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About J.H.Boland

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  • Birthday 07/19/1948

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  1. J.H.Boland

    Shipping/Postage costs

    You think you have it bad. Try bringing something over the border. I bought a pair of cowl lamps from a fellow in California for ,as I recall,about $75 US. The shipping fee was about $25. Our Canadian dollar is about 75 cents on the US greenback. The parcel arrived by UPS and I was informed by the driver that I owed UPS $85 in brokerage fees ! The cowl lamps still had to be restored. Katching katching ! USPS is the way to go for smaller items,assuming Canada Post isn't on strike. Larger parcels I have delivered to my nearest border point (Port Huron,MI) and pick them up there personally.
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    What might this be ?

    Or listening device to detect engine noises ?
  3. J.H.Boland

    What have you ploughed up

    Back in the sixties, my brother and I tobogganed down a steep hill near us. We had to avoid one area because it was strewn with Model T truck parts. They were never removed and lie buried under the dredgings of the cleaned out stream at the base of the hill. A metal detector would go wild down there. Not buried but submerged. A friend was told about a car chassis that had been pushed down a hill into the river. He checked it out and retrieved it. Turned out to be about a 1929 Stutz. The differential gears were still serviceable after all those years in the water.
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    christmas cards

    My wife and I sent this one a year ago. We had a professional photo shoot in September (80 degrees F).Our photographer used photo shop to create the snow.
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    GM Oshawa Plant in Canada to Close

    Yep,and our butts are getting bigger too !
  6. J.H.Boland

    1933 Frontenac $5900

    If you read the attachment above on Dominion Motors , you will see that Reo cars for the Canadian market were assembled at the same plant. The bodies may have been supplied by Hayes for both cars.
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    1933 Frontenac $5900

    They don't get much simpler.
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    1933 Frontenac $5900

    It's powered by a Continental 6 cylinder L-head. Apparently these cars were built at Leaside,Ontario from 1931 to 1933. They were built by DeVaux and then taken over by Continental Motors.
  9. J.H.Boland

    In the 1930's could you Parallel Park ? ?

    I wouldn't want to try to parallel park my '29 McLaughlin-Buick. That big 309 cu.in. engine sitting in front makes even parking it in it's corner of the garage a challenge !
  10. J.H.Boland

    Remembering our Veterans

    This was my dad in 1946.He was a flight-sergeant in the RAF, serving as a mid-upper gunner on a Lancaster bomber. Came home with a DFM (Distinguished Flying Medal).
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    Found this photo of my dad with his 1930 Buick taken in 1946. He didn't keep it long.Couldn't afford the fuel and oil expenses !
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    Hope that big Ford pickup never lost sight of him !
  13. I use show signs with my cars. Saves answering a lot of questions, not that I mind when someone shows a real interest. Also occasionally use props ,like a (airsoft) tommy gun and fedora hat with my '29 McLaughlin-Buick.
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    Early REO Emblem

    Drago made (makes ?) flag license toppers for just about every country there is. This Canada flag dates from 1922 to 1956.The lady torso on the harp still has breasts.After 1956,she had a mastectomy. Prime Minister Diefenbaker thought a topless lady had no place on the flag,apparently.
  15. My bad. My eyes seem to focus better after my first cup of java ! The engine photo clearly shows 8 plug wires. Jim