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Peter S

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  • Birthday 03/29/1951

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  1. Without rehashing old issues, I think there's far too much crepe hanging about rehabing project cars. On my local craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, solid, running cars in the $3-6K range are not around for long. I have a half-dozen friends with major projects that require tasks like replacing floors or machining engines underway. Sure, they could save time and money by buying a more finished specimen, but where's the fun in that? They are interested in the process of reconstructing a car to be driven and enjoyed, not a museum piece. I'm afraid I see the parting out of good restorable cars a
  2. I have to ask ... It seems like we have some 1933 Rockne owners in this conversation. I've never owned a prewar car. How much are you able to drive these in modern traffic? What is stop speed with reasonable stopping margin? Not talking about such a car as a daily driver, just an occasional cruiser in city traffic.
  3. https://dmv.ny.gov/dmv-records/get-vehicle-registration-or-title-record-abstract has the info for requesting a NY State title abstract, including acceptable uses
  4. I believe Knute Rockne was killed in a plane crash in 1931 while on a promo tour for this line of cars. They kept making them until well after his death.
  5. I was mostly thinking of using the scope for a 1950s car with the OEM ignition, but it might be useful to have greater capabilities with my circa 2000 Toyota and Saturn with early OBDII
  6. the snap-on is beautiful even as a piece of shop furniture. will check on gary's post
  7. Has anyone had experience with any of the lower price digital oscilloscopes that are offered on eBay for $50 or less? I'm interested in acquiring one for ignition system monitoring, so nothing terribly sophisticated is required. Just after reasonable accuracy and durability. Peter sefton
  8. Odd contrast between the painted wheels and rusty body! Assume the wheels are not original.
  9. Me, too - though it has a strange half-life between a Facebook group and the WFUV archives. I met him once and we talked about the Nash. Wonder what became of it?
  10. the '49 looked like a zepplin and likely floated along like one -- I hadn't thought whether this represented a shift or just different marketing strategies, but the contrast between collegial Nash names like "Ambassador" and Hudson's more martial sounding WWII aircraft carrier names must have represented quite a clash of corporate cultures
  11. The engine question is intriguing. A now deceased friend had a full-sized Nash, I think a '53 or '54 that had only a 184 cu engine. And the late NYC jazz DJ Rich Conaty made much mention of his 1950 Nash which had a happy place of about 45 MPH. The Rambler was definitely pitched as an economy car but the full-sized Nashes seem rather luxurious in many ways.
  12. Nash went all the way to Italy for the styling, by Pinin Farina. What was it with Nash and the micro-motors? I think the '53s came with a 184 cu in engine if manual and a 195 cu incher if an automatic!
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