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  1. And yet you talked about hot rods and their builders, which is what I replied to. Other than that, I don't disagree with the following:
  2. I like pretty much all cars, whether rodded or restored. Although the resulting car differs, building a hot rod can be a pursuit of perfection per your definition, just like a restoration can be. I realize the focus of this forum is restoration, but you brought up hot rods, implying their builders cannot be perfectionists. My point is that is untrue. As to rules, there is one - that the hot rod be safe, something the NSRA vigorously promotes.
  3. OK, give him the bucks and let him find or order it.
  4. Infection perfection? Perfection infection? Perfection is a dimension of OCD, so maybe it really is an infection.
  5. Hot rodders may not be purists but according to your above definition, many are perfectionists.
  6. My brother-in-law called my late-30s coupe a Model T - worse, my nephew called it a Volkswagen! Most people aren't old car folks so I don't get upset when they ask naive questions. I just try to answer honestly and correct their misapprehensions. My truthful answer to what it's worth is, "Whatever you'll pay and I'll accept - make me an offer." Usually they don't.
  7. Yup. A guy who used to work for my Dad won a car in a local lottery and had to refuse it - he was a paycheck-to-paycheck sort and couldn't afford the tax on it.
  8. Just to clarify, the article says $250K in cash plus a Corvette up to $107K and, if less than that, winner keeps the difference in cash. Georgia's mistake was in not buying a Corvette before the lottery and awarding that car plus the cash. I find it hard to believe they can't find one now. But if so, it seems an equitable settlement would be to award $357K (the total value of the prize) in cash and let the winner do whatever he wants with it.
  9. The moral of the story is only restore cars that use all flat glass. 🤣
  10. "Cheaper and better" and "cheaper and faster" would seem to be oxymorons.
  11. I confess to knowing pretty much zip about Hudsons, but might that be an aftermarket replacement? Seems odd it would be just a plain triangle without name, crest, etc unless it was to avoid patent infringement with a knockoff.
  12. Back on topic, "the one that got away" wasn't a car, but an engine - a NOS 53 Merc flathead, what's now called a crate engine. It was complete with a McCulloch centrifugal supercharger, used but not much. Guy bought it intending to build a racer that he never got around to. He wanted $400 for the works. This was in the early-70s so not a screaming bargain, but a reasonable price. But I was a poor college student and really didn't have a need for it at the time.
  13. Not me - mine's not an ex but I'm keeping her. I'm the original owner and I've always tried to take care of her. Some parts may need replaced and some of the accessories may no longer work. She's sometimes hard to start but she runs (well, walks) good and is fairly economical. And she's AACA-eligible three times over!
  14. Vega and Pinto are the only cars in the >15-years-old OP I have experienced. The Vega didn't like to start in cold weather and cracked the head once (fixed under warranty). Otherwise, it was a decent little economy car. I never owned a Pinto although family members did. They also were decent little economy cars, course they never got rear-ended. 🤣
  15. I remember reading an interview of Robert Stack - he said they started showing the cars more on The Untouchables because of all the requests from old car guys.
  16. Wow, whole lotta cynicism in this thread! Posters are posting based on years of experience that the buyer apparently doesn't have. So I think calling him stupid, idiotic, moronic, whatever is unfair. He sounds like a newbie who thinks an old car daily driver would be cool, but doesn't understand the limitations outlined in the OP. I suspect his experience has been only with modern cars capable of coping with those limitations. So I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and just call him naive. Granted, he didn't do due diligence, but one has to know at least enough to know what questions
  17. I had a Fiero with a compact spare under the hood. But the road wheel wouldn't fit there - had to haul it in the trunk which was just big enough for it. We drove the car on vacation with the trunk (and every other available space) crammed with luggage. Fortunately, we never had a flat - would've been screwed if we did because the stuff we had in the trunk wouldn't fit in the spare tire space.
  18. Before I retired, I had a hot rod coupe as my daily driver. My boss asked what I got out of driving such a car. I told him that after a stressful day at work, I'd put on my black leather jacket, hop in the coupe, and I was back in high school when my only worry was getting my next date. 😁
  19. x2, especially the Olds - I think it's because it doesn't stick out as far as the others.
  20. I missed the pun before - International truck for an international spy. 😁 Out of curiosity, I googled for the ad - amazing how many manure spreaders are for sale in VA. Should have known - my brother-in-law lives there and he's definitely a BS spreader. 🤣 Anyway, here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1785608554924800/
  21. Interesting - I've seen tractor-drawn manure spreaders but not one mounted on a truck. Bet you'd have the only one at the show, but I don't think throwing poop at your pursuers would be quite as effective as rockets.
  22. Pretty neat in a kinda morbid way - presumably it would have followed a separate hearse. Probably driver and undertaker assistant(s) in first high seat and mourners in second - even though those seats have steps, I bet getting into them without a stepladder is fun. I think it's way too ornate for 1740 - I'd guess Victorian, maybe even Edwardian.
  23. Model A Ford horn screen has slight dome and edge bent at about 90* angle - not sure of diameter. Dunno if they come in stainless but might be able to get appearance close with paint. Repros are cheap and readily available - Mr Google can tell you where.
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