alsancle

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  1. So the 32 is 4 inches longer in the wheelbase which is all behind the door? Also, the suicide doors? Any other differences I can't see?
  2. I hope Frank gets well soon. He is highly skilled and I enjoyed his problem solving aptitude. I have many people I consider good friends that started out as "Internet buddies".
  3. I was starting to have trouble following along with his posts, but do not know him well enough to realize something was amiss. They definitely had changed over the last month. Get well soon Frank!
  4. I like the 31 a lot. But isn't the 32 the "holy grail"?
  5. This is very true. I don't necessarily mind as long as it is very clear to anyone donating that a good percentage of their donation actually funds the apparatus and not the actual charitable deed.
  6. So Frank, that means you need 5 hours every 24? I good on 7, too many 6s or less in a row and my sterling personality starts to deteriorate.
  7. Time to start a thread to discuss DuPont. When you think about this marque invariably you are talking about the Model G straight eight of 1928-1930 production. Although almost all the components were sourced from other manufacturers, it is not fair to call this an assembled car as quite a bit of engineering and fine tuning went in to all the components. All were coachbuilt with bodies from Waterhouse, Merrimack and a few others. I urge everyone to get a copy of Stan Smith's book which lists every chassis # built for the Model G. There were 3 model H cars built on left over Stearns Knight chassis's. Of those, one survives (although another was still around in the late 40s). The sport phaeton on the H chassis is one of the best looking Classic era cars ever built. The closest I have came to one of these was a club sedan that Mark Hyman was selling as a restoration project. He only had it a short time before it was sold. I think this is the car post restoration. This is the lone known surviving model H.
  8. There were many fiberglass bodies and small manufactures in the 1950s. I doubt the car was made in 1948 although the chassis could certainly date from that year. Not bad looking. Not worth a ton of money, but a decent project for someone. This is a good place to go and ask: http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/
  9. The swinger is very neat. The Stutz is a good car but the purple is not. Would love one of those 1/4 scale train sets. Something off about the Packard.
  10. That is neat. A picture of a guy with binoculars standing in it back in the 40s would be very cool.
  11. I assume you are joking a bit? No, you can't have the car back. The museum may not be sales tax exempt (or just lazy) so when they sell it at auction to raise funds it will transfer with your dad's name on it.
  12. The Hyman car is a perfect round headlight R2 4 speed. The price is high, but I get it based on: 1. R2 blown engine. 2. 4 speed. I get blowback on the premium for a 4 speed, as many many guys on this forum underestimate what this means to a muscle era car. 3. 100k plus worth of restoration work.
  13. I give him a lot of credit. I honestly have no idea how he sells some of the cars he does at the prices he does. I assume he has a very tight following of customers that buy only from him.
  14. I agree with you Curt, when Dave says something it is usually worth paying attention to. Funny how different guys elicit different levels of attention.
  15. I have come around on the driving for a few reasons. One, I did my first tour last year with one of my dad's cars, brought my wife and had a lot of fun. Two, I have friends who aggressively drive their cars, and the idea of doing stuff with them is appealing. And three, the maintence issue is real, and letting a restored car sit is just a really bad idea. That said, my primary joy's come from other aspects of the hobby, with driving maybe third or fourth on the list. And even then, I was sort of forced in to it.
  16. I would agree on the stalk and purchase comment. If you asked me 10 years ago looking at them was what gave me great joy. The problem with a restored car though, is that if you are just looking at it, the car is quietly deteriorating behind the scenes. Really the only way to combat that is regular driving and maintenance. Now, a cool non-running project car can sit for years and years and not deteriorate.
  17. I probably should have mentioned, I never gave him any money for the stuff either. When I got in to my 30s we flipped that the other way.
  18. My dad is 92 next month and still working on his cars. I'm hoping I have the same genes. When I was a kid I always had a project going, a gig, a go-kart, a tree house, snowmobile, a GTO, etc. I would give him a list of things I needed in the morning and he would always figure out a way to swing by the lumber yard, or go-kart shop, or where ever and pick up the stuff I needed. Always did it and never complained. Not realizing then, but certainly now, at the end of the day commuting home, you are beat tired, and the driving out of the way to run an errand or just squeezing in the time is not trivial.
  19. Most people assume driving is the "best" part of collecting. I see: searching, acquisition, research, scavenging for parts, restoration, etc as all being interesting. Driving is great, and maybe the most fun but there are other fun aspects to the hobby.
  20. Identical to what was sold at Hershey last year. http://www.rmsothebys.com/hf16/hershey/lots/1931-pierce-arrow-model-41-convertible-victoria-by-lebaron/1083483
  21. Good job! I don't screw up too often or at least get called on it.
  22. Hey Curt, The Avanti for some reason brings no money. Obviously a milestone car with many great/unique features and neat styling. You didn't say but from the engine shot I'm guessing R1/automatic. I won't say I'm an expert, but I know a little. I think there is a 100% price bump for a R2 4 speed over a R1 auto. I watch the R2 4 speed cars and a decent running project is 10k and going up from there. So, I'm gonna guess that for a solid running decent R1 automatic car you could try for 16-18k and go down from there. You will see dealers with similar cars for 20k plus, but I'm not sure they are actually selling them. Round headlight is a bit of a premium maybe? Need an Avanti guy to chime in.
  23. Minor correction, 46-48. The 49-50 don't have the built in running boards. Looks like a really nice car. Those plymouths really don't bring any money for some reason.
  24. Awesome, love the dash shot. Frank, what were the garages originally built for? farm equipment?
  25. So who remembers the car that started it all for J.B. Nethercutt? Found on a used car lot in the 1950s, it was J.B.'s first restoration and an early Pebble BOS.