46 woodie

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    67 years young, I'll never grow up!
  1. Thanks Marrs, the one for '46 thru '48 Ford bolts to the two holes that are used to attach the cowl trim strip. If I can't locate one, I can install the strip and drive with out the mirror. It will give me something else to look for at Hershey.
  2. Thanks for your replies but the mirror I am looking for is the cowl mounted one. Bob Drake and Dennis Carpenter do not make them anymore. I am almost positive that there was an advertisement in the latest Antique Automobile that now has them but after I read my copy I give it to an elderly friend and he threw it away once he was done. Anyone see that add in the last issue?
  3. I want to replace the drivers side "swan neck" mirror on my '46 Ford "Woodie". Bob Drake and Dennis Carpenter do not have them anymore. Anyone know a source for one?
  4. WOW, compare the Moon digram to a new Mercedes diagram and it's amazing!
  5. AACA Library is a great idea. Everybody wins!
  6. I can see the guy's on the show field at Hershey now. Detail kit with turpentine, liquid asphaltium and FRESH lard! The best is to "never use GASOLINE on your seat covers, it spreads the dirt".
  7. I read somewhere that you can't call them "Guardrails" anymore, they are now called "Guide Rails". The reason for this is incredible. It seems some jerk stole a car while about four times over the legal limit, plastered out of his mind. He went off the side of the road at about 100 MPH, right thru the guard rail. Well, he sued the state and won, because the "Guardrail" did not "guard" him and he wound up in a wheelchair for life. Only in America!
  8. I could never understand why people gave inanimate objects such as cars, names. It was popular during the '50s and early '60s with custom cars and "lead sleds" to paint a name on the Continental Kit. It was usually something like "Peggy Sue" or "Angel Baby", popular songs back then. There had to be dozens of each and it wasn't hard to see two or more "Peggy Sue's" at one car show. I guess some people think it's cute or to treat the car as a family member, but I still don't get it.
  9. I would try www.oldplateguy.com he specializes in CA plates.
  10. I don't think it's fair to call the Tucker a flop. Sure they had problems but they also had to fight the "Big Three". After the war, Ford, GM and Chrysler offered the public 1941 technology, while the Tucker introduced the future. Disc brakes, 6 cylinder, aluminum, rear engine, third headlight, flat floors, padded dash and independent suspension, among other innovations. Preston Tucker purchased parts from the Big Three and when they saw the finished product they all stopped supplying him parts. Ford was so influential in the Detroit area he started spreading dozens of false rumors about Tucker and the car. One false rumor even got the SEC involved and forced Tucker to throw in the towel rather than try to fight millions of dollars in legal fee's that Ford was ready to put up. Who knows what the future of Tucker would have been if they could have worked out their problems.
  11. You don't have to worry about someone customizing a very rare Tucker. The car pictured is a creation of Bob Ida and is a replica. He and his son, are trying to build a limited run of 50 cars.
  12. Exactly my point R W, I would never even think of that. A derelict car that would take more money to restore than it would be economically feasible, would be ok to hot rod, in my opinion. I think the same way as SC38 get more old cars back on the road rather then rust away in some field.
  13. I think it depends on the car you start with. Say for example one comes across a FAIR, Model A. If someone decides to hot rod it , OK. Probably cost more to restore it than the car is worth. On another site, dedicated to hot rodding, there is a discussion about Wayne Carini from Chasing Classic Cars, finding, assembling and selling a Stutz. Now, if someone found that car and proceeded to hot rod it that would be a crime. As most of us know, restoring a vehicle isn't cheap. If it is an exotic and rare vehicle, it is seldom if ever driven and requires a trailer and tow vehicle which adds to the cost. Now as far as the cars that have hydraulic pistons that allow the car to literally hop around, well that is something I will never understand. Another thing I just don't get, is when someone takes a brand new "luxury" car and modifies the exhaust, lowers the car and puts on "rubber band" tires. Why spend all that money on a "luxury" car and then screw it up?
  14. While not the desired CA "Black Plate" the set you have is very collectable, especially in the shape they are in.
  15. If anyone would like to play with the numbers these are the formulas. MPH= RPM x Tire diameter, divided by Gear Ratio x 336. RPM= MPH x Gear Ratio x 336 divided by Tire Diameter. Gear Ratio= RPM x Tire Diameter divided by MPH x 336. Tire Diameter = MPH x Gear Ratio x 336 divided by RPM. For example at 2500 RPM with 28" tire and a gear ratio of 3.75 to 1 you would be going about 55 MPH. It's fun to see how the rear end ratio and tire height affect speed and RPM.