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Re: Engine rebuild, help!
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MJG
I have not had to do this myself.. throwing that caveat out there. If it were me, I'd probably throw my dial gauge indicator on it and look for runout. Thinking perhaps plastigauge may help indicate where you have a problem too.

Mike

Posted on: 12/5 21:05
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
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1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: 1941 LeBaron Sports Brougham
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I always liked this model. Curious too if there is any connection to the Hayes bodied Chrysler products designed by Dean Clark.

Posted on: 2022/11/10 20:25
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
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1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Parts sources for 1948 Super 8 Victoria
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Rs812 wrote:
I have a bow that is out. i can trace a pattern for you. It should be easy to make if u laminate strips.


That would be fantastic! Exactly what I planned on doing. I will shoot you a PM.

Thanks!

Mike

Posted on: 2022/10/19 19:22
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
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1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Parts sources for 1948 Super 8 Victoria
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Hi Dell,

Don't want to hijack this thread, but if you might be offloading something I could use....
I'm looking for the following for my Custom Eight Victoria:
Stainless trim between windshield and vent window (holds weatherstrip to vent window). Both sides.
Passenger side stainless interior trim rear quarter window.
I believe both of the above are the same Super vs Custom.
Also, my rear top bow was replaced with one from a later car. I know the original was wood. If I can get a pattern, I may remake.
My backseat lower cushion was lost at some point.. I have a sedan cushion to cut down/modify but if I could get one..
Thanks,
Mike

Posted on: 2022/10/18 19:59
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: 1948 Super 8 Victoria Convertible Tonneau Wind Deflector
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Like you, I never found this in the accessories section of the official parts listing. If you look in the accessories section of Neal's book, there is a factory picture of one with a PA# (I'd tell you the page but not in front of me at the moment). I do remember the factory photo showing the glass flat and ending at about the top of the side posts. I have only seen one in person and it too was flat across the top, apparently some were higher and curved at the posts.

Cool piece, it's on my "nice to have" list. Only thing keeping me from actively seeking one out is the method for entering the rear of the car. Is it easily moveable or pretty fixed? i.e. need to crawl under it to enter?

Mike

Posted on: 2022/10/3 14:22
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: OCR
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I have had some experience in this area with my work. My company leverages a few different commercial products for invoice processing: Datacap and Abbyy. Both are fairly robust but still have limitations such as 400 dpi resolution (doesn't seem to be the problem here) and correct orientation of the scan. Both still require a lot of manual interpretation.

My team conducts major capital and construction fraud/overbilling investigations. We leverage Adobe's PDF converter for our work, we find it to be quite good. We will convert prime contractor and sub-contractor third-party support invoicing to word documents and excel files to conduct our work. We do not care about the images or company logos.. it's all about the "Benjamins" that could make your files smaller, i.e. just convert to word files - all text. It still has limitations and requires a LOT of manipulation with unstructured data. The file above if converted to excel would be a hot mess and need a LOT of manipulation to clean it up. Often I will tell my auditors - only spend the time if the "juice is worth the squeeze."

Mike

Posted on: 2022/8/24 19:54
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Another one bites the dust
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That '37 Limo takes the cake. I pity the person that thought that was a good idea. I get a kick out of the doors not opening. I wonder why? Maybe because you cut the top off.. surprised they don't fly open, but guessing they are wedged shut from flex. Someone needs to enter that in the Concours d'Lemons.

I personally do not like restomods however, at some point manufacturers will build cars I don't care to own. I'm probably getting close to buying the last new car I will ever buy. After that these will start to look like viable options vs an EV. Tesla or '34 restomod? I know which I'd prefer. A well built restomod truck is looking like a nice daily driver.

Also, I hate seeing a great original modified, but it makes the remaining ones more valuable and with diminishing interest in pre-war.. probably more supply than demand in original cars.

Posted on: 2022/8/8 21:52
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Will The Holly Sniper Fuel Injection Fit?
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MJG
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JWL wrote:
You think this is an interesting discussion, just wait until someone posts here about doing an electric conversion. Can't wait.


Apologies in advance to anyone who thinks this is a good idea. To me, this is the automotive equivalent to drinking an O'Doul's.

Posted on: 2022/7/30 20:05
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Advice from those in the know on 1949 Super 8 Coupe
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Hi Max,

Your description of tree branches could very well be what I'm seeing there. If you aren't going to look in person, might want to request another photo for peace of mind though.

I don't think you can modify that wheel with chrome pieces. I once had one of the base model wheels and noted the brown wheel had that potion of chrome actually cast in rubber where the ivory wheel had a section cast to accept the chrome piece with two pins. I'm not saying it's impossible, but think you'd be better of just replacing with the right wheel if it bothers you.

I do think that is a Packard air cleaner though I'm not 100% on application between models. I think the long one was an accessory??

What I did to confirm my car/motor: Confirmed the patent plate was original and close to the Brigg's number (identical for mine). Made sure the motor number was somewhat in-line with the delivery date. Looked at the head casting date (it was cast three weeks prior to delivery). Finally, looked the motor over very close for evidence of wrenching/removal. In my case I had near 100% confidence it was original and untouched. To my knowledge there is no way to directly confirm a motor number was installed in said car. Ohers on here know a lot more than me though..

Good luck with the purchase!

Mike

Posted on: 2022/7/1 15:13
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Advice from those in the know on 1949 Super 8 Coupe
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Just looked at the pictures a bit better. Am I the only one seeing massive cracking in the top of the driver's side fender (Look at the engine bay photo)? Unless that's an optical illusion of some sort looks like some massive Bondo cracking to me. If so I'd go to town on this car with a magnet and be testing paint thickness. Looks like someone undercoated the hood too.

Mike

Posted on: 2022/7/1 9:07
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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