DAVE A

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About DAVE A

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    President CAC, AACA National Director
  • Birthday 11/10/1954

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    http://www.crosleyautoclub.com

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    I AM ALSO A PARAMEDIC, INVOLVED IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT,

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  1. DAVE A

    Almquist Sabre

    John, I appreciate the thought. Each of my grandchildren will get a restored Crosley. 5 have gone out already, and 3 are being shown currently. If they decide to sell them, then so be it. I have tried to choose a car for each one that fits that kids interests. I hope they will have something to remember grandpa by, if not a source for a few dollars some day for each one.
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    Almquist Sabre

    Thanks to all so far. There was a zd Crosley frame to lower it included. The doors and hood and headlight panels were also included. I have pretty extensive Crosley experience, but I don't know squat about fiberglass. There were also some Braje stuff in the deal and a couple engines. I'll look at the stuff on line and I already sent an email to Mr Hacker with no reply. I'm still in PA. And will attach pictures as soon as I can.
  3. DAVE A

    Almquist Sabre

    Thanks to all so far. There was a zd Crosley frame to lower it included. The doors and hood and headlight panels were also included. I have pretty extensive Crosley experience, but I don't know squat about fiberglass. There were also some Braje stuff in the deal and a couple engines. I'll look at the stuff on line and I already sent an email to Mr Hacker with no reply. I'm still in PA. And will attach pictures as soon as I can.
  4. DAVE A

    Almquist Sabre

    I just purchased a car and a batch of parts from the estate of one my recently deceased friends. Included in the deal was a never assembled body of an Almquist Sabre. I've decided to try to build the car for my grandson. Anyone have any experience with one ? Also the floor, which may have been part of the original kit was not included. Need a suggestion for that. Thanks
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    CONCOURS VS AACA

    Why open his kettle of worms? To learn more about what makes people happy. To possibly search for solutions to grow our great organization. I have my opinions on why people prefer AACA or Concours events, however I know that it takes a wide variety of people to make our hobby. Maybe, by asking, I will find out something that is outside my experiences and use it for improvement.
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    CONCOURS VS AACA

    A topic that comes up in many discussions is the idea of a CONCOURS type show verses the way the AACA does a show. There are obvious differences in who pays for what and obvious similarities in prestige in winning awards, and many of us participate in both. I'm curious as to what drives different people to participate in each. Just looking for opinions and ideas as to improvements that could be made for both. Thank you.
  7. Deb and I decided to rent a cottage a short distance away for the week. Less than half the Hotel costs and we have the whole place to ourselves.
  8. DAVE A

    1948 Car Production

    Although a small amount compared to other makes, 1948 was Crosley's biggest year with over 31,000 cars produced. (Compared to 5,000 in 46 and 22,000 in 47). Agreed they were not "exciting" cars, but they are a lot of fun, and the 48s make up a pretty good percentage of our national show field every year. And speaking of Hemmings Classic car, there is a 48 Crosley convertible on it this year!
  9. Steve answered your questions so I'll just put in my 2 cents. Your car looks nice in pictures. I would get a copy of the judging manual and fix those easy things. Hose clamps, valve caps, stress marks on bolts and things like that cost more points than you can imagine. Like the man said, spend the time detailing on show day, it pays off. In my opinion, I would try to go through judging first and try to fix any shortcomings. If you decide that it is too expensive or time consuming you can change it up and go for DPC. Both are very rewarding and fun ways to go.
  10. DAVE A

    New Museum planned for Birdsboro, PA

    Barry Seel, Chuck Koehler and I went to Fritz's going out of business auction. They bought the 2 Crosley wagons he had for 50 bucks each if I remember right. There was also a sedan there that Fritz would not sell in he auction because he thought it was worth more money. I wonder what happened to it?
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    New Museum planned for Birdsboro, PA

    I seem to recall the Mascaro family was attempting to build a raceway in the area a few years back also. I dealt with them in my former career. Nice people who have a genuine interest in cars.
  12. Bug Girl; Thanks for bringing back the memory of one of my favorite cars of my past. I had a 1976 Plymouth Volare wagon that had the vinyl "wood" on the sides. It had a six cylinder with a 4 speed on the floor. It was a great combination of family car, good mileage, and just enough sportiness to keep a young man with a growing family interested. Unfortunately my wife wrapped it around a telephone pole!!!
  13. DAVE A

    Congratulations Rusty'!!!

    Thanks for your contributions Rusty!
  14. DAVE A

    Any Crosley gurus here?

    Sorry you missed jioning in the funof owning a Crosley!!!!
  15. DAVE A

    Any Crosley gurus here?

    Here is my bottom line on Crosleys. They are fun and interesting American made little cars. They are great to show and drive, undoubtedly one of the lowest cost vehicles for entry into the old car hobby. They do well on almost any show field. They Must be maintained especially if not properly maintained by previous owners. Things like brakes on the pre hydraulic cars have to be kept tight. The engines are practically bullet proof. Because they are so simple, they are easy to work on. Parts are readily available for mechanicals, and service manuals and expertise are easy to get. Of course I am biased, but I would recommend hem highly to any car person.