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  1. I was only nine years old when the Edsels came out so I was not aware then of much of what happened. I do remember seeing a very few driving around and unlike most people I liked their design. Back then I was one of those kids who could identify most of the cars by sight and it was always easy to ID an Edsel! I do remember that they opened a dedicated Edsel dealership in a town close to where we lived, I think it may have been a former Hudson or Packard dealership. I know it didn't last long. Other than the styling issue, I have always thought what did them in was the offering of a dizzying number of models on two different platforms and a lot of advanced tech like Teletouch that were not engineered very well and led to bad word-of mouth. I still like them today and would absolutely love to have a 1960 Edsel station wagon.
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    Timing a '57 312 Y block

    I agree with TerryB, very easy to get the distributor gear engagement one tooth off. However I think you should try to correct that. Mark the housing position in the block and the rotor location at #1 plug, pull the distributor then reinsert it with the rotor slightly moved, you should be able to feel the gear engage and see that the rotor has moved while the housing stays put. The direction is trial and error but when you get it right the car should run noticeably better. Good luck.
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    Possibly the greatest car sale story of all time

    Great story. I was a car nut before I met my wife so she knew the score from the beginning. She has always supported my "addiction" even though she does not understand it. On my side I always kept the car finances separate from the household and made sure my habit supported itself. I thank her and praise her tolerance to anyone listening, we are coming up on 45 years married!
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    Motometer Red Line

    Try the shakedown method like Jack M said but it has never worked for me. That is a rare one, a Universal Type E, another will be hard to find but not impossible.
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    1935 Lincoln K - Series 541 Sedan

    Sounds ominous. Sorry to see this, I was enjoying your enthusiasm and your detailed posts. I hope it all works out for you.
  6. Someone out there really needs this, make me a reasonable offer and it's yours.
  7. These two items plus more are for sale this week on Ebay. The Knight's head mascot cap has some issues but is mostly decent with a starting price of $9.99. The LaSalle cap is particularly rare due to the quality issues of 1920s pot metal, this one appears to be structurally sound and has good threads. Take a good look here: https://www.ebay.com/sch/rusty_packard/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686
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    1931 Nash 890 Ambassador Club Sedan *SOLD*

    No surprise this one and your Cadillac touring went fast!
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    Houk Caps - Stutz Nameplates

    PM sent.
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    What happened to the video ?

    Every time I see the Wilshire Blvd. film I'm surprised that in 1935 in California that almost all the cars in the traffic scene are closed cars. You see more roadsters and touring cars in the side shots but only a handful have the tops down. Probably seems strange because in the movies made back then such cars were always shown with the tops down!
  11. Most of these items were sold, some will be relisted shortly. Thanks!
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    1931 Nash 890 Ambassador Club Sedan *SOLD*

    Very nice.
  13. I have a number of enamel radiator emblems, other emblems, motometers and other automobilia for sale on Ebay this week, some with starting bids as low as $9.99. Take a look! https://www.ebay.com/sch/rusty_packard/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686
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    New Trend on eBay?

    Very true. I do this but am continually amazed at how many sellers don't, leaving their items enshrined forever with buy-it-now prices five times realistic value plus a ridiculously high shipping cost.
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    New Trend on eBay?

    To answer the OP question, I get messages all the time with lowball offers both during and after the auction period. Most are looking to circumvent Ebay rules and make a deal privately. I thank them for their interest, tell them I will not accept offers or sell outside of Ebay, and tell them I would welcome their bid. Since most of my prices are realistic it is surprising how many turn around and bid.