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Re: 1950's Wilshire Blvd.
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Born in 1952 and had relatives that lived in the area, many meals as a young boy at VandeKamps, and Ontra Cafeteria. Always at May Co. especially around the holidays.

Posted on: 10/6 19:38
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1950's Wilshire Blvd.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fL8n_aAisQ


New video just now on youtube. Only a few Packards, but great viewing from a time when many of us were growing up. Grab a shot of Old Charter and have a watch.

Posted on: 10/6 18:37
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1940 1808 Super
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Just got around to changing the points on my 1940, with Auto Lite. Book calls for .015 point clearance, which when I do gives me a dwell of 26 degrees. Car is hard starting and idles lousy. When I use .013 clearance and a dwell of 28 degrees runs much better. Is this about where the dwell should be? Higher, lower?
Thanks

Posted on: 9/25 10:34
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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I believe the 40 had round bakelite escucions going around the chrome part you see. The 39's did not. I have a 40 super and a 39 12. But will check tomorrow just in case my getting too old mind is not working as it should, used to.
Thanks
The round escucions I made myself and think I still have the tooling. Did not like the plain tan stuff that was available at the time, plus from what I saw was a poor fit. I think I used delrin of a light color, turned the outside and inside, milled the half round hole, for the screw, then it becomes hazy, but got some brown clothing dye, and may have modified the color a bit to match the marbled steering wheel and dash. Got the dye boiling and stuck in the escutcheons and let the absorb some of the dye. Let it cool down a bit, then, I think, I used black laqueur or black ink, and a bit of a red to blotch the escutcheon. Let dry then a few coats of clear lacquer. Did this around twenty years ago so may have missed something, but you get the general idea. I still may have some of the original dyes if so will send along a picture of the brand.

Posted on: 8/26 0:42
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Re: 1941 Super-8 Door panels and arm rests
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Looks like you are in Austin, Texas should be many old school upholsters find a couple and along with a bid get references from previous automotive customers. Some of the stitching, if I remember correctly, may require what, I think, is blind stitching which requires a special machine if I remember correctly?

Posted on: 8/12 9:07
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Re: Wiring schematic for 1941 Super-8
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If you purchase a harness from one of the long time reputable sellers you should get a diagram and all of the wire ends labeled.

Posted on: 8/12 9:04
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Re: Brake pulling issue
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Find a brake shop that does truck brakes, they will know what to do.

Posted on: 7/8 21:45
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Re: 1940 Super Eight
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The spring clip just seems to be holding a metal button on top at the end of the shifter column. Thanks

Posted on: 7/5 18:21
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1940 Super Eight
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Just noticed this morning that the steering shaft/wheel collar is rotating back and forth, clockwise and counter clockwise a bit. Pulled the steering wheel off and did not see any kind of way of retaining. Is the only thing stopping the collar from rotating the spring behind the steering wheel?

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Posted on: 7/4 19:54
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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No cross piece for the right and left splash pans. Thinking of my 1939? Yes let me know if work anything out for the driver side splash pan for easier removal.

Posted on: 6/30 10:59
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