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About filozof97

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  1. Thank You for all responses; I asked the friend, who asked the friend etc.
  2. Hello; I'm going to buy a classic car in St. Louis area; the car seems fine, and seller too, but before transfering money on the other side of the Ocean, I'd like to check if it's not scam. Just somebody to meet with seller and see if the car actually exists. I suppose that there are some companies which specialize in it, but in fact - I don't even know where to start looking for. Any clues?
  3. Well, I've photographed classic cars with old cameras a lot, then developing pictures in darkroom in my basement; sometimes even using expired, 1970s photographic paper. I've used 35 mm "Praktica" and "Zorki", and medium format "Agfa Isolette", "Rolleiflex" and "Kiev 6C" and even made few 8mm movies; though, I''ve never tried to "make - up" the past. What about the medium - format film, Kodak cameras used 620 type, which is no longer manufactured; the film is identical to common and still aviable 120 film, but the spool is different. Some cameras can be machined to use 120 film,
  4. Major Russian motor industry began in late 20s, when GAZ (Car factory in Gorki) was founded, and they first model was GAZ - A, simply licensed version of Ford model A. Also, factory was actually built by Ford, even some American workers left USA during Great Depression to work in GAZ factory. Of course, there were Russian cars before, such as Russo - Balt, but it wasn't mass production, as there were nor industrial capabilities nor real demand before forced industralization in Stalin's era. Gaz A was quicly replaced by GAZ - M1, based on 1934 Ford and designed in cooper
  5. No, they don't. But the same way as any motor company in the world, they probably bought examples of other cars, to copy some of the engineering, to see it's pros and cons. They finally made GAZ M-20 Pobieda, which's motor was close relative to Chrysler Flathead Six, front suspension was very simillar to that of Opel Kapitan, styling of dashboard was clearly 40s GM etc. That Willys surely ended up in Russia when it was new, and then, well.. it was used for many years, being rear - ended sometime. The trunk was too small, spare parts - non existent, so using the opportunity, it wa
  6. As downloading from Instagram is impossible, I've made screenshots.
  7. Hello; I wonder if the 1937 - 1942 Willys was ever sold outside US? I especially mean in Europe. Why am I asking? Becouse I found photographs of something that once was a Willys, taken somwhere in Russia. And I have absolutely no idea how did that car ended up in Soviet Union. It's clearly too old for Lend - Lease help, so there are only two or three possibilities: - Car of american embassy in Moscow or some other diplomatic corps (but... would they really use cheapest of the cheapest?) - Bought by one of car factories, such as GAZ or KIM, as an example of world - leading d
  8. Thanks for all replies; I'd like to ask one more thing. If the car is equipped with combination fuel - vacuum pump, should it be connected directly to wiper motor etc. or should it be connected, using tee - joint to the manifold vacuum line and wiper motor?
  9. Hello. I've been wondering what in old cars was actually vacuum - powered. I know about vacuum wipers, vacuum operated pop - up headlights, vacuum operated convertbile tops in 40s convertibles, vacuum operated wiper doors in Corvette C3, vacuum gearshift control in 1938 Chevrolet. Was there anything else?
  10. They are not speed limits. It has something to do with maximum load of bridges etc.- different for wheeled vehicles, different for tracked ones. Two arrows mean traffic in two directions, one - in one direction. Fence means railroad crossing with gates, while traffic sign with choo choo means crossing with no gates.
  11. If one or two teeth are broken, it's easy to repair without making a new gear. I did it with my 120's vent. First of all, drill tiny holes in place of broken teeths. Then put tiny nails in it, bend it 90 degrees and glue/cover with epoxy "welding" glue. When glue dries, simply file it to required shape.
  12. That was actually pretty common practice in eastern bloc countries, but done not with bumpers, but with rocker panels. As all these cars - Fiat 126p, 125p, Ladas etc. rusted quickly, spare panels were on the scarce and waiting time for a new car was from eight to eighteen years, some people cuted small hole in top of the rusting rocker panel and filled it with concrete. Imagine tiny , 24 hp Fiat with extra 100 kg of concrete in it. Daemon of speed.
  13. Two ice scrapers from late 50s/early 60s - one with ad from local insurance agency, one with some tyre ad (Dunlop?). Some kind of circular military air calculator - probably from 50s. Car came from Wyoming, so it's not so unusual. Both in 1953 Benz. Old soviet medal, " ударник XI пятилетни" - work leader of 11th five years plan. Obviously, in 1966 Volga. Also peroid first aid kit, owners manual with average fuel consumption calculations on inside of cover; service manual. Soviet pornographic magazine with very strange content, probably from 70s or 80s in glo
  14. From the other side. I bought few cars in US and got them transported to Europe. Always wired the money to seller, and then organised company to pick the car at his location and move it to port. Making money transfer in port seems "a little" strange to me.
  15. Hello; I've just started wondering. In early 80s, BMC made Triumph Acclaim - mostly badge engineered Honda Accord. It's history ended in 1984. Five years after that, Chrysler launched Plymouth Acclaim. All we know stories similar to that about Peugeot, Porsche and 901. Were there any legal issues with Plymouth Acclaim? I know that by 1989 BMC was non-existent company, but British Aerospace held it's derivatives.
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