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63RedBrier

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  1. We have all heard by now that cyber criminals are holding a "private" company hostage and asking for ransom, but this should be rectified soon and fuel will start flowing thru pipelines again. My questions are, exactly how many days/weeks/months supply do those tank farms hold? If it is a week's supply there should not be a problem, right? Thoughts?
  2. My wife and I are moving, slowly over the next 18 months, from traffic-choked Northern Virginia to rural Virginia. We live in Alexandria about 2-3 miles south of Old Town about a mile east of Route 1. Currently there are THREE major apartment/condo/townhouse developments going up within 2 miles of where we live. When these are completed and the new owners move in Route 1 will become a parking lot no matter what time you try to use it! Interstate 95 is another nightmare! Going south I get on just above Occoquan where five lanes merge into three. It is ALWAYS a choke point and I consider m
  3. Hi, Peter! I believe we have PM'd a few times... This is a one-shot deal! I'm in Alexandria. My next trip to the mid-west will be in late August for the Detroit Homecoming and I will be driving one of my Corvairs there...
  4. Leaving early this Sunday, 16 April, but can load anytime on Saturday, 15 April. Vehicle can be dead. Trailer has a 12,000 lb. winch. Thanks! Greg 2zero2 3zero6 89one6 (text/cell)
  5. Anyone need anything big moved? Leaving early this Sunday, 16 May, but can load anytime on Saturday, 15 May. Thanks! Greg 2zero2 3zero6 89one6 (text/cell)
  6. My dad used to carpool with a guy who had one of these in tan with a white hardtop. He had just had his nephew restore the body and paint it. After my dad and his colleague picked me up from band practice after school, we hit a deer square in the grill puncturing the radiator. The deer must have been spooked by something in the brush and came out of the brush with his/her head down on a collision course with us! My only experience hitting a deer, although everyone in my family either hit a deer or was hit by a deer! Be safe and vigilant for wildlife!
  7. My Top 10 list (in no particular order): Currently in my stable: Dodge 5.9 Cummins Diesel Pickup (it's a 2wd automatic quad cab with a short bed, but it just rolled over 50k miles, so I will have it for the rest of my life and my son's life too!) Corvair Greenbrier 80/4 with factory camper kit (the vehicle I tell my kids to keep if anything were to happen to me, it has been that good to me!) Corvair Rampside Pick up 80/4 (a rust free California find currently being resurrected for the road.) 2015 Holden Commodore (Chevy SS) Some Like it Red Hot with all three fa
  8. Thank you for posting all the photos, Cutlasguy! I couldn't make it this year... I would be curious to know contact info on the black late '60's Eldorado and the blue early phaeton with the white wheels if you happen to have more info on those two cars. Thanks and be safe! Greg
  9. So I, like Frank DuVal, am mostly a Corvair guy (stop laughing! I DRIVE them and their values are going up!) started almost 40 years ago with a collection of SIX Corvairs, one was $100, four were $75 each, and the last one was $50. Anyway, I "restored" a '65 Monza coupe 110/4 and drove that my last year of high school, all thru college, and my first two years in the WDC area, when the car became a second car and I bought my first NEW car a 1991 Mustang 5.0 stick which I still have! Three of the original six were dismantled and the shells were cut up for scrap due to severe NE PA rust issues
  10. I bought a low mileage '64 sedan out of the Car Corral at Macungie at least 25 years ago for a very reasonable price. It was original paint dark green with an off-white leather interior. I drove the car all the way home to Fairfax Virginia at least five hours, stopping at Firestone where my Brother-in-law worked for FIVE new tires and a front end alignment. The original spare had sat on the shelf in the trunk for so long that the tread had actually fallen to one side! It was here I learned from watching one of the tech's loosen the bolts on the front end how to intertwine two wrenches for
  11. Hi, Pat! Sorry to hear the block is cracked in your Buick... Can it be repaired? Maybe by stitching or welding? Or, would it have to be taken totally apart to do so? Have you advertised for a better engine? There may be one waiting for you out there somewhere! Good luck! Greg in Alexandria VA
  12. So, last time I was at Hershey, well, last time Hershey was held, I made it a point to seek out and meet Matt Harwood! We chatted while standing next to that big blue V16 Marmon! Matt is really a down to earth guy who took the time to talk cars with me for a few minutes. Next time, it will be you Ed! It will be neat to see the White in person! I've been reading all your posts over the last few weeks, or has it been months? Can't wait to hear about your next adventure... All the best and be safe! Greg from Alexandria Virginia. (If you are ever near WDC and crossing the Woodrow Wilson B
  13. My condolences on Dale's passing, Matt. Was he a family man? If so, my condolences to his family too...
  14. One of my all time favorites! What will the final color combination be?
  15. Hi, John/All: The house in York PA I was referring to and you mentioned, "Property taxes aren't low in Pennsylvania, but if you are looking at a property with taxes of $17,000, it must be very large and exceptional," is a very reasonable $255K, 49 E Springettsbury Ave in York. It's the taxes that are $14,771!!!
  16. Open the chokes on each of the carbs and goose the throttle, are you getting two strong streams of fuel in each carb? If so, you do not have a fuel issue... There is a rubber fuel line just inside the DS rear wheel well where the main steel line from the tank attaches to the steel line in the engine compartment. Is that rubber hose in good flexible shape and not cracked or sucking air? This is a good place to install an inline fuel filter. Look at these two things first and report back... Good luck! Greg
  17. I have looked (on-line) at the house above many times... The taxes are $8535! I could place a bet that in 5-10 years, the same house will have a $12k a year tax bill! I would prefer a house in the country on 5-10 WOODED acres! Not spending my retirement MOWING! I could also live in a small historic town, but I need a garage/building/shop to handle 6-8 vehicles... I would consider an in town house if I can walk to a garage close by which would require two purchases, two tax bills, two sets of utilities...
  18. Hi, John/All! At the end of this month I will be exactly 2 years from retiring! I CAN'T WAIT! Currently I am only actually going in to the office one day per week, the balance teleworking... So, I am getting a good taste of what retirement is all about! Last fall I started installing a new roof on my home. It was much more involved than I thought. I added an extra rafter between the original 24" on center rafters on the addition to the house to take the "spring" out of walking on the roof, replaced some sheathing, re-insulated, etc... Currently, I'm about 1/3 way done replacing the fas
  19. Greetings! Brand new Extruded Blade Street Signs are $45-$50, plus shipping. This is an original double-sided Hudson Street Sign! Make your best strong offer! Plus shipping from 22306. Thank you! Greg
  20. Hi, George! So you are selling the Sprint Car, but if you found the original RDWB engine, would you keep it? Good luck on either! Greg
  21. Replace the top, advertise it on every Chevy and/or Impala website you can find, the put it on eBay with no reserve and you will find out how much it is worth!
  22. Just looked on-line for 1 gallon jugs of Evaporust with the following results: Advance Auto $27 Auto Zone $23 (Rust-o-leum Dissolver) Napa - nada... Harbor Freight $28 - 20% discount = $22.40 Amazon $22.26 w/free shipping eBay $14.59 w/free shipping (I would have to wait until Thursday since it would be shipping from Washington State to Virginia!) Pep Boys $15 w/promo (I can pick it up today!)
  23. The only vehicle on my radar right now would be the new C8 Corvette! Unfortunately, you cannot buy one with a manual transmission! I like the whole idea of a mid-engine sports car but I'm concerned how easy it would be to get in and especially out of! Current daily driver fleet includes a 2015 Holden SS with a MANUAL Transmission and an LS3! My wife's daily... My son drives a 2006 Chrysler 300C with a HEMI (my dad's last new car before he passed away in 2012). My daughter drives a 2000 Jeep Cherokee with 208,000 miles, but it runs great, passes both safety and emissions, and has no check
  24. I bought a copy yesterday thru Amazon and had it shipped directly to a friend in Indianapolis as a gift. Thank you! Greg
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