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Posts posted by Pomeroy41144

  1. 3 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

    Sadly, this is simply another manifestation of Americans' obsession with cheapness, always confusing a low price with a good value. It is probably the single biggest problem facing us as a society, and it is sending us down a spiral from which we may not recover. 


    Americans, sadly, just aren't able to understand that you get what you pay for. They just want to pay less... for everything. Clothes, cars, taxes, transportation, whatever. And then they wonder why everything around them is shit.






    Americans want "cheap."


     Can you say "Walmart", "Harbor Freight" ?  





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  2. 1 hour ago, greenie said:

    Small palace, becoming rubble. Lots of 4-door cars, maybe he was starting a retro taxi-cab service. 



    Nothing wrong with Four Door cars. 


    Believe it or not, there are enthusiasts who prefer four door cars.  I am one of them.  Never cared much for Red Convertibles.  


    It doesn't help that the TV car shows denigrate them (The assmonkey garage comes to mind).


    They are, in fact, the REAL cars.  And a good way to get people into the hobby.  

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  3. On 5/18/2020 at 3:25 PM, rocketraider said:



    I won't spill the plotline, and if you're easily unsettled or think history should be rewritten to sanitize things for modern standards, City of Angels is probably not for you. It will take you to dark and disturbing places and the vernacular of 1938 Los Angeles is not sanitized at all. But oh the cars. Episode 3 had a hot swing dancing scene too. COA is also a tour de force for actress Natalie Dormer who plays FOUR different characters.



    Not enough Fords for me. 

  4. In 1972, I was nine years old. 


    My father was in between cars; he had sold a 1953 Chevrolet and was a couple years from buying a 1941 Buick 90.  


    But we went for rides to no where and we went for rides  to look at new Buick Electra 225s at the dealer.  


    He loved his Electras.  

  5. I don't have one.  I rent a garage that was a carriage house.    


    I was saving for a second house with plans to build a big pole barn for my cars and stuff,

    but that plan seems to have disappeared with my well-paying job.  I might have to use that money just to live.  


    I hope to get another well paying job when this is over and build a second house with big garage.  Hard to start over at my age. 


  6. 12 hours ago, keithb7 said:

    I have way more time wrenching on one of my old junkers than I do driving it. It's early in the relationship. We are still getting to know each other...My understanding is my old sedans can't catch covid. When I do go drive them I am in isolation. We have fun. The money I spend brings me happiness. Especially when I am rewarded by being able to drive the old cars. I am rewarded when people wave, or give me a thumbs-up. Or how about the folks that yell at you to get your attention so they can show their appreciation for the old car? When I drive and hit the aoogah horn, kids and adults alike lite-up with grins. At times like these, I really don't care what happens to the value of my cars. I am happy to get back under them, make them a little better, and go out cruising again. 


    Must be the type cars that I choose to own, that make me feel this way. They aren't anything special. They aren't real valuable or collectable. Must be why I guess I don't ponder their future value. My cars sure bring the smiles from both my face and others, when I pass by. I try to be smart about the money I put into them.  We'll go for ice cream in the Plymouth! My future is seen below here. How utterly boring for some, I know. But I'm having fun!






    Humphrey Bogart drives a Plymouth coupe in a few of his movies.  

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  7. In the past, a person could sell their antique vehicle during hard times.  Not this time. 


    No one is going to want my 1937 Ford Fordor or your 1939 Buick Special 4DR.  


    I told my wife that our car probably has lost a third of its value this year.  


    The Model A guys are dying off, and many of them own two, three, four Model A cars each.  The glut of Model As is already happening.  


    High end cars will always bring in the dough, but the average "antique" car that is not a two door convertible will be on the losing end.  


    Going to be a buyer's market soon.  



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  8. I love Mac Van Pelt and his page.  He rebuilt my trans.  I have spoken to him in person on several occasions.  His info is usually very good.  



    That being said--the correct 1938 Ford production numbers can be found on page 31 of the DeAngelis book 


    By George DeAngelis and Edward P. Francis.  


    The numbers for 1938 Ford 85 hp V-8 cars are as follows: 

    1938 CALENDAR YEAR:  January 4438369 thru end of August 4650603.

    Cars with those numbers are 1938 Ford cars.  That is where the 1938 MODEL year ends.  


    The EFV-8 Club's 1938-1939 Ford Book is also a great reference.  







  9. 4 hours ago, JCFord said:

    The car was bought new in October of 1938.  The best original pictures I have are included.  These are coming out of the barn (since 1955) and after I cleaned it up a bit.  It had hydraulic brakes when bought. Serial # is 18-4654985. That makes it within ~ 6000 cars of the end of 38 production (based on 38 production being through 4,661,000). 








    Serial # is 18-4654985. That makes it within ~ 6000 cars of the end of 38 production (based on 38 production being through 4,661,000). 


    This sentence is incorrect---1938 model year cars numbers ended at 4650603.  1938 Calendar year ended at 4661000, not model year.


    You are misinterpreting the numbers---1938 Ford car production ended in August/Sept of 1938.  .   


    During  Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1938, Ford Motor Company built 1939 models.  The beginning of the model years starts in Sept/Oct. 


    Do you understand the difference between model year and calendar year?  The distinction is important in your case.  


    For instance, my engine trans combo for my 1937 Ford was manufactured in December of 1936.  It is still a 1937 car, just built in 1936. Do you get it?


    Not trying to be smart, but I think you are not understanding what I a trying to tell you. 


    Friend----4661000 is NOT a 1938 Model year number; that is a 1938 CALENDAR YEAR number. 


    4650604 thru 466100  are 1939 Model year numbers.   Cars with those numbers are definitely 1939 cars that were built in late 1938. 


    Again.  1938 Ford production ended in August of 1938.  After August 1938, Ford produced 1939 cars.  


    Your 1939 car was manufactured as a 1939 car in the late summer or early autumn of 1938. 


    The last 1938 Ford engine / trans combo for 1938 was produced in August and that number is  4650603

    After that number, all numbers following are for 1939 cars.    


    So 4654985 is a 1939 Ford number.  








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  10. 3 hours ago, JCFord said:

    When I search Vanpelts data base it indicates that the VIN for 38 runs through 18-466100.  The title reflects it is a 38.  



    1938 calendar year VIN numbers run up to 466100, NOT the model year.  The 1938 model year ended in August 1938.  After that Ford produced 1939 vehicles.  


    I have seen it before with old titles---the car was probably titled in error as a 1938 car by someone at the forerunner to the modern DMV--either in error or because the transaction took place in 1938 and the vehicle was new.  

  11. Automobile manufacturers don't do things by a regular calendar.  Next year's new cars are available in Sept Oct.  


    1938 production ended in the late summer early fall of 1938.  So a 1939 car could have a engine that was produced in 1938. 


    My 1937 Ford engine and trans were produced in December 1936. 


    My records indicate that the last 1938 Ford engine was 4650603 and it was manufactured in August of 1938. 


    1939 production started soon after and the first 1939 engine should be 4650604.