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General Discussions / Re: Longevity
« Last post by Eldorado Mike on April 17, 2018, 12:40:16 PM »
We're all pretty good with our tool boxes.........If the combustion engine is banned we'll figure a way to put in some kind of electric powered / flux capacitor engine in ours car and continue on down the road.

The wind tunnel designed cars on the road today can't hold a candle to our cars.

Hi Lou,
I think that was Palm Beach not Springs. I wonder who restored Stallupi's (sp) cars ?
General Discussions / Re: Longevity
« Last post by FINCADI on April 17, 2018, 10:40:08 AM »
Must be a collector car guy thing as I have thought the same thing about hoarding parts for future use. That is probably optimistic as I too envision the day coming when we will no longer be allowed to drive them. That will be a very, very sad day.
General Discussions / Re: Longevity
« Last post by russ austin on April 17, 2018, 07:07:16 AM »
Hoarding gas for the future sounds crazy, but if the Left has their way, we will not be driving gas powered cars in the future.
General Discussions / Re: Longevity
« Last post by Eldorado Mike on April 16, 2018, 04:53:29 PM »
Good topic Carl......One of my Cadillacs is a 1929 Roadster.....the car is pushing 90 !

So even at 90, you still can find somebody to replace parts or rebuild what you have.........It take a little longer to find the right guy but they are and probably will be out there.

I say keep the car complete and in good working order and then cross that bridge when it comes............fingers crossed I'll be driving this car when she turns 120 yrs old!

But, needless to say she'll be around long after I'm gone.

General Discussions / Re: Longevity
« Last post by Clewisiii on April 16, 2018, 11:40:58 AM »
Just trying to start a conversation
General Discussions / Re: Longevity
« Last post by Cattle Axe on April 16, 2018, 11:20:28 AM »
get it running first. Then start hoarding parts.
General Discussions / Longevity
« Last post by Clewisiii on April 16, 2018, 10:56:38 AM »
So I am young enough that it is likely I will still be around when my car hits 100 years old. I might not own it then but I might.
Now an internal combustion engine or one that is not self driving may be illegal at that time.
But letís say it is not and I can still be driven around in this car.

What regular maintenance parts should I buy and hold onto for the next 45 years.
What might not be available. I assume some of these parts shops now will not be around then

Engine Gaskets
Carb rebuild kit
Trans rebuild kit

I assume most rubber components would not last that long even in original packaging

What are your thoughts.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Removing trim
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on April 15, 2018, 11:07:31 AM »
Hello Bob,
                When I polished the stainless on my 55 I used a pedestal grinder. First thing and Iím sure you are aware of this a good pair of work gloves. The other suggestion is put old blankets or moving pad on the floor beneath the polishing wheel. I found out the hard way when a piece got loose out of my hands and hit the floor then shot across the garage floor.:o Also when you polish donít get to close to the edge toward the shaft of the grinder I had one slip and hit the spinning shaft and caused damage to the piece which I had to have professionally repaired. :P Have fun.


Bob Kielar
$140K . Sold prices are shown in each picture.
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