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Check Your Steering                                                                                                                                                       Some Collectors Build Homes
Problems Immediately                                                                                                                                                      To Protect Pampered Cars
     Q: I have an '84 Olds Firenza that                    was rebuilt and something was done                                                                                                                                        by playboy Porfirio Rubirosa; a 930               Industries, has "a little museum I'm
                                                                                                                                                                          By MARY DANIELS                                            Turbo Porsche 1977; a 1965 Ferrari                building for myself where he stores
I purchased about a year ago. The                          wrong. Even I use new ones when-                                                                               Chicago Tribune
problem is in the power steering. In                       ever possible or rebuild them my-                                                                                                                                         275 GTB; a 1970 Ferrari Daytona; a                his collection of Gullwing Mercedes,
the cold of winter, steering to the left                   self. You can generally tell right off                                                               CHICAGO - Is your garage a                                           1939 Jaguar SS100 Roadster; a 1970                rare Citroens and sports cars that
is very difficult until the car warms                      if something is wrong and that is the                                                            place where you trip over the lawn                                       DiTomaso Mangusta; a 1964 XKE                     date to the '50s.
up a bit. Steering to the right seems                      best time to seek replacement or re-                   of attention by 150,000 miles. With mower and ffcll headfirst into the                                             Jaguar coupe original.                                About 22 square feet, it has a for-
normal almost immediately. In the                          pair.                                                  that kind of mileage yourringscan- garbage can when you go in search                                                   "This is my trial-preparation                 mal English look and includes a 28-
course of the day when the car sets                            Q: I have a 1980 Ford F-100 pick-                  not be operating all that efficiently. of a ladder?                                                                room, my think room," he said.                    foot-long custom-built showcase for
for a while, it does get difficult                         up that I bought four years ago.                       The compression rings, which work             Is your car actually parked in the                                   "I've got this stereo, a refrigerator             his models that duplicate the cars he
again, but not like the overnight sit                      When I first had it, I was puzzled                     the hardest, are allowing the blow- driveway most of the time because                                              for my beer, . . . I can just sit here            collects.
Ttie previous owner had a mishap                           that sometimes the radio, heater,                      by that is appearing in your air your garage is stuffed?                                                           and scheme. . . . This was the                        "For every car I own I have a
with the right front of the car hitting                    turn signals, etc. would work and                      cleaner container. An independent             You might be typical, but you're                                     dream, to do something like this."                complete literature collection on it,
a curb, damaging the tire and wheel                        sometimes not. It took sometime for                    garage would be the best place to definitely not trendy.                                                               Nevoral has collected cars since              as well as model cars from the era,"
Could the power steering fail, caus-                       me to discover that when I turned                      have the work done. Just be sure              Growing numbers of car collec-                                       he was a struggling law student. He               Gordon said.
ing an accident? This may help you                         the ignition switch to start the motor                 they are well qualified in this area. tors are building what are tanta-                                            has always been a compulsive car
to analyze the problem. Sure hope                          it would not always come back to the                   Have them grind the valves while mount to luxury homes for pam-                                                    buyer, even when relatively                           "I want this to be like a living
you can help. - S. Nasello, Alexan-                        original position. The control stayed                  they are in there. And as a little ex- pered cars.                                                                 cashless.                                          room," he said of the space, which
dria, La.                                                  down. Since then I have not had the                    tra advice, have new rod and main             The luxury garage may replace                                            For example, one day in 1979 he                he designed with Sandra Marsh of
   - A: It most certainly is a danger-                     trouble. I suppose there is a small                    bearings installed. You can keep the luxury bath as the upscale room                                               went out to buy his wife a much-                   Marshall Field's. That homey look
ous situation and you should have                          spring inside that is designed to re-                  that Bonny running a while longer of the '90s. "It seems to be very                                                needed new washer and drier. In-                   starts with Oriental rugs that are not
the problem dealt with at once. No                         turn the switch back to the proper                     with proper care.                         fashionable as11the hobby of car col-                                    stead he came home with a 1977 Por-                the least bit hurt by a little oil.
doubt some damage occurred to the                          place. I saw your recent reply to the                                                            lecting grows, said Dennis Sobie-                                        sche 930.
steering during the mishap, and                            person with a 1985 Dodge Aries that                         Q: I have a 1988 Buick Regal with ski, regional director of the Classic                                           The numbers grew. "I had cars                      "I try to keep them in the type of
could cause a much more serious ac-                        had problems with accessories that                     six cylinders. Whenever the car Car Club of America. "There's a                                                     stacked all over the place. ... You              condition that they don't leak, but I
cident if not corrected soon. The en-                      did not always come on and thought                     stands undriven for a number of number of big (privately held) col-                                                can't have any fun with them that                 decided I'm just going to let them
tire steering assembly should be                           I should share this with you. - A.                     days, the entire electrical system lections throughout the United                                                   way."                                            leak if they do. I like the way they
completely disassembled by a quali-                        Hansen, Cherokee Ridge, Ark.                           seems to shut down. That is, I have a States. If you start digging, it is phe-                                          So in 1986, when he acquired a               look on an Oriental rug." Besides, he
fied technician. All damaged parts                                                                                dead battery! This happened within nomenal what is out there."                                                      ranch home in the western suburbs,               added, they're machine-made rugs.
and any worn parts should be re-                                Q: My 1984 Buick Century with a                    the first year of the car's life when it     In some cases the cars "live" in                                      the first thing he built was his car                  "I have friends who, when you go
 placed. With this, your little Olds                        4.3 V-6 and 76,000 miles is smoking                    was not cranked for 10 days. The more style than the owners. They                                                  room addition. He is just getting                to see their cars, you have to take off
should be safe and good as new.                             heavily. At start up, idle or stop-and-                second time, about one year later, are no longer called garages but                                                around to renovating the rest of the             tarps and throw things out of the
      Q: I have a 1978 Oldsmobile Cut-                      go traffic, it appears quite regularly                 when I was away for about a week. "car parlors," "private car show-                                                house.                                           way. I like to show them as if they're
lass with a 260 V-8 engine with a to-                       and then clears up after 15-20 sec-                    Each time I have had to have the rooms,"                  "pavilions"         or                                       Nevoral said he was inspired by a            artwork, and that's why I have this.
 tal mileage of 125,000 miles. It is in                     onds. I am losing a quart of oil every                 battery jumped. On the second occa- "minimuseums."                                                                 Chicago Tribune story on Ben Rose's              To me this is not an investment, it's
 reasonably good shape me-                                  1,500 miles. It still runs good and                     sion, my battery was nearly new.            There are enough luxury garage                                        award-winning car pavilion built                  an art collection."
 cfoanically My only trouble, I think,                      gets 20 miles per gallon. Is this seri-                 Other than the batteries, there has owners that vintage car clubs regu-                                           over a ravine in suburban Highland
 is with the carburetor. Up to about                        ous? - S. MacKinnon, Thousand                           been no work done on the electrical larly organize garage tours. Visitors                                         Park to store his collection of early                 His art collection includes a
 9$,000 miles I kept the car well-tuned                     Oaks, Calif.                                            system or ignition. Several garages can "ooh" and "ahh" at car rooms                                              Bugattis, MGs and Cisitalias. "I told             300SL Mercedes and a 1957 300SL
 and checked regularly by my me-                                                                                    have checked the car and found just like they tiptoe through elite                                                my wife, Barb, I'm going to do                    Roadster. The jewel of his collection
 chanic until he retired. At the time, I                        A: There could be a number of                       nothing that could possibly cause the house tours.                                                                something like that."                             is a DS 21 Citroen convertible, a for-
 averaged about 16 mpg city and 20                           things causing your smoking prob-                      battery drain. A test was even con-          Read on and raise your con-                                              "The shape is an oblong, a T-                 mer French Embassy car, only 2,400
 00 the highway. I took the car to an-                       lem. It could be worn valve guides,                    ducted to see if something was sciousness about how primitively                                                   bone on the house. Part of the T' is              of which were made from 1956 to
 other place to be tuned. It did not                         valve seals, or a cracked or broken                    draining the battery when the igni- you are housing your car.                                                     a regular garage. If I wouldn't have              1978.
 rin right, so I returned and was told                       ring. Have a shop do a compression                     tion was off. Nothing was found. To          "Nobody (else) comes in here,"                                       been a lawyer, I would have been a                     His passion goes back to high
 it was necessary to replace the car-                        check for a bad ring and do a vacu-                    say the least, I am in a quandary! Bernie Nevoral said of his spectac-                                            builder."                                          school days. "I had seven cars when
 buretor. That was the beginning of                          um check on the system to locate                       Any suggestions? - G. Robbie, ular 2,200-square-foot Southwestern-                                                    Contractor Phil Dvorak of Glen                 I was in high school, total value
 the trouble! Now it is very hard to                         any bad valves.                                        Jacksonville, Fla.                       style car room.                                                          Ellyn collaborated with him on                     $1,000," he said. "I grew up in Win-
 start in the mornings, gas mileage                                                                                                                              The Chicago personal injury law-                                     building the car room, and interior                netka, so I had to keep them on my
  has dropped to 8-10 mpg overall. At                                                                                  A: A battery will go dead after a yer was sitting in the center of a pat-                                      designer Paul Granata, who is doing                street. I had to keep moving them
  tiroes during the summer, if I had to                          Q. I have a 1979 Pontiac Bonne-                    couple of weeks of non-use. Some- tern formed by seven rare cars                                                  the rest of the house, helped with de-             around" to keep neighbors from
  idle very long at a stoplight, the en-                     ville with over 150,000 miles. It is                   thing has to drain the battery. Even parked on the bias, pointing their                                           tails such as knotty pine paneling,                complaining. "I had Model A Fords,
 gine would cut off and once again be                        running great and gets terrific gas                    the electric clock will cause the noses toward a curved fireplace.                                                Saltillo tile and artwork.                         hot rods, Oldsmobiles, Chevies,
 difficult to start. Most of my driving                      mileage. It uses no oil and I want to                  drain! I am not aware of any inher- One entire wall is floor-to-ceiling                                               Though the showroom part of the                Plymouths and all American cars."
 is expressway, so though it does not                        keep her going as long as possible. I                  ent problems that Buick has report- glass that looks out on a deck, a rose                                        addition is stunning, the adjacent
 happen as often, it is very frustrat-                       am having oil blown into my air                        ed in this area; however, many of garden and a swimming pool. The                                                 working garage is equally important                    Gordon lives in a downtown high-
 ing when it does and is certainly get-                      cleaner through the metal line that                   our readers could possibly shed glass floods the room with light that                                              to Nevoral.                                        rise, "so it's a little inconvenient for
 ting expensive on gasoline with such                        goes from the valve cover to the air                   some light on this dilemma! I sug- plays on the scarlet and ivory fin-                                                "If I feel frustrated, I can go out            me to keep my cars at home."
 p0or mileage. - T. Barker, Jack-                            cleaner. I thought I researched the                   gest you and others who are not go- ishes of the cars. The back wall is                                            and disassemble a part on the car.                      He is putting the finishing touch-
 sonville, Fla.                                              problem at the library and thought it                 ing to be operating their vehicles for filled with a custom oak bookcase                                           What I do is start taking things                   es on his minimuseum, which is con-
    - A: You definitely have had a de-                       may be the oil pump not vacuuming.                    an extended period, say about a that holds collections of auto books                                               apart and putting them together,"                  venient to his home. "It's a private
 fective carburetor installed on your                        If this, in your opinion is correct,                  week, do a little preventative main- and car models. One door opens for                                            he said. "Then you're not thinking                 showroom I disappear to." Previ-
 Olds. I am certain the repair bill                          where is the oil pump located. If this                tenance by disconnecting the bat- the cars to enter, "and then I have to                                           about whatever was bugging you but                 ously he had used a former Texaco
 was not inexpensive and you proba-                          is not it, what is wrong with my Bon-                 tery. Parts stores sell little "easy- jockey them a little bit" to get them                                        focusing on this and trying to do it               station that he had bought, taking
  bly should have returned it immedi-                        ny? - N. Gasparro, Ocala, Fla.                        on/easy-off' clamps that you Con- in place, Nevoral said.                                                          right. The best part is if you can                  advantage of the equipment to make
  ately. It sounds like you have put                                                                               nect to your cables and with the              Accessories set the Southwestern                                     take them out, you can go for a nice                his own repairs. But now he also
  several thousand miles op it since                             A. I can certainly appreciate                     twist of a lever the cable is discon- theme: a bearskin on the floor, a                                            zip."                                              calls on professional restorers for
   the change, so it is doubtful the ga-                     your research in this matter. But,                     nected without "muss or fuss!" Sioux buffalo skull above the fire-                                                    He has lathes and a variety of                  major work.
   rage is going to do much of anything                      even though you are not noticing the                  There are some batteries out there place, a reproduction Indian wir                                                machines that aljow him to do "any-
   tor you. Unless one is very knowl-                        oil consumption, in all probability                    that are better than others, so you bonnet.                                    /                                  thing other than some very precise                      "I sit in a car, start it; I might go
   edgeable in the workings of such                          that is your problem. Let me ex-                      may want tov research or shop                 But the real artwork gleams in                                       stuff. I can fabricate, pound parts                 for a drive. I don't know why I re-
  equipment, I advise replacing; old                         plain. The compression rings, along                   around the next time you are in the the center of the floor: a 1950 Ferra-                                         out. That's my therapy."                            spond to them this way. It's fun. I've
  carbs with new ones. No doubt yours                        with all the others should be in need                 market for a new battery.                 ri prototype racing car once owned'                                          Alan tiordon, owner of Inkjuois-                been doing it all my life."

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