Restorer32

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    Professional Restorer since 1979. AACA Senior Master Judge.

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  1. Desperately seeking a passenger's side wiper escutcheon. This is the external chrome part that surrounds the wiper post and contains the windshield washer nozzle. Any restorable condition. Reply by PM or e-mail PennDutchRestore@aol.com.
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    I fully believe, with the slow but inevitable improvement in self driving vehicles, that there will come a time when people look back in disbelief at a time when an individual could legally get behind the wheel of a 4000 lb vehicle and drive it in close proximity to other folks behind the wheels of their vehicles. The days of individually driven vehicles is slowly but surely drawing to a close, sad to say. I think my Son, 35, might very well live to see that day. "I remember the days when you could get into a 4000 lb car or even an 80,000 lb tractor trailer and YOU CONTROLLED BOTH THE SPEED AND THE DIRECTION YOURSELF. There was nothing to stop you from driving off the road or even driving into oncoming traffic". "Mom....Grandpa is exaggerating again".
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    I think had they been contemporaries Elon Musk and Preston Tucker would have been great friends.
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    Legit?

    The law can be strange at times. Believe it or not here in PA a Mechanics Lien does not apply to automobile repair. If a customer stiffs a mechanic his only recourse is to seek a judgement through the court system. In PA a Mechanics Lien only applies to home repairs and the like. Ask me how I know.
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    Devon PA 1953 AACA Meet

    lol, it's Devon, Pa not Dover, PA. I live near Dover, PA and there surely was no car show there in 1953.
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    Optima 6V discontinued!

    Interstate sells batteries with the same technology as Optimas with even larger CCA ratings.
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    600 miles on a charge? Color me skeptical.
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    Looks like a sea gull with the doors up.
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    No idea but it just used commonly available car batteries, 7 twelve volt or 14 six volt. No idea what batteries cost back then.
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    Apologies if you own one but in my opinion it is UGLY.
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    I'd bet in a one on one test the 1918 Rauch and Lang Electric we are restoring would be more reliable than a Tesla. The R&L was on the road for 20 years. Would a Tesla still be running and maintainable after 20 years?
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    SO TESLA IS TANKING....YOUR THOUGHTS

    At Greenwich last year I saw a Tesla 4 door concept van with traditional front doors but gull wing rear doors. What a turkey, especially with the rear doors open.
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    So whom would you sell it to?

    In about 1978 I found a '32 Packard I wanted to buy. The car was about 300 miles away. Only a few thousand dollars but a lot of money to me at the time. This was a Thursday afternoon. I hurried to the bank and talked to the manager about a loan. He asked how much but I wasn't sure what it might take to buy the car. The bank Manager said "Go ahead and buy the car. Give the owner a check and tell him to call us here at the bank. We will tell him the check is good even though we know it isn't. Then you stop in on Monday and we will do the paperwork". By Saturday afternoon the car was in my driveway. Try getting a bank to do that now. Back then a person's word was his bond, even the word of a 30 year old with few assets.
  14. You will find that 3 days is not enough. Better is 5 days. Tuesday for the museum then Wed Thurs and Fri for the flea and Saturday for the show.
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    1967 Buick tires

    That's a fine example of what we mean by "factory documentation".