TerryB

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About TerryB

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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. There has been a lengthy thread here about building and furnishing our garages for auto repairs. This 1920s era photo is of the auto repair garage my wife's grandfather operated in PA in the town of Pine Dale in southern Schuylkill county. Note his attention to detail in storage and layout of his support equipment. The coal furnace is my personal favorite item. I guess he was not too worried about the fumes in the garage catching fire. The repair garage operated for many years on what would become PA Rt 61. Terry
  2. "She"?

    To me the car or truck or motorcycle is an "it", not a she. The only one I gave a name was my 1995 Ford F-150. When I installed a fiberglass cap on the bed it became the Henry Ford Hotel when I used it as a place to sleep at times while traveling. Terry
  3. Fordomatic Dealership Display "VALUE"

    Do YOU like it that much? That's the big question. That price is not extravagant in today's market. If I had the car I probably would pay it. Offer $350 and see what happens. There have been times I thought I spent too much for this kind of stuff but the enjoyment it gave me was well worth it. The nice thing about it is it will always have some residual value even when you are done with owning it.
  4. Fordomatic Dealership Display "VALUE"

    There seems to be a price tag on it now as I suspect it's for sale in an antique store. Are you looking to make an offer to the seller? A 15% discount off the marked price might motivate the seller to take your offer, more discount than that gets tougher to negotiate. Terry
  5. 1959 Plymouth Sport Suburban wagon

    Never saw the swivel seats in a wagon either. A very cool and hard to find car.
  6. Help

    Bottom one is definitely Fargo truck, not sure if top one is Fargo. Terry
  7. Is this car worth buying as an investment?

    Short answer- As an investment item for financial gain, unless it's free, no. If want to buy it as an investment in learning about automobiles and their design and operation, the joys and frustrations of ownership, making friends with a group of people passionate about old cars, then it's an excellent investment! Terry
  8. Need Help identifying Chrysler truck

    Might have been used on a farm as a tractor for pulling implements. The modified cars were called doodlebug tractors.
  9. 1956 Oldsmobile 88 - bleeder valves

    Probably brake cylinders as that is a very popular use of speed bleeders. They have a built in check ball to make bleeding brakes a one man job. Terry
  10. Desoto s-11 generator upgrade

    Yes, regardless of rated output, it's the spinning action of the generator that produces the output power. The generator is XX output at a certain rpm. The advantage of an alternator is it takes less rpms to make current output.
  11. Desoto s-11 generator upgrade

    The new generator is capable of supplying more amps, 50 vs 35 than the old one. It will only supply the amount needed to keep the car up and running as determined by the voltage regulator. If you had lots of accessories that took a lot of power, your new generator is easily able to supply it. I'm not sure if the regulator has to be matched to the gen output. Police cars and ambulances would be common uses for higher output generators.
  12. Sitting garaged for 33 years

    I thought you were talking about me. My wife claims I've been out in the garage at least that long, maybe longer! Anyway, nice car with lots of potential! Good luck. I resurrected a Yamaha motorcycle that sat about that long and did a lot of what is mentioned in this thread to get it back to life. It can be done!
  13. model B Mack truck

    Have you looked on the ATCA (Antique Truck Club of America) website? They are very big into Mack trucks. Terry
  14. Hershey car show

    Excellent photos! Thanks for sharing. Terry
  15. 1948 Dodge brakes

    Boy, you keep bringing back memories for me! Not all of them were positive.