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  1. emjay

    what frame and what year is this

    Missed it by a few letters but really just one, Model T Ford.
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    Driving old cars vs new cars

    Maybe some engineer will figure out that a starter isn't necessary. With computer controlled ignition and then with a combustion chamber pressure sensor, or just the crankshaft positioning sensor any remaining intake charge could be ignited with some momentary timing change like manual advance cars could. However, the fuel is typically shut off when throttle is closed. Some golf carts shut down as soon as the go pedal is released and then run the starter when the go pedal is depressed again. Well at least the Harley Davidson ones when I was caddying.
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    Almquist Sabre

    Ed Koch in NJ had one for a while about fifteen years ago. He usually has a different car at Hershey every year. He most likely is a member.
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    Where to buy parts online?

    I'm also a fairly regular Rock Auto customer and at times it seems like you can't win with the shipping. At least now they let you know the warehouse differences. It seems like once I'm done and send the order, I go duh, of course. It really only matters when different parts can be put in the same box, which really only means small parts. Many major components are shipped in their carton that sits on the shelf and they will not open it to put in an additional part you order. The result is another shipping label and each one is costed by itself so different warehouse really doesn't matter. It's really only the little parts that are shipped in another box or envelop and it you calculate the shipping with each item added, then you'll see which ones are free and which ones require another carton. One short coming to online purchases is the shelf carton is not always a shipping carton and may not protect the item well enough during handling. The manufacturers and distributors and still geared for traditional sales where a skid is sent and then broken down at point of sale and the customer carries it out of the store. Don't even try to expect a discount item to be combined except with other discount items. They must store them in a special out of the way warehouse.
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    Chevrolet dealer hand-out key ring tube

    Is the chamber sealed from the key ring hole?
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    Flooding in Hershey (again)

    Steve, what about the location of the new Library. It should be high enough, but good time to confirm the location is safe.
  7. I put one in my 86 Cherokee in 2006 when repairing the roof from a jumping deer. I figured it would reduce the length of the welds. Even shortened the roof ribs like factory provided ones rather than the after market ones that were formed to fit the ribs. The original optional sun roof was also a pop up. 1986 remember.
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    Vintage hood

    Opel GT, the bump got me thinking.
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    Synthetic Oil Question

    I was trying to establish any remaining advantage of non-detergent or putting in the final nail. It looks like the final nail.
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    Synthetic Oil Question

    I see, then it's best to incorporate a filter if possible.
  11. Naturally the driver for most people is some past affection for a particular vehicle. Usually, the car one desires is roughly their age. Back in the Sixties when we we going to the local shows there were many early models and most of them had been restored to some level or another, usually not just a used car that was spruced up. Here's my question since virtually all of those pioneers in the hobby are no longer with us, where are all those cars? I can see some were sold and some were stashed in the back of the garage and may have been passed down a couple generations, but where are they? Or has the hobby grown so much that only their representative percentage is lower and the absolute number is the same but tend to stay home since the later model travels better? Or asked a different way would someone actually recycle grandpa's pride and joy because they can't find a buyer? The good news about people aging and passing is the once pampered antique still exist and the price should adjust to the market demand. Also the beauty of the very old vehicles as their tech gets older and older, the world of manufacturing technology continues to expand such that even some of the most obscure vehicles can have replacement parts made. I think in the long run the early vintage vehicle will out live the highly tooled mass produced vehicles of the second half of the century.
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    Synthetic Oil Question

    Do you want detergent oil if there is no oil filter? Wouldn't be better for the dirt and gunk to fall out of the oil then to be carried around and around?
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    ID for 1914? era car

    Looking at the pocket on the dad's jacket and the Jr's shirt/buttons orientation, I'd say the image was not reversed. Canadian T's had left doors but were they RHD?
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    A 1920 hot rod? Gow job?

    My grandfather built a cutdown Model T for his family about that time. He had two daughters followed by four sons who were more than capable of doing it themselves. The youngest daughter would have turned 16 by 1921 and she would tell the story of driving it from PA to upstate NY in the winter, just once.
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    Knock-off wheel removal

    "Precession" I knew there was a word for it, but Hula Hoop works. I've thought about trying the Hula Hoop again since I know what I was doing wrong when I was six.