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  1. 1923 Buick

    It might sit on the market a while at $8k, but I wouldn't call that a lot of money these days.
  2. Maine carriage company

    Question - Was this associated with the same company? Was it an auto dealership? Did they actually manufacture a car, or at least make a prototype? Answer - Yes, Yes and no. FO Bailey was the first automobile and motorcycle dealership in Maine...It was Ford and Harley FO Bailey Real Estate & Antiquarians @FOBaileyRealEstate Real Estate Agent in Falmouth, Maine
  3. 1923 Buick

    I'd say it's worth about 3 Buick Reattas. Maybe more.
  4. Buyer's premium

    http://www.posnik.com/html17/112917c/112917c.htm TERMS OF SALE: 25% DEPOSIT AT TIME OF SALE BY CASH, CERTIFIED OR BANK CHECK, OR BANK WIRE TRANSFER. 15% BUYERS PREMIUM APPLIES ON ALL ONSITE PURCHASES. 18% BUYERS PREMIUM APPLIES ON ALL ONLINE PURCHASES. PERSONAL OR COMPANY CHECK ACCEPTED ONLY IF ACCOMPANIED WITH A BANK LETTER GUARANTEEING PAYMENT. EXAMPLE OF BANK LETTER OF GUARANTEE: THIS BANK GUARANTEES PAYMENT TO AARON POSNIK & CO., INC. ON ACCOUNT # _____UP TO THE AMOUNT OF $ _____ FOR PURCHASES MADE AT PACKARD MOTOR CAR SERVICE, INC. AUCTION TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH. NO PURCHASE REMOVED UNTIL COMPLETE SETTLEMENT IS MADE. OTHER TERMS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT TIME OF SALE.
  5. What is it

    Send the pic to Bernie in a PM since you're talking Australia.
  6. TRAILER

    Aluminum does not have the fatigue resistance that steel has. This chart illustrates how aluminum can develop fatigue stress cracks at very low stress levels over time as the number of cycles grows. Steel effectively has a "fatigue limit" meaning if the stress is kept below a certain level you can expect no stress fatigue cracking no matter how many cycles it is subjected to. Areas above the lines in the chart represent failure, and below the lines represent safe operating. So the safe stress level for aluminum is lower for high number of cycles. That chart above may not be immediately clear, but the way the blue line of steel flattens out represents an extraordinary property of steel. It also suggests why aluminum would tend to get over-built. They are made too strong for the load because designers want to avoid failure due to fatigue cracking, which can be microscopic internal cracks that can grow. Anyway, I just remember this from materials science and thought it would be of interest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatigue_limit Some authors use endurance limit, Se, for the stress below which failure never occurs, even for an indefinitely large number of loading cycles, as in the case of steel;
  7. Corvair Ultra Van Bull(etin)

    https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hmn/2007/10/1961--64-Chevrolet-Corvair-Rampside-and-Loadside/1522489.html They offered more power than Volkswagen's pickups, and could be had with Chevrolet's two-speed Powerglide, or a four-speed manual. The gross vehicle weight rating of 4,700 pounds meant that they could handle a payload of up to three-quarters of a ton. So it sounds like the Rampside weighed 3200 pounds and could carry an additional 1,500. Both those figures are higher than I would have guessed, especially the 1,500 payload.
  8. Yes you should not have to pay the sales/use tax. You bought it long ago in another state. Here is the fee calculator for Nonresident Vehicle Registration - https://www.dmv.ca.gov/wasapp/FeeCalculatorWeb/newResidentForm.do Vehicle Registration Fee Calculator Transaction Date: November 13, 2017 Type of Calculation: Nonresident Vehicle Registration Type of Vehicle: Automobile Model Year: 1967 Motive Power: Gas First Operated in CA: November 10, 2017 Acquired/Purchase Date: September 01, 1997 Acquired From: Private Party Purchase Price: $1,200.00 Use/Sales Tax Credit: $100.00 County: Sonoma City: Santa Rosa Zip Code: 95407 Current Registration: 53.00 Current California Highway Patrol: 24.00 Current Vehicle License Fee: 1.00 Current County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies Fee: 1.00 Current Fingerprint ID Fee: 1.00 Current Abandoned Vehicle Fee: 1.00 Current Valley Air Quality: 6.00 Alt Fuel/Tech Reg Fee: 3.00 Current Vehicle Theft/DUI 2: 2.00 Non-Resident Original Service Fee: 20.00 Reflectorized License Plate Fee: 1.00 Total Registration Fees: $113.00 Total Use/Sales Tax (includes credit paid to another state): $0.00 Grand Total Registration Fees: $113.00 Print Result See Registration Fees and Smog Abatement/High Polluter Fees for additional information. This is an estimate based on the information provided. Fees may vary depending on the actual vehicle registration. All fees are subject to statutory change. Calculator Home Page Calculate Another Vehicle Help us improve our online services. Please take a moment to complete a brief Survey. Here's what I got for my own car, if theoretically I bought it in Nevada 20 years ago and just brought it here to California now. My annual registration btw is about #100 or $97 due to it being low value (ad velorum tax component is low)
  9. When you buy a used car you have to pay the sales tax when you go to transfer the registration. Actually it is called the "use tax" since sales tax is for new items only. That is up to 9.75% for us now, though it varies a bit depending on your county and city of residence. I was not aware that moving here from out of state would subject you to the use tax though. Maybe or maybe not.
  10. Corvair Ultra Van Bull(etin)

    Hopefully the couch can be turned to face forward when it is time to drive.
  11. I know someone who got Historic Vehicle plates (HV) for a car that is only 1980 vintage, and he drives it regularly even though he is not supposed to. He claims it is advantageous. I also seem to remember he claimed to avoid the smog tests. I am wondering if the "ad valorem" component of annual registrations is less if you have the HV plates? Also there is something called non-operation status which you should use if you car is off the road for a year or more, it will save you money.
  12. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    The Jergens insert might work. I've been told to not recommend anything not specifically made for spark plugs so don't want to get in trouble. I think you should get one, look it over, see how the spark plug screws into it and how it seats then decide if you'll go ahead with installing. You would then need a tap and drill. I think it was 24mm-1.5mm pitch and 57/64 inch drill https://www.ebay.com/itm/S-1pcs-24mm-x-1-5-Metric-HSS-Right-hand-Thread-Tap-M24-x1-5-mm-High-quality/301897593281? https://www.ebay.com/itm/57-64-size-HSS-Morse-MTS-MT-2-Drill-Drillbit-Dormer-A130/322185718996? Or you can have a custom insert made at a machine shop like you said in the very beginning. It should not be too difficult. Inside M18-1.5 and outside threads greater than 22mm with maybe a lip so it can be screwed down and tightened. Are the spark plugs you will use "washer-seat" as opposed to "taper-seat"? There are no off the shelf spark-plug specific inserts available to fit the large hole you have unless you are willing to go back to the larger 7/8-18 size spark plugs.
  13. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    7/8-18 WASHER SEAT INSERTs are available. https://www.threaddoctor.com/7-8-18-washer-seat-insert The problem with the M18-1.5 taper seat inserts is their outside diameter is too small for the existing enlarged hole. https://www.threaddoctor.com/m18x1-5-taper-seat-insert
  14. Investments.

    We just got our first Chick fil a a few years ago, a franchise owned by a proud veteran I go there sometimes. I think they are closed Sunday, Veterans Day and some other holidays. I remember it being sad when hearing the founder had died. Never knew he was a car collector. It is not you typical bottom feeder fast food place. https://hilbersinc.com/news-and-events/chick-fil-a-opens-newest-northern-california-restaurant-built-by-hilbers-inc-a-national-restaurant-general-contractor.html Santa Rosa is the third restaurant Hilbers Inc. has completed for the Chick-fil-A chain. This one sits adjacent to Santa Rosa Jr. College. This site had an aging Burger King, which Hilbers Inc. swapped out for a great new Chick-fil-A with a great design that fits nicely into the neighborhood. Project Manager was Larry Hilbers, Vice President of Hilbers Inc., a national restaurant general contractor. Day to day was overseen by Wayne Bookamer, Supt. This restaurant is run by Owner/Operator Jason Sutton, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces enlistee, Officer and Apache helicopter pilot.