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  1. On 1/19/2021 at 1:52 PM, marcapra said:

    Many cars went from mechanical brakes to hydraulic brakes by the 1930s.  Did any automobile company do the reverse and drop hydraulic brakes in favor of mechanical brakes?  

    General Motors trucks did in 2007. the half ton trucks switched back to drums because they had problems with the inside rear pad on the passenger side wearing to quickly.


  2. I have looked extensively at the 4 person speedster car number 2046 that you posted at Hersey in 2019 also when it went through a previous Bonhams auction I believe in Monterey for a no sale. It is a very nicely done car. The seating position for the driver however is a bit tight in my opinion with a extremely vertical seat back. This however was the only thing that i did not like. the quality of the work done is quite high. the perportions are very nice front to rear. The low louverd frame covers are very sporty.  I know I spoke to the owner a few years ago I just need to rumage around to see if i can find the number for him. I own car number 2315 and they are a fantastic car to drive. I have had mine up to 76 miles an hour of the highway and still had a couple left in her. Braking however needs a long term plan. I have relined the driveline brake and the park brake shoes, had a the rad recored and repaired the carb. The next job is to remove the Janky electronic ignition and go back to full mag.





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  3. A incredible arrow straight 1947 Lincoln Continental for sale, Black exterior Red Leather interior. Top in perfect condition. Powered by the origional 292 cid v12 with 125 hp. 738 produced as a hand built luxury vehicle. Recognized full classic. Well Maintained and fully restored.

    all top and window hydraulics rebuilt and work excellent. Great driving car, Perfect to show or tour. Located in BC Canada. will assist with broker to cross border. No taxes or fees to bring back in to the USA. Will send more pictures on request.

    Asking  63,000.00 USD



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  4. Delivered new to Mr. Shea, President of Shea's Brewery in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. Originally ordered as a spare car to supplement his other two chauffer driven cars. This car saw only minimal use. Repainted once, known ownership since new. The Packard also went through a local auction in 1973 where it achieved a buyer at 20,000.00 by Jimmy Pattison. A local sucessfull business man. historic Documents and ownership papers included in sale as well as a audio recording of the auction of 1973.

    Runs and drives well. Mostly orginal condition drive train. interior in fantastic shape. Paint and body very nice. Perfect tour car. Twelve cylinder power with hydraulic brakes.  More pictures upon request.


    Asking 85,000.00 USD



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  5. I am a repair and restoration shop about 5 miles north of the border at the i5 border crossing. We can still cross for commercial reasons. If you bought the car personally you may not be able to come up to get it. I can pm you the name and number of a carrier that that crosses back and forth transporting cars i think he even runs up and down the i5 corridor.

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  6. On 8/6/2020 at 7:48 PM, alsancle said:

    Bill sent out this email today to the Royale owners and I got his permission to post it here.


    Hey All,

    Just a quick note to inform you that the “green car” is basically finished now and has been for sale the past 4 months on various websites for $124,999.  I have had a few interested parties, but no offers.

    My brothers and I are anxious to get it to a new home, so we have just drastically reduced the price to $105,000. This is a great deal on a super rare and verified American classic.

    I am attaching a description and four recent photos.  It is a beauty!!

    Please call or respond if you’d like more details… or pass the word to another collector!!

    Best regards, Bill Barker








    105 thousand is cheap for a Royale Convertible coupe. I also agree the poor fitting top means nothing. Put it down and drive the car. 

  7. When you are speaking to potential employers and shop owners please be very clear and honest with your own personal abilities. Not having experience doing something is not a bad thing but over selling what you can sucsessfully complete is. Be very clear what your strengths and weakness is. It will encourage rather than discourage that you have realistic goals and abilities. it also show humility and a willingness to increase you knowledge and skills. Also you must understand that the learning curve to get good at anything that involves skill has a whole lot of sucking before it starts to pay off. Don't give up. There is huge reward in this industry, not just in being able to be the guy that can repair what others can't but a industry that is in desperate need of skilled people. This equates to job security.

    Good Luck

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