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Hello everyone--I just purchased a very rough 51' Henry J with the intention of building a restomod (hope that's the right term). I'll probably have nothing but questions in the beginning, but hope to be offering opinions and/or advice after I get my feet wet in this journey.  For now I am looking for advice and opinions on new replacement body panels and window glass offered on ebay. I can live with having to modify some sheetmetal items as long as it wouldn't be easier and cheaper to make them myself. The window glass on ebay seems too good to be true (all glass except rear window) and I would not even attempt to modify it if it doesn't work right out of the box. Any and all opinions welcome and appreciated--Thanks in advance
Darrin Forum / Re: #51 IS MOVING ALONG
« Last post by darrin502 on April 17, 2014, 10:59:17 PM »
Well it is mid April and I am still not finished😣
I have done most of the small things but I am still waiting on the machine shop to finish the motor. Should be next week. Getting close to the convention. I will make it may not be totally done but it will drive.
Cars For Sale & Wanted / For Sale - 1954 Kaiser 2 Door Early Special
« Last post by joefrazer on April 17, 2014, 06:51:02 PM »
A local fellow is selling a 54 Kaiser Early Special 2 door. It's a West Virginia car so it's not rusty, though it does need some body work. Rockers are thin with the right side being the worst and the front floors are scaly but not rotted thru. The interior needs help. It's a single tone green car and is equipped with a hydramatic transmission. Seller says it was yard driven just a few years ago. I looked the car over and it is worth the sellers asking price of $1000. No title and the VIN tag's been swapped with a WV state assigned VIN. That's why I didn't purchase...Ohio's over zealous laws make it almost impossible to title. My loss can be your gain if you're in a state that doesn't require a title for something this old.

Contact Jerry a 216.536.285o

The car is located in Sullivan, Ohio, about a half hour southeast of Akron, just off I-71.
Cars For Sale & Wanted / Re: Nice looking tudor on ebay
« Last post by joefrazer on April 17, 2014, 06:34:24 PM »
This car is literally 15 minutes from my house. In fact, I was in Wickliffe just last week. That begs the question...why did I not know about this one?

Guess I better take a closer look at it...!
Cars For Sale & Wanted / Nice looking tudor on ebay
« Last post by Fid on April 17, 2014, 05:28:43 PM »
This no-reserve auction might end up being a good deal for someone

Not a "Kaiser Darrin" or a "coupe" but it looks like a good deal regardless.
Henry J & Allstate Forum / 1953 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe at upcoming Estate Sale
« Last post by colmike1 on April 17, 2014, 03:54:03 PM »
Available for silent bid at our Estate Sale, April 24-26, 2014 at 1331 Valleyview Dr., East Peoria, IL, is a 1953 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe. This car has been off the road for about 17 years, but was running when parked. The battery is shot, but with a 6 volt booster, the starter growls, but does not engage. The exterior is a decent older restoration. The interior is original, showing wear on the drivers seat. A great candidate for restoration or make a fun little driver. For more details, visit our website:
Parts For Sale & Wanted / Re: 4 K hub caps
« Last post by our53henryj on April 17, 2014, 02:26:55 PM »
If someone local wanted to pick up the items I would donate them, however I am not going to cover shipping them, as it is expensive to ship out of Canada. I do not see any other K/F members in the Ottawa area, Henry.
Parts For Sale & Wanted / Re: 4 K hub caps
« Last post by 84RabbitGTI on April 17, 2014, 01:29:06 PM »
At the National and at our regional events we have a silent auction to raise money for the club.  Small, inexpensive, unwanted, used parts, and even the best ones are welcome as items to help out the club!  One man's (or woman's) trash is another's treasure, as they say.  I for one would rather see and feel the parts I want to buy before I buy them to ensure they are the correct ones.  Many people are probably the same in that mail order is not the way they want to buy their parts.  Anyway, I've donated a few to the club that I didn't need or that were better in someone else's hands, such as a non-working radio.
Henry J & Allstate Forum / Re: 8 volt batteries
« Last post by ReggieFoote on April 17, 2014, 12:40:24 PM »
As FID mentioned above, as I'm a Newbie, I was wondering why my 1951 Henry J wasn't "turning over" fast enough. I was paid a visit by 3 members of the K-F Club and one of the first things that was noticed, the previous owner had installed 12 volt cables to the battery. A friend made up larger diameter "aircraft grade" cables....Now the starter spins like crazy. Also, the positive ground cable was "grounded" to the generator bracket. It was rerouted to the block.

So, as I'm finding out, sometime, the simplest fixes correct the problems. Why replace the battery, starter or other parts, when all it could be were the cables.

Henry J & Allstate Forum / Re: 8 volt batteries
« Last post by MilesP on April 17, 2014, 09:39:22 AM »
I have 8 volt batteries in both of my Kaisers and am pleased with the robust starting. I did have a reducing resister installed to limit voltage to my radio to 6 volts. I don't drive normally at night so brighter bulbs not as problem . I didn't want to change to 12 volts so going 8 seemed the best answer to get my cars going in cold weather
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