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Buffalowed Bill

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  1. We can all share in the experience! I have more than a few stories of the ones that got away, but I try to be content with the cars that I did get. You can't own them all! I did own a nice 1963 Cutlass convertible in the day. Every once in a while I catch myself thinking about owning another one, but then reality sets in.
  2. Michael I laud your choice, and understand your excitement. A well kept car that might be shown, or driven vs a daily driver-I understand the difference and appreciate both. I was rather surprised to find, what seem to be, two fine cars that exemplify what I was saying and thought I would share.
  3. I'm a bit older then many of you here, so I remember that late 40's and early 50's cars when they were new. Most of you also grew up in "Big Three" families. Believe me when I say that growing up in a Studebaker family was not always easy! Dad did a good deal of traveling and he did love his Studebaker Champions, with overdrive. My feelings towards his cars ranged from ambivalence to occasional hostility. But I have a friend, who is two years older then I am. When he showed up with a beautiful 1955 Studebaker Speedster, in 1960, it was a game changer for me. I still own that car which he sold
  4. I like the German design rear wheel drive Chrysler/Charger platform. Thankfully the almost twenty yo platform is still in production. Speaking personally, and maybe a bit selfishly, there are enough of these, in good used condition, to serve me throughout the rest of my driving days.
  5. I'm sure your buddies are a lot younger then I am. If I was silly enough to plant my body in one of those, I'm afraid that they would have to bury me in it. As it is I've had to go into training to get in and out of several of my Jaguars. I wonder how Lenno is going to deal with some of his collection in his golden years?
  6. I like the car, but I guess that my feeling goes deeper then that. So many collectors are willing to sweep a whole decade of American cars under the rug. The feeling seems to be, since they have little value, they have little to interest us. I look at the 80's as a veritable treasure trove of valuable seldom seen cars. The K platform like Ford's Fox bodies provided a myriad of styling exercises, from which to choose. Where else can you shop on Craigslist and get a turn key vintage car for less then $10K? https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/ctd/d/hoquiam-1989-chrysler-tc-by-maserati/7262492
  7. I guess my reply is if he bought the car, as a parts car, he must have had a purpose for the parts. He now is faced with a quandary because the car is too good to part out. Either he has another source for the wanted parts, or he is willing to have to search elsewhere for the needed parts, or he has given up on the original project. In any of the three scenarios the utility value is as a complete car, either for his own use, or that of another owner. In my opinion parting out most cars out, today, is a fools errand. One of the last things that I consider is dollar value. I'm just n
  8. I disagree with Ed in one respect. "Cut it up" is a total waste of time. There is simply no market for most parts salvaged from a parts car. Car values are so weak that parts are going begging. Chances are that the parts are already out there anyway. With scrap value hovering around $200 it's scarcely worth the effort. Whether you are able to drive it, or you try to sell it, any value it has is as a complete car.
  9. Sadly the confluence of a natural disaster and contrived, sometimes mindless, but always hamfisted, political, interference has done what the previous two hundred forty years had not been able to do. It has shaken the confidence in America's most respected, venerable institution. I have been an apologist for, and tried to answer questions about, the company for whom I worked for forty three years. I know that some of the responses have been politically motivated, but I've had to ask myself how much of the constant banteer is based in fact. I'm posting a link that shows the actual
  10. I've mentioned this before so pardon the redundancy, if it seems familiar. With regards to the use of molasses and large enough part to require an outdoor soak. We live in the Cascade foothills about as close to wilderness as one could imagine. We coexist with the wildlife, most of which are seldom seen. During the occasional snow event the animal tracks tell the tail. When I read the comments on the use of molasses I always chuckle. If I left a bathtub full of molasses mix, I could be absolutely be sure that it would be seen as an open invitation for any critter bold enough to mak
  11. I just say that I choose to refrain from painting all of Chinese production with a broad brush. The inference that all Chinese companies are producing inferior quality goods is not sustainable. If that were the case who would be the more foolish, those producing the products, or the consumers buying it? I remember when Japanese production was considered inferior, that myth was extinguished decades ago.
  12. Entrepreneurs are constantly forced to search for the cheapest source of the factors of production (land, labor and capital) in order to compete. Manufacturers are constantly searching for what we demand, which today may be China, tomorrow Viet Nam, the next day India. If you are always search for quality first, that says something about you. It makes you an outlier in the system. I'm as guilty as the next guy, by shopping around for the best deal. Ask yourself if you were restoring a car and you knew that chrome plating was going to cost you $10-12K for the best no questions asked
  13. The thing that I care most about, is that whomever is posting get it right. Sadly opinionated people don't do a very good job of sticking to the facts.
  14. John, When talking about a 30's President (any President for that matter) you can get into a sticky situation, by thinking what was usually done was always done the same way. As the top of the line car for an independent manufacturer, during the Depression, it was supposed to make a statement. Studebaker would bend over backwards to make an customer happy and make a sale. The term often applied to the President has been semi-custom. What this meant that, for a small fee, the company would make custom changes that the customer asked for. The policy that was instituted e
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