Steve9

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About Steve9

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  • Birthday 01/09/1957

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  1. The fact they’re saying it shares the braking system of a Jaguar scares the life out of me.$$$$
  2. I can’t believe someone hot rodded the car in West’s post. What a waste. Cheesy mags too.
  3. Hi Vic, Your problem is exactly why I left my top in place. I took a grinder and carefully dig down into the old seal, painted the car, then squeezed out rubber sealer into the gap. If your seals aren’t working look at Steele Rubbers catalog for a better fit. Buy that stuff by the foot and get it tight, then liquid rubber on the topside.
  4. As long as you have a story, go with it. When I redid the interior wood graining on my ‘36, I got a little wild with a wavy graining. I decided to call it “Twisted Juniper “ an early 1936 variation. Works for me!
  5. Not to be a Debbie downer but, aren’t the French govt against loosing heritage? I remember in 2009 a Turcat Mery had to be returned to France because of historical significance.
  6. Like 90% of all automobile restoration is half mental!
  7. It’s interesting to me that it took till page 9 to mention Franklin cars are CCCA classics. This is frosting on the cake, I’ve never really considered this make before and the price of admission is sure tempting too!
  8. I’m enjoying this thread immensely. Great knowledge from great minds honed by decades of personal experience. Brooklyn, you couldn’t buy guidance like this anywhere. But what about the emotional side? What about the rush of driving an open touring car into town? Like maybe a 1927 Franklin Touring with you behind the wheel in a raccoon coat and a straw boater hat? Buying an antique car from this era is 75% emotion, 25% logic. That Franklin is too cool to ignore. I’m sold.
  9. Well....some swear by him, some swear at him!
  10. Your Grandma was just like mine. She always called me out if I was dressed poorly. Her generation of ladies always carried two pairs of gloves when going out, in case the first got soiled. Gives me a warm feeling thinking about those times!
  11. I second the experience by stvaughn. Very happy with the copper nickel on the old Dodge.
  12. I friggin love this reply. It should be chiseled in granite somewhere!
  13. I remember seeing these in the '60s and people called them “Mickey Mouse” whitewalls, so my opinion of them is bad.
  14. Here’s a copy of the build card of my 36 Dodge. 6 WSW.
  15. Height may be the same, but not girth. Ever shop for surplus WW2 uniforms? Nothing but 36, 38 and 40!