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    Heading to USA

    Winter is not the best time to visit Michigan and doesn't look like its on your itinerary so I'd suggest to come back in August for Henry Ford Museum, Sloan Museum (Buicks), RE Olds Museum, Gilmore Museum (Cadillac, Lincoln, Franklin, CCCA, Pierce Arrow, Model A Ford and lots more), Stahl Foundation (100+ fabulous vehicles plus awesome vintage music machines), Ypsilanti Auto Heritage (Corvair, Hydramatic, Tucker, Checker plus fire museum just down the street), Detroit Historical Museum (Cadillac body drop) plus a side trip to Auburn Indiana (NATMUS, Auburn Cord Duesenburg and Model A Ford) and Elkhart Indiana (RV/Motorhome Museum). Plus Auto Baron Homes (mansions), historic factories such as Ford Piquette and Rouge Plant not to mention the amazing Woodward Dream Cruise (World's Largest 1 day auto event which lasts all week) with 40,000+ vintage, hotrod, classic, special interest vehicles of all types enjoyed by 1.5 million auto fans. And almost forgot Back to the Bricks in Flint, same time as Woodward - another huge auto event - shows / cruise nights / concerts / extravaganza. And if your lucky, you might get into the GM Heritage Center. Can't forget to mention the Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton Michigan, the M1 Concours / Roadkill Nights right on Woodward in Pontiac. I could keep going and going and going. There's nothing better for a vintage car / truck fan than Michigan in August.
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    39 Caddy - Lynnewood hall

    WOW!!!!!!!! Cool car and very cool story.
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    Looking for guage rebuilder for SW guages
  4. There was a meeting for the Red Field South of the Stadium. Hadn't heard about a meeting for Chocolate Field South.
  5. Yes we were very impressed about not having muddy or even wet shoes walking the car show. That being said, even the well drained, former golf course was no match for the large & heavy 1985 American LaFrance pumper. Fortunately the WWII military vehicle Corbitt Prime Mover was available and pulled him out, ez as pie.
  6. Peter, Thank you for the explanation and reminder. For anyone looking to share their comments, concerns and suggestions with the Hershey Region, it looks like their email contact is:
  7. His car was parked on the south Chocolste field with “Hershey Or Bust” painted on back. Not sure if I thought to get pics.
  8. Hopefully many Hershey old timers got to meet 23 year old Seamus, recent McPherson grad and ‘14 T owner. Seamus drove his T to Hershey from Michigan for the Meet.
  9. This year? Lots of empty spaces. I didn't examine but many looked like there were stickers meaning they were reserved but the occupants didn't show up. Our first year having a swap space after attending for over 25 years. Yep, had several offers for pennies on the dollar Tuesday but still sold stuff. Wednesday? Didn't sell a single item. Thursday (today) rain predicted all day. Still at the hotel 8am and may not set up at all today. Saw many vendors packing up, presumably to leave yesterday afternoon which is unfortunate. We do plan to sell again Friday and hope we are not alone in the south Chocolate Field. Being a new vendor, I did read and agree to follow the rules set forth by the AACA. Evidently, I am in the minority. So many golf carts, ATVs, scooters, bikes, motorcycles, mopeds, trucks and cars cruising the swap meet yesterday. There was one silver Kia sedan that was either blocking my walk or running up my heels that I was concerned he would run into me as I traversed several aisles yesterday. While walking past a couple lime vested security I explained what he was doing. One of the lime vest guys went to speak with him and I don't know what was discussed but the Kia continued to browse the aisles. Crazy!!!! All bets are off for me next year, IF I decide to show up as a vendor, guess I will bring my motorcycle, bikes AND golf cart. It seemed no more than about 1/3 golf carts and scooters had permits so evidently that isn't enforced. Bikes? No problem, many are one the field. Can't beat em? Join em!!
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    Franklin Spotting in Northern CA

    Aretha in a pink Cadillac?
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    1953 Super Heat Riser

    Follow up - After further perusal, it was determined the counterweight was spinning on the rod. Dropped the exhaust to see the butterfly valve was stuck in the open position. Go figure. If we didn't look, you know Murphy would have had it in the closed position. All good now, won't have to be concerned about that any longer and on to the next matter. Didn't mention previously but there was a horrendous banging whenever the car was put in reverse. Found a muffler hangar on the passenger side and corner of the bracket for anti sway(?) on driver side hitting the springs. From the looks of it, this has been going on for a while. Funny, dad never mentioned the problem. Wonder if that's why he quit driving the car? That's fixed now too. FYI, the other side of the counterweight was a spring, not a slot and it wasn't moving.
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    1953 Super Heat Riser

    Thanks for the info John & Al. Was preoccupied for several days last week attending the Woodward Dream Cruise and PCS National Meet. Back to work yesterday and hope to take a further look at the heat riser tomorrow evening. Have the shop manual but pic isn't large or clear enough to discern anything. Today was our anniversary; dropped off a friend's car to the muffler shop for him. ?
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    1953 Super Heat Riser

    Resuscitating a 1953 Super that has been sleeping at least as long as Rip Van Winkle. After test driving a few laps around the yard, when we put it back on the hoist, noticed the heat riser was stuck. Does anyone know if the knob being vertical means the butterfly valve is open or closed? Tnx
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    Classic and Exotic Services

    We toured the Terry Adderly Collection plus Classic & Exotic again earlier this year. Always FABULOUS and Brian was a gracious host. He explained they are generally always busy, no advertising required and actually have to be referred as a customer to have your car worked on by them. As others pointed out, Pebble Beach is right around the corner and they are likely working on overload.
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    New Trend on eBay?

    It's not that she couldn't lower her commission, more so that she and her broker didn't want to do that. One of the first things they teach to persons looking to obtain a Real Estate Agent License in my state, is that Commission Rates are Negotiable!!!!!