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  1. Tells us absolutely nothing to enable us to help you. I am absolutely done playing games.
  2. What it is is VERY important as far as loss of value. A 30's full classic or a 50's resto-mod are a world apart in loss of value. You also state the car is all original - depending on what it is even repainting in the original color may reduce the value. Do you plan on a total repaint or just the one color. Too many variables to even begin to guess.
  3. Try to google the business, "Mike" by his full name, the email address, the phone number, and any other piece of information provided. Legitimate businesses want to be found.
  4. What type of bodywork has to be done? What quality of bodywork and paint are you looking for? What is your anticipated budget for the work and is there any specific time frame you need the project completed in ? Those make a huge difference in what type of shop you need to look for.
  5. I believe in New Jersey it is called a "jug handle" turn and built into the original road design.
  6. Be careful in "cleaning it up". Patina is highly valued. Much like polishing fine antiques your well intentioned efforts could substantially reduce the sell price. Substantially.
  7. Please provide a price, location and title status (number matches car, title in your name). That is basic, essential information. If not present many will ignore your ad,myself included.
  8. In which case look through check registers and credit card statements for a storage facility /
  9. plus it looks like I lost all my "points" or whatever you call the "Attaboys" - what just happened ???
  10. While AAA is not even close to what it used to be .. there are worse. On the other hand check out your regular insurance company - State Farm offers a towing addon for almost nothing and it includes an hour of free labor if they can fix it on the road. So far my two experiences with them have been great...
  11. True, I used to be assigned to Boston 2 or 3 months most years working for the Federal government and hated it, especially taxi drivers., Then I spent 6 months in Puerto Rico -probably 2/3rds San Juan and 1/3 in the mountains. I went directly from there to Boston and never had a problem cutting off cabbies again. No driver is braver than a Federal employee in a rental car.
  12. Sometimes you do get what you pay for. Compare the cost savings between the CCCC covers and any alternative cheaper ocvers vs the cost of rust repair/repaint. How long did the CCCC covers you currently have last? How much extra is it per year for a known quality ? How much of a riak taker are you?
  13. Wait until the body work / finish is done before replacing rubber seals -
  14. The confusion here is that according to the Motors manual Dodge offered the standard transmission both with or without fluid drive in the 1954 model year. If it has the fluid drive convertor then 10W is correct. Search this forum for "fluid drive" and you will find several lengthy threads with a wealth of information.
  15. As Rusty noted above, if it is a true standard transmission it does not take 10w oii - that is only for use in the fluid drive and other semi-automatic transmissions (not to be confused with the powerflite transmission). Your description of the way it shifts could be due to someone else installing 10W oil instead of the 80/90 weight noted. Please do a little more research before just arbitrarily adding 10W. I've owned few early 50's Mopars but it was 50 years ago, give or take a little.
  16. If it gets to the point where there is no easy answer pay the locksmith to come to your house (or wherever the car is ) and cut a new key by hand filing - it doesn't take long to do if they know what they are doing.
  17. in 1961 I bought this Model "A" Ford for $100. We took it to one of the local AACA club meets (GVACS) and a fellow who had a Model "A" Phaeton and Roadster - both fully restored, offered me $75 for the Sportlight 9yes, sold it on the spot). Not sure what originals are worth today. A few years later he lost both cars to a garage fire - do not use gasoline to clean parts when using a space heater.
  18. Easy to get to their website on google. They state their carrier is American Modern Insurance Group which is licensed in 50 states and have been in property and casualty business since 1965. They are based in Cincinnati, OH, and are rated A+ (superior) by A.M. Best Company. Who knew?
  19. One more time - the only time I have experienced a similar problem (drastic loss of power under load) it was a condenser, and since new condensers have been known to be bad right out of the box, if it was mine I would get another new condenser. Just my two cents - sorry for the repeat.
  20. Did you change out the easy to change ( and cheap) condenser yet?
  21. "thought of the condenser but it fires right up and runs smoothly at an idle. " The condenser could still be the problem - they falter under heat, load and/or rpm. One of the easiest things to replace...
  22. Fair warning - from Ina Steiner's Ecommerce-Bytes Blog. The threshold for 1099's has changed from $20000 to $600. (Some states dropped the threshold last year - this is the new Federal threshhold). "A provision in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (aka the COVID relief bill) would put some people's online-selling activity in the crosshairs of the IRS. Some might say rightly so, but even people who sell their old stuff when cleaning out their basements and garages should sit up and take notice. If you use PayPal, eBay, Etsy, or any electronic form of payment processing to collect money from buyers, you will be impacted if the amount a single entity processes on your behalf exceeds $600." .
  23. The misalignment of the door trim shown could indicate accident or corrosion damage - not a good sign.
  24. Hope this isn't drifting too far off topic. This came out of my grandparents store in Waterbury Center Vt when they sold it in the mid 60's. They said it was a lamp used on the Waterbury to Stowe Stagecoach. Any info appreciated - sorry for the pix but right now I am concentrating on the Bills Ravens game. Thanks Glass doors are 6 X 7 - height is 22 inches
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