Yep, I know, but I am beat, I don't work on late models, and Ron does not worry about running through NYC with fronts only and no trailer brakes on his friends trailer with wrong brake hookup! We did what Ron wanted, not what WE would do to ours. (me and Bob). Bob offered to take us to Autozone...I said Dillon the manager is my sons HS friend who actually BUILDS stuff, and he loves it when I show up, as he told my son: "I am happy to see your Dad come in as I get to figure out what he is trying to build, and I have NO books!." Ok, we were headed there, but my gut said pull in to the closer parts place where I "do" have a contact. But as we pulled in, my guy is walking across the street with parts for the Dodge dealer across the street! We go in, look at the fittings...nothing... Bob asked where are the lines, I said in the back room but we cannot enter without "my guy". Then an older-than-me guy who only delivers their parts says "I know you"....I said with a grin "from a good or bad way?". He says "you were at the Ashford show". I said "yes, but I missed the one before because I was "in Natchaug" (the mental health hospital!_ He is "good to go" at that point, laughing and willing to help, but "my guy" shows up and says "Oh, don't deal with THAT guy!" in a wiseazz voice.. Then Stacy, a young girl I never saw before gets into the whole nuthouse thing smiling...now THREE people helping!!! We end up with looking at a new Chevy Master cyl to test fit a short line, we find a short 8" line to fit, buy brakefluid. and head back. They restocked the master, we don't need it. The fittings were ALUMINUM!...cannot solder it shut like my VW fix a few days ago but I had an idea for when we got back: I make thin copper seals for damaged flare fittings on obsolete Tees and other odd fittings that cannot be bought, but have leaks. It ALWAYS works, so I made a simple flat block off washer with a single gasket punch, and I use two to make seals for leaking fittings, they end up conical which works slick.. We tried to use common sense, by blocking the REAR line on his master cyl.... yep, the one with the small reservoir...but nooooo that turned out to be the FRONT circuit? So Bob put the copper plug on the front outlet and it now worked. I roadtested it a few feet and said NG, Bob tried a test drive further/ harder and said NG, Ron tried it and said "I like it, I'll do fine" LOL Anyways we had to drag the Cord with two soft tires all brakes dragging, right front locked solid!.. I wanted it at least lined up with Bay #2 while I had help, one steering one pulling with the 8n tractor, which was Bob.. ron tried but the front locked wheel made it at the wrong angle to be lined up with the door, so Bob rehooked, dragged the rear end of the car sideways, to line it up as best as possible. Tomorrow I think Jim will show up, and I will udse the crawler to drag the whole front end sideways to line it up pefect, then loosen all brakes to shove it in with a the old 1962 Allis garden tractor snow blade with furniture movers blankets draped over the blade. That little thing gets big jobs done...for over 3 decades so far! Hey listen, if people don't care for me not staying on the 35 custom project full time? Use the back button, or contact the staff... Just kidding LOL Ok, this way early morning 6:45am , Jim sends an email link about a Buick Manifold I need, at Bobs Buick parts. I missed it as it went to the spam folder?? Good ol Yahoo email service! But I did see another he sent at 8:45 this morning in my regular email box, with an ebay link to a used one. The used one was titled "34-35-36-37-38 Buick exhaust manifold", the old junkyard crayon mark on it said 1938. I took my laptop to the shop to compare pics to my head and intake...it looked right and casting number was pretty close... so I hit it for $105 shipped. All Jim said is: "Will this fit Yours?" My reply back as a cut/paste I just did now: " will it fit? how the F do I know until it gets here.... I just bought it I think? I hit the BIN, but I normally have to go fill out the paypal window. Just did that last week on the map light...but this time I hit confirm and pay button, and it says my order was placed??? WTH? I will wait for the Ebay email confirmation. I am in the shop with the laptop right as I compared my intake and my head...it looks right, and I did talk with Roger yesterday as well as Kenny did too later in the day,...he still does not recall that manifold being brought to his building! Oh well 105$ is worth the gamble as I can blame you, then send you a bill...oh, wait, then YOU will send me a bill for not getting my head off yet. Time for my meds...or..hey, the Cord will be here at around noon! Thanks, Frank " Ok, so I go back to look for confirmation but spot the 6:45 email in spam...that link I did not open but it looked like a repro and was $400...BUT his ad said 34-36...not up to 38!. So I talked with Jim in person when he shoed up to finish taking the 34 head off. He then said that Bobs was also USED, and he saw the casting numbers matched on both ads...so I am glad I hit the BIN. Now I have enough to make a running motor to get the 35 as a drive in-drive out car, so I can get into the workbay if I want to. The 34 is next to make it drive-in condition! ^^^ Jim stuck with it and it fought back right to the very end. It would come up 1/4" easy, but kept jambing, then slam it back down with wood block, repeat, repeat. here is the old gasket: Jim found a stuck valve and said it was stuck since forever, I said no way as we had the engine running like silk at 400 RPM for up to 45 minutes...He simply did not believe me, and I kinda had to get serious! I just sent him the Photobucket link to the 22 second video to prove it was NOT skipping! but Photobucket changed their rules last week about linking vids out of sickening GREED.. They suck and they will go belly up like they deserve. You have to pay big bucks to post vids on 3rd party,,,and... They now offer AD Free for 2.49 a month and my laptop stalled for 10 to 25 minutes trying to test load the video,,,all because of countless ads.. We ain't taking it anymore asshats! shove it! Screw your site. Ok, calm the heck down Frank...overtired, need a break I will get the Cord in that bay tomorrow, then get back on topic at some point LMAO Man, I love this old Cord, but guess what Ron said? He asked me to guess how many thumbs up he got on the long ride.... I said hundreds, and when I asked Jim later, he said thousands...Ron said TWO! both were guys in pickup trucks if that means anything. Ray wants "Vanishing America" here you go Ray...Kenny insisted we get to his place in time to get to meet roger at a set time at the estate to get those motors a few days ago...well Kenny says to me "hop in, I want to show you the spare motor for the Whippet you now own". Well WTH...I know it must be in the rust pile not too far from where we were, why are we driving??? Kenny driving a 24 Dodge open flatbed truck that once was made into a firetuck by a dirt poor town from a old used truck! He got it in the early 70s....He just wanted tio ride around the field! Joe G got something in his eye I guess... They both insisted that I sit in the passenger seat but I insisted I wanted to ride on the runningboard for some reason...then I realized that was because I could take these two pics...at least "part"of Kenny" LOL. See my skinny elbow and hand in the mirror that Kenny was so proudly showing the vibration-free bracket he made for the mirror? I took pics of some of the junk but here is the last pic tonight...the Old tobacco barn...It was added onto over time back then, and it actually is like a curve a little.. 160 or 180 feet long...then part of the later steel Morton building.. Have a nice night. ...it's pretty nice out tonight here, too.