Larry Schramm

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  1. Here he is. JoeBob Knaak -- 714/633-9736 for leather cone clutch reline/repair
  2. We will be at Auburn also with the VW Camper van. Stop by.
  3. If I was guessing, he is driving on a county road in Tennessee. And Yes there are county roads that were creek beds because I drove on one in the 80's
  4. For the first time in over a decade we will not be attending the Motor Muster with a vehicle. We normally brought two vehicles We will be going to the Eyes On Design show as volunteers.
  5. I just love the people in the field (post engineering, testing, factory) who think that they can design a car better than the factory. Not to say that "things" don't happen, but the resources to properly designed and factory delivered car are enormous. They were designed and built for long term durability, drivability, and over performance.
  6. How do you think I am??
  7. You can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink.
  8. The biggest change is the number of employees. In the current manufacturing environment one robot can displace maybe 1-5 humans on the line. Where an assembly plant might have employed 5,000-7,000 Tesla says they employ only 3,000. That is where many of the manufacturing jobs went.
  9. I had an '84 Buick Skylark T Type as a company car in '84. I wish I had that car today. It was an incredibly fun car to drive at a very economical price. I had (for the time) the high output V-6, sport suspension, 4 on the floor, sunroof, etc. It had every option except an automatic transmission and that was by design because I wanted a drivers car. It was the most memorable car of all of the cars of the era that I drove.
  10. A lot of high volume cars that sold millions of vehicles and were popular in the times are almost non existent today. Besides the Pinto, try to find a Vega, Gremlin, Falcon, Monza, the old GM X cars or any other number of vehicles. I like to see persons maintaining these vehicles because they are part of the car culture history.
  11. John, Welcome to the world of us old vehicle crazies. On this site we love old cars and especially the original ones that have been in the family a long time with long history of great stories. You will find this group is very helpful regardless where we live. Unless you plan on making your car a hot rod by chopping and channeling it this group of people are the greatest resource for help around. We all look forward to helping you get your car running and enjoying it. As others have said, get it running and drive it like you stole it. Nothing more fun.
  12. Can someone help identify the brand and application of this air pump? It belongs to a friend and I think it might be for sale. PM Me. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. PS: I am being asked what it might be worth?
  13. If you are going to really do the brake lines, this is the tool to have. Can do single flares, double flares, and bubble flares. If you shop around you should be able to find one for a couple hundred bucks or less. I have one and it works great. Mastercool (MAS71475PRC) Universal Hydraulic Flaring Tool Set Plus Tube Cutter List Price $642.49 Your Price $273.05 Item Number MAS71475PRC Mfg Mastercool Part No 71475PRC * Whole number only In stock: Yes Features and Benefits: Smooth hydraulic operation ensures no leakage and the ability to create flares directly on the vehicle. Creates production quality flares Push connect, GM fuel lines, 45 double flare, Metric bubble No leakage Includes Free mini tube cutter Includes: Push-Connect Adapters: 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" Push-Connect Die Sets: 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" GM Fuel Line Adapters: 5/16", 3/8" GM Fuel Line Die Sets: 5/16", 3/8" 45" & Double Flaring Adapters: 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" 45" & Double Flaring Die Sets: 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" Metric Bubble Flaring Adapters: 4.75mm, 8mm, 10mm Metric Bubble Flaring Die Sets: 4.75mm, 8mm, 10mm Custom Molded Plastic Case Tube Cutter
  14. Picture of one of the Clark Street buildings in Detroit that were the Cadillac complex. Here is the area now. Most of the plant complex was torn down.,+Detroit,+MI+48209/@42.3093722,-83.0897301,1082m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x883b3285d0c0b3f7:0xd47a1b296df027f6!8m2!3d42.3096024!4d-83.0881929
  15. Roger, I continue to be in awe of your skill. Way over the top compared to my modest abilities.