Akstraw

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About Akstraw

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  • Birthday 11/08/1957

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    Hickory, NC, USA
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    1914 Maxwell 25 Roadster
    1915 Buick C25 Touring
    1922 Marmon 34B Touring
    1929 AA Ford Truck
    1930 Franklin Convertible Coupe
    1956 Cadillac Coupe deVille
    1972 Volvo 1800ES
    1987 BMW 325i Cabriolet
    2002 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet

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  1. Akstraw

    What did you buy at Hershey this year?

    Although I did not buy it, I saw a repro Boyce Moto Meter with a Franklin emblem on it. Think about it... guess it's not a big seller. Great show. Nothing like it in the world!
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    Interesting car 1904? any guesses?

    Love the picture, Bob. This must be the upstate NY part!
  3. Akstraw

    Great Sunday Drive

    Wow. Sounds like a great outing!
  4. Akstraw

    6 volt battery maintainer

    I got one brand-named Viking from Harbor Freight that does both 6 & 12 volt charging and maintaining that I like. I think it was less than $30.
  5. Akstraw

    Rarity ? Pure sales talk?

    Rare is how I order steak. Sometimes.
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    WTB: Marmon 34 engine parts

    Looking for good useable cylinder blocks, cylinder head, and camshaft for a 1922 Marmon 34B engine. Also need lifter guides, or would be interested in a whole crankcase with good lifter guides in place. I will be at Hershey. Please PM me if you have any of these available. Thanks! Andrew
  7. Akstraw

    WTB: Marmon 34 engine parts

    Looking for good useable cylinder blocks, cylinder head, and camshaft for a 1922 Marmon 34B engine. Also need lifter guides, or would be interested in a whole crankcase with good lifter guides in place. I will be at Hershey. Please PM me if you have any of these available. Thanks! Andrew
  8. Akstraw

    Merrimac Body Company body styles

    I am sorry I can't help answer your question, but just want to say it looks like a magnificent car!
  9. Akstraw

    craigslist..

    I think the limo would be eligible for the Modified Division of the Cadillac LaSalle Club.
  10. Akstraw

    Followup to having curved glass windows made

    I saw somebody do exactly this on one of those Velocity Channel shows. He went to a glass warehouse somewhere in California, showed the man the glass he wanted to replace (can't remember what it was for, something rare and exotic, though), and the fellow went out into the warehouse and pulled two or three donor candidates from his inventory of several thousand, and ended up cutting down a rear window from a Ford Taurus or something like that to make a perfect replacement. Not saying it would work for a quarter window on a Rauch and Lang, but I was impressed with the whole idea of it...and the man's expertise to pull the right donor candidates by memory was impressive.
  11. I very much enjoyed the Velocity show on the Monterey Kissel. How many times have you 'been there': going over again and again a fuel or ignition system trying to figure out a miss, stall, or hesitation. Interesting to hear the backstory on the Carini car; thanks for that restorer32.
  12. Akstraw

    Updating brakes

    I have to say that upon purchasing my 56 Caddy twelve years ago, one of my first thoughts was to do a disk brake conversion. I must say, however, I was discouraged by horror stories from two acquaintances who had done conversions and "never were really able to get them working right." What finally convinced me to stay original, though, was the effectiveness of the stock system after I went through it all. If you do the conversion, my $0.02 would be to find a shop who specializes in such conversions, and can give you references (and ideally, test drives) for their prior work.
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    Preserving Headlamp Reflectors

    I don't see why clearcoating would not work. Some brass-era owners coat their brass to eliminate regular polishing. I think the main risk would be the elevated temperature damaging the coating if you actually operate the headlights.
  14. Akstraw

    Preserving Headlamp Reflectors

    Re-silvering done by Steve's Auto Restoration in Portland, Oregon.
  15. Akstraw

    Preserving Headlamp Reflectors

    Thanks, Paul. I will try it. BTW, Dick e-mailed me yesterday that my Gemmer steering box is finished for the 145. I am excited about putting that car back on the road! Andrew