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  1. What's missing is the OP. I don't understand asking a question, having people take the time to answer and then not paying the courtesy of acknowledging the help.
  2. I agree with the advice above that owning a car is the best way to learn how to work on it. Something else to consider is that a car never sold new in the US, like the R32, will be more challenging because there is less access to parts and information. For example, when I needed to replace the window motor in my Nissan Figaro, I had to order the part from England and use a shop manual that was written in Japanese.
  3. Hershey Car Corrall 2017

    Thanks for the virtual tour!
  4. For sale 1932 REO Royale what should I offer

    Honestly, if you are looking at this as an investment, you will likely be disappointed at the outcome. That car will spend more then it will ever return.
  5. 1957 Ford Thunderbird

    While I've never had much interest in baby birds, this is one cool looking car and the only one I've seen I'd want to drive.
  6. Day Brightener for Art Deco Fans

    Here’s my contribution: A Bill Mitchell sketch of a ‘38 LeSalle
  7. 1930 Buick 64C for sale

    It would be nice if the CCCA would update their list when they make an addition. Or answer an email inquiry about said car..... Someone who owns the newly added car might be inclined to become a member if there was some official acknowledgment.
  8. 1930 Buick 64C for sale

    I'd wait until spring and run it through the Auburn auction before I'd let somebody buy it cheap on eBay. A '30 Marquette coupe sold at the fall action for about your asking price.
  9. Right Hand Drive?

    I guess I should clarify this. After a car is 25 years old, you can import it into the US even if it does not meet safety, emissions or fuel milage regulations. Since we are talking about RHD cars, I was thinking the cars were from other markets. I have a 91 Nissan from Japan that I registered in the US and was able to do so because of the exemptions.
  10. Consider your Estate Planning!!!

    The innkeeper tax was removed and subsequently reinstated. Apparently, the county removed it when the bonds that financed the Center were paid off. Turns out, the bonds were paid off by new bonds that have a lower rate. This means the tax is still justified. What I'm not clear on is how the city can justify selling the collection and keeping the money. Hostetler donated $4M worth of cars. But, he also donated a $500,000 parcel of land and created a $500,000 endowment to care for the cars. If I'm reading the articles right, the city spent $8M on the building and then sold it later for $2.4M. It would not suprise me (though this is a guess) if much of the money they claim they need to spend to keep the collection is for paying rent to the folks they sold the building to. If they can't afford to maintain the cars, they need to find a home for them as a complete collection. Offering the two options of keeping the museum open or selling the collection seems like a false choice.
  11. Consider your Estate Planning!!!

    Is it possible to change the title of this tread? The story is a cautionary tail other people with collections should hear. No offense intended to the OP, but the current title isn't exactly click-bait.
  12. Consider your Estate Planning!!!

    On my way home from the Auburn auction today, I stopped to see the Hostetler museum. For a die-hard car guy who likes pre-war cars, it was worth the visit. Mr. Hostetler had some very nice cars and the museum has to be the only place you can see the evolution of Hudson in detail. I also stopped at the Studebaker museum in South Bend, so I have a little comparision of what $8 gets you in the way of a museum experience. I can see why they are only bringing in $25K a year. For the non-car folks, its probably a yawn whereas the Studebaker museum leaves you feeling like you've gained a little nugget of history. With regards to it's current situation, it does seem like the town hasn't handled the situation well. Looking at the property, I'd guess the bulk of the money was spent on the half of the building that has nothing to do with the collection. If they can't figure out a way to keep the museum open, the least they should do is donate the collection to the Gilmore (a place Hostetler had a connection with). If the city were to auction the collection, in my opinion, I don't see how it's anything but a money grab. Frankly, I think it would be a better outcome to have pros try raising funds for a Hudson building at the Gilmore. Better that, then to have the collection languish where few people will see it.
  13. My '30 Buick took one year for a complete, frame-off restoration.
  14. 1930 Buick fuel pump

    Did you see this thread 1930 1931 Buick Fenders, Chassis, Wheels, Fuel Pump, Starter, Generator, Carb, and more
  15. what do i do

    Dave, I'm very sorry for your loss. I agree with the advice above to give it time. With the passage of time, you will arrive at the answer that is best for you. There is no wrong answer. When my father passed away, I had some similar things that I had to resolve. 6 months after he was gone, I thought my head was on right. I realized after a year I was still grieving. Ultimately, you will be at peace with your decision because in time, your heart will lead you where you need to be.