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About 1912Staver

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  • Birthday 06/30/1958

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    Langley, B.C. Canada
  • Interests:
    Brass era cars, Packard trucks, Vintage racing cars, Sports cars

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  1. Hi Steve, I was a member for several years. As others have also commented over the years the AACA has nearly a zero activity level in the Pacific North West. So the membership fee was for all practical purposes the magazine subscription. My interests are Brass Era, British cars, vintage racing, in no particular order. Relatively little coverage of those three areas in the AACA magazine. So for practicality I have remained a HCCA member and let my AACA membership slide. Being Canadian the subscription price is actually quite high so hard choices had to be made. In a perfect world I would have a budget for several memberships but definitely not an option after last years retirement.
  2. Make me sorry I let my AACA membership lapse. Only part I desperately need is a crankcase casting for my Staver. Teetor Hartley 4 Cyl, any out there gathering dust ? It's probably a bit beyond the scope of this offer anyway. Greg
  3. Could be 31 Buick ? I have both axles but only 1 wheel, it looks very similar Greg
  4. It will stop both wheels however on loose surfaces they will spin, one forward , the other reverse. It also puts quite a bit of strain on all the driveline components esp . things like axle shafts. It's sort of like having a very grabby clutch only all the stress is reversed. My Packard truck has a large drum brake on the driveshaft and the parking brakes on the wheels. Most owners recommend reversing things so the brake pedal operate the wheel brakes and the parking brake lever operates the shaft brake. Greg in Canada
  5. People around here buy electrics for all the reasons above plus money savings. Our gas is consistently the highest in North America, plus the Government kicks in substantial tax payer funded subsidy's . Sure would like to be wealthy enough to get all that tax payer money. Unfortunately I am stuck in the $10,000.00 - $15,000.00 price range for vehicles, no electric on sale in Canada for that sort of money. And since retirement I don't drive enough to make the gas savings make up the difference either. Most electrics in Canada are in the $40,000.00 and up class. Greg in Canada
  6. According to an article I have seen on our friend Google, that Daniels speedster is the only known survivor of the 100 or so built. Greg in Canada
  7. Marmon speedsters have a similar body. Not common either but not as rare as the Daniels and possibly not as rare as a Gold Bug. Greg in Canada
  8. Odd technique. Many very interesting big trucks, but that is a very limited market these days. Most people who can even remotely handle one of these old girls already have several. And for the most part they are not all that rare. The 1920's Whites and Mack ? look especially interesting . But what a big undertaking. Greg in Canada
  9. Doesn't hurt to wear good riding gear. But most of the riders I have seen die were wearing full riding gear. Our climate here is often cool and damp, most riders have decent gear. The human body is very fragile once the speed of impact hits 40 MPH or so. At the least broken bones. A good friend died from internal bleeding, he didn't think he had anything worse than a few scrapes and bruises, 3 young kids, a very sad funeral . He was wearing the best helmet on the market and full tour gear. The bike wasn't even badly damaged. Greg
  10. Unfortunately the human body has quite a few more potentially life altering components than just the cranium. I like bikes very much. I have owned several vintage bikes. I have had several friends and acquaintance's either die or be seriously injured on motorcycles. Sometimes their riding was a contributing factor but often just the wrong place at the wrong time. I have been at a number of very tragic accident scenes moments after disaster. Long commute, lots of miles each year. Usually the driver of the car in shock, the rider of the bike far, far worse. One by one my bikes are finding new owners. Greg
  11. Eating and drinking might be going a little too far. As a 30 + year shift worker who often started night shift anywhere from 11:00 PM - 03:00 AM, Engineer on the same B.C. Ferry's you have no doubt rode on. I was a lot more functional after my Tim's drive through. Literally 1000's of instances and no problems. Also many 0. 6:00 AM shift starts powered by Tim's. You are beat into semi - consciousness by shiftwork, drive through coffee can be the difference between functional and non- functional.. Hard to get a decent sleep when your body is telling you to be wide awake at 3:00 AM on days off and to always be falling asleep while eating lunch. Way more impaired by the shiftwork than anything else, but people have to do it everyday. Several Ferry crew members have been killed or seriously injured in vehicle crashes over the years with body clock disruptions playing a significant role. Greg
  12. For me it was the Lotus 47 or 62. Cars you can afford fuel and tires for. Plus much more affordable Ford 4's. I had to make do with a earlyish {type 54} Europa, 1969 Canadian market car. Greg
  13. No disrespect Victoria, but if I could ride on the coat tails of my family's fame { infamy ? } instead of having to rely on my self made way in life I might have a 100 pointer or two myself. At least the young lady in question seems to have decent taste in cars. What little I know about her clan makes me think taste is a bit scarce. Greg
  14. I believe it is the Packard plant viewed from the air. Greg
  15. A perfect shuttle bus for Pebble Beach perhaps. And at the buy it now I doubt it is going anywhere fast. But still quite a decent survivor. What would be a realistic price ? 20 G's tops ? Greg in Canada