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lump last won the day on January 5 2017

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  1. Is the car located in the USA? If so, what part of the country?
  2. I suggest trying to list these cars for sale on the HAMB (Jalopy Journal). Folks there are interested in cool cars...but mostly into modified cars. We all know that not all cars can be saved and restored as original, and we know that not all people even want them that way. But this forum really has been conceived by folks and planners who are totally into purely stock, restored, and/or preserved as-original vehicles. It's not likely your best source for reaching enthusiastic buyers. But I would be lying if I said I didn't admire that black sedan!
  3. Wondering if that Plymouth roadster might have come from southern Ohio? There was a man here in the 60's-70's (when I was a kid in the AACA Southern Ohio Chapter) named Harold Eby who had a yellow Plymouth roadster. And Carl Pippenger in our club also had a 1931 Plymouth roadster, but it was red with black fenders. Ahh...the memories.
  4. At first I didn't notice the trailers under some of those cars....and wondered if those tires were bumpers for "bumper cars". It's hell to be old and blind!
  5. An interesting observation, I think, is my understanding that there are a number of states considering the creation of new taxes for electric vehicles, since taxes on gas and diesel are a primary method of funding road building and maintenance. I realize the necessity of this plan, yet I cannot help but appreciate the irony of it all. Government, civic leaders, environmentalists, activists, and others are working hard to convince us all to go to electric vehicles to save the environment. They have often spoken of tax breaks or other incentives to get folks to buy EV transportation
  6. Paul, I have just spent some hours reading that entire thread about that unrestored Franklin and it's history with its one-owner family. Marvelous story, and great reading pleasure. Offering my sincere thanks for you sharing that.
  7. Rusty is right. When you take a car to an event with an obvious part missing or damaged, helpful folks will start helping you to find one.
  8. What a cool trip. I cannot imagine having that much free time and budget when I was 30 years old, but good for Tebo! We can all do the journey vicariously with him. I used to drive a 30 Model A to work every day, year round, when I was about his age, come to think of it. It was an older restoration with incorrect upholstery and a roof which leaked, and 3rd rate paint job. But I loved it, and had a ball driving it in traffic, with people staring in wonder. I was a sheet metal worker at the time, and would sometimes put my hardhat on as I drove, so that people would not mistake me f
  9. Just call Coker. I've never had them balk at any customer service issues. Don't assume they won't help you. I will also say that I used to be a young service manager in a Goodyear tire store (decades ago), and replaced many, many tires under warranty. But the "banding" you referred to is really fairly common on radial tires. I wouldn't let that worry me. But I'll bet a dollar to a doughnut that Coker won't hesitate in replacing the tire with a bubble. What has happened is an inner layer of rubber has allowed air to seep through to the outer layer, where it was trapped and formed a
  10. Growing up as a kid in antique car clubs during the 50's, 60's, and early 70's, I was often called home from play just before dusk, to "go for a ride." Sometimes it was just my family in our antique car, sometimes with other car-loving families who lived nearby, or sometimes in our modern convertible cars (first a 1957 Bel Air convt, and later a 67 Impala convt). We cruised through the nearby rural countryside slowly, enjoying the scenery and waving at people we saw along the road. (I recall being amazed at how many lightening bugs I saw over farmer's fields). Inevitably we ended up at the roo
  11. One fact of life is that the vast majority of people we do business with ARE honest. So, it's easy to let your guard down a bit, and trust people a bit more than you should. Especially when those people are widely known, and appear to be highly successful and "trusted" by lots of other people. Like Bernie Maddow. I've been self-employed nearly 40 years now. I have trusted many, many business people, and have been burned by a tiny percentage of them. Valuable lessons learned. And I have been amazed many times by how completely other business people have trusted me. Many have taken
  12. Robby, It sounds to me that what you need is a little friendly mentoring from someone who is more familiar than you with these old cars. Find a local club chapter, and/or go to some local old car events. Soon you will find someone who is very familiar with driving cars like your 40 Buick, from a long history of doing so. Then ask them to ride with you or drive your car, and give you a frank opinion on whether your engine is straining, or whether you are simply not used to driving old iron at highway speeds. In no time at all you'll have your answer, and some peace of mind. Good luck!
  13. Great article, Walt. Thanks for sharing.
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