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  1. Buffalowed Bill

    Mass. YOM plates and new inspection rules

    Gary, You could register your car in the state of Washington, where your family came from. We have no yearly inspection, on any vehicle, antique or not. Anyone care to comment on the value of yearly inspections. Is it a matter of structural integrity or just mechanical issues. The concept in foreign to to me. It does seem to be a bit arbitrary, when applied it to antique vehicles. Considering era available equipment, and cars that are seldom driven, and hopefully not abused during the winter months. What do the authorities expect to change from year to year?
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    New fuel pump rebuilding kits - thoughts?

    http://www.then-now-auto.com/fuel-pumps/ I've used these people a number of times, always with a good outcome. Give them a call and prepare to be impressed amount of knowledge that that you will receive. They are the real deal!
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    1936 Studebaker Dictator info?

    Bill, The paint is not original, Studebaker never used lacquer. I also doubt that the cars were two toned in this manner in 1936. I have seen some coupes that were two toned in 1936, but the color change was done along the body lines. Most cars in that era were a single color. Black fenders had fallen out of favor by the late 30's. I suppose the purchaser could have requested custom paint, but I have my doubts.
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    This Pierce Arrow roadster showed up yesterday....

    Sorry that I didn't know about this sooner. Sequim is less ten a two hour drive from the Seattle area. I would just have loved to drive up for the day to see the cars and meet the participants. While I need no excuse to visit this very special part of the world, but it would have given just that much more incentive. This may not come as a surprise to some, but the area like no other in the bottom 48. I know that the weather has been good, and although it doesn't show up on the itinerary, I trust that the Olympics were out in all their glory, as viewed from Hurricane Ridge. On second thought, I'm tempted to just drive up tomorrow, and make a pest of myself.-Bill
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    To pay or not to pay?...

    I am an old car collector. I've been doing this for about fifty five years. During that time I've seen the best of it when cars could be reasonably restored and there was always a ready market for a good car. Speared on by the Boomers the apex of the hobby was in the late eighties and the nineties. Like everything else what goes up must come down, and so too has the vibrant hobby. If we were talking about the stock market we would call it a correction. If it's really necessary to stop the downward spiral by paying for a venue, I get it, but does the price have to be so high. I can see $5 or maybe $10, but such a large part of our hobby is old and on a fixed income, we are being forced out of the activities of the hobby, before we should be ready to go. Nobody who puts on a car show, has ever asked me what I can afford to spend to display. The numbers that I see today makes me wonder if the venue providers are interested in me and my car, or is it just about the money. So many people worry, so much, about the future of the hobby, but what they should be really concerned about it's health today. Many of us have been the backbone of the hobby for decades. Shouldn't we be allowed to continue until we can't do it anymore?
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    To pay or not to pay?...

    I am an old car collector. I've been doing this for about fifty five years. During that time I've seen the best of it when cars could be reasonably restored and there was always a ready market for a good car. Speared on by the Boomers the apex of the hobby was in the late eighties and the nineties. Like everything else what goes up must come down, and so too has the vibrant hobby. If we were talking about the stock market we would call it a correction. If it's really necessary to stop the downward spiral by paying for a venue, I get it, but does the price have to be so high. I can see $5 or maybe $10, but such a large part of our hobby is old and on a fixed income, we are being forced out of the activities of the hobby, before we should be ready to go. Nobody who puts on a car show, has ever asked me what I can afford to spend to display. The numbers that I see today makes me wonder if the venue providers are interested in me and my car, or is it just about the money. So many people worry, so much, about the future of the hobby, but what they should be really concerned about it's health today. Many of us have been the backbone of the hobby for decades. Shouldn't we be allowed to continue until we can't do it anymore?
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    1931 buick sport roadster 94 series

    There's a beautifully restored family owned car in the Seattle area. The car is painted blue, the color maybe the original. I saw it again this last Sunday, on the yearly breakfast tour.
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    1946 Studebaker coupe

    My better half, Mary, sold the car Oct of 2016. It's a good honest car. It's a real survivor, I really hope that it will be saved as the loved original it has been for the last seventy two years. The car a little rust in the trunk area, around the trunk weatherstrip channel and on the front of the LR fender, under the splash guard. Too bad if someone finds this interesting at this price, because they could have had it for less then half today's asking price. It is a rare car, but we have four of them in the state of Washington. I'm sure that they are much more rare in the eastern part of the country. I would not pay anything close to the asking price of $12.5K. The reason I am commenting here, is the statement that the car has a clear Washington title. Buyer beware, Mary submitted a seller's notice, when she sold the car, but title was never transferred. Buyer may be on the hook for any Florida taxes due, on the original $5K selling price. If anyone would like to contact Mary she can be reached through me, in care of the forum.-Bill
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    Generator rebuild to Alternator

    A quick glance and didn't see any cautionary response regarding possible limitations of your ammeter. Your ammeter is designed to measure the current flow for which your system as it was designed. If you decide to up-power to say to 45 amps, and your ammeter is only capable handling 35 amps, you will run the real risk of burning it up.
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    Pete's '65 Riviera Project

    It must not be the same car. I checked the ongoing thread, and David's project was continuing as of 5/1 of this year. You might take a look at his project, it's something to behold.-Bill
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    Pete's '65 Riviera Project

    Is this the car that was posted by the young owner in 2013? If it is the same car would you care to share what happened in the last five years that allowed you to get it?
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    Saw this very nice 1969 Lincoln Mark III today....

    I had one for awhile, more then thirty years ago. I always loved the look, as I do all of the Mark series. Driving was a different experience, kind of akin to sleeping on a waterbed. Somewhat like wallowing, but without the sound of the water sloshing around. Smooth and powerful, but without any of the road feel that I was used to. I still love the look, but I'll let someone else do the driving. But then I don't sleep on a waterbed either.
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    Ford is all but getting out of the Car Business

    Talk about the extra add on's that some new car makers have incorporated, made me laugh. Last year we rented an Impala, Premiere. After driving it for a week i got so I really liked it. Early on there was some doubt, when we were on a narrow two lane road, so narrow that there was no center line. Almost immediately this thing started beep at me, at the same time something on the dash began flashing. Holly c..... what's going on! Out came the owner's manual. It took several minutes to figure out that it was a detector to tell me that I was over the center line. As soon as I figured out how to turn that feature off, it was gone!
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    Ford is all but getting out of the Car Business

    The most current news indicates that Ford's only domestic car offering will be the Mustang.
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    Ford is all but getting out of the Car Business

    Let me say that I agreed with the govt's assessment that GM was too big to allow to fail. This is not based on politics, or ideology, it is strictly based on economics. GM took the govt loans, paid their obligation early, and moved on. Ford got universal kudos for not needing to accept the "bailout," but what did it really cost them. While they were able to secure loans on their own, to stay the course they also were forced to sell Jaguar/Landrover to Tata motors. Alan Mullally, company president, stated that it was time to return to their own luxury marque Lincoln. The selling price was, I believe, around two Billion dollars. This was after Ford had sunk millions into the Coventry plant, to both modernize it, and to attack the quality flaws that had become implicit with the marque. So how did that work out for Ford, not very well. Tata returned management to Coventry, and returned the company to profitability. Enough profit, in fact, to cover all of the purchase price in several years. Ford's emphasis on Lincoln fell flat. While the Towncar served the company well domestically, there was no international marque recognition. By giving up on their only global, luxury marque was a huge mistake. We live in a world economy, and Ford chose not to play. Personally I think that Ford made another huge mistake, when the chose to drop the full framed, rear wheeled drive, Crown Victoria based, line of cars. They had been the mainstay for police, taxi and limousine service for two decades. None of their offerings have made them a player in any of these markets.