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  1. My apologies, guys. I realize now that I have failed to answer a few queries here. Also, I need to take the suggestion from Hubert_25-25, and take better photos with the parts spread out and easier to scrutinize. I'll try to get this done for you all.
  2. They have two separate companies to cater to two slightly different market-profiles (IE: PST is oriented more towards muscle car and modified-car customers, while Kanter is mostly stock and original oriented). They have been around a LONG time.
  3. PST has been around for a LONG time. They are related to Kanter Auto Products, which has been around even longer.
  4. Wow. Awesome. Wish I had it. I think I would try to rub out that paint, polish and/or replace trim, add correct hubcaps, and then focus on mechanical restoration. I realize that many others would consider that blasphemy...but that's the way I would enjoy it the most.
  5. Reminds me of altered frame rails made for changing the height and stance of hot rods.
  6. Thanks. I snagged them. No cracks or broken holes that I could find.
  7. Stopped at a tag sale while on a brief family visit in New England. Found a pair of heavy diecast grille halves. Must decide whether to buy them before going home tomorrow. Does anyone recognize? Your help much appreciated!
  8. I suggest that you join the Hupmobile club right away. They have individuals available for answering fellow club members questions, with different folks specializing in different models and years. There will be a few Model S experienced folks willing to help you there.
  9. When I was a kid barely of driving age, I worked in a gas station on weekends and was trying so hard to learn how to work on cars. I was desperate to be like my Dad. And I had often noticed that my Dad would stop and assist anyone broke down on the side of the road who really, really needed help...such as old folks, ladies, or anyone who had little chance of helping themselves (In the day WAY before cell phones). Therefore, when I finally was able to drive, I would often stop and see if I could help someone who needed assistance. I clearly recall one day stopping when I saw two elderly ladies with a flat tire, standing outside their car and looking both bewildered and frightened. They were parked facing uphill on a long hill in an urban neighborhood. When I asked if they needed help they said something like, "Oh, yes, PLEASE! We have a flat, and don't know what to do." This was my chance to be helpful and kind to someone who knew less than I did about automobiles...like my Dad would have done. I got their bumper jack out of their trunk, and loosened all the lug nuts, then put the bumper jack on the left rear side of their car, and began the slow process of jacking it up. Instantly I saw that the car was going to roll downhill right over top of that flimsy jack...and me! A wiser, more experienced person would have stopped and made a phone call, to get professional help. But instead I told the lady to sit behind the wheel and hold the brake pedal down firmly, to prevent the car from trying to roll down hill. She did, and then I re-positioned the bumper jack and tried again. It worked. I jacked it up just barely high enough to switch tire/wheels, quickly put back on the lug nuts, and tightened a couple of them. Then put the car back down on the ground. I told the lady to continue holding that brake pedal, until I was satisfied that the lug nuts were sufficiently tight. I put the flat tire and the jack back in her trunk, I said goodbye. The lady insisted, even demanded to pay me for my service. But I refused. I told her I wanted to be like my Dad and help people. She and her companion couldn't believe I wouldn't accept payment, but I was firm. They said many grateful things, and then drove away. For that one moment in my teenage life, I felt sorta like the image I held of my Dad...like a real man.
  10. This jack (and thousands of similar jacks) were made for sale at hardware stores and auto parts stores, for use on any vehicle as needed. Not specific to any vehicle. Over many decades the old cars were crushed or abandoned, but NOBODY threw away jacks. Consequently they are still quite commonly available today. Thus, within the rule of "Supply vs Demand," they don't bring a lot of money.
  11. Hello. Is there anywhere on these forums where it would be appropriate to list upcoming swap meet, car show events?
  12. We run our Fall CARS & PARTS SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW event on Labor Day weekend now. Last year was the first year for this date. We were nervous about coming up against Auburn, but we're a swap meet & car show, while they were more focused on their auction. Alternatively in other September weekends, we were facing either Charlotte, Englishtown, Canfield, Pigeon Forge, and yet another big Pigeon Forge event. We've been praying and crossing fingers, hoping that this move wouldn't hurt our vendor attendance too much, since we're in Ohio...one state away from Auburn, Indiana. But recently more than one of our bigger vendors have reported to us that the real estate where the Auburn swap meet took place has been sold. No confirmation yet. But we can report that vendor spot sales for our Labor Day event have picked up sharply recently, with vendors alluding to the above info.
  13. Hello, Garry. It might help us "yanks" in our efforts to assist you, if we knew what parts you mean. I have been in the car hobby a long time, but have not used the term "rear guards" before. Are you referring to quarter panel trim? Perhaps you could show us a photo of a similar car, showing the parts you need?
  14. What about impregnating the metal? If the pinholes are really, really tiny...impregnating might be a viable option. That is the process which many race engine builders have used back in the day to prevent seepage through the pores of engine components when they were bored over large. There used to be a company in midwest Ohio called Springfield Impregnators, and they often worked on engine parts for major racing teams.
  15. Wow, just think of how many people would LOVE to be that good at fabricating sheet metal panels in full size. I'll bet it's actually pretty difficult to get quarter panels, grilles, fenders, doors, etc, for LOTS of cars...even in full size. Wow again.
  16. Good luck. Hope your search will work out for you.
  17. I always thought that the 1955-57 Chevy Nomad models were the most beautiful station wagons ever made. But later in life I started noticing the 1957 Buick and 1957 Oldsmobile wagons. Man, those are gorgeous. I also liked the Pontiac Safari 2-door wagons, of course. Sigh. I need a bigger shop, and a much bigger wallet.
  18. I learned to drive a stick shift in my beloved Grandpa's 1957 Chevy 210 series wagon. No way it would have accommodated a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood, but I worshipped that car. It had the small 265 V8 engine, with 3-on-the-tree and factory overdrive. It had a low-ratio rear end, not sure of the exact number. When I would visit my grandparents during summer break (about 45 miles from my home), he would allow me to drive him to his 2nd shift job, and then cruise around town till he got off work at 11pm. (My dad was really strict, and I was rarely ever allowed to drive any car in our hometown). I would put down all the back seats, open the rear tail gate window, take the air cleaner off that 2-barrel carb, pile a couple of buddies in the front seat beside me, and thought I was the top hot rodder around. That carb sucking air sounded awesome, and the old spare pair of rear wheels he kept around for my use would squeal and leave "patches" that wowed my friends. I'm so lucky that I never broke it, or caused an accident with it. In my senior year my Grandpa asked my parents' permission to give me the car for my own. My dad wisely refused, but I was heartbroken...
  19. At first I assumed this was a still shot from that movie. But then I noticed the red 1962 Impala convertible in the left foreground. Kinda hard to do that in a 1960 movie, I suppose.
  20. I have a large drawer packed full of factory tool-kit tools. And a large collection of older tools, some of which are likely tool-kit tools...like McKaig-Hatch wrenches, etc. I've included a photo of tools I bought at a yard sale, and later traded for other tools. More photos later. Sigh. I've got to do a little downsizing...
  21. Ok, so I'm cheating. I can't confine my list to 10 cars. Just can't. 11. Hudson Hornet: In the early 1970's, when I was a kid just about to get his driver's license, my parents and some friends learned of a "barn-find" car that could be bought for cheap. It was a 1949 Hudson Commodore 6. The deceased owner had been an executive in one of the major distilleries in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. When I first saw the car, I couldn't believe my Dad wanted it. It was covered with about a 1/4" of dust, and hadn't run in decades. The upholstery was under those hideous old scotch-plaid seat covers. But we drug it home, and in a couple hours, Dad had it running. And when he had detailed it and filled it with fresh fuel, it ran like a dream. I wondered if he might let me have it...but alas it was sold. Today I love those old bathtub stepdown Hudsons, along with other earlier Hudson cars. The bigger engine with twin H power appeals to me. 12. 1966 Caprice, 2 door hardtop, all black, with factory 427 engine. I owned one of these as a kid...before I was allowed to own any car. I had talked myself into a deal that I couldn't escape (LONG story), so I hid the car at a nearby elderly lady's home for almost a year. (NOTE: the car shown below is the same model, but not my car). 13. Studebaker Hawk. I have always loved the styling of these cars...especially the 1957 Silver or Golden Hawk models. I have seen some gorgeous restored versions, and some incredible restomod versions. I loved them all. 14. Packard Super 8, open car. Or a Packard Darrin. Nuff said. 15. 1934 Dodge pickup or 1937 Chevy pickup. Both of these trucks look so cool to me. I would like to have one with old patina-style paint in excellent mechanical condition, so I could drive it often on errands, etc, and simply park it right up among the modern transportation cars in the parking lot. 16. 1940 or 41 Chevy coupe or convertible. When I was a kid learning to drive, my Dad found and bought a 1941 Chevy 4-door sedan which someone had transplanted a 283 V8 engine into. It looked tired on the outside, and I didn't think it was cool at all. But then Dad got it painted, re-installing the trim himself, and detailed the car to look 100 percent stock, and drove it to work every day. And it had glass pack mufflers. I WORSHIPPED that car, and so did my buddies on my block. 17. 1969 Chevelle, SS 396, Monaco red (or Hugger Orange, if you prefer) with black vinyl roof. Prefer 375 hp L78 engine, and 400 turbo trans. 18. 1969 Z28 Camaro. I had a wonderful 1969 Z, and miss it badly today. It was a magazine project car, and I wrote/photographed many how-to articles for magazines featuring it. I even used it as a cover car with models for a client's catalog which I photographed years ago. In the photo below, my younger brother posed with a professional "legs" model for the shot. 19. 1921 Grant Six roadster. My parents found this car in a barn, literally, in the very early 1960's. They sold it unfinished, then years later I bought it back (still unfinished). But someone found out I had it, and came to my house with money in hand. So I sold it again...still in boxes. That's enough dreaming for now. More later...if that is allowed! LOL
  22. LOVE this thread. I have a long and uncommon history with the love of cars. I drove a little gas-powered car made from mower parts in an old car parade in 1957, so I've been in the old car hobby long before I could write my name. Later, I graduated high school in 1972....just when LOTS of cool muscle cars were becoming cheap used cars on every corner lot. I became a locally-notorious street racer, owning (and tearing up) many big block Chevy cars, along with some Mopars and Pontiacs. I want SO many cars these days, from every different era. To play along, I'll try to make a list. Many of my choices are of cars I owned (or my family owned) that I wish I had again. In no particular order: 1. 1940 Ford Deluxe coupe. My parents gave my wife and I a barn-found '40 coupe as a wedding present. I started a restoration, but sold it later in boxes (LONG story). There are many flathead V8 Fords that I absolutely love, so I wouldn't HAVE to have a '40 Deluxe coupe. From 1932 through 1940, I loved ALL the coupes and convertibles in their stock form. 2. 1968 Impala 2-door hardtop, fastback body style, with factory 427 engine and 400 turbo trans. All black. (Bought it for $300. MAN, I miss that car!) 3. 1968 Camaro SS 396, 350 hp, 400 turbo automatic with console. Rally Green color is critical. I won more street races with this car than any other hot rod I ever owned. Unlike most street-driven hot cars, it really hooked up. And when you got out in front of a competitor who was driving a small block, they had no chance of coming from behind. 4. 1967 Impala 2-door fastback. Big block 4-speed or 400 turbo, console shifted. Bright red color. Those "coke-bottle" rear quarter panels make these some of the most beautiful cars ever. I had one...but let it slip away... 5. 1955-57 Chevrolet convertible. I learned to drive in Dad's 57 Bel Air convertible, white paint, black top, red/silver upholstery. I PLEADED with Dad to sell it to me, but he didn't want me to own it. It was quite rusty, and he argued that cars of that "modern era" could never be restored, due to unibody construction, unique roll-pressed vinyl interiors, vacuum-metalized emblems, diecast trim, anodized aluminum grilles, etc. (Remember, it was 1970, and at that time the restoration parts industry for these cars didn't exist). Later in life I actually found that car. But it was SO badly rusted away, that I decided to try and find a nicer example. (Hasn't happened, within my budget range, to this day). A 2-door hardtop would also be very nice! 6. The "baddest," most radical street-racing car I ever owned was an original 1969 Nova SS 396 with the special high performance 396-375 hp RPO L78 engine, and a manually-shifted 400 turbo automatic transmission. It was a stripped-down special order car, with no radio, no carpet, column-shifted trans, bench seats, etc. I bought it with a rod hammering, and put my 427 engine in it. After seriously tuning the tires & suspension, this car would really hook up, in spite of the 4:56 to 1 rear end ratio. I would love to own one of these again. 7. The "Belchfire," or something like it. When I was a kid, the biggest car show in southwestern Ohio was the Hamilton Parade, which was held in July. My Dad always drooled over a giant speedster which had been made from an early firetruck. It wore a brass script badge on the grille reading: "BELCHFIRE," and Dad loved it. But I'll admit that any true speedster of that era would also suffice...like a Mercer Raceabout, etc. I'm not that picky. 😜 8. 1968 or 1969 Dodge Charger (or Roadrunner) with 426 Hemi engine. I owned one 1969 Dodge Charger, with the famous 440 Magnum engine. Gorgeous, stylish, and powerful car. And, I often raced a friend of mine who owned a 440-powered 68 RT Charger with the 440 engine and column-shifted 440 engine. Great memories! 9. Late 1920's Hupmobile or other big, quality car which has been converted to a tow truck. There was one like this for sale years ago, but I lacked funds and storage and TIME to do anything with it. Yet I often think of it... 10. 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR convertible. In my hometown area, there were two of these muscle cars running around (Dayton and Kettering, Ohio area). A yellow one and a blue one. These cars were really, really hot, and their owners were always looking for some action. They blew many doors off of competitors' cars on Woodman drive in my day...
  23. Alex, Welcome to the AACA forums. Why do you feel the need to give your manual transmission a "flush?" In MY personal experience, just draining the gear oil from the tranny case and replacing it with fresh oil has always proved to be adequate. When you start putting lighter weight oils in there to "flush" out dirt, etc, I believe that you run the risk of starting leaks, etc, that you didn't have before. IF your manual transmission is working properly now and not leaking...I suggest that you drain the current heavy-weight oil, and replace it with the proper fluid as called for in your owner's manual, and be satisfied with that. On the other hand, if you're experiencing problems with your transmission now (clashing gears, loud whining or grinding sounds, leakage, or jumping out of gear, etc), then a "flush" is the last thing you may need to do. In such cases, the transmission is worn and needs rebuilt. But of course, all the above info is just my own personal opinion, based on my own experience. Good luck, with whatever path you choose!
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