I have been feeling better so I headed over to Orme Brothers to pick up some rear brake lines for the roadster. I have had these on the to do list for about 6 months and finally decided to help out the economy for Obama. All went well until I tried to install the wheel cylinder fittings. It seems like the replacement wheel cylinders for the Buick rear brakes are 7/16 x 20 versus the 3/8 x 24 on the original wheel cylinders. This is what makes mixing and matching parts so much fun. I placed a call to Orme and yes, they have them but I will need to return the old ones. I told them I will keep them and purchase another set to make sure I have both in my repair kits. The fronts are Wilson Welding Buick’s which have 3/8 x 24 threads. Isn’t this fun.
Now, if I can have Donnie help me with the brakes I should be able to have a good pedal this week. I hate to move the car on a trailer without good brakes. Manny one time drove my car off the trailer and on to his rack without any brakes. I didn’t watch.
I feel like I need to work on the roadster or sell it as it has been sitting for over a year without much progress. Joe’s passing provided me with some inspiration as he always told me to get going and get it done. O.K., one more attempt.
I have some photos today of various coupes that I like. I received several comments about fenderless 5 windows. Maybe they do look good with fenders, but I have had those and they are not hot rods. Resto rods were a thing of the 70’s. Hot Rods are what is happening in the current world. I think that is my age. I grew up with Hot Rods and went through the cowl lights, Sparton Horns, Kelsey wheels and woodgrained moldings in the 70’s.
SO-CAL started the Retro look and has always been a leader in the Hot Rod movement. I think if Pete decided to promote garage doors with the SO-CAL logo they would become very popular. He always has had a vision for developing a nitch market. Remember Fat Fendered cars in the eighties? Yes, Pete started that movement. My marketing teacher in graduate school told me you could not create a market. I knew he was wrong.
Now he has everyone wanting a Deuce roadster and a SO-CAL T-shirt. I know I do. I purchased the T-shirt.
Enough BS, here are some more photos.
This is how you keep the younger generation interested in old Fords. Larry built a winner and now living in NorCal.[singlepic=2722]
You need to keep the men interested also. Jan’s nice coupe with a youngster in the rumble seat. My kids loved it back there.[singlepic=2717]
They don’t have to be fancy. Take the fenders off and drive it.[singlepic=2718]
Michigan is beautiful and so is the car. This must be on a rare sunny, summer day. The guy wanted $85K as I recall.[singlepic=2719]
Rusty ones are O.K. also. This beauty would be right at home today. On the street waiting for Frank to purchase and paint.[singlepic=2720]
Stock height and looking good. Sometimes you need to leave them alone and just drive em.[singlepic=2721]
Yes, SO-CAL can build you a five window like this. They make nice FG ones today. Don’t tell anyone and they won’t know.
OLD…Jim has set the bar for 5 windows. Cadillac motor and heavy chop. Who owns this now?[singlepic=2724]
New…Dave set the standard for the recent builds when he built this one for Poteet. George likes his 5 windows. He has them all.