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  2. There were no DB5s in the first James Bond film, "Doctor No". The first car that James Bond drove on film was a 1957 Chevrolet convertible, and the other car he drove in the film was a Sunbeam Alpine. Neither of these cars had electric windows, much less, electric propulsion. James Bond would not have had the time or patience to worry about: "Is the antique automobile hobby ready for the coming switchover to electric cars, etc." Nothing but infernal combustion for Mr. Bond, James Bond. Cheers, Grog P.S. An ill-disguised attempt
  3. So....what IS the part number you are looking for? I have a couple of MoPar manifolds here.
  4. Further to the above, I have just three photographs of the 3 Litre Special taken towards the end of my earlier ownership.
  5. How about sharing a picture of two of the car and of the engine? Al
  6. Orchid? Like a Mauve? Well, I have seen very few of these in this condition. These were thin metal, mini.al content disposable cars when new. They were quickly made to fill a void. They did, but to collect one and see it go 30+ years is rare. I doubt many 4 door models remain at all.
  7. Here is documentation that your vent shades could be factory accessories.
  8. Your input is appreciated. I am proven wrong often. But I cant believe I'm alone. I'm 56 almost 57, have a nice income, not nearly where I want to be retirement savings wise and would have to borrow to buy this car. Am I a bottom feeder? Not sure. I just know $28,000 is beyond my means.
  9. Actually there was one for sale in Down state NY not long ago and it was amazingly nice in and out. I pondered buying it for quite some time, just because it was so nice and I'm pretty darn picky. If it had been a little closer I might have pulled the trigger. I saw it in person the first time at a car show and really looked it over closely. Like it or not it was a better color in my opinion in the kind of Orchid color with matching interior. Sounds terrible but really actually looked nice on the car.
  10. Filmed some critical footage this morning with my shop manager, Michael Johnson, at the wheel of the 1942 Packard 160 limousine and me in our '41 Limited. This is footage from inside the Packard. Roll-on start in high gear at about 10 MPH, full throttle to where Melanie is waiting at the finish line 1/4 mile away(you will just barely see her dressed in black on the right side of the road as we flash past). Watch Michael's eyes in the rear-view mirror as he thinks he has completely lost the Buick. Wait for the end, it's worth it...
  11. I have never been asked that question. But a few years ago I was working on my Reo Royale on the driveway. And a 5 year old girl came by and said you should go to the car store and buy a new car. I agreed with her and said you are absolutely right.
  12. Filmed some critical footage this morning with my shop manager, Michael Johnson, at the wheel of the 1942 Packard 160 limousine and me in our '41 Limited. This is footage from inside the Packard. Roll-on start in high gear at about 10 MPH, full throttle to where Melanie is waiting at the finish line 1/4 mile away(you will just barely see her dressed in black on the right side of the road as we flash past). Watch Michael's eyes in the rear-view mirror. Wait for the end, it's worth it...
  13. Test drive tonight. It's a lot more quiet now the manifolds fully seal! Running really very well and the fuel economy has improved. The car met with general approval. Nice evening, going to go put it in the garage for the night now. Phil
  14. Matt is irreplaceable as far as I'm concerned. 😄
  15. Thanks O.T. We will check that out. I won’t get back to the car till next week. Every thing was fine until We had the carb worked on. They test drove it several times and all was good. But the guy told me it wasn’t holding a charge. So I got a new battery. Do you think that relay could be sticking even with the ignition switch in the off position causing the battery to run down? I think we are zeroing in on it. Phil
  16. Passenger's door was going absolutely perfect right up to the point where it became a disaster. It seems that I just didn't get enough base on the bottom edge. I was having some trouble getting down there to shoot and I just flat out missed a spot. I tried to blend some base in but it wrinkled. A trick is to shoot some clear over the area and try the base again but it still wrinkled. Unfortunately this door will need to be sanded back down, shot in epoxy sealer, base and the clear. It is unfortunate but that's the reality of learning on the job and having zero tolerance for mistakes. I
  17. With the Dreaded Renault now sold I can start my search for the Rapier's older and larger brother, the late 20's Lagonda 3 Litre Special I sold quite a long time ago. I believe that it has not been seen or heard of since or that it has not turned a wheel or progressed since the day I sold it. What motivates these people? I understand that it is still holed up in the same garage that it was parked in all those years ago not far from the home of a good friend and fellow VSCC (Life) Member. Right now we are in the middle of a Co-vid 19 Lock down but as soon as the associated restri
  18. Outstanding work Chris, diving in head first is the way to do it!! I might have mentioned that one trick is to assume that your patch is going to be wrong... and thus make it out of something thin or aluminum so that it's an easy practice run. Once you like the shape and the procedure you invented to get it... you can switch to the correct material. Great eye finding things like paver bricks. Once you get in that frame of mind there will be things everywhere willing to jump in and help you make a shape!!
  19. As tinindian has said an old mechanic once told me that if a car was either smoking just a little or using a small amount of oil that one way to reseat the rings was to warm up the engine and the go out on the highway, accelerate to sixty or sixty-five and then back off the gas and allow the car to coast down to near stop. Do this maybe five to ten times one after the other. Then drive it normally for a while. If the issue continues repeat once or twice more. If it’s not gone by then he said the problem is either going to need intervention or has another cause.
  20. The entire post could have been removed for many reasons. Hard to know because you provided ZERO detail. I have NO contact from you. Too bad mouth the forum or related updates is petty on your part, for no good reason.
  21. I'm only 68 (next month), but I get that question a lot.
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