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About edinmass

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  • Birthday 01/01/1965

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    I love old cars and young ladies.

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  1. It will be much easier,faster, and most likely less expensive to buy a parts car/barn find/or old poor restoration/driver. Currently the market on these cars are very soft. You could spend a lot of time and effort chasing the last few parts you need. Try the Cadillac club.
  2. All my best to Frank..........get well soon!
  3. Hi All, I need a set of eight NOS AC K-7 plugs, but can settle for AC K-4/K-9 for the show circuit. Can't use any other brands, any and all help or suggestions appreciated. Thanks! Ed
  4. Parts location and price please. Check my avatar. Send me a PM if you prefer. Thanks, Ed
  5. Heads are generally not difficult to source, and the few cars that had issues pre war, almost all are available now. There are only three or four engines I can think of that would be difficult to source. ID the car, engine, series, and I bet the members here will have a 98 percent chance of helping you locate one.
  6. David- that thar truck done be a pickem up truck!
  7. Dave, you are correct. In Buffalo Ny.
  8. As I said to the very nice young lady in the bar this afternoon........nice can!
  9. Great car, restored by a friend of mine. I tried to buy it back in the 80's but couldn't come up with the money. The price didn't even over the cost of the restoration.
  10. Joe is correct.
  11. Cut downs are common, and we're common till after the war. Simple math. A farmer buys a old very low mileage car and cuts it into what ever he needs. Less than ten cents on the dollar to new, often he can build what he needs himself, usually the cars had a large engine to haul/tow and do farm work. Many of the big brass cars (read that as the majority of them, like 70 percent) are old cut downs put back. Pierce Arrow and Cadillac seemed to suffer the most, possibly due to availability of parts in the pre war era. Interestingly there are supposedly 16 Pierce Arrow series 66 cars, according to the experts. Only two or three were not cut downs or chassis that lost their entire body. New and partially rebuilt cars run 800k, if a known and verified original came up for sale figure 1.5 . Tow truck conversions were also popular with the 20's and 30's touring ars and coupes. We have a 1930 Pierce large series Limo cut into a shop pick up truck done by and for an auto body shop out of Rochester NY. It was very well done, and the end of the body was carefully spliced on just behind the front doors, painted and pinstriped like a factory job. They did lead and wood work,at a high quaility. It was done in 1936, so figure the Limo was thirty to fifty bucks to start with, labor was 75 cents an hour flat rate.The employees probably did the job when things were slow on a time available basis. They most likely had the entire thing finished for less than 125 bucks, and had a eryncool and powerful truck for less than 20 percent of the cost of a new one. They reused the upholstery on the doors and headliner and put a vinyl on the seat. They had time and were talented back before the war. The post war cut down jobs were usually done from lack of skill and a rough car to start with. There is a small following for certified pre war cut down trucks, but they too bring little money. We plan on restoring ours back to 100 points.
  12. It's a long story. Short answer is most truck guys want a much more drivable vehicle. Cost of parts and repairs can almost instantly run more than the car is worth. Very small market to sell to. The market is famous for being very budget minded. (Read cheap!) All that being said, I like it, and would own it, as it's kinda a strange vehicle, which I like. But I am familiar with them for forty years. Tires for that car could run four grand fast........tires, tubes, labor, ect. They are cool platforms but not for the less experienced collector. It will sell, the only question is at what price. I expect we will find out if he passes on it. My educated guess is the seller usually wants twice what the market will bring for such an auto. Someone will end up with a neat toy.
  13. It may not be a mascot, there were many art castings/bronze sculptures that we're modified and used as a mascot. Shouldn't be too hard to identify. Post a photo of the bottom and any hallmarks.
  14. I like the Caddy pick up. It's slick and looks decent. Problem is there is almost no market for cars in this category. I would own it in three seconds flat. Parts are simple......simply impossible. Biggest issue is if you develop a problem that costs a fair amount to fix. Then it's the old it's not worth the repair cost issue. If you think you can enjoy it as is for say ten thousand miles, and the price is very right......go for it. Recently I helped a local family to sell a 16 and 17 truck........there were NO offers in the ballpark the family was thinking. I told them to take the first offer thy got. There were none. This looks a bit better and is a bit more interesting. PM me if you want an opinion as to value. Ed