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Buffalowed Bill

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  1. My nephew also has a 1964 F250 4X4, 292, Y Block, 4sp. It too is an original PNW truck with no rust. 1964 was the first all Ford 4X4. Pervious to that I believe that the chassis were built by NPCO. Don't hold me to NPCO, while I do believe that's correct. So my curiosity got the best of me so I looked it up, and found this very informative article. https://www.hagerty.com/media/valuation/these-3-light-duty-50s-trucks-broke-ground-on-four-wheel-drive/
  2. You should be able to tell. If the headlight seems too big for the smaller car it is too big.
  3. My nephew just became the owner of a very nice 1969 Ford 4X4, after he saved it from a friend's hulk hauler, on it's way to the scrap yard. It belonged to an old man who couldn't get it running and just gave up on the truck. Original PNW truck decent original paint, no rust, 390 four speed. Not exactly kosher, the driver risked loosing his license, but nobody wanted to see that one scrapped. My nephew is a fine mechanic and had the truck running good in an hour.
  4. There is really no substitute for the AACA, because of the comprehensive scope of the club. By encompassing all original cars from brass era to cars thirty year old, everything is on the table. In addition the scope of the club is international. I learn something new almost every day. Some amazingly knowledgeable people live here. The forum is especially important to those of us who are not served by a local chapter. This is the only way we have to communicate with all of you.
  5. How well acquainted are you with the model you are looking for? You need to know the model so you can ask detailed questions. The more questions that you ask before committing to a cross country trip or third party intervention, the less concerned you will be moving forward. Ask specific questions about something like paint work: Rust repair, how, when, type of paint used, stock color, disassembly for prep, and by whom it was it painted? If the present owner can't or won't answer your specific questions, regarding the car's history, either he doesn't know or he's trying to hide s
  6. Steve, Are you talking about pending in the Washington legislature? I heard that there was a rogue legislator who had proposed a bill, but I see no indication that it was being considered. No matter where we live there is always someone taking aim at the old car community. IMO Californians suffer the slings a arrows more the most states. The California influence is bound to spill over into neighboring states, but we are not California and strange legislation does not get cart blanch approval here. On the contrary the state of Washington has just dropped all emission te
  7. I didn't picture the car, like my Jaguar, for any other reason then to make the point that it's unfair to indite a whole decade for the sake of what seems to be common place benchmark cars. I'm not going to rave about the car but I will make a few comments regarding the some of the reasons that the Jaguar was just different. 1) Styling-beauty in the eyes of the beholder, I'll leave it at that. 2) Dialed in suspension-including independent rear suspension. Driving one and comparinging it to other sedans of the era can be a game changer. I know it was for me. 3) Weight-3600-3800 l
  8. Really Craig! This doesn't happen to be my car, but mine is identical to it. I can find cars from every era that I like. I don't know if it's a bane or a blessing, but I know that I feel sorry for those folks unable to get some enjoyment out of any era and all continents.
  9. It behoves every owner to know his perspective audience and the judging platform before he commits to showing/judging! Anything less then a complete understanding of the process leaves the owner open to disappointment and possible anger. I guess it should go without say that the owner needs to understand how good his car is, however, I think too many owners commit to a judging event expecting to have the judges to tell him what's wrong, and then become angry when they do.
  10. I believe if you're only showing a car to receive a trophy, perhaps you should find a different hobby. The car is the trophy, in my humble opinion, and that shouldn't be forgotten. On occasion, I bring my car to a local car show event. The very LAST thing I want from showing it there is a trophy. I'm there to share my car, and to see other people's cars on a local level. West's comments are spot on, but we know that there are people in the hobby for whom the trophy is the prize. I think that it's important to realize their participation may be dependent on winning the competition.
  11. When I finish this I'll probably wonder why I got involved. Judging is a big part of the hobby, it is just something that we do. It's importance is not related to our own particular feeling about the process, or whether we ever want to be a part of the process ourselves. It's more a case of the existence of judging being necessary for the survival of the hobby. Why people choose to have a car judged is not as important as the fact that so many in the hobby demand it. Over the years I have judged and had some of my cars judged numerous times. One of my cars was judged
  12. It seems like an unusual year, but is it really part of the new norm? I heard a commentator from Texas discussing Texas energy officials not heeding the warning signs. It's as though Texas continues to look in the rear view mirror and make make adjustments because of past occurances and continues to ignore the future. My heart goes out to everyone having to deal with this, they deserve better.
  13. I guess that your not a farmer. If you were you wouldn't have to ask what china used to import from the US. Our credit market has been the beneficiary of those "hundred dollar bills." Dependent might be a better word that beneficiary. Seeing either the US or China's economy in failure mode benefits nobody. The rest of the world is holding it's collective, breath, hoping for a return to some degree of normalcy.
  14. Believe me I'm not trying to pick a fight, just a little clarification needed. Our reality in the the West does not mirror that of the East Coast. We have come a long way towards reducing the our dependence on fossil fuels. Admittedly the West had a leg up on other parts of the country because of abundant hydroelectric production. Of course there are twenty first century considerations that were not taken into account a hundred years ago. There is no free lunch, everything has it's cost. In my opinion the curtailment of rare metals from China is feature of the trade war. It's just
  15. I tried to use the setup in the trunk that came with the car. The previous owner had two rather large 6 volt batteries in his system. I pulled them out and tried two new Optimas, in their stead, but with little success. I moved one optima to it stock spot under the driver seat and it started immediately.
  16. 1941 Studebaker President Coupe Sedan. I apologize for the photo size I couldn't get it to enlarge and too lazy to make the effort.
  17. I've always admired the designs of Amos Northup. It's just about a styling que taken out of context, but how they are melded into a whole car design. We all know how influential the 1932 "Blue Streak" was destined to become. Virtually all of the American manufacturers incorporated some of it's features into their own offerings. Please pardon my whimsy, but I just asked myself if Ford had not chosen to use so much of the design for it's 1933 offerings, would the design have flourished, and endured? The hoped for increase in sales didn't materialize for Graham, as they had hoped. Wou
  18. I have to admit until Matt started this I had never considered the term could have a different meaning to more then one person. The more I thought about manual brakes, the more I came to realize that for me manual brakes mean two different things. First after the advent of hydraulic brakes it meant cable or rod operated brakes as apposed to hydraulic. Later with the exception of some cars like Ford and PA, who continued to use cable, it came to mean a system without a power assist. I guess from now on I will never again accept the word without a proper definition. For an old man who craves sim
  19. We are outliers, a group of old car enthusiasts many of whom have a much different point of view then the mainstream. What I or we prefer has very little impact on the direction of the transportation industry. I have never bought a new car and don't intend to either. So my single vote has to come from the secondary market. So my vote is virtually zero. But that doesn't mean that I should pull the covers up over my head in hope that this will go away. We as a group have to be able to recognize the direction the world is going. It's not going to conform to us and we need to learn how to live our
  20. We are all well aware that any meaningful engineering done on EV has happened over the last twenty years. The IC technology has been around for over one hundred twenty years and the result of all this-$85K pickup trucks. Your point is well taken, and if an $80K EV was the only vehicle available I would have to agree, but that's simply not the case. I find it interesting that 120 yrs of engineering for IC vs 20 yrs for EV, yet we are comparing the two because they are already comparable. Speaking for myself the one thing that made me sit up and take notice was the Tesla model S. Her
  21. I'm going to step back a bit in order to sidestep the criticism of Ed's critique, which included Pierce. It's not often that we have someone knowledgeable and willing to make valid comparisons on the large Classics. God knows nobody is handing me the keys to his V16 Cac or Marmon, to let me do my own comparison. As far as the Packard and Cadillac 8's and 12's, my guess is that quite a few of us are familiar with these. It's worthwhile to have people knowledgeable enough and who are willing share how some of the other Classics compare. The same goes for Matt's comments on the V16 Marmon. I don'
  22. Move your question to the Riviera portion of the Buick section.
  23. I thought I would include a picture of the 1955 Studebaker Speedster that craig alluded to. The were built as a show car and an attention getter by a company not able to afford the specialty cars that GM was showing. Later built in limited quantities (2215) in other stark color combinations. I've owned eight over the years, still have my first that I got in 1964, but it's a black and white, three tone. Today the color is much prized in the Studebaker world, but I've often asked myself who would have bought it as a new car? I know i wouldn't have wanted to stand out this way. men love it women
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