NC-car-guy

1954 century sedan. GA to NC

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I know some of y'all won't like these but I needed something and didn't want to drill holes..

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Don't fret Matt, mine aren't original either.

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Your mirrors look great, how do they attach - magnets?

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nope,  you slide a little rubber insulator against the paint then the mirror clamps over the lip of the door with two little allen set screws on the inside

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The original left doesn't work all that great, and the right is useless, so you are not missing much of anything...

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Minor mods today.  Electric choke and online fuel filter. The filter never seems to get full. But she's running good 

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My '58 364 inline fuel filter never gets full either but runs just fine too.

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Tonight is Oktoberfest so we took it downtown first time in a parking deck in the car had to go almost to the complete top she's getting a little warm climbing the ramps

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9 minutes ago, Fr. Buick said:

You put her in low, right?  If no boil over, you were fine.

No. Was in drive.  Next time I'll use Low.

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Let me qualify what I'm about to say with the statement that I drive my car like a grandma.  I don't want anything to break.  I accelerate gently, haven't exceeded 65mph, etc...

This weekend I had a friend call, he'd broken down about 4 miles from my place and asked if I'd come take a look at the truck.  We determined he needed a tow (by a wrecker, not me), so I headed home.  It was a very busy street with 45mph speed limit.  After waiting for what felt like forever, I put it in low and punched the throttle.  I was very surprised when she squealed tires as I pulled away.  When we got home I apologized for the abuse, but part of me was kind of excited to know the car had the ability!

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It’s a Century nailhead, did you really expect anything less?

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5 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

I put it in low and punched the throttle.  I was very surprised when she squealed tires as I pulled away. 

Won't hurt it...

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probably 9 out of 10 of my parts cars have bent rear frame cross pieces from pulling broke down or stuck cars out of ditches. I recall pulling a couple with my Special back in the 70's.

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5 minutes ago, old-tank said:

Won't hurt it...

Thanks for the reassurance.

 

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probably 9 out of 10 of my parts cars have bent rear frame cross pieces from pulling broke down or stuck cars out of ditches. I recall pulling a couple with my Special back in the 70's.

I didn't tow him.  We let the wrecker handle that.

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41 minutes ago, wndsofchng06 said:

I didn't tow him.  We let the wrecker handle that

 

Well, you could have, albeit probably agin the law.   So you just squealed tires while pulling out into traffic? 

At one time back in the early 70's I had 3 vehicles, a 68 Volkswagen bus, a 70 Triumph GT-6 + and Breeze, the '54 Special 2 dr sedan. The VW bus, loaded down with a bunch of long haired hippies broke down about half way between Atlanta and Athens while coming home from a Led Zepplin concert at the stadium. I hitchhiked home, got in the Buick and went back to the bus with a long chain, hooked up to it and pulled it probably about 40 miles. A real seat pincher going down hills and through some of the small Georgia towns in the early morning hours with a bunch of long hairs in both vehices. Got home in time to change clothes and get to work, on time. With a dropped valve and wore out brakes,  I think that was the last trip for the bus.  

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1 minute ago, MrEarl said:

 

Well, you could have, albeit probably agin the law.   So you just squealed tires while pulling out into traffic? 

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Maybe not impressive to the more experienced guys.  But I've NEVER gunned an old car like that.  I more expected the axles to fly out the sides then to squeal tires and zoom off.   I really am a calm driver, I may speed a bit, but I'm not aggressive at all.  even my new truck with twin turbos does not get punched.  LOL

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51 minutes ago, old-tank said:

Won't hurt it...

 

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Hey, Lamar.  Tell him about your ride in my 51 (nailhead powered) truck.  Conservative driving for sure.  :D

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you mean when I thought I  cracked the back window with my head when you put it in third...

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1 hour ago, wndsofchng06 said:

Maybe not impressive to the more experienced guys.  But I've NEVER gunned an old car like that.  I more expected the axles to fly out the sides then to squeal tires and zoom off.   I really am a calm driver, I may speed a bit, but I'm not aggressive at all.  even my new truck with twin turbos does not get punched.  LOL

 

 Why have the power if it is not used? :D

 

  Ben

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but tha's not all...:D

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10 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

but tha's not all...:D

I didn't post that cause i though it got in the package by accident.   I'll get a pic late on... def cool! 

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