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Gary Hearn

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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.
  16. Shane, I am late to this thread, but I lived in Richmond for 35 years and enjoyed it. It is at an Interstate crossroads and 2 hours to D.C. or the beach and less than 90 minutes to the Shenandoah National Park. I have my mother's home north of Charlottesville for sale, 4 bedrooms (each with a private bath) on 6 acres with the ability to purchase an additional 67 acres. It has a large three car garage (that I have had 5 vehicles in) and is only 1/2 mile off Rt. 29 (the north/south highway) in Albemarle County. Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia, has good schools, 2 hospitals and access to I-64. The house needs work, but I can put you in it at a bargain price. As a point of reference, the 30 acre property across the road with a 3000 square foot home (with portions dating from 1850) just went on the market for $1.9M. If you are interested I can give you details. I just sold my '89 Dodge plow truck that was there last week, but for the right price you could become the owner of the three Studebakers currently in the garage as well as a '47 Willys CJ2A stored there as well. Gary
  17. I don't think storing cars in van trailers or shipping containers would be the best option. Seems like they would cook in the hot summer sun...
  18. Yes, it is the car you referenced. They have added pictures to the ad.
  19. The car appears to have quite a bit of work done to it and seems to be a decent buy for the money. The body is in pretty decent shape but the seller did not elaborate on this in his description.
  20. Studebaker was still in the car business when Nate Altman and Leo Newman bought the Avanti rights and assets. The early Avanti II's were a carryover of Studebaker components with Chevrolet 327 engines replacing the Studebaker 289/304 power plants. Studebaker built Avanti's for the '64 model year (I formerly owned #5400) and Avanti II's began production in 1965 but are cars are typically recognized as 1966 models.
  21. Really, I buy every Poulan 655 chain saw I can find. Once I corner the market I can begin my sell off and retire. Never knew that meant I was sick...
  22. The video never mentioned the year of the car, only that he was driving his "new car" in 1963. In the late 1990's I slid my hand between the seat cushion and back in a Ford Explorer. A piece of metal lodged in the middle finger of my right hand. It bothered me on and off and I could feel a lump. About 15 years later it worked its way out.
  23. I have heard that Belize is often the destination for stolen cars, but know nothing of an older car migration to Mexico. If it is true, it is probably nothing moe than simple economics.
  24. This is true, back in the day state motor vehicle laws were anything but uniform. Some states used the engine number, others used the serial numbers. Replacement blocks were not stamped, so a replacement engine could carry the same number as before. The model year on a title was often determined by when it was first registered rather than the model year. With Studebaker rolling out their new R series trucks mid way in 1948, this is why you often see them titled as '48's when the are '49 models.
  25. Also remember that at the dawn of the last century horses were still the main mode of transportation. As such, I suspect many "rules of the road" favored and protected them. As Craig is well aware, Studebaker did not exit the horse drawn market until 1920.
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