Archive for November, 2010

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE $7200 USD

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
 

 

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE $7200 USD

 This is a very rare and unique vintage car.  The design and styling of the 1937 Cord 812 was considerable ahead of its time.  A great project to restore as it was originally built in 1937 or to customize and truly have a one of a kind custom car or hot rod.  The seller has numerous Cords of the same vintage along with an outstanding number of parts for these cars.  This is the first car in the collection up for sale, so don’t miss out on this one.  This is a chance in a lifetime to own a rare vintage car for a very reasonable price.

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE - view 1 - $7200 USD - Rare and unique vintage car.

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE - view 1 - $7200 USD - Rare and unique vintage car.

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE - view 2 -$7200 USD - one of the first front wheel drive cars made.

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE - view 2 -$7200 USD - one of the first front wheel drive cars made.

I am listing this for a friend in our Car Club, Forest City Street Rods.  If you would like to find out more about this car please use the contact button for 1929fordhotrod.com or you can call me via Skype using the “Call Me” on the right side of the main page of this site.  All messages will be referred to the owner of the car.

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE - view 3 - $7200 USD - Restore this or turn this into one interesting custom hot rod.

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE - view 3 - $7200 USD - Restore this or turn this into one interesting custom hot rod.

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE - view 4 -$7200 USD - Many design features in this car were well ahead of its time.

1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan FOR SALE - view 4 -$7200 USD - Many design features in this car were well ahead of its time.

Information on the 1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan up for sale:

125 inch wheelbase originally a front wheel drive car.

Car was originally Supercharged (S/C) and therefore has cut-out area on ‘fence’
(side grille).

All doors are functional with operational latches and door mechanisms.

Originally a front wheel drive car with a bolted on front clip to a full frame that was welded to the main body (early unit body design). Tornado or Eldorado clips can be adapted.

Front floor is rusted through with original battery tray intact.

Rear floor is reasonably solid with some rust through at right door sill.

Under rear seat area and inner fenders are good.

All fenders are intact requiring repairs.

Headlight ‘lids’ are included.

Good roof and trunk.

Hood shows dent damage.

Front straight axle is installed to move car but could be utilized for a ‘modified’ vehicle.

Complete dash is good – no instruments.

Firewall has a cut out area for a transmission for a conversion to rear wheel drive (never completed).

Car is sold as body only and as seen in the video.   

Free delivery in Canada only and within a 120 mile radius of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

Assistance can be provided to accommodate international shipping provided the buyer makes all required arrangements.

Watch the video below to see what this car is all about and learn a bit about the history of the 1937 CORD 812 S/C Beverly Sedan.

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Polishing Aluminum DIY Videos

Thursday, November 4th, 2010
 

Polishing Aluminum

 Here are a few videos I created to show how I polished the aluminum parts from the TPI intake of my 1987 Corvette convertible.  The methods used here can apply to any aluminum or metal part and not just car parts.  Remember, this is a very time consuming undertaking for optimum results.  If you wish to spend the time on a “Do It Yourself” or commonly referred to as a “DIY” project, I guarantee you will be pleased with the results.  Over the years I have polished many parts mostly by hand and even mounting a buffing wheel in the drill press. The only thing I would do different now that I finished polishing the TPI intake, value covers, and alternator bracket is to record the amount of time I spent on this project.  Once I completed the parts I wanted polished, it was time to clean the workshop.  I could not believe the black coating on everything around the two motors that I had mounted my Enkay buffing wheels on.  

1987 Corvette engine compartment before polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - Many of the parts on the engine was painted with a silver paint.  I suspect this was complete during the first engine re-build that did not go so well.

1987 Corvette engine compartment before polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - Many of the parts on the engine were painted with a silver paint. I suspect this was complete during the first engine re-build that did not go so well.

1987 Corvette engine compartment before polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - Much of the engine compartment was painted with a cheap clear coat.  That did not hold up do well and needed to be cleaned off with solvents.

1987 Corvette engine compartment before polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - Much of the engine compartment was painted with a cheap clear coat. That did not hold up do well and needed to be cleaned off with solvents.

At one point I thought that it would be nice to polish all of the aluminum suspension parts from the C4 Corvette that I am using on my 1929 Ford Roadster hot rod.  Now I am not so sure about that now that I know how much work it will be.  At most, I might polish the front upper and lower control arms but the jury is still not out on that one.  The polishing of the engine parts on my 1987 Corvette convertible was only feasible due to the engine re-build that was necessary due to a few problems with the previous engine re-build by the last owner.  Of course I just did not polish many of the aluminum engine parts, but I cleaned and painted every single part that went back on the engine.  While the engine was out of the Corvette, I also re-painted much of the engine compartment with medium gloss black paint.

1987 Corvette engine compartment after polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - This is a big improvement but was an incredible amount of work to polish the aluminum engine parts.

1987 Corvette engine compartment after polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - This is a big improvement but was an incredible amount of work to polish the aluminum engine parts.

1987 Corvette engine compartment after polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - Parts like the value covers are not manufactured to be polished.  There are many casting flaws that cannot be removed during the polishing process.

1987 Corvette engine compartment after polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - Parts like the value covers are not manufactured to be polished. There are many casting flaws that cannot be removed during the polishing process.

1987 Corvette engine compartment after polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - I cleaned and painted all of the engine parts with a high heat Dupli-Color aluminum color ceramic paint.  The paint is apparently rated for 1200 degrees F or 649 degrees C.  I will say that the paint burned off sand blasted headers in about the first 3 minutes on the initial starting and running of the freshly re-built engine.

1987 Corvette engine compartment after polishing many of the aluminum engine parts - I cleaned and painted all of the engine parts with a high heat Dupli-Color aluminum color ceramic paint. The paint is apparently rated for 1200 degrees F or 649 degrees C. I will say that the paint burned off sand blasted headers in about the first 3 minutes on the initial starting and running of the freshly re-built engine.

 

Aluminum polishing videos available on YouTube by 1929fordhotrod.com

 

Aluminum polishing equipment needed before you start – This is a short video showing the basic polishing equipment needed before you start to think about making anything shiny.  Having the right tools to do any job makes the job so much easier.  If you do not have the power sanding equipment then you can do everything by hand starting with a course grit of sandpaper and moving slowly to the finer grits of sandpaper.  I can remember polishing a set of aluminum rims totally by hand back in the 70’s.  The buffing wheels from Enkay are not too expensive and are most valuable in this exercise. 

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Polishing Aluminum 2 is the next video showing how I moved through the steps of polishing the top flat section of the upper intake plenum of the TPI injection system. 

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Polishing Aluminum 3 is the final video showing how I smoothed out the sides and more contoured areas of the upper intake plenum of the TPI injection system. 

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