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  1. Bill a couple shots of inspiration ....
  2. All I have left from my dad's 60 LeSabre is the dash clock that I quickly grabbed off the dash before he parted ways with it to the junker in 1971 or so. Thinking of wiring it up to be a desk clock since it looks like a real jewel anyways or mount it next to my old 62 Healy 3000 chrome winged MK II front bonnet emblem ... All I have left of that car too 😪
  3. That's great 6T and keep em coming ... always enjoy your car finds !
  4. Clean, clean and clean, mean no bad here but really ... who cares if the bottom side looks as good as the top side and in my opinion it should 😜 ... but come on ya just gotta love the bottom end here ... yes only body oxide red primer stock ( baked on not just sprayed on ) from the factory and too gotta post a few picks and only asking $ 56k and change to boot, errr but come-on fella assembly line markings should be on the torque tube but on the coil springs too .... I think not or perhaps another Corvette Club member restored this Buick :
  5. Either too short incorrect length on oil dip stick and/or failing head gasket accounting for the smoke cloud while oil is sucked up during intake stroke and then burned ... 😘
  6. I believe both the 57 and the 58 had the same frame except the only component differences underside would be the front control arms for the different upper and lower ball joints used in 1958 from that of the first off 1957 model year for ball joints. The 58 was somewhat heavier than the 57 models but shared the same power train i.e. 364 engine. So I believe it would be a simple switch like to like.
  7. Gary : Starting from the windshield and proceeding towards the rear glass, you should have 3 rod pickup points to hold the headliner up and in place not placed between the windshield and rear glass. The original headliner was joined in sections at each of these points making up 4 sections just after the windshield and just before the windshield. At each seam a cardboard shim is sewn into the seam and this is what the metal bows slide into via their back side. You instal/slidel them from port to starboard and remove them the same way. Then install the metal crown over the side windows and
  8. Gary: Here is what I know .... My 57 RM coupe has 3 of them and they are chromed and not polished stainless. My 57 model 75 4 door has 3 as well and they too are chrome plated tin as I removed them along with their corresponding rods to replace the headliner. Perhaps the Century has anodized but my Caballero Century were highly polished aluminum. In comparison the 57 Cadillacs were polished aluminum. Edit: Oh and I have found that attempting to find these are next to impossible for whatever reason. I some 10 casual years of looking for some I have never found them on eBay, tr
  9. Dan O ... black is not just another black there are differences. IF you want exactness and are science minded because after all paint is chemistry, one has to look not at the name a particular color is given but rather at the actual mix ratio formula itself and discern the Toners/Tints used in combination to achieve the overall desired perceived finished saturation ( Color ). Changing the percentages or even adding or eliminating a particular toner/tint can change everything subtle or acutely. For example Dupont's formulation of single stage urethane for the OEM color code "Chrysler Bla
  10. oops ... your right Stuart my bad ... should not attempt reading and responding after midnight
  11. A bump .... Might I suggest making a complete list of the parts you have and condition they are in and post that to this listing ... Make a list of what work needs to be done in detail ... Also set and post an asking price for the project with all parts included and if desired post an asking price for just the rolling chassis as shown and then separately price the parts if so desired. This approach I believe would greatly enhance the overall sale effort and results. GLWTS !
  12. Funny no photos of the top up, nor under car frame area/suspension areas and overall interior photos. A drive video would be a big bonus for this kinda bucks being asked .... Kinda looks like a Craigslist listing.
  13. Can you post the listing or a link from craigslist ?
  14. Just my opinion and like noted above ... Use a proper method approach and patience. To prevent damage to moving components simply pour directly into the valve chambers accessed via the removed intake manifold some Marvel Mystery Oil and a little diluted phosphoric acid. Many a stuck engine short of a failed head gasket is due to the fact the 45 degree angle of the valve face and seat is an ideal location for atmospheric oxidation and setting the valve face to it's seat. This occurs more often then the occurrence of a ring set into the cylinder bore due to atmospheric surface ox
  15. Very nice car indeed is an understatement .... and ohh that yellow that just is just cheerful and lite ...and with an alternator already installed too. The first year of the Nailhead. This is the perfect car that anyone can take their time on and replace just simply what is needed like the headliner, upholstery and weather stripping on just a few Saturdays of dedication since all needed parts and materials are very accessible and easy to source. We assume by the surrounding vegetation in the photos you are either in Florida or perhaps California. How can anyone possibly go wrong at this
  16. Here are shots of my 57 Coupe from archived photos of the E Brake Mechanism consisting of spring, clamps, cables, cable stay, rubber rebound etc .... Hope this helps and is not too much - too late :
  17. Really a nice find for a local. All this car really needs IF the engine is not frozen is a love affair with a new lacquer paint course, rubber seals and carpet. Speaking of lacquer paint, I love lacquer paint. Apply it in your driveway, garage, recreation room, etc or where ever. Use a Compliant needle and cap gun not a HVLP setup so it atomizes properly. Just a simple surface clean prep session and tape off of body panels and bright work; lightly scuff the old system up to 220, clean, tack then apply 2 coats of catalyzed epoxy primer over original properly prepped original and sound surf
  18. If anyone is listening and your OEM system is still tight and working but not all that cold because it never was .... A simple and ergonomic simple solution to consider is installing in series another second condenser and larger receiver/dryer pot if you have a thermal expansion valve. The condenser is easily accessible in front as is the dryer but unfortunately the evaporator is not so work with what's in front of you. That way you can keep your rebuilt stock seeds n stems compressor with so-so 134A modern coolant and at the same time increase the condensing rate since the condenser works t
  19. Well how about David Edwards current inventory ... how does that unit look and is it fully vulcanized ... ?
  20. It would be informative if we could see a fresh OEM Steele re-vulcanized unit compared side by side with the one offered on eBay and one of Edward's, set up in a group photo and a comparison review on each. If someone has recently received a Steele job they could submit a few photos and a summation review. Also, If someone has the one offered on eBay that is a repro or one from one of the usual suppliers perhaps they could include a few photos and a review as well. Same goes for the one offered by the NJ group. Just a few thoughts ....
  21. I would have to check but I believe the one I received from David as a spare around 2011 was not vulcanized or had a separate cup ... but has been years since I checked it out. Either way, if yours is Sir Lance, perhaps applying some red rubber grease on the rubber lip upon installation would be a good idea .. and if you buy the one you listed above on line come back and let us know what you think of it quality wise. - Cheers
  22. Not to bad anyone, but I have never honestly had a smooth straight experience with canvas or upholstery folks. Be it my boat or cars over the years. I mean there is just gonna be " something " that creeps up somewhere in the project and I do not mean unknowns creeping up. But it is on their side .... either things or materials get lost or the project time table to completion goes from a linear concept to something logarithmic and exponential to a shift in costs due to this or that, non returned calls to the point or you have to shadow them and camp out front of the shop to get their attenti
  23. This fan clutch looks like a solid one. Is not a clutched assembly superior in over cooling functions ?
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