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  1. The screw wedges the ornament in place when tightened down. Works very well. I used a hex head screw for a painless, non slip screw job. I filed the end down like a pencil point as seen in keiser31’s post.
  2. Great car DecoDog! Welcome to the family. Make sure to keep us in the loop on your journey.
  3. This would be a great first classic for someone. I’ll bet somebody else got in over their head. Overall looks real solid and don’t forget the best part… no structural wood to rot out!
  4. Beautiful car! I love seeing 32-34 cars here and an 8 cylinder all the better. Take this to a show and guaranteed nobody’s ever seen one, right? Good luck with the sale.
  5. An island is a place where it can go either way,depending on their acceptance of you. My brother was hired as a store manager up there and was fully embraced by the community even became President of the country club. Being an old car guy would probably help break the ice with locals too.
  6. What I like about this car even though it’s a nice 80 year old car the owner takes it out and drives around like it’s a 20 year old car. No Felix Unger fussy thing going on, just get in and go. Like maybe Oscar Madison.
  7. Sitting at the auto electric shop this morning an all original 41 Mercury sedan. 76k miles, very straight, radial tires and a added 3 stop light. I’ve seen it on the road but now had an opportunity to shoot it.
  8. Hagen’s was the best but just like the rest of us, people age out of the hobby and sadly suppliers do too.
  9. Nice clean engine there. My 36 has the filter at the fuel pump, I’m not too keen about the filter I see in the pics over the exhaust manifold. Might become an issue in that hot environment especially if it’s plastic. Just my 2cents worth. Peace.
  10. 1968 Fairlane 500 2 door hardtop. In 1975 $150. Front end damage and 2 dead cylinders from burned exhaust valves. Fixed it up drove it 4 years and sold it. Good car, good times. Learned a lot. Manual drum brakes all around which were weak and coulda been the reason for the crash. Pretty common car in the day, try to find one now.
  11. Congratulations on your new old truck. You are miles and years ahead by buying a rig from out west. One should consider a trip out this way when looking for any old car. Airfare is WAY cheaper than bodywork, right? We took a road trip to Montana one summer on Hwy 2 near Libby and was amazed at all the nice old cars people had for sale right there on the highway.
  12. Did somebody say “mud flaps”?. Here’s a pair I’ve been kicking around the garage for almost 40 years. Paid a whole $2.14 a pair! Sorry NFS. Bought for my 69 Cougar XR7 convertible, never put em on.
  13. Absolutely! Forty some years ago I bought a 35 Dodge, my first old car. I called it “eternal combustion “.
  14. Steele Rubber Products makes them. I bought a pair for my 36 Dodge. Excellent quality and fit. Try them. They used to have a catalog, now you gotta play 40 Questions.
  15. Facebook car looks nice, and the price is right. Practically walking distance from me.
  16. C’mon people! Beauty, color, style AND the flying cigar hood ornament!! WOW! Good price too. Seriously, if I didn’t have the Dodge I’d probably buy a 37 Terraplane. My dad owned one back in the day and they called it Old Smokey.
  17. I’ve had this set at least 50 years. Only needed on old car ignition systems.
  18. When the glass is set in the channel, look to how the other sides glass is set. Spacing in the channel could be of utmost importance or else you won’t have a proper seal. (Ask me how I know this.) The shop can do this too. I slid the glass up and in from below to get in into the fuzzy channel.
  19. Beautiful green Chrysler Keith! Congratulations and enjoy. Do you ever get down in the Vancouver area?
  20. Regrettably all 4 of the trim rings are rusty. No trace of ID. Here’s a copy of my build card. Very early 1936 model. Handwritten “chrome disc”.
  21. Thanks. The pinstriper did the outside rings and the body shop did the sunburst. Then clearcoated all of it. 36 was the last year of artful wheels so IMHO covering them fully is the wrong way to go. This version adds some zing I think.
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