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    1952 MG TD

    I can certainly identify with being slow. I've started the reassembly of my project and I try to be so careful to avoid putting something together in the wrong order and have to undo it to put another item in place. Well, it happens but it sure goes together more quickly the second time with the added experience!
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    Anyone need a small restoration project?

    I was on a school field trip in 1976 (15 years old at the time) and on the edge of a parking lot was one of these double deckers in what I remember as pretty ratty condition. A buddy (also 15) who was amazingly mechanically inclined, fussed around under the dash and started the thing! Trip chaperones were not amused.
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    car show in the south of France

    Sebastienbuick has been of great help to me with my 1956 Citroen 2CV. He represents the best of the young entering this hobby.
  4. It would be a hard choice between that Ford and the Valiant. Hmm...
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    Borowed from HAMB p 5309

    I think I've seen this posted here before, but I couldn't find it again. Maybe others will have a better memory? Perhaps I saw it on "".
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    1952 Cadillac Series 75

    WOW! Great car. I could park my Fiats inside it.
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    A window into the life of a car dealer

    Garage sales? I had two old wood stoves to sell. I priced them at 20.00 each or two for 10.00. That's how I price my garage sales and I agree, it makes for a lot of fun. Would I attempt to buy or sell a car ths way. No. I must admit though, that reading all of Matt's postings has been enjoyable and informative. Glad to hear from people with common sense, integrity, and knowledge.
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    There are couple locally (Delaware, OH) including one that the owner rather nicely cut down and made into what is probably the only Yugo Jolly around. I'll try to catch a photo next time I see it.
  9. I think it is probably time to create a new forum specifically named for Mr. Keiser. I think most folks on this forum think of him when spotting cars in the wild! To this end, here are some more. As I've stated before, in my retirement I do odd jobs at a local highly-regarded automotive repair place. They work on everything from tractors to big rigs with a strong following of vintage car owners who are getting their cars worked on by guys who know what they're doing. Well, in addition to the usual batch of DeLoreans, today I was in to cut the grass and do some general cleanup and there was quite a crop of cool vehicles amongst the usual daily drivers. Enjoy. Feel free to identify...
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    A new "Keiser Spotting" category?

    It seems my simple tip-of-the-hat to Mr. Keiser was slightly misundertstood. Not a real request just a little fun. Sorry for any confusion. I agree that the General Discussion heading is perfect for this kind of thing and Keiser is quite simply the best! Cheers to all!
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    A new "Keiser Spotting" category?

    And another.
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    A new "Keiser Spotting" category?

    And one more...
  13. Easy - taking the $1.00 my grandpa always gave each of us kids when we visited and then walking to Jane and Sandy's toy store and buying a Matchbox car. Always like the Models of Yesteryear the best!
  14. I love the fact that people now bring their cars to you to be photographed!
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    Chrome questions

    FIrst question: Has anyone used Jon Wright's CustomChrome Plating in Grafton, OH? I'm considering using them for the rechroming work on my 59 Fiat. Second question: Trivalent vs. Hexavalent chrome. Anything I should know about this? What I've learned via the internet (so I know it's true) is that the trivalent is much better environmentally. What about appearance and durability? Thanks!
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    Chrome questions

    I went to pick up this first round of chroming and I am quite pleased! There were a couple smaller pieces that I didn’t accept (they wholeheartedly agreed on my opinion and said they should not have gone beyond their own inspector), but they’re redoing them tomorrow and said they will overnight them to me - no charge of course. May even have them by Friday! Hopefully by this fall I'll have the remainder ready to go - bumpers, grille, miscellaneous other bits. So far I believe it has been money well spent. Jon Wright's Custom Chrome Plating in Grafton, OH. I believe it's OK to post their name if its a compliment!
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    In honor of Father’s Day

    I have this picture of my dad framed in the garage. He's being the "sidewalk engineer" as I dismantled my Fiat near the beginning its restoration. Sorely missed.
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    NZ Police 1973

    If this were true, they'd need hankies tied on their heads under their covers.
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    1966 Cadillac deville

    Always nice to hear about other "knuckleheads!" I can still hear my dad from years ago: "Just calm down. Anything you broke can be fixed." Advice I didn't always care to hear...
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    old car exhibition in France

    Thank you for all your efforts posting these pictures! So many cars we don't see here in the US. As to that dynamo on my 2cv, I haven't looked into it yet. Sooner or later...
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    FCA May End Chrysler line

    Being a market sample of one, I have to say that my 2013 Fiat 500 (base model) has been a great, trouble-free, 44 mpg, plenty of get-up-and-go, automobile. Other folks I've met also like theirs. I'm quite pleased with how my '59 Granluce was built and am having a ball playing around with my '67 Giardiniera. No, I'm not a lifelong Fiat nut - just happened to travel this path accidentally.
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    Daytona Olds?

    I believe that original Packard Gray Wolf is in the Packard Museum in Dayton, OH.
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    old car exhibition in France

    Great Pictures! Always glad to hear from you. I had my 2cv van in our local Memorial Day Parade today. Not many folks had ever seen one.
  24. What a fantastic mix of vehicles! What is that motorcycle??
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    Help ID Truck in the Photo

    Traveling gypsy fortune-teller.