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About Avgwarhawk

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  1. New member 54 Super Convertible, Orange County, CA

    That is where I was at. The cost and actual miles the vehicle would be driven yearly just did not add up to a smart purchase. The additional $400.00 disposable went to other items that needed attention. Looking forward to seeing what you decide.
  2. Chasing a Noise

    Man she looks beautiful. Glad all worked out. Nothing like the feeling when an engine is working great after working on it with your own two hands and using your noggin to get it done. Great job!
  3. New member 54 Super Convertible, Orange County, CA

    Please do! For me, the entire package of a 50's era car truly can be diminished with a tire that just does not seem to appear correct. Now most would not notice but to lunatics like myself who worked for Goodyear, appreciate the entire rim/tire and how it functions. I never liked after market rims compared to factory rims. I know, I'm an odd ball. I once had seena 60's era Lincoln with suicide doors at a show. Although not my cup of tea the car was absolutely gorgeous to me. The reason? It had the correct bias ply tire. It just appeared correct. I considered the radial with the bias ply look. I did not go with this tire becauseI could not justify the expense for the amount of driving I do. These radials that look like bias do the trick for me. Looknice. Price turned me away. For weekend cruising(and I like countryside roads) I'm good with bias. Take a look. White in color like yours. These are radials. For me, I like the fluted look of the bias on the last picture. Hope it helps in our decision.
  4. New member 54 Super Convertible, Orange County, CA

    I prefer the look of bias ply but the radial ride is much better. I run Cokers bias on my 60 Electra. Rides nice but less forgiving on rough roads. They do track and catch the inconsistency in road surface. I also run Universal bias on my 54 Special. Rides well and smooth but again, the bias are a bit harsh on rough road and do track inconsistency in the road surface. Now, my brother owns a 60 Imperial with radials. The ride is better IMO but the look horrible. There is a a radialthat looks like a bias ply. You may consider the tire. For me, at the end of the day, I like the bias look and ride. The reason being, I fell in love with the look of the entire 50's era car package. This included the bias ply. Concerning the ride, I do not drive my Buicks every day. They are weekend cruisers of 50-100 miles. Ok sometimes I run'em 300 miles over the weekendand the ride on bias ply does nottake away from the experience. It is the experience!
  5. Voltage Regulator Issue

    Odd indeed.
  6. What the hell happened when I was gone?

    I jumped on Hagerty's site. Looked at the evaluation tool. The values between the 2 door and 4 doors are very different. I comparedmy base 1960 Electra 4 door tothe 1960 Lesabre 2 door. The 2 was valued almost twiceas much. I then evaluated my 2 door 54 48D no frillsSpecial. The value per Hagerty was higher than the 4 doors.I guess the reasoning being if a 2 door is declared totaled getting a replacement will cost more than compared to a 4 door that is declared totaled. There are other companies that insure. Grundy I see a lot.
  7. What the hell happened when I was gone?

    What insurance company are you using? I use Haggerty. I state what I thinkthe vehicle is worth. They charge accordingly. They pay the stated value if the car is a complete loss for whatever reason.
  8. Voltage Regulator Issue

    Hmmmmm...add one more gasket with the one you have.
  9. What the hell happened when I was gone?

    It is a thrill....ESPECIALLY....when Iwalk the cars in the show and see others that simply are superior to my offering. Yet go home with the win. But again, to see a 4 door get recognition is fantastic. To often the 2 door convertible/hard top/sports car/muscle cargets the nod. Let's face it....there was no less of hard effort to restore the 4 door than the others with 2 doors. These 4 doors drove America like the others. Your Maybelle is a awesome representation of the 4 door sedan of the 50's. Good luck at Hilton!
  10. What the hell happened when I was gone?

    Sheesh....sometimes I think driving school refresher course should be mandatory. Some people just get stupid when behind the wheel. Glad all are ok.
  11. What the hell happened when I was gone?

    Congratulations!!! She is a beauty. It does my heart good tosee 4 doors taking the prize! Not only yours but Elpad blue beauty as well!
  12. manual transmission torque ball

    Fantastic! Nice to know these parts are still around.
  13. 54 century 4dr sedan

  14. 54 century 4dr sedan

    I have a 3 speed manual in my 54. My 60 is a Dynaflow. I run any GM trans fluid without issue. Are sure Walmart has Dexon III? Several parts stores plus Walmart sell Dexon III.
  15. 54 century 4dr sedan

    The tap may just require some run time to work it out. Mine, even after rebuilding the top end needs some warming to quiet a tap that she has had since I purchased her.