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  1. OTOH, some aren't so conscientious about pulling their ad or at least marking it sold.
  2. Model A Ford parts vendors sell a hook wrench for adjusting the water pump packing nut. It's only a couple bucks but it might not be big/heavy enough for your valve cages.
  3. Yup, same for bank accounts or anything jointly owned. "OR" definitely simplifies inheritance. Course in the event of a divorce or other falling-out, the partner getting there second is screwed.
  4. Wow, that sucks! I was just being facetious about dying in the meantime. When my Dad passed, we sold his truck, which had no great value. We provided the buyer a copy of the death certificate and AFAIK, he had no trouble titling the truck.
  5. I didn't reply when I read your OP yesterday, but I thought the handle looks MoPar-ish. Like you, I've only seen pinned ones. Maybe the screw-on is unique to Power Wagon and/or Campbell? Is the shaft threaded or drilled/tapped? I suspect the latter as the hole in the handle looks chamfered. Anyway, your plan to modify the shaft for pinned handles may be the best option.
  6. Our cars also are titled in my wife's and my names. One time the dealer and/or the state screwed up and the title came in just my name. Wife questioned that but I managed to convince her it wasn't my doing. Corrected it a couple years later when we moved to another state and re-titled the car. Dunno whether that makes it one-owner or two-owner. Anyway, good thing for her I didn't die in the meantime. 🤣
  7. Can't say for sure in this case but often the problem is weak or broken spring and/or lack of lube. You likely will have to disassemble the latch, etc to diagnose and fix.
  8. I always learn something from reading the forum, today it was a new word. 😉
  9. Did not know that - definitely appropriate for such an award.
  10. Off-topic but I noticed the old Selectric in the fifth picture. Those were common when I first started work many moons ago - great old machines and pretty much bulletproof.
  11. I was going to buy a new car this year, then the plague hit. Probably could get a great deal because of it but I have high risk factors so shopping isn't a good idea. Yeah, I know you can buy online and they'll deliver. But that still risks exposure and I won't buy without driving/dickering first, even if it does have a money-back guarantee. Oh well, my 15-year-old pickup only has 83K miles and is still in good shape - it'll just have to last.
  12. Off-topic but are the "quarter windows" in the panel original or a later addition?
  13. Mickey Mouse's nephews are Mortimer and Ferdinand - Morty and Ferdy for short. A Ford sometimes is called Ferdy. Floating Bull - Lamborghini?
  14. That's one reason - there are others. Longest we've had was 40 years - two-tone green with black fenders and brown interior (all correct colors) but it may not count as it wasn't those colors when we started.
  15. Yeah, I got that. But yours isn't the only pinstriped rat, so the question remains.
  16. Yes, paint can expensive although some do an inexpensive brush (usually roller) job. It's labor intensive but the results can be pretty good - maybe not show quality but at least presentable for a driver. Anyway, if a rat rod should have a paint-less, rusty finish, why pinstripe it? Maybe I "just don't get it" but that seems to be a contradiction - or maybe that's what a rat is supposed to be.
  17. I'm no purist but I dislike most (not all) rat rods - that's what I meant by not OK. That's just my taste/opinion but I have a right to it and I'm not going to conceal it. That said, one's car is his/hers and they also have a right to do with it as they please. I may grit my teeth when they do it and I may express a negative opinion when they're done but that doesn't mean they can't do it. The only qualification is that the end result be built to be safe.
  18. They had a fire in 2017 that damaged/destroyed about 150 cars and the building they were in. The next year, they had a tornado that damaged/destroyed 100 cars, destroyed two buildings and damaged two others. I have no experience with them and I suppose every dealer gets complaints. These links are at least a decade old but FWIW:
  19. Well, I only said flat black is OK on rat rods - I didn't say rat rods are OK. 😉
  20. I really don't have a favorite color although I am somewhat partial to red. I've owned cars that were green, red, yellow, orange, silver, white, gold or black. The only one I'd never have again is black - too high maintenance. It shows every flaw - nothing looks better when it's clean or worse when it's dirty (and it always is 🤣). My current ride is a dark green/gray interior pickup.
  21. It started with guys building "traditional" hot rods. The theory was 50s rodders spent all their money on mechanicals and so could afford only primer, not paint - not sure that's true but whatever. The counterculture rat rodders adopted it as part of their protest against "shiny stuff." I've seen a few flat red and flat gray but most are black. I didn't like it at first but it's kinda grown on me. It's OK on something like a rat rod (and I hate most of those) or a fenderless 32 Ford roadster. But the problem is everybody started painting everything flat black.
  22. I bought a new 71 Cutlass that was "Bittersweet" (sort of orange-y) with black interior. Mine wasn't a convertible but here's the color: It never occurred to me until I read your post but orange and black were my high school colors.
  23. Nowadays they're often displayed on a board of some sort. Some shows have them made on magnetic tape like refrigerator magnets. Those are nice because you can put them on your dash and take them off without damage (assuming your dash is metal of course).