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  1. zipdang

    Two tone coupe ?

    Checking for wheel ants.
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    Chrome plating

    I just picked up my second batch of rechromed parts from Jon Wright's Custom Chrome Plating in Grafton, OH. Not quite New England, but they do work from everywhere and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. My work included straightening and welding drilled holes in my bumpers, a badly pitted egg crate style pot metal grille, and a number of assorted parts throughout the car.
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    My "new" lathe - Input?

    Thank you all for the input - especially for the tool-specific safety items. I've done a fair amount of woodworking and still have all my appendages - scarred maybe, but still present. The tips on cleaing this up are also very helpful. Since I'm planning on taking a welding course in the future, it would be easy to see what's out there for the machine work. I'm sure I'll have more questions when I get started on the project when the weather warms!
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    Help with card ID (1960s British?)

    Gotta disagree with you here! I've always loved these cars. That may be because they are a model I can actually identify!
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    My "new" lathe - Input?

    Hmm. Since I just happen to own a 1956 2cv van, your comment brought a smile! ...or was your comment because you already knew I had one?
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    My "new" lathe - Input?

    There is something that fascinates me about old machinery. Can an old tool be said to be beautiful? To see one being used is a grander thing yet.
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    My "new" lathe - Input?

    Thanks for all the responses! I don't have ANY knowledge or experience in maching and I don't really see myself getting into it much — too many other things to learn first! This was just way to cool for scrap. Thank you for all the links, too. I will educate myself a bit before fussing with it. I've added a picture of all the "goodies" that were in the drawer of the bench it was attached to. From my quick perusal of eBay I see I do have a number of the ancillary parts. As to making money on it? Not really interested. Right now, just a free project to toy with when the weather gets warmer and I'm not working on a car. If someone comes along and really wants it, I'd sell it modestly, thus keeping it in circulation!
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    My "new" lathe - Input?

    More pictures.
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    My "new" lathe - Input?

    This lathe was pulled out of a barn up the road that is being restored and was earmarked for metal scrap. I am not a machinist and have no idea how to actually use this, but it was just too cool to see it go to scrap. Therefore, it is now in my garage with me wondering what I'll end up doing with it. (My wife still loves me.) To my uneducated eyes, it appears to be all there - including the books which were in a drawer with a number of other goodies. I see that it is a South Bend Lathe Works lathe that, incidently, could be purchased for $94.00, or just $24 down and monthly payments of $7, from the Osborne & Sexton Machinery Company of Columbus, Ohio. Any comments or information? I'd love just to clean it up and get it running, but I have no idea if there is any kind of a market for this sort of thing.
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    The next generation and keeping it in the family

    Here are my daughter and my wife clowing for the camera. My daughter enjoys the fun of the old stuff I have and tolerates her dad, but I don't see her getting any more involved.
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    What is the story on this one..

    Change those taillights to headlights and you could easily drive backwards.
  12. Film on the 1939 meet: folks driving, testing, gaming, getting dirty, and generally enjoying themselves! Not to mention the period costumes and the well-dressed spectators. Loved it.
  13. WOW. That original building sure had more class/pizzazz/personality than what it became!
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    More Australian Cars

    I agree with Vintman - too many pictures in one thread to keep them easily separated - especially for us novices.
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    Truck on imcdb

    Maybe just swerving to miss the truck that pulled out in front of it. Pretty standard stuff in chase scenes.