric” rebuilder. We specialize in the odd, rare and unique units that most rebuilders stay away from. Our primary focus is on the antique auto market, restoring Generators, Starters, Distributors, Regulators, Solenoids and more.We have the experience, capabilities, resources and equipment to restore or repair any unit that comes through the door no matter what its age, application or condition. The goal of this website is to provide potential customers with a virtual showroom where you can see our attention to quality and detail as well as our wide range of capabilities. Hopefully we have accomplished this so you can feel comfortable with your decision to allow us to work on any unit that you may have needing service. If we have missed something or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us using the provided toll-free phone number, email or contact us form. We hope to meet or speak to you in person soon and look forward to taking care of any restoration or repair you may need. Thanks for stopping by! HOME ABOUT US ANTIQUE AUTO OTHER INDUSTRIES CONTACT US AER 16574 S. Bauer Rd Grand Ledge, MI 48837 Antique Auto Advanced Electrical Rebuilders experience and knowledge of the antique auto electric industry combined with the highest quality standards and attention to detail make AER the best choice when it comes to choosing someone to service your product. AER is always expanding our list of services offered. Our current list includes, but is not limited to the following: Starters Starter-Generator Combo Units Distributors Solenoids Mechanical Window Regulators Ignition Coils I.D. Tags Sirens Generators Coil Winding Voltage Regulators Cutout Relays Overdrive Solenoids Magnetos Horns Our restoration process is very thorough and all components are individually inspected and tested for proper performance. The completed unit is then load tested just as would be if installed on the vehicle. No unit or component will ever leave our shop if there is any question as to it’s performance. Our superior quality standards and attention to detail include restoring the units appearance back to it’s original showroom look. This can include original appearance paint, powder coating, wrinkle paint, re-plated hardware and new reproduction I.D. tag with original numbers where applicable. AER has experience with all of the following brands used in the antique auto industry: Delco * Remy * Delco-Remy * Auto-Lite * Owen-Dyneto * Bosch * Westinghouse * Simms-Huff * Connecticut Northeast Electric * Bijur * Leece-Neville * Gray & Davis * Splitdorf * Wagner * Lucas (If you click on the below links, you will see photos of Before/after work on the units - Marty) 1922 Earl Generator 1922 Earl Generator 1932 Oldsmobile Generator 1932 Oldsmobile Generator 1937 Plymouth Starter 1937 Plymouth Starter 1937 Lincoln Water Pump 1937 Lincoln Water Pump