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  1. SBRMD, I had a paper route since I was 11yrs. old around 1957. I saved my pennies, nickels & dimes in a BIG jar. Now you've got to remember my Pops was a definete old timer. When he saw how much $$$$ I was able to come up with & save at that point he started charging me "Rent" at $10.00 a week & I HAD TO START BUYING my own clothes & school supplies. Since that was taking a good chunk of my profits I had to start doing something else to supplement my paper route $$$$. Sears was having a sale on lawn mowers so I went down & bought a new, at the time, sel
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  2. To me a "barn find" could be better described as "found in long-term storage". I think the whole "barn find" thing can be appealing to people because it is exciting for any of us to find a car or parts or anything collectible that was stored away long ago and forgotten until "found". It's kind of on the same level as finding buried treasure. The distaste comes from it's over-use. I have purchased many collections (mainly parts) that had been stored in an old barn for many, many years but I am hesitant to use that term simply because it's over-use causes skepticism on the part of many.
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  3. I’m playing upholstery guy tonight.
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  4. Moved the lathe into its new position in front of one of my windows. Can’t believe how much it dwarfs my little Logan. My neighbor polished up the tail stock spindle which now looks like it’s chrome. He still has to polish the tail stock hand wheel then I’ll paint the spokes black to match the other hand wheels. Ran my extension power cord behind my big bench and over to the back of my vertical mill and my phase converter. It’s just about ready to rock. Found a guy on FB marketplace who has a big building full of old lathe parts and he believes he might have a collet closer for my lathe. Keepi
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  5. The crossmember is from Flatout Engineering that fits nicely in between the two frame rails after you remove the spring pockets.
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  7. I got the new trunk boards today. Close enough I guess
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  8. Does a two car garage count ? My '21 Chevy was hidden away in here from 1931 to 1972.
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  9. "I just want a nice driver. It will never be shown" is one of the biggest lies I have ever been told. I have told MUCH bigger lies than that.........but only to the ladies! 😇
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  10. You never know when you're making an indelible impression on someone. There are cars I saw, briefly, when I was 7 or 8 years old and they're stuck in my brain like it was yesterday. Personally, I like questions and the conversations it can lead to. I'm an introvert myself, but get me on a topic and I can talk quite a bit (perhaps too much.) I almost never participate in shows; I just find them rather joyless (once I've walked around and seen everything else that doesn't have a 350/350.) One of my most rewarding was a "touch-a-truck" event where kids come and get to climb all over
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  11. https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/d/portland-1988-citroen-2cv-dolly-edition/7266415651.html
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  12. I'm pretty sure I looked at this car maybe 10 years ago when it was in storage. I don't remember all the particulars. An old German guy had it at the time. Probably who the current seller got it from or his Estate. It's not a bad car but probably priced about right. From what I can remember it needs tires by now for sure, Of course a brake job as mentioned. I think the paint had been touched up here and there and might have been mostly repainted at some point with touch ups since then. There were some spare parts in the trunk and some were trim related. I do recall it wasn't a rust bucke
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  13. “On my way to San Jose to the stereo shop to make my music play” -Too Short. But y’all knew that. Two is twice as nice. 😎
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  14. I'm not sure if this is true, but I read somewhere that the Batmobile was and is, copyrighted by D.C. Studios and cannot be legally reproduced, owned, driven etc. without a license from D.C. Studios.
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  15. Hold on to your underwear........you ain’t seen nothing yet. Inflation is a certainty..........just when does it arrive, is the question. There will be blood in the streets, the only question is how much. Google the Second American Revolution...........where I come from, it was fought in our towns and in our fields......... literally. Shay’s Rebellion is where federal troops fired on veterans of the Revolutionary War..........read it. Thomas Jefferson: “ tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of tyrants”. This famous quote was in reference to
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  17. A thick accumulation of dust on a car extracted from long storage lends a mystique to it and stimulates one's imagination. Don't we all like to be bs'd?
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  19. I think "Barn Find" can be added to the group that includes "Xerox" and "Kleenex" If it "copies" - it's a Xerox If it "wipes your nose" - it's a Kleenex If it "hasn't run in awhile" - it's a Barn Find That includes my first classic - that I parked in my own garage for 25 years before pulling it out. I even fell victim to my own "ran when parked" hype. Thousands of dollars later it runs again!
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  20. It is my first Packard. I also have a 55 Chevrolet 3100, 57 Bel Air, 60 Bel Air coupe, and a 65 Barracuda Formula S. I currently serve as secretary of the Apple Country North Ga region of the AACA. I’m excited about the car.
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  21. It's a lot easier to fool someone than to convince them they've been fooled. Look at the world around us--you really think it's at all difficult to pull the wool over people's eyes with just words?
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  22. Funny to think about, when your Caddy was new, a 40 year old car was a 1940.
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  23. Not exactly an antique like most of us think of one, but the car is 40 years old. 1980 Cadillac Coupe De Ville. Nice clean southern car with 85,000 miles on it. It's of the era of low power and the 85 mph speedometer. Drives nicely and can go 70 on the freeway. Everything works but the FM band of the radio.
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  24. We have taken for a couple of rides around our area. Today was a nice spring day and we put about 70 miles on it. Supposedly it was to make sure the new radio was working but we hardly had it on. Over the weekend we put another 100 miles on just wasting time and gas. It drives as good as it looks and while I have found a few minor details that need some help ( white paint on the lower part of the passenger side and a crease where someone put a door into it) for the most part it is a great running and driving car. We are looking forward to driving the car this summer to the Cadil
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  25. To size the wire, use a solvent to remove the varnish and then use a micrometer to find the diameter of the wire. It is a common enamel insulated wire, sold by AWG. So after you get the diameter, and both could could be different in size, Google for a inches to AWG chart. Did you count the turns? If not, use the same length as removed, should be close to the correct number of turns. Say, during the cleaning and polishing, did you somehow remove the insulator under the power transistor (2N176)? That object below the tuning shaft.
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  26. Actually, Mike McCartney gave me that lighter. I've used up all the gas but I like it so much I keep it on the bench!
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  27. The journey begins Tear down begins, My dads 57 Oldsmobile project is on the hoist next to mine.
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  28. I finally purchased my first Ford model T. It’s a 1908. With the help of my daughter, we were able to get it together. My eyes aren’t as good as hers. I think it came out great. Mike
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  29. Most cars used a "bulb out" flasher like this. People who towed trailers could get a "constant rate" flasher. Allante announces if it detects any bulb out.
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  30. To answer Mark I did use a fuel rated automotive paint. I did not want to send my units out to Hugh's Powder coater for fear of them being lost. My local Powder coater did not offer anything comperable to what Hugh had done.
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  31. More info about the Buick underslung racers, including #8, is here - https://www.buickheritagealliance.org/content/pdf/BuickRaceCarsFromHell2.pdf
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  32. For sale on Ebay: 1956 Chrysler Imperial 2-Door Hardtop in Tucson, AZ - auction with opening bid of $1,000 - Phone FSBO Customer Support at: (833) 254-8675 Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/324464323358 Seller's Description: 1956 Chrysler Imperial 2-Door Hardtop VIN: C563206 Mileage:73000 Body Type: Coupe Engine: 354 V8 Exterior Color: Green Interior Color: White/Green Number of Doors: 2 Doors For Sale By: Private Seller Trim: Numbers Matching Vehicle Title: Clear This gorgeous All-Steel 1956 Chrysle
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  33. Oh yeah, it's very prevelant. As is Sapele which is African mahogany I think. Philippine mahogany is the one thats very rare now. Sapele is the replacement, not as good but close. As I wrote initially just seal whatever you use with west system or cuprinol. Up this thread, the yachtsman had the best suggestion, smiths penetrating epoxy saturation with west system over the top. Be forewarned, that Smiths is some nasty smelling stuff. Ash or poplar and west system 😁 Ron
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  34. My 1946 Ford Station Wagon is a true barn find. It was parked in a barn in 1965 and found in 2001. The problem is the barn leaked and ruined the wood from the rear doors back. When the owner realized the barn was leaking, he removed the tailgate and lift gate and put them in the rear seat area and saved them from destruction.
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  35. You can drive it as fast as you are willing to pay the bills for destroying it. A friend asked me to buy his MGTD and I told him no, he plead his case (and I still told him no) - well, he is on engine rebuild 4, headgasket X, crankshaft 3, and .....- you cannot drive it 75MPH all day long (well you can, but it will destroy it).
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  36. I was told its a French body.....makes sense with the Arch de Triumph in the background. Hood doesn't look like anything American I have ever seen. See photo caption below, factory archive from Packard....... Packard Co. file photograph of a 1927 Packard right side view, light in color, top lowered, female standing on running board. Inscribed on photo back: "Packard 343, third series eight, 8-cylinder, 106-horsepower, 143-inch wheelbase, 2/4-person special runabout and/or roadster, note right-hand drive, see lady's hand on steering wheel, bulb horn & dru
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  37. Thanks EmTee , yes I can't wait to see the painted Buick ! . I went to see the garage on Friday that is going to paint the buick, and they almost finished an 80's BMW and they almost finished a very nice 90's Dodge Viper too . Normally they will finish the BMW and the dodge this week and the next, and then I'll take the Buick . I'll put pictures when she gets there
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  38. No! Say it ain't true! I grew up in Bowling Green Ky and it was south of the Mason Dixon. Next thing is they will deny the South ever existed. Marty, You have assimilated very well!
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  39. As for the 1938 60S displayed with other transportation, it fits well. I have been collecting "what I call" automotive art for quite a few years. Including these former scrapbook pages: Robert Neal has a great book on Packard aircraft engines that is worth owning. I don't have that but I do have signed copies of his two Packard books that cover '48-50 and '51-54. Trains too!
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  40. One of the exciting things about electric vehicles is that they're likely still early in the technological progress curve. We've been working at improving gas-powered vehicles for over 100 years, and while improvements are still made, they tend to be fairly small by now. It will be fascinating to see how EV battery technology changes year by year in the future.
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  41. Bernie heard about my Riviera. He wanted to check it out and get his picture taken with it. Who am I to say no?
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  42. I went on with the impellers today. To trim them to length I mounted one on the expanding arbor with a large aluminum disc behind it to bear against the flat surface. This is to allow me to remove it from the arbor to measure the length and replace it without changing anything. The lathe compound was then arranged to move in towards the face of the impeller and a stop set on the lathe bed. I will use the compound to get the right depth. Then, I will only have to take this impeller off and replace it with the second one and move the saddle up to the stop to replicate th
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  43. If it was once made by the hand of man it can again be made by the hand of man..................Bob
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  44. Sounds like a special type of glass called dramatized. It usually found in a precarious position seconds before a commercial.
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  45. I guess you can't please everyone, but in my opinion the saga of Great White is one of the best old car story's I have ever seen. Joe's Mitchell thread is right up there as well. Five stars !! Greg
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  47. Too many to count. And the longer I am here reading about cars the more there are.
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