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  1. WOW! What an experience THIS has been. Thank you, thank you so very much all of you who have been concerned about Cherrie and me. I always hear about this stuff happening to others and I know for a fact I never thought we could dodge a bullet like this. I always expected it to happen since we live so close to forests. I am practically in tears whilst writing this. We were extremely lucky to have been spared the agony of losing our home and our cars. We got out a few minutes before the fire reached our part of town and ended up at the coast in Brookings, Oregon where Cherrie's brother lives. We
    55 points
  2. Well....it has been about 5 years since the planets were aligned enough for me to get my 1931 DB 2 person coupe back on it's feet and running. Thank you so very much to my friends, Pete Bedia and his friend Sarge for all that they did for me. They brought an extra 1931 DB engine up to me from Los Angeles. While they were here, they helped my replace the master and wheel cylinders, bought me a new battery and got most of the new wire loom hooked up. I still have some wiring to figure out, but they must have done something correct because it actually started up! As soon as I get the rest of the
    27 points
  3. A well known restoration shop has rebuilt this corner service station in their town, very nice. If you're ever through White Post Virginia take a look!
    25 points
  4. Last getaway for the year. A little peninsula on the Tugaloo River, Lake Hartwell. The Wagon performed fabulously after the QJet rebuild, especially on some of the grades that gave a bit of trouble last year.
    18 points
  5. Well, Joyce and I took the 1913 Buick out for a drive today and deliver some parts to the Ford Piquette plant, where the Model T was designed and initial production was started. To start the day we drove to the GM world headquarters, the Renaissance Center and took a picture of our car in front of the GM building. Our next stop was the Ford Piquette St plant in Detroit to drop off some engine jugs for 1904-1907 Ford letter cars. The jugs are sitting on the running board of our car. We had a great visit with the curator Steve Shotwell and Da
    17 points
  6. Here is Ed's video of the white running for the first time in 80 years. Cecil B. Demille is rolling over in his grave, but the car is cool.
    16 points
  7. As a Ex-Fire Chief, this hits home with me every year....Never Forget. Thanks !
    16 points
  8. So today I had the 30 and 34 out, getting ready to put them in the barn. Some folks walked by, admiring the 34 and asked me: “wow, it’s amazing. are you the original owner?” well, I turn 60 in November. If I happened to be well off at the time, and 20 years old when I bought it, today I would be 106 years old....didn’t think I looked that bad...thanks lady....
    15 points
  9. I'm sure everyone who hates electric and hybrid cars will take this as justification that they actually are the worst thing since polio. (This is where you spike the football in righteous celebration.) I'd also assume that many of those same people don't like news sources that tell them things they don't want to hear. (This is where you say all news has an agenda and none of it can be trusted.) Keeping all that in mind, note that these tests were done by Greenpeace, ostensibly in order to add hybrids to the list of things they want to ban. (This is where you say environ
    15 points
  10. Looks like tomorrow we will be able to return to our little home. I cannot wait! Pretty certain it will be stinky, but it still stands and I shed tears of joy about that.
    15 points
  11. We are definitely at the drive and tune portion of the sorting. I just need to be legal down the road to do it. I won’t chance a ticket and tow here in Florida. Up in Massachusetts I could easily get away with sticking a plate on it in the countryside........here there is just way too much exposure. Now a few comments of White engineering, design, and quality. The frame on this car is heavier (read thicker) than ANY car I have ever worked on. Makes a Model J frame look like tin foil........and that’s no exaggeration. It’s absolutely absurd the frame on the car is built like it is. It
    14 points
  12. The new chapter has begun. It took us almost 8 years to get a garage, but here we are. I started moving my stuff into the new garage.I had to just throw stuff wherever. I need to organize and then I can start the work on the Buick back up. Can't wait!
    14 points
  13. Sorry boys........even though I'm a low class Frenchman from the wrong side of the tracks with gasoline in my veins, I still celebrate life's victories with Beethoven or Mozart....... I have a HUGE smile on my face right now.......more to come!!!!!🤩
    14 points
  14. Garage door installed today.Now, the only thing left is electrical. The power company still needs to run their cable and then final trimout will be done.
    14 points
  15. I'm only 68 (next month), but I get that question a lot.
    13 points
  16. A little earlier than most cars on here as I am more into pre mid twenties myself, though this is a CCCA car. Here is my 1925 Cole Brouette with a body by Willoughby. It is unrestored so these are the original colors as picked by Mrs. Cole herself.
    13 points
  17. Interesting, if our hobby is dying, to see so many young people and families involved in the Model T clubs and tours. I don’t believe that you only like cars you grew up with. The interest in early brass cars is at an all time high, yet not one single person who like them grew up with them as new cars. I've said it before, when somebody says “nobody likes Model A Fords anymore”, it’s because the person saying it doesn’t like them, and that person figures if he doesn’t like them nobody does. I don’t like broccoli so no one likes broccoli. Not how the world
    13 points
  18. As to the integrity and objectivity of the media all one has to do is watch a live speech or utterance by a certain leader and then tune in a couple of different tv networks or read a couple of different leading newspapers and listen to what you have actually witnessed be parsed, edited, massaged, and spun to convey the desired narrative.....bob
    13 points
  19. It’s hard to remember.......that since this damn COVID virus has been the scourge of the globe........killing and infecting the innocent and helpless people of the world, and as we remember our American brothers and sisters that fell on that fateful day on September 11th..........that there is still happiness and joy in our hobby and world. It’s been a long, hard slog through life the past six months..........and the joy and happiness of just starting a car today really brought back the feeling of “Life is good!” It felt strange to have a positive and joyful feeling..............and that is t
    13 points
  20. Update: Most important post yet. CAR IS DONE! 👍
    12 points
  21. Wow! The devastation around here is SO much worse than expected. We got home this afternoon to our little home and our block still standing. We are SO happy, but very sad at the same time. Our town is mostly gone, but as the Phoenix always does, we will rise from the ashes. The house doesn't stink of smoke, so I guess we are back for the duration. The only real loss besides the refrigerator and freezer and stuff in them was my 1931 Dodge car cover. It suffered as my neighbor hosed down the house, garage and car with fire hoses. We are counting our blessings and we want to thank you all so very
    12 points
  22. The problem besides being made of unobtainuim is that the bolt threads are not as forgiving when you try and start it in the hole. It must be PERFECTLY aligned, or it cross threads.......and since you can't find any taps....it's impossible to run a tap through a rusty or degraded hole. We have been fortunate to take out time, and come out ok so far.....but we will run out of luck. Also, decided to tackle the flange nut on the exhaust manifold late yesterday. Figured we would get the pipe fabricated as soon as possible while we are at a standstill with other items. Pipe will be finished tomorro
    12 points
  23. Thought this made a nice picture . First time out for the X this year . Bill
    12 points
  24. Update: Thoughts after the start up. Getting the timing right wasn’t difficult......for one reason. 50 years of too much garage time. There was no way to “properly” time the magneto.......simply the adapted drive and the factory drive set up could never assemble in the correct way to make timing and firing order location correct. We played around making sure firing order, valve position, compression stroke, were all as they should be. Once that happened we needed to check on a few other things. It was determined that through a misunderstanding that my trusty helper got
    12 points
  25. Hi everyone, I am fine. The town where John lives is substantially destroyed. It’s probable that his house is gone, though I pray I’m wrong. More importantly I hope he and his wife are okay and were able to evacuate. Where I lived down there is evacuated as is most of Medford and towns south to the CA border. There is a huge fire east of Portland that has destroyed many towns and threatens Lake Oswego, Oregon City and many other cities. The Santiam Fire near Detroit Lake has Destroyed several towns. Video looks like a war zone on the major highway through there an
    12 points
  26. Update: The title saga continues.......I called them back, since they had two days to return my voicemail. Got through to a human........which felt like the sensation when you hit the jackpot at Caesars Palace. I actually got someone to listen. They pulled up my title. We went over the history of VIN numbers, the 50 state database, how they should not have used it as it was an in state clear Florida title, ect, ect, ect. Progress...........they thought they knew how to fix it, and inspection.....and a new assigned VIN number and tag. I explained that was unacceptable......my car wa
    12 points
  27. This car is a 1911 Russell-Knight. Little known in the U.S.A., Russell cars were built in Toronto by the Canada Cycle and Motor Co. (CCM). In 1910 Russell began producing the luxurious Russell-Knight, using Daimler built Knight sleeve valve engines for the first three years. This car is a Model 38, with a 127" wheelbase and a 383 cu. in. 4 cylinder engine that puts out about 60 hp. The base price for this model was $5000 but this one has several optional items including the wire wheels. Its Vancouver price would have been closer to $6000. The car was purchased in Vancouver by
    12 points
  28. Great looking car while out for a walk in downtown Delaware, Ohio. My vast old car knowledge tells me it is a 1937 Nash.😉 Any more details to offer?
    12 points
  29. Well I posted my dilemma on the VCCA forum site as I have a few good friends with tons of "old Chevy" experience. Sure enough, my buddy Chipper, from TX posted and said, "make sure you have the front mount under the cross member and not on top." Well sure enough, it had been so long since I took this apart, I made that simple mistake and put the mount on top. The mount is about an inch thick bar of steel and rubber with two bushings that the front mount bolts go through from the engine's front plate. Switched it to underneath the cross member, lowered the motor and bingo, everything fits as i
    12 points
  30. The uninitiated think old cars run on gasoline. They don't. They run on ice cream, and they and their passengers get grumpy if there isn't any.
    12 points
  31. 11 points
  32. Ed, one of the best phone calls I ever made. The fellow who owned it was dispersing his collection, and he was down to two vehicles. I was able to place both of them in good hands, and though I'd have had the White had I been a younger man, I could never have done it the justice it deserves as Ed has done (yes, I know, my high school English teacher is jumping up and down about that sentence).
    11 points
  33. In an earlier post it shows the beautifully restored 1930 Packard phaeton bought new by Chris's grandfather. What always amazed me was that the car was 9 years old when it was used to tour the Queen around. It obviously had been well kept . The first time I saw the car was when Art Falawka was painting it in his garage in March of 1958. In 1961 when Doris and I were married Art and Cathy chauffered us around in the Packard. It was a spectacular wedding car and certainly impressed our guests. We met Chris at the Crescent Beach Concourse in 2014 where he showed the car. We introduc
    11 points
  34. There have been subject lines recently that do not properly describe the content of the post. It is much like how the news is being hyped, causing the readers to read a story that they probably not read san the hype in the the subject line. If you want others to read about your 1937 Wisbang, don't start your post with "Guess what my best friend and my wife bought!"
    11 points
  35. Although I sincerely appreciate all the hard work the webmasters do on these forums....however, the break out of Ford, Chevy and Chrysler in the cars for sale I would rather not have...I am not looking for a specific brand when I am looking, I love them all, so now I have to search 3 or 4 separate forums....thanks for listening.
    11 points
  36. I know this isn't car related, but does anyone have a way to contact Keiser and others that live in Oregon? The fires are burning right through his area. I sent him a PM to see if he is okay, but no response. I hope he is Okay. If the post needs to be removed that's fine, just concerned.
    11 points
  37. Drawing from 8th grade (or around then): Recent purchase:
    11 points
  38. Things & Stuff: Interesting thing about this thread......The PM’s and phone calls. I have received calls from perfect strangers who know someone who knows me or someone I am friends with. Four different countries and a dozen states over the past month. Fantastic experience..........the benefits of this thread are long reaching .......interestingly enough almost life changing. I bought another toy indirectly because of this White automobile.........that story in the future..........made a bunch of new car friends who were already friendly with other I have known and toured with.
    11 points
  39. Hung, drawn,and flogged to death would be too good for him. MY apologies if my comment offends anybody.
    11 points
  40. JUST ONE COMMENT......IT RUNS! Take the time and listen to the entire video.......after a long automotive journey, a bit of culture is called for..........It's a beautiful day in the life!
    11 points
  41. I have been amazed at how many of our (so called) fellow countrymen have grown forgetful about 9-11 and complacent to what liberty and justice even mean. Remember when the country rallied around first responders without a second thought? Now with the talk of defunding police forces being so prominent it's like we've time warped into a bizarre world of chaos and on the verge of who knows what... it's encouraging to see others aren't oblivious to our recent history and still remember the sacrifice of so many. God Bless all those who have had to endure the loss of a loved one on tha
    11 points
  42. Several have requested pictures. Happy to oblige. A little bit more work needed in the interior, then some mechanical work (brakes, front end, etc.). Probably fresh tires, and the wheels need powdercoating (red). One to two months to finish and drive on the interstate. I hope to drive this car to next year's National in Concord, NC. Bill in Virginia
    11 points
  43. More progress on the White this afternoon.......Installing new tubes and flaps......4 down, two to go. Even with AC, I was soaking wet changing them.......one was particularly difficult..........and I will finish them in the morning. Clean up continues...........I have about 250 dollars in leather conditioner on the seats and door panels......and another 100 to go. It’s working well, and the leather is going from a cardboard feel to regular leather. It’s going to be an ongoing process for at least a year.........at least after two treatments, it goes much faster once the leather is clean and s
    11 points
  44. I didn't see the step where they added yellow die to make the whitewalls turn brown. Or the part where they "season" them in a warehouse for 8 years before selling them to the public.
    11 points
  45. Does my 1938 Plymouth qualify? I have dug back as far as I can I think. I spoke to the second owner personally who gave me the details. I have been informed that Begg Motor Co. was BC’s very first automobile dealer. There were 2 locations that I am aware of. 1 in Vancouver, the other in Victoria. In 1938 in Victoria BC, my Canadian built 1938 Plymouth was purchased brand new by the original owner. The original Begg Motors badge is still mounted to the kick board down low under the dash. A young man saw the car for sale in the early 60’s. The original own
    11 points
  46. So that guy smiling would be me and the reason of course is I am behind the wheel of my 60 225. My wife pulled up and did an impromptu pic.
    11 points
  47. I just realized that I never updated this past January. It looks a lot like this, except there are 5 cars in there now...and a bunch of other parts. And heat and AC
    11 points
  48. Who can guess what I started doing to the MG this evening?
    10 points
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