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  1. First of all, PLEASE, DO NOT, take what I am going to say as a knock on the judging at Hershey. I know they have a very difficult job. Next year will be my 50th year attending the show. I have seen Model A Fords and V-8 Fords, the vehicles that I own and am associated with, that have AACA First Place Badges. Some of those vehicles, if judged by MARC, MAFCA or the V-8 Club might not even place. The point I am trying to make is, that if you really want to know how your vehicle stacks up, you should have it judged by the Kaiser Club, if there is one.
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    Exhaust vent for shop needed.

    Grangers has dozens to choose from. Although it costs a lot more, if you are doing any painting you may want to think about an explosion proof motor.
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    Knock-off wheel removal

    There is a discussion on the HAMB site about this very subject. Fellow with a hot rod '32 roadster, driving down the road and his left rear tire and wheel passed him by and he was scrapping the pavement. The consensus is that by hitting the front of the KO (towards the front of the car) tightens the KO. ONLY if it is real, not an aftermarket fake.
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    Knock-off wheel removal

    Lead hammer is the way most remove the knock offs. As far as direction, unless you can see the thread and tell for sure, you are going to have to hammer one until it moves. Most real knock offs tighten, the way the wheel rotates. I don't know about the replica ones. In other words, tighten in the direction that the wheel rotates. This always makes sure the KO will stay on, and will try to tighten itself if it is loose.
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    1972 Dodge Dart Wiring

    I can't decide if the original post is a joke or if it's a serious question. I see a few wires that look like they are just placed on the engine with both ends not connected to anything. If you are serious then yes, I would completely rewire your engine compartment before a fire does it for you.
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    Need gas tank build

    As I suggested in my original post #2, Tanks Inc., has a Universal tank that is 30"x16"x8", pretty darn close. You might need to relocate the filler neck, but they might be willing to do that for you. Even if they don't do custom work, you should be able to find someone that can change the filler.
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    Need gas tank build

    Any good metal fabrication shop with a sheet metal brake and a TIG welder can fabricate that tank for you. It's a simple rectangle with a filler neck. Once you get it, use tank sealer and paint the exterior.
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    This has happened before..

    I think it depends on the vehicle. For example, Model A Fords had two "serial" numbers. One was stamped on the frame just under the front left cowl. The second number was stamped on the engine. Over the years engines were changed, but rarely was the frame replaced. In that case I would use the frame number. I would think most companies would tend to stamp the chassis. Cars are re-bodies often and the chassis number is used. Body tags can be removed easily and in some cases the body number was different than the chassis number. I'm not a lawyer, but in a court of law, I would give the owner of the chassis with the correct numbers the nod.
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    1966 Cadillac deville

    Davis, that's why fusible links were not the smartest thing that car companies put in their vehicles. Can you imaging trying to repair your car on the side of the road or some other remote location.
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    Pre war cars insane prices

    As others have pointed out there are probably a lot of economical entry level pre war vehicles available. The fact that you are located in Canada can possibly affect the cost though. Some of the cars you mention, RIO and Essex are going to be more expensive. In the latest Model A magazines there are several cars that look to be in nice shape for around $10K. Now, as for your question as to why some people are hard nosed and stick to an unreasonable asking price. I think all the auction and other type car shows that are on TV have hurt the hobby. How many times have we all heard that "my 1955 Chevy four door that needs work is worth $50,000", I saw one on TV just like it". Well the one you saw on TV was a '55 Chevy Nomad or '55 Convertible fully restored. Another reason is that sometimes people put a lot more money into a car than it is really worth. People always tend to think what they have is worth a lot more than it really is. I once looked at a 1959 T Bird that was sunk in the mud. Rotted floors, every panel had about 4" of rust and the interior was a sea of mildew. A parts car at best. The owner did not want to sell the car because he said that someday, when he does sell it, "it is going to put his grand kids thru college". You can't argue with that mentality.
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    1930 Ford Backfiring

    Most of the condensers that are available today are junk. As 60 recommends, I would replace yours with a known good one, only two screws to remove it. Several articles in the Model A club magazines about condensers and the lack of finding good ones. A company called Echlin, available from NAPA and some others are decent from what I have read. Sounds like something is breaking down in the electrical system when it gets hot.
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    Working visible gas pump anywhere?

    mcdarrunt, my 1925 National-Simplex has the same set up. When you remove the "tins", it is a brass cylinder about 12" across by about 36" tall with a piston inside. When you crank the handle, a rack and pinion raises the piston to push the gas out the hose. The system was basically kept "charged" by the means of a foot-valve. This keeps gas between the foot-valve and the cylinder. The pump has four levers that were gallon indicators and you selected one to five gallons. By pushing the lever over, it becomes a hard stop for the rack. My pump also has what is called a Visigauge. It's a glass cylinder, piped above the pump and has a tiny brass propeller inside, As you crank the pump to start gas flow, the propeller starts to spin, showing that you were flowing gas.
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    Working visible gas pump anywhere?

    Chris, post 8, it was a little questionable about how much gas you actually got. All the gas that was left in the hose really belonged to you, the car owner. Rarely did the "pump jockey" lift the hose to give you all that was trapped in the hose. The early pumps had what is called a "banana" nozzle and not the modern click type nozzle. Some unscrupulous garage owners installed extra long hoses to trap more gas. When you left the station, they drained the trapped gas in the hose into a drum for their own use.
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    Daytona Olds?

    Hey Joe, what year was that Packard? I wonder if the leather belts around the front axle were some sort of early shock arrestor? The "radiator" looks like it could be used as a home heating system, I would love to see how they are piped to return flow to the motor. The exhaust headers are cool the way they attach 4 into one, vertically, into the exhaust pipe. That is one beautiful race car! Great having a fuel tank in your lap/face.
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    1930's running board trim finishes

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you, but I tried a magnet on the running board trim on my 1929 Ford Model A and it is magnetic. I would think that it is zinc plated steel. It was never polished on the Model A and left in it's dull finish.