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    Sun Gods were smiling Sunday. The show has everything! Great food, Great bands. Great location. Lousy driving directions! http://s916.photobucket.com/user/BOOWAH/library/Macungie%20Car%20Show%202015?sort=3&page=1
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    I recieved an email from Rock Auto regarding close outs. I bought 10 each #94 amber long life light bulbs, 5 each oil and air filters, and a water pump gasket. Delivered price was $32.xx I also wanted front rotors but they were not offered this month. I think it is a good deal as the air filters alone would have cost $32.00 at the local store. You might want to take a look.
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    Here's a photo, if this is what you mean by butt joint. This is typical of what I'm doing in this section. Each solder joint is covered with heat shrink tubing. I have these joints staggered along the 7 or so wires in the bundle, so when I put an over-wrap back on, the bundle will be more or less the original size. Need to maintain that because the spliced bundle fits under a cover plate on the floor.
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    A former BCA/Reatta division member just sent me this info on a 1990 convertible........I have not seen the car but you might be interested. Go to www.heritagevehicles.com they are in Farmington NY White convertible....looks like red interior, black top, black rub strip, not much more info on the web site 55,000 miles makes it interesting and the asking price is $11,000 The vin is 1G4EC33C1LB907008 the database shows the car was in California (another good sign) in 2012 it had 53K then in Sept 14 it had 55K ...they may have had it almost a year and may be ready to deal.
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    The round badge looks good on a nice driver. You see some nice cars in DPC, and they add a lot to AACA shows.
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    I may have some '89 columns. Let me check. Will these work?
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    Air in the tires? Ok, now for something completely off topic..... When I was in HS I worked at grocery store. One of the girls that worked there was very naive so my buddy and I decided to play prank her. We were in the breakroom and I casually told my buddy that I needed to have the air changed in my tires. Our friend Missy heard this and said, "You mean you are supposed to change the air in your tires?!" We said certainly. You change the air in your tires just like you change the oil. She asked where to have it done and we told her a gas station would do it for her. She said she'd have it done at lunch. After lunch she came back....but did not say anything to us. Finally we asked her if she had the air changed in her car. She said "Yes, the Gulf station did it and only charged me $50". We came unglued and were about to run down to the Gulf station and kick this guy's ass for taking advantage of our friend.....then she started laughing! She did go to the gas station and asked for an air change. The guy asked her who told her she needed to change the air in her tire and she said some boys from work told her. The guy told her she did not need to and told her to go back and tell her he'd done it and charged her $50. So the last joke was on us.
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    Yeah, it's a new world. Everything is good. Everyone gets a trophy. We don't keep score for fear of damaging someone's self esteem. There is no wrong answer. Well, I'm a dinosaur and that car is an abomination. Everything is a compromise. A well build hot rod is easy to spot. It shouldn't look home made. Every part fits and flows just as if it was designed by the factory. Then you have contraptions like this. Built from parts at hand. Everything cobbled, bent, twisted and forced to fit. The car itself is rebelling against the indignities that the builder is forcing upon it, but it's fighting a losing battle, I'm afraid. If I were asked, by the builder, what I think of it, I would be kind. I would tell him that I don't care much for it and leave it at that. I would not regret my answer
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    I find it best to make compliments no matter what I think. However, we have all opened our traps and wished we hadn't at some point.
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    There are far uglier cars than the Aztek being manufactured today. The Aztek had some interesting optional features that were geared toward camping and other outdoor activities. I actually gave one a second look while they were displayed at an auto show back when they were new.
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    Roger, I hate to disagree with you but I think that everything you have shown us is spectacular. I still continue to be amazed at your work.
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    Thanks Jeff for your faithfulness! There are few comments lately, but what I'm showing now is not spectacular. Yes, I'm keeping that giant quarter; it's a chore each time I'm getting out of my purse! Yesterday, I intended to begin with the front upper center bar to be done in one piece. I forgot that, in addition to the pronounced "V", the sides have a slight curve. I choose .5 mm brass (.02"), but as the shape is done mostly with a hammer, this material is too thin to be filed; the part could be too weak when finished. After all, this is a bumper...Therefore, I changed the plan by using 2 pieces of .8 mm (.03") which has more meat to be filed/sanded down to have the right shape. There will be a joint more to be silver soldered; that's the price to pay with such kind of parts.
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    True, they didn't use varnished cherry or oak back then but unless you're going for a 100 point car and it gets from A to B on a trailer, can anyone really begrudge someone for wanting to use well crafted hard wood? And from trees on his own property? I suppose if the car is viewed more as an investment than a hobby, non-originality would be more of a concern. If minor (tasteful) modifications such as these can be easily reversed then is there really any harm done? I know... tasteful is in the eye of the beer holder...
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    Also an array of pictures and commentary can be found on The Packard Club's forum. http://www.packardclub.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3171
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    The Bomber was a Portland icon for years. It still a gas station but I don't think the plane is there any more. It kind of went piece at a time for awhile. I guess it may be the neighborhood. When I was young I got up to Portland on occasion (about 40 miles) and would get gas there. So yesterday I stopped and a Union 76 station and told the kid to fill it up with super, cash. (Yes, In Oregon they still pump the gas for you) He told me I had to take the cash inside then bring him the receipt. then after the fill up I would have to go back in and get my change. Well I wasn't empty but was going to jump on the freeway and didn't have enough gas to get home. I told him to forget it, then took the old road where I stopped at a Shell station where a very polite kid filled me up, took my cash and brought my change. Him and his coworker asked a couple of questions about the car and I was on my way. Turns out I would have rather taken the old road anyway, stopped at a couple of yard sales.
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    I'm 65 and I listen to an oldies radio station in LA...the oldies they play are from the 80's. Thank god for sat radio.
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    Matt hit the nail on the head with his statement that no two cars are alike. I recently bought a 1991 vehicle (what it was is not important). It was a one owner 42000 mile vehicle that was as close to showroom as anything I had ever seen. Every fall he put it away with a full tank of gas, an oil and filter change, waxed the exterior and door jambs, underside of hood and trunk, etc. and removed the battery for the winter. Aside from a few tiny scratches the exterior paint is pristine and mirror gloss (red and black - very unforgiving colors). The weatherstripping is as soft and supple as the day it was made, as are all the soft parts. Because it spent it's entire life out of the light the interior plastic is all the same identical color. The exterior chrome and black trim are flawless. The car has been dealer serviced for 24 years and all hoses, belts, etc are GM stamped. It starts, drives and rides like a new car. I've had it for over a month and have yet to find anything that says anything other than "new" - there is not even surface rust on the frame. I honestly doubt that it has been driven in the rain more than a few times. I gladly paid double KBB for it and would do so again. I had looked at other similar vehicles that were advertised as "showroom", "exceptional", etc and had passed them up at below the KBB figure. No two cars are alike.
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    For those who want to see it with Google Maps, you can search N. Ellsworth Street, Allentown, PA and just point the arrow to do a virtual drive around it as it looked in Oct 2014. Can't wait to see it up close.
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    This conversation comes up over and over again. It is my opinion that the buyer is the sole arbiter of what constitutes a good deal and/or the "right price." If the buyer felt he got his money's worth, then the car was worth what he paid, regardless of what us armchair quarterbacks might think on Monday morning. I also have a hard time with setting hard and fast numbers on values. All cars are not alike, even all cars of the same make and model. Does everything work on your cars? Does that one have factory A/C? Is that one full of holes while this one over here has tired paint but pristine sheetmetal? How can any of us say that there's an absolute number attached to a certain make and model of car? Condition is so much more critical. A great car is worth more than a turd, even if they're both technically condition #3 cars. Sure, some guys get all crazy with their prices, but a car priced over "book" value might also warrant closer examination instead of believing the seller (or buyer) is a fool. For example, I have a 1969 Impala SS convertible for sale. It's currently listed at more than twice "book" value ($69,900 vs. about $30,000). Oh, wait a minute, it's got an ultra-rare L72 427/425 engine, of which they built maybe 7 or 8. It's matching numbers, documented, and has a known ownership history back to day one. And it has a recent $100,000 frame-off restoration. Book value? Don't make me laugh. The "book" doesn't even know the L72 1969 Impala exists simply because Chevy didn't mention it in any of their literature--unless you knew which boxes to check on your order form, there was no way to even know you could order such a beast. Sitting next to a garden-variety L36 Impala, this one looks grossly over-priced. But is it? Value is totally subjective. Quality matters. No two cars are the same, so no two values are the same. There are plenty of over-priced turds out there, but that doesn't mean the nice ones are also over-priced simply because they're standing next to each other.
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    I can be somewhat flexible on the price - to the "right" home
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    Anyone born after about 1950 will probably not recall that we did not always have the big box ambulances. Except for large cities that had their own ambulance service, most funeral homes provided ambulances and service for smaller towns. We had three funeral homes in town and they all had ambulances as well as hearses. Our largest funeral home had a beautiful 1956 Cadillac the only one I ever saw with chrome fire extinguishers mounted in wells just in front of the Cadillac tail lights. The long wheelbase, stripped chassis were available from several car companies after WWII until sometime in the late '60's when state and federal officials started regulating the equipment and responders. Look at you Buick Roster and the last listing is 1967, model 43669 Crated knocked down chassis for a total of 696...... some of these could have been for export. More interesting is 1950 which list 3 models of Special, 4 Super models, and 4 Roadmaster as stripped chassis. Someone here probably has the details but I suspect these would be the same wheelbase for example the Roadmaster but each would have more or less furnished by Buick. For comparison I have a book that shows Cadillac (1950) 61 Series built 2 chassis, the 62 Series built only 1, but the 75 Series made 2,052 commercial chassis with 157 in wheelbase. The standard 75 Fleetwood sedans had a 136 in wheelbase.
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    The G.M. Aztec is still ugly. Just sayin', Grog
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    Lloyd has done three of my cars and you couldn't ask for a better person to deal with. He has my respect. His skill, attitude, and sense of fairness is an example for how we would like so many others to be.
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    Dang, that even gives me enough time to get ready. Peace WildBill