Bhigdog

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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    I notice generic electic vehicle commercials running in prime time. The fine print mentions VW. Till now tesla was little more than a pimple on the butt of the major makers. If the majors put on a full court press in electrics i,m guessing tesla will end up being a niche player or road kill........bob
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    1948 Buick Super Vacuum pump question.

    McMaster-Carr.................Bob
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    Judging Guidlines

    The color is actually Titian Red. Named for the Italian painter, Titian, who often used that color for the hair of the women he painted. They often being zaftig nudes. So your car's color was named after plump, naked, red headed women. I can think of worse..............Bob
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    So whom would you sell it to?

    Integrity isn,t dead yet. The last piece of acreage i bought was sealed with a hand shake and honered by the seller even though he was later offered a higher price. I took the last car i sold off the market and held it for 4 days for the buyer on the strength of a hand shake. Both were relativley high $ deals......bob
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    So whom would you sell it to?

    Just be up front with both and say the first one to paypal the bucks or that comes to the house with cash will get the car. No deposits, no promises, no bull****, just cash up front . Don't be surprised if neither actually buys the car. Been there done that...........Bob
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    Followup to having curved glass windows made

    A few years back I talked to an owner that had 2 Compound curved glass windows made for his car. He said the first one was $5000 the second was $500..........Bob
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    Log truck

    Out of all those lumber jacks not one fat guy.........bob
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    Log truck

    Yuengling Lager???
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    Log truck

    Two different size front wheels? Yes? No?.......................Bob.
  10. Body off restoration. Nothing spared. Cloud white over coral, coral/grey flawless interior. AACA Grand Nat first. Awarded at Inn at St Johns concours and Ault Park concours. 700 miles since restoration. PS, PB, PW. All mechanicals rebuilt or replaced. Show ready or drive anywhere. Pix on request. Located Eastern PA about one hour from Hershey. Offered at less than book. Not cheap but none nicer. $64,000.......Bob..........bhigdog1@ptd.net
  11. Body off restoration. Nothing spared. Coral over cloud white, coral/grey flawless interior. AACA Grand Nat first. Awarded at Inn at St Johns concours and Ault Park concours. 700 miles since restoration. PS, PB, PW. All mechanicals rebuilt or replaced. Show ready or drive anywhere. Pix on request. Located Eastern PA about one hour from Hershey. Offered at less than book. Not cheap but none nicer. $64,000.......Bob..........bhigdog1@ptd.net
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    Buying on ebay. Don't use your phone!!!!

    To paraphrase an old chestnut.........."HI, I'm from Ebay and I'm here to help you"..........Oy Vey..............Bob
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    Buying on ebay. Don't use your phone!!!!

    Good God! How do you do it? Sounds like my vision of Hell.......................Bob
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    Park Pawl Repair 50' w/Dynaflow

    55 shop manual says........." removal of rear bearing retainer and parking lock ratchet wheel.........only the torque ball and universal joint and oil pan need be removed"......... I'm guessing 1950 may be different but it's worth checking out............bob
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    In any "situation" there can be events that put a person in a S.O.L. position. It's just a whole lot easier to plan and deal with contingencies when your vehicle uses common and readily available fuel that is easily stored and quickly put where needed. Not knocking Tesla. Just saying the PITA factor of dealing with the whole thing makes it a non starter for me and my situation........Bob
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    Much more of a problem when you have limited range, a dearth of charging stations & long charge times. Pretty easy to fill a few extra gas cans. Not so easy to stash a spare charged battery. At least right now an electric car is best seen as an auxiliary vehicle to another "all use" vehicle. Even then it's use requires a measure of planning and contingency planning not required with a normally fueled vehicle. Not unusual to look at the gas gauge and realize you might be getting a bit low. With a gasser not a problem. With an electric???????...........Bob
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    Wondering about the folks in their Teslas caught in the evacuation from the Carolinas. Loong lines of slow traffic. Many miles to go in search of safety. Nervously looking at the range left in the battery. Trying to find a charging station without long lines of desperate Tesla owners trying to get a charge. Hours long wait to get plugged in. Wife checking the storms track and progress every 15 minutes while trying to calm the kids. Dog just threw up..................Bob
  18. Will need new flux capacitors for sure..................Bob
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    Only thing holding Tesla together is hype, left coast nit wits and tax dollars. It's unsustainable in it's current form as long as liquid fuels are available.............. Bob
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    RARE 1946-1947 Clinton Engine for a doodle bug

    And so explains the confusion in name and application. Thanks, Carl.......bob
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    RARE 1946-1947 Clinton Engine for a doodle bug

    During and after the war they were pretty common necessity being the mother of invention. A shame more didn,t survive. I,m guessing there was some admirable back yard engineeing done.....bob
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    Garage size and zoning

    Nearly every municipality of any type has zoning and land use regs. Some are quite liberal and some are quite restrictive. They also may have over lapping state and home owner regs. Some state rules may over ride local rules, or not. Any SPECIFIC advice given here is worth exactly what you paid for it. Go to your municipality's office and buy a copy of the zoning and building regs. Research what local/state codes and carve outs may apply. Do your due diligence and decide your options BEFORE making a costly mistake. An informal talk with the code enforcement officer may be a good idea. When I built my last building his guidance helped me go from a residential structure requiring red $eal architectural drawing$, multiple in$pection$, & univer$al building code compliance, to only a trip to the municipal office to buy a $50 building permit........... Good luck..............Bob
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    RARE 1946-1947 Clinton Engine for a doodle bug

    I always thought a doodle bug was a home made tractor, often fashionied from a model A or like car. The doodlebug was used to actually pull farm equiptment and do actual work. I can remember a neighbor that made and used one right after WWII. I cant imagine that engine doing more than powering a lite putt putt type vehicle.......bob
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    RARE 1946-1947 Clinton Engine for a doodle bug

    Maytag washing machine engine???..... Bob
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    47 Town & Country on Ebay

    Or if he's not reeeel careful got cleaned out of $20+K.................Bob