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  1. Sorry to dredge this up, but I had a pacemaker installed almost 5 weeks ago. Don't do much welding anymore, but still use chain saws frequently. Some of the cautions depend on the reason the device was installed, in my case my heart beat fine on its own but only at 30 BPM's when I was resting. If my pacemaker failed I would simply revert to my slow rythem while other people might die. Per the manufacturer, the only tool I can't operate is an electric jackhammer (pneumatic is fine). They tell you how far certain tools need to be from the device (i.e. 6", 12" or 24") but I have now operated saws and my backpack blower. I told my doctor up front my need to weld and operate a saw and he matched me to the device.
  2. I have bought cars, trucks, tractors, crawlers and probably 75+ chainsaws off Craigslist without ever laying eyes on the item. Only got burned once on a $100 chainsaw in Dallas. Look at Craigslist every day for items and will continue to do so, it is a great marketplace.
  3. I grew up in Charlottesville and was just there this weekend. What type/vintage car are you seeking?
  4. I also collect chainsaws and probably have $450. Some are worth $500, others $5. If the average value is $100 I could have put my money into a pretty nice car.
  5. Intolerance is what has made Amarica what it is today.
  6. I may be contrary, but I don't grasp the concept of trying to make something "rare" by narrowing down the individual components. In the end they still built over 33,000 Riviera's that year which does not make it a rare car. I owned a 1964 Studebaker Avant, only 809 were produced, 281 of which had the R-2 engine. Narrow it further by those cars that had a 4 speed transmission and had the late production features and color mine did and perhaps there were a dozen or two similar cars. I never tried to make the car "special" via its options, the vehicle spoke for itself.
  7. It appears there were 3175 GS cars produced in 1971 (out of a total run of 33,810 cars. Not what I would consider a rare or low production vehicle, seems like you are reaching for straws with the paint color. I own a vehicle that only had 34 others produced the same year as mine. Some might consider that rare, but one just sold on ebay today.
  8. Not to state the obvious, but on my tiny iPhone that looks like a Chevy bow tie to me.
  9. Dave, thanks for the info, I am not knowledgeable on the flathead Fords. I visited a woman on Saturday who is looking to sell her late husband's cars and parts and trying to get an idea of what he has. There was a $600 price tag on them so that does not seem to.be out of line.
  10. I was on my iPad and could not load from Photobucket. Couldn't remember my password when I tried to log on from my phone and got locked out. Should be there now.
  11. I looked at several cars on Saturday (including a '32 Hudson) and scattered about were some vintage speed parts. There was a set of Edmunds heads that I presume are for a Ford, any idea on value? Not a part number to be found.
  12. You are going to jump on a plane to go find out the contents of 3 mystery boxes? What makes this endeavor so alluring?
  13. Back when I was a kid the fellow who owned the farm next to us had a Vauxhall parked at the edge of a field. He is long dead and the property sold, I have no idea what became of it.
  14. I bought a house 2 weeks ago and instinctively lifted up the front mat. To my surprise there was a wet, folded $20 bill. I only had 3/4 of it, the other piece was stuck to the mat. Think I will frame it...
  15. You might try contacting Keith Jones at the Keystone Tractor Museum in Colonial Heights. Space is tight, but a moped is smaller than a car, truck or tractor. Since the items there are his, there may be liability issues for him to accept outside pieces.
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