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  2. I've seen people not only open doors to get a better look but actually get in the car to take photos of themselves in the car. Never bothered to check with the owner, just helped themselves to opening a door and letting themselves in. Anyone that goes past the crowd control ropes needs to be escorted off the premises.
  3. Hey, that could be a contest: Instead of guessing "how many jelly beans in the jar" you guess "how many total CFM in the bed of the pickup."
  4. Thanks Buickborn. My son is an engineer and actually I am going to first see if he can Autocad the ones I have based on the curvature of my quarter panels and what we have. We will have to guess a little on the tapering and make sure the edges will be snug. Next, I am meeting with Atlanta WaterJet. Those guys are master carvers that carver nearly anything out of metal using high pressure water. They are clients of mine and are cutting me a deal. If that works, I believe I could easily carve 10 of these and sell them tomorrow. If that doesnt work, I will definitely hook up with your buds at Sherms Custom Plating. I plated the rest of the Roadmaster at Dallas Plating here in Atlanta. I picked them up today and they look amazing and they did a Concours level job. (See attached) They are saying that the holes will need welding and that a large area has been eaten up by salt and makes them impossible to put a weld on. The only way I suspect these could be used would be multiple dips in the weak areas with a metal such as lead.
  5. padgett


    Those are good looking wheels but need to know bolt circle, offset, and rim width to know if suitable.
  6. I agree with others, new spokes are the only solution. I have a brass era car that had slightly loose spokes. I tried every method of tightening them that I found on these forums. Some gave temporary improvement. Then I had the wheels re-spoked . If you intend driving the car its the only way to go.
  7. In my state it would bring it down at least another 2000, and that's optimistic. More likely another 4000, for that car. There are some exceptions to the must-have-title-to license rule around here, but not very many. A lot of sellers say, "Oh, it's easy to get a title," but don't do it themselves, for some reason....and end up asking half of what the car would bring with a title.
  8. Guys.....brand loyalty is, or should be, dead. I mean, why bother? Todays cars are meerly assembled from third party global suppliers that supply parts to the highest bidder. The ony thing distinctive about a buick is the badge and it appears even that means little and will soon disappear........bob
  9. I'm located in Louisiana just outside New Orleans. The car is a 1923 Hudson Sedan. It appears to be only one wheel and two spokes. Robert
  10. I have been known to leave rather strange small parts on others tables, stuff that never sells. The best part was going back and asking what is it ?
  11. Clear title. I had it registered in TX 45 minutes after delivery which 20 mins of that was the safety inspection and 15 more waiting in line at DMV. Sub courthouse and DMV is across the street from inspection. Life in a town of 3500 is great. I actually drove the car the to DMV to get it registered. She asked if that was it in the parking lot as she watched it drive in. If you have insurance it is about all the sheriffs department here cares about. But no title I would knock it down another 1 k. Surely a title was issued on that year?
  12. Noted that all I could see were four barrels. I like lotsa carbs. Most I've seen (other than Hilborns) was 8 97s on a SBC. Some time ago (like the last century) I put together a guide to deciphering Rochesters of the 60s and 70s.
  13. Sorry to resurrect, but I’m pretty sure my alternator is dying or dead. Amp light coming on in gear and it stumbles. Max voltage at idle in park is 13.8. Won’t run at all in gear with the battery disconnected... So, should I get original, or higher amps for my 64? The car does have a new aluminum radiator and a temperature regulated electric fan. And I plan on adding a decent stereo later, and possibly (probably not) an air ride system.
  14. Keep in mind that salvage yard owners lose LOTS of valuable inventory to thieves and vandals. And often the damage gets blamed on kids...rightly or wrongly. I've taken my sons to yards here in Ohio many times. But the first necessary point is to make it clear and believable to the operator that I am here to search for parts that I might want to buy, and to snap photos. I make it clear that I will not leave any hoods or doors open, or remove ANYTHING from the lot without their permission. Usually this works. Then my sons and I walk in. It really helps too, if you find something interesting, to ask the yard operator how much, etc. Then, if the price is reasonable, to buy it. Now they know you are for real. I have also often come up to the office and mentioned something helpful to them...IE: perhaps that I saw a set of keys on the ground by a car and verified that the keys did fit that car, so I have labeled them and brought them to the office. Yard operators soon realize that I am not there to cause harm or steal anything. On a subsequent trip, I bring copies of photos I have taken, and offer to share this info with other collectors who may want to buy something. After a while, it is easy for me to enter, with or without my kids (who are now grown).
  15. trini


    What are the differences of rims "locking rims, Split rims and clincher rims.
  16. Correct me if I'm wrong, Brooklyn Beer, but your new old Chrysler also came with a title didn't it? The '48 four door is very cool, but doesn't have a title, and that might be worth thousands in and of itself (depending on which state you live in.)
  17. Hi Carl; Thanks very much for your detailed reply, I greatly appreciate it. The curved piece on the nose on the bonham car is actually separate just like it should be. It is only around 4" just like the rear curved piece is. It's just hard to see the seams unless you have a big screen and blow the photo up, and I'm guessing this curved piece is made from solid wood also instead of plywood, and if this is the case, I will have a hard time finding someone that can make that piece. The rest of the front and rear boxes are quite simple to make correctly once the drawings are done, and could probably be done in 40 hours minus the varnish. I have read that the original wood is oak, so it would be red oak which is easy to come by, and from others I have seen, it may not have had a stain on it, and may just have had varnish, but I haven't been able to determine that yet. As far as the opening in the front box for the steering arm goes, the opening on the bonham car is very similar to another orient I have seen photos of, plus the craftsmanship of the opening on the bonham car is very high, so it at least wasn't made in someones garage, which also suggests it may be original, however, I have also seen orients with just a large oval hole, so is it possible that both are correct? I'm also guessing the engine may need rebuilding. I'm a mechanic and can easily rebuild an automotive and motorcycle engine, so I'm guessing that this engine can't be too difficult to do and any advice is certainly welcome, and I have no idea where to even begin to look for parts if I need any. I would also definitely love to see a correct one in person if you know of any near me. I am in southern California in the Riverside area. 1906? WITH ENGINE 2768 This one has the oval hole and correctly mounted gas tank
  18. At the swap meet/car show events that I run, I forbid bicycles in the show field and make constant announcements asking folks to keep baby strollers safely away from the cars. I've seen many curious people at other events like parades (people who are NOT car collectors) ride up beside a car and then innocently look in the interior. But they remain on their bike seats and inevitably lean over further and further to get a better look. And well-intentioned parents with strollers will get WAY too close without ever thinking about it. More than once I have told a total stranger to get their bike or stroller away from another total stranger's car.
  19. Thanks for the kind words. It is rewarding though a tad frustrating to make such slow progress. I was fortunate enough the rain held off today until quitting time after 5:30 so I was able to get all the prestained facia and shadow boards on as well as start and run the soffit on each end up about 20 boards so it's out of the way of the roof to continue once i get the roof on. Plywood , ice and water shield as well as maybe even get a few shingles down. I already precut all the plywood so it's just a matter of slapping it down. The cordless Hitachi framing nailer works great for that. No hoses to mess with. I'll only have to run hoses out for the roofing nailer. When I get a little more progress I'll post some pictures. Raining hard right now so I hope it doesn't wash out those trenches that Bertha dug.
  20. At a good sized car show / fund raiser in another Nevada county (at a brothel) a gal with her kid got into my wife's 1965 Mustang.
  21. I have stories about this too...we all do. But mine started when I was a little kid. Once when our club chapter was displaying our cars at a local amusement park as a fundraiser, an adult stranger stepped over the stanchions and velvet rope, opened a door on our Hupmobile touring car, and started rummaging in the door pockets. I was only about 10 years old, but I knew very well that this was NOT ok. I yelled, "Hey, please get away from our car!" Instead of backing off and/or apologizing, the guy took about two menacing steps in my direction and said something, "Who do you think you're talking to?" Thankfully, some other adult members of our club were nearby and yelled at the guy to back off. He went away grudgingly, pointing his finger at me and nodding his head, suggesting trouble for me later. My Dad was a young man at the time...maybe about 30. He was well known as a very quiet, but exceptionally strong man. And he had a temper. When a club member saw him and told him what happened, he came rushing to where I was sitting with some other adult club members who were watching out for me. He and I walked all over that park for an hour or more, but never did find the guy. That is probably a very good thing. He was trembling mad.
  22. I,ve got to say in the 25 years of showing i,ve only had a couple of truly egregious examples of behavior by spectators. I usually react to them very vigorously. The occasional finger tip exploration i over look. I had one person ask if his blind father could use his hands to visualize my car. I spent a good fifteen minutes with him helping him to see my car. Best fifreen minutes i had at the show......bob
  23. The "flip-front", aka "BMW Style" hood was on ALL of that body series, not just particular models. When I first saw that, I was impressed at how different and distinctive it was. AND, they all seemed to operate and fit just fine, which surprised me a bit. But it also made me smile that it got to production to start with and worked well. Similar "ease of access" to under hood items as the '57-'59 Ford cars and the later Corvettes. Nice convertible! NTX5467
  24. When I say planned, I mean he planned it as some sort of show to draw attention to himself. He wanted to make a big deal of it all. He almost acted like he knew he was being an idiot the whole time. Who knows what his motive was. Maybe he wanted to be fired. Maybe he has jealousy issues. Maybe he hates car guys. Who knows.
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