capngrog

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About capngrog

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  • Birthday 12/25/2014

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    I enjoy both classic and modified (hot rods) cars. I'm lucky in that I enjoy doing all my own work, because I couldn't afford to pay someone else to do it for me!

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  1. I've been known to do that. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one, and am perhaps somewhat normal (for a gear head). Cheers, Grog
  2. I've always liked the C-4 Corvette, but not the "Wontfire" induction system that was fitted in the 1984 cars.
  3. I've never been to Hershey so I'm unclear as to whether the "carts" being discussed are the golf cart-type vehicles or the smaller more maneuverable "mobility scooters". If the "carts" are the golf cart type, then they should not be allowed in congested areas such as a flea market. At the annual Turkey Rod Run in Daytona, Florida, golf carts, unless affiliated with show management, are not allowed; however, mobility scooters are allowed and can be rented near the main show entrance. As for the complaint that cash only is accepted by most flea market vendors: crikey, Its a FLEA market, and most vendors are not set up to take credit cards, bit coin etc. If one is told in advance that cash only sales predominate in the flea market area, what's the beef? Cheers, Grog
  4. They did, however, offer the 454 c.i. engine with the Turbo-Hydramatic, and it's a shame that the 4 speed was not offered with the big block engine. I always liked the styling of the Monte Carlo, and, as I recall, it was marketed as a "luxury" class automobile. Maybe that's why the 4 speed coupled with the big block was not offered... too sporty. Cheers, Grog
  5. Whatever you do, stay away from Florida. We have oppressive heat, hurricanes, alligators, pythons, mosquitos, lustbugs, lightning, sink holes, Rainbow People, HOAs from hell, tornados, red tide, citrus greening, oppressive humidity, plague and pestilence. Where ever you are, you're better off staying there. Oh, yeah, and sometimes, even earthquakes. Cheers, Grog
  6. It's probably the clutch; however, your transmission may have a "granny" gear. I recall from my military days, driving some 1950s-era trucks that had a "granny gear" first gear. It was great for pulling stumps or something, but otherwise produced lots of engine revs, noise and snail-paced forward progress. As others in this thread have written, more information would be helpful. Cheers, Grog
  7. Tentenths; The title of your thread is "What to do?". I've read your statement. What is your question? Cheers, Grog
  8. Talk about haunted. In an attempt to make a useful post in the above thread, "Kennedy's 1967 Oldsmobile Delta 88", I did a quick googol search for details on the Bonnie and Clyde car and found this short video clip of the car on display at Whiskey Pete's Hotel and Casino in Primm, Nevada. Here's a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9AKrapru3k The link may not be active, but if you copy it and paste it to your browser, it'll work. Anyway, I don't know if it's the music of the video or what, but it's pretty spooky to me. Cheers, Grog
  9. You'd cut your gasoline bill more than in half, if your engine wouldn't run. As a matter of fact, you wouldn't even have a gasoline bill at all! It's downhill all the way. Cheers, Grog
  10. My Dad was a Studebaker dealer in the early 1950s, and he did not consider them to be reliable. I was at the local unveiling of the 1953 Studebaker and fell in love with the styling. I owned a 1953 coupe while in the military, and it was a piece of stuff; however, that was not the fault of the car but of the previous owner's botched re-build of the flathead six engine. To this day, I like Studebakers, and a car I'd really like to own is the 1955 coupe. I really liked the Lark line and was upset when Studebaker went out of business. Cheers, Grog
  11. He found the photograph in the barn. Cheers, Grog
  12. Well, no, actually. Everything is upstate from Key West, so Miami is upstate from Key West, and Key West is the "bottom" of the State ... or sumthin'. But Miami is downstate from upstate YeeHaw Junction which is downstate from Paisley, so ... Cheers, Grog
  13. Well, I think that all of those old Coffee and Cars get togethers are a bit old hat, especially when the really cool (sharp) crowd is doing Cacti and Cars. Cheers, Grog
  14. PFitz; Thanks for the explanation. Cheers, Grog