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  1. A large array at the Very Large Array, Magdalena, NM. 1959 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman
  2. Then and Now Automotive in Mass. can redo your engine mount. I had the clutch for my '37 Airflow redone by a local shop in Phoenix. I'll second joining the Airflow Club as a great resource, Cheers, Roger Phoenix
  3. Read this alert from SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) regarding the tariffs that may be placed on imported vehicles and parts. Also, join SEMA to receive their alerts regarding upcoming legislation that may affect you. They cover all national and local issues that affect the old car hobby. http://semasan.com/page.asp?content=aa2018FED3A&g=SEMAGA Cheers, Roger Irland V.P. Legislation
  4. My neighbor found these at a local estate sale. Any ideas what car/truck they belong to? I can find no stamped letters or numbers. I can post more pics if needed. Thanks, Roger Irland
  5. Marty, Mike Petersen, who owns a beautiful '56 Dodge, would be best to ask. Cheers, Roger
  6. I'm helping restore a '28 Victory Six sedan and the upholsterer needs to know what the door panels look like. They had a bad redo in vinyl years ago, and there's no trace of the original to go by. Anyone have pictures to share? Roger
  7. I've lusted after this car since I first read the article in Car and Driver magazine in 1966. I finally saw the car in the flesh at the ACD Museum in Auburn a number of years ago. I'm glad that some of you don't like it as it's less competition for me. I can't quite swing the rent they're asking....
  8. Looking to buy the shop manual for a 28 Dodge Victory Six. I'm helping a friend restore this car. I've checked all of the literature vendors I can think of to no avail. Is anyone selling repros of same? Cheers, Roger Phoenix
  9. That's 1955 Chrysler Windsor.
  10. I'm helping a friend who wants to restore a 1928 Victory Six sedan. It's had an older "restoration", so we need to do research to determine what's correct. The radiator shell was painted the body color which I don't think is correct. Also, the headlights should be the drum-type.
  11. That's an upside down 1955 Chrysler instrument panel... Roger
  12. The National Awards judges do not nominate cars for the DPC or the HPOF awards. Those nominations are up to the DPC team and the HPOF team. Usually, there are too many good choices to make the nominations an easy task. Speaking from my HPOF experience, Roger Irland immediate past HPOF chair
  13. Thanks for the leads--they're all helpful. Cheers, Roger
  14. Thanks, John. We met at the Airflow meet in Tacoma a few years back. I actually don't know anything about the trans or overdrive, good or bad as I've not had the old girl running since she's been in my care. Just want to be sure she'll transmit all that Spitfire power to the rear wheel when I get the engine back from the machine shop. Cheers, Roger Irland Mopar37206@att.net
  15. At long last, I've pulled the engine from my C-17 and taken it to the machine shop for refurbishment. While everything's all apart, I'd like to take my transmission/overdrive to an expert to be gone through. Would anyone know of a expert in Phoenix? I'm open to other possibilities. Cheers, Roger Irland Phoenix
  16. Thanks, sounds like it's worth a try. Roger
  17. With regard to the Buick woodie, does not the owners manual specify that the wood be refinished on a regular basis? That would be normal maintenance. To replace badly rotted pieces could be justified as preserving the structural integrity of the body, though it borders on restoration. I think I would opt for preservation of the structure. That alone wouldn't preclude its HPOF certification, if the rest of the car measures up. For the Oakland, a careful repair of the original material or a replacement with a good match would fall closer to maintenance/preservation than restoration. That shouldn't hurt its evaluation in the context of the car as a whole. Cheers, Roger Irland HPOF Chair
  18. Just as I would not expect to reject a car that did not have original air in its' tires, I wouldn't reject a car that had pieces replaced with better originals. How would you expect our judges to determine that you had replaced the as-delivered wheel covers with NOS? Any pieces that had been replated or refinished would likely stand out from the rest of a car that showed the patina of age. We rely on the owner to tell us what is not original when they fill out the judging sheet. What I think is important is that these cars that we certify as HPOF or AACA Original have significant (HPOF) or very significant (AACA Original) historical information that is worth preserving for the future. Regards, Roger Irland Chair HPOF Certification Team
  19. In my HPOF CJE (Continuing Judges Education) seminar, I always say that basically, our evaluations should be very easy. It's either original, or it's not, right? In fact we have to use a great deal of judgement, taking into consideration that many cars would need repairs, mechanical and cosmetic, during their service life. At a minimum, we have maintenance--what it takes to keep the car running and safe to drive. Next is preservation--what's needed to keep the car from deteriorating. Then comes restoration--bringing the car back to its' (hopefully) original condition and specification (and ready for class judging.) Clearly, there is no easily delineated line that separates one from the next. And that's why our evaluations cannot be performed by robots. Our current program allows us to certify and include cars that have had some work, including repaints or upholstery work and gain their HPOF badge. Only the more unmolested cars can then be certified AACA Original. I discourage any certification of cars that have repaints that are either color changes or have received a "show car" highly polished finish. Most of the cars in class judging have been repainted to a far higher level of finish than any mass-produced car ever saw, making it all the more difficult for judges on the show field. Roger Irland Chair HPOF Team
  20. Cool! When I was a Boy Scout on the North Shore of Illinois, use to go to Camp Crown near Wilmot for campouts and a project to plant many trees. I've also skied at Wilmot. Roger
  21. I'm helping a friend to restore a '28 Victory six sedan and could use some help with info. The door panels were redone long ago and we need to know what they should look like. Also, I need to hunt up a couple of exterior door handles. I'll be heading o the high holy days of Hershey next week, so if you've got some on the trailer, let me know where to find you. Cheers, Roger, Central Phoenix's Mopar maniac
  22. That looks like a '46-48 Desoto Suburban jumpseat.
  23. Wagons, have I got wagons.... In my fleet, the greatest number by body style are longroofs. Currently in nice, shiny condition are a 1955 DeSoto (Senior award) 1959 Dodge, 1960 Chrysler New Yorker, 1960 Valiant, and just home from the paint shop today, a 1965 Dodge Custom 880 with fresh walnut Di-noc. There are several others in the queue, but won't be ready for prime time in '15. Cheers, Roger in Phoenix
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