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  1. When I was a teenager, my parents' daily driver was a 67 Impala convertible, and our old car was (now mine) 1923 Hupmobile touring car. Dad was always rooting through junk shops and hardware stores, and finding old car parts & accessories. I recall one time when he found a Klaxon horn in good shape. He merely put a 6V resistor in a line, grounded it to the radiator core support, and used that Klaxon as the only horn in our 67 Impala. We had a lot of fun with that over the years!
  2. Hey folks, I start out by admitting that I didn't even know that Haynes had a V-12 engine, until I saw this post on Facebook today. Apparently the owner of this Haynes bought it with a 6 cyl motor in it, but then found a like-new Haynes V-12, and installed that. Here is a link, if you would like to see it: Haynes V-12 on Facebook
  3. Hey there, 55matchless. Congratulations on your acquisition of these cool and unusual old motors. I would LOVE to see photos of the disassembled engine...especially that single-plane crankshaft. I've never seen one, and I am curious. Wishing you best of luck in finding the Oakland coupe. Maybe you could place an ad in the H.A.M.B. forums? Perhaps you could find an Oakland coupe street rod project car, and use your engine to bring it back to original state. Wouldn't THAT be something "different" in the hot rodding/antique car worlds?!?
  4. Lori, This is a terrific bunch of car collecting experts, and they will be glad to offer you excellent input, once that becomes possible. Obviously, you are asking their help because you are NOT an expert. Good thinking. But since you are not an expert yourself, you are probably unaware of the VAST differences there are in the values of 1963 Chevrolet Biscayne models. Several ingredients make HUGE differences in value. Whether the engine is a 6 or an 8 cylinder, whether it has an automatic or standard transmission, whether it is a 2 door or a 4 door model, the color, and the condi
  5. Steve and I have chatted many times at the SEMA show and ARMO events. I have always considered him to be a celebrity. Nothing surprising here for me!
  6. I want to thank all of the experts of the AACA forums for your help with this item. I've decided to go ahead and sell it, and will be listing it on eBay after the holidays. The legs come off readily enough, and so it fits in a box I happened to have which is 19" x 18" x 6", and weighs about 10 lbs with packing materials. I will let everyone on this forum know when it is listed. Happy holidays to all. I really love the knowledge and comradery on the AACA forums. --Jim
  7. I think it's time to try this one again, so here is my "bump" of this old post: Decades ago my Mom was gifted an old "hood ornament" as a gag gift from friends in our chapter of AACA. After Mom passed, it became mine. Then one day I found it in a book about hood ornaments. I couldn't believe that it really WAS a hood ornament, and apparently was a pretty good one too. The book I was reading mentioned that the flapper girl was actually standing on a leering man's face. When I looked closely, I was shocked to see that this was true! I had never noticed that before. But since that ti
  8. Time to bump this old thread again, to see if anyone needs any of these rim bolts or wedges. It would be great to get them into the hands of people who really need them!
  9. Sorry, everyone. Finally gave up and let the scrap-collector have this old deck lid (boot lid?) I simply HAD to have some room in my shop. What a shame!
  10. SOLD! Sorry, everyone. I should have marked this item as "sold" a long time ago. I simply overlooked it, and I do apologize.
  11. I grew up in the Southern Ohio chapter of the AACA, in the Dayton, Ohio area, where Leo Gephardt had his shop. There were at least two 31 Plymouth roadsters in our AACA chapter, and as a little kid I often rode in the red one with black fenders, which belonged to Carl Pippenger and his family (Carl & his wife are both deceased now, and their roadster sold long ago). But I also remember the other one, which was yellow. IF I recall correctly, it was owned by "Alan Eby" (not sure of spelling, but the last name was pronounced "Eebee.") Anyway, I THINK I recall hearing grownups chatting about t
  12. Studebaker Big Six Victoria coupe Seems like a very nice car, and at $12,500 asking, seems like a heck of a bargain.
  13. I've been daydreaming about pulling one out of the woods some day, and making a rat rod or such. Is the car in the attached photo a 36? If so, I could see if it has any parts lying inside it, etc, next time I am in that area (about an hour drive away from my home).
  14. Here in Ohio you could simply go to the city recorder's office, and request copies of the various deeds to the property, going back to 1910. You would either come up with the name of a corporation/proprietor of the building, or an individual. Either one should provide clues that are fairly easy to follow up on. And once you have an individual's name, look up the local genealogical society. There are some amazing folks in that hobby. Finally, don't overlook the fact that this building may have been refaced at some time after it was built. So, if for example you learn that the first
  15. Whew, what a pile of stuff! Interesting, for sure. But most of that stuff looks too rough to be buying long-distance and not having personally inspected! Thanks for posting, though. I love to see stuff like this.
  16. I've owned a few of them in my large collection of vintage automotive light bulbs over the years. Quite uncommon, and expensive. I don't have a single one right now. Good luck to you.
  17. If we're going to think of a movie related to a thread about a Dodge Challenger, I would prefer "VANISHING POINT," even including the ending which actually featured a Camaro substitute. LOL.
  18. Like Rusty said, few of us would agree to pay a price well over the market value of a commonly-available car, just because the seller had overpaid for it himself. No, we would walk away unless the selling price was attractive to us. Yet even so, I have witnessed people passing up a great deal, because they knew the seller, and knew what he had paid for a particular car, and weren't willing to let him make a "windfall." Yet in each case that I can think of, the buyer who passed on that great deal were kicking themselves later, after having time to think things over more logically, a
  19. Careful with that fender tag re-installation. People who pay top dollar for exceptionally desirable muscle cars get very suspicious of tags that have been removed and replaced. There are folks who make excellent reproduction tags...and unscrupulous sellers who replace original tags with reproductions which claim more valuable options. People also remove tags from destroyed muscle cars and rivet them onto similar cars with lesser options. Your father might be wise to gather some witnesses and prove to all of them that the tag is obviously the original tag (matching corrosion/paint
  20. Actually, "Appliance" were a brand of exhaust headers. So it's likely the car has headers on it now (that's what we ALL did with our muscle cars back in the day, before they were "collectible.") But the point that the car needs a thorough inspection to help determine exactly what is there is right on. So many of these cars were fitted with replacement aftermarket intakes, carburetors, distributors, radiators, shifters, bellhousings, wheels, alternators, and entire engines, as we hot rodders sought more power and tore up parts with abuse. Some guys kept the original parts in their
  21. I've read much of his life story over the years. A true hero.
  22. lump

    Pontiac what?

    Right here on this forum would be a darn good place to start!
  23. I believe this one is aftermarket. Cool. Interesting too. But I think it was sold by an aftermarket supplier for use on any vehicle. Cheers!
  24. July 27, 1974. My wife Della and I in the back seat of the Kissel touring owned at that time by Joe Antrim in Dayton, Ohio. Today this same car is owned by AACA forum regular Ron Hausman. Our family's 23 Hupmobile touring lead this little parade to the reception, but since Dad didn't have any top saddles and couldn't therefor lower the top, it was decided that we should ride in Joe's Kissel. (He nearly always had that top down). So the brides maids rode in our Hupp. Also in the parade that day was Tom Phuel's Model T speedster (converted decades before), and Al Fisk's Rolls Royce
  25. Kanter Auto Products can probably supply everything. They're in HEMMINGS, etc.
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