Joe in Canada

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    Anything vintage mechanical from boat motors to cars.

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  1. Help! Do you know the make of this car?

    There would be a major cost savings with not needing to produce dies for body stampings or a metal beaters for making a one off.
  2. Too Much Time On My Hands

    But the car was hit five times. Does that not count????????
  3. Will the orphan car survive..

    Collector plates, Royal Dalton's, Beanie Baby's, antique pine furniture and hydro pole insulators have all had there day. As for collector cars in general I believe in the near future our hobby is in for a price adjustment. I am a regular checking on eBay's listings of pre 1916 cars for sale. I see a 1913 Cadillac and Hudson listed with a dealer have been there for over a year if you look at the times they revised the listing. As for orphan cars I believe some models they will slide the hardest being less popular. No different than a four door 6 Cyl. standard 1971 Biscayne. The bottom line is supply and demand dictates the price.
  4. Buyer's premium

    Now the first thing you want to do is find out where the owner of this shop is and watch him during the sale if he is biding / running up the price if there is no reserve. I have been to auctions like this before with an owner and his cronies running up the prices so I leave. I see he is using Bidspotter so anything he buys he will also have to pay all costs like anyone else. I do not see anywhere it says this is an absolute auction but the bottom line of ( terms of sale ) it states other terms to be announced at time of sale. As for the deposit just give them your credit card with your business card to save on your paper work . This is standard at all Bidspotter auctions and you do not have to go back to get a refund if you bought nothing. Be a good day to stay home and work on your old car by some of the comments above.
  5. Buyer's premium

    I have been to many factory closure auctions over the years and have done well. 15% on site and 18% on line + 3% if you use visa is a standard rate. Then some of the larger auctions with modern infrastructure they may charge US dollars here in Canada knowing there will me US bidders on line. You have to decide before the bidding starts what you are willing to pay taking in account of the extra charges. Same statement as the other tread.
  6. I have been to many factory closure auctions over the years and have done well. 15% on site and 18% on line + 3% if you use visa is a standard rate. Then some of the larger auctions with modern infrastructure they may charge US dollars here in Canada knowing there will me US bidders on line. You have to decide before the bidding starts what you are willing to pay taking in account of the extra charges.
  7. 1937 Buick Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    I worked at a stamping plant where we made them for GM and called them hard hats.
  8. I guess I am going in the opposite direction and this does not count either. A friend driving his favorite car on a tour we hosted and he just turned 90. Has been a member of CCCA since 1958.
  9. TRAILER

    Does anyone ever do the math when comparing a steal to an aluminum trailer weight . I keep seeing guys saying their aluminum flat top trailer is a 1,000 LB. lighter than a steal trailer. Now I am comparing a Big Tex 18' 70 DM at 2140 LB to a Featherlite Model 3110 17'6" at 1550 LB. and the Big Tex is 6" longer. Now that is only a difference of only 590 LB. or about a 25% difference . Also if you check you will see Aluma and ATC are advertising 1462 LB. curb weight Aprox. BUT they do not advise hauling say a skid steer loader or a concentrated weight load or you will damage your trailer severely. Featherlite does advertise a skid steer option and that will inflate the price and the curb weight. Then if you check the curb weight on an American Hauler aluminum 18' with a wood deck the curb weight is almost equal to a steel trailer at 1986 LB. a difference of 154 LB. Just more info when looking to buy a trailer. If I live in a southern climate that greatly reduces cracks caused from corrosion I would have a Featherlite and not worry a great deal as they are a fantastically built trailer.
  10. Headlight lenses changed by time and sun

    There is a coating on the new car plastic headlight lenses. Vigorous cleaning will eventually take the coating off. Then they will turn a smoky colour that is quit commonly seen on older cars.
  11. Headlight lenses changed by time and sun

    I have a clear vision gas pump where the glass cylinder on top has also changed to a blue colour.
  12. TRAILER

    The biggest expense in Ont. is having to have my truck and trailer inspected at $200. each year. Plus raise the weight capacity of the licence on my truck an extra $100. seeing all pickups are rated for passenger weight only. Technically with a full cab and then put a sack of potatoes in the box I could me dinged for over weight. Then again if I did not have my truck inspected and left the past dated yellow sticker on my windshield, could be find for having an unsafe vehicle on the road.
  13. Museums where you can drive classics?

    I got my first T around 1981 and learned to drive it on my own seeing I did not know anyone that did know how. My first day went through the neighbours hedge pushing the forward pedal rather than the brake pedal. Then latter in the day folded the front fender into the tire with the garage door putting the car away. Yes I have improved over the years.
  14. Museums where you can drive classics?

    The Gilmore is more than just the Gilmore Museum. Went to the Museum Experience hosted by the CCCA. a coupe of yeas ago. You can have lunch at the restored diner and have your picture taken in front of the most photographed garage in America. https://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/visit-explore-2/partner-museums/