Robert Street

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About Robert Street

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  • Birthday 11/06/1946

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    EasternShore of Maryland
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    Two fours and four speeds and solid lifter cams

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    Attended School in NC later moved to Maryland. Been director of a county agency for 39 years

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  1. Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am going to try to get to Richmond to Tommy Nolen's with several containers as he is correct 10 gallons or so will last a show season. Plus I would get to visit his rotating inventory. Plan B is LL 100 avgas which is fairly easily purchased around here. I am concerned with driving a few miles to a station that does sell Non-ethanol because of the concern that the tanker had some ethanol in it. Also I am concerned with non-ethanol shelf life vs av gas or Sunoco racing gas. As far as concerns about leaded fuel inspections my cars are not tagged thus not driven on the street. Yes, I have experienced plug fouling but have cured that by using AC 46S series plugs and that problem is gone. The only time the front carb is ever fully opened or the secondaries in the rear carb opened is for the small spritz of starting fluid need to fire them up. Thanks Robert
  2. Well said Ed and I concur based on my I-95 and I-70 adventures. Most of the "problem" rigs I see are actually 3/4 ton rigs that should be one ton or larger! A local trailer dealer is trying to sell a 28 foot nine foot high triple axle trailer seemingly without success as it takes a class A or B license in Maryland plus a CDL physical. Another dealer now has two ATC nine foot high trailers in inventory for a couple of years and haven't moved I suspect for the above reasons. Robert
  3. Jim I concur with the “formula” and to continue it take the hypothetical necessary GVW trailer and multiply by 12% for vehicle payload capacity weight. Your fine example would be 1,200 pounds. Hmm. Could be more than his 3/4 depending on how it was configured by GM. But if minor local flat towing I would be ok as just marginal with equalizer and sway bars Robert
  4. I would obtain all the dimensions of your cars. You must find the proper trailer for that type of car. Torsion axles of course and spread axle 16 inch tires in my opinion. I am a fan of aluminum trailers for several reasons but in your case it becomes another reason and that is your truck might not have the capacities for the GVW trailer you need but an aluminum one might make it. After you learn your vehicles and learn your trailer's specs then check that the truck has the payload and towing requirements you need. I have a 9,900 GVW 24 foot trailer due to the car requirements and wouldn't attempt long hauling with a 3/4 ton vehicle. Robert
  5. Steve: I really don't know what he will be hauling as one of the options given was a two car trailer. Virtually all two car trailers I have seen are 48's and are towed with 4500's 0r 5500's. For my cars I would definitely need the 48.( 61 and 62 Impalas) I have an ATC 24, with cabinets and "standard" height towed with a 3500 so I am very impressed you squeezed two T's into yours! How did you attach them to the D rings ? I hope Mr Vaughn checks the towing regs in the states he is hauling in as Maryland won't be too kind to him with a stacker or longer than a 24 with a 3/4 ton pickup and no class A license. Robert
  6. Not enough truck for a 48’ two car hauler! And I believe a stacker won’t work with the taller “brass” era vehicles. Also the truck is not adequate for a regular height stacker anyway Robert
  7. I have a 61 SS Impala and a 62 SS Impala both with 409's and original AFB carbs. Also have a 61 Impala with a dual carb 348 but is a lower compression engine. Since these cars are not driven but shown I have always used racing gas and great results. But in my area racing gas is becoming a hassle to get. I have been using ethanol free in my small engines and boat engines with great results. Any recommendations about switching to mid grade (91) in these engines. LL100 avgas is also an option for me. Robert
  8. Ed I looked into a 450 back when I bought my first F350 and the insurance surcharge for a 450 was a massive jump over a 350. My insurance agent said insurance takes a big hike over 10,000 GVW which is 450 and above and the jump from 350 dually GVW to a 450 is that cause for commercial insurance. But be careful not to create a “funny” LLC name to register something commercial then you are in class A CDL for sure!! Sometimes Class B if trailer isn’t big numbers Ed in Maryland I have never heard of a DOT officer stopping an unmarked 350/450 with a car trailer on I-95 except for John Mahoney!! So the risk is minimal as they are after class 8 rigs and lawn mower people not tagged correctly or Dot numbers missing robert
  9. Yes eventually most get caught. A friend from Delaware has been towing through Maryland for years and was stopped last year by DOT and I think cost him $1,500! Basically in Maryland if your trailer is 10,000 GVW or your combined GVW’s are over 10,000 yep got to be scaled. Oh and don’t think about a over 10,000 GVW trailer on a class C license. Hell I’ve been stopped so DOT could check tire capacities vs trailer GVW as lots of big tickets for that robert
  10. Yep Ed your 21,000 GVW tag along requires all those above items as well as the 50. very nice tag along rig but I can’t legally tow it either due to my payload capacity. Need a dually but I don’t have enough abilities to back it into parking spaces! Robert ps. I have the medical card but no CDL!
  11. I have towed for years with gas engines then moved to a 2013 F350 Powerstroke. Sold it and now my new favorite a 2017 GMC 3500 Denali with the new revised Duramax. Wow what a power house and smooth! Trailer a 24 foot 10,000 GVW ATC robert
  12. There has been an issue with parking on Boat House Rd the last couple of years. You have to leave immediately after the show so no banquet. I did ask the same question in the Hershey forum show section and Steve M said he would have to get back to me but I guess Hershey Region hasn't been able to resolve it. So I guess we have four options: 1: Pay to park the trailer after the show up at the museum so you can make the banquet. 2: Find a motel that will accept a trailer after the show. 3: Just don't come which I unfortunately had to do last year. 4: After the show tow the trailer home. Robert
  13. Correct Marty that will “get the ball rolling” meanwhile have your PR person ready or have an area known attorney with you when the tv folks come out to film a re-enactment. keep us informed Robert
  14. This question might not be best addressed on this posting site but I'm sure I'll be corrected. Has the show car parking "system" been revised from previous years. I enjoyed the Hershey Banquet in previous years but now the trailer must be moved imediately after the show so I guess we head home if we even bother to register? Robert
  15. Yes Ed you are correct again. The "subdivision" we have built in has a mailing address of Delray Beach and is sold out but there are many private owned spec houses built and we have been told are selling quickly. Is there an AACA Region up your way or is Miami a better option? Robert