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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

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    Help Identifying Tool

    I think it is officially called a Swiss Army Tire Tool. Especially with the red handle.
  3. About 6 paragraphs down I saw a reference to CNN (Comedy News Network). Not "fake"; distorted. Horrible news, horrible. Anything for a buck. Bernie
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    1954 Dodge Royal 500 Indy 500 Pace Car Convertible Hemi.

    That car I saw was at the Porsche dealer and not quite 15 years old. Affluent neighborhood, could have found a nice home.
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    Y-Job

    Supposedly, it was parked at GM in 1951 when the LeSabre came out. The next time it popped up was after the Ford Museum restored it in '93. Ford might be a good source for pictures and notes that has been overlooked. I would have documented the colors I found. Any guys from the Ford shop still around? I would also be interested to get a look at the frame and see if it is a shortened Roadmaster or a lengthened Century. Either would have the 320 engine. Undocumented stories get a little distorted over the years. Not just cars, I am still trying to figure out where my Sister grew up! Bernie
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    MrEarl's Daily Therapeutic Dose of Buick

    Yeah, I like easing into the experience of a car, too.
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    "53 Buick suspension

    Don't let the suspension travel beyond the limits of the shocks and drive it about 500 miles. See what shakes out after a little use. Keep feeding juice to the shocks. Try to strike a 50/50 balance between mechanical and cosmetic work, even if it is just small improvements. Don't take anything apart that you can't put back together in the same day for at least a year. Take the body off and you will end up with 300 $100 jobs to do. Bernie
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    1954 Chevy Bel air. An impossible restoration?

    Like creating a topic with a rhetorical question, huh. I liked that one, too. Bernie
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    My bark is just on the outside. Inside I am all xylem and phloem. With this interest in Duesenberg cars and my effort to reduce my "stuff" maybe will offer up my 1964 edition of Duesenberg/ The Mightiest American by Elbert for $75. It is THE book on these cars, nice condition without a dust jacket. The best reading. Bernie
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    1954 Dodge Royal 500 Indy 500 Pace Car Convertible Hemi.

    One of those sat for sale at the sports car dealer in Highland Park, Il. right near the Chicago Northwestern station, when I was in Navy A School back in 1967. Could be the same one. Bernie
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    I asked Mr. Mace if I could sit in the car. He said OK and I slid in. That is when I saw the shifter, my only clue, as a casual hobbyist, standing there in the garage. The SWB helped pull in off.
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    The short one I tried may have had the freewheeling "upgraded". I knew the shifter was from a Mustang as soon as I got in.
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    Billings?

    I have the same type of headlight bar ornament from a Miami. I think it was a series based on the Chrysler/Maxwell deal. The Miami had an upscale model with a padded top called the Southbeach, an upscale model. Bernie
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    Cooper Duesenberg at auction

    I have had a tough time with the name Bernard. It appears my Mother pronounced it wrong and I usually have to be corrected. "Daily" is a huge stumbling block that seems to be the most unfamiliar word out there. You'd think it would be used on a daily basis. So paperwork is in progress to change my name to Owen Dalton to make it easy, Cornelius as a middle name to keep it Irish. Look for the new company name: The OCD Group. We are somewhat focused on many investments. Bernie
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    GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    Casino Beige cheek powder fits with the '54 and Vegas.