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  1. I'm wondering whether a person (I'm a member of AACA) can visit the Saratoga Nationals without bringing a car perhaps on Saturday & Sunday. I did look at the Saratoga Auto Museum website and didn't see anything about general admission and there was no mention in the brochure. Can anyone shed any light on this for me. This would be my first visit to a national event. Thanks. Wes in VT
  2. Do they have to be blue? There are several offered on eBay. Wes in VT
  3. Here's a picture of my 1940 LaSalle, Model 52-29, Convertible Sedan. #51 of 75 of this body style. 1940 was the final year of production for the LaSalle that was first offered in 1927. This car line was part of the Companion Makes series of brands GM utilized to fill perceived pricing gaps in their vehicle offerings as dictated by Alfred Sloan's "A Car for Every Purse and Purpose" marketing strategy in the mid 1920s. In 1940, LaSalle offered two series, Model 50 & Model 52. The Model 52 was based on the C Body platform, also known as the Torpedo style, shared with other large GM cars. Wes in VT
  4. Here's my contribution to this virtual show. My wife, Nelli is wearing her outfit that won her 1st Prize in the Best Period Attire Contest at the Waterbury, VT VAE Antique Car Show in 2018. It doesn't show in this photo but she was holding a Wendell Willkie for President Handkerchief during the judging. Wes in VT.
  5. An new, fully committed, member of the Manual Gearbox Destruction Society..
  6. Thanks John, I guess I missed the part about the engine getting changed in the '70s. Feel free to attach any label you choose: treasure, restomod, your call. Like I said earlier, it's only my opinion that this car is something special, if you feel otherwise you're welcome to do so.
  7. Just last week while I was at my local parts store to pick up a couple of brass fittings for the vacuum advance pipe on my '40 Lasalle there was another fellow in the store trying to find some parts for a 1954 Cadillac 331 engine. As usual, the guy behind the counter was asking him for the model of the car he was working on so he could go through the menu in his software. It turns out he was a bit surprised when he heard the answer. The man said the engine is in a 1940 Lincoln Continental. There was a bit of conversation from the counter man as he was trying to figure out how to look up whatever this guy was looking for, I didn't hear that part but they eventually figured it out since there weren't that many models to choose from. After that was resolved I wandered over to talk to this fellow and share a photo of my Lasalle thinking we had something in common and it's always nice to bump into antique car owners; where I live here in VT is not at all like where Kaiser31 lives where he's always tripping over old and interesting cars every time he goes out his door. Turns out, in my opinion, this '40 Continental is actually a pretty special car. It's not strictly stock by any means but it does have an interesting history. He told me it was something that his father had purchased a while ago and he's now the owner. The car was modified by Brooks Stevens https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_Stevens back in the day for the original owner, George Holley. Here's a link to see the car and a bit more info: https://www.holley.com/garage/view/7914-1940-lincoln-zephyr/ The current owner says he's in the middle of having the engine & transmission rebuilt and the paint was refreshed several years ago. I was gobsmacked to say the least. To discover the presence of a one of one car here in VT with interesting provenance and then to learn it has been a somewhat local car driven around the Lake Placid, NY area for most of its life. Makes me wonder what other treasures are stored away out there that don't show up at the local Cars & Coffee or the few shows we have here.
  8. One thing I discovered when making that change was you're going to need REALLY good grounds for the bulbs. Any hint of corrosion in the sockets or poor connections to ground will result in lack of function. Good luck. Wes in VT.
  9. Pretty sure that's not Skyhawk. Probably Skylark. Wes in VT
  10. Looks like it sold already. https://www.essexmotorsport.com/cars-for-sale Wes in VT
  11. John, You might check on the CLC Forum for this info. There's quite a few people with this issue and I'm sure someone is making repops of these. Wes in VT
  12. Good Catch, Broker-len. This particular scam has been around for a while now. Sometimes it's groceries, sometimes it's a FedEx package. Your friend's email was found somewhere and is being spoofed by the bad guys. This can happen when folks have their email addresses posted on a website for the whole world to see. Thanks for the warning. Wes in VT
  13. I'm thinking that would be an awesome ice fishing shanty. Wes in VT
  14. Have you tried to Google it?
  15. John, Check out https://www.searchtempest.com/ If you use the suggestions from the support pages you can fine tune your searches https://support.searchtempest.com/hc/en-us/articles/205166977-Advanced-Keywords I've had mixed results so it's a roll of the dice regarding the accuracy of your searches. Wes in VT
  16. These guys are using "vintage" buses with modern chassis. https://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/connect/yellowstone-hot-spot/the-coolest-way-to-tour-yellowstone/ Here's more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Jammers Wes in VT
  17. There's a discussion about this same website on HAMB. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/car-sales-scams.740752/ General consensus is the site is a scam. As someone already said, nice work if you can get it. Wes in VT
  18. If you need it to be 1 1/2" tall buy a stack of them or get a machine shop to cut one out of a thick piece of the same material.
  19. Will this one work for you? https://www.ebay.com/i/264504402407?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=264504402407&targetid=595076424608&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9003007&poi=&campaignid=6470474296&mkgroupid=76413868734&rlsatarget=aud-412677883135:pla-595076424608&abcId=1140476&merchantid=7947404&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9IeL4tWh5gIVCYeGCh1BhQoTEAQYASABEgLA5PD_BwE Wes in VT
  20. Are you a member of the Cadillac Lasalle Club? Or, at least have you looked at their online forum? http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/ They have worldwide membership so I'll bet one of those guys will be able to help you. Good luck! Wes in VT
  21. Again, It's my opinion eBay is not the best venue for these parts. I looked the Completed Listings and saw only one crankshaft that closed with bids lately and that one had a starting bid of $20, 12 bids later closed at $104.49 with flat rate shipping of $25. The sale didn't complete because it was relisted several more times with the same starting bid and closed with no bids. It's active now if you go look. A lot of Model A parts offered have a shipping cost associated with the listing and those don't seem to be at a competitive disadvantage to the items with free shipping. Your Question "Don't know why shipping items or objects is so expensive these days?" My opinion is this. Retail shipping is high to make up for the discounts the volume sellers (Amazon is one example) get so the little guy who isn't shipping millions of boxes has to pay the difference. It becomes very obvious as other people have pointed out. Open an account with Fedup or UPS and you'll see a discount from retail just for that one step. Start shipping a huge number of boxes and you can tell the shipper what you'll pay. Good luck, Wes in VT
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