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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Yup, they sure help in this department.
  4. Humphrey Bogart drives a Plymouth coupe in a few of his movies.
  5. When I drive my 1937 Ford during cold weather, I use gloves. They are not driving gloves. They are gloves issued by FoMoCo for vehicle assembly. They are not really warm, but are good for what I use them for.
  6. When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s, my dad would not let us eat ice cream in his beautiful Buick Electra 225s. No way. . . .
  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 bu
  8. I love hanging around with my car.
  9. 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 THE EARLY FORD V-8 - AS HENRY BUILT IT - A PRODUCTION FACTS BOOK 1932-1938. 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
  10. Like I said and I will keep saying---Ford did not build 1938 cars after Aug / Sept.
  11. 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 cal
  12. This is great. Clean up, make roadworthy and just drive it. Love these old survivors. They are only original once. Thanks for posting and good luck.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Wow. This looks like it is a 1939 Standard. Maybe the car was titled in late 1938.
  16. Groovy. I have been building for 50 years myself. I saw tons of promo (which I love)---that is why I asked. All good.
  17. That drive in is AWESOME!!!! You might want to change the landing gear legs on the SNJ. You have the right leg on the left wing and the left leg on the right wing. They need to be switched.
  18. I have been building scale models since 1971. I have over 400 unbuilt 1/48 scale aircraft kits. I have about 50 or 60 unbuilt 1/24 -- 1/25 Scale cars / truck models. I have a couple dozen models displayed here in my house. I have built a couple dozen models for paying customers. I am presently building this 1/8 scale 1932 Ford. I will house the car in a 1/8 Scale garage shadow box that repurposes a large old type television cabinet.
  19. LUMP, Hello, I would love to purchase some of those 1/8 scale white wall tires you have there. Is that possible? TonyM.
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