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  • Birthday 06/28/1964

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  1. $35 I chose this number because I believe that is the price my uncle paid for a 30's (guessing on the year) Chevy when he was a teenager sometime in the 1950's. He had fun running it around the farm until my grandfather sold it while he was at school. I don't think he has ever gotten over that. Pictures below -SORRY ABOUT PICTURE SIZE - I was expecting thumbnails that could be clicked on. I managed to purchase a $50 1968 Beetle and a $75 1975 Saab 99 in the 80's. The secret was to look for something parked in someones yard. Both got painted and put back on the road.
  2. They kept falling off my Saab decades ago so I wrote my name/phone number on the back with a grease pencil. I did get one back because of it! jim
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  4. In my early 20’s I was driving home from work on a rural road and my car just wouldn’t turn at all on a curve. I managed to get it pulled over and got out to see what had broken. Instantly I was on my back in the road. As I lay there I thought - “Oh, black ice!”. Glad I figured it out and didn’t call a tow truck. The weather seemed fine - I just happened to be in a spot where conditions were just right.
  5. In the 70's it seemed like every old Rambler had a old driver. This was before cars came with the back window brake lights. For some reason half the old Ramblers had two extra lights added to the rear deck (or whatever the inside space by the rear window is called). I don't recall if the lights were just for brakes or also worked with the turn signals. I NEVER saw these lights added to anything other than a Rambler. Jim
  6. I like toolboxes that are color matched. I would need at least four different colors used for THAT set if I had any hope of finding the right drawer in less than three tries.
  7. Any chance you have an original seat for this truck? (need it for 35 second series non-suicide doors)
  8. My second series 35 KC has the scallop on the fenders. If you have a usable seat (bottom and/or back) and you end up parting it out I would be interested. Jim
  9. I believe I am good here. The check from his local bank cleared well over a week ago. He has already warned me that it may take a while for shipping to be arranged. His name/address/occupation and interest in Triumphs checks out with google. No Ebay or Paypal was used for transaction. But yes - it is very hard to be 100% sure of these things. I have done this a handful of times and so far no problems. Jim
  10. My recent selling experience was deciding it was time to sell a 1964 Triumph motorcycle I have owned for over 30 years and did a restoration early on. I just love the bike - but to actually ride it - apparently not so much. Less than 500 miles put on it while I owned it. Just not worth the space for me to keep any longer. It does have a handful of minor issues that need sorting (I was DONE working on it - just didn't want to touch it again). I was given some advice on value: $3500 if sold locally and perhaps a fair bit more if I took my time and perhaps got a specialty broker/advertiser involved. The specific model of this bike is pretty rare. I advertised on several forums and received a lot of complements on the bike, but no offers. I wanted EASY. Put it on Ebay with a starting bid of $3999. NO bids. Got an Ebay msg a few days later and settled on $3800 (not using Ebay so no fees). The cash has been in my checking account for a couple weeks and the bike will be gone when shipping is arranged. I bet I have twice the selling price into it over the past 30 years. If I worked harder at the sale perhaps I would have gotten more? But I was LAZY and the summer selling season is winding down. You seem just like me except you haven't accepted reality yet. Jim
  11. Growing up in the 70's we had an old family version from the 30's and played it a lot.
  12. When this happens on my vintage Triumph motorcycle I ride it around the yard with the clutch pulled in and revving the throttle up and down. It usually breaks free quickly. I'm not sure about hitting the brakes while the wheels are spinning in the air. When I was fifteen I was messing with my 64 Valiant convertible that was parked in the snowy yard for the winter. I was trying to move it around and revved it up while the wheels were spinning in the snow. It didn't budge and for some reason I hit the brakes while the wheels were still spinning fast. Big noise and I had to replace the rear end. Jim
  13. Not found in a car, but when I was 5 years old I found one of those leather key cases that hold a key or two in a junkpile near our house. Embossed with "Gardner Oldsmobile " - a local dealer. Fast forward 45 years and my 35 Dodge (also my first antique auto) was ready for the road. Was looking for an appropriate key chain for it and remembered I still had that one. Put the key in it and enjoyed finally using it. Lost it within a week! grrrrrr Jim
  14. For my second series 35 KCL I modified some new plain baby moons to fit onto the original clips. Let me know if you'd like details. It was a cheap solution and looks much better than nothing. Actually - follow this link... https://forums.aaca.org/topic/284137-artillery-wheel-hubcap/?tab=comments#comment-1533910 Jim
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