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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. I believe it is the Packard plant viewed from the air. Greg
  9. 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
  10. Bernie, with all those Buicks you had better close your eyes. Greg
  11. Different CJ and definitely a different Sidewinder. But it's a Ford thing, the brand X guy's won't understand. Greg
  12. C.J.'s are a bit of an exception. I didn't make any money but time excluded came close to breaking even. And that was without the sidewinder intake which I still have on a shelf. And I had my fun with it. Even core CJ's aren't cheap. It went into a pretty spendy Cobra replica . I definitely made a profit on the 427 Lo- riser I later sold to the same guy. Greg
  13. That's a lot of weld. Was the crankcase heat treated to help normalize any welding stress ? Cryo treat before machining ? I would be afraid after a number of heat / cooling cycles once the engine is run again things will move around and throw all your careful machining out of alignment. Greg in Canada
  14. I gave up on street performance over a decade ago. That " built " C.J. went into a Cobra replica , also my back up 427 Lo-riser. Stock C.J. for my Cyclone . These days I am playing with this. I know 99% of you couldn't care less about track cars, but I find them interesting. And there is a AACA class for them. 1973 Elden F3 / FB. 1 of 6 built. { rare ?} Modified with a 175 HP FSV engine and full width body for SCCA C sports racer use. I am not a VW guy so a cross flow 1600 is going in in the near future. The T.C. Lotus engine it should have is a bit spendy for my limited budget. I figure I still have a 10 year window for the track, and continue to gather up/ make parts for my Staver basketcase. First two picture's are what it looked like in 1973, and what I want to return to. Two different rad positions/ nose cones. Unfortunately Matt I don't find parts for this at the Swap Meet. There is a tie in with this thread. Car was basicly "rodded" in the early 80's, I am returning it to "stock". Greg in Canada
  15. I agree completely, however around here " clip" seems to be the term in general use by the rod builders. Greg
  16. Matt , you must go to much better swap meets than I do. Last C.J. I built was $ 9,500.00 { the good old days when the looney was close to par} in parts and machine work, excluding the cost of the core, and no forced induction just a single 4160 Holley on a sidewinder. And it ran 550 on a chassis dyno with a S/S legal cam and stock C.J. manifolds into street legal turbo's. Mind you there was also a second hand set of Dove heads I got a very good deal on . A blower has to add 100 H.P. on a bad day, and Chevy's generally breathe better than 428 Fords. But yes, there are lots of tired, bone yard parts out there. Greg in Canada
  17. Unfortunately with the Camaro front clip you would probably need to change the entire frame. I doubt it was a bolt in. You are buying the body, and hopefully get a 1/2 decent price for the engine / trans combo. A very round about way to buy a car. Mind you that engine probably cost $12,000.00 at least to build so it is no doubt worth 1/2 of that to the right person. Greg in Canada
  18. I have nothing against traditional rods, as long as they were built a long time ago or recently built with one of the new steel body's . I can't see taking a decent stock Model A , 32 Ford, 33/34 Ford Etc. and rodding it. Happens all the time unfortunately. I see even 40 Ford coupe body's are now being reproduced. What's a hot rod anyway ? Greg in Canada
  19. A blown big block definitely isn't for everyone. 7 or 8 MPG if you are on the throttle. What about the rest of the drive train ? It probably puts out an easy 650 H.P. that isn't a mild 350 with a 2 bbl. Also I see it has a Camaro clip, not an antique car anymore. Someone's Rod dream, now the next owner's possible nightmare. Greg in Canada
  20. Now that you mention it I also remember the advert. However I also think there was an article about the collection, either just before or just after the fire. Greg
  21. I vaguely recall seeing a article in a 1960's Antique Automobile about a fire that destroyed several classic Packard's including if I remember correctly FDR's parade car. Any one have any further info ? Greg
  22. You might want to refer to edinmass's post above. As always Ed knows the Classic car and restoration game inside out. Greg in Canada,... a bit hung up on correct fasteners, and plating treatments myself.
  23. Yes David you are absolutely correct . Only the ring needs to be removed to remove a wheel, I don't know what I was thinking when I said the center needs to be removed as well. Post amended . Greg
  24. Hi Mike, I am afraid Ontario is 2000 miles away. Unfortunately I don't know anyone. There are several people on the forum from Ontario, someone must have an interest in early Canadian badges. Greg
  25. I live in Canada and I generally see very few Canadian badges. Mind you I am in Western Canada so pretty remote from the center of the Canadian universe {Ontario and Quebec}. Even McLaughlin badges rarely cross my path, in fact I wouldn't mind having a spare one for my 1918 E-45 Special. I will keep my eyes open. If you ever come across anything Staver - Chicago I am always interested. And it will actually go on a car , not a display case. I also have one rear hubcap for a 1910, 11, or12, 30 H.P. or 35 H.P Staver. It's nicer than the rather plain caps on my 40 H.P. project but it is too small. Having said that it is a very nice, good sized, hefty , cast brass cap. Trade only for a Staver rad badge in any original condition. As far as I know there are only 2 surviving cars that can use this cap and neither need it. So I don't mind if it goes into a hubcap collection rather than back on a car. My spare cap goes on a 4 in. thread. The 40 H.P. has a 4 1/2 in. thread Greg in Canada