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  1. I don't know if it's art. But I like it.

    Simply Beautiful! intimeold
  2. The posts may have gotten a little off; but your comment about, "back to antique automobiles" touched a nerve. Had an gentleman years ago, that wanted motorcycles banned, from all local shows. I'm sure that is not your belief. You, are aware that the AACA accepts antique motorcycles also. I am lucky, in that I cherish all forms of mechanical transportation. And I own and have owned many types of, automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, scooters. The AACA also has that feeling.
  3. Ah, Your reference to the 1971 Mach III Kawasaki Triple Just this past first weekend in July, we were at Vintage Motorcycle Days, at Mid Ohio Sports car complex. A big week of Vintage Motorcycle, racing, concours shows, club events and a huge swap-meet. The swap meet is where I spent most of my time. One of the bikes I took to sell was a 1971 Kaw 500 Mach III, with 800 miles on it. I only purchased it recently from the second owner; and the bike came with a story and road-rash. Story has it that the first owner, found out quickly about the wheel-standing ability of that bike. The was evidence that the back of the rear fender touched the pavement , and taillight was damaged some. A replacement taillight lens was put on. Possibly the handle bars and exhaust pipes were also damaged beyond repair. Because the second owner, put on a set of Z bars"period cool" but dangerous; and put on extended front forks. Maybe the front forks were bent also. Second owner said the first owner gave up on it after getting hurt. Well, with the extended forks and Z bar; that made that bike look cool but virtually unrideable. Which he soon found out and he parked the bike. So 45 years later : I show up and buy the bike; I have had scores of Triples. I rode them and still ride and respect them. Off to Vintage days, with this "Barn Fresh" 1971 Triple H1 500cc Mach III Both the buyer and myself are happy. I still have 1 H-2; not my best ever but my latest.
  4. The Hackenberger auction offered 700 vehicles; many orphan vehicles Top bid was a 1947 Indian Chief /sidecar Scroll down to see other prices. Some very interesting automobiles; I liked the Studebaker pickup http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/auction-classic/auction-classic-ron-hackenberger-auction/ intimeold
  5. How old was your car when you bought it?

    My 1946 Indian motorcycle was 23 years old in 1969; I was 18.
  6. Best Muscle car from 1963-1971 ERA

    Well for me, the sound of a solid lifter small block really got me excited; even though I had big blocks too. Z28's and Boss 302's, have a special place in my memory . intimeold
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    bobg1951chevy, Great Now let's see if I can do that intimeold Nope, I will try again OK second time I got it, Thanks, bobg1951chevy, for asking that question
  8. 350 engine number location on 55 Chevy

    Hold On, don't get too excited. Yes LT1 for Chevy people , is the Holy Grail, but only LT1 of certain years. If the engine is a 1972, the High Performance era was over. Oh yes it made a few more ponies more that the base 350. Anyway not all Chevy LT1 engines, are the Holy Grail. Chevy was,as all manufacturers, using a great name as a marketing tool. And the 1972, Z28 was not quit at all, the same as the earlier Z28 models. Still today the 1972 engine is desirable. But no Holy Grail
  9. Pictures from Fords at Carlisle

    Great pics, looks like it was a beautiful day, also.
  10. Part Identification Help

    Keiser31, Love your Dodge pickup; I had a Corvair, in that configuration. They are fun to drive intimeold
  11. Do "jumped timing chains" really happen?

    I just want to weigh in on the "Original Question", Do "jumped timing chains really happen"? When I worked as an automotive technician; we often heard about jumped chains. I worked mostly on Ford, Mercury Lincoln products; but also all of the other makes. Some engines use timing gears that mesh together; rather than a chain and a crankshaft sprocket and camshaft sprocket or camshaft sprockets, depending on how many camshafts. Jumped timing happened almost always, in an engine that used gears rather that a chain and sprockets. Mostly because the camshaft gear was made of some sort of reinforced fiber. That fiber gear would have the teeth sheared off. The reason for fiber cam gears is most for noise reduction. I don't ever recall a camshaft chain slipping in the sprockets. I did see very loose chains; that had to affect engine timing greatly. The engine would still be in "time"; but very poor performance. Jumped Time was one of those phrases that just stuck. intimeold
  12. Parts lot sale etiquette

    Yes, I have had similar occurrences happen to me basicly like that. Some details have been different. I end up frustrated, mad and feeling like I was used, by the seller. Mostly I think the seller the the "other buyer", are working together. This is a different scenario than you experienced; but I will never forget this one. One such case involved a 1936 Indian Chief motorcycle. No matter what I offered, cash in hand, right there at the motorcycle; it had to be approved by this other guy. Just for brevity, I will jump to the end. It took a while to get the story straight. Anyway the "other guy" owns the bike and after a few years the story came out that it was on a fraction what I offered. The original owner and I hit it off Very well, no problems at all. And she said the bike would be at home in my collection. But what happened I don't know. I never met the buyer until many years later. And he bragged he stole the bike. I am still pissed at that. Oh that buyer was a dealer in PA and I will never go into his place ever.
  13. The tools with Deering and Oliver, cast into them are tractor tools.
  14. Chevys and Indians

    OK, The Indian Motorcycle year 1946 Indian Chief Here is how I narrowed it down 1. Tank emblem was used on Chiefs, 4-cylinder, Sport Scouts, Scouts starting in 1942. When production started up after the war, in 1946, only the Chief was offered; so the earlier mentioned models were not made when this bike was new . The 1947 emblem is different. Also the front suspension shown, on the bike didn't start until 1946. Earlier bikes had a leaf spring suspension in front. 2. The front fender curves just a bit farther forward/downward at the front than the 1947. That is a 1946 front fender 3. The front fender light shown was used 1941-1946 4. That is a Chief engine, with cast oil pump shown 5. When production started up after the war, in 1946, only the Chief was offered; so the earlier mentioned models were not made when this bike was new 6. 1946, 1947, 1948 Chiefs have small differences, that determine the model year, I only mentioned a few that determine this is a 1946 There are a few period add-ons, such as the smaller lights on the front fender I bought my first Indian Chief in 1968, it was a black 1946, as the one shown intimeold
  15. What is this bumper?

    I recall seeing such a bumper, with the H in the Diamond, at our shop when I was younger. Pretty sure it was off a Hudson, mid to late 20's may 1930 or so. Sorry I can't get it closer, but I feel that is the correct path, intimeold