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wayne sheldon

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    Grass Valley, Califunny
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    Horseless Carriage, Nickel Age, Model T, Classical music, Roaring '20s music, silent era films, history, linguistics, philosophy.

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  1. I noticed that also. Looked like they painted everything else white. I wondered why they didn't paint the tires white. Still thought it was funny!
  2. Always sad to lose a friend. No matter how or to what. I have been fortunate so far with this bug. I don't know of anybody I know having it. Unfortunately, I have been a bit out of touch for a few years now, and there could very well be friends that have it and I not know it. My son however has some health issues that put him at higher risk than the average person. HIs girlfriend's grandmother passed away a couple weeks ago. They drove from Oregon to Chicago rather than fly for a final visit. Then she passed, and they stayed an extra couple days. He needed to be back for a business thing and
  3. An hour go, billorn said "a few guys will get this." I think it took me about one eighth of a second. It had only scrolled about halfway up from the bottom before I started laughing! I think a LOT of people here will get that one!
  4. The bad news is that most people survive it. They just get so sick they wish they would die before they find out they have to suffer a couple more weeks first. All kidding aside, I hear it is really nasty for a lot of people, many will suffer after effects for the rest of their lives, while many more get it and never even feel sick. That is part of the danger about it. Most people that can spread it, don't even know they have it. Feeling safe themselves, they risk exposure to people that are serious risk health-wise. Get better!
  5. Thank you Peter G. I would say "consider yourself hugged", but I am not the "huggy" type.
  6. This site is mostly inhabited by people that prefer to restore back to like original. Frankly, like original tends to appeal to a wider audience, and become worth more than reshaping a vehicle to personal tastes. If a car is well done like original (or actually a true original), it will appeal to everyone that prefers them that way. Modified or customized to personal tastes will mostly appeal to the few that want it "that" way. And welcome to the best website for antique and collector cars!
  7. We are insane because we CHOOSE to do this! On the other hand, there is little in life as satisfying as meeting that challenge, and conquering the complications. Keep feeling better!
  8. That as found photo of the Thomas at HAC's place was also published in Floyd Clymer's "Treasury of Early American Automobiles", page 142, copyright MCML (1950). I think that made it a very current photo of the car at that time! The book was quite popular, and copies show up for sale often. I have had my copy for about sixty years now! I remember watching that "What's My Line" episode when I was about ten.
  9. Also a fantastic looking car! I think the choice of the wide whites on this car was the right choice. I tend to prefer black tires on many cars of that era.
  10. Looks like a Lester wide white walls! Fantastic looking wheel!
  11. CHuDWah, I think you and I are very close on this. I wasn't meaning you drawing lines in the sand, just an issue I have fought for a very long time on a great many subjects and debates. The Horseless Carriage Clubs have been debating cutoff dates and allowable percentages of original versus reproduction or replaced materials. Every time they begin to debate it again, they discover instead of cutting back on bad model Ts, they eliminated half the Stanley Steamers and curved Dash Oldsmobiles instead! People in general seem to want easy white or black. Just doesn't work in the real world.
  12. I believe that by law, he needs a red flag on the back of that!
  13. Yes a '28. I am not a Buick expert, however I 'think" it is a Standard (smaller) model. Looks pretty nice for the price. I do see a few things wrong with it, mostly not a big deal to fix. Of course, look any car over carefully before agreeing to buy.
  14. Yes Linus T, a bit disappointing. But a very nice looking car. Unfortunately, a lot of people think bad steering and shifting was how cars were in the old days. That has always been a problem in the hobby. The 1915 Studebaker six I used to have? The previous owner had driven it on several tours. He told me the brakes didn't work very well. When I got it, the first time i drove it it had practically NO Brakes. I crawled under the car, saw the problem. A main brake rod was too short resulting in a severe maladjustment of the brakes. It took a bit over an hour to go to the hardware st
  15. Edinmass also posted this on the previous page. A Biddle I believe. Not many of those around. However a long-time friend has one. His is a 1915 sport touring car. It was custom built for a member of the Biddle family in '15. His is a very interesting car. No doors! There are step plates mounted on the frame and sides of the body to step up like a staircase, and over to get inside! It was the only one like it built. It sounds great also! I am not familiar with the pictured car. But I would guess it to be maybe about two years newer.
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