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    Long time car collector since youth. I like all years and models, not just one make. One of the greatest hobbies in the world is car collecting. You meet some of the nicest people in the world. AACA Historian. Was also past president of NJ AACA. My first word spoken was ESSO.

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    Overdrive question for '37 Airflow

    On my Airflow, at exactly 42mph with the dash knob all the way in, you let up on the gas, hear a slight clunk and into overdrive she goes. You have to let up on the gas, otherwise, the car would never go into overdrive. I used to run my 37 Airflow 70mph on the highway at low rpms. It was a wonderful system.
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    2018 Das Awkscht Fescht Photos - Saturday

    As a long time fan of this show, is it just me or, over the last few years does this event now look like a shopping plaza parking lot full of later model cars? Also, the car corral and swap meet are shrinking fast. I remember not that long ago, maybe 10 to 15 years, when most of the cars shown were pre war 2. Starting to see the same thing at Hershey but to a lesser degree, at least for the time being..
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    Gus and the Model Garage

    I still have my uncle's collection of Popular Science magazines. They sure had some strange and interesting ads for the time and yes, I remember reading the Gus garage stories. I fondly recall one where Gus pulled up in his tow truck to a guy named Nollan I think, who's car would not fire in the wintertime. It was probably 1932 or 33 at the latest. I recall that one so well because that story was hanging on the wall of the family garage. I also liked the old Ethyl gas station ads that were usually in the back of the magazine. Thanks for bringing up good old Gus.
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    Any interest in 2 Austin Healey 3000 roadsters?

    Yes, I was on a well needed vacation for a while plus Pebble Beach so I have not been on the site lately. I'm back now ready to continue the process of digging the cars out. They have been in there 35 years so they are not coming out overnight. This will take a bit of time and work. As for a price? I think it would be nice for the Healey experts to tell me what the cars are worth. I think somewhere in the 8k to 10k range would be very fair and that would include BOTH cars plus whatever extra Healey parts are in the building. I think I spotted a removable hardtop in the attic that looks like it would fit a 3000 model Healey. Now I have to figure a way to hoist it down so I can have a closer inspection. Both cars are very restorable.
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    1932-1933 DeSoto wanted.

    Which 32 roadster is yours? It's rare to hear of another 32 DeSoto roadster. Mine was the yellow sidemount car with black fenders, however, I sold it a few years back to a DeSoto fan who was asking for the car a long time and was looking forward to restoring the car.
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    WHATEVER HAPPENED TO 1935 AUBURN

    I guess many of us like Auburns here. No, this one is not for sale. It stays. 😁
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    WHATEVER HAPPENED TO 1935 AUBURN

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    1974 Dodge Dart Diesel

    I am a real fan of the hated troublesome Oldsmobile diesels produced between 1978 and 1985. I have an 82 98 Regency and an 80 Cutlass both with the factory 5.7 Diesels. When they are running right, you can expect 35mpg on the highway. You just have to know how to care for them. It's not the same as just jumping in a gasoline powered car. Olds also offered a 4.3 V8 Diesel only for the 79 model as it was really a bomb. Later, a 4.3 Diesel V6 was introduced from the 82 model mid size cars and also lasted until the 85 model year. That engine was pretty decent. Many of the bugs were removed by then but the rep was already in the trash so they were all dropped.
  9. Hi guys. Not sure if there are many Austin Healey fans here but I thought I would put this out. The cars are pretty much twins. I believe both are 1962 models, model 3000 Mark 2 wire wheel cars so they are pretty desirable. However, both are in rough condition. They have been stored indoors but overall time has been rough on them. Both cars were rough when they were put away about 35 years ago. There is alot of stuff stored around the cars so it's hard to get a good look. From what I can see, the floors look rusty along with some of the body panels. To top it off, looks like the mice and racoons have been eating the cars too. I wonder what they could be worth? They can be available to come out of storage within a month or so.
  10. Way back in the early days of car collecting, we are talking 1940s, my uncle did some old fashioned horse trading with Mr Pollard, Alex Miller and Bill Harrah among some of the other known early collectors. He made some dealings with Tom Barrett and Owen Owens as well. The same year (1942) that the 30 V16 came in, a first year 27 LaSalle roadster followed him home several months later, also saved from the scrap yard. It's still here too. Neither car will be sold. I'm saving them for my boys. Great true story about Mr Miller I will share. Although he was known to stretch a dollar as far as possible, he was an outstanding wheeler dealer and had a kind soul. It was rare for the Millers to have dinner guests, however, my uncle was there for parts and stayed for dinner. The only light in the kitchen was a dim 25 watt bulb right over the dinner table and the fire from a pot stove. After dinner, Mrs Miller unscrewed that little 25 watt bulb to save energy.
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    1929 Chrysler Model 75 Roadster Wanted

    I see many of our members are trying to find you the right car. A 29 model 75 roadster is a tough one. If you are interested, I have something close, although it would take me quite some time to dig the car out. A 29 model 65 roadster, however, the car is pretty rough from sitting for 60+ years. It's not a driver for sure. 😊
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    1954 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible with Hy-Drive !

    Oh boy that is a really nice car you have. Here are a few photos of mine. Same 54 factory pink Belvedere only one big difference, my car is a sedan. I never saw another pink 54 Plymouth until you posted yours.
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    PRIVATE COLLECTION FOR SALE

    Yep, the teacher must have had a second job or two. A teaching job would have produced not only a decent paycheck but a steady one which may help explain how the car was paid for. The teacher kept the car well into the 1940s as I recall reading and bought it new in 33 as a left over for a big discount which may also explain how he or she could afford the car. I never found out if this was a man or woman teacher but I did speak with the owner in the past as this was a car seen in my area. I am pretty sure this is the same car. It's not easy to forget a fine machine like this.
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    1932 PIERCE MODEL 54 CONV SEDAN

    This fine car was known as the "Teacher's Car" as the original owner was a school teacher. The car spent alot of time in New Jersey.
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    PRIVATE COLLECTION FOR SALE

    That Pierce Arrow I believe was in New Jersey some time ago, belonging to a region member. I will not disclose the member's name. It was known as the "Teacher's Car" as a school teacher was the original owner. I posted this yesterday but for whatever silly reason, the post was deleted. I will not say I am 100% sure but it sure looks to be the same car.