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    Xenia, Ohio
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    Old cars, hot rods, race cars, fishing, hunting, billiards, grandkids, collecting many things, flea market shopping, etc


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    I own a 1923 Hupmobile touring, attended AACA events as early as 1956, when I was 3. Also own 1970 LS-6 Chevelle
  1. ID help needed with antique doors

    Very cool. SOMEWHERE there is a Buick owner who could really use those doors...even if just as spare parts. This forum helps them go from being clutter in someone's shop to being valuable, much-appreciated parts for someone else. Well done!
  2. Well said, Matt. I second all of that.
  3. ISO Crow Elkhart

    I've always wanted a Crow-Elkhart radiator badge for my emblem collection. (long story). Does anyone have one to sell?
  4. ID vintage hood ornament

    Hello again, everyone. I couldn't help myself, and just had to bump this one back to the top. SOME DAY, I'm going to find someone who has a copy of that book which featured this hood ornament. Identifying this awesome old ornament is on my bucket list!
  5. Stanley Steamer date

    When I was a very young kid (IE: first grade of elementary school), my parents often took me to AACA tours and other old car events, within a few hour radius of our home in Dayton, Ohio. I specifically recall going to an event on a college campus in Granville, Ohio in about 1960 or 61, when I would have been about 6 years old. My parents at first decided it would be safe for me to walk around on my own, looking at the cars (it was a simpler, safer time). But then my dad came by after having changed his mind. There was a Stanley Steamer driving around the parking lots there, and Dad was afraid I wouldn't hear it coming, and would walk out in front of it. I distinctly recall wondering what a "steamer" was. When dad pointed it out to me, it just looked like one more old car. LOL.
  6. Some '60s car?

    Funny thing was, as much as I disliked that car, I certainly appreciated it enough to accept rides home in it! I lived a little over a mile from school, and the walk wasn't bad at all. But it was hard to look cool as a high schooler having to walk home. And, like many other kids at the time, I was impatient. It seemed to take forever to get there. LOL.
  7. Some '60s car?

    I used to ride home from school sometimes with a friend who had similar, in the early 1970s. Under full throttle, it could almost keep up with a Toro push mower... if the Toro was being pushed uphill in heavy, wet grass. LOL.
  8. I can contribute to this discussion. As a professional automotive writer and advertising/marketing guy for over 30 years, I have personally seen a few cases of folks blowing up in a rage when they see a photo of their car depicted in a magazine article, car show poster, or auto parts catalog. Often folks think that they "own" ANY image of their car. But over the years multiple attorneys have advised me that, if you put your car on display IN PUBLIC and a photographer shoots an image of it, the photographer then owns that image GENERALLY SPEAKING. (Indeed, you can find images for sale on CD's or online featuring cars that photogs have shot at cruise-ins and car shows, often without the knowledge of the car owners.) However, attorneys have also advised me that it is much easier and cheaper to avoid conflict in the first place. So, if we need to use a photo from my files for my clients, we often alter the image, making the car more generic (IE: change paint color, remove any stickers from windows or bumpers, change wheels/tires, delete accessories like spot lights, etc), so that the image no longer exactly represents anyone's car. One thing for sure; we NEVER publish a photo with a license plate visible. Why open yourself for an argument? Besides which, no one wants to make car owners unhappy. Moreover, I've heard of cases when people sued because their face appeared in a photo, because they claimed they were damaged by the photo's appearance (IE: Like a guy who called in sick,. but then went to a car show that day, and his boss saw the photo). At my own swap meet/car show events, we post signs at every entrance warning attendees that we do take photos and/or videos at the event, and that we will be using those images in public in any fashion we think best. Thus, if they don't want their photo taken or used, they are better off not attending. Another thing is that folks often THINK that, if their license plate number is shown in a photo, then thieves will trace the plate to their garage and come steal their vehicle. It doesn't matter what is true. If people believe that, then they're going to get plenty angry when a photo featuring their license plate number appears. We live in "Lawsuit World" these days, and anyone can sue anyone with or without merit, for very little cost. Removing someone's license plate number from a photo is super easy, and often a pretty good idea, in my experience.
  9. 1960s Lincoln grille piece?

    As Terry said, "C4" usually indicates 1964 model year. The "V" as third character suggests Lincoln. The "8164" is the "basic" part number, which in this case translates to grille parts. Yet one thing about these style Ford part numbers is that they are written to describe the vehicle which a part was originally intended for; not necessarily what it was actually used on. One famous example is the number for the Boss 429 engine, which bore a number which implied it would be used in Fairlane platforms. Yet as far as we know, the Boss 429 was only ever factory installed in Mustangs. The story goes that the engine was originally intended to be used in Fairlane/Torino platforms, but a later decision put it in Mustangs. Nevertheless, I would start by carefully examining Lincoln and Mercury grille areas in 1964 and thereabouts. Good luck!
  10. Car make, year?

    I think Keiser got it. The yellow one doesn't have the running boards. but otherwise nearly identical. Neat car.
  11. Tachometer adapter device?? 1960s

    I believe it is the power-sending unit for a tachometer. Sun used one too for their early-60's tachs, but it was black plastic and rectangular.
  12. Introduction

    Welcome. Nice looking car. One good thing about those Fords of that era. They were reliable cars to drive back then, and are perfectly capable of driving you just about anywhere today, too. No fears of driving them anywhere you want to go. Another good thing is parts availability. Good for you!
  13. I need Help finding my Step Fathers GTO.

    I have conducted successful searches here in Ohio, years ago. Step one, you MUST find that Vehicle Identification Number. Did your family ever have insurance on this car? if so, your agent might be a terrific resource. I have found some of my previously-owned cars this way, since my agent still had old files on the car, which included the VIN. Next, did you or your family ever have a title made in your name? Here in Ohio, for many years the state's policy was to shred titles for any vehicles which had not purchased license plates in the past 5 years. (I once sent a staff member to Columbus BMV headquarters for a magazine article we were doing, and my guy actually witnessed them shredding titles ruthlessly.) HOWEVER, many Ohio COUNTY registrars kept paper records on hand (but were not required to). Working on that same magazine article, we randomly chose a 1968 Camaro I had sold years ago, and set out to see if we could find the car. First, my insurance agent found the old VIN record for us. With no title records at the state, I turned to my Greene County, Ohio license registrar, and it turned out they had my old Camaro still listed when I had sold it, and were able to tell me whom I had sold it to. Yes, we found my car. No, the owner didn't want to sell. In your case, get that VIN. Then police reports, title records, etc, will be easier to come by. The cops can trace that VIN, but only IF anyone has registered it, or tried to register it. Good luck.
  14. unknow engine need help

    Here in Greene County, Ohio there lived an old guy who was very well known among the local car collectors. His name was Max Hofferbert. He and I had a very good mutual friend named Art Henry, who was legendary with flathead V8 Ford enthusiasts around here. (both long deceased). Anyway, one day a good friend at an engine shop called me looking for a set of V-12 Lincoln con rods, I heard that Max had a junk engine, so I went to him and bought those rods. While I was there, Max invited me inside his "other garage," where he kept some really nice stuff. His pride and joy was an old engine, which he explained his uncle had built from scratch, and actually raced at the Indy 500, about a zillion years ago. Other respected older hobbyists around the area corroborated his story. I thought that was the most amazing engine story I had ever heard. I couldn't imagine anyone having their own block cast, etc. But apparently there must have indeed been several one-off engines built in folks' garages for racing, back in the day. Very cool thread.
  15. Forums

    Yep, that looks like a PROJECT, alright. Good luck to you, sir!