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  1. SOLD!! I have purchased the car from my friend. Thanks everyone for looking! Brian
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  2. Dwight, You are correct, old wheels are getting more attention. We drive our 80+ year old cars a lot and people come up and tell us they have wire wheels like mine (All Ford wire wheels 1925-1935) Next question is would I be interested in buying them? I would go to their home and find wheels half rusted away, or bent or welded into a mailbox post (By their great grandfather) Then they tell me $50.00 each! !#$%&^(* They see American Pickers and local car shows and think that anything old is valuable and that people with antique cars are all rich or stupid. The ones with Internet then advertise their junk at inflated prices which give other readers the idea that it's all valuable because of the high asking prices. No doubt a good antique car wheel may be desirable or valuable, but knowing the difference is not common knowledge.
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  3. Hi guys. I have a 1964 4 dr wildcat sedan with vinyl benches front and back. All of it is in perfect shape except for the drivers bottom vinyl which is beginning to crack. They are not bad now and you don't notice unless you get an inch away, but I would like to prevent it from getting worse. Any suggestions on how to either condition the vinyl, or if I should just throw a blanket down on the seat? Any help is appreciated!
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  4. I`d rather spend the money and time working on my projects.. Just think how many man-hours are lost on cable/satellite TV that could be spent doing something more constructive/satisfying. Don`t you people realize you`re paying to watch all those repetitive commercials every 5 minutes? NA-NA!! It`s not for me..
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  5. Thanks Ed, glad that worked out for you! This '70 will be getting discs up front eventually, but I am still plotting the method for that madness. Again, '70 is a weird year as they went to the single-puck caliper in '70 for the factory disc cars over the multi-piston of the '69, but it might just be easier to get a Scarebird rig and do that to this car.
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  6. You know stringing wires on a phone pole is as old as telegraph lines. One of the wonders of the world was free TV with an antenna! For like $100 or so, now all you get is lengthy death insurance commercials-dont bother changing channels you get the same commercial. Commercials or sponsers cost money and it cost us money to watch this junk Like take this pill but you gonna die. Or if you take that pill and die you may collect from our insurance. Now is that totally stupid or what. Rather watch a John Camron Swazie Timex commercial. can't wait till Comcast goes belly up. .
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  7. Dwight: I agree with you. I have seen much more selection as far as wood wheels on e-bay. When I put in my search for 1925 Buick or 1920s Buick there has been quite a selection. Unfortunately most were not for Buicks or they were of a condition that their only value was in BTUs. I had an opportunity to buy a 1917 Buick D-44 Roadster that also had an assortment of extra parts. Among the parts were a set of 22" Buick wheels. I tried to buy just the wheels. Problem was that all was in California as a package. The 22" size is what belongs on my 1925 standard as some one in the past changed it to 21". (more tire availability) Once I offered on 2 wheels that only the spokes and hubs were left just so I could get the brake drums. My $40.00 bid was accepted but the shipping cost was to be over $275
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  8. Actually insulating the garage will help even if you don't heat it. It will keep the temperature more consistent inside so you don't experience the radical temperature swings. We have been in the low 40's and even mid 30's for the last few weeks with overnight lows down to the upper teens. I just moved one of my cars to one of my garages for storage of a house we were selling but haven't yet. That garage is finished and insulated but the heat hasn't been turned on yet this season. Today when I put the car away the garage was 41 degrees inside before I turned the heat on, which I set at 45. That's with crappy uninsulated garage doors but an R13 in the walls and an R30 in the ceiling as well as some good southern exposure.
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  9. The H.A.M.B. group identified a David Leslie from the UK as a scammer back in September 2015.
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  10. I would guess it's a combination of things. Remember every car came with 5 wheels. When you restore a car you might look for a better wheel, but you keep the old wheels. Hot rodders remove the wheels and put on custom wheels. Sometimes you change from 14" to 15"and keep the old ones. As we get older and downsize we clean out the garage and the wheels are the first to go. They made about 5 million Model A Fords, each came with 5 wheels, thats 25 million wheels not counting dealership stock. I think every vendor at Hershey has at least one wheel for sale. I have three wheels in my garage as we speak, one '34 Chevy and 2 Model A's. Just a suggestion.
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  11. Have a look here - http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/45-miscellaneous-discussion/40088-cb160-vin-year-production.html - and there are a few more threads on the subject on the same site. Seems the model was introduced late '64 and your number looks to be fairly early.
    1 point
  12. I am happy to report that the fenders have found a new home-thanks everyone for your help
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  13. Bill came to $3900. That includes pistons, rings, some new valves, head bolts, oil pump shaft, gaskets, springs, etc. Not sure how the oil pump shaft got bent. Got a used one from Meyers. Need new dist cap.....you can see arcing if the video loads. More than I was hoping for but I trust this guy and know he spent a lot of time on it. trim.B18F47CA-FB1E-45E1-A407-9D7F46229152.MOV
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  14. I'm an hour from the I-71/75 bridge into Ohio and about 2 hours from Dayton. The guy who sold me the radio for the Edsel lives near you in Cedarville. Also, last summer I met a guy from Dayton who was down in Elizabethtown, Ky for a big 1000+ car show in the downtown area. I hung around with him for 2-3 hours since we were both there by ourselves and he had a canopy with a generator-powered cooling unit that blew cool air on us. He brought a restored '55 Corvette and he owns a Dairy Queen in Dayton. I can't think of his name right now but he was a big guy in his 60s. (If I owned a DQ I would be pretty damn big too. LOL) Do you know him?
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