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Roger Frazee

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  1. But you'll risk dying of old age before they arrive.
  2. Have the notification letters been sent out yet, regarding the Master Editor and Master Webmaster awards?
  3. I began studying ham radio for the mental exercise. After a little reading and taking some practice tests online, I was ready to take the first "Technician" exam. A month later I took the next "General" exam. I'm studying now for the final "Extra" exam. It's not hard if you have a basic understanding of electricity.
  4. As a lifelong gearhead and a ham radio newbie, I am wondering how many old car folks are also amateur radio operators. I'd love to check out some car related ham nets but I haven't found any yet. Maybe some hams on this forum can point me in the right direction. 73, KQ4RKF
  5. As it turns out the photo was taken in 1930, so that poor Hupmobile must have had a rough life. What's a college student doing driving a one-year old luxury car anyway?
  6. A film archivist in Knoxville discovered this photo and is hoping to find the amateur movie that was being shot. Knowing the year, make, and model of the car might ultimately help in his search.
  7. Close, but no cigar. The picture was taken in Urbana, OH. I don't know who the teams are but it is probably a local "league" game.
  8. For original bias ply tires the correct inflation is 15psi front, 26psi rear, when cold; 18 psi and 30psi hot). For radial tires, most Corvair owners maintain a 10 psi difference between the front and rear (i.e. 35 psi rear, 25 psi front).
  9. I think you're referring to the push rod tubes. Indeed they leaked badly in the early days. Clarks Corvair Parts sells Viton o-rings for the tubes, which takes care of the problem.
  10. You've got a great little car there. I also have a '63 Spyder project that I hope to have back on the road someday. The "camber compensator" or transverse spring was only available on '64 models. Unless you plan to race in autocross events or run Tennesse's Tail of the Dragon, I wouldn't be concerned. Early model Corvairs are completely stable in normal driving conditions. Just be sure to keep your tire pressures correct. Have fun with your Spyder!
  11. My first car, at the age of 16, was a '40 Olds four-door sedan. I remembered it having suicide doors. The convertible in the picture has conventional rear doors. Was the convertible different in that regard or is my memory faulty (again)?
  12. Is there a way to determine the model year of this Model T? The picture was posted on Facebook by a friend. The writing on the back of the photo says “Touring through California in 1935."
  13. That's what I like about this forum. I learn a lot. I had never heard of the Julian so I looked it up. It looks like an amazing piece of engineering. Being from the Buckeye state, I grew up around King Midgets. Cool little cars. The Fitch Phoenix appears to have a Corvair power tain. Thanks to all for your expertise.
  14. Thanks for the identification. Unfortunately, my old car expertise is limited to American rear-engine air-cooled cars.
  15. I was able to get a Wordpress plugin that provides a secure page for our members. The plugin is WP Simple Membership. Thank you, Mike Reillly, for installing the plugin on our AACA-owned website. Thanks too, to Leif Mangulson from the New Jersey Region for your input and help.
  16. From the AACA Website: The Foo-Dog Trophy Outstanding Rolls-Royce automobile entered in a National Meet judged on the basis of age, style and quality of coachwork, authenticity, appearance and mechanical condition. Established in 1945 by former AACA President, D. Cameron Peck. The trophy itself is an ancient and valuable Chinese work of art.
  17. Yes. Their was an option for a Cosworth twin overhead cam 16-valve engine with a five-speed transmission. Those cars are rare, as are the engine parts to repair them.
  18. TCs: People either love 'em or they hate 'em. I suspect that most of the haters have never owned one. The four-cylinder turbo charged TC is an extremely comfortable fun-to-drive car. The drive train is all Chrysler. The body and interior is all Maserati. Contrary to popular belief, the TC is not built on the K car platform. No body panels will interchange between the TC and the K car. There is also a loyal and active TC community that offers support and parts for TC owners. As has been mentioned, there is an active forum dedicated to TCs on this web page. If you want a fun antique car that is way undervalued, you can't do much better than the Chrysler TC by Maserati.
  19. I like the model that the Corvair Center Forum follows. The forum is designed for and used by Corvair enthusiasts and 95% of the posts are relevant to Corvairs. But it is not exclusive to Corvairs. Topics that are not Corvair-related are labeled with the letters O.T. (off topic). Off topic posts range from advice on fixing a home boiler to the death of Kobe Bryant. At the end of the day, forum readers are a diverse group with diverse interests.
  20. Has anyone heard of or seen a Dewabout? My wife found the following information and photo on Facebook, I thought I'd pass it along. The Dewabout was built in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1899 by Thomas Branthwaite Dewhurst. It was the first automobile built and driven on the streets of Lexington. The design was basically a buggy, with a motor and running gear. The vehicle weighed three hundred fifty pounds, with a two cylinder, four horsepower, air-cooled gasoline engine. It was steered by a tiller, ran on pneumatic bicycle tires and seated two persons. It had a cruising speed of fifteen miles per hour.
  21. Will the hotel be responsible for hanging the club banners this year? If so, when do we need to have the banners on site?
  22. I may be wondering off-topic here: San Francisco cable cars have a unique braking mechanism that presses oak boards against the steel rails.
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