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About TerryB

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  • Birthday 07/20/1952


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    Old car fan for a long time. Started with a 1951 Pontiac in 1970 and moved up to a 1955 Chevy in 1972. Had a 1937 Dodge MC 1/2 ton for a while until 2010 and then a 1964 Plymouth with 49,000 miles since new up until Aug 2012. Currently have a 1964 Vespa and 1970 Yamaha Enduro 90cc. Retired / disabled from a car-mc crash in 2012.

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  1. I read the link in the original post and there was no mention of the seat belts in the car, hence my comments about them. I am more in tune to safety equipment use after nearly being killed in an auto / motorcycle accident 5 years ago. Terry
  2. Here's another give away item from a local Sunoco dealer, back when smoking cigarettes was common. The box of Camel cigarettes is actually a prop, it's just an empty cardboard box. From the phone number I would guess the age to be 1940s or early 1950s. Terry
  3. Beautiful car! Terry
  4. That is so sad to hear. There is often discussion on the merits of installing seat belts in vintage cars and I wonder if the outcome would have been better if this car would have been equipped with them. Regardless, sympathies to the family of the driver and encouragement for a speedy recovery to the passenger. Terry
  5. Had a 1973 Chevelle I bought new, the SS350 with auto trans. Driving it home from work one day in the fall of the year we had a huge rainstorm that dumped so much water it was pounding on the roads. Had to drive through one of these big puddles and later on down the road, the car started to loose power. Figured it was damp ignition so got it home and dried everything, even though there was no indication water in the ignition was the problem. Drove it around and it still lacked power and was now making a noise that was coming from under the car. Couldn't figure it out so I took it to my friends repair shop. He drove it and came back and put it on the lift. He proceeded to cut off the header pipe that went from the crossover pipe to the muffler. He cut it in sections and finally discovered the pipe, that was constructed as a pipe within a pipe, had come apart and collapsed inside while the outer pipe looked fine. The exhaust was constricted keeping the engine from breathing. A new pipe from NAPA fixed the car! So thinking my friend was a genius, I asked him how he knew what the problem was? He said this was the third one he had done and they were happening when a cold rain had occurred. One of them was his sisters Chevelle so he knew exactly where to look on my car. The dual wall pipe was not as good idea for GM. Terry
  6. We are paying $2.59 for regular here in my SE part of PA. Much better than the days of $4.00 stuff. Still, the $0.29 seems like a better deal regardless of inflation effects. Terry
  7. Hopefully it will not wind up with an S&S motor, drag pipes and fat rear tires! Terry
  8. 268,000 miles on a 1973 Impala! That's amazing in itself. I gave up on my 1973 Chevelle SS with 60,000 miles on it in 1977 when I couldn't stop the body rot around the wheel wells. You must live in a dry climate. Terry
  9. All comments are appreciated, especially Matt's! I agree it's not going to hang in any art gallery or be featured on the Antiques Roadshow anytime soon. It's about as close as I'll ever be to owning a '32 Cadillac convertible so I guess it will occupy a spot of honor on my garage wall. Terry
  10. My wife bought me an oil on canvas painting of a 1932 Cadillac convertible at a yard sale over the weekend. She paid less than $10 but believes it might be worth more. The artist is H Jonson or something close to that. Anyone ever hear of him? The painting is nice and I appreciate the thought but I don't think it's a Rembrandt level work. Take a look and see what you think. Terry
  11. Gulf had the horse shoes, its gas gave your car an extra "kick". Some of my first cars needed more than a kick! Terry
  12. That was the Atlantic Red Ball service antenna ball, I remember it well! I have the Esso tiger tail too, just can't seem to find it right now. Terry
  13. Here's a collection of Esso items from the mid-1960s. The lucky Tiger money was 1966 where the top prize was a new Mustang, Tigerino scratch off had a top prize of $1000 in 1966 and the Marlin give away was 1965. I worked a a cities service station that gave away a black and white 15" portable tv each month in 1968. Boy those were the days, gas was $.299 for regular and $.339 for high test. Now you might get a hot dog and drink as a prize at the local fill up spot. Terry
  14. A lot of marketing for early electric cars was aimed at female buyers so weather protection was an important feature, thus the majority were closed cars. The Detroit electric seems to have the most survivors still out there. A few months ago Hemmings Classic Car featured the restoration of a Detroit electric, it was a very interesting read. Terry
  15. Upgrading to a later model GM six will keep you on the easy maintenance side of things and keep the orig look that is more unique than just another truck with a v8 crate motor. Of course if the v8 is your dream then investigate that. The people here like to keep things the way they came from the factory so you may not get much help on the v8 mod. Glad to hear you and your dad are working on a project regardless of the direction you choose! Terry