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  1. My post was in reply to Hudsy's question whether the engine was installed straight. It wasn't a comment on the suitability of the swap, but you knew that or should have. OK, "looks STRAIGHT in this pic" - happy now? 🙄
  2. The odd photo angle makes it look crooked but I think it's straight - looks a little better in this pic:
  3. Dunno if my list has changed but here it is in chronological (not necessarily preferential) order: 1930 Ford Town Car (only a handful made - different than the 1929 which also is rare) 1931 Ford Travelers Wagon (less than a dozen made and no known survivors - there are a few reproductions) 1937 DeSoto Coupe and/or Convertible 1948 Dodge Business Coupe 1966 Ford/Shelby Mustang 350GT-H 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger 500 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 1990 Mercury Cougar XR7 Any 1928 -1948 Ford Coupe, Convertible, Pickup, Delivery, and/or Heavy Commercial (some of which are rare) Yeah, I cheated on the DeSoto and the 10th one. 😁
  4. I've seen quite a few trailers made from pickups - just cut the box off behind the cab, weld up a hitch and you're good to go. Some even had racks, although usually not as elaborate as the OP - that one looks well-built.
  5. WEBER CARBURETOR FOR SHAY MODEL A Listed for Shay but those cars use 2.3L. More than you want to spend but does include air cleaner and linkage - the Shay guys like it. I didn't search the site but they may sell just the carb for less. Probably more than you ever wanted to know about 2.3L here: Fords 2.0/2.3/2.5 litre engine family guide and here: Ford 2.3L Performance
  6. Hmmm - venetian blinds, drive-in movie dates, and seat that reclines into a bed. Is there more to the story? 🤣
  7. The funeral home my family used had small flags with magnetic bases. When mourners arrived, one of the home's staff asked if they would be joining the procession. If so, they were directed to park in line behind the hearse. During the service, a staff member would go down the line and stick a flag on each car's fender. During the graveside service, he/she would again go down the line collecting the flags. It was a rural community so some of the burials were in family or church cemeteries some distance from the home. Don't recall them using purple lights but in those cases, the sheriff sometimes provided a squad car escort with its lights going - think that was mostly a safety measure for the procession traveling the highway outside town.
  8. Nah, get your coffee at McDonald's, then you can sue them for millions. 🤣
  9. Are you implying equivalence? I guess they both are geezers. 🤣
  10. I remember a TV show (60 Minutes, I think) that showed her not so long ago tearing across the Scottish moor in her Range Rover. 😁 That would explain the left-hand drive. Looks like Charles has the pedal to the metal and Camilla is waving with one hand while holding on for dear life with the other. 🤣
  11. Model A has a spark arrestor under the gas cap: although it may have been discarded in the last 90 years. Dunno if it's true but supposedly salesmen would allay customers' fear by removing the cap and striking a match over the opening - the result was a blue flame but no explosion.
  12. Dunno. My "38 Special" wasn't a gun, it was a cassette tape by these guys: At least it was appropriate as the car was a 1938. 😉
  13. Not belittling Anthony Schmidt but I don't think he's the same as the person whose link I posted. From some of the descriptions of that Anthony's cars, I believe he is an adult living in the Netherlands. He builds as well as photographs his cars and dioramas.
  14. My first new car had white letters but there was no choice of brand, you took whatever the factory put on. Course I was real proud of the car and took it to show off to my Dad. He was supportive but he hated Firestone tires, a grudge from a long-ago dispute with a dealer. He took one look at those screamingly obvious white letters and said, "Why'd you get those damn Firestones?" 🤣
  15. Bumblebees and wasps...alive and ANGRY! 😲 I did find a 38 Special (the band, not the gun) tape in one car - a hot rod with a cassette deck. And a handwritten bill of sale in another for what the guy I bought it from paid the year before - less than I did. 😒
  16. Yes, they are - some authenticity mistakes but the guy's craftsmanship is admirable even if one isn't a modeler. And be sure to check out the Ford garage under "Dioramas" - the detail is fantastic.
  17. The body obviously is a fiberglass replica of a 26-27 Ford roadster. I suspect the name comes from the engine. The description says it's an "Iron Duke" which was developed by Pontiac. It ended up in Buicks and all GM marques except Cadillac, as well as AMC. Course the Buick badge on the radiator shell further confuses the issue. I suppose it is whatever it's titled as. It's a cool little hot rod. I like both hot rods and antiques. In any case, no Buicks or Fords were harmed in the building of this one.
  18. Apologies if this site has been posted before - I just ran across it: Anthony's Model Cars Some pretty awesome models and dioramas, e.g.,
  19. Hey now, Florida has hills, even some mountains: https://peakvisor.com/adm/florida.html They're just not very tall. 🤣 What I mean is a film may be made in Florida, or it may be portrayed in the movie regardless where it was filmed. The location portrayed may be integral to the story or just incidental. Actually, "Live by Night" wasn't filmed in Florida but its portrayal is an integral part of the movie.
  20. True: Films set in Florida What I find interesting about "Live by Night", it's not just set in Florida, the story is about Florida (or at least 20s-30s gangsterism therein).
  21. I hear ya. OTOH, they were just old (not antique) cars in 1932. What really makes me sad is a new movie in which antique cars are destroyed. But I guess they can't all be saved.
  22. "Live by Night" - apologies if it's already been mentioned. Pretty good gangster movie - interesting that it's set in Florida rather than the usual Chicago or New York. Anyway, lots of nice 20s-30s cars of various marques (warning: they wrecked three Model A sedans). The usual gangster movie violence, bad language and a little not-very-explicit sex.
  23. Only 10,000 fruitcakes? Slackers! Even an eight-year-old Girl Scout can sell 32K+ boxes of cookies! 🤣 Girl Scout Sells 32,484 Boxes of Cookies
  24. Yep, an old Dodge flathead 6 will power anything! 😁
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