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  1. I have a humorous anecdote regarding some (certainly not all) of the "experts" who own and those who judge. About fifteen years ago there was a a Corvette judging show at one of the top flight venues. A particularly nice, rotisserie restored, down to the last detail, early Sting Ray was being judged and the car was virtually flawless. There was some question about the placement of a factory-chalked check mark on the left front frame rail which turned into a bit of a heated debate. The dispute between participant and judge was whether the random check mark (which only appeared on som
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  2. Lots more photos in the AD. https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/hudson/unspecified/2467061.html Saw this in Hemmings pretty cool for a Hudson guy. I think the price is pretty realistic. Seller’s Description: 1940 Hudson 40T • Coupe • Driven 81,000 miles Very rare. All original unrestored survivor. Was repainted sometime in the 70's. Everything works. Has the optional pull out truck bed. Original red leather interior. 3 on the tree manual transmission with the original overdrive. It has been in the Pacific Northwest it's entire life. A f
    6 points
  3. Blechley's Blech White and a soft wire brush.
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  4. Me and my girl wet sanding my 54 Ford in 1960. Don't know where the Ford ended up but i still have the girl............Bob
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  5. 1930 Studebaker Light Six, purpose-built van for servicing Pennzoil signs (not for servicing vehicles).
    5 points
  6. I'm not sure we have answered the original poster's question on how to make the system better but he opened up not just a can of worms but a whole truckload of them in this conversation. I can tell you that AACA has a 20 plus member committee that oversees its judging program and it is constantly being looked at and revised to do the right thing for the majority of our membership. Not an easy task when 3 to 4,000 cars are shown a year. However, over the years with the institution of HPOF (original), DPC (drivers), certified race vehicles and the competition judging classes (over 100) I thin
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  7. I believe if you're only showing a car to receive a trophy, perhaps you should find a different hobby. The car is the trophy, in my humble opinion, and that shouldn't be forgotten. On occasion, I bring my car to a local car show event. The very LAST thing I want from showing it there is a trophy. I'm there to share my car, and to see other people's cars on a local level. I DO show my cars in National events for judging, and in those events, the goal is not so much to garner a trophy (as I mentioned above, the CAR is the trophy), but to attain as high a score as possible from knowle
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  8. I only have my cars judged by myself and I am my worst critic.
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  9. I hope my opinion will help you answer your original post A Griffin... I started attending my first AACA show in 2016 with my 56 Chevy truck not knowing other than what the judging manual says about what I can expect the judges to look for, I thought I covered most of my restoration to as how the truck came from the factory, I went in with the hope of my truck being restored by me being able to what I call ( The AACA POINTS Ladder) to climb, the first step I was able to step on the (1st Junior), I had some issues to change but if I wanted to climb the next step to the (SENIOR AWARD
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  10. Very easy to build a fan shroud for the car. And a shield/deflector above the fuel/vac pump, to help block heat from the exhaust manifold. I had some issues with vapor locking when it got hot outside and sitting in traffic. You can also move the fuel line over a little bit. Hudson's are also a babe magnet. So get ready for that. Nothing screams you have made it, or you have arrived. Like a Hudson step down. Ask me how I know.
    4 points
  11. Just for clarity, for those who are learning: The name is "Westley's Bleche-Wite," spelled oddly, but a very useful product. The company may have changed hands and may not be using the "Westley's" name as prominently.
    4 points
  12. That Weeks bloke isn't bad is he?... Done more in a day than I've done on my Dodge in the last 10 years!
    4 points
  13. This looks like a really nice solid car. I would expect it to generate some interest, but I think the 35k ask is high. There is something about the 34 that I really like, not the 33 and not the 35, the 34.
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  14. Thanks for chiming in. My intention isn't to kick a hornet's nest, but just gather information. While I'm rather new to AACA, about 5 years or so, I've built a fair share of cars that have been shown and judged, I've been a judge a time or two. I do what I can to promote the hobby. Heck, I'm an officer of the local chapter. I'm truthfully past the part of my life where I felt a trophy was the only way to prove a car was built to someones liking. Cars are a reflection of the person and shouldn't be built for acceptance. If we think about it, some people invest tens or hundreds of t
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  15. For sale on Craigslist: 1956 Chrysler New Yorker Saint Regis 2-Door Hardtop in El Paso, TX - $18,500 - Call: nine one five eight five six thirty twenty seven Link: https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/el-paso-1956-chrysler/7280400920.html Seller's Description: 1956 Chrysler New Yorker Saint Regis 2-Door Hardtop condition: good cylinders: 8 cylinders transmission: automatic odometer: 72,000 paint color: custom title status: clean 1956 Chrysler Saint Regis——tri tone 354 cid hemi 4bbl no rust always garaged. do not text me
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  16. For Sale: 1939 Plymouth Roadking P7 Sedan - $10,000 - New Hartford, CT 1939 Plymouth Roadking - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org) 1939 Plymouth Road King. 95,000 miles, original, runs and drives beautifully. Has new brakes, water pump and head gasket. Very clean inside and out., however, there is a broken window on passenger side front (you can see in the pic if you magnify), it needs replacing due to a rock shattering the glass, it still rolls up and down though. Make a serious offer, No low-ballers please. Contact: no phone listed. Copy and paste i
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  17. Hi, my name is David Scranton. Just turned 21 in January and have been getting into cars alot more the past year, but I've only ever helped my dad in the garage and the oldest car I've helped him with was my 1999 jeep. So I have hardly any experience doing things on my own which brought me to this forum because of a car I've taken great interest in that I've known about my whole life, but have never even seen it be moved. My grandmother has had what I believe is a 1920 4 door buick model K sitting in her barn for what I'm guessing has been the past 80 years, and I would like to work on it j
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  18. For sale on Craigslist: 1970 Cadillac Sedan deVille in Shelton, WA - $7,000 - No phone # provided. Reply to Seller through Craigslist email to: 221bcadeeac93e7fb116e0a035fc4de8@sale.craigslist.org Link: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/shelton-immaculate-1970-classic/7281484266.html Seller's Description: 1970 Cadillac Sedan deVille condition: excellent VIN: B0148269 odometer: 80,400 paint color: custom delivery available title status: clean Great deal, it's a survival sale. I am continuously amazed at how clea
    3 points
  19. Not sure if I have posted this one before. Yours truly in 1953 -
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  20. A couple of photos posted on a local facebook page by the then owner of the 1930 Talbot 90. He sold it 36 years ago so the photos probably date from the early 1980s. They are not 'period' but do show some local scenery, and 'camaraderie' amongst old car owners. The other car is a 1924 Vauxhall 30-98 Wensum tourer. The owner passed away a few years ago but his wife is now in her 90s and the little guy in the back seat has the car now - currently awaiting a rebuild. The third photo I added to show how the Vauxhall owner drove his car hard. It was taken at a hillclimb in Dunedin in Ja
    3 points
  21. And now for something completely different - mountain climbing in the Pyrenees during the 1927 Tour de France - chase car looks to be a Voisin -
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  22. I agree, very nice condition at a seemingly fair price. While I can appreciate the ease of the upgraded sealed beams, I would absolutely have to convert it back the very distinctive '39 style headlamps.
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  24. Not just the chassis - the body is done too... After stripping After a coat of primer - it's looking pretty awesome. A few repairs to make but in great shape overall and huge thanks to Matt! Time for some other VDC members to roll up sleeves and get involved - there's going to be plenty of rubbing down to do;)
    3 points
  25. I can't take credit for these - just passing them on. It is a sobering thought all of these photos are over 60 years old....
    3 points
  26. I'm enjoying this Topic. I'll add a few from my archives, particularly some rear views since those are seldom shown. 1940 Buick Station Wagon 1940 Cadillac 75 Custom Town Car 1940 Chevrolet 1940 Ford DeLuxe 1940 Graham Sharknose 1940 Nash Ambassador 1940 Packard Darrin Convertible 1940 Packard Darrin 4-door Sedan (Sorry about the reflection) Not a rear view, but seldom seen 940 Plymo
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  27. No title. Says so in the ad. Neat car but no way. 4 door post for asking $21,500? No way.
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  28. I've thought of that but I have just about zero welding skills nor do I have a TIG machine. I did visit the local welder I've used on other things but they thought the crack was too long and would just crack again. I've no idea if they have they have a TIG welder. It looks to me as if most of their work is architectural so maybe not. I also tried another local welder some time ago - they were ok but in the end I made the part over from scratch to avoid welding altogether. The heat treating guy said it should be welded...the welder said it should be brazed. In all, I haven't had much luck cons
    3 points
  29. Old so may have been seen by some of you but new to me (3 minutes ago) -
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  30. I'd rather have one of these.
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  31. 34 Pontiac 3 window is on my bucket list. This is a 15-20k car.
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  32. I'm actually buying the car in this posting. I've spoken with the owner for several hours, gone over the 3 ring binder full of build photos and work orders. I've also spoken with the mechanic that did the majority of the recent work at length. I feel about as confident as I can with it until I start putting miles on it and finding the gremlins.
    3 points
  33. Since I do my restorations with my hands rather than my check book I consider the judging a validation of those efforts. I pretty much know what is correct both mechanically and cosmetic. Usually if I deserved an award I got one. If not I didn't. No hard feelings one way or another. As for the hardware (trophies) I either decline them or use them for target practice. As Mr. Peterson said. the car is the trophy...........Bob
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  34. I've been a judge and had cars judged a few times and appreciate the efforts of everyone. Sometimes I am surprised my cars scored so well and when it didn't I knew why and understood. Funny story, we were on weekend driving tour which took us to a small town's parade. A fellow on the tour drove a beautiful 1932 Auburn and he lost to a scruffy Model A and he was angry. A friend reminded him the winner lived in the town and the trophy had nothing to do with the cars. When Covid-19 conditions allow I plan to show a car I restored from an older restoration. I hope to re
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  35. Worked on more of the interior items. I installed firewall grommets and ran the lines or wires that go through them. I made up a brown Kraft paper template of the floor so I could cut out the generic floor mat material I got From Carter Truck parts. I’m pleased with the end result and tomorrow I’ll add the padding to the mat with adhesive. I also pulled the new rear window gasket around the glass, cut it to length and super glued the ends together. Tomorrow I will urethane the rear window in.
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  37. Must be a powerful engine to pull all that through the mud.
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  38. Why on earth would anyone see a factory defective part or any defective part (other then a cosmetic defect) on any car? IF IT IS DEFECTIVE IT MEANS IT DOES NOT WORK!!!! Mr P does open the door to another side of judging. Some vehicles are text book vehicles to restore, Corvettes come to mind, as well as Model A's, Camaros, Mustangs, Small T-Birds, and 5-7 Chevy's are just a few I can think of, where the restorer has all of the of the documented information they need to restore the car properly to be correct. Those classes are very competitive, and almost every car is done ext
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  39. Nice car. Like to see that the seller took the time to bring the car out into the daylight and provided several pictures of this car.
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  40. I agree, great design! A simple clean up with a few more pictures certainly would have helped.
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  41. Well, so far it's doing duties as Car, going to work, going to the store. Needs a service coming up soon, grease and oil. Phil
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  42. Oil level can be checked by looking on the left side (sitting in car, facing forward) of the block towards the front. There is a float in the oil pan attached to an 1/8" diameter rod that comes up through a hole in the block. There are two markers cast into the block and the tip of the rod should be between those markers. 5 - 5.5 quarts does it for mine (a '25). These cars use a combined starter/generator (left side of block). There should be a fuse on the top front of it that is (if memory serves) 10 amp. It might be a good idea to check that the starter/gen chain isn't too loose befor
    2 points
  43. ♪Boy! The way Glenn Miller played............♫ ♪ Gee! Our old LA SALLE ran great.....♫
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  44. I like the one for sale. Out of my price range. 1933-34 were great years for automotive styling.
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  45. About 100 miles into my new systems. Running good for a 99k mile, 64 year old car. Front end rebuild is next... There's a bit of bump steer and the P.O. already added a shock absorber to the linkage.
    2 points
  46. I found this 1940 Hudson on another thread (currently advertised on Hemmings) and thought we should add it to this thread. Nice looking car!
    2 points
  47. The tubes are on back order again........won’t be available till June at the soonest. You need to look past size on the sidewall, and read actual inflated dimensions. Also, ask in the Stude club what others are running. Tires are not always available in all brands at all times. It’s getting so bad, I now keep extra tires in stock at home.
    2 points
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