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benjamin j

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  1. whenever i restore a car or truck from the 1930s I wonder how many of the dents i see were there when it left the factory. i am currently working on a 1936 international truck. do you guys ever wonder about the dents?
  2. my biggest screw up was just looking under the hood of my 1967 442 with the engine running. it was winter time and I was wearing a long scarf. I do not remember what I was looking for but I do remember getting a close look at the fan blade before the scarf gave way.
  3. Would the middle class being wiped out in the united states maybe have something to do with this expensive hobby dying off?
  4. The wife and I were just saying the same things about Tesla. Also noted was the body styling has the angles of a stealth fighter or bomber. All those small angled panels that are used to hide from radar. We still have cars that get their body styling cues from airplanes.
  5. A modern version of the 442 and a remake of the 1966 442 along with a Toronado would sell. I would not have more than three or four cars rolling of the line but the ones that do would be heavenly. I would start a team of engineers working solely on a flying Oldsmobile car along the lines of the Mohler. So that way Oldsmobile could be one of the first mass produced flying cars. We are nearing that point in time now where flying cars are about to become reality.
  6. George there is an easy answer take whatever info you have for the car to an attorney in your county that does this type of work. That attorney will look over what you have and be able to tell you what to expect. I get titles this way all the time my attorney is a retired judge and he does all kinds of titles. For the one hundred dollars he charges me I save all kinds of time and then I walk in to the dmv hand them my papers and walk out with a title.
  7. If you could buy any defunct American car company and restart production what company would you buy? You can only have one. I would have a hard time deciding between Auburn and Oldsmobile but I think it would be Oldsmobile.
  8. Thank you I thought you might have something when I was posting this. I am helping a friend find this and I will forward your info on to him. that is a good price thanks again.
  9. Would like to find a 62 to 64 GM wagon for sale. I know a lot of you guys have stuff for sale thanks.
  10. I have worked at the same company for the last twenty years. I started at age 40 I am an engineer. I have a sharp wit and used to give my opinion whether I was asked or not. I have had a lot of success and run the show now. I have wanted to leave many times over the last twenty years of dealing with people. New management every few years has proven to be giant hurdle for me. They come in and want to change the way my department works or the way I do my job. I just decided to give them a little bone to shut them up and it wouldn't hurt my ego much. I have improved at dealing with the people who
  11. I checked and I have three boxes but none of them have REO listed if you measure the spring I probably have something very close.
  12. I have one or two boxes of color coded window regulator springs with the directions on what they fit. I will check and see if I have 1931 Reo Royale there is a good chance I do. I am at work now so it will be tonight. they would be easy to send your way if I have them. I picked up a lot boxes of stuff at auctions and it is funny how many times I have a part some one can use.
  13. I tried yesterday and it would only open part way. They need a better site if they want to do online auctions.
  14. I have a few two stroke motorcycles some road and some dirt. my only way of getting real gasoline is to pay an outrageous price at a local airport. I also have to have a storage area at home for real gasoline. I don't ride them often enough to keep fresh ethanol fuel in them and I don't want to go over the handlebars when a piston locks up. I see all the tree removal people are buying their gas at the airport also.
  15. Ethanol issues are well known and documented by every engine manufacture large and small. Numbers prove it all out opinions mean nothing.
  16. Notice how West uses the proper word ENGINE the meaning of the word is correct motor is not correct. serial numbers and vin numbers have the same meaning it is to identify the car and its parts. Don't get hung up on the words when it is the meaning that is important.
  17. as long as there have been numbers stamped into places on cars they have been called VIN vehicle identification numbers.
  18. I have thought about building something like that but from scratch. this guys work would not come out the way the drawings show the body. look at the lines in the drawings and then the car.
  19. true and modern day collectors also say motor even though engine was the word used in the adds. never motor.
  20. 5k is more than I would pay for that even with a good title. it is just not a desirable car for a hot rod. if was a 1934 with the more rounded fenders it would be more desirable but still I can buy those with a title and in the same condition for 2k. As for replacing all the wood guys weld the areas where wood was at instead of replacing the wood.
  21. who needs a TV show when I have you guys. the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation bailout 44 million US tax dollars should be part of this TV show
  22. we have had a wet summer here in Ohio but the shows and cruise nights go on. some of the fun stuff has been people watching this year. We went to a McDonald's cruise night and had a old guy lecture us on how bad McDonald's food is for your health. He went on quite a tirade and the whole time he was puffing on his cigarette. We had a guy show up with a corvette that still had the sticker in the window. We asked him how long he had the car and he looked at his watch and says six hours. the same guy came to another show about a month later with a new Dodge challenger. He gets out his folding cha
  23. Common sense avoidance systems, air bags, and seat belts go against evolution. The dumb people don’t die because of these systems they just multiply. Here are a couple of systems that cars do need. Number one the system that recognizes the driver is texting and driving. The car should pull over and call the police and not restart until a ticket has been paid. Number two the car senses that it is being driven in the left lane of a highway at a speed slower than other cars. The car should pull off the road and explode immediately.
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